Antonyms


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

  1. AUTONOMY
    1. slavery
    2. subordination
    3. dependence
    4. submissiveness

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    dependence (Noun): the state of needing the help and support in order to survive or be successful
    autonomy (Noun) : independence; the freedom for a country, a region or an organisation – to govern itself independently; the ability to act and make decisions without being controlled by anyone else.
    slavery (Noun) : the state of being under the control of another person; bondage
    subordination (Noun) : the state of having less power or authority than somebody else; the state of being less important than something else ; secondary
    submissiveness (Noun) : the state of being too willing to accept somebody else's authority and obey him without questioning anything he wants you to do

    Correct Option: C

    dependence (Noun): the state of needing the help and support in order to survive or be successful
    autonomy (Noun) : independence; the freedom for a country, a region or an organisation – to govern itself independently; the ability to act and make decisions without being controlled by anyone else.
    slavery (Noun) : the state of being under the control of another person; bondage
    subordination (Noun) : the state of having less power or authority than somebody else; the state of being less important than something else ; secondary
    submissiveness (Noun) : the state of being too willing to accept somebody else's authority and obey him without questioning anything he wants you to do


  1. AFFIRM
    1. refuse
    2. negate
    3. neglect
    4. avoid

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    refuse (Verb) : to say that you will not do something; turn down
    affirm (Verb) : to state firmly or publicly that something is true or that you support something strongly; confirm
    negate (Verb) : to stop something from having any effect; nullify
    neglect (Verb) : to fail to take care of; not to give enough attention
    avoid (Verb) : to prevent something bad from happening; to keep away; to try not to do

    Correct Option: A

    refuse (Verb) : to say that you will not do something; turn down
    affirm (Verb) : to state firmly or publicly that something is true or that you support something strongly; confirm
    negate (Verb) : to stop something from having any effect; nullify
    neglect (Verb) : to fail to take care of; not to give enough attention
    avoid (Verb) : to prevent something bad from happening; to keep away; to try not to do



  1. CONFORMITY
    1. deviation
    2. dilution
    3. distraction
    4. diversion

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    deviation (Noun) : the act of moving away from what is normal or acceptable; a difference from what is expected or acceptable
    conformity (Noun) : behaviour or actions that follow the accepted rules of society
    dilution (Noun) : weakening by adding water or a thinner
    distraction (Noun) : a thing that takes your attention away from what you are doing or thinking about
    diversion (Noun) : the act of changing the direction; distraction

    Correct Option: A

    deviation (Noun) : the act of moving away from what is normal or acceptable; a difference from what is expected or acceptable
    conformity (Noun) : behaviour or actions that follow the accepted rules of society
    dilution (Noun) : weakening by adding water or a thinner
    distraction (Noun) : a thing that takes your attention away from what you are doing or thinking about
    diversion (Noun) : the act of changing the direction; distraction


  1. CRITICISE
    1. finish
    2. recommend
    3. commend
    4. request

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    commend (Verb) : to praise ; to express approval of
    criticise (Verb) : to say what you do not like or think is wrong about something
    finish (Verb) : to come to an end ; to stop doing something or making something
    recommend (Verb) : to tell that something is good or useful
    request (Verb) : to ask for something/to do something in a polite or formal way

    Correct Option: C

    commend (Verb) : to praise ; to express approval of
    criticise (Verb) : to say what you do not like or think is wrong about something
    finish (Verb) : to come to an end ; to stop doing something or making something
    recommend (Verb) : to tell that something is good or useful
    request (Verb) : to ask for something/to do something in a polite or formal way



  1. FACILITATE
    1. help
    2. propagate
    3. hinder
    4. reject

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    hinder (Verb) : to make it difficult to do or to happen; hamper
    facilitate (Verb) : to make an action or a process possible or easier
    help (Verb) : to make easier or possible to do or get something done
    propagate (Verb) : to spread an idea, a belief or a piece of information among many people
    reject (Verb) : to refuse to accept or consider something

    Correct Option: C

    hinder (Verb) : to make it difficult to do or to happen; hamper
    facilitate (Verb) : to make an action or a process possible or easier
    help (Verb) : to make easier or possible to do or get something done
    propagate (Verb) : to spread an idea, a belief or a piece of information among many people
    reject (Verb) : to refuse to accept or consider something