Antonyms MCQ-20

temperate

[A] Celsius
[B] inordinate
[C] lukewarm
[D] safely

Explanation:-
temperate means moderate; inordinate means excessive or immoderate

entice is most dissimilar to

[A] piece
[B] repulse
[C] attract
[D] repeat

Explanation:-
naive means unaffectedly simple, or unsophisticated

wean

[A] flourish
[B] flush
[C] strengthen
[D] addict

Explanation:-
to wean means to detach from a dependence; to addict means to make dependent

abdicate

[A] deny
[B] usurp
[C] blame
[D] renounce

Explanation:-
to abdicate means to renounce power or high office; to usurp means seize power or high office

gambol

[A] trudge
[B] hedge
[C] crone
[D] misplace

Explanation:-
to gambol means to skip about in play; to trudge means to march steadily and laboriously

rancor is most dissimilar to

[A] ritual
[B] argument
[C] collect
[D] accord

Explanation:-
rancor means bitter ill-will; one meaning of accord is balanced interrelationship, or harmony

villenage is most dissimilar to

[A] nobility
[B] lineage
[C] directness
[D] dullness

Explanation:-
villenage means the peasant or commoner class; nobility means the noble class, or gentry

disconsolate

[A] joyful
[B] inhospitable
[C] anguished
[D] rude

Explanation:-
disconsolate means cheerless or dejected, which is the opposite of joyful

earnest is most dissimilar to

[A] cheap
[B] frivolous
[C] release
[D] civilized   

Explanation:-
earnest means grave or serious; frivolous means lacking in seriousness

expound

[A] besmirch
[B] confuse
[C] confine
[D] condemn

Explanation:-
to expound means to explain; to confuse, or confound, is the opposite of expound

quiescent

[A] lackadaisical
[B] active
[C] dull
[D] prescient

Explanation:-
quiescent means marked by inactivity or repose, therefore active is the opposite

flaunt is most opposite to

[A] regard
[B] sink
[C] hide
[D] propose

Explanation:-
to flaunt means to display showily, or to show off, therefore hide is the opposite

lugubrious is most opposite to

[A] quick
[B] cheerful
[C] salubrious
[D] dry

Explanation:-
lugubrious means mournful, or dismal, therefore cheerful is the opposite

exact

[A] join
[B] sympathetic
[C] incorrect
[D] whole

Explanation:-
exact means in complete accordance with fact, or correct, therefore incorrect is the opposite

nebulous

[A] cloudy
[B] dim
[C] distinct
[D] desirable

Explanation:-
nebulous means vague or indistinct, therefore distinct is the opposite

stingy is most dissimilar to

[A] wasteful
[B] democratic
[C] spiteful
[D] liberal

Explanation:-
solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance, or seriousness; gravity means dignity of bearing, or seriousness