Synonym – WBCS Preliminary Question Paper

Synonym English WBCS Preliminary Question Paper
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2019

1.  The word ‘beleaguered‘ means

(A) Belittled       

(B) Benefited       

(C) Troubled      

(D) Irritated

 

2.  Find the appropriate synonym of the word ‘Indefatigable‘.

(A) Tireless       

(B) Indomitable       

(C) Unhappy       

(D) Incompatible

 

Replace the underlined word with a suitable word.

4.  The tranquillity and sanctity of the place soothed us.

(A) Security       

(B) Holiness      

(C) Equanimity      

(D) Placidity

 

 

 

 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2017

65. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
A la mode
(a) Fashionable
(b) Cheap
(c) Expensive
(d) Convenient
 
66.Choosethe word appropriate in meaning to the word underlined below:
The listeners were delighted by the music concert
(a) Surprised
(b) Saddened
(c) Angered
(d) Excited
 
67. ‘Cinema’ may be used with
(a) Cooking
(b) Selling
(c) Sleeping
(d) Theatre
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2016

62. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Quintessential
(A) Most typical example
(B) Most wanted thing
(C) Most popular
(D) Most utilized
 
63. Choose an expression similar in meaning to the word underlined below:
Imbroglio
(a) Cacophony
(b) Confession
(c) A confused situation
(d) Candid admission
 
64. ‘Mellifluous’ means :
(a) Sweet-sounding
(b) Cacophonic
(c) Loud
(d) Irritating
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2015

60. ‘Book’ may be used with
(a) Trousers
(b) Insects
(c) Ticket
(d) Painting
 
61. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below :
Genre
(a) A grand tour
(c) A chauffeur
(b) A specific category
(d) A long list
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WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2014

52. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Tour de force.
(a) Masterpiece
(b) Grand Tour
(c) Long Tour
(d) Art and Culture
 
53. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Insipid
(a) Foolish
(b) Exciting
(c) Dull
(d) Sensible
 
54. Select the correct synonym of the following word from the alternatives provided:
Lucid
(a) Opaque
(b) Solid
(c) Clear
(d) Hazy
 
55. Select the correct synonym of the following word from the alternatives provided:
Inadvertent
(a) Adversity
(b) Intentional
(c) Unintentional
(d) Advanced
 
56. Choose the correct meaning of the word from the alternatives given below:
Incognito
(a) Candid
(b) Impromptu
(c) Opposed
(d) Disguised
 
57. Select the correct synonym of the following word from the alternatives provided:
Embezzle
(a) Steal
(b) Steel
(c) Honesty
(d) Dazzle
 
58. ‘Cricket’ is also a kind of a/an
(a) Bird
(b) Insect
(c) Food
(d) Flower
 
59. A ‘Page’ also means
(a) A sweet dish
(b) A chauffeur
(c) A book
(d) A servant
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WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2013

48. The patient needed an anodyne for his strained nerves.
(a) Alcohol
(b) Opium
(c) Medicine
(d) Painkilling balm
 
49. Eruption means outbreak, irruption means
(a) Bursting in
(b) Equal
(c) Disease
(d) Evil
 
Replace the underlined word by any of the options given below:
50. It was queer to see his behaviour.
(a) Natural
(b) Odd
(c) Probable
(d) Convincing
 

59. ‘Deciduous’ trees are

(a) Trees that lose the leaves annually

(b) Trees that are big

(c) Trees that are short

(d) Trees that are scattered

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WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2012

Replace the underlined part of the sentence by any one of the four alternatives given below:
45. ‘Cacoggphy’ means
(a) Bad spelling
(b) Good spelling
(c)Incorrect spelling
(d) None of this above
 
47. Hike in the price may mar the future of the trade world.
(a) Harness
(b) Help
(c) Better
(d) Worsen
 
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WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2011

Choose the word closest to the meaning of the underlined words :
42. The maiden’s clothes were so bizarre that they created quite a sensation.
(a) Beautiful
(b) Grotesque
(c) Mundane
(d) Lugubrious
 
