Antonyms


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    INTERIM
    1. Provisional
    2. Tentative
    3. Permanent
    4. Interval

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    Permanent (Adjective) = lasting or intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely; perpetual.
    Interim (Adjective) = the intervening time; interval; interlude; intended to last for only a short time until something more permanent is found; provisional Look at the sentences : The vice–president took power in the interim period before the election. There is a permanent ban on the dumping of radioactive waste at sea.

    Correct Option: C

    Permanent (Adjective) = lasting or intended to last or remain unchanged indefinitely; perpetual.
    Interim (Adjective) = the intervening time; interval; interlude; intended to last for only a short time until something more permanent is found; provisional Look at the sentences : The vice–president took power in the interim period before the election. There is a permanent ban on the dumping of radioactive waste at sea.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    FUTILE
    1. Distinct
    2. Open
    3. Pleased
    4. Fruitful

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    Fruitful (Adjective) = producing many useful results; productive.
    Futile (Adjective) = having no purpose because there is no chance of success; pointless. Look at the sentence : Their efforts to revive him were futile. His continuous efforts were proved fruitful as he got a good job.

    Correct Option: D

    Fruitful (Adjective) = producing many useful results; productive.
    Futile (Adjective) = having no purpose because there is no chance of success; pointless. Look at the sentence : Their efforts to revive him were futile. His continuous efforts were proved fruitful as he got a good job.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    CONTEMPLATIVE
    1. Wistful
    2. Unreflective
    3. Numbed
    4. Aroused

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    Unreflective (Adjective) = absent; minded; casual; cursory.
    Contemplative (Adjective) = expressing or involving prolonged thought; thoughtful; pensive; reflective. Look at the sentence : She regarded me with a contemplative eye. After an unreflective look she moved on.

    Correct Option: B

    Unreflective (Adjective) = absent; minded; casual; cursory.
    Contemplative (Adjective) = expressing or involving prolonged thought; thoughtful; pensive; reflective. Look at the sentence : She regarded me with a contemplative eye. After an unreflective look she moved on.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word. INVALUABLE
    1. Priceless
    2. Rare
    3. Inestimable
    4. Worthless

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    Worthless (Adjective) = having no real value or use; good for nothing.
    Invaluable (Adjective) = extremely useful; indispensable; of inestimable worth; priceless. Look at the sentences : Mr. Crump says the help he has received from Macmillan nurses is invaluable. Joan had been deserted by a worthless husband.

    Correct Option: D

    Worthless (Adjective) = having no real value or use; good for nothing.
    Invaluable (Adjective) = extremely useful; indispensable; of inestimable worth; priceless. Look at the sentences : Mr. Crump says the help he has received from Macmillan nurses is invaluable. Joan had been deserted by a worthless husband.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    INSOLENT
    1. Scrupulous
    2. Emolient
    3. Courteous
    4. Lazy

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    Courteous (Adjective) = polite; respectful; well-mannered; considerate in manner.
    Insolent (Adjective) =extremely rude and showing a lack of respect; impudent; ill- mannered. Look at the sentences : She hated the insolent tone of his voice when she asked for help. She was courteous and obliging to all.

    Correct Option: C

    Courteous (Adjective) = polite; respectful; well-mannered; considerate in manner.
    Insolent (Adjective) =extremely rude and showing a lack of respect; impudent; ill- mannered. Look at the sentences : She hated the insolent tone of his voice when she asked for help. She was courteous and obliging to all.