Q. 1

Match the words and phrases with their meaning.

Answer :

1. Unravel – disentangle

The word ‘unravel’ means either to undo and disentangle something or picking apart the details to solve a mystery.

2. A man of letters – scholar

A man of letters refers to one who is good at words and is knowledgeable, more specifically one who reads and writes well, that is a scholar.

3. Exhilaration – thrill

The word ‘exhilaration’ refers to a feeling of great joy and happiness, especially an overflow of happiness or a sense of thrill on doing or achieving something.

4. Dismal – sad

The word ‘dismal’ refers to a state of dreariness and depression, an extreme version of sadness.

5. Surmounted - overcome

The word ‘surmounted’ means in general to come on top of something, like a horse. However, it can also refer to becoming overcome with some kind of emotion.

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