Antonyms


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

  1. ENLIGHTEN
    1. slander
    2. bemoan
    3. darken
    4. befog

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    befog (Verb) : to make somebody confused
    enlighten (Verb) : to give somebody information so that he may understand something better
    slander (Verb) : to make a false spoken statement about somebody that is intended to damage the good opinion that people have of him
    bemoan (Verb) : to complain or say that you are not happy about something
    darken (Verb) : to become dark ; to make something dark ; to become/make somebody unhappy or angry

    Correct Option: D

    befog (Verb) : to make somebody confused
    enlighten (Verb) : to give somebody information so that he may understand something better
    slander (Verb) : to make a false spoken statement about somebody that is intended to damage the good opinion that people have of him
    bemoan (Verb) : to complain or say that you are not happy about something
    darken (Verb) : to become dark ; to make something dark ; to become/make somebody unhappy or angry


  1. ADVANCED
    1. progressed
    2. outpaced
    3. receded
    4. retarded

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    retarded (Verb) : made the development or progress slower
    advanced (Verb) : developed and improved
    progressed (Verb) : improved or developed over a period of time; advanced
    outpaced (Verb) : went, rose, improved etc. faster than somebody/something ; outstripped
    receded (Verb) : moved gradually away from somebody or away from a previous position ; became gradually weaker and smaller

    Correct Option: D

    retarded (Verb) : made the development or progress slower
    advanced (Verb) : developed and improved
    progressed (Verb) : improved or developed over a period of time; advanced
    outpaced (Verb) : went, rose, improved etc. faster than somebody/something ; outstripped
    receded (Verb) : moved gradually away from somebody or away from a previous position ; became gradually weaker and smaller



  1. MELODIOUS
    1. harmonious
    2. tuneless
    3. odious
    4. mellifluous

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    tuneless (Adjective) : not having a pleasant tune or sound
    melodious (Adjective) : pleasant to listen to
    harmonious (Adjective) : friendly, peaceful and without any disagreement ; very pleasant when played or sung together
    odious (Adjective) : extremely unpleasant ; horrible
    mellifluous (Adjective) : sounding sweet and smooth ; very pleasant to listen to

    Correct Option: B

    tuneless (Adjective) : not having a pleasant tune or sound
    melodious (Adjective) : pleasant to listen to
    harmonious (Adjective) : friendly, peaceful and without any disagreement ; very pleasant when played or sung together
    odious (Adjective) : extremely unpleasant ; horrible
    mellifluous (Adjective) : sounding sweet and smooth ; very pleasant to listen to


  1. NIGGARDLY
    1. hastily
    2. lavishly
    3. likely
    4. gorgeously

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    lavishly (Adverb) : luxuriously ; extravagantly ; spend generously
    niggardly (Adjective) : unwilling to be generous with money, time etc. ; mean ; miserly
    hastily (Adverb) : hurriedly ; very quickly
    likely (Adverb) : very probably
    gorgeously (Adverb) : very beautifully and attractively ; impressively

    Correct Option: B

    lavishly (Adverb) : luxuriously ; extravagantly ; spend generously
    niggardly (Adjective) : unwilling to be generous with money, time etc. ; mean ; miserly
    hastily (Adverb) : hurriedly ; very quickly
    likely (Adverb) : very probably
    gorgeously (Adverb) : very beautifully and attractively ; impressively



  1. TAKES OFF
    1. travels
    2. falls
    3. explodes
    4. lands

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    lands (Verb) : comes down through the air onto the ground or another surface takes
    off (Idiom) : leaves the ground and begins to fly ; to become successful or popular very quickly or suddenly
    travels (Verb) : to go from one place to another, over a long distance
    falls (Verb) : drops down from a higher level to a lower level ; suddenly stops standing ; decreases down in amount, number or strength
    explodes (Verb) : bursts or makes something burst loudly and violently, causing damage

    Correct Option: D

    lands (Verb) : comes down through the air onto the ground or another surface takes
    off (Idiom) : leaves the ground and begins to fly ; to become successful or popular very quickly or suddenly
    travels (Verb) : to go from one place to another, over a long distance
    falls (Verb) : drops down from a higher level to a lower level ; suddenly stops standing ; decreases down in amount, number or strength
    explodes (Verb) : bursts or makes something burst loudly and violently, causing damage