Antonyms


Direction: In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. DILIGENT
    1. incompetent
    2. lazy
    3. extravagant
    4. frugal

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    lazy (Adjective) : lethargic
    diligent (Adjective) : showing care/effort in your work/duties
    incompetent (Adjective) : not having the skill/ability to do your job/a task as it should be done
    extravagant (Adjective) : spending more that what is needed
    frugal (Adjective) : using only as much money or food as is necessary ; small, plain and not costing very much ; meagre

    Correct Option: B

    lazy (Adjective) : lethargic
    diligent (Adjective) : showing care/effort in your work/duties
    incompetent (Adjective) : not having the skill/ability to do your job/a task as it should be done
    extravagant (Adjective) : spending more that what is needed
    frugal (Adjective) : using only as much money or food as is necessary ; small, plain and not costing very much ; meagre


  1. ENMITY
    1. rivalry
    2. amicability
    3. animosity
    4. proximity

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    amicability (Noun) : a state where something is done/ achieved in a polite/friendly way and without arguing
    enmity (Noun) : feeling of hatred towards somebody
    rivalry (Noun) : a state in which two people, companies, etc. are competing for the same thing
    animosity (Noun) : a strong feeling of opposition, anger/ hatred; hostility
    proximity (Noun) : the state of being near somebody/something in distance/time

    Correct Option: B

    amicability (Noun) : a state where something is done/ achieved in a polite/friendly way and without arguing
    enmity (Noun) : feeling of hatred towards somebody
    rivalry (Noun) : a state in which two people, companies, etc. are competing for the same thing
    animosity (Noun) : a strong feeling of opposition, anger/ hatred; hostility
    proximity (Noun) : the state of being near somebody/something in distance/time



  1. RETAIN
    1. remember
    2. release
    3. unfurl
    4. engage

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    release (Verb) : to let out ; to stop holding
    retain (Verb) : to keep ; to preserve ; to continue to have/ hold/contain
    remember (Verb) : to recollect
    unfurl (Verb) : to open something that is curled/rolled tightly
    engage (Verb) : to carry out/ participate in an activity ; be involved in

    Correct Option: B

    release (Verb) : to let out ; to stop holding
    retain (Verb) : to keep ; to preserve ; to continue to have/ hold/contain
    remember (Verb) : to recollect
    unfurl (Verb) : to open something that is curled/rolled tightly
    engage (Verb) : to carry out/ participate in an activity ; be involved in


  1. GRADUAL
    1. unscrupulous
    2. dynamic
    3. rapid
    4. enthusiastic

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    rapid (Adjective) : happening in a short period of time ; done or happening very quickly
    gradual (Adjective) : happening slowly over a long period ; not sudden
    unscrupulous (Adjective) : without moral principles ; not honest or fair; unprincipled
    dynamic (Adjective) : having a lot of energy and a strong personality
    enthusiastic (Adjective) : feeling/showing a lot of excitement and interest

    Correct Option: C

    rapid (Adjective) : happening in a short period of time ; done or happening very quickly
    gradual (Adjective) : happening slowly over a long period ; not sudden
    unscrupulous (Adjective) : without moral principles ; not honest or fair; unprincipled
    dynamic (Adjective) : having a lot of energy and a strong personality
    enthusiastic (Adjective) : feeling/showing a lot of excitement and interest



  1. THOROUGHLY
    1. superficially
    2. carefully
    3. freely
    4. callously

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    superficially (Adverb) : not studying/looking at something thoroughly
    thoroughly (Adverb) : very much; completely and with great attention to detail
    carefully (Adverb) : diligently
    freely (Adverb) : without any restriction
    callously (Adverb) : cruelly ; without any feeling

    Correct Option: A

    superficially (Adverb) : not studying/looking at something thoroughly
    thoroughly (Adverb) : very much; completely and with great attention to detail
    carefully (Adverb) : diligently
    freely (Adverb) : without any restriction
    callously (Adverb) : cruelly ; without any feeling