Antonyms


Direction: A word in capital letters is followed by four words. Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in capital letters.

  1. REPRIMAND
    1. Reward
    2. Appreciate
    3. Encourage
    4. Praise

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    As we know that ,
    Reprimand means to scold, while appreciate means to praise, praise is not the right antonym because praise is a noun while reprimand and appreciate are both verbs. Reward is to give prize.

    Correct Option: B

    As we know that ,
    Reprimand means to scold, while appreciate means to praise, praise is not the right antonym because praise is a noun while reprimand and appreciate are both verbs. Reward is to give prize.
    Therefore , appreciate is antonym word of Reprimand .


  1. BOISTEROUS
    1. Serene
    2. Tumultuous
    3. Brazen
    4. Opaque

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    As we know that ,
    Boisterous means with lot of energy and noise, serene is calm, tumultuous means turbulent or agitated, Brazen means shameless and opaque is an object through which one can see.

    Correct Option: A

    As we know that ,
    Boisterous means with lot of energy and noise, serene is calm, tumultuous means turbulent or agitated, Brazen means shameless and opaque is an object through which one can see.
    Therefore , serene is antonym word of Boisterous .



  1. GRAVE
    1. Noble
    2. Inconsequential
    3. Solemn
    4. Senile

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    As per the given above word , we get
    Grave means seriously important,
    inconsequential is something of no importance at all,
    Solemn means serious and calm and can be anonymously used with Grave, Senile is to grow old and weaker.

    Correct Option: B

    As per the given above word , we get
    Grave means seriously important,
    inconsequential is something of no importance at all,
    Solemn means serious and calm and can be anonymously used with Grave, Senile is to grow old and weaker.
    From above it is clear that Inconsequential is opposite word of Grave .


  1. SEDENTARY
    1. Vivid
    2. Afraid
    3. Indolent
    4. Active

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    As we can say that ,
    Sedentary means something inactive or sleeping. Indolent means rude.

    Correct Option: D

    As we can say that ,
    Sedentary means something inactive or sleeping. Indolent means rude.
    Hence , Active is an opposite word of Sedentary .



  1. GRADUAL
    1. Energetic
    2. Dynamic
    3. Rapid
    4. Enthusiastic

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    As per the given above word , we can say that
    Gradual refers to a slow and steady process, Rapid means quick and swift, dynamic means changing.

    Correct Option: C

    As per the given above word , we can say that
    Gradual refers to a slow and steady process, Rapid means quick and swift, dynamic means changing.
    Hence , Rapid is antonym word of Gradual.