How To Solve Synonyms Questions Quickly

How To Solve Synonyms Questions Quickly

  • Synonyms when used in the same sentence at the same place, ideally do not change the entire meaning of the sentence.
  • For example, “It was Sahil’s hesitation that was the cause of all trouble” can be replaced by “It was Sahil’s reluctance that was the cause of all trouble” as ‘hesitation’ and ‘reluctance’ are similar in meaning.
  • So try to make a sentence and try to eliminate answer options
how to solve synonyms question quickly

Roots, Prefixes and Suffixes

Pyr: Fire

  1. Pyre – pile of burning material
  2. Pyrogenic – producing heat
  3. Pyromaniac – person who sets fire to things
  4. Pyrotechnics – relating to fireworks

Andr/Gyn : Man/Woman

  1. Androgen – Male hormone
  2. Gynecoid – Characteristic of woman
  3. Polyandry – Having multiple husbands
  4. Gynocide – Killing woman.
  5. Gynecologist – medical practice dealing with female reproductive systems

How to Solve Synonyms Question Quickly:-

Question 1.

Find the word which best expresses the meaning of the word:

Potable:

A.  Solid
B.  Gaseous
C. Abstain
D.  Drinkable

Correct option: D

Explanation:

If we bifurcate the word, we get Pot as a prefix, whc=ich (as per the table mentioned in the introduction page) means to drink. Hence its synonym must be something related to a liquid or a drink.

Which makes it evident that option D is related to the given the word, other options are opposite in their respective meaning, like solid means something not liquid. Similarly, gaseous has an airy impact. Abstain on the other hand means to control.

Hence option D is the correct one.

Question 2. 

Find the word which best expresses the meaning of the word:

Multifarious:

A.  Diverse
B.  Homogeneous
C.  Consistent
D. Alike

Correct option: A

Explanation:

By splitting Multifarious, we get multi as a prefix which means many. But the possibilities have words like homogeneous, which has homo as a prefix which means one or single, next is consistent which means same or regular, and alike again means similar. All these three options cannot be relatable to the given the word.

However Diverse, which means different or multi, carry a similar meaning to the given the word. Hence option A is the correct one.

Question 3.

Find the word which best expresses the meaning of the word:

Transmute:

A.  Convert
B.  Preserve
C.  Stagnate
D.  Secure

Correct option: A

Explanation:

Transmute contains a suffix mute, which means to change, and by looking at the given options only option A carries a similar meaning to the given the word.

As preserve means to secure or to save, which is the opposite of the given word.

Hence option A is the correct one.

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