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1.

  Mother bought a jumbo-sized bottle of detergent.
               
    (1)

a large

  (2)

a small

 
    (3) an average   (4) a medium  
               
               
2.   It irks me to see you here. Please leave at once.
               
    (1)

pleases

  (2) excites  
    (3)

annoys

  (4) calms  
               
               
3.   The girls perspire profusely after the basketball practice.
               
    (1)

drink

  (2)

sweat

 
    (3)

pant

  (4) tear  
               
               
4.   Most housewives like to go to that large shop to shop for groceries and daily necessities.
               
    (1) institution   (2)

market

 
    (3) factory   (4)

emporium

 
               
               
5.   Your father's car will become less valuable by four thousand dollars annually.
               
    (1) fortnightly   (2)

yearly

 
    (3)

monthly

  (4)

weekly

 
               
               
6.   James is a gallant soldiers well-respected by his peers.
               
    (1) a righteous   (2) an honest  
    (3)

a brave

  (4)

a generous

 
               
               
7.   The legend of the phantom ship has been passed from one generation to the next.
               
    (1) living   (2) antique  
    (3) mysterious   (4)

ghost

 
               
               
8.   The trade union has promised to settle the workers' grievances.
               
    (1)

arguments

  (2) tragedies  
    (3) problems   (4)

complaints

 
               
               
9.   Nobody pays attention to what he said.
               
    (1) takes pains to   (2)

takes heed of

 
    (3) gives an account of   (4) takes care of  
               
               
10.   Mary is willing to shoulder the addtional task of training.
               
    (1)

take on

  (2) tune in to  
    (3) turn down   (4) think of  
               
               
11.   The days that come before the examination are usually stressful.
               
    (1)

follow

  (2)

precede

 
    (3) proceed   (4) lead  
               
               
12.   Alex is very mean with his money and refuses to donate a single cent to charity.
               
    (1)

stingy

  (2) cruel  
    (3)

greedy

  (4) nasty  
               
               
13.   It would be careful and with insight to save money for a rainy day.
               
    (1)

stingy

  (2) silly  
    (3)

prudent

  (4) caring  
               
               
14.   I shall buy this book for my younger brother. It is full of drawings and pictures.
               
    (1)

facts

  (2)

illustrations

 
    (3) descriptions   (4) portraits  
               
               
15.   The young pigeon has been captured by the boys.
               
    (1) eaglet   (2)

squab

 
    (3)

nestling

  (4) kitten  
               
               
16.   He chooses not to support either side in the dispute.
               
    (1) to be partial   (2)

to remain neutral

 
    (3)

to be numb

  (4) to remain negative  
               
 
 
 

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