Synonym Practice Questions


  • a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language

Practice Questions

1. Select the synonym of peculiar.
a. New
b. Strange
c. Imaginative
d. Funny

2. Select the synonym of tippet.

a. Necktie
b. Shawl
c. Sweater
d. Blouse

3. Select the synonym of vivid.

a. Glamorous
b. Bountiful
c. Varied
d. Brilliant

4. Select the synonym of semblance.

a. Personality
b. Image
c. Attitude
d. ambition

5. Select the synonym of impregnable.

a. Unconquerable
b. Impossible
c. Unlimited
d. Imperfect

6. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Jargon and Slang
b. Slander and Plagiarism
c. Devotion and Devout
d. Current and Outdated

7. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Render and Give
b. Recognition and Cognizant
c. Covering and Apparel
d. Adjust and Redo


Practice Questions

8. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Private and Public
b. Intrusive and Invasive
c. Mysterious and Unknown
d. Common – Unique

9. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Renowned and Popular
b. Guard and Safe
c. Aggressive and Shy
d. Curtail and Avoid

10. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Brevity and Ambiguous
b. Fury and Light-hearted
c. Incoherent and Jumbled
d. benign and malignant

11. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Congenial and Pleasant
b. Distort and Similar
c. Valuable and Rich
d. Asset and Liability

12. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Circumstance and Plan
b. Negotiate and Scheme
c. Ardent and Whimsical
d. Plight and Situation

13. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Berate and Criticize
b. Unspoken and Unknown
c. Tenet and Favor
d. Turf and Seashore

14. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Adequate and Inadequate
b. Sate and Satisfy
c. Sufficient and Lacking
d. Spectator and Teacher

15. Choose the synonym pair.

a. Pensive and Alibi
b. Terminate and End
c. Plot and Point
d. Jaded and Honest

Answer Key

1. B
Peculiar and strange are synonyms.

2. B
Tippet and shawl are synonyms.

3. D
Vivid and brilliant are synonyms.

4. B
Semblance and image are synonyms.

5. A
Impregnable and unconquerable are synonyms.

6. A
Jargon and slang are synonyms.

7. A
Render and give are synonyms.

8. B
Intrusive and invasive are synonyms.

9. A
Renowned and popular are synonyms.

10. C
Incoherent and jumbled are synonyms.

11. A
Congenial and pleasant are synonyms.

12. D
Plight and situation are synonyms.

13. A
Berate and criticize are synonyms.

14. B
Sate and satisfy are synonyms.

15. B
Terminate and end are synonyms.



  1. Simon
    March 27, 2015

    7. Choose the synonym pair.
    a. Render and Give
    b. Recognition and Cognizant
    c. Stem and Root
    d. Adjust and Redo

    Recognition is an awareness or acknowledgment of something. Cognizant is also an awareness of something.
    He recognizes that there are political limitations in the development plan = he is cognizant of political limitations for the development plan.

    • Complete Test Prep
      March 29, 2015

      Recognition and Cognizant are not exactly the same – to recognize and to have knowledge of, are different. They are very close though! Render and Give, choice A is the BEST choice.

      • Jason
        January 30, 2017

        Render and give are also not exactly same….

    • Evan
      October 11, 2017

      That is not really the point though. Recognition is the act of acknowledging a fact or circumstance, cognizant is the state of mind of knowing something. One is a verb and one is an adjective.

  2. Name
    July 2, 2015

    7 is incorrect

    • Complete Test Prep
      July 5, 2015

      I believe it is correct.

      Render – verb – to provide or give (a service, help, etc.).
      Give – verb – to freely transfer the possession of (something) to (someone); hand over to.

      • Ethan
        January 5, 2017

        Render could also mean to cause or become something. For example: A hole in the bucket rendered it useless.

        • Brian
          January 5, 2017

          Yes – Render has several meanings as do all of the choices -that is still the best choice.

  3. September 28, 2015

    For the question 12 it says the answer is plight and situation. plight is a difficult situation which I agree makes it similar to a situation, but in that context negotiate and scheme are also a plausible answer for that question seeing as to negotiate is to find a solution or agreement to a problem and to scheme is to make a plan to solve a problem. in other words to find an agreement to a problem.
    It just does not add up to me so please help me understand.

    • Complete Test Prep
      September 29, 2015

      thanks for your sharp eye. Negotiate and scheme are different.

      To negotiate is to try to reach an agreement or compromise by discussion with others. Scheme is related to plan. A scheme is a plan or arrangement, or, it is to make plans, but not to find an agreement. You may, of course, negotiate on a scheme, which is to reach an agreement about a plan – but they are different things.

      • September 30, 2015

        Thanks for explaining.

  4. October 18, 2015

    Thanks you for making this test. It really helps us to write Aptitude Test(s) for various job occasions.

  5. name
    March 14, 2016

    8 is incorrect

    • Complete Test Prep
      March 14, 2016

      Choice B is the best choice.

      Intrusive – causing disruption or annoyance through being unwelcome or uninvited.
      Invasive – (especially of plants or a disease) tending to spread prolifically and undesirably or harmfully.

  6. Regi
    October 9, 2016

    Question 8 puzzles me. To be intrusive is to cause grievance in an unwelcome manner, and to be invasive is to go somewhere one is not welcomed to go. (Go to a place, go to read something not belonging to you etc.) While they are similar, they don’t seem as similar as:

    Mysterious: To be a mystery, to be unknown or unheard of.
    Unknown: To be not known or unheard of or unfamiliar.

    The definition of Mystery has ‘To be unknown’ as a description within it. Surely choice ‘C’ makes the most sense?

    • Brian
      October 9, 2016

      Not quite – the definitions you are suggesting are now quite right – they are similar but choice B is the BEST choice.
      Mysterious – difficult or impossible to understand, explain, or identify.
      Unknown – not known or familiar.

  7. Theory Neutral
    June 28, 2017

    Plight and situation are most definitely not synonyms.

  8. Anonymous
    November 5, 2017

    I like how people argue so much about the little things

  9. Gloriana Rada
    October 30, 2018

    7 and 8 They both are EXTREMELY confusing

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