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English Questions: Antonyms and Synonyms Set – 18

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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. lampoon
    B. libel
    C. calumny
    D. lament
    1. A-B
    2. B-C
    3. A-D
    4. A-C
    5. C-D
    Answer: 2. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are synonyms
    libel/calumny – the making of false and defamatory statements about someone in order to damage their reputation; slander.

  2. A. balk
    B. unflinching
    C. yawn
    D. eschew
    1. B-D
    2. A-C
    3. A-B
    4. A-D
    5. B-C
    Answer: 4. A-D
    Explanation:
    A-D are synonyms
    balk/eschew – to avoid,shun,shy away from, to overlook/miss intentionally

  3. A. opulent
    B. frugal
    C. profligate
    D. provident
    1. B-C
    2. A-B
    3. B-D
    4. C-D
    5. A-D
    Answer:1. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are antonyms
    Frugal – economical, avoiding unnecessary expenditure
    Profligate – inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly

  4. A. infrangible
    B. desperate
    C. indestructible
    D. viable
    1. B-D
    2. A-B
    3. C-D
    4. A-C
    5. B-C
    Answer: 4. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are synonyms
    Infrangible – unbreakable,indestructible, very difficult to break

  5. A. provident
    B. palpable
    C. inherent
    D. obscure
    1. B-C
    2. A-C
    3. B-D
    4. A-B
    5. C-D
    Answer: 3. B-D
    Explanation:
    B-D are antonyms
    Palpable – visible,noticeable,perceptible,apparent
    Obscure – unclear,doubtful,hidden,not well-known

  6. A. swindle
    B. pester
    C. cheat
    D. wane
    1. A-D
    2. B-C
    3. A-B
    4. B-D
    5. A-C
    Answer: 5. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are synonyms
    Swindle – use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions., deceive,cheat

  7. A. dawdle
    B. aggrandize
    C. belittle
    D. cascade
    1. A-C
    2. B-C
    3. C-D
    4. A-D
    5. A-B
    Answer: 2. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are antonyms
    Aggrandize – increase the power, status, or wealth of.

  8. A. unpalatable
    B. palatial
    C. disagreeable
    D. humongous
    1. A-C
    2. B-C
    3. A-D
    4. C-D
    5. A-B
    Answer: 1. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are synonyms
    Unpalatable – difficult to put up with or accept or agree to

  9. A. neutral
    B. penchant
    C. proclivity
    D. affiliation
    1. C-D
    2. A-B
    3. B-D
    4. B-C
    5. A-C
    Answer: 4. B-C
    Explanation:
    B-C are synonyms
    Penchant – a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.

  10. A. substitutable
    B. omnipresent
    C. fungible
    D. vulnerable
    1. B-C
    2. A-D
    3. C-D
    4. B-C
    5. A-C
    Answer: 5. A-C
    Explanation:
    A-C are synonyms
    Fungible – able to be substituted for something of equal value or utility