Directions : Each of the following five items consists of a word in capital letters, followed by four words or groups of words. Select the word or group of words that is most similar in meaning to the word in capital letters.


A Forceful Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
B Objectionable Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
C Exceptional Correct Answer Incorrect Answer
D False Correct Answer Incorrect Answer


Option (a) is the correct answer. ‘Cogent’ means ‘(of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing.’, hence, a cogent argument, reason, etc. is clearly expressed and persuades people to believe it. Here the synonym of cogent is ‘forceful’ which ‘means strong and assertive; vigorous and powerful.’ ‘Objectionable’ means arousing distaste or opposition; unpleasant or offensive. ‘Exceptional’ means not like most others of the same type; unusual ‘False’ means not according with truth or fact; incorrect.

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