Synonyms MCQ-20

grandiloquence

[A] respect
[B] bluster
[C] denial
[D] solemnity

Explanation:-
grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence; one meaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech

ascription is most similar to

[A] account
[B] attribution
[C] cure
[D] description

Explanation:-
ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause, source, or author; attribution means the act of explaining by indicating a cause, or the act of ascribing a work to a particular author or artist

predict

[A] foretell
[B] decide
[C] prevent
[D] discover

Explanation:-
to predict means to declare in advance or to foretell

sumptuous

[A] delirious
[B] gorgeous
[C] perilous
[D] luxurious

Explanation:-
sumptuous means excessively costly, rich, or luxurious

modest most nearly means

[A] attractive
[B] clever
[C] current
[D] humble mo

est me

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on

eit or pretension, or hum

le Explanation:-
modzest meazns to bze free of czonczeit or pretension, or humbzle

placid most nearly means

[A] calm
[B] lazy
[C] solemn
[D] devious pl

i

me

ns free of

istur

n

e, or

lm Explanation:-
plazczidz meazns free of dzisturbzazncze, or czazlm

diffident most nearly means

[A] apathetic
[B] shy
[C] arrogant
[D] quarrelsome

Explanation:-
diffident means shy or lacking in confidence

zest

[A] gusto
[B] cram
[C] worry
[D] trial

Explanation:-
one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment, or gusto

lissome

[A] slow
[B] honest
[C] supple
[D] dull

Explanation:-
lissome means supple or flexible

outfit is most similar to

[A] indoors
[B] strong
[C] special
[D] furnish

Explanation:-
to outfit means to supply or to furnish

querulous is most similar to

[A] nauseous
[B] fretful
[C] curious
[D] dizzy

Explanation:-
querulous means habitually complaining, or fretful

pretension

[A] stress
[B] ambition
[C] waste
[D] strife

Explanation:-
pretension means an effort to establish, or ambition

pretty

[A] plain
[B] confusing
[C] ugly
[D] terrible

Explanation:-
one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible, as in the expression “a pretty pickle’’

outlandish is most similar to

[A] distant
[B] absurd
[C] pastoral
[D] belligerent

Explanation:-
outlandish means extremely out of the ordinary; absurd means ridiculously unreasonable

edict is most similar to

[A] decree
[B] vacate
[C] correction
[D] destiny

Explanation:-
an edict is an official proclamation; a decree is an order with the force of the law

hoard

[A] stockpile
[B] burrow
[C] mine
[D] dessert

Explanation:-
to hoard means to gather a hidden supply; to stockpile means accumulate a reserve of something