Antonyms


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

  1. SANGUINE
    1. diffident
    2. hopeless
    3. cynical
    4. morose

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    hopeless (Adjective) : extremely bad ; terrible ; with no ability or skill
    sanguine (Adjective) : cheerful and confident about the future
    diffident (Adjective) : not having much confidence in yourself ; shy
    cynical (Adjective) : believing that people only do things to help themselves rather than for good or sincere reasons
    morose (Adjective) : unhappy, bad–tempered and not talking very much ; gloomy

    Correct Option: B

    hopeless (Adjective) : extremely bad ; terrible ; with no ability or skill
    sanguine (Adjective) : cheerful and confident about the future
    diffident (Adjective) : not having much confidence in yourself ; shy
    cynical (Adjective) : believing that people only do things to help themselves rather than for good or sincere reasons
    morose (Adjective) : unhappy, bad–tempered and not talking very much ; gloomy


  1. IDIOSYNCRASY
    1. insanity
    2. sanity
    3. generality
    4. singularity

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    generality (Noun) : a statement that discusses general principles
    idiosyncrasy (Noun) : an unusual feature ; a person’s way of behaving, thinking, etc., especially when it is unusual ; eccentricity insanity (Noun) : the state of being insane ; madness ; lunacy
    sanity (Noun) : the state of having a normal healthy mind
    singularity (Noun) : the quality of something that makes it unusual or strange

    Correct Option: C

    generality (Noun) : a statement that discusses general principles
    idiosyncrasy (Noun) : an unusual feature ; a person’s way of behaving, thinking, etc., especially when it is unusual ; eccentricity insanity (Noun) : the state of being insane ; madness ; lunacy
    sanity (Noun) : the state of having a normal healthy mind
    singularity (Noun) : the quality of something that makes it unusual or strange



  1. REBELLION
    1. forgiveness
    2. retribution
    3. submission
    4. domination

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    submission (Noun) : surrender ; the act of accepting that somebody has defeated you and that you must obey him
    rebellion (Noun) : an attempt by some of the people in a country to change their government, using violence; unwillingness to obey rules or accept normal standards of behaviour, dress, etc.
    forgiveness (Noun) : the act of forgiving
    retribution (Noun) : severe punishment for something seriously wrong that somebody has done
    domination (Noun) : power to defeat or dominate

    Correct Option: C

    submission (Noun) : surrender ; the act of accepting that somebody has defeated you and that you must obey him
    rebellion (Noun) : an attempt by some of the people in a country to change their government, using violence; unwillingness to obey rules or accept normal standards of behaviour, dress, etc.
    forgiveness (Noun) : the act of forgiving
    retribution (Noun) : severe punishment for something seriously wrong that somebody has done
    domination (Noun) : power to defeat or dominate


  1. LOOSEN
    1. fasten
    2. accelerate
    3. delay
    4. paste

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    fasten (Verb) : to close or join together the two parts of something ; to become closed or joined together ; do up
    loosen (Verb) : to make something less tight or firm; to become less tight or firmly fixed; slacken
    accelerate (Verb) : to happen or to make something happen faster or earlier
    delay (Verb) : not to do something until a later time ; defer ; hold up
    paste (Verb) : to stick using a glue ; to copy or move text into a document from another place or another document

    Correct Option: A

    fasten (Verb) : to close or join together the two parts of something ; to become closed or joined together ; do up
    loosen (Verb) : to make something less tight or firm; to become less tight or firmly fixed; slacken
    accelerate (Verb) : to happen or to make something happen faster or earlier
    delay (Verb) : not to do something until a later time ; defer ; hold up
    paste (Verb) : to stick using a glue ; to copy or move text into a document from another place or another document



  1. SUPPRESS
    1. stir up
    2. rouse
    3. urge
    4. incite

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    incite (Verb) : to encourage somebody to do something violent, by making him angry or excited
    suppress (Verb) : to put an end; to prevent something from growing, developing or continuing stir
    up (Verb) : to encourage somebody to do something
    rouse (Verb) : to wake somebody up ; to make somebody feel a particular emotion
    urge (Verb) : to advise or try hard to persuade somebody to do something ; to recommend something strongly

    Correct Option: D

    incite (Verb) : to encourage somebody to do something violent, by making him angry or excited
    suppress (Verb) : to put an end; to prevent something from growing, developing or continuing stir
    up (Verb) : to encourage somebody to do something
    rouse (Verb) : to wake somebody up ; to make somebody feel a particular emotion
    urge (Verb) : to advise or try hard to persuade somebody to do something ; to recommend something strongly