SSC English Topic Wise Previous Year Solved Papers – Antonyms
SSC English Previous Year Question Papers Mathematics Reasoning General Awareness
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 1-5): In the following questions choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2010)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 6-10): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2010)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 11-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2011)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 16-20): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2011)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 21-25): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.
(SSC CGL Ist Sit. 2012)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 26-30): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2012)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 31-35): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word as your answer.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2012)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 36-40): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit 2012)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 41-45): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Sub Inc. 2012)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 46-48): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
46. Knack :
47. Pernicious :
48. Opulence :
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 49-51): In the following questions, choose the work opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL Ist Sit. 2013)
49. Ambiguous :
50. Accolade :
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 52-54): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 2nd Sit. 2013)
(Qs. 55-57) : In these questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word and mark it.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 58-60) : In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 61-63): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 64-68): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC SI 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 69-70): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CHSL 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 71-73): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Multitasking 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 74-76): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 2014)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 77-81) : In the following questions below, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Sub Inc. 2014)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 82-86) : In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CHSL 2014)
(a) Work out
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 87-89) : In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Multitasking 2014)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 90-92): In the following three Questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 93-95): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL 1st Sit. 2015)
(a) Single – minded
DIRECTONS (Qs. 101-104) : In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CHSL 2015)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 105-109): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CHSL 2015)
109. Captivity (SSC CGL 1st Sit 2016)
DIRECTONS (Qs. 110-111): In the following question, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC CGL Ist Sit. 2016)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 112-116): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Sub. Inc. 2016)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 117-121): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Steno. 2013)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 122-126): In thefollowing questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
(SSC Steno. 2016)
(d) A measure
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 127-128): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
(SSC CGL 2017)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 129-130): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
(SSC CGL 2017)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 131-132) :In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 133-134) : In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
(SSC CGL 2017)
135. Select the antonym of (SSC CHSL 2017)
136. Select the antonym of (SSC CHSL 2017)
(a) To convocate
(b) To rally
(c) To estrange
(d) To aggregate
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 137-141) : In the following questions, out of four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
137. Bucolic (SSC Sub. Insp. 2017)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 142 -146) In the following question,out of the four given alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.
(SSC Steno. 2017)
DIRECTIONS (Qs. 147-149): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning opposite to the given word.
(SSC MTS 2017)
Hints & Solutions
1. (b) The word Florid (Adjective) means : rosy; gaudy; ornated; red; having too much decoration or detail.
The word Pale (Adjective) means : light in colour; not strong or bright; having skin that is almost white because of illness.
Hence, the words florid and pale are antonymous.
2. (c) The word Verity (Noun) means : a belief or principle about life that is accepted as true; truth.
Hence, the words verity and falsehood are antonymous.
3. (a) The word Perspicuity (Noun) means : clarity.
The word vagueness (Noun) means : no clarity in a person’s mind.
Hence, the words perspicuity and Vagueness are antonymous.
4. (c) The word Fervent (Adjective) means : having or showing very strong and sincere feelings about something; ardent.
The word Dispassionate (Adjective) means : not influenced by emotion; impartial.
Hence, the words fervent and dispassionate are antonymous.
5. (d) The word Meandering (Adjective) means : not straight; curved ; a course that does not follow a straight path.
Hence, the words meandering and straight are antonymous.
6. (a) The word Jettison (Verb) means : to throw something; abandon; to reject an idea.
Hence, the words jettison and accept are antonymous.
7. (d) The word Ameliorate (Verb) means : to make something better.
Hence, the words ameliorate and worsen are antonyms.
8. (a) The word Grotesque (Adjective) means : strange in a way that is unpleasant: extremely ugly, unusual
Hence, the words grotesque and natural are antonyms.
9. (a) The word Devious (Adjective) means : behaving in a dishonest way: a route that is not straight.
Hence, the words devious and straight are antonymous.
10. (b) The word Evanescent (Adjective) means: disappearing quickly from sight or memory.
