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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2018

9) Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below :
Classic __
(a) of the first or highest quality
(b) a long list
(c) loose, flowing robe
(d) sanctified
 
20) Fill in the blank with the correct word:
An Ophthalmologist is a person who deals with ___
(a) heart
(b) eyes
(c) glands
(d) lungs
 
22) An Ornithologist deals with:
(a) Insects
(b) Birds
(c) Eyes
(d) Heart
 
 

WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2017

65. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
A la mode
(a) Fashionable
(b) Cheap
(c) Expensive
(d) Convenient
 
66.Choosethe word appropriate in meaning to the word underlined below:
The listeners were delighted by the music concert
(a) Surprised
(b) Saddened
(c) Angered
(d) Excited
 
67. ‘Cinema’ may be used with
(a) Cooking
(b) Selling
(c) Sleeping
(d) Theatre
 
 

WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2016

62. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Quintessential
(A) Most typical example
(B) Most wanted thing
(C) Most popular
(D) Most utilized
 
63. Choose an expression similar in meaning to the word underlined below:
Imbroglio
(a) Cacophony
(b) Confession
(c) A confused situation
(d) Candid admission
 
64. ‘Mellifluous’ means :
(a) Sweet-sounding
(b) Cacophonic
(c) Loud
(d) Irritating
 
 
 

WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2015

60. ‘Book’ may be used with
(a) Trousers
(b) Insects
(c) Ticket
(d) Painting
 
61. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below :
Genre
(a) A grand tour
(c) A chauffeur
(b) A specific category
(d) A long list
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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2014

52. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Tour de force.
(a) Masterpiece
(b) Grand Tour
(c) Long Tour
(d) Art and Culture
 
53. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Insipid
(a) Foolish
(b) Exciting
(c) Dull
(d) Sensible
 
54. Select the correct synonym of the following word from the alternatives provided:
Lucid
(a) Opaque
(b) Solid
(c) Clear
(d) Hazy
 
55. Select the correct synonym of the following word from the alternatives provided:
Inadvertent
(a) Adversity
(b) Intentional
(c) Unintentional
(d) Advanced
 
56. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Incognito
(a) Candid
(b) Impromptu
(c) Opposed
(d) Disguised
 
57. Select the correct synonym of the following word from the alternatives provided:
Embezzle
(a) Steal
(b) Steel
(c) Honesty
(d) Dazzle
 
58. ‘Cricket’ is also a kind of a/an
(a) Bird
(b) Insect
(c) Food
(d) Flower
 
59. A ‘Page’ also means
(a) A sweet dish
(b) A chauffeur
(c) A book
(d) A servant
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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2013

48. The patient needed an anodyne for his strained nerves.
(a) Alcohol
(b) Opium
(c) Medicine
(d) Painkilling balm
 
49. Eruption means outbreak, irruption means
(a) Bursting in
(b) Equal
(c) Disease
(d) Evil
 
Replace the underlined word by any of the options given below:
50. It was queer to see his behavior.
(a) Natural
(b) Odd
(c) Probable
(d) Convincing
 
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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2012

Replace the underlined part of the sentence by any one of the four alternatives given below:
45. ‘Cacoggphy’ means
(a) Bad spelling
(b) Good spelling
(c)Incorrect spelling
(d) None of this above
 
47. Hike in the price may mar the future of the trade world.
(a) Harness
(b) Help
(c) Better
(d) Worsen
 
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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2011

Choose the word closest to the meaning of the underlined words :
42. The maiden’s clothes were so bizarre that they created quite a sensation.
(a) Beautiful
(b) Grotesque
(c) Mundane
(d) Lugubrious
 
43. The teacher gave us explicit instructions.
(a) Definable
(b) Resolvable
(c) Demonstrative
(d) Detailed
 
44. The concert was a pot-pourri of events.
(a) Medley
(b) Lengthy
(c) Badly arranged
(d) Classical
 
 
 

WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2010

Choose the word from the list which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part of the sentence :
41. Hike in oil price may mar the future of the trade world.
(a) Harness
(b) Help
(c) Better
(d) Worsen
 
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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2009

Choose the most appropriate single word from the options given as substitute for the underlined parts of the sentence.
38. I met a person in the meeting whose appearance did not reflect his mind.
(a) Was deceptive
(b) Was convincing
(c) Was faithful
(d) Was honest
 
From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underline in the sentence :
39. The children were very vivacious in the playground.
(a) Smiling
(b) Sportive
(c) lively/full of life
(d) Joyful
 
40. The musician has a very sonorous voice
(a) Loud
(b) Shrill
(c) Harsh
(d) Full and deep
 
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WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2008

Choose he correct items from the given options :
35. He pierced the balloon with a pin.
(a) Stabbed
(b) Pricked
(c) Penetrated
(d) Burst
 
36. The mother hummed softly as she rocked the baby to sleep.
(a) Chanted
(b) Crooned
(c) Intoned
(d) Whispered
 
37. His letter fuelled my doubts.
(a) Ended
(b) Increased
(c) Caused
(d) Reaffirmed
 
 
 

WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2007

From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underlined in the sentence :
33. Our gateman is a man of enormous size
(a) Healthy
(b) Tall
(c) Gigantic
(d) Big
 
From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underlined in the sentence :
34. Man does not live by bread alone.
(a) Food
(b) Sustenance
(c) Material Prosperity
(d) Good health
 
 

WBCS Question paper – Prelims – 2006

Choose the word closest in meaning to that which is underlined:
28. With great cunning the clerk forged the important document.
(a) Wickedness
(b) Intelligence
(c) Craftiness
(d) Skill
 
29. The boy was reprimanded by his father.
(a) Abused
(b) Beaten
(c) Admired
(d) Rebuked
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