Antonyms - English (MCQ) for Bank, MBA, CAT, MAT, GMAT, SSC

1)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

OBSCURE

- Published on 04 May 16

a. confusing
b. straightforward
c. vague
d. concealed
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: straightforward

Explanation:
The correct option is (b) straightforward.
Option (b) is antonym of OBSURE
Option (a), (c) and (d) are synonyms of OBSCURE


2)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

MAJESTIC

- Published on 22 Apr 16

a. inferior
b. magnificent
c. royal
d. splendid
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: inferior

Explanation:
Antonym of the word 'MAJESTIC' is inferior.
Magnificent, royal and splendid are synonyms of the word 'MAJESTIC'
Simpler meanings of the words are:
inferior – lower in rank or status
magnificent – excellent, brilliant, etc.
royal – dignified, high, superior, etc.
splendid – beautiful, brilliant, etc.

Example in a sentence:
1) The children decorated the room with majestic paintings.


3)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

ASPIRATION

- Published on 20 Apr 16

a. dislike
b. eagerness
c. passion
d. objective
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: dislike

Explanation:
Aspiration means aim, ambition, eagerness, passion, objective, etc.
The antonym of the word 'ASPIRATION' is dislike.
Example in a sentence:
She has strong aspiration to become a doctor.


4)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

REPREHENSIBLE

- Published on 19 Apr 16

a. disgraceful
b. responsible
c. innocent
d. sinful
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: innocent

Explanation:
The opposite word of REPREHENSIBLE is innocent, kind, etc.
'disgraceful', 'responsible', 'blameworthy' and 'sinful' are synonyms of the word 'reprehensible'
Example in a sentence:
1) These reprehensible actions of the politicians have led the farmers to commit suicide.


5)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

BENEVOLENCE

- Published on 15 Apr 16

a. hate
b. generosity
c. bifurcate
d. abandoned
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: hate

Explanation:
The antonym of the word 'BENEVOLENCE' is hate.
The meaning of benevolence is kindness, generosity, humanity, mercy, etc.
The meanings of other words are:
bifurcate – diverge, divide, separate, etc.
abandoned – dropped, eliminate, dumped, etc.
Example in a sentence: John donated 5 lakhs to an orphanage and his benevolence was greatly appreciated.


6)   Pick the word/phrase which is opposite in meaning to the given word.

Bliss

- Published on 13 Apr 16

a. demise
b. fame
c. sorrow
d. paradise
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: sorrow

Explanation:
The meanings of the words are:

Demise – death
Fame – glory, renown
Bliss – paradise, joy

Sentence :

1) The girls unhappiness turned to bliss when she heard her mother's voice.
2) The city was full of sorrow after the calamity occurred.


7)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

VERSATILE

- Published on 12 Apr 16

a. untalented
b. adaptable
c. veracity
d. sober
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: untalented

Explanation:
The word versatile means adaptable, varied, skilled, talented, etc

The meanings of other words are:

veracity – reality, honesty, etc.
sober – serious, calm, sedate, etc.

Example in a sentence: No matter how versatile you are into sports, but you are the best in dance.


8)   Pick out the word opposite in meaning to the word given below.

SPORADIC

- Published on 11 Apr 16

a. augment
b. regular
c. immense
d. unrealistic
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: regular

Explanation:
The opposite word of SPORADIC is regular.
Sporadic means irregular, infrequent, scattered, periodic, etc.

The meanings of other words are:
immense – extremely large
augment – increase, enlarge, expand, etc
unrealistic - impossible, impractical, silly, unreal, etc.

Example in a sentence:
The country had sporadic rainfall this year.


9)   Pick the word/phrase which is most nearly opposite in meaning.

MEEK

- Published on 07 Apr 16

a. soft
b. humble
c. tolerant
d. modest
e. strong
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: strong

Explanation:
The words (soft, humble, tolerant and modest) and MEEK are similar in meaning. Hence, the opposite word is strong.

Sentence:
“Do you want me to click the photo?” she asked in a meek, questioning voice.


10)   Pick the word/phrase most nearly opposite in meaning.

Peace

- Published on 31 Mar 16

a. War
b. Hatred
c. Fight
d. None of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: War

Explanation:
The opposite of peace is war, though hatred and fight also carry a negative connotation.


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