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Antonyms solved Practice Set 12


1. Flexible
A) Rigid      B) Cruel
C) Humble      D) Easy

2. Adamant
A) Yielding      B) Permissive
C) Liberal      D) Tolerant

3. Apposite
A) Intemperate      B) Inappropriate
C) Indecent      D) Incriminatory

4. Vituperative
A) Joyous     B) Laudatory
C) Critical      D) Virtuous

5. Exonerate
A) Admit      B) Release
C) Convict      D) Reject

6. Affluence
A) Not being fluent      B) Poverty
C) Difficult      D) Unhealthy

7. Unjust
A) Serious      B) Self-centred
C) Fair-minded      D) Considerable

8. Conceited
A) Proud      B) Honest
C) Modest      D) Modern

9. Appalling
A) Shocking      B) Consoling
C) Scaring      D) Horrifying

10. Esteem
A) Power      B) Guess
C) Contempt      D) Estimate

11. Initial
A) Terminal      B) Commencing
C) Delayed      D) Disastrous

12. Ostracise
A) Amuse      B) Welcome
C) Entertain      D) Host

13. Significant
A) Substantial      B) Miniscule
C) Incoherent      D) Unimportant

14. Despair
A) Sneer      B) Compliment
C) Irony      D) Hope

15. Validate
A) Disprove      B) Authenticate
C) Ingenuine      D) Legalise


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

Solution with explanation

2. Option ‘A’ (Yielding). YIELDING = Soft substances or qualities that are yielding can bend

4. Option ‘B’ (Laudatory). LAUDATORY = expressing praise

5. Option ‘C’ (Convict). EXONERATE = to show or state that someone or something is not guilty of something; e.g.

The report exonerated the crew from all responsibility for the collision.

8. Option ‘C’ (Modest). CONCEITED = too proud of yourself and your actions and abilities; e.g.

Without wishing to sound conceited, I am the best salesperson in the company.

10. Option ‘C’ (Contempt). CONTEMPT = a strong feeling of disliking and having no respect for someone or something; e.g.

At school she had complete contempt for all her teachers.

15. Option ‘A’ (Disprove). DISPROVE = prove that something is false

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