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NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam: English Practice Questions – Synonyms Set 01

The practice questions on Synonyms were prepared by taking into account the questions asked in previous years.

Sep 5, 2017 11:12 IST
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NDA I 2017 Exam Practice Questions on English Synonyms =

For the benefit of NDA & NA (II) 2017 Exam aspirants, the Jagran Josh is providing practice questions on Synonyms. The answers to the questions along with the detailed explanations will help the aspirants in improving their scores in the exam that will be held on 10 September 2017.

Directions: Each of the question below consists of a word printed boldly, followed by four words or phrases numbered (a) to (d). Choose the numbered word or phrase which is most nearly similar in meaning to the word printed boldly.
1. HIRSUTE
a) damp
b) bearded    
c) humorous
d) formerly
Ans. (b) bearded
The meaning for the word ‘hirsute’ means hairy. Hence, the option ‘bearded’ is correct.
2. PANACE
a) pancake
b) praise
c) inactivity
d) cure–all
Ans. (d) cure-all
Panacea means a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases. Panace is an archaic form of pancea.
3. CELIBATE
a) single
b) double
c) married
d) bald
Ans. (a) single
The dictionary meaning of word celibate is - abstaining from marriage and sexual relations, typically for religious reasons. Hence the correct option is – single.
4.  CHASTEN
a) discipline
b) pursue
c) sanctify
d) stop
Ans. (a) discipline
The meaning for the word chasten is having a restraining or moderating effect on something. Hence the correct option is discipline.
5.  MERETRICIOUS
a) conspicuous
b) blonde
c) tawdry
d)  angry
Ans. (c) tawdry
The meaning of meretricious is - apparently attractive but having no real value. And, the meaning of tawdry is - showy but cheap and of poor quality.
6. REQUIEM
a) recess
b) assignment
c)  profanity
d) dirge
Ans. (d) dirge
Requiem means a mass for the repose of the souls of the dead. Dirge has similar meaning. It means a lament for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite.
7.  EFFIGY
a) proxy
b) profundity
c) boldness
d) dummy
Ans. (d) dummy
Effigy means a sculpture or model of a person. Dummy means a model or replica of a human being.
8.  BLISSFULLY
a) maudlin
b) dour
c) beatific
d) moot
Ans. (c) beatific
Beatific means feeling or expressing blissful happiness.
9.  HOMOGENEOUS
a) heterogeneous
b) motley
c) scrambled
d) similar
Ans. (d) similar
Homogeneous means similar. And, heterogeneous means different things or ideas.
10. RESURRECTION
a) death
b) life-less
c)  abandoned
d) comeback
Ans. (d) comeback
In the religious sense, resurrection means the revitalization or revival of something.

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