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English Synonyms Quiz For SSC CGL Exam: 8th February 2020 for Synonyms questions

Direction (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word similar in meaning to the given word.

Q1. Select the synonym of “Stringent”
(a) Annoying
(b) Revengeful
(c) Incidental
(d) Rigorous

Q2. Select the synonym of “Boisterous”
(a) Clamorous
(b) Ferocious
(c) Fissiparous
(d) Voluminous

Q3. Select the synonym of “Haggard”
(a) Emaciate
(b) Insane
(c) Rejected
(d) Ridicule

Q4. Select the synonym of “Surreptitious”
(a) Hesitation
(b) Secret
(c) Impious
(d) Artless

Q5. Select the synonym of “Inanition”
(a) Lethargy
(b) Offensive
(c) Vacillating
(d) Grasping

Q6. Select the synonym of “Pilfer”
(a) Embezzle
(b) Strangle
(c) Follow
(d) Defame

Q7. Select the synonym of “Fugacious”
(a) Harangue
(b) Ephemeral
(c) Shave
(d) Peerless

Q8. Select the synonym of “Attrition”
(a) Friendly
(b) Harassment
(c) Restore
(d) Surplus

Q9. Select the synonym of “Prune”
(a) Lend
(b) Reduce
(c) Expand
(d) Prolong

Q10. Select the synonym of “Jeremiad”
(a) Friction
(b) Revel
(c) Wail
(d) Acme


S1. Ans(d)
Sol. Stringent: strict, precise

S2. Ans(a)
Sol. Boisterous: noisy, energetic
Clamorous: making a loud and confused noise.

S3. Ans(a)
Sol. Haggard: looking exhausted and unwell
Emaciate: abnormally thin or weak.

.S4. Ans(b)
Sol. Surreptitious: to keep secret.
Impious: showing a lack of respect for God or religion.
Artless: without skill or finesse

S5. Ans(a)
Sol. Inanition: exhaustion caused by lack of nourishment.

S6. Ans.(a)
Sol. Pilfer: steal (things of little value).
Embezzle: steal or misappropriate

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Fugacious: tending to disappear; fleeting.
Ephemeral: lasting for a very short time.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Attrition: the process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.

S9. Ans.(b)
Sol. Prune: to reduce (something) by removing parts that are not necessary or wanted.

S10. Ans.(c)
Sol. Jeremiad: a prolonged lamentation or complaint.
Wail: a prolonged high-pitched cry of pain, grief, or anger.


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