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Q 1. Synonym of OBNOXIOUS

A

depressing

disgusting

C

arrogant

D

filthy

Explanation

disgusting (Adjective) : extremely unpleasant
obnoxious (Adjective) : extremely unpleasant; offensive
depressing (Adjective) : making one feel sad and without enthusiasm
arrogant (Adjective) : behaving in a proud, unpleasant way,
filthy (Adjective, Adverb): showing little thought for other people; very dirty and unpleasant

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Q 2. Synonym of COVENANT

A

case

B

coupon

contract

D

settlement

Explanation

contract (Noun, Verb) : an official written agreement
covenant (Noun) : a promise to somebody; a legal agreement
case (Noun, Verb) : a particular situation
coupon (Noun) : a small piece of printed paper that can be exchanged for something or that gives one the right to buy at a cheaper price than normal
settlement (Noun) : an official agreement that ends an argument between two people or groups

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Q 3. Synonym of DEFERENCE

A

indifference

B

sympathy

respect

D

flattery

Explanation

respect (Noun) : a feeling of admiration for somebody/ something because of his/its good qualities/achievements
deference (Noun) : behaviour that shows that you respect somebody/something
indifference (Noun) : a lack of interest, feeling or reaction towards somebody/something
sympathy (Noun) : the feeling of being sorry for somebody; showing that you understand and care about somebody's problems
flattery (Noun) : praise that is not sincere

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Q 4. Synonym of ABROGATE

repeal

B

destroy

C

delay

D

dismiss

Explanation

repeal (verb) : if a government or other group or person with authority repeals a law, that law is no longer valid
abrogate (Verb) : to officially end a law, an agreement etc.
destroy (Verb) : to damage something so badly that it no longer exists, works etc.
delay (Noun, Verb) : a period of time when somebody/something has to wait because of a problem that makes something slow or late
dismiss (Verb) : to decide that somebody/something is not important and not worth thinking or talking about

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Q 5. Synonym of INTREPID

A

ambitious

B

determined

C

talkative

fearless

Explanation

fearless (Adjective) : not afraid
intrepid (Adjective) : very brave; not afraid of danger or difficulties.
ambitious (Adjective) : something that one wants to do or achieve very much; determined to be successful, rich, powerful, etc.
determined (Adjective) : if one is determined to do something, one has to make a firm decision to do it and no one can stop/ prevent you
talkative (Adjective) : liking to talk a lot

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Q 6. Synonym of GRANDEUR

magnificence

B

admiration

C

happiness

D

awe

Explanation

magnificence (noun) : the quality of being extremely attractive and impressive
grandeur (Noun) : the quality of being great and impressive in appearance; splendour
admiration (Noun) : a feeling of respect for somebody/something
happiness (Noun) : the good feeling that one has when one is happy or one has achieved something
awe (Noun) : feeling of respect and slight fear

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Q 7. Synonym of INCEPTION

A

initiative

beginning

C

initial

D

origin

Explanation

beginning (Noun) : the time when something starts
inception (Noun) : the start of an institution or organisation
initiative (Noun) : a new plan for dealing with a particular problem or for achieving a particular purpose ; the ability to decide and act on your own without waiting for somebody to tell you what to do
initial (Adjective) : happening at the beginning
origin (Noun) : the point from which something starts

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Q 8. Synonym of COLOSSAL

A

famous

B

vigorous

C

energetic

enormous

Explanation

enormous (adjective) : extremely large in size or amount
colossal (Adjective) : extremely large
famous (Adjective) : known about by many people
vigorous (Adjective) : very active ; determined ; full of energy
energetic (Adjective) : having a lot of energy and enthusiasm

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Q 9. Synonym of PARADOX

A

Paradise

B

question

puzzle

D

challenge

Explanation

puzzle (Noun) : a game; something that is difficult to understand or explain
paradox (Noun) : a person, thing or situation that has two opposite features and therefore seems strange; a statement containing two opposite ideas that make it seem impossible
paradise (Noun) : a perfect place where people are said to go when they die
question (Noun) : a sentence, phrase or word that asks for information
challenge (Noun) : a new or difficult task that tests somebody's ability and skill

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Q 10. Synonym of DILIGENT

industrious

B

indifferent

C

intelligent

D

energetic

Explanation

industrious (Adjective) : working hard
diligent (Adjective) : showing care and effort in your work or duties
indifferent (Adjective) : having or showing no interest
intelligent (Adjective) : good at learning, understanding and thinking in a logical way about things
energetic (Adjective) : having a lot of energy

