First Published: January 17, 2010 | Last Updated:June 10, 2018
Each of the following 10 items consists of a word in CAPITAL letters, followed by five words. Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word in CAPITAL letters. Click on Explain This for Explanation.
A solemn pledge of fidelity is troth. It’s a kind of assurance of fidelity and loyalty in a marriage. The word is used sometimes for engagement also. faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty. The act of betrothing comes from troth. Usage: I plight by my troth He betrothed his daughter to a distant relative
Yokel comes from Jokel a German term which is deviated from Jacob. Yahoo is a similar word. Yokel means somebody from rural, rustic environment. It is also used for a simple minded person. Sometimes used for a less cultured person. Rube is another synonym. hayseed , bumpkin, chawbacon are similar words.
Jingoistic is a synonym of patriotic but in true sense it means somebody fanatically patriotic. chauvinistic, flag-waving, nationalistic, ultra nationalistic, super patriotic are similar words. Oxford dictionary defines this term as extreme patriotism in the form of aggressive foreign policy. jingoism & jingoist are related terms. Jingoist is the adjective.
crass means something insensitive. Something coarse; crude, something not refined or sensible. lacking in discrimination and sensibility, crass materialism is often used. Crass is also used to describe something which is rustic, illiterate, senseless.
Dodge means to avoid. A dodgy answers you can expect from many of our ministers on sensitive issues. To move out of the way is to dodge. Very familiar synonym is to evade, to put off. Other synonyms are hedge, fudge, circumvent, parry, elude, skirt, duck, sidestep, finesse. Dodgy means something unreal, something roundabout. Something very near to a false. As a noun a dodge is a fabrication, a plan to deceive, a contrivance.