Antonyms


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

  1. AFFLUENT
    1. high
    2. poor
    3. rare
    4. fluent

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    poor (Adjective) : having very little money ; not having money for basic needs
    affluent (Adjective) : having a lot of money and a good standard of living ; prosperous ; wealthy
    high (Adjective) : measuring a long distance from bottom to top
    rare (Adjective) : not done, seen, happening, etc. very often
    fluent (Adjective) : able to speak, read or write a language, easily and well

    Correct Option: B

    poor (Adjective) : having very little money ; not having money for basic needs
    affluent (Adjective) : having a lot of money and a good standard of living ; prosperous ; wealthy
    high (Adjective) : measuring a long distance from bottom to top
    rare (Adjective) : not done, seen, happening, etc. very often
    fluent (Adjective) : able to speak, read or write a language, easily and well


  1. ERUDITE
    1. educated
    2. unscholarly
    3. scholarly
    4. possessive

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    unscholarly (Adjective) : not scholarly
    erudite (Adjective) : having or showing great knowledge that is gained from academic study; learned
    educated (Adjective) : having had a high standard of education
    scholarly (Adjective) : spending a lot of time studying and having a lot of knowledge about an academic subject
    possessive (Adjective) : demanding total attention ; not wanting somebody to be independent

    Correct Option: B

    unscholarly (Adjective) : not scholarly
    erudite (Adjective) : having or showing great knowledge that is gained from academic study; learned
    educated (Adjective) : having had a high standard of education
    scholarly (Adjective) : spending a lot of time studying and having a lot of knowledge about an academic subject
    possessive (Adjective) : demanding total attention ; not wanting somebody to be independent



  1. COAX
    1. dull
    2. dissuade
    3. active
    4. speed

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    dissuade (Verb) : to persuade somebody not to do something
    coax (Verb) : cajole ; to persuade somebody to do something by talking to him in a kind and gentle way
    dull (Adjective) : not interesting or exciting
    active (Adjective) : always busy doing things ; lively and full of ideas
    speed (Verb) : to move along quickly

    Correct Option: B

    dissuade (Verb) : to persuade somebody not to do something
    coax (Verb) : cajole ; to persuade somebody to do something by talking to him in a kind and gentle way
    dull (Adjective) : not interesting or exciting
    active (Adjective) : always busy doing things ; lively and full of ideas
    speed (Verb) : to move along quickly


  1. ALTERCATION
    1. explanation
    2. challenge
    3. compromise
    4. opposition

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    compromise (Noun) : an agreement made between two people or groups
    altercation (Noun) : a noisy argument or disagreement
    explanation (Noun) : a statement that explains
    challenge (Noun) : a new or difficult task that tests somebody’s ability and skill
    opposition (Noun) : the act of strongly disagreeing

    Correct Option: C

    compromise (Noun) : an agreement made between two people or groups
    altercation (Noun) : a noisy argument or disagreement
    explanation (Noun) : a statement that explains
    challenge (Noun) : a new or difficult task that tests somebody’s ability and skill
    opposition (Noun) : the act of strongly disagreeing



  1. ANIMOSITY
    1. love
    2. lust
    3. luck
    4. loss

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    love (Noun) : a strong feeling of deep affection
    animosity (Noun) : a strong feeling of opposition, anger or hatred ; hostility
    lust (Noun) : a very strong sexual desire
    luck (Noun) : good things that happen by chance
    loss (Noun) : the state of no longer having something

    Correct Option: A

    love (Noun) : a strong feeling of deep affection
    animosity (Noun) : a strong feeling of opposition, anger or hatred ; hostility
    lust (Noun) : a very strong sexual desire
    luck (Noun) : good things that happen by chance
    loss (Noun) : the state of no longer having something