Hence, the words evanescent and permanent are antonymous.
11. (a) The word Accord (Noun) means : a formal agreement
between two organisations, countries etc.
Its antonym should be disagreement
12. (c) The word Infirmity (Noun) means : weakness or illness over a long period.
Its antonym should be strength (Noun) which means : the quality of being physically strong, brave.
13. (b) The word Feasible (Adjective) means : that is possible and likely to be achieved; practicable.
Its antonym should be impractical.
14. (c) The word Meticulous (Adjective) means : paying careful attention to every detail; fastidious; thorough.
Careless in option (c) is the correct antonomy.
15. (a) The word Synthetic (Adjective) means : artificial; man- made.
Its antonym should be natural.
16. (b) The word Liberty (Noun) means : freedom to live as you choose without too many restrictions from ‘ government or authority.
The word slavery (Noun) means : state of being a slave: a system of legally owning another person and forcing to work for them.
17. (d) The word Disorderly (Adjective) means : showing lack of control untidy deranged. Its antonym should be arranged.
18. (c) The word Elevation (Noun) means to increase in the level of something.
The word Depression (Noun) means : the state of feeling very sad and without hope; part of a surface; that is lower than the parts around it.
19. (a) The word Glossy (Adjective) means shining, smooth and shiny.
Its antonym should be dull.
20. (c) The word Appropriate (Adjective) means : suitable acceptable or correct for the particular circumstances.
Its antonym should be unsuitable.
21. (a) The word Impeccable (Adjective) means : without mistakes or fault; perfect.
Hence, its antonym should be faulty.
22. (a) The word Amalgamate (Verb) means : merge; to put two or more things together so that they form one; assimilate.
Its antonym should be separate which means : to divide into different parts or groups; to move apart.
23. (d) The word Zenith (Noun) means : the highest point; peak; the time when something is strongest and most successful.
The word Nadir (Noun) means : the worst moment of a particular situation.
24. (d) The word Influx (Noun) means : the fact of a lot of people, money or things arriving somewhere.
The word Exodus (Noun) means : a situation in which many people leave a place at the same time.
25. (d) The word Orderly (Adjective) means : arranged or organised in a neat, careful and logical way; tidy; behaving well.
The word Chaotic (Adjective) means : in a state of complete confusion and lack of order.
26. (d) The word Amenable (Adjective) means : responsible; responsive; easy to control; willing. Its antonym should be unwilling.
27. (d) The word Conspicuous (Adjective) means: eminent, easy to see or notice; obvious.
The word Obscure (Adjective) means : difficult to understand; not well known; unknown.
28. (a) The word Reproof (Noun) means : condemnation; blame, rebuke; disapproval.
The word Approbation (Noun) means : approval or agreement.
29. (c) The word Niggard (Adjective) means : mean; miserly, unwilling to be generous with money.
The word Generous (Adjective) means : giving on willing to give freely; lavish.
30. (d) The word Exotic (Adjective) means : from or in another country.
The word Indigenous (Adjective) means: native; belonging to a particular place rather than coming to it from somewhere else.
31. (b) The word Hasten (Verb) means : hurry; to say or do something without delay.
The word Dawdle (Verb) means : to take a long time to do something or go somewhere.
32. (d) The word Spirited (Adjective) means : lively; gay; vigorous; enthusiastic.
The word Dull (Adjective) means : sluggish; depressed; tedious.
33. (b) The word Forthright (Adjective) means : frank; direct and honest in manner and speech; candid.
The word Tricky (Adjective) means : Clever but likely to trick you, deceive you, deceitful.
34. (a) The word Antagonism (Noun) means : hostility; feelings of hatred and opposition; animosity; enmity.
The word Cordiality (Noun) means : in a pleasant and friendly manner.
Ex. The antagonism he felt towards his old enemy was still very strong.
You are cordially invited to the celebration.
35. (b) The word Vanity (Noun) means : too much pride in your own appearance, abilities or achievements; arrogance. The word Humility (Noun) means : the quality of being humble.
