Antonyms


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

  1. FLOURISH
    1. perish
    2. degenerate
    3. decay
    4. dismiss

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    degenerate (Verb) : to become worse ; deteriorate
    flourish (Verb) : to develop quickly and be successful or common ; to grow well ; to be healthy and happy ; thrive
    perish (Verb) : to die ; to be lost or destroyed
    decay (Verb) : to be destroyed gradually by natural processes ; rot
    dismiss (Verb) : to decide that somebody/something is not important and not worth thinking or talking about

    Correct Option: B

    degenerate (Verb) : to become worse ; deteriorate
    flourish (Verb) : to develop quickly and be successful or common ; to grow well ; to be healthy and happy ; thrive
    perish (Verb) : to die ; to be lost or destroyed
    decay (Verb) : to be destroyed gradually by natural processes ; rot
    dismiss (Verb) : to decide that somebody/something is not important and not worth thinking or talking about


  1. OBSCENE
    1. disobedient
    2. decent
    3. dislocate
    4. cautious

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    decent (Adjective) : of a good enough standard or quality; honest and fair
    obscene (Adjective) : outrageous; extremely large in size or amount in a way that most people find unacceptable and offensive
    disobedient (Adjective) : not obeying
    dislocate (Verb) : to stop a system, plan, etc. from working or continuing in the normal way
    cautious (Adjective) : being very careful

    Correct Option: B

    decent (Adjective) : of a good enough standard or quality; honest and fair
    obscene (Adjective) : outrageous; extremely large in size or amount in a way that most people find unacceptable and offensive
    disobedient (Adjective) : not obeying
    dislocate (Verb) : to stop a system, plan, etc. from working or continuing in the normal way
    cautious (Adjective) : being very careful



  1. MONOTONOUS
    1. disastrous
    2. terrifying
    3. terrible
    4. interesting

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    interesting (Adjective) : attracting your attention because it is special, exciting or unusual
    monotonous (Adjective) : never changing and therefore boring; dull; repetitious
    disastrous (Adjective) : very bad, harmful or unsuccessful; devastating; catastrophic
    terrifying (Adjective) : causing extreme terror
    terrible (Adjective) : very unpleasant; making you feel very unhappy, upset or frightened

    Correct Option: D

    interesting (Adjective) : attracting your attention because it is special, exciting or unusual
    monotonous (Adjective) : never changing and therefore boring; dull; repetitious
    disastrous (Adjective) : very bad, harmful or unsuccessful; devastating; catastrophic
    terrifying (Adjective) : causing extreme terror
    terrible (Adjective) : very unpleasant; making you feel very unhappy, upset or frightened


  1. LATENT
    1. unspoken
    2. later
    3. implicit
    4. obvious

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    obvious (Adjective) : evident ; clear ; definite ; easily seen
    latent (Adjective) : existing, but not yet very noticeable, active or well–developed
    unspoken (Adjective): unstated; not said in words but understood or agreed between people
    later (Adjective) : coming at a time in the future
    implicit (Adjective) : suggested without being directly expressed; absolute

    Correct Option: D

    obvious (Adjective) : evident ; clear ; definite ; easily seen
    latent (Adjective) : existing, but not yet very noticeable, active or well–developed
    unspoken (Adjective): unstated; not said in words but understood or agreed between people
    later (Adjective) : coming at a time in the future
    implicit (Adjective) : suggested without being directly expressed; absolute



  1. EPHEMERAL
    1. eternal
    2. transitory
    3. mortal
    4. temporal

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    eternal (Adjective) : without an end; existing or continuing forever
    ephemeral (Adjective) : short-lived; lasting or used for only a short period of time
    transitory (Adjective) : temporary; continuing only for a short– time
    mortal (Adjective) : that cannot live forever and must die
    temporal (Adjective) : connected with the real physical world, not spiritual matters

    Correct Option: A

    eternal (Adjective) : without an end; existing or continuing forever
    ephemeral (Adjective) : short-lived; lasting or used for only a short period of time
    transitory (Adjective) : temporary; continuing only for a short– time
    mortal (Adjective) : that cannot live forever and must die
    temporal (Adjective) : connected with the real physical world, not spiritual matters