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Synonyms - General English for IBPS & SBI PO #3

General English for IBPS & SBI PO & clerk, RBI, LIC, RRB, SSC CGL, UPSC, CAT and other exams

Find the word that is most similar in meaning to the words that are bolded in the given sentence.
  1. Only reason for the acceleration of NPA growth is the more stringent conditions imposed in 2015.
    1. Rigorous
    2. Flexible
    3. Inexact
    4. Tolerant
  2. Once stressed assets are formally recognised as non performing, the requisite provisions are set aside at the expense of short term profitability.
    1. Nonessential
    2. Prescribed
    3. Optional
    4. Unnecessary
  3. In formal circumstances, this move would have threatened the banks concerned with insolvency.
    1. Failure
    2. Fix
    3. Manage
    4. Succeed
  4. Their action triggered a run on the banks, forced their closure and even precipitated.
    1. Waited
    2. Hastened
    3. Checked
    4. Slowly
  5. There is a belief that these banks have the backing of the government, which will keep them afloat.
    1. Docked
    2. Ashore
    3. Adrift
    4. Aground
  6. Constrained by its ideological adherence to fiscal prudence and stringent deficit targets, the govt's appetite to recapitalising these banks is waning.
    1. Recklessness
    2. Imprudence
    3. Disregard
    4. Discretion 
  7. Spending on projects or welfare schemes appeals to voters, funneling money into banks does not, especially when they seem not to have exercised due diligence.
    1. Laziness
    2. Inactivity
    3. Attention
    4. Lethargy
  8. As of March 2016, large borrowers with liabilities of Rs. 5 crore and above accounted for 58 percent of scheduled commercial bank advances.
    1. Obligation
    2. Irresponsibility
    3. Certainty
    4. Asset
  9. The focus of RBI is on finding ways in which banks can help revive the large business groups rather than how banks recover their dues and beef up their balance sheets.
    1. Destroy
    2. Kill
    3. Suppress
    4. Solace
  10. The referred cases themselves exhaust only a small portion of aggregate NPAs in the system.
    1. Invigorate
    2. Fatigue
    3. Refresh
    4. Replenish
      Synonyms - General English for IBPS & SBI PO and clerk, UPSC, SSC and CAT exams
  11. Cash flows in the large stressed companies have been deteriorating over the past few years, to the point where debt reductions of more than 50 percent will often be needed to restore viability.
    1. Energy
    2. Death
    3. Inanimacy
    4. Inert
  12. This unabashed call for subsidising private sector losses comes at a time when government claims it does not have enough money to recapitalise the banks.
    1. Kind
    2. Mannerly
    3. Sophisticated
    4. Blatant
  13. Finance minister has suggested making transfers to the private sector through a roundabout scheme that helps write off their debt.
    1. Direct
    2. Ambiguous
    3. Straightforward
    4. Lucid
  14. That could be a way to implement what may be the worst elements of the package, with the rest being the smokescreen to conceal the core objective.
    1. Honesty
    2. Uprightness
    3. Disguise
    4. Divulgence


  1. A - Rigorous
  2. B - Prescribed
  3. A - Failure
  4. B - Hastened
  5. C - Adrift
  6. D - Discretion
  7. C - Attention
  8. A - Obligation
  9. D - Solace
  10. B - Fatigue
  11. A - Energy
  12. D - Blatant
  13. B - Ambiguous
  14. C - Disgise

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