Antonyms


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

  1. HARMONY
    1. strife
    2. annoyance
    3. cruelty
    4. mischief

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    strife (Noun) : angry or violent disagreement ; conflict
    harmony (Noun) : a state of peaceful existence and agreement annoyance (Noun) : the feeling of being slightly angry ; irritation
    cruelty (Noun) : behaviour that causes pain or suffering to others
    mischief (Noun) : bad behaviour that is annoying

    Correct Option: A

    strife (Noun) : angry or violent disagreement ; conflict
    harmony (Noun) : a state of peaceful existence and agreement annoyance (Noun) : the feeling of being slightly angry ; irritation
    cruelty (Noun) : behaviour that causes pain or suffering to others
    mischief (Noun) : bad behaviour that is annoying


  1. FETTER
    1. restore
    2. liberate
    3. exonerate
    4. distract

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    liberate (Verb) : to free a country or a person
    fetter (Verb) : to restrict somebody’s freedom; shackle
    restore (Verb) : to bring back to a former condition, place or position
    exonerate (Verb) : to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that he has been blamed for
    distract (Verb) : divert ; to take somebody’s attention away from what he is trying to do

    Correct Option: B

    liberate (Verb) : to free a country or a person
    fetter (Verb) : to restrict somebody’s freedom; shackle
    restore (Verb) : to bring back to a former condition, place or position
    exonerate (Verb) : to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that he has been blamed for
    distract (Verb) : divert ; to take somebody’s attention away from what he is trying to do



  1. PARSIMONIOUS
    1. prodigious
    2. selfless
    3. extravagant
    4. ostentatious

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    extravagant (Adjective) : spending a lot more money than is necessary
    parsimonious (Adjective) : extremely unwilling to spend money ; mean
    prodigious (Adjective) : very large or powerful ; colossal ; enormous
    selfless (Adjective) : thinking more about the needs, happiness, etc. of other people than about your own
    ostentatious (Adjective) : expensive or noticeable in a way that is intended to impress people ; showy

    Correct Option: C

    extravagant (Adjective) : spending a lot more money than is necessary
    parsimonious (Adjective) : extremely unwilling to spend money ; mean
    prodigious (Adjective) : very large or powerful ; colossal ; enormous
    selfless (Adjective) : thinking more about the needs, happiness, etc. of other people than about your own
    ostentatious (Adjective) : expensive or noticeable in a way that is intended to impress people ; showy


  1. DENSE
    1. scarce
    2. slim
    3. sparse
    4. lean

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    sparse (Adjective) : only present in small amounts or numbers and often spread over a large area
    dense (Adjective) : thick ; containing a lot of people, things, plants, etc.
    scarce (Adjective) : available only in small quantities
    slim (Adjective) : thin and attractive lean (Adjective) : thin and fit

    Correct Option: C

    sparse (Adjective) : only present in small amounts or numbers and often spread over a large area
    dense (Adjective) : thick ; containing a lot of people, things, plants, etc.
    scarce (Adjective) : available only in small quantities
    slim (Adjective) : thin and attractive lean (Adjective) : thin and fit



  1. OSTRACISE
    1. amuse
    2. welcome
    3. entertain
    4. host

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    welcome (Verb) : to say hello to somebody in a friendly way when he arrives.
    ostracise (Verb) : to refuse to let somebody be a member of a social group ; stern
    amuse (Verb) : to make somebody laugh or smile
    entertain (Verb) : to invite people to eat and drink with you as your guests.
    host (Verb) : to organize an event to which others are invited and make all arrangements for them.

    Correct Option: B

    welcome (Verb) : to say hello to somebody in a friendly way when he arrives.
    ostracise (Verb) : to refuse to let somebody be a member of a social group ; stern
    amuse (Verb) : to make somebody laugh or smile
    entertain (Verb) : to invite people to eat and drink with you as your guests.
    host (Verb) : to organize an event to which others are invited and make all arrangements for them.