36. (a) The word cultivated (Adjective) means: Eductated.
It’s antonym should be : Crude.
37. (d) The meaning of word Impertinent (Adjective) is : Ill mannered, disrespectful.
It’s antonym should be : courteous.
38. (b) The meaning of word Divulge (verb) is : Reveal, make known.
Its antonym should be : Dissemble, e.g., disguise or conceal
39. (a) The meaning of word Appreciation (Noun) is : Thankfullness.
It’s antonym should be : Aspersions, e.g, to criticise harshly.
40. (c) The meaning of word Supple (Adjective) is : Flexible.
It’s Antonym should be : Rigid.
41. (c) The meaning of Resourcefulness (adj.) : ability to cope
with difficult situation.
The meaning of Incompetence (noun) : Lack of ability. “Incompetence” is opposite to given word.
42. (d) The meaning of Evolve (verb) : adj. develop, progress.
The meaning of stop (noun) : end, halt.
“Stop” is opposite to given word.
43. (c) The meaning of Antiquated (adj.) : obsolete, ancient.
The meaning of Modern (adj.) new, up to date. “Modern” is opposite to given word.
44. (a) The meaning of Pathetic (adj.) : Sad, affecting. The
meaning of comic (noun) : funny.
“Comic” is opposite to given word.
45. (d) Fastidious refers to give too much attention to small details and wanting everything to be correct. Discourteous is rude and not considering other people’s feelings.
46. (b) Knack means a clever way of doing something.
47. (d) Pernicious means highly injurious or destructive.
48. (d) Opulence means wealthy.
49. (c) Ambiguous means – not expressed or understood clearly. Therefore the correct antonym is option (c), e.g., clear.
50. (b) Accolade means, an expression of praise, therefore the correct antonym is blame.
51. (a) Wary means, showing caution about possible dangers or problems Rash is the correct antonym that means, careless, impulsive.
52. (d) The word Cordial (Adjective) means : pleasant and friendly.
The word Hostile (Adjective) means : very unfriendly or aggressive.
53. (b) The word Instinctive (Adjective) means : natural : based on instinct not thought or training.
The word Rational (Adjective) means : reasonable.
54. (c) The word Venial (Adjective) : means pardonable; minor; not very serious and hence to be forgiven.
55. (d) The word Dwindle (Verb) means : to become
gradually less or smaller; decrease; diminish. Option (d) ‘increase’ is the correct antonym.
56. (a) The word Dormant (Adjective) means inactive.
Therefore option (a) active is the right antonym.
57. (a) The word Tranquility (Noun) means : peace, serenity.
Disturbance = a situation in which people behave violently in a public place.
58. (c) Fabricate means construct something artificial or untrue while demolish means destroy completely which is just opposite to fabricate.
59. (c) Gregarious denotes tending to associate with others of the same species and unsociable is the opposite.
60. (d) Pragmatic means concerned with practical matters while ‘idealistic’ means that very good things can be achieved, often when this does not seem likely to others..
61. (a) Lunacy refers to stupid behaviour while ‘sanity’ is the state of having a healthy mind
62. (a) Obtuse means stupid or slow to understand
63. (d) In adverent refers to – not intentional; deliberately is intentional.
64. (c) The word Debacle (Noun) means : a situation that is a complete failure and causes embarrassment.
65. (a) The word Abusive (Adjective) means: Using rude and offensive words.
The word Laudatory (Adjective) means : expressing praise or admiration.
66. (b) The word Amorphous (Adjective) means : shapeless; irregular, having no definite shape.
67. (c) The word Unitary (Adjective) means : single :forming one unit.
Multiple = many in number
68. (a) The word Adulteration (Noun) means : making impure by mixing; contamination.
The word Purification (Noun) means : making something pure by removing substances that are dirty, harmful.
69. (b) The opposite of’insipid’ is ‘colourful’. The word ‘insipid’ means dull, boring or colourless.
