Synonyms

29 April 2020


A synonym is a word or phrase, which means the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language. There are questions on Synonyms under Verbal section in various entrance and competitive exams. Here we have provided variety of questions from verbal ability section on synonyms.


Practice Questions For Synonyms

Q1) Prolong

A) inquire

B) wax

C) wait

D) extend

Solution :


Q2) Aloof

A) reserved

B) tidy

C) slope

D) foolish

Solution :


Q3) Modest

A) humble

B) clever

C) current

D) rag

Solution :


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Q4) Drag

A) sleepy

B) crush

C) pull

D) proud

Solution :


Q5) Fostering

A) Safeguarding 

B) Neglecting

C) Ignoring

D) Nurturing

Solution :

Safeguarding : a measure taken to protect someone or something or to prevent something undesirable.
Neglecting : fail to care for properly.
Ignoring : refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally.
Nurturing : care for and protect (someone or something) while they are growing.
Synonym of Fostering is Nurturing.

Q6) Propel

A) Drive

B) Jettison

C) Burst

D) Modify

Solution :

Jettison : throw or drop (something) from an aircraft or ship.
Burst : break open or apart suddenly and violently, especially as a result of an impact or internal pressure.
Modify : make partial or minor changes to (something).
Drive : propel or carry along by force in a specified direction.
Propel : carry along by force in a specified direction.
Synonym of Propel is Drive.

Q7) Massive

A) Strong

B) Little

C) Gaping

D) Huge

Solution :

Strong : having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks.
Little : small in size, amount, or degree.
Gaping : wide open.
Huge : extremely large; enormous.
Massive : exceptionally large.
Synonym of Massive is Huge.

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Q8) Stumbling Block

A) Frustration

B) Advantage

C) Hurdle

D) Fallout

Solution :

Frustration : the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something.
Advantage : a condition or circumstance that puts one in a favourable or superior position.
Fallout : the adverse results of a situation or action.
Hurdle : one of a series of upright frames over which athletes in a race must jump.
Stumbling Block : a circumstance that causes difficulty or hesitation.
Synonym of Stumbling Block is Hurdle.

Q9) Defer

A) Indifferent

B) Defy

C) Differ

D) Postpone

Solution :

Indifferent : having no particular interest or sympathy, unconcerned.
Defy : openly resist or refuse to obey.
Differ : be unlike or dissimilar.
Postpone : cause or arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled.
Defer : put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.
Synonym of Defer is Postpone.

Q10) Cease

A) Begin

B) Stop

C) Create

D) Dull

Solution :

Begin : perform or undergo the first part of (an action or activity).
Create : bring (something) into existence.
Dull : lacking interest or excitement.
Stop : come to an end, cease to happen.
Cease : come to an end, cease to happen.
Synonym of Cease is Stop.

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