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Important English Word and Meaning Mcqs Preparation Test

Important English Word and Meaning Mcqs Preparation Test

Abbreviation A shortened form of a word or phrase
Abolish Do away with wholly
Accelerate To increase the speed; to hasten the progress of
Accountable Liable to be called to account
Actuary One who calculates premium
Adolescence The period between childhood and adulthood
Aggravate To increase the gravity of an offence or the intensity of a disease
Aggressor A person who attacks first
Agnostic One who doubts the existence of god
Alienate To turn friends in enemies
Altruist A person who loves every body
Amateur One who does something not professionally but for pleasure
Ambidextrous Of a person who can use both hands equally well
Ambiguous A sentence whose meaning is unclear
Ambivalent Having opposing feelings
Amnesty General pardon
Amphibian A land animal that breeds in water
Anarchist One who is out to subvert a government
Anarchy Absence of government
Anonymous A book written by an unknown author
Answerable A person liable to be called to account for his action
Antedate To date before the true time
Anthropology A study of man
Antidote A medicine to counteract the effect of another medicine
Antiseptic A medicine that prevents decomposing
Antonym A word opposite in meaning to another
Appreciate To rise in value
Arbitrator A person appointed by parties to settle the disputes between them
Archaeology A study of ancient things
Aristocracy A Government by the Nobles
Arsenal A place where weapons and ammunitions are stored
Atheist One who does not believe in the existence of God
Audience An assembly of hearers at a lecture or concert
Auditor One who makes an official examination of accounts
Autobiography A life history written by oneself
Autocracy A Government by one
Avaricious Of a person extremely desirous of money
Behead Cut off the head
Bibliophile A great lover of books
Bigamy Practice of having two wives or husbands
Bigot One who has narrow and prejudiced religious views
Bilingual A person who speaks two languages
Biography A life history written by somebody else
Biology The science which treats with life
Botany The branch of biology dealing with plant life
Brittle Hard but liable to be easily broken
Bureaucracy A Government by the officials
Callous A man devoid of kind feeling and sympathy
Cannibal Of a man or animal that feeds on its own species
Carnivorous A flesh eating animal
Catalogue A list of books
Celibacy Abstinence from sex
Celibate One who is unmarried
Centenarian A person who is above hundred years
Centenary Celebration of a hundredth year, once –a-century
Colleague A co-worker or a fellow-worker in the same institution
Congenital Belonging or pertaining to an individual from birth
Contemporaries People living at the same time
Contemporary Belonging to the same period of time
Convalescent One who is recovering from illness
Cosmology Science of origin of universe
Cosmopolitan One who can make himself at home in all countries
Cosmopolite A citizen of the world
Credulous A person who readily believes whatever is told to him/her.
Cynic One who questions everything
Delegate To give one
Democracy Government of the people, for the people, by the people
Depreciate To go down in value
Deteriorate To go from bad to worse
Disenfranchisement To take away some one
Draw A game in which neither party wins
Drawn/ Tie A game or batter in which neither party wins
Word Meaning
Eccentric One who has strange habits
Ecology Study of environment
Edible A thing that is fit to be eaten
Effeminate Of a man showing feminine attributes
Egotist A person who always thinks of himself ; somebody who is selfish or self-centered
Eligible One who is qualifies for election
Elucidate To explain something mysterious or difficult
Embezzlement Misappropriation of money
Emphasize To lay special stress on
Epicure Somebody who has refined taste for food; somebody who loves sensual pleasure and luxury
Epidemic A contagious disease which spreads over a huge area
Epitaph Inscription on a tombstone
Equestrian A person who rides on horse-back
Equilibrium A state of perfect balance
Eradicate Destroy or get rid of something completely; root out an evil or bad practice
Ethnology A study of races
Etiquette Established rules of conduct; rules of acceptable behavior
Etymology A study of derivation of words
Exonerate Free somebody from blame or guilt
Extempore A speech delivered without any previous preparation
Facsimile An exact copy
Fanatic A man who has too much enthusiasm for his own religion
Fastidious A person difficult to please
Fatal Anything that leads to death
Fatalist A person who believes in fate
Feminist One who thinks only of welfare of women
Foregone Something that has been determined beforehand
Fratricide The murder or murderer of one
Germicide A medicine that kills germs
Glutton One who eats too much
Gratis Without payment
Gregarious Of animals living in flocks
Gullible One who is easily deceived
Herbivorous A grass eating animal
Homicide Murder of a human being
Honorary A position for which no salary is paid
Hostility Intense aggression or anger state of antagonism
Humanitarian One who feels sympathetic towards human beings
Hung Assembly or parliament in which no party has got clear majority
