Campus Recruitment – Verbal Ability – Antonyms
Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning of a given word. In this section, you are given a word and asked to choose a word, or phrase, which is most nearly opposite in meaning to that word. When you are doing the antonym portion of the Campus recruitment tests, keep in mind the prefixes, suffixes, and roots that you learned while developing your vocabulary. While testing your ability on questions pertaining to Antonyms, the first thing to be observed is your ability to grasp the meaning of the given word and to distinguish between the fine shades of meaning. Unless you know the meaning of the given words, you will not be able to find out or choose the exact antonym from the options given. Mostly antonyms appear in the form of nouns, verbs and adjectives.
Strategies to Solve Questions Based on Antonyms:
1. Check whether the question word and the opposite of the word given under the options are in the same parts of speech.
2. You should have an idea of the roots of the words and know their meanings. For example, in the word benefactor, if you know the meaning of been you will be able to guess the meaning of the word, and opt for the best antonym.
3. Look for the best answer and not for the ideal Eliminate two or three of the options if they are nowhere related to the given word.
4. Do not go for an antonym which is too limited or too broad to be an opposite.
5. When you get confused about the antonym to be chosen, try to think of how you have heard the word used before. You may discover a suitable context to guess the exact antonym.
a) ruined b) condemned c) renovated
d) destroyed e) shabby
Explanation: Dilapidated means ‘falling apart’;
Therefore options-a and d can be eliminated as they show intentional actions. The only word which means making good to look as new is ‘Renovated’. It standout as the best antonym. Option-b means ‘to disapprove’ so that is also not suitable.
a) mellifluous b) unpleasant c) spiritual
d) comfort e) indefinite
Explanation: In this example, the word ‘Melodious’ means ‘Mellifluous’, means pleasant in sound. The options-c, d and e are irrelevant in this context. The only antonym is option-fr-Unpleasant.
a) deficiency b) certainty c) proliferation
d) largeness e) maximum
Explanation:‘Profusion’ means excess, surplus, fullness, prolificacy. So, options-c, d and e can be eliminated. Certainty, generally means confidence. Deficiency means lack or shortage. Hence, option-a is correct choice.
a) Sufficiency b) Plenty c) Resign
d) Decrease e) Dearth
Explanation: Abundance means plentiful or in great quantity. Option-a and b synonymous to abundance. Option-c, d are irrelevant in the present context. Dearth, which means scarcity or lack of something, is the antonym of the given word. Hence, option-e is correct.
a) Release b) Abbreviate c) Degrade
d) Give Up e) Kidnap
Explanation: The prefix ‘ab’ generally denotes ’away from’ or ‘off. For example absent, abnormal, aversion etc. The suffix ‘duct’ generally means ‘to lead’. For example conduct, induct etc. Abduct means ‘to carry off by force’ or ‘lead away by force’ or ‘kidnap’. Opposite of abduct is to release, to let go, to give etc. Option-d is not an appropriate antonym of abduct. Hence, option-a is the best choice.
a) Continue b) Steal c) Restoration
d) Desert e) Abnormal
Explanation: The root word ’don’ gives meaning as ‘to give’ or ‘to gift’. For example pardon, donation etc. Abandon means ‘to leave completely , ‘to give up the control of’, ‘discontinue’ or ‘withdraw from’. Opposite is to continue or take control of. Hence, option-a is the correct choice.
a) Bald b) Hairless c) Brave d)Timid e) Thick
Explanation: Bold means confident and courageous. Option-a, b and e are completely irrelevant. Option-c is synonym of bold. Timid means lack of courage or confidence. Hence, it is the correct choice.
a) Sharp b) Naked c) Rough
d) Cruel e) Civilized
Explanation: Barbarous means extremely brutal, cruel or uncivilized. Hence, option-e is correct choice.
a) Stupid b) Hard Working c) Daring
d) Idle e) Intelligent
Explanation: The root word ‘dilig’ means to choose, select or like. Diligence means constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken. Antonym of diligence is lazy, casual, idle. Hence, option-d is correct.
