Antonyms


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

  1. DIFFIDENCE
    1. self-assurance
    2. expansiveness
    3. shyness
    4. sharpness

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    self–assurance (Noun) : belief in yourself and your abilities; self–confidence
    diffidence (Noun) : lack of self– confidence; self–doubt; self–distrust; shyness
    expansiveness (Noun) : a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    shyness (Noun) : a feeling of fear of embarrassment
    sharpness (Noun) : a quick and penetrating intelligence

    Correct Option: A

    self–assurance (Noun) : belief in yourself and your abilities; self–confidence
    diffidence (Noun) : lack of self– confidence; self–doubt; self–distrust; shyness
    expansiveness (Noun) : a friendly open trait of a talkative person
    shyness (Noun) : a feeling of fear of embarrassment
    sharpness (Noun) : a quick and penetrating intelligence


  1. OVERT
    1. open
    2. complete
    3. hidden
    4. culvert

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    hidden (Adjective) : not open ; secret ; concealed
    overt (Adjective) : done in an open way and not secretly ; open
    open (Adjective) : not closed
    complete (Adjective) : in totality
    culvert (Noun) : a tunnel that carries a river or pipe for water under a road

    Correct Option: C

    hidden (Adjective) : not open ; secret ; concealed
    overt (Adjective) : done in an open way and not secretly ; open
    open (Adjective) : not closed
    complete (Adjective) : in totality
    culvert (Noun) : a tunnel that carries a river or pipe for water under a road



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

  1. INHALE
    1. insert
    2. extricate
    3. hate
    4. exhale

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    exhale (Verb) : to breathe out ; to breathe out the air/smoke in your lungs
    inhale (Verb) : to breathe in; to take air into your lungs
    insert (Verb) : to put something into something
    extricate (Verb) : to escape/enable to escape from a difficult situation
    hate (Verb) : to have a strong dislike

    Correct Option: D

    exhale (Verb) : to breathe out ; to breathe out the air/smoke in your lungs
    inhale (Verb) : to breathe in; to take air into your lungs
    insert (Verb) : to put something into something
    extricate (Verb) : to escape/enable to escape from a difficult situation
    hate (Verb) : to have a strong dislike


  1. ALTRUISTIC
    1. selfish
    2. cruel
    3. unkind
    4. evil

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    selfish (Adjective) : caring only about yourself
    altruistic (Adjective) : showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others ; selfless ; unselfish
    cruel (Adjective) : wicked
    unkind (Adjective) : cruel
    evil (Adjective) : morally bad and cruel

    Correct Option: A

    selfish (Adjective) : caring only about yourself
    altruistic (Adjective) : showing unselfish concern for the welfare of others ; selfless ; unselfish
    cruel (Adjective) : wicked
    unkind (Adjective) : cruel
    evil (Adjective) : morally bad and cruel



  1. KNACK
    1. disgusting
    2. skill
    3. enmity
    4. inability

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    inability (Noun) : the fact of not being able to do something
    knack (Noun) : a habit of doing something ; a special skill or ability that you have naturally or can learn
    disgusting (Adjective) : extremely unpleasant ; revolting
    skill (Noun) : the ability to do well
    enmity (Noun) : feelings of hatred towards somebody

    Correct Option: D

    inability (Noun) : the fact of not being able to do something
    knack (Noun) : a habit of doing something ; a special skill or ability that you have naturally or can learn
    disgusting (Adjective) : extremely unpleasant ; revolting
    skill (Noun) : the ability to do well
    enmity (Noun) : feelings of hatred towards somebody