Antonyms


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    QUIESCENT
    1. Ignorant
    2. Dormant
    3. Innocent
    4. Animated

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    Animated (Adjective) = full of life orexcitment; lively.
    Quiescent (Adjective) = quiet; not active; not developing; dormant. Look at the sentence : The political situation was now relatively quiescent. Thee was an extremely animated discussion on the subject.

    Correct Option: D

    Animated (Adjective) = full of life orexcitment; lively.
    Quiescent (Adjective) = quiet; not active; not developing; dormant. Look at the sentence : The political situation was now relatively quiescent. Thee was an extremely animated discussion on the subject.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    DISAVOWAL
    1. Rebuttal
    2. Repeal
    3. Approval
    4. Appeal

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    Approval (Noun) = the feeling that something is good or acceptable.
    Disavowal (Noun) = statement that you have no knowledge of something or that you are not responsible for something; denial; disclaimer. Look at the sentences : The terrorists issued a disavowal of responsibility for the attack. He desperately wanted to win his father’s approval.

    Correct Option: C

    Approval (Noun) = the feeling that something is good or acceptable.
    Disavowal (Noun) = statement that you have no knowledge of something or that you are not responsible for something; denial; disclaimer. Look at the sentences : The terrorists issued a disavowal of responsibility for the attack. He desperately wanted to win his father’s approval.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    INVINCIBLE
    1. Impregnable
    2. Omnipresent
    3. Powerless
    4. Potent

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    Powerless (Adjective) = helpless; without power to control.
    Invincible (Adjective) = too strong to be defeated or changed; unconquerable impregnable. Look at the sentences : The team seemed invincible. When the enemy attacked, we were completely powerless against them.

    Correct Option: C

    Powerless (Adjective) = helpless; without power to control.
    Invincible (Adjective) = too strong to be defeated or changed; unconquerable impregnable. Look at the sentences : The team seemed invincible. When the enemy attacked, we were completely powerless against them.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    EXTRANEOUS
    1. Unusual
    2. Dispirited
    3. Relevant
    4. Intrusive

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    Relevant (Adjective) = closely connected with the subject.
    Extraneous (Adjective) = not directly connected with the particular situation you are in ; irrelevant. Look at the sentences : We do not want any extraneous information on the page. These comments are not directly relevant to this inquiry.

    Correct Option: C

    Relevant (Adjective) = closely connected with the subject.
    Extraneous (Adjective) = not directly connected with the particular situation you are in ; irrelevant. Look at the sentences : We do not want any extraneous information on the page. These comments are not directly relevant to this inquiry.



Direction: In the following questions, choose the correct antonym of the given word.

  1. FRUGALITY
    1. thrift
    2. generosity
    3. degradation
    4. providence

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    generosity (N.) : more than is necessary ; lavishness.
    frugality (N.) : using only as much money as is necessary

    Correct Option: B

    generosity (N.) : more than is necessary ; lavishness.
    frugality (N.) : using only as much money as is necessary