a) Frugal b) Luxurious c) Bright
d) Lavish e) Spend-Thrift
Explanation: The root word ‘extra’ as a prefix means beyond or outside of. Extravagant means lavish, going beyond what is deserved or justifiable, spendthrift, reckless etc. Option-b, d and e are synonyms of extravagant. Option-c is irrelevant. Frugal means little, saving, not wasteful. Hence, frugal is the antonym of extravagant.
a) Declare b) Contradict c) Negative
d) Assent e) Assert
Explanation: The root word firm’ generally means strong or steadfast. For example, confirm, infirm, affirm etc. Affirm means to state the truth emphatically or publicly. Assent means to express approval. Assert means to state a fact. So, option-a, d, and e cannot be the antonym. Option-b-contradict, which means to deny the truth of a statement.
a) Delicious b) Rest c) Refresh
d) New e) Stale
Explanation: Stale means no longer fresh or pleasant to eat. For example, Stale bread. Hence, option-e is correct.
a) Agreement b) Compliment c) Refusal
d) Complement e) Regards
Explanation: Compliance is the noun form of comply which means to agree. Refusal means to decline to agree. Hence, option-c is the correct choice.
a) Second b) Scratch c) Little
d) Changing e) Constant
Explanation: Fickle means changing. Opposite of changing is being constant, which is option-e.
a) Open b) Candid c) Straight- Forward
d) Deceptive e) Stubborn
Explanation: Option-a, b and c are synonyms of frank. Option-e is irrelevant. Deceptive means misleading, bogus,cheating etc. Hence, option-d is correct choice.
a) Genius b) Pure c) Real
d) Generation e) Spurious
Explanation: Spurious means fake or false or not genuine. Hence, option-e is correct.
a) Sadness b) Meekness c) Humility
d) Despair e) Pride
Explanation: Despair means absence of hope. Meekness means submissiveness, gentle. So, option-d is correct
a) War b) Offend c) Fight
d) Quarrel e) Defend
Explanation: The antonym of attack is to defend.
a) Surprise b) Surplus c) Budget
d) Finance e) Insufficient
Explanation: Deficit means lack or shortage. Opposite of deficit is surplus or profit.
a) Hurry b) Waste c) Strictness
d) Delay e) Impure
Explanation: Haste means excessive speed, quick or hurry. Opposite is delay.
a) Convenient b) Pleasing c) Happy
d) Glad e) Rigorous
Explanation: Lenient is means more merciful or tolerant than expected. Option-e – rigorous means strict, careful, severe etc. Remaining options are not connected with the question.
a) Cruelty b) Purity c) Painful
d) Humble e) Proud
Explanation: Haughty means arrogant or proud. Opposite is humble.
a) Suspicious b) Imaginary c) Novel
d) Real e) Keen
Explanation:The root word ‘fict’ means a feeling, make believe or imaginary. The word fictitious means not real or true, created by imagination. Opposite is real. Hence, option-d is correct.
a) Discard b) Rejection c) Force
d) Compulsion e) Attraction
Explanation: The root word ‘puls’ means drive or urge. Repulsion means to drive back, to refuse, to reject etc. Opposite is to approve, to attract etc. Hence, option-e is correct. Option-a, b, c, d are similar to that of repulsion.
a) Hollow b) Empty c) Wide
d) Deep e) Narrow
Explanation: Shallow means not deep. Opposite is deep.
