Antonyms


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

  1. DESPISE
    1. appease
    2. flatter
    3. admire
    4. appreciate

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    admire (Verb) : to respect somebody for what he is or for what he has done
    despise (Verb) : to dislike and have no respect
    appease (Verb) : to make somebody calmer or less angry by giving him what he wants
    flatter (Verb) : to say nice things about somebody, that is not sincere
    appreciate (Verb) : to recognize the good qualities

    Correct Option: C

    admire (Verb) : to respect somebody for what he is or for what he has done
    despise (Verb) : to dislike and have no respect
    appease (Verb) : to make somebody calmer or less angry by giving him what he wants
    flatter (Verb) : to say nice things about somebody, that is not sincere
    appreciate (Verb) : to recognize the good qualities


  1. GRUESOME
    1. attractive
    2. beneficial
    3. gracious
    4. amicable

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    gracious (Adjective) : kind, polite and generous; merciful
    gruesome (Adjective) : very unpleasant and filling you with horror because it is connected with death or injury
    attractive (Adjective) : pleasant to took at; appealing
    beneficial (Adjective) : favourable; advantageous
    amicable (Adjective) : done or achieved in a polite or friendly way and without arguing

    Correct Option: C

    gracious (Adjective) : kind, polite and generous; merciful
    gruesome (Adjective) : very unpleasant and filling you with horror because it is connected with death or injury
    attractive (Adjective) : pleasant to took at; appealing
    beneficial (Adjective) : favourable; advantageous
    amicable (Adjective) : done or achieved in a polite or friendly way and without arguing



  1. CHARMING
    1. insolent
    2. indignant
    3. repulsive
    4. handicapped

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    repulsive (Adjective) : causing a feeling of strong dislike; very unpleasant; disgusting
    charming (Adjective) : very pleasant or attractive
    insolent (Adjective) : extremely rude and showing a lack of respect
    indignant (Adjective) : feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you have been treated unfairly
    handicapped (Adjective) : suffering from a mental or physical disability; disabled

    Correct Option: C

    repulsive (Adjective) : causing a feeling of strong dislike; very unpleasant; disgusting
    charming (Adjective) : very pleasant or attractive
    insolent (Adjective) : extremely rude and showing a lack of respect
    indignant (Adjective) : feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you have been treated unfairly
    handicapped (Adjective) : suffering from a mental or physical disability; disabled


  1. HARASS
    1. reward
    2. praise
    3. flatter
    4. relieve

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    relieve (Verb) : to remove or reduce an unpleasant feeling or pain; alleviate
    harass (Verb) : to worry or annoy somebody by putting pressure on him or saying or doing unpleasant things to him
    reward (Noun) : a thing that is given for doing something good, working hard etc.
    praise (Verb) : show approval of or admiration for somebody/ something
    flatter (Verb) : to say nice things about somebody in a way that is not sincere, because you want him to do something for you or you want to please him

    Correct Option: D

    relieve (Verb) : to remove or reduce an unpleasant feeling or pain; alleviate
    harass (Verb) : to worry or annoy somebody by putting pressure on him or saying or doing unpleasant things to him
    reward (Noun) : a thing that is given for doing something good, working hard etc.
    praise (Verb) : show approval of or admiration for somebody/ something
    flatter (Verb) : to say nice things about somebody in a way that is not sincere, because you want him to do something for you or you want to please him



  1. ABUNDANT
    1. short
    2. limited
    3. petty
    4. meagre

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    meagre (Adjective) : small in quantity and poor in quality; paltry
    abundant (Adjective) : existing in large quantities; more than enough; plentiful
    short (Adjective) : not having enough of something; small in height, length or distance
    limited (Adjective) : not very great in amount or extent
    petty (Adjective) : small and unimportant; minor

    Correct Option: D

    meagre (Adjective) : small in quantity and poor in quality; paltry
    abundant (Adjective) : existing in large quantities; more than enough; plentiful
    short (Adjective) : not having enough of something; small in height, length or distance
    limited (Adjective) : not very great in amount or extent
    petty (Adjective) : small and unimportant; minor