Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 2 (Q.No.76)

In each of the sentences given below a word is printed in bold. Below it four choices are given. Pick up the one which is most nearly the same in meaning as the word printer in bold and can replaces it without altering the meaning of the sentence.


When I look back over there wartime years I cannot help feeling that time is an inadequate and even capricious measure of their duration at one moment they seem so long, at another so short.

[A]. misleading
[B]. whimsical
[C]. erratic
[D]. unpredictable

Answer: Option B


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Ajit Singh said: (Oct 2, 2011)  
Will any one elobarate please?

Mohit said: (Apr 12, 2012)  
Capricious means unconventional or freakish. So whimsical is correct answer.

Neha said: (Apr 26, 2014)  
Why not option C and D, capricious also means erratic and unpredictable? can anyone explain why we choose only B?

Viraj said: (Sep 6, 2014)  
According to most of the dictionaries capricious means unpredictable or fickle. Whimsical is partially correct but unpredictable seems more correct & appropriate.

Sup said: (Feb 2, 2015)  
Whimsical means?

Riri said: (Apr 24, 2018)  
Unpredictable should be the most accurate answer for this.

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