Grammar Quiz: Choose The Appropriate Synonyms!

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  • 1. 

    Gnawed

    • A.

      Swallowed

    • B.

      Chewed

    • C.

      Digested

    • D.

      Devoured

    Correct Answer
    B. Chewed
    Explanation
    The word "gnawed" implies the action of biting or nibbling at something repeatedly, usually with the front teeth. Out of the given options, "chewed" is the most suitable term that aligns with the meaning of "gnawed". It suggests the act of grinding or crushing with the teeth in order to break down food into smaller pieces before swallowing. Therefore, "chewed" is the correct answer.

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  • 2. 

    Whet

    • A.

      Sharpened

    • B.

      Removed

    • C.

      Adjust

    • D.

      Broke

    Correct Answer
    A. Sharpened
    Explanation
    The word "whet" means to sharpen or stimulate. Therefore, the correct answer is "sharpened", as it is the verb that best fits the meaning of "whet".

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  • 3. 

    Gruffly

    • A.

      Harshly

    • B.

      Smoothly

    • C.

      Softly

    • D.

      Happily

    Correct Answer
    A. Harshly
    Explanation
    The word "gruffly" suggests a rough, abrupt, and unfriendly manner of speaking or behaving. The closest synonym to this meaning is "harshly," which implies a similar tone or attitude. The other options - smoothly, softly, and happily - do not convey the same sense of roughness or unfriendliness, making them incorrect choices. Therefore, the correct answer is "harshly."

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  • 4. 

    Reluctant

    • A.

      Willing

    • B.

      Confident

    • C.

      Unwilling

    • D.

      Ready

    Correct Answer
    C. Unwilling
    Explanation
    The word "reluctant" means not wanting to do something or hesitant to do it. Among the given options, "unwilling" is the closest in meaning to "reluctant." Both words convey a lack of desire or willingness to do something. Therefore, "unwilling" is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Expedition

    • A.

      Plan

    • B.

      Journey

    • C.

      Task

    • D.

      Visit

    Correct Answer
    B. Journey
    Explanation
    The word "expedition" refers to a journey or voyage that is undertaken for a specific purpose, such as exploration, research, or adventure. It involves traveling to a particular destination or multiple destinations, often involving a group of people. Therefore, "journey" is the most appropriate and synonymous term for "expedition" among the given options.

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  • 6. 

    Crisis

    • A.

      Boon

    • B.

      Calm

    • C.

      Problem

    • D.

      Situation

    Correct Answer
    C. Problem
    Explanation
    The word "crisis" is associated with a negative and difficult situation, often involving a problem or challenge. Therefore, the correct answer is "problem" as it aligns with the negative connotation of the word "crisis".

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  • 7. 

    Bifurcated

    • A.

      Joined

    • B.

      Merged

    • C.

      Started

    • D.

      Divided

    Correct Answer
    D. Divided
  • 8. 

    Affluent

    • A.

      Wealthy

    • B.

      Anxious

    • C.

      Poor

    • D.

      Good

    Correct Answer
    A. Wealthy
    Explanation
    The word "affluent" means having a lot of money or being wealthy. Therefore, the correct answer is "wealthy".

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  • 9. 

    Renowned

    • A.

      Famous

    • B.

      Good

    • C.

      Great

    • D.

      Unknown

    Correct Answer
    A. Famous
    Explanation
    The word "renowned" means widely known or famous for something. Therefore, the correct answer is "famous."

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  • 10. 

    Amazed

    • A.

      Ashamed

    • B.

      Surprised

    • C.

      Casual

    • D.

      Interested

    Correct Answer
    B. Surprised
    Explanation
    The word "surprised" is the correct answer because it is the only word in the given options that accurately describes the feeling of being amazed. While other options like "ashamed," "casual," and "interested" may evoke different emotions, they do not convey the same sense of astonishment or wonder that is associated with being amazed. Therefore, "surprised" is the most appropriate choice in this context.

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  • 11. 

    Contagious

    • A.

      Dangerous

    • B.

      Unhealthy

    • C.

      Infectious

    • D.

      Harmless

    Correct Answer
    C. Infectious
    Explanation
    The word "contagious" refers to the ability of a disease or infection to spread from person to person through direct or indirect contact. Similarly, the word "infectious" also describes the ability of a disease or infection to spread from one individual to another. Both terms imply the transmission of harmful pathogens or microorganisms. Therefore, "infectious" is the most appropriate synonym for "contagious" among the given options.

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  • 12. 

    Scuffle

    • A.

      Fight

    • B.

      Kindness

    • C.

      Sound

    • D.

      Agreement

    Correct Answer
    A. Fight
    Explanation
    The word "scuffle" is synonymous with "fight". A scuffle refers to a brief and usually unplanned physical altercation between two or more people. Therefore, "fight" is the correct answer as it accurately represents the meaning of "scuffle".

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  • 13. 

    Shrill

    • A.

      High pitched

    • B.

      Slow

    • C.

      Bold

    • D.

      Whisper

    Correct Answer
    A. High pitched
    Explanation
    The word "shrill" is often used to describe a sound that is high-pitched and piercing. It suggests a loud and sharp sound that is unpleasant to the ears. Therefore, "high pitched" is the best explanation for the given word.

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  • 14. 

    Gaunt

    • A.

      Thick

    • B.

      Hard

    • C.

      Thin

    • D.

      Healthy

    Correct Answer
    C. Thin
    Explanation
    The word "gaunt" refers to someone who is very thin and bony, often due to illness or malnutrition. Therefore, out of the given options, "thin" is the correct answer as it best describes the meaning of "gaunt".

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  • 15. 

    Dreaded

    • A.

      Humble

    • B.

      Bold

    • C.

      Happy

    • D.

      Feared

    Correct Answer
    D. Feared
    Explanation
    The word "feared" is the correct answer because it is the opposite of "dreaded." "Dreaded" means to be afraid or apprehensive about something, while "feared" means to be afraid or scared of something or someone. Therefore, "feared" is the most suitable antonym for "dreaded" in this context.

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