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For each of the following questions select the answer pair that expresses a relationship most similar to that expressed in the capitalised pair.

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POLLYANNA: OPTIMISM

A. Diehard : Resistance

B. Environmentalist : Pollution

C. Malingerer : Illness

D. Reactionary : Change

Correct Answer :

A. Diehard : Resistance


Pollyanna means a person who is always cheerful and expect only good things to happen. Optimism means a person who always expect good things to happen or things to be successful. Hence both given words are synonyms. Similarly diehard and resistance are synonyms.

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MALAPROPISM : WORDS

A. Anachronism : Time

B. Ellipsis : Sentence

C. Jinjanthropism : Apes

D. Catechism : Religion

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TEARS: LACHRYMOSE : :

A. Words : Verbose

B. Speeches: Morose

C. Jests : Ironic

D. Requests: Effusive

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BARGE : VESSEL : :

A. Shovel : Instrument

B. Book : Anthology

C. Rim : Edge

D. Training : Preparation

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REHEARSAL : PERFORMANCE : :

A. Satisfaction : Appetite

B. Applause: Audience

C. Engagement: Marriage

D. Entrapment: Game

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LONELINESS : PRIVACY ::

A. Passion : Apathy

B. Composure : Equanimity

C. Destiny : Fateful

D. Illusory : Unpredictable

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HANDCUFFS : PRISONER : :

A. Shoes : Feet

B. Leash: Dog

C. Tail: Kite

D. Ring: Finger

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LOUD : STENTORIAN : :

A. Mild : Noisy

B. Painful : Prickly

C. Adjective : Descriptive

D. Bright : Resplendent

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CONDENSATION : REFRIGERATE : :

A. Evaporation : heat

B. Consumption : cook

C. Oration : listen

D. Exhaustion : buy

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PREMISE : CONCLUSION

A. Assumption : Inference

B. Hypothesis : Theory

C. Knowledge : Ideas

D. Brand : Marketing

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MOSAIC : TILE : :

A. Fabric : tapestry

B. Portrait : paint

C. Document : author

D. Coverlet : cloth

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SIMMER : BOIL : :

A. Glide : drift

B. Drizzle : downpour

C. Gambol : play

D. Stagnate : flow

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UMPIRE : GAME : :

A. Chef : Banquet

B. Legislator : Election

C. Moderator : Debate

D. Prodigy : Wonder

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PARADIGM : PATTERN

A. Skeleton : Flesh

B. Method : System

C. Plant : Genus

D. Dinosaur : Tyrannosaurus

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MITIGATE : PUNISHMENT : :

A. Place: placement

B. Change: order

C. Monotonous: change

D. Alleviate: pain

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EASE : ALLEVIATE : :

A. Hint : Allocate

B. Revolt : Repudiate

C. Collapse : Rise

D. Question : Interrogate

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BRAVE : VALOUR : :

A. Look : See

B. Cynic : Doubt

C. Man : Management

D. Thief : Victim

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ACTION : REACTION : :

A. Introvert : Extrovert

B. Assail : Defend

C. Diseased : Treatment

D. Death : Rebirth

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SOUND : DECIBEL ::

A. Earthquake : Tremors

B. Noise : Intensity

C. Light : Radiance

D. Length : Metres

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LIMPID : MURKY

A. Dazed : Clouded

B. Obscure : Vague

C. Bright : Gloomy

D. Nebulous : Dim

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FAKE : GENUINENESS ::

A. Flawless : Perfection

B. Nebulous : Definition

C. Deceitful : Intent

D. Amoral : Wicked

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PREHISTORIC : MEDIEVAL

A. Akbar : British

B. Present : Future

C. Shakespeare : Tennyson

D. Colossus : Elephant

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MINER : QUARRY : :

A. Carpenter : Saw

B. Painter : Brush

C. Poet : Sonnet

D. Sculptor : Atelier

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STARE : GLANCE

A. Gulp : Sip

B. Confide : Tell

C. Hunt : Stalk

D. Step : Walk

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LIBERTINE : IMMORALITY : :

A. Victim : depravation

B. Miser : selfishness

C. Altruist : selflessness

D. Policeman : law

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QUISLING: TREASON

A. Accomplice : Guilt

B. Murderer : Homicide

C. Renegada : Loyalty

D. Perjurer : Arson

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SAPLING : TREE : :

A. Puppy : Dog

B. Canine : Feline

C. Cat : Lion

D. Poodle : Terrier

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BOTANY : PLANTS ::

A. Geology : Earth

B. Stars : Astronomy

C. Teacher : Class

D. Disease : Etiology

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INTERLUDE : REST

A. Vacation : Work

B. Retirement : Retreat

C. Sabbatical : Freedom

D. Intermission : Respite

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TEPID : HOT : :

A. Winter : Summer

B. Pat : Slap

C. Storm : Rain

D. Topple : Tumble

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BEWILDERMENT : CONFUSION : :

A. Bursa : sack

B. Bewitched : alliteration

C. Fantod : nervousness

D. Coracle : lodestar