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Synonyms MCQ-54

solemnity is most similar to

(A) lightheartedness
(B) gravity
(C) diligence
(D) sleepiness

Explanation:-
to entice means attract seductively, or to lure; to repulse means to cause aversion to, or to disgust

malign is most similar to

(A) evil
(B) malicious
(C) slander
(D) grandiose

Explanation:-
one meaning of liberal is giving freely, or generous; stingy means lacking generosity

impudent is most similar to

(A) cautious
(B) haphazard
(C) gleeful
(D) insolent

Explanation:-
impudent means contemptuously bold or cocky, or insolent

lambaste is most similar to

(A) marinade
(B) commotion
(C) censure
(D) tickle

Explanation:-
to lambaste means to attack verbally, or to censure

pitched is most similar to

(A) undone
(B) retracted
(C) heated
(D) lovely

Explanation:-
pitched means intensely fought; one meaning of heated is marked by anger

largesse is most similar to

(A) greatness
(B) generosity
(C) miniscule
(D) clumsiness

Explanation:-
largesse means liberal giving or generosity

decorum is most similar to

(A) etiquette
(B) merit
(C) parliament
(D) slipshod

Explanation:-
decorum means conduct required in social life, or etiquette

tumid is most similar to

(A) swollen
(B) fetid
(C) aggressive
(D) despondent

Explanation:-
tumid means puffy or swollen

jejune is most similar to

(A) youthful
(B) insipid
(C) charming
(D) quick

Explanation:-
jejune means lacking in substance or interest; insipid means lacking in qualities to excite or interest

sinecure is most similar to

(A) cakewalk
(B) serpentine
(C) evil
(D) dishonest

Explanation:-
a sinecure is a job for which little or no work is expected; a cakewalk is a one-sided competition

castigate is most similar to

(A) neuter
(B) punish
(C) banish
(D) celebrate

Explanation:-
to castigate means to subject to severe punishment

obloquy is most similar to

(A) tirade
(B) dependence
(C) oval
(D) circumlocution

Explanation:-
obloquy means abusive language; tirade means harshly censorious language

querulous is most similar to

(A) nauseous
(B) fretful
(C) curious
(D) dizzy

Explanation:-
querulous means habitually complaining, or fretful

wrath

(A) knot
(B) anger
(C) crime
(D) smoke

Explanation:-
wrath means strong, vengeful anger

plethora

(A) trouble
(B) foolish
(C) wealth
(D) love

Explanation:-
abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth

calamity

(A) potion
(B) silence
(C) shellfish
(D) disaster

Explanation:-
a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event, or disaster

pompous

(A) arrogant
(B) supportive
(C) busy
(D) gaudy

Explanation:-
pompous means self-important, or arrogant

prevalent

(A) wind
(B) servile
(C) widespread
(D) rare

Explanation:-
prevalent means generally accepted, or widespread

wince

(A) flinch
(B) cheer
(C) crush
(D) solitary

Explanation:-
to wince means to shrink back involuntarily, or to flinch

superficial

(A) gorgeous
(B) shallow
(C) intelligent
(D) rich

Explanation:-
superficial means to be concerned only with the surface or appearance, or shallow