Antonyms MCQ-54

English Language Antonyms Bank Exams,IBPS Clerks,SSC,RRB,SBI Pos

facultative

(A) compulsory
(B) insipid
(C) pending
(D) decisive

Explanation:-
facultative means optional; compulsory means mandatory, or not optional

luminous

(A) clear
(B) dim
(C) brittle
(D) clever

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

dearth

(A) lack
(B) poverty
(C) abundance
(D) foreign

Explanation:-
dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something; abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth

demur

(A) embrace
(B) crude
(C) boisterous
(D) falter

Explanation:-
to demur means to delay or hesitate; to embrace means to accept readily or gladly; demure means coy

labor is most opposite to

(A) amuse
(B) cat
(C) rest
(D) strive

Explanation:-
to labor means to work; to rest means to cease working

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

lugubrious is most opposite to

(A) quick
(B) cheerful
(C) salubrious
(D) dry

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

valor

(A) cowardice
(B) FALSE
(C) drop
(D) heavy

Explanation:-
valor means strength of mind or spirit, or courage; cowardice means lack of courage

repudiate

(A) argue
(B) soften
(C) slander
(D) admit

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

punctual is most dissimilar to

(A) close
(B) tardy
(C) sloppy
(D) precious

Explanation:-
punctual means on time; tardy means late

enjoin is most dissimilar to

(A) sever
(B) dislike
(C) permit
(D) divorce

Explanation:-
enjoin means to forbid or prohibit, therefore permit is the opposite

taint

(A) cheer
(B) worry
(C) clear
(D) purify

Explanation:-
to taint means to contaminate or corrupt; to purify means to make pure

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

traduce

(A) deduce
(B) laud
(C) presuppose
(D) converge

Explanation:-
to traduce means to expose to shame or blame; to laud means to praise or extol

benign is most dissimilar to

(A) malignant
(B) converse
(C) cautious
(D) malicious

Explanation:-
one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition; malicious means marked by mischievous impulse

paucity is most dissimilar to

(A) excess
(B) certainty
(C) timidity
(D) beauty

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

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

recall

(A) rebate
(B) demonstrate
(C) forget
(D) despise

Explanation:-
to recall means to remember, which is the opposite of to forget

cachet

(A) release
(B) explanation
(C) thinness
(D) ignominy

Explanation:-
cachet means prestige; ignominy means disgrace