FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION COMPETITIVE EXAMINATION FOR RECRUITMENT TO POSTS IN BPS-17, UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, 2015
ENGLISH (PRECIS &COMPOSITION)
- Choose the word that is nearly similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
|(a) Expensive||(b) Common||(c) Clerical||(d) Glaring|
|(a) Important||(b) Historical||(c) Impending||(d) Inopportune|
|(a) Tedious||(b) Illogical||(c) Aggressive||(d) Shrewd|
|(a) Eager||(b) Reluctant||(c) Willing||(d) Unresponsive|
|(a) Offering||(b) Prediction||(c) Warning||(d) Advance|
|(a) am||(b) Disagreeable||(c) Smoky||(d) Anesthetizing|
|(a) Trustee||(b) Assistant||(c) Notary||(d) Attorney|
|(a) Spending||(b) Exaggerating||(c) Wandering||(d) None of these|
|(a) Precious||(b) Tender||(c) Intense||(d) Sorrowful|
|(a) Conditional||(b) Questionable||(c) Argued||(d) Rejected|
- Choose the works.that is nearly most opposite in meaning to the word in capital
|(a) Niarice||(b) Pious||(c) Intellectual||(d) Debutante|
|(a) Trivial||(b) Clear||(c) Turning||(d) Wavy|
|(a) Erratic||(b) Prevailing||(c) Difficult||(d) Enticing|
|(a) Sober||(b) Mute||(c) Revenue||(d) Spendthrift|
|(a) Foolish||(b) Inept||(c) Infer||(d) Dexterous|
|(a) Disparage||(b) Applaud||(cl Settle||(d) Hesitate|
|(a) Brave||(b) Poor||(c) Master||(d) Ignorant|
|(a) Censure||(b) Tickle||(c) Acclaim||(d) Skip|
|(a) Lucid||(b) Extraordinary||(c) Dirty .||(d) Muddle|
|(a) Omit||(b) Destroy||(c) Mistake||(d) Nourish|
CI Correct the following sentences
- Have either of you seen my pen?
- On attempting to restore the picture to its original condition, almost irreparable change was
- This child is the prettiest of the two.
- I was annoyed arriving late, also his rather insolent manner put me out of temper.
- He is anxious not only to acquire knowledge, but also eager to display it.
- If he was here now, we should have no difficulty.
- Due to unforeseen environments, we shall have to leave early.
- People have and still do disagree on this matter.
- Has either of you seen my pen?
- Upon attempting to restore the picture to its original condition, almost irreparable change was
- This child is the prettier of the two.
- I was annoyed at his arriving late, furthermore his rather insolent manner put me out of temper.
- He is not only anxious to acquire knowledge, but also eager to display it.
- If he were here now, we would have no difficulty.
- Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will have to leave early.
- People have been disagreeing on this matter.
CI Use the following idioms in sentences to make their meaning clear:
|1.||Itching palm||2.||The primrose path|
|3.||Break one’s fall||4.||Wash one’s hands of|
|5.||To become reconcile to||6.||To militate against|
|7.||To be cognizant of||8.||Wages of sin|
- Itching palm –
Meaning: a desire for money; greed; avarice
Use in sentence: Whenever he sees expensive luggage, the hotel doorman gets an itching palm.
- The primrose path
Meaning: an easy and pleasant life; a self-indulgent or hedonistic life
Use in sentence: Unaware of his doom, he continued down his primrose path.
- Break one’s fall
Meaning: interrupt a tumble or descent
Use in sentence: When old lady slipped on the ice, a snow bank broke her fall otherwise she might get more injuries.
- Wash one’s hands of
Meaning: disclaim responsibility for
Use in sentence: The prime minister cannot wash hands of the Panama Leaks scandal.
- To become reconcile to
Meaning: to accept or be resigned to something not desired
Use in sentence: Afzal became reconciled to Safdar.
- To militate against
Meaning: to make it difficult for something to happen
Use in sentence: These fundamental differences will militate against the two communities coming together.
- To be cognizant of
Meaning: having knowledge or awareness
Use in sentence: Statesmen must be cognizant of the political boundaries within which they work.
- Wages of sin — (21 Keel
Meaning: the results or consequences of evildoing
Use in sentence: Disasters are the wages of sin.
❑ Use five of the following pairs of words in sentences: (i) plaintiff, plaintive (ii) valet, varlet
(iii) monitor, mentor (iv) complacent, complaisant
(v) penitence, penance (vi) crevice, crevasse
(vii) beneficent, beneficial
Meaning: expressive of suffering or woe
Use in sentence: We could hear the plaintive cry of a wounded animal in the woods.
Meaning: a person who brings a legal action
Use in sentence: The judge decided against the plaintiff.
Meaning: a man’s male servant who performs personal services (as taking care of clothing) Use in sentence: The valet opened the door, and he dropped into the passenger seat. Varlet:
Meaning: an attendant or servant; a king’s personal male attendant
Use in sentence: At one time he took service with a minstrel and was his varlet.
Use in sentence: The monitor in November reported that more than 10 percent of the population uses Facebook in 51 countries.
Use in sentence: Bad publicity surrounding Hasan’s mentor may rebound to Saleh’sembarrassment.
Meaning: pleased, especially with oneself or one’s merits, advantages, situation, etc.
Use in sentence: The unofficial rules that had kept Democrats in the majority with a complacent Republican minority were changing.
Meaning: inclined or disposed to please; obliging; agreeable or gracious; compliant Use in sentence: The most complaisant child I’ve ever met.
Meaning: the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong
Use in sentence: The penitent sinner asked for forgiveness during his confessional statement. Penance
Meaning: self-inflicted punishment for a misdeed
Use in sentence: The man gave away all of his money to charity as penance for his greed.
Meaning: a tight opening or gap
Use in sentence: The vacuum cleaner attachment is the perfect tool for cleaning the crevice between the front car seats.
Meaning: a deep open crack, especially one in a glacier
Use in sentence: Once more an Alaskan snow machine rider has plummeted into a glacier crevasse.
Meaning: (of a person) generous or doing good.
Use in sentence: Doctors without Borders is a beneficent organization that travels around the world providing free healthcare to Third World countries.
Meaning: resulting in good; favourable or advantageous.
Use in sentence: Some doctors suggest that taking vitamin pills is not really very beneficial to our health.