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Vocabulary Questions for the CAT exam are part of the Verbal Ability section of the CAT exam. Through Vocabulary questions, aspirants are asked to understand words, adjectives, and words. The difficulty level of the Parajumble questions can be easy to moderate.

CAT Vocabulary Practice questions for the CAT exam

Question 1. The “long pedigree” of the aim to shift civil servants to improve their living  standards implies that this move:
A. takes a long time to achieve its intended outcomes.
B. has become common practice in several countries worldwide.
C. is supported by politicians and the ruling elites.
D. is not a new idea and has been tried in the past

Answer: This is primarily a vocabulary question. Pedigree means history. So a long pedigree means something that has a history. Thus option 4 becomes the right choice. 

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Question 2. A translator of literary works needs a secure hold upon the two languages involved, supported by a good measure of familiarity with the two cultures. For an Indian translating works in an Indian language into English, finding satisfactory equivalents in a generalized western culture of practices and symbols in the original would be less difficult than gaining fluent control of contemporary English. When a westerner works on texts in Indian languages the interpretation of cultural elements will be the major challenge, rather than control over the grammar and essential vocabulary of the language concerned. It is much easier to remedy lapses in language in a text translated into English, than flaws of content. Since it is easier for an Indian to learn the English language than it is for a Briton or American to comprehend Indian culture, translations of Indian texts is better left to Indians.

A. While translating, the Indian and the westerner face the same challenges but they have different skill profiles and the former has the advantage.
B. As preserving cultural meanings is the essence of literary translation Indians' knowledge of the local culture outweighs the initial disadvantage of lower fluency in English.
C. Indian translators should translate Indian texts into English as their work is less likely to pose cultural problems which are harder to address than the quality of language.
D. Westerners might be good at gaining reasonable fluency in new languages, but as understanding the culture reflected in literature is crucial, Indians remain better placed.

Answer: C
The paragraph essentially reveals that an Indian translating works in an Indian language to English would find cultural equivalents in the western world easily, hereas a Westerner would find it very difficult to interpret cultural elements into English.Hence, it is better if an Indian translates Indian texts into English, as lapses in language are easily addressed, whereas flaws of content are a strict no-no! (4) does not mention translation at all and is thus found wanting. (3) does not xplicitly recommend that Indians do the said translation either, hence it is also found wanting. (1) also does not sufficiently press that Indians translate Indian texts. (3) comprehensively reframes the paragraph.

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Question 3: There is a sentence that is missing in the paragraph below. Look at the paragraph and decide where (option 1, 2, 3, or 4 ) the following sentence would best fit. 

Sentence: This philosophical cut at one's core beliefs, values, and way of life is difficult enough.
Paragraph: The experience of reading philosophy is often disquieting. When reading philosophy, the values around which one has heretofore organised one's life may come to look provincial, flatly wrong, or even evil. __(1)_. When beliefs previously held as truths are rendered implausible, new beliefs, values, and ways of living may be required. _ (2) . What's worse, philosophers admonish each other to remain unsutured until such time as a defensible new answer is revealed or constructed. Sometimes philosophical writing is even strictly critical in that it does not even attempt to provide an alternative after tearing down a cultural or conceptual citadel. (3). The reader of philosophy must be prepared for the possibility of this experience. While reading philosophy can help one clarify one's values, and even make one self-conscious for the first time of the fact that there are good reasons for believing what one believes, it can also generate unremediated doubt that is difficult to live with.
A. Option 1
B. Option 3
C. Option 4
D. Option 2

Answer: D

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Question 4: The salaries of three friends Sita, Gita and Mita are initially in the ratio 5: 6: 7 , respectively. In the first year, they get salary hikes of 20%, 25% and 20%, respectively. In the second year, Sita and Mita get salary hikes of 40% and 25% , respectively, and the salary of Gita becomes equal to the mean salary of the three friends. The salary hike of Gita in the second year is
A. 28%
B. 26%
C. 30%
D. 25%

Answer: A

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