Antonyms


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

  1. Lethal
    1. Secure
    2. Harmless
    3. Just
    4. Good

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    Harmless (Adjective) = (not likely to cause harm ; innocuous)
    Lethal (Adjective) = (able to cause death ; extremely dangerous) Look at the sentences : Three minutes after the fire started, the house was full of lethal fumes. He might look a bit fierce, but actually he is fairly harmless.

    Correct Option: B

    Harmless (Adjective) = (not likely to cause harm ; innocuous)
    Lethal (Adjective) = (able to cause death ; extremely dangerous) Look at the sentences : Three minutes after the fire started, the house was full of lethal fumes. He might look a bit fierce, but actually he is fairly harmless.


  1. Cautious
    1. Daring
    2. Inviting
    3. Careful
    4. Exude

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    Daring (Adjective) = adventurous; audacious; bold ; brave and taking risks.
    Cautious (Adjective) = careful to avoid risks. Look at the sentence : He is a cautious driver. This is a daring new film = (one willing to risk criticism) by one of our most original modern directors.

    Correct Option: A

    Daring (Adjective) = adventurous; audacious; bold ; brave and taking risks.
    Cautious (Adjective) = careful to avoid risks. Look at the sentence : He is a cautious driver. This is a daring new film = (one willing to risk criticism) by one of our most original modern directors.



  1. Flippant
    1. Earnest
    2. Warm
    3. Urgent
    4. Busy

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    Earnest (Adjective) = showing sincere and intense conviction; serious and determined.
    Flippant (Adjective) = not showing a serious or respectful attitude ; frivolous ; thoughtless Look at the sentences : Gandhi was a very earnest fighter. My flippant response earned me an angry glance from my instructor.

    Correct Option: A

    Earnest (Adjective) = showing sincere and intense conviction; serious and determined.
    Flippant (Adjective) = not showing a serious or respectful attitude ; frivolous ; thoughtless Look at the sentences : Gandhi was a very earnest fighter. My flippant response earned me an angry glance from my instructor.


  1. Profound
    1. mysterious
    2. difficult
    3. superfluous
    4. superficial

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    Superficial (Adjective) = existing or occurring at or on the surface; exterior; peripheral; slight; not serious
    Profound (Adjective) = very great or intense; keen; sincere; having or showing great knowledge or insight; deep Look at the sentence : His mother's death when he was aged six had a very profound effect on him. He's fun to be with, but he's very superficial.

    Correct Option: D

    Superficial (Adjective) = existing or occurring at or on the surface; exterior; peripheral; slight; not serious
    Profound (Adjective) = very great or intense; keen; sincere; having or showing great knowledge or insight; deep Look at the sentence : His mother's death when he was aged six had a very profound effect on him. He's fun to be with, but he's very superficial.



  1. Barren
    1. oily
    2. polished
    3. sorrowful
    4. fertile

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    Fertile (Adjective) = of soil or land, producing abundant vegetation or crops; fecund; yielding; able to conceive
    Barren (Adjective) = of land too poor to produce much or any vegetation; infertile; sterile; showing no result; unable to produce plants or fruit. Look at the sentence : We drove through a barren, rockly landscape. There is an abundance of fertile soil and magnificent grazing land in the Gangetic plain.

    Correct Option: D

    Fertile (Adjective) = of soil or land, producing abundant vegetation or crops; fecund; yielding; able to conceive
    Barren (Adjective) = of land too poor to produce much or any vegetation; infertile; sterile; showing no result; unable to produce plants or fruit. Look at the sentence : We drove through a barren, rockly landscape. There is an abundance of fertile soil and magnificent grazing land in the Gangetic plain.