ENGLISH: Synonym Quiz

Each 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) Wonderful
(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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15: 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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