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English (Synonyms) Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 1st September 2018 (Solutions)

English (Synonyms) Questions For DSSSB 2018 Exam: 1st September 2018 (Solutions)_30.1
Directions (1-10): Out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
(a) International
(b) Ruinous
(c) Stealthy
(d) Foolhardy
(a) Confine
(b) Deceive
(c) Belittle
(d) Compete
(a) Barrier
(b) Excite
(c) Periphery
(d) Repeat
(a) Presage
(b) Heal
(c) Wander
(d) Irritate
(a) Artificial
(b) Speech
(c) Invitation
(d) Section
(a) Rankle
(b) Repay
(c) Rest
(d) Repudiate
(a) Sacred
(b) Order
(c) Journey
(d) Saying
(a) Dashing
(b) Puzzling
(c) Vacuous
(d) Colorful
(a) Virtue
(b) Sweet
(c) Advice
(d) Blunder
(a) Torsion
(b) Dogma
(c) Dry
(d) Crisp
S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Internecine (adjective): destructive to both sides in a conflict.
Ruinous (adjective): disastrous or destructive.
Stealthy (adjective): behaving or done in a cautious and surreptitious manner.
Foolhardy (adjective): recklessly bold or rash.
Hence Internecine and Ruinous are synonyms to each other.
S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Hedge(verb): limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.
Confine(verb): keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits of.
Deceive(verb): deliberately cause (someone) to believe something that is not true.
Hence Hedge and Confine are synonyms to each other.
S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Ambit (noun): the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
Periphery(noun): the outer limits or edge of an area or object.
Hence Ambit and Periphery are synonyms to each other.
S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Augur (verb): (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome.
Presage(verb): predict.
Hence Augur and Presage are synonyms to each other.
S5. Ans.(d)
Sol. Excerpt(noun): a short extract from a film, broadcast, or piece of music or writing.
Section(noun): any of the more or less distinct parts into which something is or may be divided or from which it is made up.
Hence Excerpt and Section are synonyms to each other.
S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Requite(verb): return a favour to (someone).
Rankle (verb): (of a wound or sore) continue to be painful; fester.
Repay(verb): do or give something as recompense for (a favour or kindness received).
Repudiate (verb): refuse to accept; reject.
Hence Requite and Repay are synonyms to each other.
S7. Ans.(d)
Sol. Adage(noun): a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.
Saying(noun): a short, pithy, commonly known expression which generally offers advice or wisdom.
Hence Adage and Saying are synonyms to each other.
S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Crass (adjective): showing no intelligence or sensitivity.
Vacuous(adjective): having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.
Hence Crass and Vacuous are synonyms to each other.
S9. Ans.(d)
Sol. Gaffe (noun): an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator.
Virtue(noun): behavior showing high moral standards.
Blunder (noun): a stupid or careless mistake.
Hence Gaffe and Blunder are synonyms to each other.
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Tenet(noun): a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
Torsion(noun): the action of twisting or the state of being twisted.
Dogma(noun): a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
Hence Tenet and Dogma are synonyms to each other.