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Part 209 – ANTONYMS Vocabulary Previous Year Questions

(a) rationalist (b) theologist
(c) believer (d) ritualist
Ans: (c) believer (Noun): a person who believes in the existence or truth or God and religious faith atheist (Noun): a person who believes that God does not exist rationalist (Noun): a person who believes that all behaviour, opinions, etc. should be based on reason rather than on emotions or religious beliefs theologist (Noun): a person who studies religion and beliefs ritualist (Noun): a person who follows all the rituals and religious ceremonies

(a) weak (b) fragile
(c) slight (d) tiny
Ans: (d) tiny (Adjective): very small in size or amount gigantic (Adjective): extremely large ; enormous ; huge weak (Adjective): not physically strong fragile (Adjective): easily broken or damaged ; weak and uncertain slight (Adjective): very small in degree

(a) liberal (b) intelligent
(c) lawful (d) clear
Ans: (c) lawful (Adjective): allowed by law illicit (Adjective): not allowed by law ; illegal liberal (Adjective): generous ; willing to understand and respect other people‘s behaviour, opinions, etc. intelligent (Adjective): good at learning, understanding and thinking in a logical way about things clear (Adjective): obvious ; evident ; apparent ; plain

(a) sensitive (b) soft
(c) kind (d) generous
Ans: (a) sensitive (Adjective): aware of and being able to understand other people and their feelings callous (Adjective): not caring about other people’s feelings or sufferings ; cruel soft (Adjective): not stiff or hard ; not loud ; kind and sympathetic kind (Adjective): gentle, friendly and generous generous (Adjective): giving or willing to give freely

(a) simple (b) reticent
(c) plain (d) nervous
Ans: (c) plain (Adjective): easy to see or understand ; clear enigmatic (Adjective): mysterious and difficult to understand simple (Adjective): not complicated ; easy reticent (Adjective): unwilling to tell people about things ; reserved ; uncommunicative nervous (Adjective): anxious about something or being afraid of something

(a) short (b) limited
(c) petty (d) meagre
Ans: (d) meagre (Adjective): small in quantity and poor in quality ; paltry abundant (Adjective): existing in large quantities ; more than enough ; plentiful short (Adjective): not having enough of something; small in height, length or distance limited (Adjective): not very great in amount or extent petty (Adjective): small and unimportant ; minor

(a) reward (b) praise
(c) flatter (d) relieve
Ans: (d) relieve (Verb): to remove or reduce an unpleasant feeling or pain; alleviate harass (Verb): to worry or annoy somebody by putting pressure on him or saying or doing unpleasant things to him reward (Noun): a thing that is given for doing something good, working hard etc. praise (Verb): show approval of or admiration for somebody/ something flatter (Verb): to say nice things about somebody in a way that is not sincere, because you want him to do something for you or you want to please him

(a) insolent (b) indignant
(c) repulsive (d) handicapped
Ans: (c) repulsive (Adjective): causing a feeling of strong dislike ; very unpleasant ; disgusting charming (Adjective): very pleasant or attractive insolent (Adjective): extremely rude and showing a lack of respect indignant (Adjective): feeling or showing anger and surprise because you think that you have been treated unfairly handicapped (Adjective): suffering from a mental or physical disability ; disabled

(a) attractive (b) beneficial
(c) gracious (d) amicable
Ans: (c) gracious (Adjective): kind, polite and generous; merciful gruesome (Adjective): very unpleasant and filling you with horror because it is connected with death or injury attractive (Adjective): pleasant to took at ; appealing beneficial (Adjective): favourable; advantageous amicable (Adjective): done or achieved in a polite or friendly way and without arguing

(a) appease (b) flatter
(c) admire (d) appreciate
(c)admire (Verb): to respect somebody for what he is or for what he has done despise (Verb): to dislike and have no respect appease (Verb): to make somebody calmer or less angry by giving him what he wants flatter (Verb): to say nice things about somebody, that is not sincere appreciate (Verb): to recognize the good qualities

(a) heavy (b) convenient
(c) smooth (d) automatic
Ans: (b) convenient (Adjective): useful; easy or quick to do ; not causing problems cumbersome (Adjective): bulky; large and heavy ; difficult to carry ; showy and complicated; long or complicated heavy (Adjective): weighing a lot ; difficult to lift or move smooth (Adjective): not rough automatic (Adjective): done or happening without thinking

(a) talkative (b) taciturn
(c) diffident (d) bashful
Ans: (b) taciturn (Adjective): tending not to say very much; seeming unfriendly loquacious (Adjective): talking a lot talkative (Adjective): liking to talk a lot diffident (Adjective): not having much confidence in yourself ; shy bashful (Adjective): shy and easily embarrassed

(a) dull (b) foolish
(c) garbled (d) confused
Ans: (d) confused (Adjective): unable to think clearly or to understand intelligible (Adjective): that can be easily understood ; understandable dull (Adjective): not interesting or exciting ; not bright or shiny foolish (Adjective): unwise ; wily ; silly garbled (Adjective): told in a way that confuses the person listening, usually by somebody who is shocked or in a hurry ; confused

