Antonyms MCQ-22

lachrymose

[A] quick
[B] loquacious
[C] blithe
[D] plentiful

Explanation:-
lachrymose means given to weeping, or morose; blithe means of a happy or lighthearted character, or merry

paucity is most dissimilar to

[A] excess
[B] certainty
[C] timidity
[D] beauty

Explanation:-
paucity means smallness of number; excess means ample quantity

prolix is most dissimilar to

[A] brief
[B] exquisite
[C] reasonable
[D] distinct

Explanation:-
prolix means unduly prolonged, therefore brief is the most dissimilar

callow

[A] kind
[B] urbane
[C] sensitive
[D] gentle

Explanation:-
callow means unsophisticated; urbane means sophisticated

impervious is most dissimilar to

[A] kind
[B] disastrous
[C] prone
[D] perfect

Explanation:-
impervious means to be incapable of being affected or disturbed; prone means having a tendency or inclination, or being likely

abate

[A] free
[B] augment
[C] provoke
[D] wane

Explanation:-
to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity; to augment means to increase

sapient

[A] hunched
[B] strong
[C] simple
[D] simian

Explanation:-
sapient means possessing great wisdom, or sage; one meaning of simple is deficient in intelligence

pacify is most opposite to

[A] excite
[B] land
[C] coddle
[D] unhand

Explanation:-
to pacify means to soothe, or calm, therefore excite is the opposite

elan is most opposite to

[A] inelegance
[B] stupidity
[C] obscure
[D] despair

Explanation:-
elan means vigorous spirit or enthusiasm; despair means an utter loss of hope

stamina

[A] weakness
[B] clear
[C] decisive
[D] calmness

Explanation:-
stamina means strength or endurance, therefore weakness is the opposite

mite

[A] weakness
[B] tend
[C] bulk
[D] drive

Explanation:-
mite means a very small or insignificant part; bulk means the main or greater part

vacillate is most dissimilar to

[A] decide
[B] teeter
[C] dilate
[D] please

Explanation:-
vacillate means to hesitate among choices, or to waver; decide means to choose

permanent

[A] loose
[B] fierce
[C] fleeting
[D] unhappy

Explanation:-
permanent means lasting; fleeting means passing quickly or temporary

disparage

[A] hesitate
[B] settle
[C] trouble
[D] applaud

Explanation:-
to disparage means to speak slightingly about; to applaud means to express approval

prudent is most dissimilar to

[A] simple
[B] rapid
[C] foolish
[D] verbose

Explanation:-
prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment; foolish means marked by a lack of good sense or prudence

heedless is most dissimilar to

[A] heartless
[B] attentive
[C] speedy
[D] unaware

Explanation:-
heedless means inconsiderate or thoughtless; attentive means heedful or mindful of the comfort of others