Antonyms


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

  1. GRATING
    1. musical
    2. unmusical
    3. hoarse
    4. strident

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    musical (Adjective) : pleasant to listen to
    grating (Adjective) :unpleasant to listen to ; hoarse ; harsh ; unmusical
    unmusical (Adjective) : not pleasant hoarse (Adjective) : sounding rough and unpleasant
    strident (Adjective) : having a loud, rough and unpleasant sound

    Correct Option: A

    musical (Adjective) : pleasant to listen to
    grating (Adjective) :unpleasant to listen to ; hoarse ; harsh ; unmusical
    unmusical (Adjective) : not pleasant hoarse (Adjective) : sounding rough and unpleasant
    strident (Adjective) : having a loud, rough and unpleasant sound


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

  1. INDELIBLE
    1. decorous
    2. surprising
    3. concerted
    4. temporary

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    temporary (Adjective) : lasting for a short time; not permanent
    indelible (Adjective) : permanent ; impossible to forget/remove
    decorous (Adjective) : polite and appropriate in a particular social situation ; not shocking ; proper
    surprising (Adjective) : causing surprise
    concerted (Adjective) : done in a planned and determined way, by more than one person, government, country, etc.

    Correct Option: D

    temporary (Adjective) : lasting for a short time; not permanent
    indelible (Adjective) : permanent ; impossible to forget/remove
    decorous (Adjective) : polite and appropriate in a particular social situation ; not shocking ; proper
    surprising (Adjective) : causing surprise
    concerted (Adjective) : done in a planned and determined way, by more than one person, government, country, etc.



  1. AGGRAVATE
    1. depreciate
    2. extinguish
    3. subsidise
    4. alleviate

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    alleviate (Verb) : to make something less severe ; ease
    aggravate (Verb) : to worsen ; to irritate; to make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse; to annoy somebody deliberately depreciate (Verb) : to become less valuable over a period of time
    extinguish (Verb) : to put out ; to make a fire stop burning or a light stop shining
    subsidise (Verb) : to give money to somebody/an organisation to help pay for something

    Correct Option: D

    alleviate (Verb) : to make something less severe ; ease
    aggravate (Verb) : to worsen ; to irritate; to make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse; to annoy somebody deliberately depreciate (Verb) : to become less valuable over a period of time
    extinguish (Verb) : to put out ; to make a fire stop burning or a light stop shining
    subsidise (Verb) : to give money to somebody/an organisation to help pay for something


  1. RETRENCH
    1. revamp
    2. belie
    3. deviate
    4. recruit

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    recruit (Verb) : to find new people to join an organisation/a company
    retrench (Verb) : to spend less money ; to reduce costs ; to tell somebody that he cannot continue working for you
    revamp (Verb) : to make changes to the form of something; to improve its appearance
    belie (Verb) : to give a false impression of somebody/something; to show that something cannot be true or correct
    deviate (Verb) : to be different from something ; to do something in a different way from what is usual/expected

    Correct Option: D

    recruit (Verb) : to find new people to join an organisation/a company
    retrench (Verb) : to spend less money ; to reduce costs ; to tell somebody that he cannot continue working for you
    revamp (Verb) : to make changes to the form of something; to improve its appearance
    belie (Verb) : to give a false impression of somebody/something; to show that something cannot be true or correct
    deviate (Verb) : to be different from something ; to do something in a different way from what is usual/expected



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

  1. BANE
    1. curse
    2. boon
    3. base
    4. violent

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    boon (Noun) : something that is very helpful and makes life easier for you
    bane (Noun) : something that causes trouble and makes people unhappy; curse
    curse (Noun) : oath ; swear word ; something that causes harm or evil
    base (Noun) : the lowest part of something ; an idea, a fact, a situation, etc. from which something is developed ; basis
    violent (Adjective) : involving or caused by physical force that is intended to hurt or kill somebody

    Correct Option: B

    boon (Noun) : something that is very helpful and makes life easier for you
    bane (Noun) : something that causes trouble and makes people unhappy; curse
    curse (Noun) : oath ; swear word ; something that causes harm or evil
    base (Noun) : the lowest part of something ; an idea, a fact, a situation, etc. from which something is developed ; basis
    violent (Adjective) : involving or caused by physical force that is intended to hurt or kill somebody