(a) philistine (b) moralist
(c) spendthrift (d) miser
Ans: (d) miser (Noun): a person who loves money and hates spending it philanthropist (Noun): a rich person who helps the poor and those in need, by giving money philistine (Noun): a person who does not like or understand art, literature, music, etc. moralist (Noun): a person who has strong ideas about moral principles/teachers and writes about them spendthrift (Noun): a person who spends two much money or who wastes money

(a) fearful (b) worried
(c) calm (d) concerned
(c) calm (Adjective): not excited, nervous or upset anxious (Adjective): feeling worried or nervous ; wanting something very much fearful (Adjective): nervous and afraid ; terrible and frightening ; extremely bad worried (Adjective): thinking about unpleasant things that have happened or might happen and therefore feeling unhappy and afraid concerned (Adjective): worried and feeling concern about something ; interested in something

(a) poverty (b) wretchedness
(c) scarcity (d) famine
Ans: (c) scarcity (Noun): shortage ; there is not enough of something and it is difficult to obtain it abundance (Noun): a large quantity that is more than enough poverty (Noun): the state of being poor wretchedness (Noun): the state of feeling ill/sick/unhappy/ awful/pitiful famine (Noun): lack of food during a long period of time in a region

(a) return (b) rehabilitate
(c) transfer (d) settle
Ans: (a) return (Verb): to come or go back from one place to another ; reappear migrate (Verb): to move from one part of the world to another according to the season rehabilitate (Noun): to help somebody to have a normal, useful life again after he has been very ill/sick or in a prison for a long time transfer (Verb): to move from one place to another settle (Verb): to put an end to an agreement; to make a place your permanent home

(a) acquitted (b) pardoned
(c) exempted (d) liberated
Ans: (a) acquitted (Verb): to decide and state officially in court that somebody is not guilty of a crime convicted (Verb): to decide and state officially in court that somebody is guilty of a crime pardoned (Adjective): excused; forgave exempted (Verb): to give or get somebody’s official permission not to do something or not to pay something he would normally have to do or pay liberated (Verb): to free a country or a person from the control of somebody else

(a) detail (b) enlarge
(c) promote (d) exaggerate
Ans: (b) enlarge (Verb): to make something bigger ; to become bigger curtail (Verb): to limit something or make it last for a shorter time detail (Verb): to give a list of facts or the available information about something promote (Verb): encourage ; to make to a higher rank/position exaggerate (Verb): to make something seem larger, better, worse or more important than it really is

(a) cloudy (b) juicy
(c) marshy (d) wet
(d) wet (Adjective): moist ; damp ; drenched arid (Adjective): having little or no rain ; very dry ; with nothing new or interesting cloudy (Adjective): covered with clouds juicy (Adjective): full of juice marshy (Adjective): full of marsh

(a) arrogant (b) humble
(c) ashamed (d) ignorant
Ans: (b) humble (Adjective): modest ; showing that you are not or important as other people insolent (Adjective): extremely rude and showing a lack of respect arrogant (Adjective): behaving in a proud, unpleasant way; showing little thought for other people ashamed (Adjective): feeling shame or embarrassment ignorant (Adjective): lacking knowledge or information

(a) final (b) thorough
(c) impulsive (d) customary
Ans: (b) thorough (Adjective): done completely ; with great attention to detail ; complete cursory (Adjective): done quickly and without giving enough attention to details ; brief final (Adjective): being or happening at the end of a series of events, actions, statements, etc impulsive (Adjective): acting suddenly without thinking carefully about what might happen because of what you are doing ; rash customary (Adjective): usual ; typical of a particular person ; habitual

(a) enthusiastic
(b) intelligent
(c) classical
(d) irresponsible
Ans: (a) enthusiastic (Adjective): feeling or showing a lot of excitement and interest about somebody/something lackadaisical (Adjective): not showing enough care or enthusiasm intelligent (Adjective): good at learning, understanding and thinking in a logical way classical (Adjective): widely accepted and used for a long time ; simple and attractive irresponsible (Adjective): not thinking enough about the effects of what one does; not showing a feeling of responsibility

(a) inferior (b) deficit
(c) ridiculous (d) crooked
Ans: (a) inferior (Adjective): not good or not so good as somebody/ something else sublime (Adjective): of very high quality and causing great admiration deficit (Noun): the amount by which money spent or owed is greater than money earned in a particular period of time ridiculous (Adjective): very silly or unreasonable ; absurd ; ludicrous crooked (Adjective): not in a straight line ; bent or twisted

(a) definite (b) careless
(c) clear (d) obscure
(d) obscure (Adjective): not well–known ; unknown evident (Adjective): easily seen; obvious ; clear definite (Adjective): sure ; certain ; unlikely to change ; clear careless (Adjective): not being careful clear (Adjective): easy to understand and not causing any confusion

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