Antonyms


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

  1. FAR-FETCHED
    1. wise
    2. prudent
    3. familiar
    4. realistic

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    realistic (Adjective) : sensible and appropriate ; possible to achieve ; feasible ; viable
    far-fetched (Adjective) : very difficult to believe
    wise (Adjective) : sensible ; able to give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have ; prudent
    prudent (Adjective) : sensible and careful while making judgements and decisions
    familiar (Adjective) : well– known ; easy to recognize

    Correct Option: D

    realistic (Adjective) : sensible and appropriate ; possible to achieve ; feasible ; viable
    far-fetched (Adjective) : very difficult to believe
    wise (Adjective) : sensible ; able to give good advice because of the experience and knowledge that you have ; prudent
    prudent (Adjective) : sensible and careful while making judgements and decisions
    familiar (Adjective) : well– known ; easy to recognize


  1. SHIMMERING
    1. gloomy
    2. glimmering
    3. refreshing
    4. repining

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    gloomy (Adjective) : nearly dark or badly lit in a way that makes you feel sad ; depressing
    shimmering (Adjective) : shining with a soft light that seems to move slightly
    glimmering (Adjective) : shining with a faint unsteady light
    refreshing (Adjective) : pleasantly new or different ; making you feel less tired or hot
    repining (Verb) : to feel or express discontent

    Correct Option: A

    gloomy (Adjective) : nearly dark or badly lit in a way that makes you feel sad ; depressing
    shimmering (Adjective) : shining with a soft light that seems to move slightly
    glimmering (Adjective) : shining with a faint unsteady light
    refreshing (Adjective) : pleasantly new or different ; making you feel less tired or hot
    repining (Verb) : to feel or express discontent



  1. DESECRATION
    1. consecration
    2. discouragement
    3. despondency
    4. expectation

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    consecration (Noun) : stating officially in a religious ceremony that something is holy and can be used for religious purposes
    desecration (Noun) : damage of a holy place or thing or treating it without respect
    discouragement (Noun) : a feeling that you no longer have the confidence or enthusiasm ; the action of trying to stop something despondency (Noun) : a feeling of sadness and without much hope
    expectation (Noun) : a belief that something will happen because it is likely

    Correct Option: A

    consecration (Noun) : stating officially in a religious ceremony that something is holy and can be used for religious purposes
    desecration (Noun) : damage of a holy place or thing or treating it without respect
    discouragement (Noun) : a feeling that you no longer have the confidence or enthusiasm ; the action of trying to stop something despondency (Noun) : a feeling of sadness and without much hope
    expectation (Noun) : a belief that something will happen because it is likely


  1. ZEAL
    1. disinterest
    2. apathy
    3. carelessness
    4. hatred

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    apathy (Noun) : the feeling of not being interested in or enthusiastic about something, or things in general
    zeal (Noun) : great energy or enthusiasm connected with something that you feel strongly about
    disinterest (Noun) :lack of interest
    carelessness (Noun) : the quality of not being careful or taking pains
    hatred (Noun) : a very strong feeling of dislike

    Correct Option: B

    apathy (Noun) : the feeling of not being interested in or enthusiastic about something, or things in general
    zeal (Noun) : great energy or enthusiasm connected with something that you feel strongly about
    disinterest (Noun) :lack of interest
    carelessness (Noun) : the quality of not being careful or taking pains
    hatred (Noun) : a very strong feeling of dislike



  1. EXCEPTIONAL
    1. great
    2. occasional
    3. common
    4. absorbing

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    common (Adjective) : happening often; existing in large numbers or in many places
    exceptional (Adjective) : unusually good; outstanding ; very unusual
    great (Adjective) : look; fantastic; fabulous ; terrific ; brilliant
    occasional (Adjective) : happening or done sometimes
    absorbing (Adjective) : interesting and enjoyable and holding your attention completely

    Correct Option: C

    common (Adjective) : happening often; existing in large numbers or in many places
    exceptional (Adjective) : unusually good; outstanding ; very unusual
    great (Adjective) : look; fantastic; fabulous ; terrific ; brilliant
    occasional (Adjective) : happening or done sometimes
    absorbing (Adjective) : interesting and enjoyable and holding your attention completely