Directions (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the alternative which is the best substitute of the phrase.
Q1. Open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning
Q2. One who is recovering from illness
Q3. One who copies from other writers’ works
Q4. A short, personal account of an interesting event
Q5. A person who believes that pleasure is the most important thing in life
Q6. A person who brings an action against someone in a court of law
Q7. A decorative handwriting
Q8. Study of the nature of God
Q9. A pole or beam used as a temporary support
Q10. One who is an expert in the art of gardening
Sol. Ambiguous means having or expressing more than one possible meaning, sometimes intentionally.
Trite: (of a remark or idea) lacking originality or freshness; dull on account of overuse.
Exceptional: unusual; not typical.
Sol. Conversant: familiar with or knowledgeable about something.
Convalescent: a person recovering from an illness or medical treatment.
Retriever: a person who retrieves something.
Curator: a keeper or custodian of a museum or other collection.
Sol. Plagiarist: a person who uses another person’s ideas or work and pretends that it is their own.
Novice: a person new to and inexperienced in a job or situation.
Bilingual: speaking two languages fluently.
Imitator: someone who copies the behaviour or actions of another.
Sol. Anecdote: a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Biography: an account of someone’s life written by someone else.
Prologue: a separate introductory section of a literary, dramatic, or musical work.
Parable: a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
Sol. Hedonist: a person who believes that the pursuit of pleasure is the most important thing in life; a pleasure-seeker.
Materialist: a person who considers material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values.
Stoic: a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
Sol. Plaintiff: a person who brings a case against another in a court of law.
Litigant: a person involved in a lawsuit.
Deponent: a person who makes a deposition or affidavit under oath.
Sol. Calligraphy: decorative handwriting or handwritten lettering.
Hagiography: the writing of the lives of saints.
Sol. Theology: the study of the nature of God and religious belief.
Philology: the branch of knowledge that deals with the structure, historical development, and relationships of a language or languages.
Sol. Prop: a pole or beam used as a temporary support or to keep something in position.
Scaffold: a raised wooden platform used formerly for the public execution of criminals.
Rafter: a beam forming part of the internal framework of a roof.
Sol. Horticulturist: an expert in garden cultivation and management.
Gardener: a person who tends and cultivates a garden as a pastime or for a living.
Botanist: an expert in or student of the scientific study of plants.
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