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. SALVAGE
    1. Burn
    2. Remove
    3. Confuse
    4. Lose

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    As we know that,
    Salvage is to save something from destruction, burn will be to destroy.

    Correct Option: A

    As per the given above word , we can say that
    Salvage is to save something from destruction, burn will be to destroy.
    From above it is clear that Burn is antonym word of Salvage .


  1. RESTIVE
    1. Buoyant
    2. Placid
    3. Resistant
    4. Insolent

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    As we know that ,
    Restive is something very difficult to control and placid is calm and peaceful so can be controlled easily. Buoyant is very cheerful and insolent is rude.

    Correct Option: B

    As we know that ,
    Restive is something very difficult to control and placid is calm and peaceful so can be controlled easily. Buoyant is very cheerful and insolent is rude.
    Hence , Placid is opposite word of Restive .



Direction: In the following questions choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

  1. Florid
    1. Weak
    2. Pale
    3. Monotonous
    4. Ugly

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    The word Florid (Adjective) means : rosy ; gaudy ; ornated; red ; having too much decoration or detail.
    The word Pale (Adjective) means : light in color ; not strong or bright ; having skin that is almost white because of illness.

    Correct Option: B

    The word Florid (Adjective) means : rosy ; gaudy ; ornated; red ; having too much decoration or detail.
    The word Pale (Adjective) means : light in color ; not strong or bright ; having skin that is almost white because of illness.
    Hence, the words florid and pale are antonymous.


  1. Fervent
    1. Inexcilable
    2. Enduring
    3. Dispassionate
    4. Subdued

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    The word Fervent (Adjective) means : having or showing very strong and sincere feelings about something ; ardent.
    The word Dispassionate (Adjective) means : not influenced by emotion; impartial.

    Correct Option: C

    The word Fervent (Adjective) means: having or showing very strong and sincere feelings about something; ardent. The word Dispassionate (Adjective) means: not influenced by emotion; impartial.
    Hence, the words fervent and dispassionate are antonymous.



  1. Ameliorate
    1. Improve
    2. Depend
    3. Soften
    4. Worsen

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    The word Ameliorate (Verb) means : to make something better.

    Correct Option: D

    The word Ameliorate (Verb) means : to make something better.
    Hence, the words ameliorate and worsen are antonyms.