ANTONYMS (Solved PRACTICE SET-3)
ANTONYMS — PRACTICE SET-3 — SOLVED
QUESTIONS: 25 MAXIMUM TIME: 5 minutes
- He abandoned his family.
A) supported B) encouraged
C) pleased D) saved
- History abounds in instances of courage.
A) shines B) lacks
C) suffices D) fails
- Adversity teaches man to be humble and self-reliant.
A) Sincerity B) Animosity
C) Curiosity D) Prosperity
- Like poverty, affluence can sometimes create its own problems.
A) indigence B) opulence
C) sorrow D) exuberance
- The habit of squandering money should not be encouraged.
A) discarding B) hoarding
C) donating D) stealing
- He handled the machine with deft fingers.
A) delicate B) sturdy
C) quick D) clumsy
- I was deeply affected by his urbane behaviour.
A) rural B) rude
C) irrational D) indifferent
- His timidity proved costly.
A) arrogance B) boldness
C) skillfulness D) cunning
- Arrangements were made to handle the mammoth gathering tactfully.
A) significant B) small
C) unruly D) noisy
- He was engrossed in his work when I walked in.
A) occupied B) inattentive
C) engaged D) absent
- These are the main points of the preceding paragraph.
A) following B) previous
C) first D) last
- He made a shrewd guess.
A) clever B) wild
C) incorrect D) discriminating
- He is suffering from a severe cough.
A) violent B) mild
C) bad D) continuous
- Cumulatively, the effect of these drugs is quite bad.
A) Individually B) Obviously
C) Clearly D) Collectively
- He was conspicuous because of his colourful shirt.
A) charming B) ugly
C) small D) unnoticeable
- He hates these continual arguments with his friend.
A)repeated B) irrational
C) occasional D) regular
- He concealed his thoughts very cleverly.
A) emphasized B) expressed
C) affirmed D) revealed
- The proposal was denounced by one and all.
A) renounced B) recommended
C) announced D) commended
- She was skeptical about the safety of the new drug.
A) doubtful B) certain
C) hopeful D) sanguine
- The answers to the question were coherent.
A) relaxed B) loose
C) consistent D) disconnected
- It was no altruistic motive that prompted him to help her.
A) selfish B) inhuman
C) brutal D) wicked
- John is always shabbily dressed.
A) decently B) beautifully
C) extravagantly D) scantily
- He was found guilty.
A) innocent B) true
C) correct D) right
- It is necessary to develop thrifty habits to be able to lead a comfortable life.
A) expensive B) extravagant
C) economical D) good
- Many people suffer because of pride.
A) lowliness B) submission
C) humility D) obedience
|1. A||2. B||3. D||4. A||5. B||6. D||7. B||8. B||9. B||10. B|
|11. A||12. C||13. B||14. A||15. D||16. C||17. D||18. D||19. B||20. D|
|21. A||22. A||23. A||24. B||25. C|
Solution with explanation
6. Option ‘D’ (clumsy). CLUMSY = A clumsy person often has accidents because they do not behave in a careful, controlled way; e.g.
That’s the third glass you’ve smashed this week – you’re so clumsy!
7. Option ‘B’ (rude). URBANE = (especially of a man) confident, comfortable, and polite in social situations; e.g.
Raman was an urbane, kindly, and generous man.
17. Option ‘D’ (revealed). REVEAL = to make known; e.g.
He would not reveal where he had hidden her chocolate eggs.
18. Option ‘D’ (commended). COMMEND = to formally praise someone or something; e.g.
The judge commended her for her bravery.
24. Option ‘B’ (extravagant). EXTRAVAGANT = spending too much money, or using too much of something; e.g.
a) It was very extravagant of you to buy strawberries out of season.
b) He rarely used taxis, which he regarded as extravagant.
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