Monday, October 12, 2015

Idioms - Miss. Vinuja Vellore

1. Think on ur feet - adusting quickly to changes and making fast decisions.
Ex. A good salesman must be able to think on his feet to close the deal.

2. Waiting in the wings - waiting for an opportunity to take action mostly to replace someone else in their job.
Ex. A senior manager is going to retire in next two months. Two of his juniors who are waiting in the wings will have a fierce competition.
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Find out the answers to the following questions. You can type out your answers and post here. The key will be posted at 1 p.m. today.
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11. A person who is free from national prejudices and feels at home in any country of the


[a]        orthodox                  

[b]        conservative

[c]        crusader                    

[d]       cosmopolitan

12. Speech delivered without previous thought or preparation
[a]        oration                      

[b]        jargon

[c]        extempore                

[d]       harangue

13. Irrelevant talk about God and sacred things
[a]        sacrilege                  

[b]        blasphemy

[c]        profanity                  

[d]       oblation

14. Group of lions
[a]        shoal                        

[b]        pride

[c]        flock                        

[d]       pack

15. An exceptionally brilliant or successful young person
[a]        genius                      

[b]        maestro

[c]        intellect                    

[d]       whiz-kid

16. Ruler who has absolute authority to run the government
[a]        monarch                  

[b]        dictator

[c]        Thereat                    

[d]       bureaucrat

17. Agreement during a war or battle to stop fighting for a time

[a]        alliance                    

[b]        treaty

[c]        treaty                        

[d]       armistice

18. A person who eats human flesh

[a]        cannibal                    

[b]        obese

[c]        dossier                      

[d]       laggard

19. An illusion or hope that cannot be realized

[a]        mirage                      

[b]        fantasy

[c]        misconception          

[d]       perception

20. Something outdated or no longer in use or fashion

[a]        absolute                    

[b]        obsolete

[c]        retarded                    

[d]       regale

21. Complete failure to reach an agreement to settle a quarrel or grievance

[a]        mishap                      

[b]        wreck

[c]        omission                  

[d]       deadlock

22. Person who eats too much

[a]       famished                  

[b]        glutton

[c]        hungry                      

[d]       starved 

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