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This is the verbal ability questions and answers section on “Synonyms” with explanation for various interview, competitive examination and entrance test. Solved examples with detailed answer description, explanation are given and it would be easy to understand.

Questions:

Q1. Remote

A. Automatic
B. Distant
C. Savage
D. Mean

Q2. Detest

A. Argue
B. Hate
C. Discover
D. Reveal

Q3. Gracious

A. Pretty
B. Clever
C. Pleasant
D. Present

Q4. Predict

A. Foretell
B. Decide
C. Prevent
D. Discover

Q5. Kin

A. Exult
B. Twist
C. Friend
D. Relative

Q6. Pensive

A. Oppressed
B. Caged
C. Thoughtful
D. Happy

Q7. Banish

A. Exile
B. Hate
C. Fade
D. Clean

Q8. Fraud

A. Malcontent
B. Argument
C. Imposter
D. Clown

Q9. Saccharine

A. Leave
B. Sweet
C. Arid
D. Quit

Q10. Drag

A. Sleepy
B. Crush
C. Proud
D. Pull

Also read: Antonyms questions series

Answers:

Q1. B (Distant)
Explanation: Remote means faraway, or distant

Q2: B (Hate)
Explanation: to detest means to feel intense or violent dislike, or to hate

Q3: C (Pleasant)
Explanation: gracious means to be pleasant or considerate in social interactions

Q4: A (Foretell)
Explanation: to predict means to declare in advance or to foretell

Q5: D (Relative)
Explanation: kin means people with common ancestors, or relatives

Q6: C (Thoughtful)
Explanation: pensive means moodily or dreamily thoughtful

Q7: A (Exile)
Explanation: to banish means to drive out from home or country, or to exile

Q8: C (Imposter)
Explanation: a fraud is someone who is not what he or she pretends to be, or an imposter

Q9: B (Sweet)
Explanation: saccharine means overly sweet

Q10: D (Pull)
Explanation: to drag is to pull, or to cause movement in a direction with applied force

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