a) Convincing b) Entertaining c) Enjoying
d) Interesting e) Boring
a) Ancestor b) Paternity c) Original
c) Parentage d) Posterity
3) Ecstasy a) Anguish b) Eccentricity c) Parabolic
d) Rapture e) Joy
a) Autonomy b) Anachronism c) Analogous
d) Analysis e) Catabolism
a) Poison b) Antibiotics c) medicine
d) Drug e) Dose
a) Diabolical b) Antisocial c) Antithesis
d) Celestial e) Heavenly
a) Sociable b) Friendly c) Gracious
d) Haughty e) Approachable
a) Evaluate b) Assess c) Price
d) Misadjustment e) Assault
a) Fragrant b) Stinking c) Smell
d) Quality e) Characteristic
a) Obvious b) Visible c) Perceptible
d) Hidden e) Appearance
a) Vulgar b) Sacred c) Imperious
d) Sacrilegious e) Profession
a) Decrease b) Enlarge c) Extend
d) Swell e) Addition
a) Screen b) Hiding c) Invisible
d) Sealing e) Disclosed
a) Suitable b) Harmonious c) Become
d) Obligatory e) Unsuitable
a) Metaphysical b) Theoretical Deep c) Deep
d) Suitable e) Transparency
a) Featherless b) Immature c) Inexperienced
d) Unfledged e) Mature
a) Inconsistent b) Meaningless c) senseless
d) Unintelligent e) Rational
a) Candy b) Honest c) Sweet
d) Sincerity e) Cunning
a) Abhorrence b) Nonsense c) Aversion
d) Loathing e) Captivate
a) Comfort b) Consolation c) relief
d) Mitigate e) Embarrassment
a) Adulation b) Detraction c) Incense
d) Honeyed words e) Sycophancy
a) Retain b) Brainless c) Recollection
d) Oblivious e) Remembrance
a) Litigant b) Accused c) Defendant
d) Prisoner e) Jail
a) Erase b) Unite c) Cancel
d) Describe e) Subscribe
a) Alert b) Purulent c) Guarded
d) Watchful e) Reckless
a) Apathetic b) Indifferent c) Languid
d) Lethargic e) Active
a) Polite Behavior b) Decorum c) Impolite Behavior
d) Conventionality e) Fastidiousness
a) Blind Faith b) Gullibility c) Foolishness
d) Absurdity e) want of faith
a) Come together b) Unite c) Get together
d) Convocation e) Disperse
a) Disorder b) Unrest c) Disturbance
d) Agitation e) Tranquility
a) Delude b) Deceive c) Fool
d) Defraud e) Play fair
a)Thin b) Haggard c) Learn
d) Skinning e) Obese
a) Tepid b) Lukewarm c) Passionate
d) Warm hearted e) Hot
a) Vainglorious b) Pompous c) Brag
d) Tall talk e) Modest
a) Juicy b) Fleshy c) Tender
d) Tasty e) Insipid
a) Out Come b) Continuation c)Consequence
d) Precedence e) Upshot
a) Illiterate b) Unlearned c) Ignorant
d) Uniformed e) Scholarly
a) High Praise b) Eulogy c) Belittle
d) Praise e) Condolence
a) Pertinent b) Expedient c) Allocate
d) Irrelevant e) Apt
a) Disturb b) Trouble c) Vex
d) Imitate e) To cheer up
a) Exhilarate b) Dejected c) Cheerful
d) Excited e) Escape
a) Speed b) Run c) Correct
d) Tie e) Detach
a) Retrograde b) Withdraw c) Fall Back
d) Recollect e) Progress
a) Relaxed b) Anxiety c) Too much work
d) To nervous e) Tired
a) Anti cede b) Succeed c) Come Before
d) Come again e) Powerful
a) Hazy b) Not clear c) Suspicious
d) Short e) Vivid
a) Magnanimous b) Covetous c) Destine
d) Glutton e) Big
a) Worldly b) Spiritual c) Mortal
d) Temporal e) Materialistic
a) Greedy b) Stingy c) Prosper
d) Miserly e) Envious
a) Strange b) Bizarre c) Outlandish
