SYNONYMS (Solved PRACTICE SET-3)
SYNONYMS — PRACTICE SET-3 — SOLVED
QUESTIONS: 25 MAXIMUM TIME: 5 minutes
- He gave his tacit approval to the proposition.
A) full B) loud
C) clean D) implied
- ln spite of hard work the farmers could only get a meagre yield.
A) satisfactory B) scanty
C) plenty D) normal
- He was exhilarated at the outcome of the election results.
A) satisfied B) surprised
C) disappointed D) overjoyed
- He was fired for negligence on duty.
A) relieved of his job B) scolded
C) rebuked D) attacked
- Democracy is not the standardising of everyone so as to obliterate all peculiarity.
A) demolish B) extinguish
C) erase D) change
- The convocation address was very edifying.
A) tedious B) in need of editing
C) instructive D) exciting
- The American policy did much to escalate the conflict.
A) to spread in a wider area B) to scale up
C) to reduce in intensity D) to put an end to
- Different races follow different modes of living.
A) ways B) customs
C) standards D) attitudes
- Suraj does unpaid work for the charity school.
A) honourable B) honorary
C) honest D) honorific
- I wrote to him as lately as last week.
A) late B) recently
C) early D) immediately
- The data compiled by the organization was very useful.
A) analysed B) enclosed
C) collected D) published
- She does not get her work done punctually and properly because she is always dawdling.
A) confused B) playing
C) loitering D) chit-chatting
- There is no efficacious remedy to unemployment problems in a country which has no ideological convictions.
A) suitable B) proper
C) effective D) possible
- Everybody laughed at the puerility of his statement.
A) inaccuracy B) childishness
C) insincerity D) falsehood
- It is a scandal that the murderer was declared innocent.
A) rumour B) silly action
C) talk D) graceful action
- There was always an imminent danger of the falling of that damaged roof.
A) constant B) impending
C) remote D) favourable
- The sentiments expressed by him in the speech were odious.
A) significant B) hateful
C) admirable D) common
- Everyone was listening to the news of earthquake with mounting anxiety.
A) interest B) eagerness
C) uneasiness D) curiosity
- Pakistan has been vigorously pursuing a clandestine nuclear weapons programme.
A) nefarious B) progressive
C) systematic D) secretive
- His endeavours proved fruitful.
A) justified B) futile
C) efficient D) productive
- He decided to accost a big financier for his new scheme.
A) employ B) consult
C) hire D) approach
- Seeds need sufficient water and air to germinate.
A) grow B) reproduce
C) breed D) sprout
- The cyclone had blown some of the cars on to funny places.
A) humorous B) irregular
C) unconventional D) odd
- Her new glasses make her look rather owlish.
A) foolish B) solemn
C) stupid D) silly
- He was sentenced to four year imprisonment.
A) acquitted B) punished
C) convicted D) assigned
|1. D||2. B||3. D||4. A||5. A||6. C||7. B||8. A||9. B||10. B|
|11. C||12. C||13. C||14. B||15. D||16. B||17. B||18. C||19. D||20. D|
|21. D||22. D||23. C||24. B||25. B|
Solution with explanation
1. Option ”D’ (implied). IMPLIED = if something is implied, it is understood to be true, although it is not stated directly or in a legal agreement; e.g. Some judges are of the opinion that there must be an express or implied agreement between the parties before the defence can operate.
2. Option ‘B’ (scanty). SCANTY = smaller in size or amount than is considered necessary or is hoped for
7. Option ‘B’ (to scale up). SCALE UP = to increase the size, amount, or importance of something, usually an organization or process; e.g. My company is scaling up its operations in India.
11. Option ‘C’ (collected). COMPILE = to collect information from different places and arrange it in a book, report, or list; e.g.
a) It took years to compile the dictionary.
b) She compiled a list of all the wine producers in the region.
12. Option ‘C’ (loitering). LOITERING = to go slowly, stopping often; e.g. Come straight home and don’t loiter, Sunita.
16. Option ‘B’ (impending). IMPENDING = used to refer to an event, usually something unpleasant or unwanted, that is going to happen soon; e.g.
The player announced his impending retirement from international football.
17. Option ‘B’ (hateful). ODIOUS = extremely unpleasant and causing or deserving hate
20. Option ‘D’ (productive). ENDEAVOUR = an attempt to do something
22. Option ‘D’ (sprout). SPROUT = to produce leaves, hair, or other new developing parts to begin to grow; e.g. It takes about three days for the seeds to sprout.
24. Option ‘B’ (solemn). SOLEMN = serious and without any humour. OWLISH = A person who is owlish looks serious and intelligent and usually wears glasses; e.g. He was an owlish figure, sitting in the corner of the library.
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