Antonyms & Synonyms - Practice Test for IBPS, SBI, RRB, RBI, SSC - Set 3

1)   Choose the word most similar in meaning to the given word.


a. Festival
b. Disaster
c. Happenstance
d. Ceremony
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Disaster

Meaning: The meaning of a fiasco is something that is an utter and complete disaster.

Something that has failed; a complete failure or collapse; catastrophe.

Example: Within a year, the fiasco became a sensation.

Synonyms: Blunder, Disaster, Failure, Debacle, Flop

Antonyms: Triumph, Success, Miracle, Win, Wonder

2)   Chasm

a. Gorge
b. Charm
c. Bridle
d. Criticize
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: A chasm is a deep divide, either literal or figurative.

An immeasurable depth or space.

Example: The growing chasm between two friends that have not spoken in a long time.

Synonyms: Abyss, Crater, Ravine, Rift, Void, Gorge

Antonyms: Closure, Solid

3)   Lax

a. Ensure
b. Slack
c. Servant
d. Strive
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Lax refers to failing to give proper care and attention, lacking in rigor or strictness.

Example: He is lax in attending classes.

Synonyms: Sloppy, Lenient, Soft, Careless

Antonyms: Attentive, Careful, Concerned, Severe

4)   Educe

a. Demand
b. Elicit
c. Ideal
d. Unlawful
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Elicit

Meaning: Educe means to draw out, to infer from data, deduce something.

Example: They finally educed a response from the shy boy.

Synonyms: Conclude, Deduce, Develop, Evoke

Antonyms: Neglect, Forfeit, Halt, Disregard, Ignore

5)   Bleak

a. Balmy
b. Endorse
c. Dreary
d. Perpetual
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Dreary

Meaning: The meaning of bleak is something that is gloomy, somber or exposed to wind and cold.

Example: If it's raining and dark, you might describe the night as bleak.

Synonyms: Austere, Chilly, Cold, Desolate, Grim

Antonyms: Bright, Cheerful, Friendly, Happy, Hot

6)   Efface

a. Illustrate
b. Resurrect
c. Eliminate
d. Retain
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Eliminate

Meaning: If something is erased or rubbed out, it has been effaced.

To efface is defined as to make yourself inconspicuous or hidden from attention, or to erase something or consciously forget something.

Example: The teacher may get annoyed that someone has effaced the blackboard without permission.

Synonyms: Erase, Delete, Destroy, Expunge

Antonyms: Build, Construct, Create, improve

7)   Diminish

a. Redundant
b. Prolong
c. Stagnant
d. Decrease
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Decrease

Meaning: Diminish is defined as to make something seem smaller or less important.

Example: You cannot diminish its size by hammering it.

Synonyms: Decrease, Decline, Lessen, Curtail, Abate

Antonyms: Develop. Enlarge, Expand, Extend, Grow

8)   Incisive

a. Mousy
b. Sharp
c. Inarticulate
d. Incoherent
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Incisive describes something that is sharp, decisive, and direct.

The meaning of incisive is someone or something accurate, clear thinking or well-focused.

Example: Wild animals have incisive teeth.

Synonyms: Piercing, Penetrating, Keen, Acute

Antonyms: Gentle, Weak, Kind

9)   Lugubrious

a. Brisk
b. Gelid
c. Mournful
d. Elated
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Mournful

Meaning: The meaning of lugubrious is someone who looks very sad, depressed or long-in-the-face.

Example: The dim lighting of the restaurant makes eating there a lugubrious experience.

Synonyms: Mournful, Sorrowful, Gloomy, Dismal

Antonyms: Cheerful, Joyful, Bright, Hopeful

10)   Reverberate

a. Provoke
b. Grudge
c. Resound
d. Sound
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Resound

Meaning: To reverberate is defined as to continue to sound, such as in a series of echoes.

Example: The sound of thunder reverberated from one end of the mountain pass to the other.

Synonyms: Echo, Resound, Rebound, Recoil

Antonyms: Damp, Dull, Quiet

11)   Culmination

a. Adept
b. Courage
c. Completion
d. Anticlimax
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Completion

Meaning: The culmination is defined as the highest point, or the thing you have been working or aiming towards.

Example: Today is the culmination of your thirty-day training.

Synonyms: Completion, Climax, Pinnacle, Apex, Conclusion

Antonyms: Anticlimax, Base, Beginning, Bottom

12)   Frivolous

a. Possessive
b. Strict
c. Serious
d. Silly
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: The meaning of frivolous is something that has little value or importance or is silly or trivial.

Frivolous things are silly or unnecessary.

Example: Your frivolous lawsuit has no value in this court.

