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ENGLISH SAMPLE PAPER FOR NIFT ENTRANCE

Desizn Circle

  1. Write the meaning of the following idioms and phrases                                      20 marks
  2. To bid fair
  3. A Yeoman’s service
  4. Not worth his salt
  5. A man of straw
  6. Through the nose
  7. At sea
  8. To grease the palm of
  9. To have a finger in the pie
  10. To set Thames on fire
  11. To burn the candle at both ends
  12. To take to task
  13. To bury the hatchet
  14. To call in question
  15. To eat a humble pie
  16. A big gun
  17. A mare’s nest
  18. Neck or nothing
  19. To speak volumes of
  20. At issue
  21. To cut a sorry figure
  22. Fill in the blank with the right collective noun                                                                           5 marks
  23. ____________of fish
  24. ____________of books
  25. ____________of lions
  26. ____________of corn
  27. ____________of cows
  28. ____________of angry people
  29. ____________of bees
  30. ____________of flats
  31. ____________of nomads
  32. ____________of papers
  33. Fill in the blank with the appropriate preposition.                                                  10 marks
  34. Assurance _____
  35. Drenched _____
  36. Exemption _____
  37. Dispense _____
  38. Entitled _____
  39. Analogous _____
  40. Past master _____
  41. Comment _____
  42. trample_____
  43. destitute _____
  44. Underline the right synonyms.                                                                                         50 marks
    1. Mundance: inconsequential/ criminal/ wordly/foolish
    2.  Felicity : happiness/ zeal/excitement/expertise
    3. Turgid: swollen/fomented/rotten/bloated
    4. Impecunious: innocent/quarrelsome/having no money/harsh
    5. Façade: basement/floor/front/top
    6. Lampoon: ridicule/praise/expose/defame
    7. Sagacity : maturity/wisdom/purity/calm nature
    8. Penchant : desire/liking/bias/training
    9. Temerity : audacity/sincerity/confidence/strength
    10. Escalate : rise/get up/scale up/vigilant
    11. Defunct : active/not repairable/dead/extinct
    12. Uncanny : unmistaken/different/strange/redundant
    13. Smear : mark/encourage/avoid/smudge
    14. Jeopardy : enmity/danger/adventure/magic
    15. Pettifogging: lenient/stable/strong/unimportant
    16. Hedious : secret/loathsome/disliked/hidden
    17. Largesse : splendid/liberal/bribe/extravagant
    18. Morose : serious/gloomy/stern/stupid
    19. Truculent : servile/trashy/ferocious/juicy
    20. Hoard : destroy/hide/store/divide
    21. Eradicate : complicate/eliminate/dedicate/indicate
    22. Convivial : jovial/solitary/crowded/aloof
    23. Juvenile : tedious/humorous/pious/childish
    24. Whirl : reap/turn/agitate/weep
    25. Emphasize : suggest/stress/plead/force
    26. Surfeit : confiscate/satiate/pass/delegate
    27. Bowdlerize : censor/dictate/persuade/confuse
    28. Ludicrous : strange/clear/absurd/ dismal
    29. Impetuous : rash/violent/brutal/stubborn
    30. Belittle : diminish/disparage/scoff/mock
    31. Preen : groom/redeem/ponder/think
    32. Stringent : strained/shrill/dry/rigorous
    33. Muffle : soften/rough/disturb/wrap
    34. Inexplicable: unconnected/unaccountable/chaotic/confusing
    35. Sloppy : drunk/careless/tired/untrustworthy
    36. Abstain : resist/assist/refrain/attain
    37. Truncate : cancer/cut off/end swiftly/act cruelly
    38. Ersatz : inferior/imitation/genuine/original
    39. Abash : refuse/amaze/embarrass/squash
