Daily Vocab Quiz-26-Aug-2020

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1. Which of the following is similar to “PERCEIVED”?

(a) abdicated
(b) relinquished
(c) disgorged
(d) discerned
(e) none of these

2. Which of the following is similar to COMPROMISE?

(a) unravel
(b) prevaricate
(c) expound
(d) imperil
(e) all of the above

3. Which of the following means opposite to DISMAL?

(a) innocuous
(b) ingenuous
(c) exuberant
(d) lucrative
(e) none of these

4. Which of the following words is similar to “compelling”?

(a) errant
(b) dreadful
(c) plausible
(d) imminent
(e) all of the above

5. Which of the following words is opposite to SHARPENING?

(a) forbid
(b) bolster
(c) debilitate
(d) nettle
(e) all of the above

Answers:-

S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given words, only ‘discerned’ is synonymous with ‘perceived’. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
Perceived: become aware or conscious of (something); come to realize or understand.
Disgorge: pour (something) out
Relinquish: voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up.
Abdicate: (of a monarch) renounce one’s throne

S2. Ans. (d)
Sol. Among the given words, ‘imperil’ is synonymous with ‘compromise’. Hence, option (d) is the most suitable answer choice.
Imperil: put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed
Expound: add details or explanation; clarify the meaning; state in depth
Prevaricate: to speak in an evasive way
Unravel: investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling)

S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given words, ‘exuberant’ is opposite to ‘dismal’. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Dismal: causing a mood of gloom or depression
Exuberant: full of energy, excitement, and cheerfulness.
Innocuous: harmless and doesn’t produce any ill effects
Ingenuous: to be naïve and innocent
Lucrative:  producing a great deal of profit

S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given words, the most suitable answer choice is “plausible”. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Plausible: (of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or probable
Errant – erring or straying from the accepted course or standards.
Dreadful- causing or involving great suffering, fear, or unhappiness; extremely bad or serious
Imminent- about to happen

S5. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given words, only ‘debilitate’ is opposite to sharpening. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Debilitate- hinder, delay, or weaken.
Forbid: refuse to allow (something).
Bolster: support or strengthen.
Nettle: irritate or annoy (someone)

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