Antonyms MCQ-17

mephitic

[A] honest
[B] healthy
[C] simple
[D] rural

Explanation:-
mephitic means relating to a foul, noxious exhalation from the earth; a mephitic environment would be unhealthy, so healthy is its opposite

common

[A] strange
[B] uneasy
[C] quick
[D] fast

Explanation:-
common means ordinary or familiar; strange means unfamiliar

supercilious

[A] unimportant
[B] relevant
[C] serious
[D] meek

Explanation:-
supercilious means coolly or patronizingly haughty; meek means enduring injury with patience and without resentment

inept is most opposite to

[A] clumsy
[B] infer
[C] competent
[D] foolish

Explanation:-
inept means to lack competence, therefore competent is the opposite

obsequious is most opposite to

[A] clear
[B] clever
[C] domineering
[D] dandified

Explanation:-
obsequious means subservient or fawning; domineering means exercising overbearing control

severe

[A] lenient
[B] cautious
[C] join
[D] one

Explanation:-
one meaning of severe is strict; lenient means mild or indulgent

austere

[A] lavish
[B] unfavorable
[C] light
[D] devout

Explanation:-
austere means simple and unadorned; lavish means produced or expended in abundance

perilous is most dissimilar to

[A] disciplined
[B] similar
[C] safe
[D] honest

Explanation:-
perilous means dangerous, therefore safe is the opposite

tragic

[A] boring
[B] mysterious
[C] comic
[D] incredulous

Explanation:-
tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful; comic means humorous

exacting

[A] upright
[B] lenient
[C] sober
[D] general

Explanation:-
exacting means severe; lenient means indulgent

spare

[A] rotund
[B] pacify
[C] impolite
[D] impose

Explanation:-
one meaning of spare is lean; rotund means round or fleshy

dexterous is most dissimilar to

[A] clumsy
[B] saline
[C] cunning
[D] precious

Explanation:-
dexterous means skillful with the hands; clumsy means lacking dexterity, nimbleness, or grace

pulchritudinous is most dissimilar to

[A] pacifist
[B] rare
[C] smooth
[D] unsightly

Explanation:-
pulchritudinous means marked by physical beauty; unsightly means not pleasing to the sight, or ugly

denigrate

[A] blame
[B] hide
[C] query
[D] uphold

Explanation:-
to denigrate means to deny the importance of something, or to belittle; to uphold means to support or to elevate

platitudinous

[A] hilly
[B] exhilarating
[C] confounded
[D] advantageous

Explanation:-
platitudinous means full of or characterized by banal, trite remarks; exhilarating means refreshing or exciting

brazen

[A] bashful
[B] boisterous
[C] noisy
[D] heated

Explanation:-
brazen means to be defiant or insolent; bashful means to be shy or timid