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English Questions: Antonyms and Synonyms Set – 17

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In each of the following questions four words are given, of which two words are most nearly the same or opposite meaning. Find out the two words which are the most nearly the same or the opposite meaning.

  1. A. ineffable
    B. sacrosanct
    C. voluble
    D. inviolable
    1. A-C
    2. B-C
    3. B-D
    4. A-B
    5. C-D
    Answer: 3. B-D
    Explanation:
    B-D are synonyms
    sacrosanct/inviolable – something which is regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with.

  2. A. qualms
    B. restive
    C. calumny
    D. misgiving
    1. B-C
    2. A-D
    3. B-D
    4. A-C
    5. C-D
    Answer: 2. A-D
    Explanation:
    A-D are synonyms
    Qualms/misgiving – an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one’s own conduct

  3. A. amicable
    B. malignant
    C. benign
    D. incredible
    1. A-D
    2. B-C
    3. A-C
    4. B-D
    5. C-D
    Answer: 2. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are antonyms
    Malignant – evil in nature or effect; malevolent
    Benign – gentle and kind. warm-hearted

  4. A. attribute
    B. confuse
    C. bolster
    D. strengthen
    1. B-C
    2. A-D
    3. A-B
    4. B-D
    5. C-D
    Answer: 5. C-D
    Explanation:
    C-D are synonyms
    Bolster – provide support or strength

  5. A. meticulous
    B. rancid
    C. slapdash
    D. tedious
    1. A-C
    2. B-D
    3. A-B
    4. C-D
    5. B-C
    Answer: 1. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are antonyms
    Meticulous – showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
    Slapdash – done too hurriedly and carelessly, disorganised, unsystematic

  6. A. pernicious
    B. extraneous
    C. pertinent
    D. appropriate
    1. A-B
    2. B-D
    3. A-C
    4. C-D
    5. B-C
    Answer: 4. C-D
    Explanation:
    C-D are synonyms
    Pertinent – relevant or applicable to a particular matter; appropriate.

  7. A. prudence
    B. courage
    C. fortitude
    D. brevity
    1. A-B
    2. B-C
    3. C-D
    4. B-D
    5. A-C
    Answer: 2. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are synonyms
    Fortitude – courage,bravery

  8. A. parsimonious
    B. fastidious
    C. generous
    D. evasive
    1. B-C
    2. A-D
    3. A-B
    4. C-D
    5. A-C
    Answer: 5. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are antonyms
    Parsimonious – very unwilling to spend money or use resources.
    Generous – showing a readiness to give more of something, especially money, than is strictly necessary or expected.

  9. A. galvanise
    B. corroborate
    C. substantiate
    D. rusing
    1. B-C
    2. A-D
    3. C-D
    4. B-D
    5. A-B
    Answer: 1. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are synonyms
    corroborate/substantiate – confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).

  10. A. illicit
    B. tardy
    C. legal
    D. explicit
    1. C-D
    2. A-B
    3. C-D
    4. A-C
    5. A-D
    Answer:4. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are antonyms
    Illicit – forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
    Legal – permitted by law.