Dear Students,

Practice is the only key to polish one's preparation and to avoid repeating the mistakes. Either you are preparing for SSC CGL, CHSL, JE or any exam conducted by SSC, English is a very important section. Solving quizzes on daily basis can improve your fluency of understanding this section to the utmost. SSC CGL Tier 2 is is to be held from 17 Feb to 22 Feb 2018. English holding 200 questions in CGL Tier 2 can either make or break your chances of getting your dream job. Today, in this English quiz we are providing Idioms And Phrases Quiz asked in any govt exam. Learning Idioms and Phrases adds up in enhancing your vocabulary. Attempt this quiz and learn effectively  We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-6): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word

(A) Retain
(B) Slough
(C) Abdicate
(D) Cantankerous

(A) Improve
(B) Glabrous
(C) Soften
(D) Worsen

(A) Natural
(B) Odd
(C) Whimsical
(D) Sinful

(a) connected
(b) irrelevant
(c) random
(d) frequent

(a) methodical
(b) crude
(c) deliberate
(d) sparking

(a) parentage
(b) sinking
(c) ascent
(d) calm

Directions (7-11): In the following question, sentences are given with blanks to be filed in with an appropriate word(s). Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the correct alternative out of the four as your answer.

Q7. Mr. Sharma, the critic was __________ enough to praise an author he detested.
(a) magnanimous
(b) loquacious
(c) parsimonious
(d) surreptitious

Q8. The goodwill of its clients is a genuine __________ asset for any business.
(a) redolent
(b) dismissive
(c) intangible
(d) vigilant

Q9. __________ by her children, Radha Devi ultimately agreed to sell the house.
(a) Decimated
(b) Importuned
(c) Interpolated
(d) Designated

Q10. Pretending not to notice the toys in the shop, Aryan the small boy, acted in a __________ manner.
(a) doleful
(b) nonchalant
(c) convincing
(d) ordinary

Q11. Because of his indecisive nature, Mr Bhushan has a reputation for __________.
(a) impartiality
(b) tenacity
(c) prevarication
(d) vacillation

Directions (12-15): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

Q12. A situation that stops an activity from progressing
(a) Bypass
(b) Breach
(c) Bottleneck
(d) Blockhead

Q13. A raised passageway in a building
(a) Walkway
(b) Walkout
(c) Walkabout
(d) Walkover

Q14. A dramatic performance
(a) Masque
(b) Matins
(c) Cosmocrat
(d) Bronco

Q15. Customs and habits of a particular group.
(a) Mores
(b) Mendicant
(c) Reveille
(d) Seer

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