English for Bank PO Examinations: Vocabulary →Synonyms

For each of the following questions, select the option which is CLOSEST in meaning to the capitalized word.
1. TURBULENCE
[A]Treachery
[B]Triumph
[C]Commotion
[D]Overflow

Coomotion
Commotion means an disorderly outburst or tumult. Its most close to tubulence which means unstable flow of a liquid or gas. Turbulence also refers to a state of disturbance


2. DEFER
[A]Discourage
[B]Minimize
[C]Postpone
[D]Estimate

Postpone
Other synonyms are prorogue, put off, set back, shelve


3. ADAGE
[A]Proverb
[B]Youth
[C]Supplement
[D]Hardness

Proverb
An adage is a proverb or byword


4. ENSUE
[A]Compel
[B]Plead
[C]Remain
[D]Follow

Follow
Ensue is a verb which means to happen afterwards as a consequence or result. Example of use as adjective is “the ensuant response to his appeal”


5. ZENITH
[A]Lowest point
[B]Middle
[C]Compass
[D]Summit

Summit
Zenith means summit, top, celestial point.


6. HYPOTHETICAL
[A]Magical
[B]Theoretical
[C]Visual
[D]Two-faced

Theoretical
Hypothetical means something based primarily on surmise rather than adequate evidence. Other synonyms are conjectural, divinatory, suppositious.


7. SUPERFICIAL
[A]Shallow
[B]Aged
[C]Unsually fine
[D]Proud

Shallow
Superficial means something shallow, not deep intelacttually or emotionlly. Trivial is another synonym.


8. DISPARAGE
[A]Separate
[B]Belittle
[C]Compare
[D]Imitate

Belittle
Disparage means to express negative impression about something.Belittle is closest synonym. Disparagement is communication that belittles somebody
or something. When you dispraise or derogate somebdoy, you are disparaging.


9. PROTAGONIST
[A]Prophet
[B]Convert
[C]Explorer
[D]Champion

Champion
Protagonist is somebody who backs a politician or a team etc. Protagonist can be champion of some cause. The opposite of protagonist is antagonist.


10. LUDICROUS
[A]Profitable
[B]Ridiculous
[C]Excessive
[D]Undesirable

Ridiculous
Ludicrous is something which invites ridicule. Something absurd. Other synonyms are farcical, derisory, idiotic, laughable, nonsensical.

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