d) Beautiful e) Cave
a) Force b) Compel c) Drive
d) Convince e) Dissuade
a) Complacency b) Troublesome c) Disturbed
d) Angry e) Agitated
a) Miserable b) Worthless c) Mean
d) High-spirited e) Useless
a) Depressed b) Downcast c) Dejected
d) Cheerful e) Spiritless
a) Unstable b) Permanent c) Volatile
d) Disappearing e) Varnishing
a) Mixed b) Heterogeneous c) One-sided
d) Blended e) Partial
a) Trial b) Little c) Small
d) Unimportant e) Vital
a) Fool b) Ignoble c) Genius
d) Lonely e)Isolate
a) Ill-mannered b) Rude c) Rustic
d) Vulgar e) Courteous
a) Sharp b) Blunt c) Severe
d) Lively e) Many
a) Peak b) Chilmark c) Height
d) Lowness e) Underground
a) Enlarge b) Swell c) Magnify
d) Contract e) Loud Speaker
a) Disfigure b) Decree c) Impair
d) Blemish e) Create
a) Alcoholic b) Hotelier c) Accountant
d) Assistant e) Commercial
a) Freedom b) Serfdom c) Master
d) Faithful e) Servant
a) Trace b) Particle c) Bit
d) Little Value e) Immensity
a) Commotion b) Agitation c) Disorder
d) Turbulence peace e) Peace
a) Disperse b) Strew c) Assemble
d) Settle e) Setback
a) Demoralized b) Slavery c) Indomitable
d) Idle e) Laborious
a) Blend b) Unite c) Instantaneous
d) Complete e) Part
a) Godlike b) Superman c) Heavenly
d) Devilish e) Holiness
a) Civilized b) Antique c) Variable
d) Aged e) Modern
a) Nearness b) Precluded c) Slight
d) Distant e) Far
a) Slack b) Careless c) Careful
d) Negation e) Nervous
a) Doubt b) Accredit c) Consider
d) Trust e) Presume
a) Expectation b) Despair c) Desire
d) Faith e) Futile
a) Assure b) Proud c) Humble
d) Affluence e) Poor
a) Adore b) Worship c) Honor
d) Reverence e) Disdain
a) Clean b) Brush c) Do Up
d) Refine e) Pollute
a) Pernicious b) False c) Obliging
d) Developing e) Idle
a) Last b) Final c) Limit
d) End e) Infinite
a) High Spirits b) Pleasure c) Satisfaction
d) Praise e) Misery
a) Antipathy b) Fear c) Repulsion
d) Revulsion e) Affection
a) Statement b) Negative c) Pessimistic
d) Sadist e) Orator
a) Confusion b) Excitement c) Trouble
d) Turnout e) Order
a) Literal b) Picture c) Person
d) Image e) Fiery
a) Disapproval b) Criticize c) Blame
d) Approval e) Ceremony
a) Blessing b)Boon c) Commendation
d) Curse e) Benefit
a) Retain b) Reveal c) Hide
d) Conceal e) Return
a) Unsteady b) Trembling c) Fearful
d) Timid e) Courageous
a) Segregation b) Separate c) Discrimination
d) Inclusion e) Comprehension
a) To enter b) To pass c) To Force
d) To cut e) to Emanate
a) Propriety b) Morality c) Wrong
d) Privilege e) Due
a) Adoration b) Devotion c) Homage
d) Workout e) Dis-respect
a) Perceptibility b) Precision c) Appearance
d) Invisibility e) Visage
a) Immodesty b) Conceit c) Self-Esteem
d) Humble e) Useful
a) Constitution b) Formation c) Combination
d) Decomposition e) Convex
a) Increase b) Expansion c) Deduction
d) Adjective e) Admire
a) Frugality b) Thriftiness c) Finance
d) Science e) Waste
a) Gentleness b)Shabby c) Harshness
d) Stringency e) Strictness
1) e; Amuse means to entertain or make laugh. Opposite of entertaining is boring. Hence, option-e is correct.