Hypocrite One who pretends to be what he is not
Idiosyncrasy A person’s peculiar habit
Idolatry Worship of idols
Illegal That which is against law
Illegible A handwriting that cannot be read
Illicit That is prohibited by law
Illiterate A person who cannot read or write
Immigrant One who lives in a foreign country
Imperceptible That which cannot be noticed
Impervious A person who remains unmoved and unaffected by other people’s opinions, suggestions
Impracticable That which cannot be practiced
Impregnable Incapable of being seized by attack
Improbable That which is not likely to happen
Inanimate Without life
Inaudible A sound that cannot be heard
Incomprehensible A statement which cannot be understood
Incorrigible One who cannot be corrected
Incredible That which cannot be believed
Incurable That which cannot be cured
Indefatigable One incapable of being tired
Indefensible That which cannot be defended
Indescribable That which cannot be described
Indispensable Something that is essential and cannot be dispensed with
Inevitable That which cannot be avoided
Inexplicable That which cannot be explained
Infallible A remedy which never fails
Infanticide The act of killing an infant
Inflammable Something that is quickly and easily set on fire and burned
Inimitable A method that cannot be imitated
Insatiable That which cannot be satisfied
Insoluble Incapable of being dissolved in a liquid
Insolvent One who is unable to pay his debts
Intestate One who dies without a Will
Introspection The action of looking back on past time
Invincible That which cannot be conquered
Invisible A thing that cannot be seen with human eyes
Invulnerable That which cannot be hurt
Irrelevant Not applicable
Irreparable A loss of damage that cannot be compensated
Irrevocable That cannot be altered or withdrawn
Irritable A man who is easily irritated
Jurisdiction The area over which an official has control
Word Meaning
Legal That which is lawful
Maiden The first speech made by a person
Manuscript Handwritten book
Matinee A cinema show which is held in the afternoon
Matricide Killing of one’s own mother; killer of one’s own mother
Medieval Belonging to the Middle Ages
Mercenary One who can do anything for money
Misanthrope One who hates mankind
Misanthropist Hater of mankind
Misogamist A person who does not believe in the institution of marriage
Misogynist A person who hates women
Mobocracy Rule by the mob
Monarchy A Government by a king or queen
Monogamy Practice of having one wife or husband
Namesake Somebody or something with the same name as somebody or something else
Neophyte One who is a newcomer
Notorious A person with an evil reputation
Novice One who is new to a trade or profession
Numismatics Science of coins or medals
Obsolete A thing no longer in use
Oligarchy A Government by the few
Omnipotent All-powerful; possessing complete power and authority
Omnipresent One who is present everywhere
Omniscient A person who knows everything
Omnivorous An animal or a human being that eats any kind of food
Opaque That through which light cannot pass
Optimist One who looks at the bright side of things; somebody positive
Ornithology A study of birds
Orphanage A place where orphans live
Panacea A supposed cure for all diseases or problems
Parasite A person supported by another and giving him/her nothing in return
Patricide Killing of one’s own father; killer of one’s own father
Pauper One who has no money
Pedestrian One who goes on foot
Pessimist One who looks on the dark side of things
Philanthropist Lover of mankind
Philistine One who does not care for art, literature etc
Physiology A study of the body
Plagiarist One who copies from other writers
Plutocracy A Government by the rich
Polyandry Practice of having several husbands
Polygamy Practice of having several wives
Polyglot One who knows many languages
Posthumous A book published after the death of its author
Postmortem Medical examination of a dead body
Postscript A short message added on to the end of a letter after the signature
Potable Water fit for drinking
Predator An animal who preys on other animals
Psephology Systematic study of election trends
Pseudonym To write under a different name
Regicide Murder of the king
Reticent One who speaks less
Sacrilege Violating the sanctity of a church
Samaritan One who helps others Good
Sinecure An office with high salary but no work
Smuggler A person who imports or exports goods into or from a country secretly because they are illegal or in order to avoid paying duty on them
Soporific A drug or other substance that induces sleep
Stoic One who is indifferent to pleasure or pain
Suicide Murder of self
Synonyms Words which have the same meaning
Theist One who believes in God
Translucent That through which light can partly pass
Transparent That through which light can pass
Turncoat One who changes sides
Valetudinarian One who always thinks himself to be ill
Vandal One who damages public property
Vegetarian Somebody who doesn’t eat meat or fish
Venial A pardonable offense
Ventriloquist One who can throw his voice
Veteran Somebody who is considerably experienced in something
Volunteer One who works for free
Zoology A study of animals
Zoology The branch of biology dealing with the study of animals

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