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. EQUIVOCAL
    1. Mistaken
    2. Quaint
    3. Clear
    4. Universal

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    As we know that ,
    Equivocal means doubtful or ambiguous, clear will be opposite to that, Quaint means strangely delightful.

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    Equivocal means doubtful or ambiguous, clear will be opposite to that, Quaint means strangely delightful.
    Hence , Clear is antonym word of Equivocal . Option C is correct .


  1. ZOOM
    1. Soothe
    2. Plummet
    3. Subjugate
    4. Refute

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    As we know that ,
    Zoom is to rise fast and sharply. Plummet is to downside very fast, soothe is to make someone or something calm. Refute is to deny or contradict, subjugate means to bring under control.

    Correct Option: B

    As we know that ,
    Zoom is to rise fast and sharply. Plummet is to downside very fast, soothe is to make someone or something calm. Refute is to deny or contradict, subjugate means to bring under control.
    Therefore , Plummet is an opposite word of Zoom .



  1. SMOTHER
    1. Repress
    2. Cheer
    3. Nurture
    4. Irritate

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    As we know that ,
    Smother means to suffocate or stifle, i.e, to prevent the growth of something, nurture is to help the growth, repress also means to prevent the growth and thus is a synonym to smother.

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    Smother means to suffocate or stifle, i.e, to prevent the growth of something, nurture is to help the growth, repress also means to prevent the growth and thus is a synonym to smother.
    From above it is clear that Nurture is opposite word of Smother .


  1. AMALGAMATE
    1. Merge
    2. Consecrate
    3. Impoverish
    4. Split

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    As we know that ,
    Amalgamate is to blend two things together, split is to break up, merge is synonymous to amalgamate, impoverish is to make poor inequality and consecrate is to devote something for religious purpose.

    Correct Option: D

    As we know that ,
    Amalgamate is to blend two things together, split is to break up, merge is synonymous to amalgamate, impoverish is to make poor inequality and consecrate is to devote something for religious purpose.
    Hence , Split is antonym word of Amalgamate .



  1. DELECTABLE
    1. Agonising
    2. Appetising
    3. Distasteful
    4. Laborious

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    As we know that ,
    Delectable is delightful or pleasant, distasteful is something unpleasant, agonizing is something that gives pain and anxiety, appetizing means to rouse or increase appetite, laborious means something that needs or shows much effort.

    Correct Option: C

    As we know that ,
    Delectable is delightful or pleasant, distasteful is something unpleasant, agonizing is something that gives pain and anxiety, appetizing means to rouse or increase appetite, laborious means something that needs or shows much effort.
    Thus , Distasteful is antonym ( opposite ) word of Delectable .