VR Type 13 - Synonyms (similar meaning)


For each of the following questions, find two words, one from each group that are most similar in meaning.


In order to get the answer, compare the words from group one to the words from group two. Similar to Question Type 12, start with the first word from group one and compare it to the first word from group two. If these words are not similar, continue with the first word of group one and the second word from group two, and so on. Watch the video below to see the method clearly explained.

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Variation 1

For this type of question you need to find two words, one from each group, that are most similar in meaning.

Example Question 1:

(save jump sell) (king keep hero)

Answer: save keep

Explanation: Save and keep are synonyms of each other. 

Variation 2

Find the most similar word (a synonym) to a word given in capitals.

Example Question 2:


A. position

B. hide

C. reduce

D. return

E. spoilers

Answer: D – return

Explanation: Return is a synonym of revert. Revert means to change something back to its original state/form.

Variation 3

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

Example Question 3:

There was an UNCANNY glow seen at the top of the mountain.

A. enormous

B. special

C. reddish

D. metallic

E. unstable

Answer: B – peculiar

Explanation: Uncanny means not normal/strange and the word peculiar means the same.

Variation 4

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

Example Question 4:


A. injured

B. minute

C. ominous

D. queasy

E. placid

F. ferocious

G. lethargic

Answer: E – placid

Explanation: Placid is a synonym of calm – meaning peaceful/content.

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