Synonyms: Foolish, Idiotic, Pointless, Petty, Trivial

Antonyms: Intelligent, Sensible, Wise, Grave, Serious

13)   Vindicate

a. Precipice
b. Defend
c. Impeach
d. Impute
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Defend

Meaning: To vindicate is defined as to clear someone of criticism or blame.

Example: He acted in the courts to vindicate his rights.

Synonyms: Absolve, Defend, Disprove, Justify

Antonyms: Blame, Charge, Condemn, Convict, Deny

14)   Abhorrent

a. Loathsome
b. Quarrelsome
c. Candid
d. Appealing
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Loathsome

Meaning: Abhorrent is something offensive to the mind, causing disgust, hatred etc.

Example: They consider it abhorrent how she keeps her dog chained all the time.

Synonyms: Disgusting, Loathsome, Repulsive, Despicable

Antonyms: Innocuous, Inoffensive, Acceptable

15)   Abjure

a. Assert
b. Retain
c. Renounce
d. Defend
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Renounce

Meaning: The meaning of abjure is to take back something, especially when you must take it back formally or by some specific process.

Example: He abjured all his titles after the controversy.

Synonyms: Recant, Forswear, Renege, Renounce, Withdraw

Antonyms: Allow, Emphasize,

16)   Abrogate

a. Usurp
b. Treasure
c. Retain
d. Abolish
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Abolish

Meaning: Abrogate is defined as to end something, especially when some formal step is needed to end it.

Example: Our rights cannot be denied or abrogated by the Government.

Synonyms: Annul, Nullify, Undo, Revoke, Quash

Antonyms: Approve, Enact, Pass, Permit

17)   Perspicuous

a. Cruel
b. Cleaver
c. Dim
d. Clear
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Perspicuous means clear in statement or expression; easily understood; lucid.

Example: Poetry should not be as perspicuous as prose.

Synonyms: Apparent, Clear-cut, Crystal, Distinct, Lucid

Antonyms: Unclear, Obscure, Vague

18)   Unfeigned

a. Sincerely
b. Insincere
c. Untrustworthy
d. Tricky
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sincerely

Meaning: Unfeigned is something genuine, sincere or not fake.

Example: The joy on her face was unfeigned.

Synonyms: Honest, Genuine, Real, Natural, Sincere

Antonyms: Pretended, Insincere

19)   Majestic

a. Attractive
b. Extraordinary
c. Grand
d. Interesting
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: It refers to something or someone having or displaying great dignity or nobility.

Example: The Eight Wonders of the World are majestic.

Synonyms: Awesome, Grand, Dignified, Elevated, Imperial

Antonyms: Low, humble, Lowly, Shabby

20)   Vestige

a. Invention
b. Example
c. Evidence
d. Experiment
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Evidence

Meaning: Vestige is a small amount of something or the last remaining part of something that no longer exists.

Example: All these dishes are endearing vestige of the golden era.

Synonyms: Relic, Residue, Evidence, Trace

Antonyms: Information, Lot

21)   Parochial

a. Reluctant
b. Narrow-Minded
c. Troublesome
d. Gloomy
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Narrow-Minded

Meaning: Parochial is someone who has a narrow or simplistic view on life.

Example: Though he lives in Mumbai, his parochial outlook does not change.

Synonyms: Petty, Insular, Conservative, Narrow

Antonyms: Broad-minded, Broad, Liberal, Unrestricted

22)   Stringent

a. Shrink
b. Stringy
c. Rigorous
d. Tense
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Rigorous

Meaning: Stringent is something that is strict, precise and must be followed or listened to exactly.

It refers to something demanding strict attention to rules and procedure.

Example: Stringent safety measures are followed in the factory.

Synonyms: Rigid, Tight, Binding, Severe, Stiff

Antonyms: Easy, Facile, Flexible, Gentle, Lenient

23)   Deluge

a. Confusion
b. Deception
c. Flood
d. Weapon
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Deluge is a flood or a massive amount of something that all arrives at the same time.

Example: A deluge of visitors filled the library on Sunday.

Synonyms: Barrage, Flood, Torrent, Downpour, Flux

Antonyms: Drought, Drip, Trickle

24)   Imperial

a. Bratty
b. Oppressive
c. Regal
d. Wonderful
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Imperial refers to large and impressive in size, grandeur, extent, or conception.

Example: The imperial city of Rome is one of the most beautiful in the World.

Synonyms: Royal, Stately, Domineering, Kingly, Majestic

Antonyms: Common, Humble, Unimpressive, Unheroic

25)   Insolent

a. Disrespectful
b. Sole of A Shoe
c. Insoluble
d. Depreciating
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Disrespectful

Meaning: Insolent is someone who displays rude boldness or disrespectful behavior.

Example: He was so violent and insolent that they had to fire him.

