Antonyms


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

  1. VENIAL
    1. minor
    2. pardonable
    3. unpardonable
    4. clean

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    unpardonable (Adjective) : that can’t be paradoned
    venial (Adjective) : not very serious and therefore able to be forgiven; pardonable
    minor (Adjective) : not very large, important or serious
    pardonable (Adjective) : excusable; that can be forgiven or excused
    clean (Adjective) : clear

    Correct Option: C

    unpardonable (Adjective) : that can’t be paradoned
    venial (Adjective) : not very serious and therefore able to be forgiven; pardonable
    minor (Adjective) : not very large, important or serious
    pardonable (Adjective) : excusable; that can be forgiven or excused
    clean (Adjective) : clear


  1. INSTINCTIVE
    1. innate
    2. rational
    3. inherent
    4. inborn

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    rational (Adjective) : based on reason rather than emotions; reasonable
    instinctive (Adjective) : natural; based on instinct, not an thought or training
    innate (Adjective) : inborn; that you have when you were born
    inherent (Adjective) : that is a basic or permanent part of somebody/something and that cannot be removed
    inborn (Adjective) : innate

    Correct Option: B

    rational (Adjective) : based on reason rather than emotions; reasonable
    instinctive (Adjective) : natural; based on instinct, not an thought or training
    innate (Adjective) : inborn; that you have when you were born
    inherent (Adjective) : that is a basic or permanent part of somebody/something and that cannot be removed
    inborn (Adjective) : innate



  1. CORDIAL
    1. fast
    2. heartfelt
    3. friendly
    4. hostile

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    hostile (Adjective) :very unfriendly or aggressive
    cordial (Adjective) : pleasant and friendly
    fast (Adjective) : very quick
    heartfelt (Adjective) : sincere
    friendly (Adjective) : in a cordial manner

    Correct Option: D

    hostile (Adjective) :very unfriendly or aggressive
    cordial (Adjective) : pleasant and friendly
    fast (Adjective) : very quick
    heartfelt (Adjective) : sincere
    friendly (Adjective) : in a cordial manner


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

  1. ACCOLADE
    1. blame
    2. reticent
    3. decorate
    4. permeate

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    blame (Noun) : responsibility for doing something badly or wrongly
    accolade (Noun) : praise or an award for achievement that people admire
    reticent (Noun) : unwilling to tell people about things ; reserved
    decorate (Verb) : to beautify
    permeate (Verb) : to spread to every part of an object or a place

    Correct Option: A

    blame (Noun) : responsibility for doing something badly or wrongly
    accolade (Noun) : praise or an award for achievement that people admire
    reticent (Noun) : unwilling to tell people about things ; reserved
    decorate (Verb) : to beautify
    permeate (Verb) : to spread to every part of an object or a place



  1. AMBIGUOUS
    1. plain
    2. clear
    3. simple
    4. easy

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    clear (Adjective) : easy to see or understand
    ambiguous (Adjective) : not clearly stated or defined; having different meanings ; that can be understood in more than one way
    plain (Adjective) : easy to see or understand; clear
    simple (Adjective) : plain
    easy (Adjective) : simple; not difficult

    Correct Option: B

    clear (Adjective) : easy to see or understand
    ambiguous (Adjective) : not clearly stated or defined; having different meanings ; that can be understood in more than one way
    plain (Adjective) : easy to see or understand; clear
    simple (Adjective) : plain
    easy (Adjective) : simple; not difficult