ONE-WORD SUBSTITUTION
485. A professional soldier hired to       497. Science or practice of map draw-        509. Something that might happen in
     serve in a foreign army                     ing                                          the future
     (1) mercenary (2) liquidator                (1) chirography (2) xerography               (1) contingency (2) insurance
     (3) venal           (4) hireling            (3) cartography (4) pictography              (3) emergency (4) prophecy
486. Not likely to be easily pleased       498. A speaker’s platform                    510. A special fondness or liking for
     (1) fastidious      (2) infallible          (1) stage          (2) stand                 (1) propensity (2) inclination
     (3) fatalist        (4) communist           (3) pulpit         (4) podium                (3) penchant (4) preoccupation
     Directions (487-491) : In the fol-          Directions (499-505) : In the          511. Relating to kinship with the fa-
lowing questions, out of the four al-      following questions, out of the four               ther
ternatives choose the one which can        alternavies, choose the one which can              (1) patrilineal (2) fratrilineal
be substituted for the given words/        be substituted for the given words/                (3) matrilineal (4) familial
sentence.                                  sentences.                                   512. A part of a word that can be pro-
        (SSC CAPFs SI, CISF ASI & Delhi             (SSC CGL Tier-I Re-Exam. (2013)           nounced separately
             Police SI Exam. 22.06.2014)                    20.07.2014, IInd Sitting)         (1) particle      (2) sibilant
487. A speech made without prepa-          499. A person who works for an em-                 (3) syllable      (4) letter
     ration                                      ployer for a fixed period of time            Directions (513-519) : In the fol-
     (1) impromptu (2) unscripted                in order to learn the particular       lowing questions, out of the four al-
     (3) ad lib         (4) extempore            skills needed in their job             ternatives, choose the one which can
488. Loss of memory                              (1) labourer       (2) worker          be substituted for the given words/
     (1) amnesty        (2) amnesia              (3) employee       (4) apprentice      sentence.
     (3) dementia       (4) myopia
                                           500. A word or practice that has gone                (SSC GL Tier-I Exam. 19.10.2014)
489. A writing or a speech in praise             out of use                             513. To remove an objectionable part
     of someone
                                                 (1) obsolete      (2) absolute               from a book.
     (1) tribute        (2) eulogy
                                                 (3) outdated      (4) old-fashioned          (1) exterminate (2) expurgate
     (3) accolade       (4) oration
                                           501. Favouritism granted in politics or            (3) extirpate     (4) destroy
490. The art of beautiful handwriting
                                                 business to relatives                  514. Pertaining to sheep
     (1) genealogy      (2) calligraphy
                                                 (1) monotheism (2) nepotism                  (1) canine        (2) bovine
     (3) cartography (4) philology
                                                 (3) hedonism (4) redtapism                   (3) ovine         (4) feline
491. A person who repairs broken
                                           502. A person who collects coins             515. Hole excavated by an animal as
     window-glasses
                                                 (1) ornithologist (2) numismatist            dwelling
     (1) welder         (2) sculptor
                                                 (3) philatelist (4) coin collector           (1) borrow        (2) burrow
     (3) glazier        (4) patisserie
                                           503. A supplement to a will                        (3) bore          (4) pierce
     Directions (492-498) : In the fol-
lowing questions, out of the four al-            (1) furlough       (2) adjunct         516. Person believing in free will
ternatives, choose the one which can             (3) effusion       (4) codicil               (1) guardian
be substituted for the given words/        504. Estimation of a thing’s worth                 (2) tyrant
sentences.                                       (1) pay            (2) goodness              (3) humanitarian
        (SSC CGL Tier-I Re-Exam. (2013)          (3) appraisal      (4) beliefs               (4) libertarian
                  20.07.2014, Ist Sitting) 505. To free completely from blame           517. Small pieces of metal that fly out
492. A state where no law and order              (1) let go         (2) clear                 from an exploding bomb
     exists                                      (3) exonerate (4) release                    (1) shrapnel      (2) splinters
     (1) monarchy (2) mobocracy                 Directions (506-512) : In the                 (3) filings       (4) bullets
     (3) anarchy        (4) democracy      following questions, out of the four         518. All the arts, beliefs and social in-
493. He is my partner in crime.            alternatives, choose the one which can             stitutions etc. characteristic of a
     (1) friend         (2) accomplice     be substituted for the given words/                race
     (3) neighbour (4) companion           sentences.                                         (1) culture
494. Her speech could not be heard                 (SSC GL Tier-I Exam. 19.10.2014,           (2) civilization
     by those sitting in the last few                                      Ist Sitting)       (3) infrastructure
     rows.                                 506. Passing out of use                            (4) ritual
     (1) imperceptible                           (1) adolescent (2) reticent            519. The act of speaking about one’s
     (2) indelible                               (3) translucent (4) obsolescent              thoughts when one is alone.
     (3) inaudible                         507. A drink usually made from a mix-              (1) silence       (2) monologue
     (4) ineffable                               ture of one or more alcoholic                (3) dialogue      (4) soliloquy
495. A short trip or excursion                   drinks                                      Directions (520-526) : In the
     (1) rambler        (2) jaunt                (1) cocktail       (2) mocktail        following questions, out of the four
     (3) detour         (4) stroller             (3) liquor         (4) bisque          alternatives, choose the one which can
496. Motive or incitement to action                                                     be substituted for the given words/
                                           508. Affecting or relating to cows
     (1) remark         (2) contract                                                    sentence.
                                                 (1) feline         (2) bovine
     (3) proposition (4) incentive                                                              (SSC GL Tier-I Exam. 26.10.2014)
                                                 (3) ovine          (4) vulpine
                                                           SEE–638