Synonyms Quiz Questions And Answers

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Do you like to use synonyms while speaking or writing? Take this Synonyms quiz with questions and answers to see how good you are at recognizing synonyms! In the English language, synonyms are words that have the same meaning as another and can be used interchangeably in a sentence. How good are you when it comes to identifying and using these words in a sentence? Test your word skills by taking the quiz below. Good luck! Share the quiz with your friends, too.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for imperious?

    • A.

      Arrogant

    • B.

      Temper

    • C.

      Tamper

    • D.

      Distant

    Correct Answer
    A. Arrogant
    Explanation
    The word "imperious" is used to describe someone who is domineering, arrogant, and demanding. "Arrogant" is therefore a suitable synonym for "imperious" as it conveys a similar sense of self-importance and superiority. Both words suggest a haughty and commanding attitude.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for luxuriant?

    • A.

      Beautiful

    • B.

      Luxurious

    • C.

      Abundant

    • D.

      Lovely

    Correct Answer
    C. Abundant
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Abundant" because luxuriant means abundant, lush, or growing in abundance. It is used to describe something that is rich, plentiful, and thriving. Therefore, "Abundant" is a synonym for luxuriant.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for memorable?

    • A.

      Memorial

    • B.

      Unforgettable

    • C.

      Mending

    • D.

      Striking

    Correct Answer
    B. Unforgettable
    Explanation
    The word "memorable" means something that is worth remembering or easily remembered. The word "unforgettable" has a similar meaning, as it refers to something that cannot be forgotten. Therefore, "unforgettable" is a synonym for "memorable."

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for officious?

    • A.

      Critical

    • B.

      Legal

    • C.

      Intrusive

    • D.

      Permissible

    Correct Answer
    C. Intrusive
    Explanation
    The word "officious" refers to someone who is excessively eager to offer their help or advice, often in a bossy or intrusive manner. A synonym for "officious" is "intrusive," which implies the act of getting involved in someone else's affairs without being invited or necessary. Therefore, "intrusive" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of "officious."

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for populous?

    • A.

      Popular

    • B.

      Respectful

    • C.

      Heavily populated 

    • D.

      Hard-working

    Correct Answer
    C. Heavily populated 
    Explanation
    The word "populous" refers to an area or region that is heavily populated with a large number of people. Therefore, the synonym for "populous" would be "heavily populated."

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for vocation?

    • A.

      Holiday

    • B.

      Occupation

    • C.

      Break-up

    • D.

      Virtue

    Correct Answer
    B. Occupation
    Explanation
    The word "vocation" refers to a person's profession or career, indicating their occupation or job. Therefore, "occupation" is the correct synonym for vocation.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for illegible?

    • A.

      Fit

    • B.

      Illegal

    • C.

      Unclear

    • D.

      Elective

    Correct Answer
    C. Unclear
    Explanation
    The word "illegible" refers to something that is difficult or impossible to read or decipher. The word "unclear" also means lacking in clarity or not easily understood. Therefore, "unclear" is a synonym for "illegible" as both words describe something that is not easily readable or understandable.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for illicit?

    • A.

      Illegal

    • B.

      Draw

    • C.

      Differ

    • D.

      Postpone

    Correct Answer
    A. Illegal
    Explanation
    The word "illicit" refers to something that is not allowed or prohibited by law. The word "illegal" also means the same thing, making it a synonym for "illicit". Therefore, "illegal" is the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for defer?

    • A.

      Differ

    • B.

      Respect

    • C.

      Postpone

    • D.

      Disagree

    Correct Answer
    C. Postpone
    Explanation
    The word "defer" means to delay or postpone. The synonym for defer is "postpone" as both words convey the same meaning of putting something off to a later time.

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following is a synonym for proscribe?

    • A.

      Fix

    • B.

      Order

    • C.

      Prohibit 

    • D.

      Continue 

    Correct Answer
    C. Prohibit 
    Explanation
    The word "proscribe" means to forbid or ban something. The synonym for proscribe is "prohibit," which also means to forbid or prevent something from happening. Therefore, "prohibit" is the correct answer as it is a word that has the same meaning as "proscribe."

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Juliette is a middle school English teacher at Sacred Heart of Greenwich, Connecticut. Juliette earned a BA in English/Language Arts Teacher Education from Elon University (2016-2020) and an MA in Teaching Writing from Johns Hopkins University (Apr 2023-Dec 2025). She holds a Classroom Teacher license from the Connecticut State Department of Education, obtained in July 2021. Juliette possesses strong skills in English language arts, writing, editing, and literature study. She has a deep passion for working with young people and contributing to the education of America's youth in the classroom.

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