2) a; Descendant means person in line of ancestry. Opposite of descendant is predecessor, ascendant or ancestor. Posterity means ‘all descendants of one person’. Parentage means ‘descent from parents’. Paternity means ‘derivation from a father’. All these words are similar in meaning to that of descendant. Hence, option-a is correct choice
3) a; Ecstasy means joyful excitement. Rapture also mean
joyful. So option-d, e are synonyms and Option-b, c are irrelevant, Option-a, anguish means suffering or pain. Hence, it is the correct choice.
4) e; The prefix ‘ana’ means up, against, back etc. And the prefix ‘cata’ means down, reverse etc. Option-b, c and d also start with the same prefix ‘ana’. So, they cannot be the antonym of anabolism. Anabolism is the constructive phase of metabolism. Whereas catabolism is the destructive phase of the metabolism. Hence, option-e is the correct choice.
5) a; The prefix ‘anti’ means against, opposed to or preventive etc. Antidote is a remedy to counteract poison. So the correct choice is option-a.
6) a; Angelical is derived from the word ‘angel’ which means having a sweet nature that is loving and kind. Diabol means evil or devil. Diabolical means evil nature.
7) d; Affable means friendly, cordial, kindly, warm etc. Haughty means arrogant or proud.
8) d; Appraise means to assess the value or quality of, to judge or to estimate. Option-a, b and c are similar in meaning to appraise. Option-e is irrelevant to the present context. Option-rf forms the appropriate antonym among the given choices.
9) b; Aromatic means having good fragrance or smell. Opposite is dull or dirty smell. Stinking means foul¬smelling. Hence, option-b is correct choice.
10) d; Apparent means visible,which can be seen. Opposite is hidden or unclear.
11) b; Profane means disrespectful of religion or irreligious. Sacred means devoted to some religious purpose, holy. Sacrilegious means violation of anything sacred. Hence, option -b is the antonym of profane.
12) a; Augment=increase, enlarge. Opposite is to decrease.
13) e; Conceal means to hide or to keep secret or not to disclose to others. So the opposite is to show, to tell or to disclose. Hence, option-e is correct choice.
14) e; Befitting means appropriate, proper, suitable etc. Hence, the opposite is unsuitable.
15) e; Abstruse means difficult to understand or hidden. Transparent means dear or easily seen.
16) e; Callow means immature, inexperienced or naive. So the opposite will be matured or experienced.
17) e; The root word ‘dox’ means opinion or belief. Paradoxical means contrary to common opinion, inconsistent – with the reason, absurd or irrational. Opposite of paradoxical is meaningful or rational.
18) e; The root word ‘can’ or ‘cand’ means to shine, to glow. The word candor means honesty, frankness, sincerity, freedom from bias. Opposite is dishonesty, unfairness, falsehood or cunning.
19) e; The prefix ‘dis’ means away, apart, separation. Disgust means strong feeling of unlike, aversion or repulsion. The perfix ‘ab’ means away from or apart. And the root word, ‘hor’ give meanings as hatred, shock or tremble. Abhorrence means a feeling of extreme aversion. Loathing means strong dislike. Captivate means loving, admiration or fondness. Hence, option-e is correct.
20) e; Solace means comfort or peace. Options a, b, c and d are synonyms of solace. Embarrassment means not feeling comfortable. Hence, option-e is correct choice.
21) b; Flattery means excessive or insincere praise. Adulation and sycophancy means over enthusiastic praise. Incense which means fragrant smoke, is irrelevant in the present context. Detraction means saying something bad about someone to make him/her less valuable. Hence, option-b is correct.
22) d; Memory means to remember something or to recollect something of the past. The root word ‘oblivi’ means to forget. For example, obliviate, oblivion, oblivious etc. Option-a, c and e are synonymous with memory. Oblivious means unaware or ignorant.
23) b; Plaintiff or accuser or litigant or complainant is a person who brings a case against another in a court of law. Defendant is a person who is accused in a court of law. Hence, option-!? is correct choice.
24) a; The words scrib-, script-, -scribe, -scription means write or record. Inscribe means to write something. Opposite is erase or forget.
25) e; Cautious means careful, alert, guarded, vigilant. Reckless means careless, without caution.
