Antonyms MCQ-12

ecstasy is most opposite to

[A] hate
[B] agony
[C] languor
[D] fatigue

Explanation:-
ecstasy means a state of rapturous delight; agony means intense pain of mind or body

truculent is most opposite to

[A] faltering
[B] gentle
[C] facile
[D] submissive

Explanation:-
truculent means cruel or savage, therefore gentle is the opposite

repudiate

[A] argue
[B] soften
[C] slander
[D] admit

Explanation:-
to repudiate means to reject or deny, therefore to admit is the opposite

rabble

[A] order
[B] clear
[C] open
[D] union

Explanation:-
a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people; a union is a group of individuals joined in an organized manner

insidious is most dissimilar to

[A] repellant
[B] pure
[C] charming
[D] delicious

Explanation:-
insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive; repellant means arousing aversion or disgust

license

[A] restriction
[B] allow
[C] join
[D] gather

Explanation:-
one meaning of a license is permission; restriction means limitation

verdant

[A] dishonest
[B] suspicious
[C] moldy
[D] arid

Explanation:-
one meaning of verdant is green, especially with plant life; arid means dry, or lacking enough rainfall for agriculture

foster is most dissimilar to

[A] discourage
[B] believe
[C] heal
[D] brag

Explanation:-
to foster means to encourage; to discourage means to deprive of courage or confidence

sagacity is most dissimilar to

[A] incredulity
[B] belligerence
[C] stupidity
[D] tolerance

Explanation:-
sagacity means wisdom; stupidity means a lack of wisdom

erode

[A] compost
[B] clarify
[C] ignore
[D] restore

Explanation:-
to erode means to wear away; to restore means to bring back to an original state

obstreperous

[A] short
[B] tame
[C] strict
[D] distant

Explanation:-
obstreperous means stubbornly resistant to control or unruly; tame means docile or submissive

luminous

[A] clear
[B] dim
[C] brittle
[D] clever

Explanation:-
luminous means radiating or reflecting light, or glowing; dim means dark or dull

philistine

[A] novice
[B] intellectual
[C] pious
[D] debutante

Explanation:-
philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided by material rather than intellectual values; an intellectual is a person who engages in creative use of his or her intellect

fluid is most opposite to

[A] solid
[B] liquid
[C] afraid
[D] decent

Explanation:-
a fluid is a substance that flows; a solid does not flow

astute is most opposite to

[A] distraught
[B] careful
[C] generous
[D] gullible

Explanation:-
astute means shrewd or showing acute mental vision; gullible means easily duped or cheated

spurious is most opposite to

[A] disingenuous
[B] thoughtless
[C] placid
[D] genuine

Explanation:-
spurious means lacking genuine qualities, or false, therefore genuine is the opposite