Directions (Q.1-24): In each of the questions given below, a word is given in bold letters and five options were given. Choose the appropriate synonym from those options that suits the word given in bold letters.
A) Elaborate B) Appropriate C. Discriminating D) Perceptive E) Narrowest
Explanation: The word ‘intricate’ is used to express the complexity of the thing or to elaborate something in detail.
Eg: The intricate design of the necklace, that I saw in the shopping mall last night was stunning.
A) Complex B) Intelligent C) Awkward D) Poor E) Destitute Explanation: The word Discern means having or showing an ability to notice and understand things clearly.
Eg: She had a discerning eye for smell and could smell dishes a mile away.
A) Revolve B) Restrict C) Resolute D) Inappropriate E) Detailed
Explanation: The word ‘persistent’ means to determine to continue doing something despite of facing difficulties. The word ‘resolute’ also carries the same meaning.
Eg: She had a persistent cough that wouldn't go away despite taking medicine.
A) Alluring B) Delicate C) Courageous D) Relevant E) Beautiful
Explanation: The word ‘pertinent’ means relating directly (relevant) to the subject being considered.
Eg: It is important to provide only pertinent information in a job application to avoid overwhelming the hiring manager with irrelevant details.
A) Exquisite B) Fascinating C) Glittering D) Haunting E) Porous
Explanation: If a substance is ‘permeable’ or porous, it allows liquids or gases to go through it.
Eg: The permeable soil allowed water to easily seep through it.
A) Impeccable B) Jubilant C) Kind-hearted D) Charitability E) Luminous
Explanation: ‘Philanthropy’ is an activity of helping the poor, especially by giving them money.
Eg: Many Indians value the role of private philanthropy in supporting their communities.
A) Magnificent B) Nurturing C) Religious D) Optimistic E) Passionate
Explanation: The word ‘pious’ means strongly believing in religion, and living in a way that shows this belief.
Eg: My brother was a pious man who devoted his life to his faith.
A) Quaint B) Impressive C) Resilient D) Stubborn E) Trusting
Explanation: The word ‘magnificent’ means very good, beautiful, or deserving to be admired.
Eg: The magnificent sunset over the ocean was breath-taking.
A) Confusion B) Unforgettable C) Vibrant D) Zestful E) Whirlwind
Explanation: The word ‘Consternation’ is used to describe a feeling of shock or alarm or confusion.
Eg: The news of the company's bankruptcy caused consternation among the employees.
A) Deception B) Accomplished C) Astounding D) Beautiful E) Consequential
Explanation: The word ‘Subterfuge’ refers to a tactic or strategy used to deceive or hide the true nature of a situation or action.
Eg: The politician's subterfuge was uncovered when a hidden camera recorded him accepting a bribe.
A) Deliberate B) Insignificant C) Exceptional D) Fascinating E) Gratifying
Explanation: The word ‘Superficial’ refers to something that is on or at the surface, rather than being deep or significant.
Eg: The report was superficial and failed to address the root causes of the problem.
A) Heartening B) Inspiring C) Survival D) Jubilant E) Knowledgeable
Explanation: The word 'subsistence' refers to the minimum level of resources and income necessary for a person or group to survive. It can also refer to the act of sustaining oneself through basic means, such as growing or hunting for food and shelter.
Eg: The villagers relied on subsistence farming to make a living
A) Quality B) Radiance C) Substantial D) Temptation E) Beneficial
Explanation: The word ‘Salubrious’ means conducive to or promoting health or wellbeing.
Eg: The salubrious effects of regular exercise are well-known.
A) Existence B) Magnificent C) Nourishing D) Glitter E) Optimistic
Explanation: The word ‘Scintillate’ means to sparkle or shine brightly, like a star or a diamond. It can also refer to something or someone that is lively, witty, or intellectually stimulating.
Eg: The diamonds scintillated in the sunlight.
A) Unforgettable B) Adept C) Brave D) Creative E. Inspect
Explanation: The word ‘Scrutinize’ is the act of closely examining or analyzing something in order to understand it better.
Eg: The detective scrutinized the crime scene for clues.
A) Delightful B) Elegant C) Fanciful D) Varied E) Glowing
Explanation: The word ‘disparate’ is used to describe something that is made up of dissimilar or unrelated parts.
Eg: The disparate opinions on the new policy made it difficult to reach a consensus.
A) Hilarious B) Kinaesthetic C) Deceive D) Luminous E) Imaginative
Explanation: The word ‘Prevaricate’ is used to describe being dishonest or evasive in speech or behaviour.
Eg: I could tell he was prevaricating when he avoided giving a straight answer to my question.
A) Majestic B) Insight C) Noble D) Original E) Playful
Explanation: The word ‘Perspicacity’ is used to describe the ability to see things clearly and make good judgments.
Eg: With her keen perspicacity, she was able to quickly spot the flaws in the company's business plan.
A) Stubborn B) Unique C) Vivacious D) Whimsical E) Abominable
Explanation: The word ‘Obdurate’ is used to describe someone who is difficult to change their mind.
Eg: The obdurate businessman refused to budge on his stance, despite the mounting pressure from his colleagues.
A) Composure B) Quality C) Radiant D) Sensitive E) Thoughtful
Explanation: The word ‘Equanimity’ is used to describe a state of calmness and composure.
Eg: The yoga teacher reminded the class to cultivate equanimity in their practice, to remain balanced and steady amidst the ebbs and flows of life.
A) Audacious B) Improvised C) Beautiful D) Bewildered E) Comfortable
Explanation: The word ‘Extemporaneous’ is used to describe something that is done without preparation.
Eg: The speaker delivered an extemporaneous speech, with no notes or prewritten material.
A) Astounding B) Considerate C) Extravagance D) Delightful E) Disastrous
Explanation: The word ‘Prodigality’ is used to describe spending money or resources in an excessive or wasteful manner.
Eg: His prodigality with money had led to him becoming heavily in debt.
A) Distinctive B) Energetic C) Judging D) Fascinating E) Fearless
Explanation: The word ‘Adjudicate’ is used to describe making an official decision about something.
Eg: The judge will adjudicate the case tomorrow.
A) Courageous B) Treacherous C) Deliberate D) Ambitious E) Confident
Explanation: The word ‘Perfidious’ used to describe being disloyal or untrustworthy.
Eg: The perfidious salesman convinced me to buy a product that was clearly defective.