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Synonyms MCQ-57

soporific is most similar to

(A) juvenile
(B) drunken
(C) delightful
(D) hypnotic

Explanation:-
soporific means causing sleep; hypnotic means tending to produce sleep

iterate is most similar to

(A) unsettled
(B) repeat
(C) impoverish
(D) announce

Explanation:-
to iterate means to say or do again, or to repeat

bulwark is most similar to

(A) conundrum
(B) festival
(C) rampart
(D) confuse

Explanation:-
a bulwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense, or a rampart

pedantic is most similar to

(A) pedestrian
(B) arduous
(C) fickle
(D) consequential

Explanation:-
pedantic means ostentatiously or narrowly learned, or unimaginative; one meaning of pedestrian is commonplace or unimaginative

bumptious is most similar to

(A) backward
(B) arrogant
(C) clumsy
(D) rugged

Explanation:-
bumptious means noisily self-assertive; arrogant means disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth

expiation is most similar to

(A) breathing
(B) immigration
(C) divergence
(D) atonement

Explanation:-
expiation means the act of making atonement; atonement means reparation for an offense or injury

flagitious is most similar to

(A) deliberate
(B) fatiguing
(C) villainous
(D) habitual

Explanation:-
flagitious means marked by outrageous crime or vice; villainous means having the characteristics of a deliberate criminal or scoundrel

inveigle is most similar to

(A) cajole
(B) complexity
(C) hoodwink
(D) distress

Explanation:-
to inveigle means to win over with flattery; to cajole means to persuade with flattery

heed

(A) trek
(B) consider
(C) consolidate
(D) bound

Explanation:-
to heed means to pay attention to, or to consider

edge

(A) diffuse
(B) point
(C) force
(D) dissuade

Explanation:-
to edge means to force or move gradually (as in to edge off the road)

elevate

(A) lessen
(B) mention
(C) affix
(D) hoist

Explanation:-
to elevate means to lift up, or raise; to hoist means to raise into position

appoint

(A) score
(B) discuss
(C) nominate
(D) ensure

Explanation:-
to appoint means to name officially, often to a position; to nominate means to appoint or propose for office

hoard

(A) stockpile
(B) burrow
(C) mine
(D) dessert

Explanation:-
to hoard means to gather a hidden supply; to stockpile means accumulate a reserve of something

homogeneous

(A) alike
(B) strange
(C) polite
(D) alkaline

Explanation:-
homogeneous means descended from the same ancestral type, or alike

hub

(A) counsel
(B) elder
(C) center
(D) extension

Explanation:-
a hub is a center of activity

tame

(A) lost
(B) evasive
(C) pushy
(D) submissive

Explanation:-
tame means deficient in spirit or courage, or submissive

irk

(A) shrug
(B) irritate
(C) devour
(D) avoid

Explanation:-
to irk means to annoy or irritate

loom

(A) disappear
(B) cut
(C) surface
(D) teach

Explanation:-
to loom means to come into sight in enlarged or distorted form; to surface means to come to the surface or into view

fitful

(A) erratic
(B) angry
(C) tired
(D) pronounced

Explanation:-
fitful means having intermittent or irregular character; erratic means lacking regularity

gaudy

(A) massive
(B) mindful
(C) tasteful
(D) flashy

Explanation:-
gaudy means ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented; flashy means ostentatious or showy