Directions (Q. 1–5): Out of the four alternatives choose the one which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.

1. To secretly store more than what is allowed

hoard

store

hide

aboard

2. Very dramatic

Histrionic

Hippocratic

Hirsute

Hoary

3. The process by which a person or an organization reduces the amount of money it spends

budgeting

retrenchment

Saving

closure

4. An established principle of practical wisdom :

Marxism

Maxim

Neologism

Platonism

5. A figure of speech by which a thing is spoken of as being that which it only resembles

Metaphor

Simile

Personification

Alliteration

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