Synonyms and Antonyms

Find the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.
Precious

A) cheap
B) inexpensive
C) expensive
D) rough

Correct Answer :expensive
Explanation :

precious
having great value.
greatly loved or treasured by someone.

Find the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.
Bliss

A) sorrow
B) curse
C) suffering
D) happiness

Correct Answer :happiness
Explanation :

bliss
perfect happiness.

Find the word which is opposite to the highlighted word from the given options.
Belief

A)
Faith

B)
Credit

C)
Doubt

D)
Custom


Correct Answer :

Doubt


Explanation :

belief
n. an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof. Ø a firmly held opinion or conviction. Ø a religious conviction

doubt
n. a feeling of uncertainty or lack of conviction.
v.1 feel uncertain about. Ø question the truth or fact of. Ø disbelieve (someone).

Find the word which is opposite to the highlighted word from the given options.
Blessing

A)
Benediction

B)
Praise

C)
Boon

D)
Curse


Correct Answer :

Curse


Explanation :

Blessing
n. God's favour and protection.

Curse
n. a solemn appeal to a supernatural power to inflict harm on someone or something. Ø a cause of harm or misery.

Find the word which is opposite to the highlighted word from the given options.
Bold

A)
Adventurous

B)
Timid

C)
Brave

D)
Daring


Correct Answer :

Timid


Explanation :

bold
· adj. confident and daring or courageous. Ø dated audacious; impudent.

timid
· adj. (timider, timidest) lacking in courage or confidence.

Find the word which is opposite to the highlighted word from the given options.
Broad

A)
Shallow

B)
Narrow

C)
Wide

D)
Thick


Correct Answer :

Narrow


Explanation :

broad
· adj. having a distance larger than usual from side to side; wide. Ø of a specified distance wide.

narrow
· adj. (narrower, narrowest) of small width in comparison to length.

Find the word which is opposite to the highlighted word from the given options.
Care

A)
Effort

B)
Neglect

C)
Need

D)
Carefulness


Correct Answer :

Neglect


Explanation :

Care
v. feel concern or interest. Ø feel affection or liking

neglect
· v. fail to give proper care or attention to. Ø fail to do something.

Find the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.
Scandal

A)
Praise

B)
Disgrace

C)
Admiration

D)

Flattery



Correct Answer :

Disgrace


Explanation :

scandal
· n. an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.

disgrace
· n. loss of reputation as the result of a dishonourable action

Find the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.
Stain

A)
Pure

B)
Blemish

C)
Innocent

D)

Virtuous



Correct Answer :

Blemish


Explanation :

stain
· v. mark or discolour with something that is not easily removed.

blemish
· n. a small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something.

Find the word which is most similar in meaning to the given word.
Stern

A)
Mild

B)
Harsh

C)
Gentle

D)

Lenient



Correct Answer :

Harsh


Explanation :

stern
· adj. grimly serious or strict, especially in the exercise of discipline.

harsh
· adj. unpleasantly rough or jarring to the senses.

Find the antonym of the underlined word.
Although Ramesh is experienced, he is proficient in accounts.

A)
Adroit

B)
Competent

C)
Clumsy

D)
Ingenious


Correct Answer :

Quit


Explanation :

proficient
adj. competent; skilled.
clumsy
adj. (clumsier, clumsiest) awkward in movement or performance.

Choose the appropriate synonym of the underlined word:
Do you know about the traditional attire of Japan?

A)
New

B)
Conventional

C)
Logical

D)
Beautiful


Correct Answer :

Conventional

Choose the appropriate synonym of the underlined word:
Many politicians are candid?

A)
Vague

B)
Experienced

C)
Outspoken

D)
Anxious


Correct Answer :

Outspoken


Explanation :

candid
· adj. truthful and straightforward; frank.

outspoken
· adj. frank in stating one’s opinions

Choose the appropriate synonym of the underlined word:
The gist contains the main parts of the report?

A)
Explanation

B)
Style

C)
Title

D)
Summary


Correct Answer :

Summary


Explanation :

gist
· n. the substance or essence of a speech or text

summary
· n. a brief statement of the main points of something.

Choose the appropriate antonym of the underlined word:
I have postponed my journey.

A)
Prompted

B)
Delayed

C)
Overdue

D)
Cancelled


Correct Answer :

Prompted


Explanation :

postpone
· v. arrange for (something) to take place at a time later than that first scheduled.

prompt
· v. cause or bring about. Ø (prompt someone to/to do something) cause someone to take a course of action.

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