Antonyms


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

  1. RECEDE
    1. advance
    2. retrograde
    3. retreat
    4. withdraw

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    advance (Verb) : to move forward ; further
    recede (Verb) : to diminish; to withdraw; to stop growing; to move gradually away from somebody; to retreat
    retrograde (Adjective) : making a situation worse or returning to how something was in the past
    retreat (Verb) : to move away/ back ; to recede ; to retire ; to back off
    withdraw (Verb) : to recede ; to retreat ; to move back/away ; to pull out ; to retract

    Correct Option: A

    advance (Verb) : to move forward ; further
    recede (Verb) : to diminish; to withdraw; to stop growing; to move gradually away from somebody; to retreat
    retrograde (Adjective) : making a situation worse or returning to how something was in the past
    retreat (Verb) : to move away/ back ; to recede ; to retire ; to back off
    withdraw (Verb) : to recede ; to retreat ; to move back/away ; to pull out ; to retract


  1. OPULENT
    1. poor
    2. sumptuous
    3. drooping
    4. wealthy

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    poor (Adjective) : not wealthy
    opulent (Adjective) : made/decorated using expensive materials; luxurious; extremely rich; wealthy
    sumptuous (Adjective) : very expensive and looking very impressive
    drooping (Adjective) : hanging down; weak from exhaustion
    wealthy (Adjective) : very rich

    Correct Option: A

    poor (Adjective) : not wealthy
    opulent (Adjective) : made/decorated using expensive materials; luxurious; extremely rich; wealthy
    sumptuous (Adjective) : very expensive and looking very impressive
    drooping (Adjective) : hanging down; weak from exhaustion
    wealthy (Adjective) : very rich



  1. PHILANTHROPIC
    1. self centred
    2. benevolent
    3. benign
    4. unsparing

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    self–centred (Adjective) : tending to think only about yourself and not thinking about the needs or feelings of other people philanthropic (Adjective) : benevolent; generous in assistance to the poor
    benevolent (Adjective) : kind, helpful and generous
    benign (Adjective) : kind and gentle
    unsparing (Adjective) : not caring about people’s feelings ; giving/given generously

    Correct Option: A

    self–centred (Adjective) : tending to think only about yourself and not thinking about the needs or feelings of other people philanthropic (Adjective) : benevolent; generous in assistance to the poor
    benevolent (Adjective) : kind, helpful and generous
    benign (Adjective) : kind and gentle
    unsparing (Adjective) : not caring about people’s feelings ; giving/given generously


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

  1. CROOKED
    1. twisted
    2. devious
    3. bended
    4. straight

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    straight (Adjective) : not bent or twisted
    crooked (Adjective) : not in a straight line ; bent/twisted ; annoyed
    twisted (Adjective) : bent ; not normal ; strange in an unpleasant way
    devious (Adjective) : behaving in a dishonest/indirect way ; deceitful
    bended (Adjective) : not straight (of the back and knees)

    Correct Option: D

    straight (Adjective) : not bent or twisted
    crooked (Adjective) : not in a straight line ; bent/twisted ; annoyed
    twisted (Adjective) : bent ; not normal ; strange in an unpleasant way
    devious (Adjective) : behaving in a dishonest/indirect way ; deceitful
    bended (Adjective) : not straight (of the back and knees)



  1. CURB
    1. help
    2. allow
    3. restrain
    4. remove

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    allow (Verb) : to permit
    curb (Verb) : check ; to control/ limit; to restrain
    help (Verb) : to aid
    restrain (Verb) : to keep under control
    remove (Verb) : to get rid of

    Correct Option: B

    allow (Verb) : to permit
    curb (Verb) : check ; to control/ limit; to restrain
    help (Verb) : to aid
    restrain (Verb) : to keep under control
    remove (Verb) : to get rid of