Direction (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.
Q1. Property inherited from one’s father
Q2. Government by person of highest social order
Q3. Study of ancient things like tombs, buried towns
Q4. To banish or turn out of society and fellowship
Q5. One who is neither intelligent nor dull
Q6. Carefully performing duties
Q7. To mediate between two parties in a dispute
Q8. A thing liable to be easily broken
Q9. The place where bricks are baked
Q10. That is no longer in use
Sol. Patrimony: property inherited from one’s father or male ancestor.
Sol. Aristocracy: the highest class in certain societies, typically comprising people of noble birth holding hereditary titles and offices.
Sol. Archaeology the study of human history and prehistory through the excavation of sites and the analysis of artefacts and other physical remains.
Sol. Ostracise: exclude from a society or group.
Sol. Mediocre: of only average quality; not very good.
Sol. Punctilious: showing great attention to detail or correct behavior.
Sol. Intercede: intervene on behalf of another.
Sol. Brittle: hard but liable to break easily.
Sol. Kiln: a furnace or oven for burning, baking, or drying, especially one for calcining lime or firing pottery.
Sol. Obsolete: no longer produced or used; out of date.
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