Synonyms: Arrogant, Brazen, Impolite, Discourteous

Antonyms: Cowardly, Modest, Polite, Respectful

26)   Misprize

a. Despise
b. Traduce
c. Erroneous
d. Diminish
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Despise

Meaning: It means to despise or detract or undervalue.

Example: You must not make the mistake of misprizing his idea.

Synonyms: Detest, Disdain, Hate, undervalue

Antonyms: Accept, Admire, Approve, Cherish

27)   Defunct

a. Inoperative
b. Demand
c. Supply
d. Anticipate
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Inoperative

Meaning: Defunct describes something that used to exist, but is now gone.

Defunct is a person or thing that no longer lives or exists.

Example: Dinosaurs are now defunct.

Synonyms: Obsolete, Vanished, Nonexistent, Dead

Antonyms: Alive, Existent, Functioning, Operating

28)   Virulent

a. Defunct
b. Deadly
c. Daring
d. Deceptive
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Deadly

Meaning: Virulent is something very dangerous or harmful. It also is being especially bitter, ardent and hostile.

Example: The virulent infection took her life.

Synonyms: Deadly, Poisonous, Fatal, Malignant, Pernicious

Antonyms: Harmless, Helpful, Wholesome, Healthy

29)   Censure

a. Strike
b. Criticize
c. Write
d. Believe
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Strike

Meaning: Censure is a strong judgment of disapproval or criticize in a harsh manner.

Example: They were brought under official censure and forbidden to re-open the company.

Synonyms: Rebuke, Reprimand, Condemnation, Admonition

Antonyms: Praise, Acceptance, Agreement, Approval, Compliment

30)   Shabby

a. Peerless
b. Sublime
c. Petty
d. Important
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Shabby describes something that is threadbare or worn out.

It also means unfair or low-quality.

Example: A shirt with holes and stains can be said as shabby shirt.

Synonyms: Crummy, Desolate, Scruffy, Tacky, Broken-down

Antonyms: Clean, Fresh, Good, Happy, New

31)   Gregarious

a. Social
b. Shag
c. Single
d. Blend
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Social

Meaning: The meaning of gregarious is people or animals that are very social and enjoy being in crowds.

Someone who's outgoing, sociable, and fond of the company of others.

Example: This insect is gregarious and nocturnal

Synonyms: Friendly, Affable, Sociable, Cordial

Antonyms: Unfriendly, Cold, Introverted, Unsociable

32)   Abridge

a. Abort
b. Span
c. Shorten
d. Cross
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Shorten

Meaning: Abridge means to reduce or condense the size or scope.

Example: Abridged version of this text is available on

Synonyms: Shorten, Truncate, Curtail, Abbreviate

Antonyms: Expand, Extend, Increase, Lengthen

33)   Dissolute

a. Distant
b. Repulsive
c. Honest
d. Immoral
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Immoral

Meaning: Dissolute is immoral and involved in improper conduct

Example: You must stay away from that dissolute boy.

Synonyms: Corrupt, Degenerate, Indulgent,

Antonyms: Chaste, Moral, Good, Resolute, Virtuous

34)   Placate

a. Pity
b. Embroil
c. Appease
d. Amuse
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Appease

Meaning: Placate is defined as to soothe someone who is angry or upset.

Example: I don’t need you to placate me.

Synonyms: Satisfy, Appease, Mollify, Pacify, Soothe

Antonyms: Agitate, Incite, Irritate, Provoke

35)   Chimera

a. Chimney
b. Protest
c. Illusion
d. Panache
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Illusion

Meaning: It refers to an impossible or foolish fancy.

Chimera is a fire-breathing female monster in Greek myths with the head of a lion, the body of a goat, and the tail of a serpent.

Example: My little girl believes unicorns are real and not a chimera.

Synonyms: Dream, Fantasy, Delusion, Fancy

Antonyms: Fact, Certainty, Reality, Truth

36)   Calumny

a. Libel
b. Vindication
c. Dissent
d. Commendation
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Calumny is the making of false statements that damage another's reputation.

Example: That blog is just a forum for calumny and rumors.

Synonyms: Slander, Defamation, Lie, Libel

Antonyms: Acclaim, Accolade, Adoration, Commendation

37)   Epitome

a. Precise
b. Summary
c. Spurn
d. Exemplar
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Exemplar

Meaning: Epitome is defined as a person or object that is defined as a perfect example of something.

Example: The hotel is epitome of grandeur and elegance.

Synonyms: Perfect Example, Exemplar, Embodiment, Apotheosis

Antonyms: Addition, Enlargement, Expansion, Extension

38)   Imbecile

a. Sane
b. Astute
c. Foolish
d. Aid
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Foolish

Meaning: An imbecile is foolish or isn’t very smart.

Example: He convinced the police officer not to arrest the drunken imbecile.

Synonyms: Simple, Stupid, Thick, Dull

Antonyms: Intelligent, Smart, Brainy