Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.62)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

62. 

MASSACRE

[A]. Murder
[B]. Stab
[C]. Assassinate
[D]. Slaughter

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

MASSACRE means slaughter, kill a large number of people violently.

Prabakar S said: (Jul 9, 2010)  
How to pron-out this ? "MASSACRE "

Faseen said: (Aug 14, 2010)  
mass killing

Kumar Harale said: (Oct 1, 2010)  
The killing or butchering of cattle, sheep, etc., esp. for food.

The brutal or violent killing of a person.

Mahbub said: (Oct 19, 2013)  
MASSACRE means mass killing, hence, Murder seems to be more appropriate.

Ramya said: (Nov 23, 2013)  
What is the difference between murder and slaughter?

Neha said: (Jan 5, 2014)  
Slaughter means killing of animal for food.

Murder means unlawful killing of another human being.

Janani said: (Mar 5, 2015)  
What is mean by assassinate and stab?

M.Nadir said: (Mar 20, 2015)  
Assassinate means professional.

Stevenchibuike said: (Apr 19, 2015)  
Massacre has to do with killing/slaughtering a group of people which is done with either machete, sword, or any metallic objects that is capable of inflicting a serious wounds/injuries to the body and can as well lead to death.

Though slaughtering is formally used for animals, it still have the same meaning with massacre.

Satish said: (Mar 29, 2017)  
Kill a large number of people indiscriminately.

Shreelekha said: (Oct 6, 2017)  
Here assassinate and slaughter gives the same meaning, why the answer is slaughter?

Can anybody explain it?

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