Synonyms Questions

Questions For Synonyms

 
Synonyms are a part of English Vocabulary section. Questions related to them are often asked in a number of competitive examinations.
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Rules for Synonyms Questions-

Synonyms can be defined as an alternative for the actual word, giving a similar meaning. On this page we will learn how to solve Synonyms Questions –

Some Rules to follow for Synonyms Questions are:

  • Associative Words
  • Word Tree
  • Root- Prefix and Suffix.

Rule #1 – Building Word Families

Word families are like a family tree where you have the main word and then branch it out with other words that hold a same meaning. The meaning is somewhat similar to the parent or the root word. Let’s take an example below:

For Example:

  • Let the root word be Happy – now we have to associate more words that branch out from Happy:
    • Gay
    • Merry
    • Joyful
    • Jovial
    • Jolly
    • Delighted
    • Gleeful ……………..etc.

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Rule #2 – Associative Words

There exists a set of words that have the charge to associate itself with other words carrying a similar or closely related meaning. For these types of words few of the letters are same for all the associated words with the same meaning. For these words, a positive word will only associate with positive words and negatives will associate with negative ones.

For example:

  • Apple – Now you need to have words that you can associate with apple. As much as you think you will get a longer list. let’s say:
    • fruit, red, citrus, healthy, sour, sweet, brand, rotten, peeled, skewed, green, pie, flavor, chop, slice etc. This association helps you to get more words inside your head than you would normally do.
  • Dog – Let’s associate some words with dog:
    • breed, animal, faithful, domestic, pet,stray, shaggy, naughty, panting, chained, licked, bite, howl, bark, shout, sniff, paw, beware etc.

 

Rule #3 – Word Charge

In order to answer any question based on vocabulary, it is important that you know the charge that that the word is carrying first. For Synonyms the word charge will be the same for the question and the answer.

These charges can be:

  • Positive – words that give positive connotation. Example – help, joy, love, support, pride, etc.
  • Negative – words that give a negative connotation. Example – anger, disappointment, loss, hatred, hostility, crime, etc.
  • Neutral – Words that do not any predominant connotation. Example – weird, writing, dog, ship, fables, etc.

 

Rule #4 – Prefix and Suffix

Adding a prefix or a suffix to get several words that men the same is another rule that you can give you a book full of words easy to remember and use. Let’s see the list given below:

There are also several tips to follow while answering the synonym questions. We will discuss the tips in the next section.

Tips To Follow:

The key to answering these questions is to have a thorough knowledge of words and their meanings. Going through a dictionary will definitely help you crack the answers. Also apply these tips and tricks to solve the synonym questions with ease.

  • Understand the Context
  • Go through all the options
  • Break the word
  • Regular reading
  • Keep the context in mind
  • Understand Homophones and Homographs
  • Practice More

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1. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Unbiased

Decided

Decided

6.58%

Faithfully

Faithfully

15.79%

Neutral

Neutral

53.95%

Undecided

Undecided

23.68%

Unbiased is usually used for an impartial decision. Therefore, the similar word from the options is neutral.

2. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Foolish

Superficial

Superficial

3.96%

Stupid

Stupid

91.75%

Logical

Logical

2.64%

Practical

Practical

1.65%

Foolish means silly or irrational. Therefore, the similar word from the options is stupid.

3. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Distortion

Bylane

Bylane

27.74%

Unique

Unique

14.04%

Alternative

Alternative

25%

Lie

Lie

33.22%

Distortion means falsification or misinterpretation of something. Therefore, the similar word from the options is a lie.

4. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Insolvent

Cheap

Cheap

21.86%

Bankrupt

Bankrupt

49.82%

Thief

Thief

11.47%

Poor

Poor

16.85%

Insolvent implies bankruptcy or a person who is broke. Therefore, the similar word from the options is bankrupt.

5. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Unaccountable

Inexplicable

Inexplicable

47.17%

Disordered

Disordered

25.28%

Muddled

Muddled

9.43%

Explicit

Explicit

18.11%

Unaccountable means puzzled or a baffling situation. Therefore, the similar word from the options is inexplicable.

6. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Frail

Delicate

Delicate

45.49%

Cripple

Cripple

25.88%

Vain

Vain

13.73%

Sick

Sick

14.9%

Frail means a fragile or weak person or thing. Therefore, the similar word from the options is delicate.

7. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Ephemeral

Transparent

Transparent

28.05%

Fancy

Fancy

22.36%

Transient

Transient

42.68%

Passed

Passed

6.91%

Ephemeral is used for a short-lived or a momentary thing. Thus, the similar word from the options is transient.

8. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Frequent

Fast

Fast

16.06%

Usually

Usually

44.98%

General

General

8.43%

Common

Common

30.52%

Frequent is used for things happening commonly or again and again. Therefore, the similar word from the options is common.

9. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Restraint

Restrict

Restrict

51.87%

Hinder

Hinder

14.52%

Repress

Repress

14.11%

Hurdle

Hurdle

19.5%

Restraint means to limit or control. Therefore, the similar word from the options is restricted.

10. Directions to solve:

In the below-given questions, choose the word that best expresses the sense from the choices provided for the given the word.

Exalt

Challenge

Challenge

23.65%

Alter

Alter

33.2%

Intensify

Intensify

36.1%

Flatten

Flatten

7.05%

Exalt means to praise someone or to promote something. Therefore, the similar word from the options is intensifying.

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