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Antonyms solved Practice Set 14


1. Politicians today are robbing the nation of its wealth.
A) helping       B) protecting
C) enriching      D) strengthening

2. Gandhiji always advocated the use of indigenous goods.
A) foreign      B) cheap
C) silly      D) native

3. Always be impartial to your dealings.
A) discourteous      B) impudent
C) unfair      D) disrespectful

4. I think this would be a quixotic project for me.
A) fantastic      B) wasteful
C) profitable      D) practical

5. Ours is undoubtedly a morbid society.
A) healthy      B) virtuous
C) liberal      D) progressive

6. Pankaj is suffering from benign tumour.
A) contagious      B) spreading
C) infectious      D) malignant

7. Mrs Gupta is a humble lady.
A) whimsical      B) unassuming
C) vain      D) youthful

8. The mammoth structure overlooked the building.
A) tiny      B) affluent
C) huge     D) narrow

9. The children are playing in the nearby park.
A) different     B) close
C) distant      D) separate

10. Mr Tanuj Sharma is a noted personality in the town.
A) condemned      B) obscure
C) notorious       D) ostracized

11. Under the circumstances, such pejorative comments should have been avoided.
A) sporting      B) soothing
C) appreciative      D) critical

12. Our knowledge of the past is still largely a matter of informed conjecture.
A) guess      B) position
C) form       D) certainty

13. I was shocked to hear the scurrilous talks of the members of the board.
A) decent      B) accurate
C) relevant      D) useful

14. He does every job with great zeal and vigour.
A) indifference      B) passion
C) constraint      D) difficulty

15. All these measures will augment employment opportunities.
A) diminish      B) constrain
C) restrain     D) circumscribe


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

Solution with explanation

2. Option ‘A’ (foreign). INDIGENOUS = naturally existing in a place or country rather than arriving from another place; e.g.

Are there any species of frog indigenous to the area?

4. Option ‘D’ (practical). QUIXOTIC = having or showing ideas that are different and unusual but not practical or likely to succeed

5. Option ‘A’ (healthy). MORBID = characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.

6. Option ‘D’ (malignant). BENIGN = A benign tumour is not likely to cause death. MALIGNANT = A malignant disease or growth is likely to get worse and lead to death; e.g.

Is the tumour malignant or benign?

7. Option ‘C’ (vain). VAIN = too interested in your own appearance or achievements

12. Option ‘D’ (certainty). CONJECTURE = a guess about something based on how it seems and not on proof

14. Option ‘A’ (indifference). ZEAL = great enthusiasm or eagerness. INDIFFERENCE = lack of  interest in someone or something; e.g.

Many native speakers of a language show indifference to grammatical points.

15. Option ‘A’ (diminish). AUGMENT = to increase the size or value of something by adding something to it; e.g.

He would have to find work to augment his income.

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