UPSC CDS 2015 English Synonyms Questions :

Directions: Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word following by four words or group of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the underlined word.

  1. All these items have been marked down.
    (a) reserved           (b) packed up          (c) reduced in price          (d) entered
  2. How can you have the effrontery to ask for another loan?
    (a) right                  (b) impudence        (c) heart                              (d) courage
  3. There was a devastating attack on his work.
    (a) terrible             (b) casual                 (c) uncthicla                       (d) motivated
  4. The committee conducted an exhaustive
    (a) time-consuming (b) complicated  (c) renewed                        (d) thorough
  5. He is just laying up a lot of trouble for himself.
    (a) clearing            (b) accumulating    (c) accepting                      (d) removing
  6. He fought the demon with all his might.
    (a) heaviness         (b) strength            (c) density                           (d) popularity
  7. Devetees believe that God dwells in their heart.
    (a) lives                   (b) insists              (c) travels                              (d) enters
  8. Not everyone can respond to difficult question quickly.
    (a) discuss              (b) argue                (c) answer                             (d) deny
  9. The sage did not want to be bothered with mundane
    (a) wordly              (b) meaningless     (c) trivial                               (d) superfluous
  10. Mountaineering in bad weather is dangerous.
    (a) threatening     (b) shaky                  (c) perilous                           (d) Slippery
  11. Steller grouping tend to be Steller grouping tend to be unlimited
    (a) lengthy             (b) heavenly            (c) huge                                 (d) infinite
  12. One who rules with unlimited power is called a  fanatic
    (a) anarchist          (b) autocrat            (c) egoist                                 (d) sychophant
  13. He was not ready with his annual
    (a) yearly                 (b) important        (c) monthly                             (d) permanent
  14. Society cannot depend upon a fanatic for guidance.
    (a) optimist             (b) martyr              (c) bigot                                   (d) anarchist
  15. A busy person cannot waste his time on trivial
    (a) unimportant     (b) rude                   (c) crude                                 (d) tribal
Anurag Mishra Professor Asked on 4th November 2015 in English.
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1 Answer(s)
  1. Answer: (c ) reduced in the price

  2. Answer: (b) impudence

  3. Answer: (a) terrible

  4. Answer: (d) thorough

  5. Answer: (b) accumulation

  6. Answer: (b) strength

  7. Answer: (a) lives

  8. Answer: (c) answer

  9. Answer: (a) worldly

  10. Answer: (c) perilous

  11. Answer: (d) infinite

  12. Answer: (b) autocrat

  13. Answer: (a) yearly

  14. Answer: (c) bigot

  15. Answer: (a) unimportant
Anurag Mishra Professor Answered on 4th November 2015.
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