Thinksoft English Questions 2017- (Paper 2 of 11)

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A passage is given with multiple blanks. There was a passage abt Artists, abt Money mgmt, abt Cleanliness

  • Censure: Fault, criticize
  • Optimum: Best, most favorable
  • Candid: Frank, open, blunt, upfront, forth-right
  • Cite: Quote, name, mention, refer to, allude to
  • Effusive: Demonstrative, fussy, talkative, overenthusiastic, vociferous, extroverted
  • Voluble: Articulate, vociferous, talkative
  • Banal: Commonplace, trivial, predictable, trite, hackneyed
  • Standing: Rank, permanent, position, duration, status, reputation, eminence
  • Nascent: Budding, emerging, blossoming, embryonic
  • Clutch: Grasp, grab, hold
  • Generic: General, basic, common
  • Empirical: Experimental, pragmatic, practical
  • Anomaly: Irregularity, glitch, difference
  • Circuitous: Roundabout, twisty, meandering, indirect, winding, tortuous
  • Surveillance: Observation, watch, shadowing
  • Objective: Aim, impartial, real, purpose, goal
  • Raucous: Rough, wild, hoarse, guttering
  • Voracious: Insatiable, avid, hungry, big, rapacious, greedy
  • Pedigree: Rare-breed, full-blooded, lineage
  • Fidelity: Loyalty, reliability
  • Augment: Supplement, boost, add to, bump up
  • Precarious: Unstable, shaky, risky, uncertain
  • Derogatory: Disparaging, critical, insulting, offensive
  • Onus: Responsibility, burden, obligation, duty
  • Analogous-similar, akin, related
  • Expedient: Measure, convenient, device, maneuver
  • Compliance: Fulfillment, obedience
  • Diffident: Shy, insecure, timid
  • Plaintive: Mournful, sad, melancholic, nostalgic, lamenting
  • Insinuate: Imply, suggest, make-out, ingratiate yourself
  • Misdemeanor: Wrong, sin, crime, offense
  • Exonerate: Clear, forgive, absolve
  • Gregarious: Outgoing, extroverted, sociable, expressive, unreserved
  • Benign: Kind, benevolent, compassionate
  • Attenuate: Satisfy, calm, soothe, ease
  • Sonorous: Loud, deep, resonant, echoing
  • Bolster: Boost, strengthen, reinforce, encourage
  • Heterodox: Unorthodox, dissenting, contrary to accepted belief, heretical, deviating
  • Restiveness: Impatience, restlessness, nervousness
  • Effigy: Image, statue, model
  • Retrograde: Retrospective, traditional, conservative, nostalgic, forward-looking (antonym)
  • Sacrosanct: Sacred, holy, revered
  • Dangle: Hang down, sway, droop, swing, suspend
  • Cryptic: Mysterious, enigmatic, puzzling, hidden
  • Debilitate: Incapacitate, weaken, hamper, encumber, hinder
  • Divulge: Reveal, disclose
  • Spendthrift: Wastrel, squanderer, compulsive shopper
  • Indigenous native, original, local
  • Erroneous: Mistaken, flawed, incorrect
  • Minion: Follower, subordinate, underling, gofer
  • Veracity: Reality, truth, sincerity