Question of The Day18-02-2020

In the following question, select the word most similar in meaning to the given word.



Correct Answer : a ) Heat

Explanation :

The meaning of the word “scald” is “injure with very hot liquid or steam”.

Let us look at the meaning of the words one by one to see which word is most similar in meaning to the given word.

  • Heat means to make hot or warm.
  • Compliment means an expression of praise or admiration.
  • Freeze means make cold enough to become solid. 
  • Renunciation means an act of abandoning.


From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “compliment” and “freeze” are opposite in meaning to the given word while the word "renunciation" is not related to the given word. The only word similar in meaning to the word, “scald” is “heat”.

Hence, (A) is the correct answer.

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