Antonyms


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

  1. PERMIT
    1. endorse
    2. approve
    3. certify
    4. forbid

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    forbid (Verb) : to order somebody not to do something; to prohibit
    permit (Verb) : to allow; to approve
    endorse (Verb) : to approve of; to be behind; to support
    approve (Verb) : to agree; to say that something is good enough to be used or is correct
    certify (Verb) : to state officially, in writing, that something is true

    Correct Option: D

    forbid (Verb) : to order somebody not to do something; to prohibit
    permit (Verb) : to allow; to approve
    endorse (Verb) : to approve of; to be behind; to support
    approve (Verb) : to agree; to say that something is good enough to be used or is correct
    certify (Verb) : to state officially, in writing, that something is true


  1. INSOLENT
    1. submissive
    2. arrogant
    3. overbearing
    4. disdainful

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    submissive (Adjective) : too willing to accept somebody else’s authority and willing to obey him without questioning anything he wants you to do
    insolent (Adjective) : extremely rude and showing a lack of respect
    arrogant (Adjective) : behaving in a proud, unpleasant way, showing little thought for other people
    overbearing (Adjective) : trying to control other people in an unpleasant way; domineering
    disdainful (Adjective) : expressing extreme contempt; contemptuous; insulting; scornful

    Correct Option: A

    submissive (Adjective) : too willing to accept somebody else’s authority and willing to obey him without questioning anything he wants you to do
    insolent (Adjective) : extremely rude and showing a lack of respect
    arrogant (Adjective) : behaving in a proud, unpleasant way, showing little thought for other people
    overbearing (Adjective) : trying to control other people in an unpleasant way; domineering
    disdainful (Adjective) : expressing extreme contempt; contemptuous; insulting; scornful



  1. LEAD
    1. conduct
    2. guide
    3. follow
    4. direct

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    follow (Verb) : to come/go after/behind; to accept advice instructions, etc.
    lead (Verb) : to go with ; to guide; result in ; to direct ; to be a leader; to show the way
    conduct (Verb) : to organise and/or do a particular activity
    guide (Verb) : to show the way; to direct; explain ; to help
    direct (Verb) : to aim something in a particular direction or at a particular person

    Correct Option: C

    follow (Verb) : to come/go after/behind; to accept advice instructions, etc.
    lead (Verb) : to go with ; to guide; result in ; to direct ; to be a leader; to show the way
    conduct (Verb) : to organise and/or do a particular activity
    guide (Verb) : to show the way; to direct; explain ; to help
    direct (Verb) : to aim something in a particular direction or at a particular person


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

  1. PUBLICISE
    1. silence
    2. disseminate
    3. promulgate
    4. withhold

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    withhold (Verb) : to refuse to give; keep back
    publicise (Verb) : to make something known to public; to advertise; disseminate
    silence (Verb) : to make somebody/something stop speaking or making a noise
    disseminate (Verb) : to spread information, knowledge, etc. so that it may reach many people
    promulgate (Verb) : to spread an idea, a belief, etc. among many people

    Correct Option: D

    withhold (Verb) : to refuse to give; keep back
    publicise (Verb) : to make something known to public; to advertise; disseminate
    silence (Verb) : to make somebody/something stop speaking or making a noise
    disseminate (Verb) : to spread information, knowledge, etc. so that it may reach many people
    promulgate (Verb) : to spread an idea, a belief, etc. among many people



  1. DILATE
    1. frustrate
    2. contract
    3. expand
    4. rotate

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    contract (Verb) : to become/ make something smaller/less
    dilate (Verb) : to become/make something larger, wider/more open; expand
    frustrate (Verb) : to make somebody feel annoyed/impatient because he cannot achieve what he wants
    expand (Verb) : to become/make something greater in size, number or importance
    rotate (Verb) : to move or turn around a central fixed point

    Correct Option: B

    contract (Verb) : to become/ make something smaller/less
    dilate (Verb) : to become/make something larger, wider/more open; expand
    frustrate (Verb) : to make somebody feel annoyed/impatient because he cannot achieve what he wants
    expand (Verb) : to become/make something greater in size, number or importance
    rotate (Verb) : to move or turn around a central fixed point