Antonyms


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    BARREN
    1. fertile
    2. abundant
    3. harsh
    4. fallow

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    fertile (Adj.) : that plants grow well in.
    barren (Adj.) : not good enough for plants to grow on it; infertile.

    Correct Option: A

    fertile (Adj.) : that plants grow well in.
    barren (Adj.) : not good enough for plants to grow on it; infertile.


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    INSOLENT
    1. mannerly
    2. haughty
    3. defiant
    4. rude

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    mannerly (Adj.) : showing courtesy and good manners; genteel; gracious.
    insolent (Adj.) : extremely rude and showing a lack of respect; disrespectful; arrogant
    haughty (Adj.) : arrogant
    defiant (Adj.) : boldly resisting authority/an opposing force

    Correct Option: A

    mannerly (Adj.) : showing courtesy and good manners; genteel; gracious.
    insolent (Adj.) : extremely rude and showing a lack of respect; disrespectful; arrogant
    haughty (Adj.) : arrogant
    defiant (Adj.) : boldly resisting authority/an opposing force



Direction: In each of the following questions, choose the word which is most opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. ABJURE
    1. renounce
    2. relinquish
    3. abnegate
    4. acquire

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    acquire (V.) : to gain something; to obtain something.
    abjure (V.) : to promise publicly that you will give up or reject a belief; renounce.
    renounce (V.) : to state officially that you are no longer going to keep a title, position, etc.
    relinquish (V.) : to stop having something, especially when this happens unwillingly
    abnegate (V.) : renounce; reject

    Correct Option: D

    acquire (V.) : to gain something; to obtain something.
    abjure (V.) : to promise publicly that you will give up or reject a belief; renounce.
    renounce (V.) : to state officially that you are no longer going to keep a title, position, etc.
    relinquish (V.) : to stop having something, especially when this happens unwillingly
    abnegate (V.) : renounce; reject


  1. CONGENIAL
    1. accord
    2. snug
    3. engaging
    4. unpleasant

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    unpleasant congenial (Adj.) : pleasant to spend time with; suitable for something; pleasant because it suits your character. accord (N.) : a formal agreement
    snug (Adj.) : cosy

    Correct Option: D

    unpleasant congenial (Adj.) : pleasant to spend time with; suitable for something; pleasant because it suits your character. accord (N.) : a formal agreement
    snug (Adj.) : cosy



Direction: In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. CAPTIVATE
    1. distract
    2. obscure
    3. imprison
    4. release

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    distract (V.) : to take somebody’s attention away from what they are trying to do; divert.
    captivate (V.) : to keep somebody’s attention by being interesting, attractive etc.

    Correct Option: A

    distract (V.) : to take somebody’s attention away from what they are trying to do; divert.
    captivate (V.) : to keep somebody’s attention by being interesting, attractive etc.