    40. Moot : invisible/obsequious/unexpected/controversial
    41. Plush : comfortable/luxurious/tasty/delicious
    42. Gripe : journey/complaint/resentment/satisfaction
    43. Procure : obtain/endanger/rescue/give up
    44. Paramount: prestigious/supreme/valuable/urgent
    45. Commensurate : appropriate/beginning/proportionate/start
    46. Vigilant : smart/watchful/ambitious/intelligent
    47. Meticulous : reserved/very careful/haughty/indifferent
    48. Gaby : simpleton/innocent/honest/handsome
    49. Munificence : misery/generosity/stinginess/tactfulness
    50. Euphoria : intense indignation/utter depression/great disorder/pleasant excitement
  45. Underline the right antonyms                                                                                           50 marks
    1. Gratuity : annuity/stipend/discount/wages
    2. Nadir : progress/zenith/liberty/modernity
    3. Goblin : angel/hermit/traveler/pilot
    4. Bashful : confident/daring/upright/boastful
    5. Antipathy : obedience/fondness/agreement/admiration
    6. Sanctify : dedicate/mess up/pollute/venerate
    7. Benign : sinister/gracious/novel/human
    8. Virulent: hostile/harmless/malignant/vicious
    9. Redolent :pesticide/sticky/yellowish/stinking
    10. Provocation : pacification/destruction/peace/vocation
    11. Disdain : depreciate/admiration/penitence/contempt
    12. Churlish : accommodating/polite/helpful/happy
    13. Debacle: regain/rise/progress/movement
    14. Uncouth: crude/courteous/awkward/refined
    15. Denounce: defend/fight/gather/rally
    16. Vilify: commend/admonish/pray/worship
    17. Capacious: changeable/caring/limited/foolish
    18. Haggard: healthy/robust/animated/hearty
    19. Astute: cowardly /foolish/wicked/impolite
    20. Panic: serenity/alarm/punctual/indifferent
    21. Glib: unwilling/dumb/hesitant/modest
    22. Banish: abandon/intrude/drop/harbor
    23. Illusory: imaginary/real/certain/deceptive
    24. Culminate: abort/frustrate/fall/defeat
    25. Frail: vigorous/weak/strong/sturdy
    26. Convene: cancel/adjourn/dissolve/postpone
    27. Intransigent: ever ready/flexible/faithful/obedient
    28. Vie: guard/yield/maintain/discover
    29. Skeptical: inquisitive/hopeful/inductive/intuitive
    30. Derogatory: immediate/roguish/praising/opinionated
    31. Balmy: hard/mild/genuine/fragrant
    32. Putrid: sweet//sour/fresh/fragrant
    33. Ratified: set aside/destroyed/unsettled/annulled
    34. Destitute: greedy/rich/noble/extraordinary
    35. Transient: sinful/permanent/unnatural/joyful
    36. Acrimonious: informal/cooperative/sympathetic/charitable
    37. Abrupt: gradual/sharp/rough/hurried
    38. Lofty: puny/humble/insignificant/casual
    39. Dearth: abundance/extravagance/scarcity/sufficiency
    40. Humane: uncompromising/unsympathetic/uncultured/uncivilized
    41. Unanimous: uncertain/partial/divergent/discordant
    42. Hypothesis: conclusion/fact/theory/experiment
    43. Shrewd : foolish/intelligent/boisterous/aggressive
    44. Obsolete: permanent/renovated/ancient/recent
    45. Purge: promote/rehabilitate/increase/encourage
    46. Fanaticism : kindness/violence/reason/passivity
    47. Niggard : miserly/generous/extravagant/avaricious
    48. Delectable: nice/unsavory/tasty/heavy
    49. Conciliation: confrontation/non-cooperation/disrupt/irritation
    50. Radical : uncompromising/basic/superficial/thorough
  46. Vocabulary test                                                                                                                        40 marks