26) e; Listless, languid, lethargic, apathetic means without energy, dull, lazy, showing no interest etc. Opposite is energetic, lively, active.
27)c; Comity means friendly or polite behavior. So, the opposite is impolite behavior.
28) e; The roots ‘cred-‘, ‘credit-‘ means belief, faith, confidence trust. Credulity means believe or faith. The opposite of faith is faithlessness which means want of faith.
29) e; Assemble means to come together. Opposite is to separate, spread, disperse etc.
30) e; The prefix ’turb’ means disorder, agitation,confusion. Turbulence means a state of violent disturbance or disorder. So the opposite is calm, peaceful. Therefore, tranquility which means coolness, peacefulness is the antonym of turbulence.
31) e; Hoodwink means to trick, to deceive, to cheat etc. Delude means to mislead. Defraud means illegally obtain money from someone. Playfair means to behave reasonably and properly. Hence option-e is correct.
32) e; Emaciated means to become very weak and thin. Hence the opposite is chubby, fat, overweight or obese (obesity). Haggard means looking exhausted, unwell.
33) e; Warm means moderately hot. Tepid means lukewarm Option-a, b and d are synonyms of warm. The antonym of warm is hot which means very high in temperature. Hence, option-e is correct.
34) e; Fool means stupid or ridiculous person. Vainglory means excessive in pride. Pompous means arrogant or egoistic. Brag means talk boastingly. Option-a and b are synonymous to the given word. Option-c and d are irrelevant. Modest means limited, ordinary, humble etc. Hence, is the antonym of Fool.
35) e; Succulent means delicious, tasty etc. So, options-a, b, c, d are not the correct choices. Because they are synonyms of succulent. Insipid means tasteless, unflavoured etc. Hence, option-e is correct choice.
36) d; Sequel means consequence, aftermath,continuation. Precedence means that which comes before another or previous. Options-a, b, c and e are similar in meaning to that of sequel. Hence, option-d is correct
37) e; Unlettered means not educated, illiterate or ignorant. So the opposite should be educated, literate or lettered. Options-a, b, c have same meaning as uneducated. Option-d is irrelevant. Hence, option – e – scholarly which means intellectual, educated or learned, is the correct choice.
38) c; Encomium or eulogy means high praise or complement. Condolence, which means sympathy, is irrelevant in the present context. The opposite of praise or complement is criticism, blame or condemnation. Belittle means criticize, depreciate. Hence, option-c is correct choice.
39) d; Appropriate means fit, suitable, correct, applicable etc. options-a, b, c, e also give the same meaning. The opposite of appropriate is irrelevant.
40) e; Pester means to disturb, to trouble, to bother or harass etc. Vex also means to bother. Opposite is to make happy, delight or cheer up.
41) b; Elate means to make very happy, inspire or encourage. Opposite is to discourage or depress. The prefix ‘de’ means downward and ‘ject’ means throw. Deject means to downcast, discourage or depress.
42) e; Fastens means to join together, affix, tighten etc. So the opposite is, loosen, release or detach.
43) e; The suffixes ’-cede’, ’-ceed’, ‘-cess’, ’-cease’ means to go away from, to withdraw etc. Recede means to move back from previous position. Opposite is forward, continue, grow, progress etc.
44) a; Overwrought means nervous or anxiety. Except option-a, remaining options are synonyms of overwrought. Hence, option-a is correct.
45) b; Precede means to go or come before. Succeed means to come after.
46) e; Vague means unclear, unsure or confusing. Vivid means meaningful, clear, strong etc.
47) a; Greedy means excessive desire for something. So the opposite is generous, charitable, philanthropic or benevolent. Covetous also means very desirous. The root word ’magani’ or ’magna’ means great, large, big etc and the root ’anim-’ means mind, soul or spirit. The suffixes ’-ous’, ’-ious’, ’-eons’ generally mean full of or having the qualities of. Magnanimous means which means very generous, kind or forgiving etc. Hence, option-a is correct.
