Antonyms MCQ-51

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

fustigate is most dissimilar to

(A) inveigle
(B) investigate
(C) explain
(D) praise

Explanation:-
to fustigate means to criticize severely, which is the opposite of to praise

secret

(A) friendly
(B) covert
(C) hidden
(D) overt

Explanation:-
secret means hidden or covert; overt means open to view

expound

(A) besmirch
(B) confuse
(C) confine
(D) condemn

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

approbate

(A) ingratitude
(B) condemn
(C) dissatisfaction
(D) master

Explanation:-
to approbate means to approve or sanction; to condemn means to declare wrong or to convict

colossal is most opposite to

(A) easy
(B) tiny
(C) graceful
(D) roof

Explanation:-
colossal means incredibly large, therefore tiny is the opposite

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

doleful is most opposite to

(A) empty
(B) rich
(C) witty
(D) vivacious

Explanation:-
doleful means full of grief or cheerless; vivacious means full of life and spirit

welter is most opposite to

(A) order
(B) freeze
(C) patron
(D) sustain

Explanation:-
welter means a state of wild disorder, or turmoil, therefore order is the opposite

garner

(A) unravel
(B) mar
(C) squander
(D) tarnish

Explanation:-
to garner means to gather or to store; to squander means to cause to disperse or to scatter

temperate

(A) Celsius
(B) inordinate
(C) lukewarm
(D) safely

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

lapidarian

(A) square
(B) secular
(C) pasture
(D) inelegant

Explanation:-
lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes from the word lapidary, which means a cutter or engraver of precious stones, therefore inelegant is the opposite

tepid is most dissimilar to

(A) dispassionate
(B) scalding
(C) crisp
(D) clever

Explanation:-
tepid means lukewarm; scalding means boiling hot

malice

(A) goodwill
(B) bitterness
(C) coddle
(D) distress

Explanation:-
malice means a desire to see another suffer; goodwill means desire to see another benefit

exacting

(A) upright
(B) lenient
(C) sober
(D) general

Explanation:-
exacting means severe; lenient means indulgent

ductile

(A) unfeeling
(B) arrogant
(C) precious
(D) rigid

Explanation:-
one meaning of ductile is easily led or influenced; one meaning of rigid is inflexible, set in opinion

forced is most dissimilar to

(A) quick
(B) solid
(C) trusting
(D) natural

Explanation:-
forced means produced with effort; natural means uncultivated or spontaneous

venerable is most dissimilar to

(A) impervious
(B) constant
(C) sophomoric
(D) infirm

Explanation:-
venerable means impressive by reason of age; sophomoric means poorly informed and immature

banner is most dissimilar to

(A) forgettable
(B) casual
(C) unrestrained
(D) unwitting

Explanation:-
banner means distinguished from all others in excellence, or unforgettable, therefore forgettable is the most dissimilar

conserve

(A) waste
(B) silence
(C) liberal
(D) complicate

Explanation:-
to conserve means to keep safe or preserve, which is the opposite of to waste

brusque

(A) cold
(B) opulent
(C) gracious
(D) suspect

Explanation:-
brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of being ungracious; gracious means marked by charm and good taste