Synonyms MCQ-56

conciliate

(A) appease
(B) disagree
(C) revive
(D) separate

Explanation:-
to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts, or to appease

exultant

(A) afraid
(B) jubilant
(C) expectant
(D) demanding

Explanation:-
exultant means filled with or expressing great joy, or jubilant

surreptitious

(A) overbearing
(B) clandestine
(C) indirect
(D) impious

Explanation:-
surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth, or clandestine

recalcitrant

(A) hesitant
(B) subdued
(C) unruly
(D) subtract

Explanation:-
recalcitrant means defiant of authority, or unruly

pretty

(A) plain
(B) confusing
(C) ugly
(D) terrible

Explanation:-
one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible, as in the expression “a pretty pickle’’

coterie

(A) various
(B) flirtation
(C) club
(D) socialize

Explanation:-
a coterie is an intimate or exclusive group or people who share a common interest or purpose; a club is an association of people for a common purpose

nefarious

(A) infamous
(B) macabre
(C) evil
(D) distinguished

Explanation:-
nefarious means flagrantly wicked, or evil

curry

(A) flatter
(B) spicy
(C) squander
(D) game

Explanation:-
to curry means to seek to gain favor, or to flatter

preternatural

(A) immature
(B) extraordinary
(C) removed
(D) unearned

Explanation:-
preternatural means exceeding what is natural, or extraordinary

pernicious

(A) noxious
(B) illicit
(C) open
(D) undecided

Explanation:-
pernicious means highly injurious or deadly, or noxious

reprisal

(A) accusation
(B) loathe
(C) retaliation
(D) insinuation

Explanation:-
a reprisal is an act of vengeance, or a retaliation

manifold

(A) evident
(B) contemporary
(C) diverse
(D) willing

Explanation:-
manifold means marked by variety, or diverse

factious

(A) sham
(B) unreliable
(C) seditious
(D) argumentative

Explanation:-
factious means inclined to form factions; seditious means disposed to insurrection

glare is most similar to

(A) scowl
(B) hide
(C) display
(D) summon

Explanation:-
to glare means to stare angrily; to scowl means to have an angry expression

erratic is most similar to

(A) enticing
(B) frequent
(C) difficult
(D) irregular

Explanation:-
erratic means lacking regularity, or irregular

civil is most similar to

(A) unkind
(B) trite
(C) public
(D) questionable

Explanation:-
one meaning of civil is involving the general public

peer is most similar to

(A) apple
(B) connote
(C) fellow
(D) recluse

Explanation:-
a peer is a person belonging to the same group; a fellow is an equal in rank, or a member of the same group

fiasco is most similar to

(A) festival
(B) disaster
(C) happenstance
(D) ceremony

Explanation:-
a fiasco is a complete failure, or a disaster

chasm is most similar to

(A) gorge
(B) charm
(C) bridle
(D) criticize

Explanation:-
a chasm is a deep split in the earth, or a gorge

expertise is most similar to

(A) activity
(B) courage
(C) mastery
(D) effort

Explanation:-
expertise and mastery both mean special skills or knowledge