Vocabulary previous years questions (CAT) - Set 0005


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Vocabulary

    Post your solutions as reply to respective questions below.


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    Question 1

    In this context, the ________ of the British labour movement is particularly ________.

    (1) affair, weird

    (2) activity, moving

    (3) experience, significant

    (4) atmosphere, gloomy    (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 2

    Indian intellectuals may boast, if they are so inclined, of being ________ to the most elitist among
    the intellectual ________ of the world.

    (1) subordinate, traditions

    (2) heirs, cliques

    (3) ancestors, societies

    (4) heir, traditions           (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 3

    Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context..

    SPECIOUS: A specious argument is not simply a false one but one that has the ring of truth.

    (1) Deceitful

    (2) Fallacious

    (3) Credible

    (4) Deceptive      (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 4

    Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

    OBVIATE: The new mass transit system may obviate the need for the use of personal cars.

    (1) Prevent

    (2) Forestall

    (3) Preclude

    (4) Bolster    (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 5

    Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

    DISUSE: Some words fall into disuse as technology makes objects obsolete.

    (1) Prevalent

    (2) Discarded

    (3) Obliterated

    (4) Unfashionable    (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 6

    Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

    PARSIMONIOUS: The evidence was constructed from very parsimonious scraps of information.

    (1) Frugal

    (2) Penurious

    (3) Thrifty

    (4) Altruistic    (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 7

    Pick the word from the alternatives given that is most inappropriate in the given context.

    FACETIOUS: When I suggested that war is a method of controlling population, my father remarked that I was being facetious.

    (1) Jovian

    (2) Jovial

    (3) Jocular

    (4) Joking   (CAT 2001)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 8

    Though one eye is kept firmly on the ________, the company now also promotes ________ contemporary art.

    A. present, experimental

    B. future, popular

    C. present, popular

    D. market, popular     (CAT 2000)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 9

    The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on one’s own land, without prior permission from the government. As poor people cannot deal with the government, this legal provision leads to a riproaring business for ________, who care neither for the ________, nor for the trees.

    A. middlemen, rich

    B. the government, poor

    C. touts, rich

    D. touts, poor   (CAT 2000)


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 10

    It will take some time for many South Koreans to ________ the conflicting images of North Korea, let alone to ________ what to make of their northern cousins.

    (1) reconcile, decide

    (2) understand, clarify

    (3) make out, decide

    (4) reconcile, understand   (CAT 2000)


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