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Ever faced a time when you were tongue tied ’cause you didn’t know which word to use or felt like flaunting a powerful vocabulary just to impress some friends or colleagues?

Well, let’s start with a few basic words that you can use in your day to day conversation.

1. AMELIORATE
The government was urged to pass a bill that would (improve/ worsen/ weaken) the working conditions of women living in rural areas.

2. ACCENTUATE
The number of awards given this year to literary artists (undermines/ highlights/ improvises) the significant gains made in the field of literature.

3. BANAL
The editor rejected the journalist’s article as it was (innovative/ unusual/ common) and unimpressive.

4. ELUCIDATE
After the physics teacher (made clear/ distinguished/ made unreasonable) the working of the galvanometer, the students were able to answer the questions easily.

5. VIRULENT
The (dangerous/ benign/ tangible) strains of bacteria caused the disease to spread rapidly.

6. SUPERCILIOUS
The lady of the house always displayed a (modest/ proud/ naïve) attitude toward her staff.

7. EXTOL
The priest (lauded/ condoned/ condemned) the virtues of the deceased man.

8. RESPITE
The heavy rains were a (initiation/ culmination/ intermission) from the sweltering heat.

9. EMULATE
Nowadays, most children desire to (loathe/ imitate/ criticise) their favorite movie stars.

10. JEOPARDISE
If you fail to achieve your sales target, you will (salvage/ destroy/ endanger) your chances of getting promoted.

ANSWER:
1.A 2. B 3. C 4. A 5. A
6.B 7. A 8. C 9. B 10. C

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