Aptitude Papers English Questions 2021- (Part 1 of 11)

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VERBAL SECTION: Directions for questions 1 โˆ’ 15: Find the Synonym of the following words.

Synonym: (Ref: Barronีšs Synonym and Antonyms)

Ponderous: Heavy, tedious, cumbersome

Mundane: Ordinary, dull, monotonous, dreary

Icon: Image, idol, emblem, symbol

Brackish: Salty, briny

Mollify: Placate, pacify, calm, appease, soothe

Depreciation: Reduction, decline

Equanimity: Composure, poise, calmness, self-control

Gist: General idea, substance, essence

Gaudy: Garish, flashy, extravagant, loud, showy, colorful

Awry: Skewed, crooked, wrong

Repartee: Banter, joking, word play

Boisterous: Energetic, animated

Ungainly: Clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, miserly, mean, inelegant, gawky

Whimsical: Fanciful, unusual, quirky, capricious

Asperity: Roughness, severity, brusqueness

Cavil: Quibble, complain, niggle, split hairs, carp

Quixotic: Idealistic, romantic, dreamy, unrealistic, impracticable

Profound: Deep, intense, thoughtful, reflective, philosophical, weighty, insightful

Incorrigible-habitual, persistent, inveterate, hopeless

Musty: Mildewed, moldy, stale, rank, fusty, stuffy

Waif: Stray, thing, lose, urchin, orphan

Irk: Displease, vex, annoy, trouble, bother, nag, rile

Interdict: Prohibit, veto, injunction, bar, embargo

Cohere-hold together


Moribund: Dying, declining, waning

Daccollete: Low necked, revealing

Callow: Inexperienced, immature, youthful

Balmy: Mild, clement, pleasant

recalcitrant: Unruly, disobedient, obstinate, stubborn

guile: Cunningness, deviousness, slyness, cleverness, wiliness, astuteness


  1. Compose: Disturb
  2. Pristine: Sullied
  3. Turbid: Limpid
  4. Monetary: Non-economical
  5. Revere: Threaten
  6. Hamper: Facilitate
  7. Transient: Permanence
  8. Fascinate: Mundane
  9. Fickle: Loyal
  10. Contraband: Legal goods
  11. Repellent: Attractive
  12. Slur: Grace
  13. Protean: Constant
  14. Hidebound: Broadminded
  15. Precipitate: Dilatory/contradictory

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