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Q 1.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words.
IMMINENT

A

eminent

B

immediate

C

future

impending

E

None of these

Q 2.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words.
SPEND

A

pay

B

bought

devote

D

settle

E

empty

Explanation

The word spend (verb) means to pay out, to emplay (labour, time etc.) on some objects. For instance, How do you spend your leissure-time?
Similarly, the word devote (verb) means to give time and energy to something. For instance, He is devoted to his studies.
Thus, spend and devote are synonymous.

Q 3.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words.
STARVED

Deprived

B

Disadvantaged

C

Hungry

D

Fasting

E

Emaciated

Explanation

The meaning of the word Starve (Verb) as used in the passage is: keep deprived of; to not give something that is needed. Hence, the word starved and deprived are synonymous.

Q 4.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words.
SLAPPED

A

Beaten

Imposed

C

Withdrawn

D

Avoided

E

Persuaded

Explanation

The meaning of the word Slap (Verb) as used in the passage is : Impose; to order especially in a sudden or an unfair way, that something must happen or somebody must do something.

Q 5.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words.
PLOWED

Cultivated

B

Bulldozed

C

Recovered

D

Instilled

E

Withdrew

Explanation

The meaning of the word Plow (Verb) as used in the passage is : to invest a large amount of money in a company or project; to cultivate.
Hence, the words plowed and imposed are synonymous.

Q 6.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
REINFORCING

contradicting

B

wishing

C

jolting

D

forcing

E

re-inventing

Q 7.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
SHRANK

A

Hope

B

Depended

Grew

D

Pretended

E

Integrated

Q 8.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
DETERIORATED

A

Reduced

B

Moderated

C

Depreciated

D

Encouraged

Recovered

Q 9.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
BEFRIENDED

A

recoiled

B

killed

C

accepted

D

mistrusted

ignored

Q 10.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
FRAIL

A

Unhealthy

B

Massive

C

Rich

Robust

E

Civilised

Q 11.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
DISMAY

joy

B

interest

C

desire

D

humour

E

luck

Explanation

The word dismay (noun) means feeling of fear and discouragement. For instance,
They were struck with dismay at the news.
While, the word joy (noun) means feeling of happiness.
Thus, both are antonymous. ... . .

Q 12.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
PRESSING

A

Unpopular

Undemanding

C

Unobtrusive

D

Unsuitable

E

Unimportant

Explanation

The meaning of the word Pressing (Adjective) as used in the passage is: urgent, serious, insistent, needing to be dealt with immediately.
Hence, the word pressing and undemanding are antonymous.

Q 13.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
EVAPORATED

A

Absorbed

B

Accelerated

Grew

D

Plunged

E

Mismanaged

Explanation

The meaning of the word Evaporate (Verb) as used in the passage is: to disappear, especially by gradually becoming less and less.
Hence, the words evaporated and grew are antonymous.

Q 14.

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Pick up the correct antonyms for each of the following words.
THRIVE:

A

succeed

deteriorate

C

worry

D

tremble

E

strive

Explanation

The meaning of the word Thrive (Verb) as used in the passage is : to flourish; to become and continue to be successful, strong, healthy etc.
The word Deteriorate (Verb) means : to become worse. Hence, the words thrive and deteriorate are antonymous.

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In these questions, you find a number of sentences, part of which is underlined. You may also find only a group of words which is underlined. For each underlined part, four words/phrase are listed below. Choose the word which is nearest of the opposite of the underlined word or phrase.
He plunged into the turbid waters of the stream.

A

deep

muddy

C

clear

D

fresh

E

None of these

Q 16.

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In these questions, you find a number of sentences, part of which is underlined. You may also find only a group of words which is underlined. For each underlined part, four words/phrase are listed below. Choose the word which is nearest of the opposite of the underlined word or phrase.
Where ignorance is sometimes bliss, illiteracy is always considered a curse.

A

erudition

B

experience

C

education

information

E

None of these

Q 17.

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In these questions, you find a number of sentences, part of which is underlined. You may also find only a group of words which is underlined. For each underlined part, four words/phrase are listed below. Choose the word which is nearest of the opposite of the underlined word or phrase.
The news brought by the maidservants authentic

authoritative

B

baseless

C

rediculous

D

vacuous

E

None of these

Q 18.

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In these questions, you find a number of sentences, part of which is underlined. You may also find only a group of words which is underlined. For each underlined part, four words/phrase are listed below. Choose the word which is nearest of the opposite of the underlined word or phrase.
The proposal was denounced by one and all

announced

B

pronounced

C

appraised

D

commended

E

None of these

Q 19.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
VERATE

Scold

B

Judge

C

Downgrade

D

Deny

E

None of these

Q 20.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
OSTENTATIOUS

Pretty

B

Modest

C

Showy

D

Flagrant

E

None of these

Q 21.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
DEFLECT

A

Frustrate

B

Cheat

Pervert

D

Depress

E

None of these

Q 22.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
VULGAR.

A

Thoughtless

B

Unkind

Coarse

D

Illiterate

E

None of these

Q 23.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
TERRIFIC

A

Big

B

Excellent

C

Tragic

Terrible

E

None of these

Q 24.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
GRATIFY

A

Frank

B

Appreciate

Pacify

D

Indulge

E

None of these

Q 25.

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Pick up the correct synonyms for each of the following words
PENCHANT

Like

B

Eagerness

C

Disability

D

Dislike

E

None of these