Antonym MCQ-1

expound

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

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

pique

(A) value
(B) gully
(C) smooth
(D) soothe

Explanation:-
to pique means to excite or irritate; to soothe means to calm

abate

(A) free
(B) augment
(C) provoke
(D) wane

Explanation:-
to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity; to augment means to increase

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

peaked

(A) tired
(B) arrogant
(C) pointy
(D) ruddy

Explanation:-
to be peaked is to appear pale or wan; to be ruddy is to have a healthy, red complexion

abridge

(A) shorten
(B) extend
(C) stress
(D) easy

Explanation:-
to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen

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

meager

(A) kind
(B) generous
(C) thoughtful
(D) copious

Explanation:-
meager means lacking in quality or quantity; copious means present in large quantity, or abundant

philistine

(A) novice
(B) intellectual
(C) pious
(D) debutante

Explanation:-
philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided by material rather than intellectual values; an intellectual is a person who engages in creative use of his or her intellect

zenith

(A) worst
(B) apex
(C) nadir
(D) past

Explanation:-
zenith means the highest point or the apex; nadir means the lowest point

germane

(A) irrelevant
(B) indifferent
(C) impartial
(D) improvident

Explanation:-
germane means to be appropriate or relevant, therefore irrelevant is the opposite

irascible

(A) determined
(B) placid
(C) reasonable
(D) pliant

Explanation:-
irascible means easily angered; placid means calm or serene

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