1.. Which of the following is most similar to PLAGUING ?
2. Which of the following is most similar to RECOGNITION ?
(e) none of these
3. Which of the following words is OPPOSITE in meaning to DEFIANCE ?
4. Which of the following words is OPPOSITE in meaning to MODICUM ?
5. Which of the following words is OPPOSITE in meaning to RETRIBUTION ?
S1. Ans. (e)
Sol. Among the given words, only ‘bedevilling’ is synonymous with ‘plaguing’. Hence, option (e) is the most suitable answer choice.
Smother: kill (someone) by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate
Invigorate: give strength or energy to
Reprimand: a formal expression of disapproval
Lambaste: criticize (someone or something) harshly.
S2. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given words, only ‘discernment’ is synonymous with ‘recognition’. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Predilection: a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favour of something.
Charlatan: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill
Indemnity: security against or exemption from legal liability for one’s act.
S3. Ans. (d)
Sol. DEFIANCE means open resistance; bold disobedience. Hence, ‘obedience’ is its antonym. And Confrontation, Recalcitrance, Resistance and Subversiveness are its synonyms.
Hence, answer would be option (d).
S4. Ans. (e)
S4. MODICUM means a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
All the options except (e) are its synonyms. Entirety is its antonym.
Hence, answer would be option (e).
S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. RETRIBUTION is the punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.
Hence, pardon is its antonym. All the other options are its synonyms.
Hence, answer would be option (a).