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One Word Substitution: Test-14

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Question 1
Person who insists on adherence to formal rules or literary meaning
A
scholar
B
pedant
C
pedagogue
D
literalist
Question 1 Explanation: 
The correct answer is option (b). Pedant refers to someone who is sort of schoolmaster, who makes an excessive or inappropriate display of learning; over emphasizing rules
Question 2
Calmness and indifference to suffering
A
stoicism
B
despair
C
agony
D
materialism
Question 2 Explanation: 
The correct answer is option (a). Stoicism is a systematic philosophy, that holds the principles of logical thought.
Question 3
With much liveliness and a sense of purpose
A
lousily
B
jocularly
C
zealously
D
jauntily
Question 3 Explanation: 
The correct answer is option (d). Jauntily refers to someone who is easy and sprightly in manner.
Question 4
To be known for bad acts
A
famous
B
notorious
C
criminal
D
terrorist
Question 4 Explanation: 
The correct answer is option (b). Notorious refers to something unfavorable that is widely known; something which is flagrant, outrageous or disreputable.
Question 5
To renounce a high position of authority or control
A
Abduct
B
Abandon
C
Abort
D
Abdicate
Question 5 Explanation: 
The correct answer is option (d). Abdicate refers to giving up a responsibility for e.g a throne, right, power, in a public or formal manner.
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