Vocabulary

 

EXAMINATION QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

 

Fill in the blanks with the right alternative

 

A. H.S.L.С. 1996

(a) She would not _________ us how old she was. (tell, say)

Ans.:- She would not tell us how old she was.

(b) He _______ the money. (denied, refused)

Ans.:- He refused the money.

 

B. H.S.L.C. 1997

(a) Several boats _______ during the storm. (sank/drowned)

Ans.:- Several boats sank during the storm.

(b) It is difficult to go out in bad ________ . (Climate/weather)

Ans.:- It is difficult to go out in bad weather.

 

C. H.S.L.С. 1998

(a) Today the ________ of Shillong is pleasant. (weather/climate)

Ans.:- Today the weather of Shillong is pleasant.

(b) Both the parties came to an ________ settlement. (amiable/amicable)

Ans.:- Both the parties came to an amicable settlement.

D. H.S.L.C. 1999

(a) My warnings had no _______ on the boy. (effect/affect)

Ans.:- My warnings had no effect on the boy.

(b) He could not _______ himself to the new situation. (adapt/adopt)

Ans.:- He could not adapt himself to the new situation.

 

E. H.S.L.С. 2000

(a) He has easy _______ to the minister. (excess / access)

Ans.:- He has easy access to the minister.

(b) Hundreds of soldiers were ________ in the battle. (wounded / injured)

Ans.:- Hundreds of soldiers were injured in the battle.

 

F. H.S.L.C. 2001

(a) The ________ in my shop is not good today. (sell / sale)

Ans.:- The sale in my shop is not good today.

(b) He _______ good English. (says / speaks)

Ans.:- He speaks good English.

 

G. H.S.L.C. 2002

(a) It is not proper to _______ through an open window. (sec / look)

Ans.:- It is not proper to look through an open window.

(b) His parents’ warning had no ________ on him. (affect/effect)

Ans.:- His parents’ warning had no effect on him.

H. H.S.L.C. 2003

(a) The old man knew that his death was ________ . (imminent / eminent)

Ans.:- The old man knew that his death was imminent.

(b) Several boats ________ in the river during the storm. (drowned / sank)

Ans.:- Several boats sank in the river during the storm.

I. H.S.L.С. 2004

(a) I ________ I had taken your advice. (hope/wish)

Ans.:- I wish I had taken your advice.

(b) He will leave for England _______ . (shortly/recently)

Ans.:- He will leave for England shortly.

 

J. H.S.L.С. 2005

(a) August 15 is a ________ day for the Indians. (historic / historical)

Ans.:- August 15 is a historic day for the Indians.

(b) He will lose marks for his _______ handwriting. (eligible/illegible)

Ans.:- He will lose marks for his illegible handwriting.

 

К. Н.SL.C, 2006

(a) An _______ writer was invited as the chief guest. (eminent/imminent)

Ans.:- An eminent writer was invited as the chief guest.

(b) A man of ______ is respected by all. (principal/principle)

Ans.:-  A man of principle is respected by all.

 

L. H.S.L.C. 2007

(a) My advice had little ________ on the boy. (affect/effect)

Ans.:-  My advice had little effect on the boy.

(b) He was loved by all for his _________ nature. (amiable/amicable)

Ans.:-  He was loved by all for his amiable nature.

 

M. H.S.L.C. 2008

(a) His handwriting is _________. (eligible / illegible)

Ans.:- His handwriting is illegible.

(b) No body likes your ________ behaviour. (childlike / childish)

Ans.:- No body likes your childish behaviour.

 

N. Н.S.L.C. 2009

(a) The woman narrated the incident ________. (shortly/briefly)

Ans.:-  The woman narrated the incident briefly.

(b) Her father was an ________ physician. (eminent/imminent)

Ans.: Her father was an eminent physician.

 

O. H.S.L.C. 2010

(a) Our family deals in _________ products. (diary/dairy)

Ans.:- Our family deals in diary products.

(b) He became popular because of his _______ nature. (amiable/amicable)

Ans.:- He became popular because of his amiable nature.

(c) The lady could not thread the needle because of her _________.(old age/weak health/ poor eye-sight)

Ans.:-  The lady could not thread the needle because of her poor eye sight.

(d) She does not read newspapers as she _______ .(watches T. V./cann’t read/has no time)

Ans.:-  She does not read newspapers as she has no time.

P. H.S.L.C, 2011

(a) lose               loose

(b) rise               raise

(c) sight              site

 

Ans.:-

(a) Lose: I have lost my bicycle.

Loose: loose the chain of the cat.

(b) Rise: The sun rises in the east.

Raise: The Munjal Brothers have left no stone unturned to raise their company.

(c) Sight: Raju has lost his sight.

Site: This is the site of our new house.

 

Q. H.S.L.C. 2012

(a) eligible             illegible

(b) accept             except

(c) altar                alter

 

Ans : (a) Eligible: He is eligible for the post of an Assistant Professor.

Illegible: His handwriting is illegible.

(b) Accept: I did not accept his proposal.

Except: He gets up early every day except Sunday.

(c) Altar: The idol was placed on the altar.

Alter: The scheme was altered.

 

R. H.S.L.С. 2013

(a) diary                 dairy

(b) effect                affect

(c) Site                   cite

Ans. : (a) Diary: It is a good habit of writing a diary.

Dairy: We get milk from Guwahati Dairy.

(b) Effect: What is the effect of such a bad habit?

Affect: Smoking affects health.

(c) Site: The site of the school is good.

Cite: He cited the proposal to me.

 

S. H.S.L.C. 2014

(i) Principle                 Principal

(ii) Site                       Cite

(iii) Adopt                   Adapt

 

Ans.:- (i) Principle: Mr. Ashim Sarma is a man of principle.

Principal: Our principal is a man of few words.

(ii) Site: The site of the school is good.

Cite: He cited the proposal to me.

(ii) Adopt: Mr. Bora has adopted a girl child.

Adapt: He could not adapt himself to the new situation.

 

T. H.S.L.C. 2015

(a) The Brahmaputra has changed its _________. (Coarse / Course)

Ans.:-  The Brahmaputra has changed its course.

(b) Sankardeva was an _________ scholar(eminent / imminent)

Ans.:- Sankardeva was an eminent scholar.

U. H.S.L.C. 2016

(a) My warning had no ________ on the boy. (effect / affect)

Ans.:- My warning had no effect on the boy.

(b) He _________ to accept the money. (refused / denied)

Ans.:- He refused to accept the money.

 

V. H.S.L.C. 2017

(a) Rose smells ________. (sweetly / sweet)

Ans.:- Rose smells sweet.

(b) Her handwriting is ___________.(illegible / eligible)

Ans.:-Her handwriting is illegible.

H.S.L.C 2018
a.Mr. John will come to Guwahati (recently/ shortly).
Ans : (a) Shortly
b.Popular criticism has no (effect/affect) on the politicians.
Ans : (b) effect

H.S.L.C 2019
a.She narrated the matter (shortly/briefly).
b. Please (listen/hear) to what he says.
Ans : a.briefly b.listen

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