Antonyms


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

  1. CONTROVERSIAL
    1. indisputable
    2. restrained
    3. controlled
    4. appeasing

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    indisputable (Adjective) : that is true and cannot be disagreed with or denied; undeniable
    controversial (Adjective) : causing a lot of angry public discussion and disagreement
    restrained (Adjective) : showing calm or control rather than emotion ; not too brightly coloured or decorated ; discreet controlled (Adjective) : done or arranged in a very careful way ; limited; managed by law or by rules ; remaining calm and not getting angry or upset
    appeasing (Adjective) : tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions

    Correct Option: A

    indisputable (Adjective) : that is true and cannot be disagreed with or denied; undeniable
    controversial (Adjective) : causing a lot of angry public discussion and disagreement
    restrained (Adjective) : showing calm or control rather than emotion ; not too brightly coloured or decorated ; discreet controlled (Adjective) : done or arranged in a very careful way ; limited; managed by law or by rules ; remaining calm and not getting angry or upset
    appeasing (Adjective) : tending or intended to pacify by acceding to demands or granting concessions


  1. EXAGGERATE
    1. underwrite
    2. understate
    3. ignore
    4. condemn

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    understate (Verb) : to state that something is smaller, less important or less serious than it really is
    exaggerate (Verb) : to make something seem larger, better, worse or more important that it really is
    underwrite (Verb) : to accept financial responsibility for an activity so that you may pay for special costs or for losses it may make
    ignore (Verb) : to pay no attention to; disregard; to pretend that you have not seen; take no notice of
    condemn (Verb) : to express very strong disapproval; sentence

    Correct Option: B

    understate (Verb) : to state that something is smaller, less important or less serious than it really is
    exaggerate (Verb) : to make something seem larger, better, worse or more important that it really is
    underwrite (Verb) : to accept financial responsibility for an activity so that you may pay for special costs or for losses it may make
    ignore (Verb) : to pay no attention to; disregard; to pretend that you have not seen; take no notice of
    condemn (Verb) : to express very strong disapproval; sentence



  1. EXONERATE
    1. admit
    2. release
    3. convict
    4. reject

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    convict (Verb) : to decide and state officially in court that somebody is guilty of a crime
    exonerate (Verb) : to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that he has been blamed for; acquit
    admit (Verb) : to accept truth; to confess; to allow
    release (Verb) : to set somebody/ something free; to let go; to let loose
    reject (Verb) : to refuse to accept; to decide not to use, sell, publish etc.

    Correct Option: C

    convict (Verb) : to decide and state officially in court that somebody is guilty of a crime
    exonerate (Verb) : to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that he has been blamed for; acquit
    admit (Verb) : to accept truth; to confess; to allow
    release (Verb) : to set somebody/ something free; to let go; to let loose
    reject (Verb) : to refuse to accept; to decide not to use, sell, publish etc.


  1. DECEITFUL
    1. sincere
    2. useful
    3. plain
    4. honest

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    plain (Adjective) : easy to see or understand ; clear
    deceitful (Adjective) : dishonest; behaving in a dishonest way by telling lies
    sincere (Adjective) : genuine ; honest
    useful (Adjective) : that can help you do or achieve something that you want
    honest (Adjective) : not dishonest

    Correct Option: C

    plain (Adjective) : easy to see or understand ; clear
    deceitful (Adjective) : dishonest; behaving in a dishonest way by telling lies
    sincere (Adjective) : genuine ; honest
    useful (Adjective) : that can help you do or achieve something that you want
    honest (Adjective) : not dishonest



  1. AUTONOMOUS
    1. self-government
    2. dependent
    3. defensive
    4. neutral

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    defensive (Adjective) : protecting against attack
    autonomous (Adjective) : independent; able to govern itself or control its own affairs
    self–government (Noun) : the government or control of a country of an organisation by its own people or members, not by others
    dependent (Adjective) : needing somebody/something in order to survive or be successful
    neutral (Adjective) : impartial; unbiased

    Correct Option: B

    defensive (Adjective) : protecting against attack
    autonomous (Adjective) : independent; able to govern itself or control its own affairs
    self–government (Noun) : the government or control of a country of an organisation by its own people or members, not by others
    dependent (Adjective) : needing somebody/something in order to survive or be successful
    neutral (Adjective) : impartial; unbiased