Antonyms


  1. In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
    DIFFIDENT
    1. shy
    2. brave
    3. confident
    4. meek

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    confident (Adj.) : feeling sure about your own ability to do things and be successful.
    diffident (Adj.) : not having much confidence in yourself; shy; not wanting to talk about yourself.

    Correct Option: C

    confident (Adj.) : feeling sure about your own ability to do things and be successful.
    diffident (Adj.) : not having much confidence in yourself; shy; not wanting to talk about yourself.


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

  1. SQUANDER
    1. spend
    2. reduce
    3. slander
    4. skimp

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    skimp (V.) : to try to spend less time, money on something than is really needed.
    squander (V.) : to waste money, time etc. in a stupid way.
    slander (V.) : to make a false spoken statement about somebody that is intended to damage the good opinion that people have of them

    Correct Option: D

    skimp (V.) : to try to spend less time, money on something than is really needed.
    squander (V.) : to waste money, time etc. in a stupid way.
    slander (V.) : to make a false spoken statement about somebody that is intended to damage the good opinion that people have of them



  1. INERTIA
    1. stupor
    2. vigour
    3. languor
    4. inertness

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    vigour (N.) : energy, force or enthusiasm; vitality
    inertia (N.) : lack of energy; lack of desire or ability to move or change.

    Correct Option: B

    vigour (N.) : energy, force or enthusiasm; vitality
    inertia (N.) : lack of energy; lack of desire or ability to move or change.


Direction: In each of these questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the word given in CAPITALS/bold.

  1. GUMPTION
    1. ingenuity
    2. stupidity
    3. sagacity
    4. acumen

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    stupidity (N.) : behaviour that shows a lack of good judgement or thought.
    gumption (N.) : courage and determination ; intelligence.
    ingenuity (N.) : the ability to invent things/solve problems in clever new ways
    sagacity (N.) : good judgement and understanding
    acumen (N.) : the ability to understand and decide things quickly and well

    Correct Option: B

    stupidity (N.) : behaviour that shows a lack of good judgement or thought.
    gumption (N.) : courage and determination ; intelligence.
    ingenuity (N.) : the ability to invent things/solve problems in clever new ways
    sagacity (N.) : good judgement and understanding
    acumen (N.) : the ability to understand and decide things quickly and well



  1. EPITOME
    1. quintessence
    2. paragon
    3. enlargement
    4. incarnation

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    enlargement (N.) : made larger.
    epitome (N.) : a perfect example of something; embodiment; abstract; resume, summary.
    quintessence (N.) : the perfect example of something
    paragon (N.) : an ideal instance
    incarnation (N.) : a period of life in a particular form

    Correct Option: C

    enlargement (N.) : made larger.
    epitome (N.) : a perfect example of something; embodiment; abstract; resume, summary.
    quintessence (N.) : the perfect example of something
    paragon (N.) : an ideal instance
    incarnation (N.) : a period of life in a particular form