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  • 1. Paper I VERBAL SKILLS Choose the correct option for numbers 1-50 and write the letter of your answer on the blank space before each number. _____ 1. Flamboyant means the opposite of _____ 8. Attractive is to repulsive as resume is to (A) lively. (A) suspend. (B) volatile. (B) summarize. (C) dull. (C) read. (D) colourful. (D) continue. (E) dangerous. (E) answer._____ 2. Urbane most nearly means _____ 9. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) city. (A) crimson (B) sophisticated. (B) scarlet (C) simple. (C) azure (D) ordinary. (D) auburn (E) hectic. (E) vermilion_____ 3. Elusive means the opposite of _____ 10. Ram is to ewe as cock is to (A) clear. (A) chicken. (B) ordinary. (B) hen. (C) baffling. (C) chick. (D) deceptive. (D) duck. (E) reasonable. (E) fowl._____ 4. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 11. Obdurate most nearly means (A) petulant (A) stubborn. (B) irritable (B) impolite. (C) sullen (C) certain. (D) moody (D) adaptable. (E) affable (E) confusing._____ 5. Speculate most nearly means _____ 12. Arm is to wrist as leg is to (A) examine. (A) knee. (B) watch. (B) heel. (C) mention. (C) elbow. (D) guess. (D) ankle. (E) conceal. (E) joint._____ 6. Laconic means the opposite of _____ 13. Rebuke means the opposite of (A) verbose. (A) reprimand. (B) terse. (B) agree. (C) busy. (C) whisper. (D) succinct. (D) argue. (E) intelligent. (E) commend._____ 7. Ear is to sound as nose is to _____ 14. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) sniff. (A) fascinating (B) scent. (B) fulfilling (C) sneeze. (C) compelling (D) breathe. (D) interesting (E) air. (E) enthralling 1
  • 2. _____ 15. Ostracize most nearly means _____ 23. Reclusive most nearly means (A) hide. (A) gregarious. (B) exclude. (B) withdrawn. (C) reveal. (C) outgoing. (D) extend. (D) exposed. (E) accept. (E) stretched out._____ 16. Pungent is to odour as shrill is to _____ 24. Teacher is to student as doctor is to (A) sound. (A) nurse. (B) whisper. (B) client. (C) shriek. (C) surgeon. (D) piercing. (D) technician. (E) smell. (E) patient._____ 17. Reticent most nearly means _____ 25. Hammer is to tool as naira is to (A) shiny. (A) kobo. (B) uninhibited. (B) bank. (C) obvious. (C) money. (D) strong. (D) merchant. (E) reserved. (E) price._____ 18. Pernicious most nearly means _____ 26. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) costly. (A) agate (B) poisonous. (B) garnet (C) silly. (C) opal (D) wild. (D) neon (E) appealing. (E) topaz_____ 19. Indulge means the opposite of _____ 27. Irate most nearly means (A) gratify. (A) pleased. (B) expand. (B) angry. (C) frustrate. (C) enthused. (D) remove. (D) bored. (E) lose. (E) envious._____ 20. Sky is to ground as ceiling is to _____ 28. Squalid means the opposite of (A) beam. (A) filthy. (B) roof. (B) stormy. (C) wall. (C) simple. (D) floor. (D) calm. (E) earth. (E) clean._____ 21. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 29. Delude most nearly means (A) amber (A) inform. (B) acacia (B) weaken. (C) jacaranda (C) flood. (D) neem (D) avoid. (E) eucalyptus (E) mislead._____ 22. Harrowing most nearly means _____ 30. Transitory means the opposite of (A) exhausting. (A) mobile. (B) widening. (B) permanent. (C) distressing. (C) fleeting. (D) annoying. (D) traveling. (E) comforting. (E) interesting. 2
  • 3. _____ 31. Docile most nearly means _____ 39. Moribund most nearly means (A) intelligent. (A) uninteresting. (B) tame. (B) sad. (C) dumb. (C) dying (D) boring. (D) ridiculous. (E) disobedient. (E) tired._____ 32. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 40. Glove is to hand as scarf is to (A) arduous (A) shoulder. (B) strenuous (B) neck. (C) enervating (C) arm. (D) scintillating (D) face. (E) tedious (E) waist._____ 33. Lithe most nearly means _____ 41. Flaccid means the opposite of (A) little. (A) taut. (B) thin. (B) repaired. (C) agile. (C) sweet. (D) lazy. (D) fresh. (E) wide. (E) limp._____ 34. Extol most nearly means _____ 42. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) praise. (A) cook (B) extend. (B) fry (C) tell. (C) broil (D) scold. (D) bake (E) pay. (E) baste_____ 35. Eclectic most nearly means _____ 43. Bogus means the opposite of (A) diverse. (A) fake. (B) similar. (B) serious. (C) oval-shaped. (C) clear. (D) stimulating. (D) authentic. (E) odd. (E) silly._____ 36. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 44. Burgeon is to shrink as condone is to (A) ecstatic (A) accept. (B) desultory (B) accuse. (C) euphoric (C) condemn. (D) rapturous (D) commend. (E) exultant (E) ignore._____ 37. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 45. Choir is to sing as band is to (A) venture (A) music. (B) task (B) perform. (C) errand (C) instrument. (D) chore (D) overture. (E) pastime (E) rehearsal._____ 38. Fish is to fin as bird is to _____ 46. Flourish most nearly means (A) feather. (A) plant. (B) scale. (B) thrive. (C) beak. (C) decline. (D) wing. (D) follow. (E) tail. (E) nurture. 3
  • 4. _____ 47. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) dish (B) bowl (C) cup (D) plate (E) ladle_____ 48. Reminisce most nearly means (A) remember. (B) meet. (C) worry. (D) leave behind. (E) regret._____ 49. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) waltz (B) polka (C) minuet (D) tango (E) fugue_____ 50. Nonchalant is the opposite of (A) lazy. (B) quiet. (C) anxious. (D) timid. (E) casual.STOP! 4
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  • 6. Paper II VERBAL SKILLS Choose the correct option for numbers 1-50 and write the letter of your answer on the blank space before each number. _____ 1. Stark means the opposite of _____ 8. Attractive is to repulsive as resume is to (F) lively. (F) suspend. (G) volatile. (G) summarize. (H) dull. (H) read. (I) colourful. (I) continue. (J) dangerous. (J) answer._____ 2. Sully most nearly means _____ 9. Which word does not belong with the others? (F) city. (F) crimson (G) sophisticated. (G) scarlet (H) simple. (H) azure (I) ordinary. (I) auburn (J) hectic. (J) vermilion_____ 3. Elusive means the opposite of _____ 10. Ram is to ewe as cock is to (F) clear. (F) chicken. (G) ordinary. (G) hen. (H) baffling. (H) chick. (I) deceptive. (I) duck. (J) reasonable. (J) fowl._____ 4. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 11. Obdurate most nearly means (F) petulant (F) stubborn. (G) irritable (G) impolite. (H) sullen (H) certain. (I) moody (I) adaptable. (J) affable (J) confusing._____ 5. Speculate most nearly means _____ 12. Arm is to wrist as leg is to (F) examine. (F) knee. (G) watch. (G) heel. (H) mention. (H) elbow. (I) guess. (I) ankle. (J) conceal. (J) joint._____ 6. Laconic means the opposite of _____ 13. Rebuke means the opposite of (F) verbose. (F) reprimand. (G) terse. (G) agree. (H) busy. (H) whisper. (I) succinct. (I) argue. (J) intelligent. (J) commend._____ 7. Ear is to sound as nose is to _____ 14. Which word does not belong with the others? (F) sniff. (F) fascinating (G) scent. (G) fulfilling (H) sneeze. (H) compelling (I) breathe. (I) interesting (J) air. (J) enthralling 6
  • 7. _____ 15. Ostracize most nearly means _____ 23. Reclusive most nearly means (F) hide. (F) gregarious. (G) exclude. (G) withdrawn. (H) reveal. (H) outgoing. (I) extend. (I) exposed. (J) accept. (J) stretched out._____ 16. Pungent is to odour as shrill is to _____ 24. Teacher is to student as doctor is to (F) sound. (F) nurse. (G) whisper. (G) client. (H) shriek. (H) surgeon. (I) piercing. (I) technician. (J) smell. (J) patient._____ 17. Reticent most nearly means _____ 25. Hammer is to tool as naira is to (F) shiny. (F) kobo. (G) uninhibited. (G) bank. (H) obvious. (H) money. (I) strong. (I) merchant. (J) reserved. (J) price._____ 18. Pernicious most nearly means _____ 26. Which word does not belong with the others? (F) costly. (F) agate (G) poisonous. (G) garnet (H) silly. (H) opal (I) wild. (I) neon (J) appealing. (J) topaz_____ 19. Indulge means the opposite of _____ 27. Irate most nearly means (F) gratify. (F) pleased. (G) expand. (G) angry. (H) frustrate. (H) enthused. (I) remove. (I) bored. (J) lose. (J) envious._____ 20. Sky is to ground as ceiling is to _____ 28. Squalid means the opposite of (F) beam. (F) filthy. (G) roof. (G) stormy. (H) wall. (H) simple. (I) floor. (I) calm. (J) earth. (J) clean._____ 21. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 29. Delude most nearly means (F) amber (F) inform. (G) acacia (G) weaken. (H) jacaranda (H) flood. (I) neem (I) avoid. (J) eucalyptus (J) mislead._____ 22. Harrowing most nearly means _____ 30. Transitory means the opposite of (F) exhausting. (F) mobile. (G) widening. (G) permanent. (H) distressing. (H) fleeting. (I) annoying. (I) traveling. (J) comforting. (J) interesting. 7