48) b; The word mundane have different meanings according to the situation. Mundane means normal, dull, lacking interest or excitement. It also means matters related to the material world rather than heavenly or spiritual one. So the opposite is exciting, extraordinary, heavenly, spiritual.
49) e; Penurious means extremely stingy, poor or ungenerous. Prosperity means generous, rich or wealthy. Hence, option-c is correct. Options-a, b and d are synonyms. Option-e, envious means full of jealous.
50) d; Grotesque means odd, ugly, strange, ridiculous etc. So the opposite is nice or beautiful.
51) e; Coerce means to make someone to do something by force. Option-a, b, c are synonyms of coerce. Option- d is irrelevant. Dissuade means making someone not to do something. Hence, is the correct choice.
52) a; The word fret means to be worried or annoyed or dissatisfied about small or unnecessary things. So the opposite is being happy or satisfied or not worrying. The root word ‘plac-‘, ‘placi-‘, ‘-plais’ generally mean to please, to satisfy, peacefulness or calmness etc. Complacency is the feeling of self satisfaction.
53) d; The word wretched means very unfortunate or unhappy or depressed state of a person. So the opposite is joyful, happy or enthusiastic state. High- spirited means energetic or enthusiastic.
54) d; Despondent means a feeling of hopelessness or discouragement. Except option-d, all other options are synonymous to despondent. So, option-d is correct.
55) b; Transient means which lasts only for a short time, unstable or temporary. So the opposite is permanent.
56) b; The prefix ‘homo’ means same, equal, like or similar. And ‘hetero’ means different, another or unlike.
57) e; Trivial means unimportant, of little value or negligible. Trail, which means to test, is irrelevant. Option -b, c, d synonymous to that of trivial.Option-e – vital means essential or very important.
58) c; Imbecile means a fool or a stupid person. So, the antonym is genius or intelligent.
59) e; The word boorish means rough, bad-mannered or rude etc. Option-a, b, c, d are synonyms of boorish. Courteous means having manners, polite or respectful.
60) b; Keen means showing eagerness or enthusiasm. Opposite of eagerness or enthusiasm is dull, disinterest, slow etc. Blunt means not sharp or dull.
61) d; Apex means top, high point, peak etc. So the opposite is bottom or depth. Lowness means depth.
62) d;The word amplify means increase or enlarge in size or effect. Contract means to decrease in size or effect.
63) e; The word mar means to damage or spoil. Opposite of damage or spoil is to create.
64) a; Teetotaler means one who abstains completely from alcoholic beverages. So, opposite is drinker or alcoholic.
65) a; Slavery means without freedom. So, the opposite is freedom or independence. The word mastery is not the antonym of slavery. The word mastery has a different meaning. Mastery means expertise, skill, proficiency.
66) e; Trifle means a thing of little value or importance. The opposite is great or large. Immense means extremely large or great.
67) e; The word tumult means disorder etc so options a, b, c, d are synonyms of the word tumult. Opposite is peace or order. So option-e is the right option.
68) c; The word scatter means to spread or disperse in various directions. Strew also means to spread. The opposite of spread is to gather, join, unit, combine or assemble.
69) c; The word servile means behaving like a slave or allowing oneself to be controlled by another. Option-a, b and e have almost similar meanings. Idle cannot be the perfect antonym of servile. The only best choice of antonym is indomitable which means strong, brave, courageous or unconquerable.
70) e; The root ‘integ’ means whole or complete. Integrate means to make into a whole by bringing all parts together. Blend also means to combine, mix or merge. Option-a, b, d are synonyms of of integrate. Part means to break or disconnect.
71) d; The word divine means godly nature, spiritual, sacred etc. Options- a, b, c, e are synonymous to divine. Devilish means sinful, evil or cruel.
72) e; Ancient means old or aged. Modern means new.
73) a; Remote means distance or not close. So the antonym is close or near.
