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

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1)   Hirsute
- Published on 14 Mar 17

a. Shaggy
b. bald
c. erudite
d. glorious
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: bald

Meaning: Hirsute is covered with or as if with hair.
Synonyms: Brushy, Fleecy
Antonyms: Bald, Furless, Smooth

2)   Choose the word or group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold.


- Published on 14 Mar 17

a. indifferent
b. weak
c. active
d. responsive
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: active

Meaning: Quiescent is being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless.
Synonyms: Idle, Immobile, Dormant
Antonyms: Active, Awake, Lively

3)   Choose the word or group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold.


- Published on 14 Mar 17

a. Healthy
b. Liberal
c. Progressive
d. Stale
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Healthy

Meaning: Morbid is causing or marked by an atmosphere lacking in cheer.
Synonyms: Cheerless, Bleak, Dark
Antonyms: Cheerful, Bright, Healthy

4)   Choose the word or group of words which is most opposite in meaning to the word printed in bold.


- Published on 14 Mar 17

a. Expand
b. Prohibit
c. Inflate
d. Extol
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: To belittle is to express scornfully one’s low opinion.
Synonyms: Bad-mouth, Decry, Depreciate
Antonyms: Extol, Acclaim, Applaud

5)   Ostentatious
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Nescient
b. Awkward
c. Bankrupt
d. Reserved
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Reserved

Meaning: Ostentatious is someone or something designed to get notice or draw attention by being inappropriate, showy, vulgar and in bad taste.

Example: His ostentatious hatred of the revolutionary parties marked him out as the natural object for these accusations.

Synonyms: Flashy, Showy, Classy, Flamboyant

Antonyms: Calm, Moderate, Modest, Plain

6)   Opprobrious
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Respectful
b. Miscible
c. Inspiring
d. Imitable
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Respectful

Meaning: Opprobrious is something that is disrespectful or that expresses shame or disgrace.

Example: Opprobrious words criticize in a mean, hurtful way.

Synonyms: Abusive, Abasing, Despicable, Despiteful

Antonyms: Complimentary, Flattering, Kind, Nice

7)   Ecstasy
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Hate
b. Agony
c. Languor
d. Fatigue
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: The meaning of ecstasy is a feeling of intense joy, happiness or passion.

Example: Actors are typically in ecstasy upon winning an Oscar.

Synonyms: Bliss, Elation, Euphoria, Happiness, Joy

Antonyms: Depression, Misery, Sadness, Apathy

8)   Flaunt
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Regard
b. Sink
c. Hide
d. Propose
Answer  Explanation 


Meaning: Flaunt is defined as to go out of your way to display something, such as your wealth or your body, in a manner that is generally considered offensive, inappropriate or gaudy.

Example: He was flaunting his new Italian jacket by wearing it to the beach.

Synonyms: Brandish, Proclaim, Boast, Expose

Antonyms: Hide, Conceal, Cover, Secrete

9)   Candid
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Unkind
b. Blunt
c. Valid
d. Dishonest
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Dishonest

Meaning: The meaning of candid is openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness.

Example: His candid comment offended the guests.

Synonyms: Blunt, Impartial, Sincere, Truthful

Antonyms: Biased, Devious, Dishonest, Deceitful

10)   Fatuous
- Published on 24 Feb 17

a. Crafty
b. Frugal
c. Sensible
d. Inane
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: Sensible

Meaning: Fatuous is something or someone who is foolish or silly.

Example: Although I've never wanted to marry, I found this fatuous.

Synonyms: Stupid, Absurd, Foolish, Ludicrous, Inane

Antonyms: Aware, Bright, Intelligent, Sensible

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