Underline either the synonym or antonym of the given words.

  1. Grandiose: proud/heavy/clumsy/simple
  2. Soporific: lethargic/soothing/merry/impressive
  3. Virtuous: vulgar/vicious/insincere/miserly
  4. Dissolute: repulsive/distant/honest/immoral
  5. Slothful : ignorant/lazy/stubborn/fat
  6. Dainty: coarse/obedient/delectable/graceful
  7. Brazen: modest/shameless/quick/pleasant
  8. Vivacious: bright/languid/strong
  9. Knack: disharmony/skill/clumsiness/inferiority
  10. Meddle: disregard/interfere/overlook/free
  11. Affinity: antipathy/apathy/empathy/sympathy
  12. Unscrupulous: superfluous/single minded/dedicated/conscientious
  13. Debacle: regain/rise/progress/movement
  14. Sub Rosa: fresh/intoxicating/open/repulsive
  15. Scuttle: pollute/sabotage/shout/succeed
  16. Cardinal: minor/vital/insignificant/avoidable
  17. Slake: erase/quench/rub/sharpen
  18. Agile: brisk/sluggish/feeble/emaciated
  19. Cozen: ridicule/convince/cheat/flatter
  20. Schism: split/revolt/conspiracy/ritualism
  21. Progressive: abhorrent/obstructive/retrograde/regressive
  22. Sycophant : suppliant/follower/flatterer/admirer
  23. Inimical: friendly/neutral/cheerful/emotional
  24. Perdition: excitement/salvation/reward/inspiration
  25. Languish: condemn/console/decline/condone
  26. Fiasco: hope/failure/success/strength
  27. Cynical: mature/naïve/eccentric/crazy
  28. Pernicious: beneficial/ruinous/discordant/prolonged
  29. Erudite: strong/precious/learned/courteous
  30. Agile: brisk/feeble/sluggish/emaciated
  31. Terse: local/holy/compact/shrewd
  32. Evince: display/hide/develop/take
  33. Vehemently: devoutly/hysterically/forcefully/serenely
  34. Superfluous: needless/superior/essential/expensive
  35. Propagated: dissipated/suppressed/disseminated/countered
  36. Venerated: humiliated/teased/respected/let go
  37. Camouflage: project/hide/misrepresent/reveal
  38. Crass: gross/refined/coarse/dense
  39. Obliterate: decline/slow down/blot out/block up
  40. Grotesque: imaginary/familiar/hateful/natural
  41. Fill in the blank:                                                                                                                       5 marks
    1. He was born __ Bardoli, in Gujarat.
    2. In this way you can kill two birds __ one stone.
    3. The title of “Padamshree” was conferred __ him.
    4. He was a killed __ the robber __ with a sword.
    5. He confided all his secrets __ me.
    6. Is he ignorant __ this fact?
    7. Let us wait __ him.
    8. Please refer __ your earlier letter.
    9. This pen differs __that pen __ many respect.
    10. The train has unfortunately met __an accident.
  42. Correct the sentences (if no error put a tick mark)                                                   20  marks
    1. The nationwide survey has brought up a interesting finding regarding the infant mortality rate in the India.
    2. These facts make it very clear that he had a hand in murder.
    3. This is a boy who I think had won the gold medal.
    4. He is taller than me.
    5. This watch is superior and more expensive than that.
    6. He knows very well what is expected from him.
    7. I must start from down to reach station in time.
    8. A man who always connives on the faults of his children is their worst enemy.
    9. The captain and his wife were invited to lunch at my home.
    10. He has been working at the problem from a long time but is still not able to solve it.
    11. My answer is different with yours.
    12. Management did not select him as he was not eligible for the past.
    13. On entering the room she was found hanging from the ceiling fan.
    14. Please do not forget to send me an express telegram on my address when you reach Canada.
    15. Mr. Smith was accused with murder but the court found him not guilty and aquitted him.
    16. We never buy jam in the shops because my wife makes all our jam from fruit garden and it tastes much better.
    17. Even imperial might of the British could not suppress our desire for freedom.
    18. My book has been missing from yesterday.
    19. And though one did not quite believe his claim one saw no harm in granting him permission.
    20. There has not been any rainfall in this part of country.

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