CBSE Class 10 vocabulary exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase. Choose your answers from the options given below.

(consequence, connotations, construe, consolation, conservation, consternation, conspiracy, contaminated, contingency, constitutional)

1. While the speech wasn’t openly contemptuous, its …………………. were insulting.

2. The world will run out of oil unless it practices …………………….

3. An event of great ………………………… took place in 1914.

4. Words are little ……………………… when tragedy strikes.

5. Those who planned the rebellion were indicted for …………………. against the king.

6. To their complete …………………………, the swimmers saw a shark approaching.

7. His limp is ……………………….. not the result of an accident.

8. Do you ……………………….. that remark as favorable or critical?

9. The oil spill ………………………. the river.

10. We must be prepared for any …………………….

Answers

1. While the speech wasn’t openly contemptuous, its connotations were insulting.

2. The world will run out of oil unless it practices conservation.

3. An event of great consequence took place in 1914.

4. Words are little consolation when tragedy strikes.

5. Those who planned the rebellion were indicted for conspiracy against the king.

6. To their complete consternation, the swimmers saw a shark approaching.

7. His limp is constitutional not the result of an accident.

8. Do you construe that remark as favorable or critical?

9. The oil spill contaminated the river.

10. We must be prepared for any contingency.

Meanings

Connotation – suggested meaning

Conservation – careful use, protection, safekeeping

Consequence – importance, significance

Consolation – solace, comfort, alleviation

Conspiracy – criminal plan, collusion, intrigue

Consternation – panic, shock, terror, horror, dismay

Constitutional – congenital, inborn

Construe – interpret, understand, elucidate

Contaminate – taint, pollute, make impure

Contingency – emergency, extremity

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