Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 2 (Q.No.15)

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.


The pioneers left a blazing trial of courage, manliness and chivalry.

[A]. inventors
[B]. explorers
[C]. colonialist
[D]. settlers

Answer: Option D


No answer description available for this question.

Narendra said: (Mar 25, 2011)  
I think inventor is correct

Sundar said: (Jun 25, 2011)  
Pioneer - A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.

Nida said: (Jul 1, 2011)  
Pioneer also means one the first colonists or settlers in a new territory

Inqui said: (Jul 11, 2011)  
I felt 'explorers' is the best fit.

Deepika said: (Aug 14, 2011)  
Here in this sentence pioneer is used as a noun so its best meaning is "SETTLERS".

As an verb its best meaning is "Explorer".

As an adjective its best mesning is"inventor".

Shruti said: (Sep 19, 2011)  
Does not Pioneer mean someone who has mastered something?

Ubtej said: (Aug 31, 2012)  
Explorers and inventors are also collective nouns and not otherwise. Settlers is not the best answer i suggest that Explorers is the correct choice.

Atul said: (Sep 27, 2012)  
Pioneer means Leader. Settlers are not necessarily pioneers. If anything, it should be explorers.

Pavan Kumar said: (Apr 7, 2013)  
According to Google:

Pioneers (3rd person singular present, plural of pioneer)

A person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area.

Develop or be the first to use or apply (a new method, area of knowledge, or activity).

So why isn't explorers correct?

Susan said: (Jan 8, 2014)  
Although to explore took courage, to settle a land took more courage, because it meant fighting off wild animals, living off the land, turning wild lands into farm lands, etc. This is something the pioneers/settlers (in America) did.

Bhabesh Biswas said: (Mar 10, 2014)  
I don't understand this error?

Kanika said: (Aug 2, 2015)  
Here pioneer is used as a noun. Both settler and explorer are correct.

According to google both settler and explorer are synonyms of pioneer.

Jahnavi said: (Aug 14, 2015)  
Any one please explain the question and its options?

Pooja said: (Nov 27, 2015)  
How settlers? Pioneers are those who are the first inventors. Can any body relate the answer with the entire sentence.

Kuldeep said: (Aug 19, 2016)  
Explorer will be the best suitable answer for the question, instead of settlers.

Jadhav Swati said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
I think it's inventor.

Jadhav Swati said: (Dec 25, 2016)  
I think it's inventor.

Mercy said: (May 13, 2019)  
Here inventor is the correct answer.

Satya said: (Jul 19, 2020)  
Inventor is the correct answer.

Renee Sewalia said: (May 8, 2021)  
Explorers can be the answer.

Kavitha. G said: (Jul 29, 2021)  
I think inventor is correct.

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