Synonyms MCQ-58

flaunt

(A) conceal
(B) parade
(C) trust
(D) fray

Explanation:-
to flaunt means to display ostentatiously or impudently; to parade means to exhibit ostentatiously

flex

(A) bend
(B) binge
(C) rid
(D) consume

Explanation:-
to flex means to bend

tantalize

(A) pronounce
(B) reign
(C) equal
(D) flirt

Explanation:-
to tantalize means to tease by presenting something desirable; to flirt means to behave amorously without serious intent

dastardly

(A) devastating
(B) cowardly
(C) clever
(D) munificent

Explanation:-
dastardly means despicably mean or cowardly

aficionado

(A) novice
(B) trickster
(C) devotee
(D) agent

Explanation:-
an aficionado is a fan, or a devotee

contiguous

(A) catching
(B) divided
(C) adjoining
(D) circumstantial

Explanation:-
contiguous means touching along a boundary or point; adjoining means joining at a point or line

swindler

(A) charlatan
(B) expert
(C) divinity
(D) debonair

Explanation:-
a swindler is a person who takes money or property through fraud or deceit; a charlatan is a person who pretends to have knowledge or ability, or a fraud

rogue

(A) knave
(B) wander
(C) buffoon
(D) color

Explanation:-
a rogue is a dishonest person; a knave is a tricky deceitful person

apologist

(A) liar
(B) defender
(C) failure
(D) admirer

Explanation:-
an apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defense of a cause, or a defender

proxy

(A) spasm
(B) closeness
(C) delegate
(D) court

Explanation:-
a proxy is a person who has the power to act for another, or a delegate

buffet

(A) protect
(B) barricade
(C) armoire
(D) strike

Explanation:-
to buffet means to strike repeatedly

travesty

(A) confusion
(B) mockery
(C) disaster
(D) speculation

Explanation:-
a travesty is a distorted or grossly inferior imitation; a mockery is an insincere or contemptible imitation

bristle

(A) aloof
(B) seethe
(C) wave
(D) doubt

Explanation:-
to bristle is to take on an aggressive or angry appearance; to seethe means to experience violent internal agitation

admonish

(A) laud
(B) decorate
(C) caution
(D) admire

Explanation:-
to admonish means to express warning in a gentle manner, or to caution

wheedle

(A) retreat
(B) deceive
(C) plead
(D) question

Explanation:-
to wheedle means to influence using soft words or flattery; to plead means to entreat or appeal earnestly

aplomb

(A) mine
(B) clumsiness
(C) complication
(D) poise

Explanation:-
aplomb means complete composure or self-assurance, or poise

aver

(A) dissipate
(B) create
(C) hate
(D) state

Explanation:-
to aver means to declare positively, or to state

mien

(A) carriage
(B) average
(C) vicious
(D) disguise

Explanation:-
mien means appearance or demeanor; carriage means manner of holding one’s body, or posture

paroxysm

(A) conundrum
(B) fit
(C) contraction
(D) spite

Explanation:-
a paroxysm is an attack or convulsion, or a fit

aegis

(A) superstition
(B) reference
(C) sponsorship
(D) archive

Explanation:-
aegis means protection, or sponsorship