English Vocabulary Exercise For Class 10 CBSE

In the following questions sentences are given with blanks to be filled in with an appropriate word. Four alternatives are suggested for each question. Choose the best alternative.

This interactive vocabulary exercise tests your range of English vocabulary.

English Vocabulary Exercise

Question 1
  1. Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson is considered to be the greatest ------------------ ever written.
A
novel
B
biography
C
autobiography
D
fiction
Question 2
  1. A light rain ---------------- to the humidity.
A
supplemented
B
increased
C
added
D
complemnted
Question 3
  1. It is his ------------------ nature which made him continue where many a lesser mortal would have given up.
A
divine
B
good
C
unfortunate
D
stubborn
Question 4
  1. The suspect was taken to the court but the ------------------ revealed nothing.
A
interrogation
B
questions
C
inquiry
D
probe
Question 5
  1. Raj made blasphemous statements on the religious leaders and was ----------------.
A
praised
B
criticized
C
applauded
D
excommunicated
Question 6
  1. He is so ----------------- to light that he never leaves the house without sun glasses.
A
sensitive
B
fond
C
insensitive
D
afraid
Question 7
  1. Her spectacles simply would not rest on the -------------------- of her nose.
A
arch
B
tip
C
bridge
D
top
Question 8
  1. Alice pulled a ------------------- face when she was told that she could not go to the cinema.
A
round
B
long
C
short
D
big
Question 9
  1. His films are a class -------------------- themselves.
A
in
B
for
C
by
D
among
Question 10
  1. He ------------------- through the nose for his inability to take prompt action.
A
paid
B
said
C
saw
D
got
Question 11
  1. John had ------------------ such heavy debts that nothing short of a miracle could save him from bankruptcy.
A
caused
B
earned
C
accumulated
D
incurred
Question 12
  1. The tyrant ----------------- everyone whom he regarded as a rival.
A
killed
B
exterminated
C
massacred
D
slaughtred
Question 13
  1. The accused protested that his hands were ----------------
A
washed
B
filthy
C
clean
D
injured
There are 13 questions to complete.

Answers

1. Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson is considered to be the greatest biography ever written.

2. A light rain added to the humidity.

3. It is his stubborn nature which made him continue where many a lesser mortal would have given up.

4. The suspect was taken to the court but the interrogation revealed nothing.

5. Raj made blasphemous statements on the religious leaders and was excommunicated.

6. He is so sensitive to light that he never leaves the house without sun glasses.

7. Her spectacles simply would not rest on the bridge of her nose.

8. Alice pulled a long face when she was told that she could not go to the cinema.

9. His films are a class by themselves.

10. He paid through the nose for his inability to take prompt action.

11. John had incurred such heavy debts that nothing short of a miracle could save him from bankruptcy.

12. The tyrant exterminated everyone whom he regarded as a rival.

13. The accused protested that his hands were clean.

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