Synonyms MCQ-59

sepulture

(A) burial
(B) parasite
(C) verse
(D) sermon

Explanation:-
sepulture means burial

harridan

(A) governor
(B) vessel
(C) witch
(D) lawyer

Explanation:-
a harridan is a shrew, or a witch

apothegm

(A) medicine
(B) adage
(C) speculation
(D) resistance

Explanation:-
an apothegm is a short, pithy saying; an adage is a saying that embodies a common observation

grandiloquence

(A) respect
(B) bluster
(C) denial
(D) solemnity

Explanation:-
grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence; one meaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech

fulmination

(A) explosion
(B) recession
(C) achievement
(D) blessing

Explanation:-
a fulmination is a sudden or loud noise, or an explosion

pococurante

(A) native
(B) hot
(C) blasé
(D) hidden

Explanation:-
pococurante means indifferent or nonchalant; blasé means apathetic to pleasure

escarpment

(A) warning
(B) cliff
(C) campsite
(D) tomb

Explanation:-
an escarpment is a long cliff or a steep slope

plutocrat

(A) banker
(B) priest
(C) judge
(D) astronomer

Explanation:-
a plutocrat is one who rules by virtue of wealth; a banker is one who engages in the business of finance

beckon is most similar to

(A) light
(B) beg
(C) motion
(D) hear   

Explanation:-
to beckon means to signal or summon with a wave or a nod; to motion means to gesture

execute is most similar to

(A) perform
(B) decide
(C) wonder
(D) dismiss   

Explanation:-
one meaning of to execute is to carry out fully; one meaning of to perform is to carry out

idiom is most similar to

(A) stupidity
(B) recipe
(C) fastener
(D) expression   

Explanation:-
an idiom is an expression that is unique either grammatically or in meaning

engross is most similar to

(A) fatten
(B) absorb
(C) disgust
(D) destroy

Explanation:-
to engross means to occupy completely; one meaning of to absorb is to engage or engross wholly

brood is most similar to

(A) wander
(B) direction
(C) progeny
(D) tribe

Explanation:-
a brood is the young of an animal or a family of young; progeny is the offspring of animals or plants

balk is most similar to

(A) crow
(B) fight
(C) distress
(D) hamper

Explanation:-
one meaning of to balk is to check or to stop; to hamper means to impede or restrain

staunch is most similar to

(A) faithful
(B) strict
(C) biased
(D) political

Explanation:-
staunch means steadfast in loyalty or principle, or faithful

hubris is most similar to

(A) earth
(B) pride
(C) humility
(D) sorrow

Explanation:-
hubris means exaggerated pride or self-confidence

contrite is most similar to

(A) brief
(B) malicious
(C) banal
(D) rueful

Explanation:-
contrite means penitent for sin or failing; rueful means regretful

beset is most similar to

(A) hector
(B) decorate
(C) establish
(D) suspect

Explanation:-
to beset means to trouble or harass; to hector means to intimidate or harass

perfidy is most similar to

(A) incompleteness
(B) ideal
(C) betrayal
(D) braggart

Explanation:-
perfidy means an act of disloyalty, or betrayal

ascription is most similar to

(A) account
(B) attribution
(C) cure
(D) description

Explanation:-
ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause, source, or author; attribution means the act of explaining by indicating a cause, or the act of ascribing a work to a particular author or artist

bagatelle is most similar to

(A) paste
(B) bread
(C) bauble
(D) pirouette

Explanation:-
a bagatelle is a trifle (something of little value or importance); a bauble is a trinket or a trifle