Antonyms


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

  1. ELEGANCE
    1. vehemence
    2. fragrance
    3. gracelessness
    4. ostentatious

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    gracelessness (Adj.) : lacking grace, elegance or charm; not pleasing or attractive
    elegance (N.) : the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; gracefulness; stylishness
    vehemence (N.) : the quality of showing very strong feelings (anger)
    ostentatious (Adj.) : intended to attract notice and impress others

    Correct Option: C

    gracelessness (Adj.) : lacking grace, elegance or charm; not pleasing or attractive
    elegance (N.) : the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner; gracefulness; stylishness
    vehemence (N.) : the quality of showing very strong feelings (anger)
    ostentatious (Adj.) : intended to attract notice and impress others


  1. MITIGATE
    1. enlarge
    2. reduce
    3. increase
    4. multiply

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    increase (V.) : enlarge; expand; swell; become or make greater.
    mitigate (V.) : to make something less harmful, serious etc; alleviate; reduce; lighten; assuage.

    Correct Option: C

    increase (V.) : enlarge; expand; swell; become or make greater.
    mitigate (V.) : to make something less harmful, serious etc; alleviate; reduce; lighten; assuage.



  1. THEORETICAL
    1. punctual
    2. uncritical
    3. emotional
    4. practical

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    practical (Adj.) : connected with real situations rather than with theories; pragmatic, actual; experimental.
    theoretical (Adj.) : connected with the ideas and principles on which a particular subject is based, rather than with practice and experiment; conceptual; abstract.

    Correct Option: D

    practical (Adj.) : connected with real situations rather than with theories; pragmatic, actual; experimental.
    theoretical (Adj.) : connected with the ideas and principles on which a particular subject is based, rather than with practice and experiment; conceptual; abstract.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    VISIONARY
    1. realist
    2. artist
    3. idealist
    4. socialist

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    realist (N.) : a person who accepts and deals with a situation as it really is.
    visionary (N.) : a person who has the ability to think about or plan the future in a way that is intelligent or shows imagination.

    Correct Option: A

    realist (N.) : a person who accepts and deals with a situation as it really is.
    visionary (N.) : a person who has the ability to think about or plan the future in a way that is intelligent or shows imagination.



  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    INCLEMENT
    1. radical
    2. mild
    3. harsh
    4. tyrannical

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    mild (Adj.) : not severe; not very cold and therefore pleasant.
    inclement (Adj.) : not pleasant; cold, wet etc.
    radical (Adj.) : far beyond the norms
    harsh (Adj.) : severe

    Correct Option: B

    mild (Adj.) : not severe; not very cold and therefore pleasant.
    inclement (Adj.) : not pleasant; cold, wet etc.
    radical (Adj.) : far beyond the norms
    harsh (Adj.) : severe