Antonyms Questions For SSC CGL And SSC CPO Exam: 7th June

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Today, in this English quiz we are providing 15 Previous Years Questions With Detailed SolutionsTo make you learn English Grammar and vocabulary effectively is the motive behind the provided quiz. Attempt this quiz and prepare yourself flawlessly. We wish you good luck for the upcoming Exams.

Directions (1-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the given word and click the button corresponding to it.

(a) Modest
(b) Cavalier
(c) Miserly
(d) Imperious
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Sol. Overweening (adjective): showing excessive confidence or pride.
Modest (adjective): unassuming in the estimation of one’s abilities or achievements.
Cavalier (adjective): showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.
Miserly (adjective): pitiably small or inadequate.
Imperious (adjective): arrogant and domineering.
Hence, Overweening and Modest are antonyms to each other.

(a) Nugatory
(b) Footling
(c) Minor
(d) Worthwhile
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Sol. Paltry (adjective): petty; trivial.
Nugatory (adjective): of no value or importance.
Footling (adjective): trivial and irritating.
Worthwhile (adjective): of value or importance.
Hence Paltry and Worthwhile are antonyms to each other.

(a) Decry
(b) Exalt
(c) Reprobate
(d) Slur
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Sol. Vilipend (verb): to hold or treat as of little worth or account.
Decry (verb): publicly denounce.
Exalt (verb): think or speak very highly of.
Reprobate (verb): express of feel disapproval of.
Slur (verb): speak indistinctly so that the sounds run into one another.
Hence Vilipend and Exalt are antonyms to each other.

(a) Genuine
(b) Gaudy
(c) Flashy
(d) Brummagem
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Sol. Meretricious (adjective): apparently attractive but having no real value.
Genuine (adjective): truly what something is said to be; authentic.
Gaudy (adjective): extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless.
Flashy (adjective): ostentatiously attractive or impressive.
Brummagem (adjective): cheap, showy or counterfeit.
Hence Meretricious and Genuine are antonyms to each other.

(a) Chicane
(b) Refrain
(c) Fudge
(d) Wangle
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Sol. Finagle (verb): achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods.
Chicane (verb): trick, cheat
Refrain (verb): stop oneself from doing something.
Fudge (verb): deal with something in a vague or inadequate way.
Hence Finagle and Refrain are antonyms to each other.

(a) Predictable
(b) Accidental
(c) Fortuitous
(d) Haphazard
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Sol. Contingent (adjective): uncertain because of uncontrollable circumstances.
Predictable (adjective): able to be predicted/occurring in the way expected.
Fortuitous (adjective): happening by chance rather than intention.
Haphazard (adjective): lacking any obvious principle of organization.
Hence Contingent and Predictable are antonyms to each other.

(a) Reprobate
(b) Wastrel
(c) Louse
(d) Saint
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Sol. Rogue (noun): a dishonest or unprincipled man.
Reprobate (noun): An unprincipled person.
Wastrel (noun): A wasteful or good-for-nothing person.
Louse (noun): A contemptible or unpleasant person.
Saint (noun): One eminent for piety or virtue.
Hence Rogue and Saint are antonyms to each other.

(a) Deny
(b) Grant
(c) Tattle
(d) Confess
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Sol. Concede (verb): to accept the truth or existence of (something) usually reluctantly.
Deny (verb): to refuse to admit or acknowledge.
Tattle (verb): to utter or disclose in gossip or chatter.
Hence Concede and Deny are antonyms to each other.

(a) Insistent
(b) Exigent
(c) Undemanding
(d) Suppliant
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Sol. Importunate (adjective): making repeated or annoying requests or demands.
Insistent (adjective): continuing in a prolonged and demanding way.
Exigent (adjective): pressing; demanding
Undemanding (adjective): especially of a task) not demanding.
Suppliant (adjective): making or expressing a plea, especially to someone in power or authority.
Hence Importunate and Undemanding are antonyms to each other.

(a) Cursory
(b) Unrushed
(c) Snap
(d) Madcap
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Sol. Precipitous (adjective): acting or done with excessive or careless speed.
Cursory (adjective): rapidly and often superficially performed or produced.
Unrushed (adjective): not rushed.
Snap (adjective): done or taken on the spur of the moment, unexpectedly, or without notice.
Madcap (adjective): marked by recklessness.
Hence Precipitous and Unrushed are antonyms to each other.

(a) Banality
(b) Truism
(c) Homily
(d) Profundity
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Sol. Platitude (noun): an idea or expression that has been used by many people.
Banality (noun): something that lacks originality or novelty.
Truism (noun): an undoubted or self-evident truth.
Profundity (noun): characterized with intellectual depth or something abstruse.
Hence Platitude and Profundity are antonyms to each other.

(a) Solemnity
(b) Frivolity
(c) Mirth
(d) Hilarity
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Sol. Levity (noun): a lack of seriousness often at an improper time.
Solemnity (noun): the state or quality of being serious and dignified.
Frivolity (noun): a lack of seriousness.
Mirth (noun): gladness or gaiety as shown by or accompanied with laughter.
Hilarity (noun): boisterous merriment or laughter.
Hence Levity and Solemnity are antonyms to each other.

(a) Trouble
(b) Well-being
(c) Depression
(d) Enervation
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Sol. Malaise (noun): a general feeling of discomfort.
Well-being (noun): the state of being comfortable or happy.
Enervation (noun): a feeling of being drained of energy or vitality; fatigue.
Hence Malaise and Well-being are antonyms to each other.

(a) Dodge
(b) Support
(c) Thwart
(d) Flee
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Sol. Elude (verb): evade or escape from (a danger, enemy or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way.
Dodge (verb): avoid (someone or something) by a sudden quick movement.
Thwart (verb): prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
Hence Elude and Support are antonyms to each other.

(a) Blessing
(b) Secret
(c) Cane
(d) Monk
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Sol. Scourge (noun): a person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.
Blessing (noun): a thing conducive to happiness or welfare.
Cane (noun): the hollow jointed stem of a tall grass.
Monk (noun): a member of a religious community of men typically living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
Hence Scourge and Blessing are antonyms to each other.

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