English Antonyms Quiz For SSC Exams 2019: 18 October

Direction (1-10): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Q1. Seamy
(a) Pure
(b) Real
(c) Steady
(d) Timid
S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Seamy means sordid & disreputable.
Hence Seamy and Pure are antonyms to each other.

Q2. Ruefully
(a) Meagre
(b) Evident
(c) Cheerfully
(d) Insignificant
S2. Ans.(c)
Sol. Ruefully means causing sorrow or pity, pitiable, deplorable.
Cheerfully goes for noticeably happy or optimistic.
Hence Ruefully and Cheerfully are antonyms to each other.

Q3. Forlorn
(a) Unsociable
(b) Joyful
(c) Docile
(d) Smooth
S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Forlorn means pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely.
Hence Forlorn and Joyful are antonyms to each other.

Q4. Relinquish
(a) Cruelty
(b) Retain
(c) Vulnerable
(d) Explicit
S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Relinquish means voluntarily cease to keep or claim, give up.
Retain means continue to have something.
Hence Relinquish and Retain are antonyms to each other.

Q5. Erudite
(a) Literate
(b) Illiterate
(c) Chivalrous
(d) Gloomy
S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Erudite means having or showing great knowledge or learning.
Hence Illiterate and Erudite are antonyms to each other.

Q6. Inquisitive
(a) Invincible
(b) Indifferent
(c) Spiritual
(d) Unusual
S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Inquisitive means having or showing an interest in learning things, or curious.
Indifferent means having no particular interest or unconcerned.
Hence Inquisitive and Indifferent are antonyms to each other.

Q7. Perilous
(a) Safe
(b) Unknown
(c) Inclusions
(d) Rare
S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Perilous means full of danger or risk.
Hence Perilous and Safe are antonyms to each other.

Q8. Servile
(a) Malevolent
(b) Vacillate
(c) Defiant
(d) Flimsy
S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Servile means having or showing an excessive willingness.
Defiance means showing resistant or uncooperative.
Hence Servile and Defiant are antonyms to each other.

Q9. Autonomous
(a) Dependent
(b) Plain
(c) Impractical
(d) Conceal
S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Autonomous means having the freedom to act independently.
Hence Autonomous and Dependent are antonyms to each other.

Q10. Venial
(a) Hostile
(b) Unpardonable
(c) Hospitality
(d) Prodigality
S10. Ans.(b)
Sol. Venial means easily excused or forgiven.
Unpardonable means too severe to be pardoned.
Hence Venial and Unpardonable are antonyms to each other.

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