Antonyms


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

  1. ENCOURAGED
    1. neglected
    2. feared
    3. discouraged
    4. disowned

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    discouraged (Verb) : to make somebody feel less confident or enthusiastic
    encouraged (Verb) : to give support, courage or hope ; to persuade to do something
    neglected (Verb) : to omit; not to give attention
    feared (Verb) : to be scared
    disowned (Verb) : to decide that you no longer want to be connected with or responsible for somebody/something

    Correct Option: C

    discouraged (Verb) : to make somebody feel less confident or enthusiastic
    encouraged (Verb) : to give support, courage or hope ; to persuade to do something
    neglected (Verb) : to omit; not to give attention
    feared (Verb) : to be scared
    disowned (Verb) : to decide that you no longer want to be connected with or responsible for somebody/something


  1. OBSTRUCT
    1. clear
    2. block
    3. instruct
    4. prevent

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    clear (Verb) : not to block/ hinder/prevent ; to move freely
    obstruct (Verb) : to block ; to hinder ; to prevent
    block (Verb) : to hinder
    instruct (Verb) : to direct ; to tell somebody to do something
    prevent (Verb) : to stop someone from doing something

    Correct Option: A

    clear (Verb) : not to block/ hinder/prevent ; to move freely
    obstruct (Verb) : to block ; to hinder ; to prevent
    block (Verb) : to hinder
    instruct (Verb) : to direct ; to tell somebody to do something
    prevent (Verb) : to stop someone from doing something



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

  1. STINGY
    1. generous
    2. prudent
    3. thrifty
    4. economical

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    generous (Adjective) : given/ giving willingly
    stingy (Adjective) : not generous ; mean ; not given/giving willingly ; thrifty
    prudent (Adjective) : sensible and careful while making judgements and decisions
    thrifty (Adjective) : not generous; stingy
    economical (Adjective) : frugal; not spending more than necessary

    Correct Option: A

    generous (Adjective) : given/ giving willingly
    stingy (Adjective) : not generous ; mean ; not given/giving willingly ; thrifty
    prudent (Adjective) : sensible and careful while making judgements and decisions
    thrifty (Adjective) : not generous; stingy
    economical (Adjective) : frugal; not spending more than necessary


  1. COMRADE
    1. friend
    2. associate
    3. follower
    4. enemy

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    enemy (Noun) : a person who hates somebody or who acts/ speaks against somebody/ something
    comrade (Noun) : a friend ; a person who is a member of the same communist/socialist political party as the person speaking
    friend (Noun) : comrade
    associate (Noun) : a person that you work with/do business with/ spend a lot of time with
    follower (Noun) : one who follow others

    Correct Option: D

    enemy (Noun) : a person who hates somebody or who acts/ speaks against somebody/ something
    comrade (Noun) : a friend ; a person who is a member of the same communist/socialist political party as the person speaking
    friend (Noun) : comrade
    associate (Noun) : a person that you work with/do business with/ spend a lot of time with
    follower (Noun) : one who follow others



  1. CALLOUS
    1. careless
    2. concerned
    3. caress
    4. carefree

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    concerned (Adjective) : worried and feeling concern about something ; interested in something
    callous (Adjective) : cruel ; not caring about other’s feelings/suffering
    careless (Adjective) : not careful
    caress (Noun) : a gentle touch or kiss to show affection
    carefree (Adjective) : having no worries or responsibilities

    Correct Option: B

    concerned (Adjective) : worried and feeling concern about something ; interested in something
    callous (Adjective) : cruel ; not caring about other’s feelings/suffering
    careless (Adjective) : not careful
    caress (Noun) : a gentle touch or kiss to show affection
    carefree (Adjective) : having no worries or responsibilities