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 city.
(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.