Expand your vocabulary | Sunday Observer

Expand your vocabulary

14 August, 2022

1. Aboriginal
A. primitive
B. isolated
C. numerous
D. forgotten

2. Postpone
A. cancel
B. appoint
C. to send away
D. to put off

3. Concur
A. overcome
B. to take over
C. agree
D. negotiate
4. Subsequent
A. disruptive
B. following
C. trivial
D. dependent

5. Tardy
A. late
B. misplaced
C. careless
D. timely

6. Antediluvian
A. going backward
B. guaranteed to
C. resistant to evil
D. very old-fashioned

7. Momentary
A. short-lived
B. forceful
C. memorable
D. important
8. Continual
A. equal
B. unavoidable
C. repetitive
D. restricted

9. Aeon
A. interval
B. eternity
C. long journey
D. period in history

10. Medieval
A. ancient
B. unsophisticated
C. according to myth
D. of the Middle Ages

11. Protracted
A. out of date
B. prolonged
C. sentimental
D. hesitant

12. Synchronize
A. to identify origin
B. time together
C. estimate age
D. to make a copy

13. Current
A. present-day
B. seasonal
C. convenient
D. shortened

14. Epoch
A. part of a story
B. point in time
C. series of events
D. prophecy

15. Punctual
A. fussy
B. predictable
C. prompt
D. hasty

16. Anachronism
A. unexpected happening
B. coincidence
C. ambition
D. error in time

17. Obsolete
A. antiquated
B. immovable
C. enduring
D. premature

18. Extemporize
A. to perform
B. to put an end to
C. predict
D. to underestimate risk

19. Ultimate
A. universal
B. final
C. perfect
D. everlasting

20. Retrospect
A. misfortune
B. lengthy speech
C. exhibition
D. looking back


1. A
2. D
3. C
4. B
5. A
6. D
7. A
8. C
9. B
10. D
11. B
12. B
13. A
14. B
15. C
16. D
17. A
18. A
19. B
20. D

10 – 14 Correct: Good
15 – 17 Correct: Excellent
18 – 20 Correct: Exceptional