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MBA Verbal Ability Questions & Answers – Synonyms Set-I

May 2, 2016 15:02 IST

    Synonyms are given in the MBA entrance exams to test the verbal aptitude of the aspirants. We have provided this practice set to enable you to crack targeted management aptitude test. The given below synonyms words are based on the latest pattern of the management entrance exams. This practice set will assist your preparation for CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP, IBSAT, NMAT etc. exams.

    Directions (1 - 10): In each of the following questions, the first word is given in capital letters followed by four other words, one of which is the synonym of the first word. Find the word.

    1. SLUMP

    a) Rise

    b) Disease

    c) Fall

    d) Theft

    2. EMULATE

    a) Neglect

    b) Instigate

    c) Modify

    d) Imitate


    a) Rude

    b) Sly

    c) Innocent

    d) Clever

    4. VIVID

    a) Picturesque

    b) Insignificant

    c) Weak

    d) Fresh


    a) Violent

    b) Overenthusiastic

    c) Apathetic

    d) Calm


    a) Cunning

    b) Ugly

    c) Sinful

    d) Harmonic

    7. GAMBIT

    a) Suffice

    b) Sacrifice

    c) Malice

    d) Artifice


    a) Horrible

    b) Palatable

    c) Disagreeable

    d) Tasteless


    a) Economical

    b) Splendid

    c) Slender

    d) Inferior

    10. ABSCOND

    a) Demonstrate

    b) Derive

    c) Disappear

    d) Destroyed


    Ques 1 Ques 2 Ques 3 Ques 4 Ques 5 Ques 6 Ques 7 Ques 8 Ques 9 Ques 10
    c d c a b d d b b c


    this section we will explain the rationale for choosing the answer pertaining to every question. After reading this description, you would be able to understand the concepts of English vocabulary and remember the synonyms easily.

    1. Explanation: The word ‘Slump’ means prolonged fall in price, value, or amount. Hence, ‘fall’ is the appropriate synonym.

    2. Explanation: The word ‘Emulate’ means to match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation. Hence, ‘Imitate’ is the appropriate synonym.

    3. Explanation: The word ‘Ingenuous’ means someone showing innocence or childlike simplicity. Hence, ‘Innocent’ is the appropriate synonym.

    4. Explanation: Both ‘Vivid’ and ‘Picturesque’ means something having the appearance of vigorous life or freshness.

    5. Explanation: Both ‘Fanatical’ and ‘Overenthusiastic’ means something filled with excessive zeal.

    6. Explanation: Both ‘Mellifluous’ and ‘Harmonic’ means a sound pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.

    7. Explanation: Both ‘Gambit’ and ‘Artifice’ means an act performed to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.

    8. Explanation: Both ‘Delectable’ and ‘Palatable’ means something greatly pleasing to the taste.

    9. Explanation: The word ‘Sumptuous’ means something quite splendid and expensive-looking. Hence, ‘Splendid’ is the appropriate synonym.

    10. Explanation: The word ‘Abscond’ means to leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest. Hence, ‘Disappear’ is the appropriate synonym.

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