Antonyms


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

  1. PROSPERITY
    1. propriety
    2. property
    3. adversity
    4. perspicacity

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    adversity (Noun) : a difficult or unpleasant situation
    prosperity (Noun) : affluence ; the state of being successful by making money
    propriety (Noun) : moral and social behaviour that is considered to be correct and acceptable
    property (Noun) : something owned by somebody; e.g. land, building, etc.
    perspicacity (Noun) : the capacity to assess situations or circumstances and draw sound conclusions

    Correct Option: C

    adversity (Noun) : a difficult or unpleasant situation
    prosperity (Noun) : affluence ; the state of being successful by making money
    propriety (Noun) : moral and social behaviour that is considered to be correct and acceptable
    property (Noun) : something owned by somebody; e.g. land, building, etc.
    perspicacity (Noun) : the capacity to assess situations or circumstances and draw sound conclusions


  1. EXPAND
    1. contract
    2. contrast
    3. consist
    4. controvert

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    contract (Verb) : to become/ make something smaller in size, number or importance
    expand (Verb) : to become/make something greater in size, number or importance
    contrast (Verb) : to compare two things to show their differences
    consist (Verb) : comprise; constitute; be composed of
    controvert (Verb) :refute; to say or prove that something is not true

    Correct Option: A

    contract (Verb) : to become/ make something smaller in size, number or importance
    expand (Verb) : to become/make something greater in size, number or importance
    contrast (Verb) : to compare two things to show their differences
    consist (Verb) : comprise; constitute; be composed of
    controvert (Verb) :refute; to say or prove that something is not true



  1. COMMENCE
    1. start
    2. schedule
    3. conclude
    4. dissolve

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    conclude (Verb) : to end; to finish
    commence (Verb) : to begin/ start
    start (Verb) : to begin
    schedule (Verb) : to arrange for something to happen at a particular time
    dissolve (Verb) : to make a solid become a part of a liquid; to officially end a marriage; to disappear

    Correct Option: C

    conclude (Verb) : to end; to finish
    commence (Verb) : to begin/ start
    start (Verb) : to begin
    schedule (Verb) : to arrange for something to happen at a particular time
    dissolve (Verb) : to make a solid become a part of a liquid; to officially end a marriage; to disappear


  1. INTENTIONAL
    1. accidental
    2. undecided
    3. concentrated
    4. broken

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    accidental (Adjective) : happening by chance; not planned
    intentional (Adjective) : done deliberately/wilfully/willingly; deliberate; intended
    undecided (Adjective) : not decided
    concentrated (Adjective) : showing determination to do something; made stronger because water or other substances have been removed
    broken (Adjective) : that has been damaged or injured

    Correct Option: A

    accidental (Adjective) : happening by chance; not planned
    intentional (Adjective) : done deliberately/wilfully/willingly; deliberate; intended
    undecided (Adjective) : not decided
    concentrated (Adjective) : showing determination to do something; made stronger because water or other substances have been removed
    broken (Adjective) : that has been damaged or injured



  1. DETEST
    1. test
    2. dislike
    3. like
    4. interest

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    like (Verb) : to have interest in somebody or something
    detest (Verb) : to hate somebody/ something very much ; loathe ; dislike
    test (Verb) : to find out how much one knows; to examine
    dislike (Verb) : not to like somebody/something
    interest (Verb) : want to know more

    Correct Option: C

    like (Verb) : to have interest in somebody or something
    detest (Verb) : to hate somebody/ something very much ; loathe ; dislike
    test (Verb) : to find out how much one knows; to examine
    dislike (Verb) : not to like somebody/something
    interest (Verb) : want to know more