Antonyms MCQ-10

abridge

[A] shorten
[B] extend
[C] stress
[D] easy

Explanation:-
to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen

detain is most opposite to

[A] release
[B] silence
[C] forget
[D] prosper

Explanation:-
to detain means to hold or keep back; to release means to let go

fallacious is most opposite to

[A] perfect
[B] truthful
[C] accidental
[D] disarming

Explanation:-
fallacious means tending to deceive; truthful means disposed to tell the truth

effluvium is most opposite to

[A] land
[B] essential
[C] fragrance
[D] solid

Explanation:-
effluvium means an offensive smell; fragrance means a sweet or delicate odor

prodigal

[A] thrifty
[B] secondary
[C] distant
[D] squalid

Explanation:-
prodigal means wasteful or extravagant; thrifty means thriving by industry and frugality

specious

[A] genuine
[B] logical
[C] common
[D] deliberate

Explanation:-
specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness, therefore genuine is the opposite

rudimentary is most similar to

[A] crass
[B] gracious
[C] deliberate
[D] primitive

Explanation:-
rudimentary means crude or primitive

belittle

[A] plain
[B] detract
[C] magnify
[D] torment

Explanation:-
to belittle means to make seem little or less; to magnify means to enlarge

mendacious

[A] bashful
[B] capacious
[C] veracious
[D] quiet

Explanation:-
mendacious means dishonest; veracious means truthful or honest

expansive is most dissimilar to

[A] generous
[B] honest
[C] narrow
[D] troublesome

Explanation:-
expansive means sizeable or extensive; narrow means restricted

resplendent is most dissimilar to

[A] illuminated
[B] disarming
[C] dowdy
[D] delightful

Explanation:-
resplendent means characterized by glowing splendor; dowdy means not neat or attractive in appearance, or shabby

conserve

[A] waste
[B] silence
[C] liberal
[D] complicate

Explanation:-
to conserve means to keep safe or preserve, which is the opposite of to waste

vainglorious

[A] horrible
[B] fierce
[C] greedy
[D] modest

Explanation:-
vainglorious means boastful, which is the opposite of modest

penurious is most dissimilar to

[A] generous
[B] lenient
[C] injurious
[D] relaxed

Explanation:-
penurious means given to extreme stinginess or frugality, which is the opposite of generous

heartfelt

[A] loving
[B] insincere
[C] unhealthy
[D] humorous

Explanation:-
heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling, or sincere, so insincere is its opposite

kindle

[A] smother
[B] detest
[C] enemy
[D] discourage

Explanation:-
to kindle means to start burning or ignite; to smother means to stifle or suppress