VR Type 13.1 – similar meaning (var 1)

VR Type 13.1 – similar meaning (var 1) is a question type that commonly appears in 11 plus exams.

There a number of question styles for this type of question:

(1) Find the most similar word ( a synonym) to a word given in capitals – from a list.


A. position

B. hide

C. reduce

D. return

E. spoil

The answer is (D) return because this word is a synonym of revert. Revert means to change something back to its original state/form.


2. Finding a synonym of a word that is capitalised in a sentence.

e.g. There was a UNCANNY glow seen at the top of the mountain.

A. enormous

B. peculiar

C. reddish

D. metallic

E. unstable

The answer is (B) peculiar because uncanny means not normal/strange and the word peculiar means the same.


3. Find the word (A to H) that is most similar to the word or short definition provided.

e.g. calm

A. injured

B. minute

C. ominous

D. queasy

E. placid

F. ferocious

G. lethargic

The answer is (E) placid because it is a synonym of calm – meaning peaceful/content.