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Antonyms solved Practice Set 10


1. Profound
A) Superficial      B) Obscure
C) Intense      D) Hidden

2. Garrulous
A) Talkative      B) Frank
C) Enlightening      D) Taciturn

3. Frugality
A) Thrift      B) Generosity
C) Degradation      D) Providence

4. Accumulated
A) Squandered      B) Receded
C) Collected      D) Garnered

5. Diffident
A) Reserved      B) Happy
C) Confident      D) Strong

6. Fickle
A) Debilitating      B) Firm
C) Repulsive      D) Yielding

7. Generous
A) Stoic      B) Stingy
C) Poor     D) Specific

8. Barren
A) Oily      B) Polished
C) Sorrowful      D) Fertile

9. Antique
A) Common      B) Recent
C) Innovative      D) Youthful

10. Theoretical
A) Punctual      B) Uncritical
C) Emotional      D) Practical

11. Mitigate
A) Enlarge      B) Reduce
C) Increase      D) Multiply

12. Elegance
A) Vehemence      B) Fragrance
C) Graceless      D) Ostentatious

13. Concur
A) Disagree      B) Disappear
C) Disarrange      D) Discourage

14. Demolish
A) Shift      B) Build
C) Repeat      D) Hide

15. Thrifty
A) Clean      B) Loyal
C) Wasteful     D) Reverent


1. A 2. D 3. B 4. A 5. C 6. B 7. B 8. D 9. B 10. D
11. C 12. C 13. A 14. B 15. C

Solution with explanation

1. Option ‘A’ (Superficial). SUPERFICIAL = appearing to be real or important when this is not true or correct; e.g.

There are superficial similarities between the two cars, but really they’re very different in terms of performance.

2. Option ‘D’ (Taciturn). TACITURN = tending not to speak much; e.g.

He’s a reserved, taciturn  person.

3. Option ‘B’ (Generosity). GENEROSITY = the quality of being kind

4. Option ‘A’ (Squandered). SQUANDER = to waste money or supplies, or to waste opportunities by not using them to your advantage

5. Option ‘C’ (Confident). DIFFIDENT = shy and not confident of your abilities; e.g.

You shouldn’t be so diffident about your achievements – you’ve done really well!

6. Option ‘B’ (Firm). FICKLE = likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason; e.g.

She’s so fickle – she’s never been interested in the same man for more than a week!

7. Option ‘B’ (Stingy). STINGY = unwilling to spend money; e.g.

a) He’s really stingy and never buys anyone a drink when we go out.
b) The landlords are so stingy – they refused to pay for new carpets.

9. Option ‘B’ (Recent). ANTIQUE = something made in an earlier period that is collected and  considered to have value because it is beautiful, rare, old, or of high quality

15. Option ‘C’ (Wasteful). THRIFTY = using money and other resources carefully and not wastefully; e.g.

He had been brought up to be thrifty and careful.

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