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Antonyms solved Practice Set 15


1. He was the most eccentric and difficult patron.
A) sober      B) genial
C) normal      D) sociable

2. There are four chapters that are extraneous to the structure of the book.
A) important     B) needful
C) integral       D) delightful

3. The inhabitants of the island were barbarians.
A) bad      B) civilised
C) uncivilized      D) cruel

4. They invited him to sumptuous lunch.
A) cheap      B) meager
C) poor      D) nutritious

5. His writings have been much eulogized by Indian scholars.
A) condemned      B) disapproved
C) disparaged      D) flouted

6. The committee set about making provisional arrangements for the annual conference.
A) unconditional      B) lasting
C) permanent      D) abiding

7. Recession causes unemployment.
A) Computerization     B) Poverty
C) Education     D) Inflation

8. I think you should undertake this job; it would really be a profitable venture for you.
A) leave      B) conceal
C) refrain       D) retrieve

9. Political differences introduced a note of discord into their relationship.
A) concord      B) tranquility
C) familiarity      D) benevolence

10. The comely young girl proved to be a good receptionist.
A) gloomy      B) inexperienced
C) depressed      D) unattractive


1. C 2. C 3. B 4. B 5. A 6. C 7. D 8. A 9. A 10. D

Solution with explanation

1. Option ‘C’ (normal). ECCENTRIC = strange or unusual

2. Option ‘C’ (integral).

EXTRANEOUS = not directly connected with or related to something.

INTEGRAL = necessary and important as a part of a whole

4. Option ‘B’ (meager).

SUMPTUOUS = splendid and expensive-looking; e.g.

The banquet was a sumptuous, luxurious meal.

MEAGRE = lacking in quantity or quality; e.g.

They were forced to supplement their meagre earnings.

5. Option ‘A’ (condemned).

EULOGISED = to praise someone or something in a speech or piece of writing.

CONDEMNED = express complete disapproval of; e.g.

Most leaders roundly condemned the attack.

7. Option ‘D’ (inflation).

RECESSION = a period when the economy of a country is not successful  and conditions for business are bad; e.g.

A lot of companies have been adversely affected by the recession.

INFLATION =  a general, continuous increase in prices; e.g.

The control of inflation is a key component of the government’s economic policy.

9. Option ‘A’ (concord). CONCORD = agreement and peace between countries and people

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