43. The teacher gave us explicit instructions.
(a) Definable
(b) Resolvable
(c) Demonstrative
(d) Detailed
 
44. The concert was a pot-pourri of events.
(a) Medley
(b) Lengthy
(c) Badly arranged
(d) Classical
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2010

Choose the word from the list which is nearest in meaning to the underlined part of the sentence :
41. Hike in oil price may mar the future of the trade world.
(a) Harness
(b) Help
(c) Better
(d) Worsen
 

4. Lachrymose nature means ______

(a) Lethargic

(b) Prone to anger

(c) Prone to tear

(d) Energetic

 

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WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2009

Choose the most appropriate single word from the options given as substitute for the underlined parts of the sentence.
38. I met a person in the meeting whose appearance did not reflect his mind.
(a) Was deceptive
(b) Was convincing
(c) Was faithful
(d) Was honest
 
From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underline in the sentence :
39. The children were very vivacious in the playground.
(a) Smiling
(b) Sportive
(c) lively/full of life
(d) Joyful
 
40. The musician has a very sonorous voice
(a) Loud
(b) Shrill
(c) Harsh
(d) Full and deep
 
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WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2008

Choose he correct items from the given options :
35. He pierced the balloon with a pin.
(a) Stabbed
(b) Pricked
(c) Penetrated
(d) Burst
 
36. The mother hummed softly as she rocked the baby to sleep.
(a) Chanted
(b) Crooned
(c) Intoned
(d) Whispered
 
37. His letter fuelled my doubts.
(a) Ended
(b) Increased
(c) Caused
(d) Reaffirmed
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2007

From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underlined in the sentence :
33. Our gateman is a man of enormous size
(a) Healthy
(b) Tall
(c) Gigantic
(d) Big
 
From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underlined in the sentence :
34. Man does not live by bread alone.
(a) Food
(b) Sustenance
(c) Material Prosperity
(d) Good health
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2006

Choose the word closest in meaning to that which is underlined:
28. With great cunning the clerk forged the important document.
(a) Wickedness
(b) Intelligence
(c) Craftiness
(d) Skill
 
29. The boy was reprimanded by his father.
(a) Abused
(b) Beaten
(c) Admired
(d) Rebuked
 
From the given options choose the words nearest in meaning to those underlined in the sentences.
30. Please expand your commentary on the text.
(a) Increase
(b) Amplify
(c) Enlarge
(d) Magnify
 
31. Compared with the earth many of the planets are bodies of immense size.
(a) Huge
(b) Vast
(c) Large
(d) Big
 
32. The Chairman proceeded to speak in a dignified manner.
(a) Elegant
(b) Stately (majestic, impressive)
(c) Sarcastic
(d) Loud
 

30. To bungle is to

(a) Confuse

(b) Blunder

(c) Mistake

(d) Erase

 

31. To regret is to be

(a) Sad

(b) Sorrowful

(c) Tragic

(d) Sorry

 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2004

Choose the item closest in meaning to the underlined word in the given sentence.
25. As a scholar he is almost peerless.
(incomparable)
(a) Superb
(b) Magnificent
(c) Unequalled
(d) Famous
 
26. The speaker emphasized the salient points of issue.
(important, main)
(a) Relevant
(b) Prominent
(c) Appropriate
(d) Accurate
 
27. The old lady is extremely loquacious.
(a) Humorous
(b) Talkative
(c) Foul-mouthed
(d) Voluble
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2003

Choose the word nearest in meaning to the underlined part of the sentence.
22. His arrogance is exceeded only by his abysmal ignorance.
(very bad, terrible, very deep)
(a) Bottomless
(b) Eternal
(c) Diabolic
(d) Internal
 
23. He abjured his allegiance to the kind.
(reject)
(a) Projected
(b) Perjured
(c) Renounced
(d) Expressed
 
24. The orator spoke in a bombastic manner.
(high-sounding but with little meaning)
(a) Ardent
(b) Animated
(c) Pompous
(d) Sensitive
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2002