70. (b) The opposite of’relinquish’is’continue’. Relinquish means to ‘give up’.
71. (b) Indolent means lazy; legend refers to use a lot of effort.
72. (b) Disorganised means muddled, jumbled, confused and coherent means clear.
73. (b) Humane means gentle, benevolent, civilised; brutal is cruel and violent.
74. (c) Predilection refers to-like a lot and. Aversion is the correct antonym.
75. (b) The opposite of’pompous’is’humble’.
76. (c) The opposite of’serene’is’ruffled’.
77. (b) Safe means free from harm. Its opposite is insecure.
78. (c) Redundant means excessive. Its opposite is singular.
79. (b) Fair means impartial. Its opposite is unjust.
80. (b) Boisterous means noisy and mischievous. Its opposite is calm.
81. (a) Flimsy means insubstantial and easily damaged.
82. (c) Equilibrium means balance. Its opposite is imbalance.
83. (d) Immortal means death-defying or endless. Its opposite is temporary.
84. (b) Focus means the main or central point. Its opposite is disperse that means spread across.
85. (c) Veteran means experienced. Whereas, Novice means a person just learning something.
86. (d) Superfluous means unnecessary. Its opposite is necessary.
87. (b) Gloomy means sad and dark. Whereas it’s opposite is gay which means happy.
88. (b) Start means to begin. Whereas it’s opposite is break.
89. (c) Elation means extreme happiness. Whereas it’s opposite is depression.
90. (a) Tremulous means unsteady; hence, steady is the opposite.
91. (b) The opposite of fake is real.
92. (a) Disconsolate means sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled; hence, Joyous is the opposite.
93. (c) Vacillation means indecision in speech or action while steadfastness means fixed or unchanging.
94. (b) Placid means calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity while stormy means characterized by violent emotions or behaviour.
95. (a) Effeminacy means the traits in a human boy or man that are more often associated with feminine nature, behaviour, mannerisms, style or gender roles which are opposite to the manliness.
96. (d) Unscrupulous means having or showing no moral principles whereas conscientious means wishing to do one’s work or duty well. Therefore, Unscrupulous is the antonym of Conscientious.
97. (d) Tranquil means free from disturbance. Therefore, tranquil is the antonym of disturbed.
98. (c) Enlarge means to make something larger or more extensive whereas condense means to make something more dense or compact. Therefore, enlarge is the antonym of condense.
99. (a) Obsequious means obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree whereas domineering means trying to control the behaviour of others.
100. (c) Vacillate means to be indecisive whereas decide means come or bring to a resolution. Therefore, Vacillate is the antonym of decide.
101. (b) ‘Bizarre’ means something very strange or unusual.
Whereas ‘Ordinary’ refers to things with distinctive features. Therefore, Ordinary is the antonym of‘Bizarre’.
102. (b) ‘Guilty’ means responsible for a specified wrong doing. Whereas, ‘innocent’ means not guilty of a – crime or offence. Therefore, ‘innocent’ is the antonym of ‘Guilty’.
103. (c) ‘Accusation’ means a charge or claim that someone has done something wrong. Whereas, ‘Exculpation’ means to clear of guilt or blame. Therefore, ‘Exculpation’ is the antonym of‘Accusation’.
104. (d) ‘Appoint’ means to assign a job or role to some one.
Whereas, ‘Dismiss’ means to end the employment or service of someone or something. Therefore, ‘Dismiss’ is the antonym of ‘Appoint’.
105. (a) Illicit means something which is forbidden by law.
Whereas legal means relating to the law. Therefore legal is the antonym of a Illicit.
106. (a) ‘Demand’ means a strong need for something. Where as ‘ Supply’ means to make something needed available to someone. Therefore ‘supply’ is the correct antonym of‘demand’.
107. (b) ‘Descent’ means an act of moving downwards.
Whereas ‘ascent’ means the act of climbing or moving upwards. Therefore, ‘ascent’ is the antonym of ‘descent’.
