ENGLISH [PAPER – 1]
SECTION A – VOCABULARY [20 MARKS]
PART - I
(1) Choose the appropriate synonym of the underlined word: [5x1=5]
Even as a child Bharat had enjoyed playing with bricks. He would place one
on top of the other and make a soaring (i) tower. He liked to help the
workers when they renovated (ii) a house on his street and would try to
figure out (iii) the plan of the house. Now as a man, he runs his own
construction company and is involved in the exacting (iv) work of building
offices and guest houses for large international companies .These companies
are convinced that his accomplishment (v) is the best that is available in the
(2) Choose the appropriate antonym of the underlined word: (5x1=5)
Besides the two World wars, the 20th century saw several (i) regional wars
which were full of brutality (ii) with an irreverent (iii) attitude towards life in
general. However, with the world economy having improved in the 21st
century we tend to feel we are
living now as a privileged generation with
more comfort and less wars. But are we really a privileged lot? Do we not
tremble in panic (iv) every time we hear of a bomb blast in a public place
and are we not deeply worried when we hear of kidnappings and murders
for material gain? We will, and can be, a privileged (v) generation only if all
of us make a meaningful attempt to respect human life and aim at living in
peace, harmony and contentment with one another, without fear and
without ill-will or hatred towards anyone.
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