Synonyms Words Meaning Exercise Number – 23

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Direction: – Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the key word.


(A) appropriate                      (B) highly unpleasant

 (C) foolish                              (D) painful

2. Bald

 (A) broad                                (B) rash

 (C) unadorned                       (D) insulting

3. Glean

(A) to gather bit by bit          (B) speak

 (C) to discover                       (D) to polish

4. Barge

 (A) to thrust forward           (B) to brag

(C) to swell                              (D) to oppose

5. Drab

(A) dull or colourless           (B) tired

 (C) discouraged                    (D) shabby

6. Irk

 (A) to scold                            (B) to make a wry face

 (C) to urge                              (D) to annoy

7. Wield

 (A) to throw                           (B) to use with full effect

(C) to grasp                             (D) to cut

8. Wreak

 (A) to twist                             (B) to emit an unpleasant odour

 (C) to inflict                           (D) to sweat

9. Cryptic

 (A) a puzzle                           (B) silence

  (C) precise                            (D) vault

10. Elude

(A) to evade                            (B) to omit or leave out

 (C) to make mention of       (D) to deceive

11. Embroil

 (A) to anger                           (B) to bring to boiling point

 (C) to encompass                  (D) to involve in dissension or strife

12. Compound

(A) to emphasise                   (B) to confuse

 (C) to put together                (D) to compress

13. Beguile

(A) to charm                           (B) to become shy

 (C) to flatter                          (D) to smile at

14. Submerge

 (A) to walk on                       (B) to sink

 (C) to appear                         (D) to join together

15. Placate

 (A) to flatten out                  (B) to pacify

 (C) to annoy                           (D) to make sure


1.A                  2.C

3.A                  4.D

5.A                  6.D

7.B                  8.C

9.C                  10.A

11.D                12.C

13.A                14.B


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