Antonyms - English Language Questions and Answers


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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Modest

A)

Unhappy

B)

Glum

C)

Sullen

D)

Conceited

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Raze

A)

Ruin

B)

Comfort

C)

Ease

D)

Build

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

ROUGH

A)

Smooth

B)

Crude

C)

Thick

D)

Coarse

SOLUTION

the correct answer is smooth.

meaning of the above words,

Rough- having an uneven surface which is not smooth.

smooth- having an even and regular surface

crude- in raw state

thick- fat or having surfaces relatively far apart

coarse- rough.

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Tenacious

A)

Yielding

B)

Steadfast

C)

Relentless

D)

Persistent

SOLUTION

Tenacious~ tending to keep firm or adhering to something firmly.

Yielding~ not hard or rigid

steadfast- firm or unwavering

relentless- harsh or inflexible

persistent- continuing firmly.

so Yielding is the correct antonym of tenacious

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Criticise

A)

Forgive

B)

Prevent

C)

Disappoint

D)

Praise

SOLUTION

criticise- to say what is bad or wrong about somebody or something

forgive- to stop being angry towards somebody

prevent- to stop

disappoint- to not being able to do something that you hoped and hence being sad

praise- to admire or appreciate

so,option D praise is the antonym of criticize

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Camaraderie

A)

Friendship

B)

Companionship

C)

Amity

D)

Dislike

SOLUTION

camaraderie- a feeling of friendship and trust

friendship- a relation between people who are friends

companionship- - fellowship or friendship

amity- friendly relations 

dislike- antipathy, hatred 

option D is the correct antonym here

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Rely

A)

Move

B)

Depend

C)

Distrust

D)

Await

SOLUTION

Rely- deoend with full trust and confidence

move- to change position

depend-  be controlled or determined by someone or something

distrust-  the feeling that someone or something can not be trusted or relied on

await- to wait 

so option C distrust is the correct antonym of rely

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Appal

A)

Amaze

B)

Assure

C)

Astound

D)

Alarm

SOLUTION

Appal- causing shock or dismay, horrific

Amaze- to surprise.

Assure- tell someone positively to dispel doubts

astound- shock or greatly surprise

alarm- an anxious awareness of danger

correct antonym of appal is option B Assure

other three are more or less synonym of the word.

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Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Optional

A)

Elective

B)

Voluntary

C)

Compulsory

D)

Arbitrary

SOLUTION

optional- that you can choose or not choose

elective- using or chosen by election

voluntary- from your own will and own choice

compulsory- that must be done

arbitrary- chosen by yourself and acting without though of what is right or what is wrong

so option C compulsory is the antonym of optional 

other three are same as optional.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Prey

A)

Loot

B)

Predator

C)

Game

D)

Sufferer

SOLUTION

Prey - a bird or animal that is killed by another bird or animal

loot- to steal things from buildings during a war, riot etc

predator- an animal thats kills and eats other animals

game- a form of play or sport

sufferer- a person who is affeceted by the illness or condition

so, out of four option B predator is the antonym of the word prey.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Linger

A)

Leave

B)

Entertain

C)

Choose

D)

Annoy

SOLUTION

Linger- being reluctant to leave, and stay more than necessary.

anyonym of linger is option A Leave.

meaning of other words:

entertain- provide with amusement or enjoyment.

choose- pick out.

annoy- make a little angry, irritate.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

CLENCH

A)

Hold

B)

Relax

C)

Tighten

D)

Clasp

SOLUTION

Clench means to hold tightly. 

hence relax would be the correct option 

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Ascent

A)

Descent

B)

Present

C)

Patent

D)

Resent

SOLUTION

Ascent: the act of climbing or going up

Descent: a movement down to a lower place

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Rectify

A)

Assist

B)

Corrupt

C)

Correct

D)

Select

SOLUTION

Rectify means put right; correct.

correct antonym to this word is option B corrupt.

which means dishonest or wrong.

other options;

Assist- to help

Correct- to rectify

Select- to choose or pick out 

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Negligent

A)

Careful

B)

Faithful

C)

Indifferent

D)

Strange

SOLUTION

Negligent means falling to take proper care of something. 

the correct Antonym of the word negligent is, option A careful.

other options; 

faithful- loyal and steadfast.

indifferent- having no particular intrest or sympathy.

strange- unusual and surprising.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

CENTRE

A)

Definite

B)

Periphery

C)

Mainstream

D)

Clear

SOLUTION

Centre is the point that js equally distant from the circumference, periphery is the outer circumference of the circle. 

so antonym of centre is periphery option B

other words:

definite- clearly stated or decided

mainstream- the ideas that are regarded as conventional and normal.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Ransack

A)

Raid

B)

Seize

C)

Protect

D)

Pilfer

SOLUTION

the word ransack means go through a place stealing things and causing damage, 

so the correct antonym for this word is option C protect.

other words:

Raid- a surprise attack

seize- take hold suddenly and forcibly

plifer- action of stealing things kf little value.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Obscure

A)

Veiled

B)

Apparent

C)

Blurred

D)

Cloudy

SOLUTION

the antonym of the word obscure is option B Apparent which means something clear and easy to see.

other three options are just more or less synonym of the word obscure here,

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Exonerate

A)

Acquit

B)

Engage

C)

Absolve

D)

Exempt

SOLUTION

exonerate means  to state officially that somebody was not guilty or responsible for something bad that happened

the correct anyonym of the word exonerate is option B engage.

other three options are more or less just synonyms of the word.

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DIRECTION

Select the most appropriate ANTONYM of the given word.

QUESTION

Devious

A)

Crafty

B)

Dishonest

C)

Sincere

D)

Crooked

SOLUTION

Devious means clever and not honest or direct.

and the correct anyonym for the word is sincere option C

other three words are more or less synonyms of the above word.