Antonyms


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

  1. RANCID
    1. putrefied
    2. delicious
    3. fresh
    4. stale

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    fresh (Adjective) : not stale
    rancid (Adjective) : smelling of fermentation/staleness; sour
    putrefied (Verb) : to decay and smell very bad; rot
    delicious (Adjective) : tasty
    stale (Adjective) : not fresh

    Correct Option: C

    fresh (Adjective) : not stale
    rancid (Adjective) : smelling of fermentation/staleness; sour
    putrefied (Verb) : to decay and smell very bad; rot
    delicious (Adjective) : tasty
    stale (Adjective) : not fresh


  1. TRIUMPH
    1. defeat
    2. victory
    3. success
    4. subjugation

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    defeat (Noun) : win against somebody in a war, competition, sports, game, etc.
    triumph (Noun) : a great success, achievement or victory
    victory (Noun) : success in a game, an election, a war etc.
    success (Noun) : a state of prosperity/fame
    subjugation (Noun) : forced submission to be controlled by others; the act of conquering

    Correct Option: A

    defeat (Noun) : win against somebody in a war, competition, sports, game, etc.
    triumph (Noun) : a great success, achievement or victory
    victory (Noun) : success in a game, an election, a war etc.
    success (Noun) : a state of prosperity/fame
    subjugation (Noun) : forced submission to be controlled by others; the act of conquering



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

  1. TASTY
    1. delicious
    2. insipid
    3. appetising
    4. palatable

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    insipid (Adjective) : having almost no taste/flavour ; flavourless
    tasty (Adjective) : having a strong and pleasant flavour
    delicious (Adjective) : having a very pleasant taste/smell
    appetising (Adjective) : that smells/looks attractive, making you feel hungry/thirsty
    palatable (Adjective) : having a pleasant/acceptable taste

    Correct Option: B

    insipid (Adjective) : having almost no taste/flavour ; flavourless
    tasty (Adjective) : having a strong and pleasant flavour
    delicious (Adjective) : having a very pleasant taste/smell
    appetising (Adjective) : that smells/looks attractive, making you feel hungry/thirsty
    palatable (Adjective) : having a pleasant/acceptable taste


  1. COMPASSIONATE
    1. unlawful
    2. heartless
    3. untrustworthy
    4. indecisive

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    heartless (Adjective) : feeling no pity for other people ; cruel
    compassionate (Adjective) : feeling or showing sympathy for people who are suffering
    unlawful (Adjective) : illegal
    untrustworthy (Adjective) : that cannot be trusted
    indecisive (Adjective) : unable to make decisions ; not providing a clear and definite answer or result

    Correct Option: B

    heartless (Adjective) : feeling no pity for other people ; cruel
    compassionate (Adjective) : feeling or showing sympathy for people who are suffering
    unlawful (Adjective) : illegal
    untrustworthy (Adjective) : that cannot be trusted
    indecisive (Adjective) : unable to make decisions ; not providing a clear and definite answer or result



  1. WITHER
    1. shine
    2. bloom
    3. excel
    4. wilt

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    bloom (Verb) : to produce flowers; to become healthy, happy or confident; to blossom
    wither (Verb) : to become less or weaker, before disappearing completely
    shine (Verb) : to glimmer
    excel (Verb) : to be very good at doing something
    wilt (Verb) : to become weak/ tired/less confident

    Correct Option: B

    bloom (Verb) : to produce flowers; to become healthy, happy or confident; to blossom
    wither (Verb) : to become less or weaker, before disappearing completely
    shine (Verb) : to glimmer
    excel (Verb) : to be very good at doing something
    wilt (Verb) : to become weak/ tired/less confident