Sunday, July 15, 2012

SYNONYMS (Quiz)

SYNONYMS


English GrammarEach of the following consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or groups of words. Select the words or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.
(Taken from various competitive examinations like NDA, CDS, University graduate entrance, TET ...)

1. GENIAL
(a) Generous
(b) Wonderful
(c) Liberal
(d) Friendly and cheerful



2. REVAMP
(a) Retreat
(b) Reconstruct
(c) Retrial
(d) Retrace


3. RESCIND
(a) Reunite
(b) Repeal
(c) Reserve
(d) Reproach


4. RESPLENDENT
(a) Wondetful
(b) Dazzling
(c) Beautiful
(d) Respectful

5. CORPULENT
(a) Fleshy
(b) Thin
(c) Stout
(d) Bony

6. ACRIMONY
(a) Disagreement
(b) Despondency
(c) Bitterness
(d) Difference

Q7: CANTANKEROUS
(a) Bad tempered
(b) Full of contempt
(c) Very sick
(d) Very envious

Q8: FELICITY
(a) Peace
(b) Comfort
(c) Faithfulness
(d) Great happiness


Q9: UNRUFFLED
(a) Simple
(b) Indifferent
(c) Sluggish
(d) Calm


Q10: FELINE
(a) Feminine
(b) Cat-like
(e) Ferocious
(d) Ugly·and clumsy

Q11: TENUOUS
(a) Being tenacious
(b) Not substantial
(c) Gross
(d) Popular

Q12: EXQUISITE
(a) Highly refined
(b) Too costly
(c) Extemporaneous
(d) Exotic

Q13: WRESTED
(a) Took by force
(b) Took away easily
(c) Lost narrowly
(d) Won easily

Q14: EXPOSTULATED
(a) Requested
(b) Quarrelled ferociously
(c) Remonstrated
(d) Appealed with good reason

Q15: PLACATE
(a) Implore
(b) Flatter
(c) Pacify
(d) Compensate

Answers:
1. (d) Friendly and cheerful
2. (b) Reconstruct
3. (b) Repeal
4. (b) Dazzling
5. (a) Fleshy
6. (c) Bitterness
7:(a) Bad tempered
8:(d) Great happiness
9:(d) Calm
10:(b) Cat-like
11:(b) Not substantial
12:(a) Highly refined
13:(a) Took by force
14:(c) Remonstrated
15:(c) Pacify

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