Antonyms


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    INSULAR
    1. Cosmopolitan
    2. Isolated
    3. Narrow
    4. Parochial

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    Cosmopolitan (Adjective) = containing people of different types or from different countries and influenced by their culture. Insular (Adjective) = only interested in your own country, ideas etc. and not in those from outside; connected with an island. Look at the sentences : The British are often accused of being insular. The club has a cosmopolitan atmosphere.

    Correct Option: A

    Cosmopolitan (Adjective) = containing people of different types or from different countries and influenced by their culture. Insular (Adjective) = only interested in your own country, ideas etc. and not in those from outside; connected with an island. Look at the sentences : The British are often accused of being insular. The club has a cosmopolitan atmosphere.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    EVADE
    1. Invade
    2. Escape
    3. Shun
    4. Confront

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    Confront (Verb) = come face to face with argumentative intent; challenge; resist.
    Evade (Verb) = escape or avoid by guile or trickery; elude; escape; dodge. Look at the sentences : His friends once helped him evade capture. The speaker evade the questions asked by the audience. 500 policemen confronted an equal number of union supporters.

    Correct Option: D

    Confront (Verb) = come face to face with argumentative intent; challenge; resist.
    Evade (Verb) = escape or avoid by guile or trickery; elude; escape; dodge. Look at the sentences : His friends once helped him evade capture. The speaker evade the questions asked by the audience. 500 policemen confronted an equal number of union supporters.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    IMPROMPTU
    1. Punctual
    2. Prompt
    3. Prepared
    4. Profound

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    prepared Impromptu (Adjective) = done without preparation or planning; improvised; unprepared, unrehearsed. Look at the sentence : This makes us conveniently close enough for impromptu dinner party invitations.

    Correct Option: C

    prepared Impromptu (Adjective) = done without preparation or planning; improvised; unprepared, unrehearsed. Look at the sentence : This makes us conveniently close enough for impromptu dinner party invitations.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    RUGGED
    1. Hard
    2. Sturdy
    3. Smooth
    4. Rough

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    Smooth (Adjective) = even; not rough; regular; level; flat.
    Rugged (Adjective) = having a broken, rocky or uneven surface; rough; irregular. Look at the sentences : The rugged coast path meanders among tall cliffs. She was taken in by the salesman’s smooth manner of talking.

    Correct Option: C

    Smooth (Adjective) = even; not rough; regular; level; flat.
    Rugged (Adjective) = having a broken, rocky or uneven surface; rough; irregular. Look at the sentences : The rugged coast path meanders among tall cliffs. She was taken in by the salesman’s smooth manner of talking.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    COURAGE
    1. Bravery
    2. Weakness
    3. Cowardice
    4. Fear

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    Cowardice (Noun) = fear or lack of courage; timidity; fearfulness.
    Courage (Noun) = the ability to do something dangerous or to face pain or opposition without showing fear; bravery. Look at the sentences : I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to ask her. My cowardice got the better of me and I crept out of the room.

    Correct Option: C

    Cowardice (Noun) = fear or lack of courage; timidity; fearfulness.
    Courage (Noun) = the ability to do something dangerous or to face pain or opposition without showing fear; bravery. Look at the sentences : I haven’t yet plucked up the courage to ask her. My cowardice got the better of me and I crept out of the room.