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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.

Synonyms Questions:

Q1. CONCEDE

A. withstand
B. resist
C. refute
D. acquiesce
E. defeat

Q2. ACRID

A. mild
B. pungent
C. severe
D. slight
E. strong

Q3. VENERATION

A. rancour
B. proficiency
C. humility
D. kindness
E. adoration

Q4. DECREE

A. request
B. insist
C. appeal
D. compel
E. command

Q5. ACUMEN

A. achievement
B. stupidity
C. discernment
D. judgement
E. perfection

Q6. CITE

A. include
B. adduce
C. predict
D. show
E. perform

Q7. DILIGENT

A. dexterous
B. intelligent
C. experienced
D. sincere
E. hard-working

Q8. DISSIPATE

A. prevent
B. withhold
C. postpone
D. dissolve
E. cancel

Q9. ARBITRATE

A. compare
B. attach
C. believe
D. confirm
E. judge

Q10. RETRENCH

A. assort
B. attach
C. curtail
D. diversify
E. multiply

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Answers:

Q1: D (acquiesce)
Explanation: Concede means to accept or acknowledge Acquiesce

Q2: B (pungent)
Explanation: Acrid means sharp or pungent.

Q3: E (adoration)
Explanation: Veneration (great regard or respect) and adoration are synonymous.

Q4: E (command)
Explanation: Decree (an official order that has the force of law) and command are synonymous.

Q5: C (discernment)
Explanation: Acumen refers to the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions, the word discernment also means the same.

Q6: B (adduce)
Explanation: Cite is to quote ( a book or, author) as evidence for an argument the word adduce also conveys the same meaning.

Q7: E (hard-working)
Explanation: Diligent (industrious) and hard-working are synonymous.

Q8: D (dissolve)
Explanation: Dissipate means disperse, the word dissolved is its synonym.

Q9: E (judge)
Explanation: Arbitrate means to adjudicate or judge

Q10: C (curtail)
Explanation: Retrench is to reduce costs or spending in response to economic difficulty, curtail, (reduce or restrict) is its synonym.

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