74) c; The word negligent means careless, inattentive. Slack means inactive. Option-a, b are synonymous. Option-d, e are irrelevant. So, the best choice is careful.
75) a; Believe means to accept, trust, consider, rely on. Opposite is doubtful. Accredit means to give pr assign control. Presumption also means to believe or assume. So the correct antonym is doubt.
76) b; Hope means expectation or desire. Options-a, d, c can not be the antonym of hope. The prefix ‘de’ denotes reverse of the action or away. Despair means lose of hope. Futile means ineffective, valueless. Hence the antonym of hope is despair.
77) d; Opposite of poverty is rich or wealth. Assure means make something to happen. Affluence means abundance of money or property. Hence, option-d is correct.
78) e; Opposite of respect is to criticise or dishonor. Disdain means unworthy, undervalue, disrespect etc. Hence, option-e
79) e; The word cleanse means to clean, to make pure. So the antonym is to pollute or to make dirty.
80)a; The root word ‘bene’ means well or good. For example benefactor, benefit, benediction, benign etc. Benign means gentle, kind or friendly. The root word ‘neci-‘ or ‘nici-‘ generally denotes destruction, deathly, kill etc. For example pernicious, necrology, internecine etc. Pernicious means damaging, dangerous or hurtful. All options are synonymous to benign. Hence, option-a is correct choice.
81) e; The opposite of finite is infinite.
82) e; The prefix ‘eu’ generally denotes good or well. For example euphoria, euphonious, eulogize, eulogy etc. Euphoria means extreme happiness. So the opposite is sorrow, unhappiness or misery. Hence, option-e is correct choice.
83) e; Phobia means fear. Opposite of fear is to love or affection. Antipathy means strong dislike. Revulsion and repulsion mean hatred or disgust. Hence, option-e is correct choice.
84) b; The root word ‘firm’ means strong or steadfast. For example, affirm, confirm, infirm etc. The word affirmative means being agreeable or declare the truth of something. So, the opposite of affirmative is to deny, reject, negate etc. Hence, option-b is correct.
85) e; Turmoil is a state of great confusion or disturbance or disorder. Option-a, b, c, d are synonyms of turmoil. The opposite of turmoil is calm, peaceful and order.
86) a; The root ‘fig-‘ or ’figur’ generally denotes a form, a shape or a symbol etc. For example, configure, figmentary, figurative etc. Figurative means symbolic or not literal. Option-d and d have similar meanings. Option-c and e are irrelevant. The opposite of figurative is literal or straight forward.
87) d; The word ‘censur-‘, ‘censor-‘ generally denotes to criticize, to judge, to estimate etc. Censure means to express strong dis-approval. So,the opposite is approval.
88) d; The root word ‘bene’ means well or good. Benediction means blessing, favor or to pray. So the opposite is criticize or disfavor. Condemn means to express complete disapproval.
89) a; ‘Jet’ means to throw; ‘Jettison’ means to discard or throw overboard. The opposite is ‘retain’.
90) e; The root word ‘trem-‘ denotes shivering or shaking. For example, tremble, tremulous etc. Tremulous means trembling, shaking or quivering. So the opposite is being steady, brave, confident or courageous.
91) d; Isolate means separate, detach or lonely. It means some kind of exclusion. Hence, the opposite is inclusion.
92) e; Penetrate means to enter or to go into etc. All other options have similar meaning to that of penetrate. Emanate means throw-out, discharge or emit.
93) c; The opposite of rightness is unfair or wrong.
94) e; The opposite of worship is hate, dislike, disrespect.
95) d; The opposite of visibility is invisibility.
96) d; Vanity means immodesty, conceit or egotism. So the opposite is modest or being humble.
97) d; Opposite of composition is decomposition.
98) c; Opposite of addition is reduction or deduction.
99) e; Economy means saving or spending carefully. Thrift means using resources carefully. Frugal means being economical.Opposite of economy is careless or waste.
100) a; Severity means being severe. Opposite is to be gentle.
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