108. (c) ‘Notorious’ means someone known for some bad quality. ‘Honourable’ means someone honest and fair, or deserving praise and respect. Therefore, ‘Honourable’ is the antonym of‘notorious’.
109. (c) Captivity refers to imprisoned as option (c) is right antonym.
110. (b) Contemplative means thoughtful and reflective etc.
111. (b) Inclement means bitter, nasty and harsh etc. whereas, mild means not severe harsh.
112. (a) Ostracize means boycott, exile etc, whereas, patronize means condescend.
113. (c) ‘Unapproachable’ means inaccessible.
114. (c) ‘Abstain’ means to hold back from doing or refrain on the otherhand, ‘indulge’ means to allow.
115. (d) ‘Misanthropist’ means a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society, where as ‘philanthropist’ is the one who helps others and promote others, especially by donation of money.
116. (c) Fortify means to support, whereas undermine is erode or do not support.
117. (d) The opposite of formal is informal.
118. (c) ‘Thorough’ means detailed whereas cursory means in a casual or hasty manner.
119. (d) ‘Nasty’ means awful and unpleasant.
120. (d) Exaggerate means to overstate or emphasize so, understate which means minimize or undervalue is the correct antonym.
121. (b) Abrupt means rude or rough in manner.
122. (b) The opposite of inflammable is non-flammable.
123. (d) Hasty means without much thought whereas, cautious means careful, watchful.
124. (c) The opposite of attachment is detachment.
125. (a) Uniform means consistent which is the opposite of variable.
126. (b) Obscure means easily understandable whereas obvious means understandable.
127. (d) ‘Irk’ means to irritate some one, hence, its opposite will be to please.
128. (c) Grotesque means distorted and unnatural in shape or size, hence, its antonym will be ‘plain’.
129. (c) ‘Gregarious means’ sociable, while ‘introvert’ means solitary.
130. (c) ‘Tremulous’ means shaking or quivering slightly while ‘stable’ means firmly fixed.
131. (b) Meretricious means superficial, hence, natural will be its antonyms.
132. (a) Nebulous means indefinite, hence, its opposite will be definite.
133. (d) ‘Ensconce’ means to conceal, hence unveil is the correct opposite word.
134. (c) ‘Lugubrious’ means looking sad and dismal, while optimistic means cheerful and positive hence, it is the correct antonym.
135. (d) ‘Amenable’ means ‘easy to control’ or some one who can be easily influenced.
Options (a), (b) and (c) are synonyms of the word, hence are incorrect.
Option (d) means opposite of the word ‘amenable’, hence, it is the right answer.
136. (c) ‘To muster’ means to gather or aggregate things whereas ‘to estrange’ means to isolate or alienate.
137. (d) Bucolic means relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life while fierce means having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness.
138. (a) Compendium means a collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject while expansion means the action of becoming larger or more extensive.
139. (a) Chastise means to criticize someone severely while praise means express warm approval or admiration of.
140. (b) Daunt means to make someone feel slightly frightened or worried about their ability to achieve while encourage means to give support.
141. (c) Oblivious means not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one while conscious means aware of and responding to one’s surroundings.
142. (a) Confine means keep or restrict someone or something within certain limits. Thus, its opposite is permit, which means officially allow (someone) to do something.
143. (b) Defeat means to win against someone in a fight, war, or competition. The opposite is attainment which means to accomplish something.
144. (b) Fervent means having or displaying a passionate intensity. Cold is its opposite meaning lacking affection or warmth of feeling; unemotional.
145. (c) Imitation means a thing intended to simulate or copy something else. Its opposite is genuine.
146. (b) Immense means extremely large or great. Its opposite is tiny. ”
147. (d) Scatter means to disperse hence, collect is its antonym.
148. (d) Peak means the point of highest activity, quality, or achievement. Its opposite is bottom.
149. (a) Despair means the complete loss or absence of hope.
Its opposite is hope.
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