The UPSC will conduct the CDS (II) Exam 2017 on 19 November 2017. For the benefit of aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing the following questions on synonyms. The answers along with explanations as given below will help the candidates in understanding the nature of the questions in the exam.
Directions for the following ten items:
Each item consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or groups of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in the capital letters.
Answer. (a) Visible
Synonyms for Conspicuous are - easily seen, clear, visible, clearly visible, standing out, noticeable, observable, discernible, perceptible, perceivable and detectable.
Answer. (d) Realistc
Synonyms for PRAGMATIC are – practical, efficient, logical and businesslike.
Answer. (c) Capacity
The meaning for the efficacy is - the ability to produce a desired or intended result. Synonyms for EFFICACY are – adequacy, potency, virtue, energy, force, influence, etc.
Answer. (a) Inborn
Synonyms for INNATE are – elemental, unacquired, ingrained, intuitive, etc.
Answer. (b) Archaic
Synonyms for PRIMITIVE are – basic, primeval, pristine, essential, fundamental, etc.
Answer. (c) Conventional
Synonlyms for TRADITIONAL are – classic, common, historic, regular, popular, ancestral, rooted, etc.
Answer. (b) Assumption
Synonyms for HYPOTHESIS are – axiom, conclusion, guess, inference, etc.
Answer. (d) Timidity
Synonyms for COWARDICE are – fear, funk, wimpiness, etc.
Answer. (a) Mastery
Synonyms for DEXTERITY are – artistry, cleverness, deftness, ingenuity, skill, etc.
Answer. (d) Abound
Synonyms for PREVAIL are – Overcome, prove, obtain, reign, succeed, etc.