antonyms Practice Questions Answers Test with Solutions & More Shortcuts

Direction:

In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite (or) ANTONYMS in meaning to the given word as your answer.

Question : 11 [SSC CPO 2010]

GLOOMY

a) radiant

b) fragrant

c) melodious

d) illusory

Answer: (a)

radiant (Adjective) : showing great happiness, love or health; giving a warm bright light

gloomy (Adjective) : nearly dark or badly lit in a way that makes you feel sad; depressing; sad and without hope

fragrant (Adjective) : having a pleasant smell

melodious (Adjective) : pleasant to listen to (music)

illusory (Adjective) : not real, although seeming to be

Question : 12

EXONERATE

a) admit

b) release

c) convict

d) reject

Answer: (c)

convict (Verb) : to decide and state officially in court that somebody is guilty of a crime

exonerate (Verb) : to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that he has been blamed for; acquit

admit (Verb) : to accept truth; to confess; to allow

release (Verb) : to set somebody/ something free; to let go; to let loose

reject (Verb) : to refuse to accept; to decide not to use, sell, publish etc.

Question : 13 [SSC MTS 2011]

RETAIN

a) remember

b) release  

c) unfurl

d) engage

Answer: (b) 

release (Verb) : to let out ; to stop holding

retain (Verb) : to keep ; to preserve ; to continue to have/ hold/contain

remember (Verb) : to recollect

unfurl (Verb) : to open something that is curled/rolled tightly

engage (Verb) : to carry out/ participate in an activity ; be involved in

Question : 14 [SSC (10+2) 2011]

BLEAK

a) dull

b) dark

c) bright

d) exposure

Answer: (c)

bright (Adjective) : not dull bleak (Adjective) : not encouraging or giving any reason to have hope; cold and unpleasant; exposed, empty or with no pleasant features; pale; cheerless; gloomy

dull (Adjective) : not bright

dark (Adjective) : without light

exposure (Noun) : the state of being in a place or situation where there is no protection from something harmful or unpleasant

Question : 15

PROMINENT

a) unknown

b) eminent

c) renowned

d) important

Answer: (a)

unknown (Adjective) : not known

prominent (Adjective) : noticeable; distinguished; important or well–known

eminent (Adjective) : well– known; famous

renowned (Adjective) : well– known; famous

important (Adjective) : of great value

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