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Q 11. Synonym of CONTEMPLATION

A

consideration

meditation

C

deliberation

D

speculation

Explanation

meditation (Noun) : the practice of thinking deeply in silence, especially for religious reasons or in order to make your mind calm
contemplation (Noun) :the act of thinking deeply about something
consideration (Noun) : the act of thinking carefully about something
deliberation (Noun) : the process of carefully considering or discussing something
speculation (noun) : the act of forming opinions about what has happened or what might happen without knowing all the facts

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Q 12. Synonym of ADULATION

A

duration

B

argument

flattery

D

institution

Explanation

flattery (Noun) : praise that is not sincere
adulation (Noun) : admiration and praise, especially when this is greater than is necessary
duration (Noun) : the length of time that something continues
argument (Noun) : a conversation or discussion in which two or more people disagree, often angrily
institution (Noun) : a large important organisation

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Q 13. Synonym of QUIVER

A

quarrel

B

quicken

C

waver

tremble

Explanation

tremble (Verb) : to shake in a way that you cannot control ; quiver
quiver (Verb) :to shake slightly quarrel (Noun) : to have an angry argument
quicken (Verb) : to become quicker waver (Verb) : to be or become weak or unsteady ; hesitate

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Q 14. Synonym of BEAUTIFUL

handsome

B

alluring

C

appealing

D

attractive

Explanation

handsome (Adjective) : attractive ; good-looking
beautiful (Adjective) : pretty; handsome; attractive; lovely; good-looking; gorgeous; having beauty
alluring (Adjective) : attractive and exciting in a mysterious way
appealing (Adjective) : attractive or interesting
attractive (Adjective) :pleasant to look at ; appealing

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Q 15. Synonym of INFATUATION

A

emotion

passion

C

imagination

D

compassion

Explanation

passion (Noun) : a very strong feeling of love, hatred, anger, enthusiasm, etc. ; rage
infatuation (Noun) : very strong feelings of love or attraction for somebody/something ; foolish passion
emotion (Noun) : a strong feeling such as love, fear or anger
imagination (Noun) : the ability to create pictures in your mind
compassion (Noun) : a strong feeling of sympathy for people who are suffering and a desire to help them

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Q 16. Synonym of TRAMP

wanderer

B

cheat

C

traveller

D

pilgrim

Explanation

wanderer (Noun) : a person who keeps travelling from place to place with no permanent home tramp (Noun) : a person with no home or job; who travels from place to place, usually asking people in the street for food or money
cheat (Noun) : to trick somebody or make him believe something that is not true.
traveller (Noun) : a person who is travelling or who often travels pilgrim (Noun) : a person who travels to a holy place for religious reasons

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Q 17. Synonym of IRREVERENCE

disrespect

B

cruelty

C

unkindness

D

invalidity

Explanation

disrespect (Noun) : lack of respect
irreverence (Noun) : a disrespectful act
cruelty (Noun) : behaviour that causes pain or suffering to others
unkindness (Noun) : lack of sympathy
invalidity (Noun) : the state of being unable to take care of yourself because of illness or injury

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Q 18. Synonym of AMICABLE

A

poisonous

friendly

C

satisfying

D

heartening

Explanation

friendly (Noun) : behaving in a nice and kind way you want to help
amicable (Adjective) : done or achieved in a polite or friendly way and without arguing
poisonous (Adjective) : the fact or state of having swallowed or absorbed poison
satisfying (Adjective) : giving pleasure because it provides something you need or want
heartening (Adjective) : cheerfully encouraging ; inspiring

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Q 19. Synonym of PRUDENT

A

skilled

B

experienced

cautious

D

criminal

Explanation

cautious (Adjective) : showing careful thought
prudent (Adjective) : sensible and careful when you make judgement and decisions
skilled (Adjective) : having or showing special skill
experienced (Adjective) : having become knowledgeable/skillful from observation or participation criminal (Adjective) : relating to crime or its punishment

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Q 20. Synonym of BENEVOLENCE

A

ill-will

B

morbidity

kindness

D

vision

Explanation

kindness (Noun) : the quality of being warm - hearted and considerate and sympathetic
benevolence (Noun) : an inclination to do something good; generosity
ill-will (Noun) : the feeling of a hostile person
morbidity (Noun) : the ratio of deaths in an area to the population of that area
vision (Noun) : a vivid mental image ; the ability to see