  • 8. _____ 31. Docile most nearly means _____ 39. Moribund most nearly means (F) intelligent. (F) uninteresting. (G) tame. (G) sad. (H) dumb. (H) dying (I) boring. (I) ridiculous. (J) disobedient. (J) tired._____ 32. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 40. Glove is to hand as scarf is to (F) arduous (F) shoulder. (G) strenuous (G) neck. (H) enervating (H) arm. (I) scintillating (I) face. (J) tedious (J) waist._____ 33. Lithe most nearly means _____ 41. Flaccid means the opposite of (F) little. (F) taut. (G) thin. (G) repaired. (H) agile. (H) sweet. (I) lazy. (I) fresh. (J) wide. (J) limp._____ 34. Extol most nearly means _____ 42. Which word does not belong with the others? (F) praise. (F) cook (G) extend. (G) fry (H) tell. (H) broil (I) scold. (I) bake (J) pay. (J) baste_____ 35. Eclectic most nearly means _____ 43. Bogus means the opposite of (F) diverse. (F) fake. (G) similar. (G) serious. (H) oval-shaped. (H) clear. (I) stimulating. (I) authentic. (J) odd. (J) silly._____ 36. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 44. Burgeon is to shrink as condone is to (F) ecstatic (F) accept. (G) desultory (G) accuse. (H) euphoric (H) condemn. (I) rapturous (I) commend. (J) exultant (J) ignore._____ 37. Which word does not belong with the others? _____ 45. Choir is to sing as band is to (F) venture (F) music. (G) task (G) perform. (H) errand (H) instrument. (I) chore (I) overture. (J) pastime (J) rehearsal._____ 38. Fish is to fin as bird is to _____ 46. Flourish most nearly means (F) feather. (F) plant. (G) scale. (G) thrive. (H) beak. (H) decline. (I) wing. (I) follow. (J) tail. (J) nurture. 8
  • 9. _____ 47. Which word does not belong with the others? (F) dish (G) bowl (H) cup (I) plate (J) ladle_____ 48. Reminisce most nearly means (F) remember. (G) meet. (H) worry. (I) leave behind. (J) regret._____ 49. Which word does not belong with the others? (F) waltz (G) polka (H) minuet (I) tango (J) fugue_____ 50. Nonchalant is the opposite of (F) lazy. (G) quiet. (H) anxious. (I) timid. (J) casual.STOP! 9
  • 10. Paper III VERBAL SKILLS Choose the correct option for numbers 1-60.1. Accelerate means the opposite of (O) edit. (K) stop. (L) slow. 8. Retreat is to advance as timid is to (M) quicken. (K) bold. (N) hasten. (L) shy. (O) halt. (M) meek. (N) attentive.2. Infraction most nearly means (O) fearful. (K) portion. (L) denial. 9. Which word does not belong with the others? (M) design. (K) monkey (N) violation. (L) ape (O) explanation. (M) marmoset (N) sloth3. Initiate means the opposite of (O) gorilla (K) commence. (L) intrude. 10. Net is to fisherman as gun is to (M) begin. (K) bullet. (N) terminate. (L) deer. (O) open. (M) policeman. (N) robber.4. Which word does not belong with the others? (O) hunter. (K) lazy (L) inert 11. Obscure most nearly means (M) idle (K) clear. (N) sluggish (L) vivid. (O) industrious (M) indistinct. (N) revealed.5. Ponder most nearly means (O) strange. (K) consider. (L) sink. 12. Letter is to word as song is to (M) swim. (K) story. (N) come after. (L) note. (O) plunge. (M) music. (N) orchestra.6. Candor means the opposite of (O) rhyme. (K) honesty. (L) honour. 13. Rouse means the opposite of (M) deception. (K) alarm. (N) courage. (L) lull. (O) fear. (M) awaken. (N) annoy.7. Picture is to see as speech is to (O) complain. (K) view. (L) write. 14. Which word does not belong with the others? (M) applaud. (K) difference (N) hear. (L) variation 10
