Antonyms MCQ-57

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

accelerate is most dissimilar to

(A) delay
(B) risk
(C) monitor
(D) deny

Explanation:-
to accelerate means to cause to move faster; to delay means to move or act slowly

rotund

(A) round
(B) unimportant
(C) thin
(D) dull

Explanation:-
rotund means rounded or plump, therefore thin is the opposite

kindle

(A) smother
(B) detest
(C) enemy
(D) discourage

Explanation:-
to kindle means to start burning or ignite; to smother means to stifle or suppress

sartorial

(A) cheerful
(B) sincere
(C) inelegant
(D) homespun

Explanation:-
sartorial means of or relating to tailored clothes; homespun means homemade

inept is most opposite to

(A) clumsy
(B) infer
(C) competent
(D) foolish

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

astute is most opposite to

(A) distraught
(B) careful
(C) generous
(D) gullible

Explanation:-
astute means shrewd or showing acute mental vision; gullible means easily duped or cheated

recondite is most opposite to

(A) manifest
(B) flexible
(C) provident
(D) sociable

Explanation:-
recondite means difficult for one of ordinary understanding to comprehend; manifest means easily understood or recognized

knowing

(A) wasteful
(B) dense
(C) clumsy
(D) fast

Explanation:-
knowing means having information or knowledge; dense means dull or stupid

placate

(A) appease
(B) strip
(C) tremendous
(D) enrage

Explanation:-
to placate means to soothe or calm; to enrage means to anger

specious

(A) genuine
(B) logical
(C) common
(D) deliberate

Explanation:-
specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness, therefore genuine 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

recondite is most dissimilar to

(A) give
(B) obscure
(C) patent
(D) hardy

Explanation:-
recondite means hidden from sight or obscure; patent means readily visible or intelligible

license

(A) restriction
(B) allow
(C) join
(D) gather

Explanation:-
one meaning of a license is permission; restriction means limitation

disparage

(A) hesitate
(B) settle
(C) trouble
(D) applaud

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

proclivity

(A) calm
(B) antipathy
(C) desire
(D) dearth

Explanation:-
proclivity means inclination or predisposition; antipathy means settled aversion or dislike

deviant is most dissimilar to

(A) winding
(B) careful
(C) normal
(D) sad

Explanation:-
deviant means departing from the established norm, or abnormal, therefore normal is the most dissimilar

confederate is most dissimilar to

(A) enemy
(B) confuse
(C) wander
(D) cluster

Explanation:-
a confederate is an ally or accomplice; an enemy is an opponent

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

docile

(A) intelligent
(B) unruly
(C) unreachable
(D) pale

Explanation:-
docile means easily taught; unruly means not easily managed or disciplined

iniquitous

(A) virtuous
(B) complacent
(C) equal
(D) virulent

Explanation:-
iniquitous means wicked; virtuous means morally excellent