Antonyms


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

  1. PROVOKE
    1. soothe
    2. incite
    3. smoothen
    4. entice

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    soothe (Verb) : calm ; to make somebody who is anxious, upset, etc. feel calmer
    provoke (Verb) : to cause a particular reaction or have a particular effect ; to say/do something that you know will annoy somebody so that it may react in an angry way ; goad
    incite (Verb) : to encourage to do something violent
    smoother (Verb) : to make smooth or smoother ; become smooth
    entice (Verb) : to persuade

    Correct Option: A

    soothe (Verb) : calm ; to make somebody who is anxious, upset, etc. feel calmer
    provoke (Verb) : to cause a particular reaction or have a particular effect ; to say/do something that you know will annoy somebody so that it may react in an angry way ; goad
    incite (Verb) : to encourage to do something violent
    smoother (Verb) : to make smooth or smoother ; become smooth
    entice (Verb) : to persuade


  1. RENOWNED
    1. famous
    2. owned
    3. unowned
    4. unknown

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    unknown (Adjective) : not known
    renowned (Adjective) : famous; well–known ; respected ; celebrated; noted
    famous (Adjective) : illustrious
    owned (Adjective) : having an owner
    unowned (Adjective) : having no owner

    Correct Option: D

    unknown (Adjective) : not known
    renowned (Adjective) : famous; well–known ; respected ; celebrated; noted
    famous (Adjective) : illustrious
    owned (Adjective) : having an owner
    unowned (Adjective) : having no owner



  1. VICE
    1. fame
    2. virtue
    3. fortune
    4. fate

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    virtue (Noun) : a particular good quality or habit ; behaviour/ attitudes that show high moral standards
    vice (Noun) : evil/immoral behaviour ; criminal activities that involve sex/drugs
    fame (Noun) : the state of being known and talked about by many people
    fortune (Noun) : chance/luck ; fate/future of a person
    fate (Noun) : the things, especially bad things, that will happen or have happened to somebody/something

    Correct Option: B

    virtue (Noun) : a particular good quality or habit ; behaviour/ attitudes that show high moral standards
    vice (Noun) : evil/immoral behaviour ; criminal activities that involve sex/drugs
    fame (Noun) : the state of being known and talked about by many people
    fortune (Noun) : chance/luck ; fate/future of a person
    fate (Noun) : the things, especially bad things, that will happen or have happened to somebody/something


  1. UNANIMITY
    1. amity
    2. enmity
    3. disagreement
    4. dissatisfaction

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    disagreement (Noun) : the state of not agreeing/having different opinions
    unanimity (Noun) : complete agreement about something among a group of people
    amity (Noun) : a friendly relationship between people or countries
    enmity (Noun) : feeling of hatred towards somebody
    dissatisfaction (Noun) : the state of not being satisfied/ pleased

    Correct Option: C

    disagreement (Noun) : the state of not agreeing/having different opinions
    unanimity (Noun) : complete agreement about something among a group of people
    amity (Noun) : a friendly relationship between people or countries
    enmity (Noun) : feeling of hatred towards somebody
    dissatisfaction (Noun) : the state of not being satisfied/ pleased



  1. ABUNDANCE
    1. scanty
    2. tiny
    3. scarcity
    4. deficient

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    scarcity (Noun) : shortage ; not enough of what is needed
    abundance (Noun) : a large quantity that is more than enough
    scanty (Adjective) : too little in amount for what is needed
    tiny (Adjective) : very small
    deficient (Adjective) : not having enough of something

    Correct Option: C

    scarcity (Noun) : shortage ; not enough of what is needed
    abundance (Noun) : a large quantity that is more than enough
    scanty (Adjective) : too little in amount for what is needed
    tiny (Adjective) : very small
    deficient (Adjective) : not having enough of something