June 7, 2010

Question of the Day-Verbal Ability


Four out of the five pairs given below have a similar relationship. Select a dissimilar pair among the five pairs given.

1) Bumptious: Egotistic
2) Dilettante: Professional
3) Facile: Cursory
4) Eschew: Abstain
5) Flagitious: Villainous


Bumptious is an adjective meaning to be offensively self assertive and egotistic is to think highly of one self.
Facile means easily achieved and cursory means casual or hasty.
To eschew means to avoid habitually or abstain.
Flagitious means sinful or immoral or iniquitous.
Dilettante is a person who has a superficial interest in the arts or a particular branch. While a professional is one who engages in a pursuit as a profession.
This pair is an antonym while all other options are synonyms.
Hence, the correct answer is option 2.



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