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MBA Verbal Ability Questions & Answers – Synonyms Set-II

Practice the multiple choice question set of Synonyms from the Verbal Ability Section at jagranjosh.com. These synonyms will aid you in your preparation for various entrances such as CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc

Oct 19, 2016 13:16 IST
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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. RIGGED

a) Supplied

b) Appointed

c) Manipulated

d) Geared

2. ILLICIT

a) Ethical

b) Illegal

c) Moral

d) Truthful

3. DEMARCATE

a) Connect

b) Mark off

c) Combine

d) Publicize

4. CANTANKEROUS

a) Quarrelsome

b) Rash

c) Disrespectful

d) Weary

5. BEMUSE

a) Amuse

b) Confuse

c) Diffuse

d) Fuse

6. NEOPHYTE

a) Graphite

b) Nonagenarian

c) Novice

d) Numb

7. ECCENTRIC

a) Centripetal

b) Abnormal

c) Unambiguous

d) Crystal

8. FRIVOLOUS

a) Consequential

b) Huge

c) Superficial

d) Ornamental

9. COURTEOUS

a) Polite

b) Legal

c) Illegitimate

d) Heedless

10. PANDEMONIUM

a) Clarity

b) Confusion

c) Glee

d) Casual

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Answers:

Ques 1

Ques 2

Ques 3

Ques 4

Ques 5

Ques 6

Ques 7

Ques 8

Ques 9

Ques 10

c

b

b

a

b

c

b

c

a

b

Explanation:

In 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: ‘Rigged’ means manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to gain an advantage and hence ‘manipulated’ is the appropriate synonym.

2. Explanation: ‘Illicit’ means something forbidden by law, rules, or custom and hence ‘Illegal’ is the appropriate synonym.

3. Explanation: Both ‘Demarcate’ and ‘Mark off’ means to separate or differentiate something.

4. Explanation: Both ‘Cantankerous’ and ‘quarrelsome’ means someone bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.

5. Explanation: ‘Be’ is the root word here that means begetting something. ‘Muse’ is to make think or wonder. So the word means something that makes you bewildered or perplexed. So, the correct answer is ‘Confuse’.

6. Explanation: The root word is ‘neo’ that means new. The word that means something related to new is option ‘c’. Novice means a beginner.

7. Explanation: Both words ‘Eccentric’ and ‘abnormal’ mean a person or their behavior unconventional and slightly strange.

8. Explanation: Both words ‘Frivolous’ and ‘Superficial’ means not having any serious purpose or value.

9. Explanation: Both ‘Courteous’ and ‘Polite’ means respectful or considerate in manner.

10. Explanation: ‘Pandemonium’ means wild and noisy disorder or confusion.

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