STMicroelectronics English Questions 2017- (Paper 1 of 11)

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

Synonym: (Ref: Barron's 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

Rupture-break

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

Antonyms

  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