Antonyms


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

  1. ABSTAIN
    1. dismiss
    2. indulge
    3. disgrace
    4. repel

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    indulge (V.) : to allow yourself to have or do something that you like ; to satisfy a particular desire, interest etc.
    abstain (V.) : to decide not to do or have something ; stay away.

    Correct Option: B

    indulge (V.) : to allow yourself to have or do something that you like ; to satisfy a particular desire, interest etc.
    abstain (V.) : to decide not to do or have something ; stay away.


  1. MISANTHROPIST
    1. pedant
    2. pragmatist
    3. zealot
    4. philanthropist

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    zealot (N.) : a person who is extremely enthusiastic about something (religion/politics)
    misanthropist (N.) : a person who hates and avoids other people.
    philanthropist (N.) : a rich person who helps the poor and those in need.
    pedant (N.) : a person who is too concerned with small details/ rules especially when learning/ teaching
    pragmatist (N.) : a person who behaves in a practical and sensible way rather than having fixed ideas/theories

    Correct Option: D

    zealot (N.) : a person who is extremely enthusiastic about something (religion/politics)
    misanthropist (N.) : a person who hates and avoids other people.
    philanthropist (N.) : a rich person who helps the poor and those in need.
    pedant (N.) : a person who is too concerned with small details/ rules especially when learning/ teaching
    pragmatist (N.) : a person who behaves in a practical and sensible way rather than having fixed ideas/theories



  1. FORTIFY
    1. undermine
    2. intensify
    3. strengthen
    4. support

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    undermine (V.) : to make something gradually weaker or less effective.
    fortify (V.) : make somebody/ yourself feel stronger ; strengthen.

    Correct Option: B

    undermine (V.) : to make something gradually weaker or less effective.
    fortify (V.) : make somebody/ yourself feel stronger ; strengthen.


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

  1. NASTY
    1. ugly
    2. pleasant
    3. unpleasant
    4. beautiful

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    pleasant (Adj.) : enjoyable or attractive.
    nasty (Adj.) : very bad or unpleasant; unkind; mean.

    Correct Option: A

    pleasant (Adj.) : enjoyable or attractive.
    nasty (Adj.) : very bad or unpleasant; unkind; mean.



  1. THOROUGH
    1. cursory
    2. detailed
    3. intensive
    4. utter

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    cursory (Adj.) : done quickly and without giving enough attention to details; brief; perfunctory.
    thorough (Adjective) = done completely and with great attention to detail.

    Correct Option: B

    cursory (Adj.) : done quickly and without giving enough attention to details; brief; perfunctory.
    thorough (Adjective) = done completely and with great attention to detail.