Find the pairs of words

Pairs of words

Four words “A, B, C, D” are provided to you. You need to find the pairs of words which can be either synonym or antonym. The best pairs are provided in the option, find out which one is correct and mark your option accordingly:

Question 1

A- Sparred
B- Contend
C- Scour
D- Commodious

Options
I- A-C
II- B-D
III- A-C,B-D
IV- A-B
V- None of the above

Solution: IV sparred and contend both somewhat means a fight or argument whereas scour means to rub something hard and commodious means which has space/ roomy or comfortable

Question 2

A- Foible
B- Onerous
C- Arduous
D- Spurious 

Options
I- A-C
II- A-B
III- A-D
IV- B-C
V- B-D

Solution: IV foible means a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character. Spurious is false or fake. Onerous and arduous means involving or requiring strenuous effort in doing something.

Question 3

A- Untenable
B- Logical
C- Flimsy
D- Resilient

Options
I- A-B
II- C-D
III- A-B, A-C
IV- A-C
V- B-D

Solution: III untenable and flimsy both somewhat means weak and unconvincing or illogical / baseless and resilient means able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. So A and C are synonyms whereas A and B are antonyms so II is the correct option.

Question 4

A- Marred
B- Blemish
C- Mutilate
D- Defame

Options
I- A-B
II- B-C
III- C-D
IV- A-C
V- All the words are either synonym or antonym of each other

Solution: V marred, blemish, mutilate, and defame each means tarnish someone’s image.

Question 5

A- Trenchant
B- Acerbic
C- Amiable
D- Affable

Options
I- A-C
II- A-D
III- B-C
IV- C-D
V- All the words are either synonym or antonym of each other

Solution: V trenchant and acerbic means someone who is vigorous or incisive in expression or style. But amiable and affable means who is very friendly in nature so A and B are synonyms whereas C and D represents the opposite meaning of A and B.

Question 6 

A- Stave off
B- Avert
C- Fend off
D- Reinvigorated

Options
I- A- B
II- B-C
III- A-D
IV- A-C-B
V- A-D-C

Solution: IV Stave off, avert, fend off all means to stop something from happening whereas reinvigorated means something or someone with restored energy.

Question 7

A- Egregious
B- Flagrant
C- Despondency
D- Snuff out

Options
I- A-B
II- B-C
III- C-D
IV- A-D, B-C
V- B-C, C-D

Solution: I egregious and flagrant both means outstandingly bad; shocking whereas despondency means dejection and snuff out means put an end to something.

Question 8

A- Preclude
B- Frivolous
C- Sensible
D- Alacrity

Options
I- A-B
II- B-C
III- C-D
IV- A-D
V- None of the above

Solution: II preclude means prevent something from happening; frivolous means to do silly things; alacrity is liveliness and eagerness. Clearly B and C are antonyms which make option II right.

Question 9

A- Inevitable
B- Denigrate
C- Fortunate
D- Demarcate

Options
I- A-B
II- A-C
III- B-D
IV- C-D
V- None of the above

Solution: II inevitable means which is certain to happen denigrate means charge falsely or with malicious intent and demarcate is to set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something. So A and C are clearly antonyms which make option II correct.

Question 10

A- Dilate
B- Hapless
C- Bereave
D- Cranny

Options
I- A-B
II- B-C
III- C-D
IV- B-D
V- None of the above

Solution: V dilate means make or become wider, larger, or more open; cranny means a small, narrow space or opening; hapless is unfortunate; and bereave is deprive through death


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