  • 11. (M) similarity (M) required. (N) exception (N) untiring. (O) deviation (O) excessively polite.15. Exorbitant most nearly means 23. Counsel most nearly means (K) expensive. (K) city governing body. (L) absorbent. (L) cash register. (M) beautiful. (M) comfort. (N) rural. (N) committee. (O) luxurious. (O) advice.16. Year is to calendar as hour is to 24. Present is to birthday as reward is to (K) clock. (K) medal. (L) minute. (L) anniversary. (M) diary. (M) accomplishment. (N) decade. (N) crime. (O) month. (O) money.17. Vain most nearly means 25. Team is to league as player is to (K) beautiful. (K) team. (L) conceited. (L) goalkeeper. (M) valiant. (M) tournament. (N) desperate. (N) football. (O) interesting. (O) jersey.18. Malady most nearly means 26. Which word does not belong with the others? (K) music. (K) lie (L) woman. (L) fib (M) sickness. (M) deception (N) flattery. (N) fact (O) reputation. (O) fabrication19. Boundless means the opposite of 27. Submissive most nearly means (K) limited. (K) marauding. (L) limitless. (L) obedient. (M) energetic. (M) pertaining to marine life. (N) loud. (N) absent. (O) immense. (O) overbearing.20. Square is to triangle as cube is to 28. Defy means the opposite of (K) sphere. (K) rebel. (L) line. (L) remain. (M) radius. (M) challenge. (N) pyramid. (N) cooperate. (O) circle. (O) understand.21 Which word does not belong with the others? 29. Culpable most nearly means (K) toil (K) skillful. (L) work (L) guilty. (M) relax (M) innocent. (N) labour (N) careful. (O) task (O) durable.22. Obligatory most nearly means 30. Confiscate means the opposite of (K) lengthy. (K) grant. (L) punctual. (L) money. 11
  • 12. (M) land. (M) tree. (N) steal. (N) wing. (O) explain. (O) fly.31. Feasible most nearly means 39. Intangible most nearly means (K) difficult. (K) indefinable. (L) practical. (L) invisible. (M) possible. (M) flimsy. (N) incredible. (N) unbreakable. (O) fascinating. (O) cloudy.32. Indiscreet means the opposite of 40. Attorney is to trial as surgeon is to (K) loud. (K) doctor. (L) teasing. (L) scalpel. (M) boisterous. (M) ether. (N) offensive. (N) patient. (O) tactful. (O) operation.33. Detrimental most nearly means 41. Relinquish most nearly means (K) helpful. (K) recover. (L) harmful. (L) abandon. (M) perpetual. (M) capture. (N) confident. (N) covet. (O) controversial. (O) conquer.34. Incinerate most nearly means 42. Which word does not belong with the others? (K) bury. (K) touch (L) imprison. (L) sight (M) burn. (M) sound (N) hint. (N) taste (O) intimidate. (O) hearing35. Decrepit most nearly means 43. Reprimand means the opposite of (K) creepy. (K) scold. (L) poor. (L) rebuke. (M) discovered. (M) scald. (N) decayed. (N) praise. (O) ordered. (O) recommend.36. Which word does not belong with the others? 44. Cage is to bird as prison is to (K) emeralds (K) criminal. (L) rubies (L) officer. (M) diamonds (M) warden. (N) gold (N) crime. (O) sapphire (O) bars.37. Which word does not belong with the others? 45. Petal is to flower as fur is to (K) trip (K) coat (L) junket (L) rabbit (M) excursion (M) warm (N) journey (N) woman (O) road (O) paw38. Fish is to water as bird is to 46. Strive most nearly means (K) nest. (K) divide. (L) air. (L) go without food. 12
  • 13. (M) try hard. (C) marble (N) follow. (D) flint (O) preserve. (E) slate47. Bread is to grain as jam is to 55. Quay most nearly means (K) butter. (A) line. (L) bread. (B) shake. (M) fruit. (C) dock. (N) jar. (D) portal. (O) jelly. (E) swing.48. Colleague most nearly means 56. Triumphant is the opposite of (K) enemy. (A) loser. (L) university. (B) victorious. (M) student. (C) jubilant. (N) teacher. (D) discontented. (O) coworker. (E) defeated.49. Finger is to hand as toe is to 57. Which word does not belong with the others? (K) leg. (A) I (L) heel. (B) us (M) foot. (C) him (N) wrist. (D) them (O) ankle. (E) her50. Today is to yesterday as tomorrow is to 58. Arbitrary most nearly means (K) now. (A) deliberate. (L) the day after tomorrow. (B) decisive. (M) next week. (C) confusing. (N) today. (D) impulsive. (O) the day before yesterday. (E) irritating.51. Which word does not belong with the others? 59. Approximate is the opposite of (A) speak (A) nearby. (B) bellow (B) estimate. (C) yell (C) exaggerate. (D) scream (D) ideal. (E) shout (E) precise.52. Hat is to cap as shoe is to 60. Aptitude most nearly means (A) foot. (A) height. (B) sock. (B) ability. (C) stocking. (C) interest. (D) slipper. (D) width. (E) sole. (E) appetite.53. Always is to never as everything is to (A) nothing. (B) something. STOP (C) anything. (D) all. (E) some.54. Which word does not belong with the others? (A) granite (B) cement 13