Thursday, June 18, 2015

English Quiz on Synonyms for SSC CGL with Answers & Complete Explanation

Synonyms Quiz for SSC CGL



1. ADVICE
 (a) council 
(b) counsel
(c) practice 
(d) proposal

2. MISERABLE
(a) object 
(b) obstruct
(c) abject 
(d) abstract

3. QUOTE
(a) sight 
(b) sigh
(c) sue 
(d) cite

4. HARMONY
(a) cemetery 
(b) ceremony
(c) symmetry 
(d) hierarchy

5. UNLAWFUL
(a) elicit 
(b) draw
(c) litigation 
(d) illicit

6. HAUGHTY
(a) imperial 
(b) arrogant
(c) adamant 
(d) empire

7. WISE
(a) momentous 
(b) pragmatic
(c) judicious
(d) delay

8. LOQUACIOUS
(a) Victorian 
(b) bombastic
(c) verbose 
(d) ambiguous

9. COURAGEOUS
(a) fickle (b) insipid
(c) timorous (d) fearless

10. WATCHFULNESS
(a) supervision (b) custody
(c) superintendence (d) vigil

11. ATTACHMENT
(a) affinity (b) influence
(c) causation (d) appendage

12. WEARY
(a) sad (b) fatigued
(c) sentimental (d) emotional

13. BEQUEST
(a) parsimony (b) matrimony
(c) heritage (d) patrimony

14. GULLIBLE
(a) credible (b) believable
(c) credulous (d) fallible

15. BRAVERY
(a) onslaught (b) arrogant
(c) fortitude (d) nepotism

16. JEALOUS
(a) obvious (b) atrocious
(c) envious (d) ferocious

17. PATRONAGE
(a) donation (b) support
(c) espionage (d) beneficiary

18. TRAVERSE
(a) mingle (b) frustrate
(c) take (d) cross

19. FEROCIOUS
(a) fierce (b) bitter
(c) danger (d) enmity

20. RECUPERATE
(a) recapture (b) delight
(c) recover (d) overcome





Answers with Explanation
1. (b) counsel also means ‘legal adviser’.
2. (c) abject means helpless, miserable, despicable situation, obstruct means to hinder, abstract is the literal oppositeof concrete, real.
3. (d) sight means scene, sue means to file a Suit.
4. (c) cemetery means graveyards, hierarchy means a system of society in which people are graded into different classes according to certain norms, harmony is when many things work together in the same mode.
5. (d) illicit means not sanctioned by law, elicit means to draw a response with difficulty, illegitimate means illegal/unlawful
6. (b) arrogant means revealing an exaggerated sense of own importance, adamant means firmly or stubbornly, determinedly.
7. (c) judicious means having good sense, momentous means most important, pragmatic means practical, treating in a sensible and realistic way.
8. (c) Verbose means using or containing more words than are needed, ambiguous means having more than one meaning.
9. (d) fearless means lack of fear, fickle means unstable, often changing, not constant, not faithful, Insipid means tasteless.
10.(d)
11. (A)
12. (b)
13. (c)
14. (c)
15. (c) Onslaught means ‘attack’; arrogant means ‘full of pride’
16. (c) Obvious means ‘clear’, ‘atrocious’ means ‘cruel’,ferocious means full of anger.
17. (b) Classical music today is in need of patronage. Earlier,its patrons were the maharajas. Classical musicians were honoured in the royal courts. They were given all the support necessary to let their art flourish.
18. (d) How did you traverse the river? That is, how did you go from one side of it to the other? In other words,how did you cross it? If you traverse an area of land or water, you go across it. Traverse is a literary word.
19. (a) Fierce means displaying a violent or ferocious a violent aggresiveness.
20. (c) Once I fall ill, it takes me long to recuperate. That is, I take a long time to recover my health or strength after I have been ill.

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