Choose the item closest in meaning to the bold section in the given sentences.
18. Many districts in West Bengal are prone to flood.
(susceptible, vulnerable)
(a) Relate
(b) Prostrated
(c) Inclined
(d) Ready
 
19. There was a shadow across his face upon hearing the sad news.
(a) Complexion
(b) Look of gloom(partial or total darkness)
(c) Shade
(d) Gravity
 
20. Sourav Ganguly scored a delectable century against south Africa in the cricket match in Nairobi.
(extremely attractive, delicious)
(a) Delightful
(b) Delicious
(c) Entertaining
(d) Disciplined
 
21. There was persistent drizzle during our week long holiday in Darjeeling.
(a) Consistent
(b) Incessant(continuing without pause or interruption)
(c) Continuous
(d) Intermittent
 
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2001

Choose the exact meaning of the bold part of the sentence.
13. Swami Vivekananda led a godly life.
(religious, devout, faithful, devoted)
(a) Pious
(b) Heavenly
(c) Religious
(d) Pure
 
14. Many men sailed to Africa in quest of gold.
(search, hunt, pursuit, expedition, adventure)
(a) In prospect of
(b) In pursuance of
(c) In search of
(d) In expectation of
 
15. The specious arguments of the lawyers had no effect on the judge.
(plausible but wrong, misleading)
(a) Vicious
(b) Illogical
(c) Superficially plausible
(d) Indefensible
 
16. Some mention of this should be inserted here.
(a) Added
(b) Put in
(c) Included
(d) Supplied
 
17. Your essay contains much superfluous matter.
(surplus, unneeded)
(a) Unnecessary
(b) Needless
(c) Digressive
(d) Redundant
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 2000

Choose the correct meaning of the underlined part of the sentence
10. Ram is a pliable person.
(easily bent, flexible)
(a) Corrupt
(b) Easily influence
(c) Practical minded
(d) Smooth talking
 
Choose the word or expression that matches the given meaning ?
11. Friendly
(a) Thick
(b) Thick & Thin
(c) At logger heady
(d) Conjoint
 
12. Tightly
(a) Highly
(b) Thickly
(c) Fast
(d) Heaped
 
 
 

WBCS Preliminary Question paper – 1999

Choose the word nearest the meaning to the underlined part of the sentences.
1. His sincerity was never in question.
(a) Goodness
(b) Honesty
(c) Virtue
(d) Courtesy
 
Choose the correct meaning of the underlined part of the sentence.
2. Rises in prices, but not in wages seem to be the order of the day.
(a) The exception
(b) Customary
(c) Unusual
(d) The trend
 
3. He decided to open up to the police and tell them everything.
(a) Emerge
(b) Develop
(c) Talk frankly
(d) Start a business
 
4. The food did not agree with me and I fell sick.
(a) Decide by mutual consent
(b) Approve of or consent to
(c) Hold similar opinion
(d) Suit
 
Choose the word nearest in meaning to the underlined part of each sentence.
5. This hard won liberty was not to be frivolously abandoned.
(joking, light-hearted, silly, foolish)
(a) Impatiently
(b) Lightly
(c) Seriously
(d) Cursorily
 
6. The press, he believed was invading his privacy.
(occupy, conquer, capture)
(a) Penetrating
(b) Encroaching
(c) Permeating
(d) Challenging
 
7. My parents suffer from persistent aliments.
(constant, continuing, ceaseless, long-term)
(a) Critical
(b) Serious
(c) Chronic
(d) Severe
 
8. An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.
(a) Careless
(b) Slack
(c) Inactive
(d) Dull
 
Choose the appropriate word to complete the following sentence.
9. With their wealth, their reforming zeal and their nationalism the Tagores were preposterously.
(a) Competent
(b) Accomplished
(c) Proficient
(d) Clever
 

6. To show off _____

(a) To enact

(b) To effect

(c) To affect

(d) To actuate

 
 
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