Antonyms


Direction: In the following questions, out of four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the opposite meaning of the word given in Capital Letters.

  1. CURTAIL
    1. lengthen
    2. shorten
    3. entail
    4. close

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    lengthen (Verb) : to become longer; to make something longer
    curtail (Verb) : to limit something or make it last for a shorter time
    shorter (Verb) : to become or make something shorter
    entail (Verb) : to involve something that cannot be avoided; involve
    close (Verb) : to be shut; to be nearby

    Correct Option: A

    lengthen (Verb) : to become longer; to make something longer
    curtail (Verb) : to limit something or make it last for a shorter time
    shorter (Verb) : to become or make something shorter
    entail (Verb) : to involve something that cannot be avoided; involve
    close (Verb) : to be shut; to be nearby


  1. JEST
    1. gravity
    2. grim
    3. genial
    4. sport

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    gravity (Noun) : extreme importance and a cause for worry; seriousness
    jest (Noun) : something said or done to amuse people; joke
    grim (Adjective) : looking or sounding very serious; unpleasant and depressing
    genial (Adjective) : friendly and cheerful; affable
    sport (Verb) : to play in a happy or lively way

    Correct Option: A

    gravity (Noun) : extreme importance and a cause for worry; seriousness
    jest (Noun) : something said or done to amuse people; joke
    grim (Adjective) : looking or sounding very serious; unpleasant and depressing
    genial (Adjective) : friendly and cheerful; affable
    sport (Verb) : to play in a happy or lively way



  1. APALLING
    1. shocking
    2. consoling
    3. scaring
    4. horrifying

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    consoling (Adjective) : comforting; affording comfort or solace
    appalling (Adjective) : shocking; extremely bad
    shocking (Adjective) : that offends or upsets people; very bad
    scaring (Adjective) : frightening somebody
    horrifying (Adjective) : making you feel extremely shocked, disgusted or frightened; horrific

    Correct Option: B

    consoling (Adjective) : comforting; affording comfort or solace
    appalling (Adjective) : shocking; extremely bad
    shocking (Adjective) : that offends or upsets people; very bad
    scaring (Adjective) : frightening somebody
    horrifying (Adjective) : making you feel extremely shocked, disgusted or frightened; horrific


  1. REPEL
    1. attend
    2. concentrate
    3. continue
    4. attract

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    attract (Verb) : to direct towards itself or oneself
    repel (Verb) : to successfully fight somebody who is attacking
    you, your country, etc. and drive him away; to drive, push or keep something away; disgust; repulse
    attend (Verb) : to be present at an event
    concentrate (Verb) : to give all your attention
    continue (Verb) : to keep existing or happening without stopping

    Correct Option: D

    attract (Verb) : to direct towards itself or oneself
    repel (Verb) : to successfully fight somebody who is attacking
    you, your country, etc. and drive him away; to drive, push or keep something away; disgust; repulse
    attend (Verb) : to be present at an event
    concentrate (Verb) : to give all your attention
    continue (Verb) : to keep existing or happening without stopping



  1. APOCRYPHAL
    1. authentic
    2. dubious
    3. unsubstantiated
    4. fictitious

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    authentic (Adjective) : known to be real and genuine and not a copy ; true and accurate
    apocryphal (Adjective) : well– known but not true
    dubious (Adjective) : doubtful; not certain and slightly suspicious
    unsubstantiated (Adjective) : not proved to be true by evidence; unsupported
    fictitious (Adjective) : invented by somebody rather than true

    Correct Option: A

    authentic (Adjective) : known to be real and genuine and not a copy ; true and accurate
    apocryphal (Adjective) : well– known but not true
    dubious (Adjective) : doubtful; not certain and slightly suspicious
    unsubstantiated (Adjective) : not proved to be true by evidence; unsupported
    fictitious (Adjective) : invented by somebody rather than true