SSC CGL/CHSL English Antonyms Quiz: 18 April

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Direction (1-15): In the following questions, out of the four alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the word given.

Q1. RECUPERATE
(a) Rally
(b) Worsen
(c) Domain
(d) Bailiwick

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S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Recuperate: recover from illness or exertion.
Hence ‘Worsen’ is the correct antonym.

Q2. IMBED
(a) Avulse
(b) Engraft
(c) Despotism
(d) Empathy

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S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Imbed: to enclose closely in or as if in a matrix or to make something an integral part of.
Avulse: to pull off or tear away forcibly.
Hence ‘Avulse’ is the correct antonym.

Q3. RETREAT
(a) Approach
(b) Asylum
(c) Unerring
(d) Cherish

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S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Retreat: change one’s mind or plans as a result of criticism or difficulty.
Approach: a way of dealing with a situation or problem.
Hence ‘Approach’ is the correct antonym.

Q4. TRAMPLE
(a) Squash
(b) Tread
(c) Aid
(d) Murky

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S4. Ans.(c)
Sol. Trample: tread on and crush.
Aid: help or support (someone or something).
Hence ‘Aid’ is the correct antonym.

Q5. ROMPING
(a) Capering
(b) Cavorting
(c) Restful
(d) Foolish

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S5. Ans.(c)
Sol. Romp: play roughly and energetically.
Hence Restful is the correct antonym.

Q6. SURLY
(a) Prevent
(b) Pleasant
(c) Grouchy
(d) Dapper

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S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Surly: bad-tempered and unfriendly.
Hence ‘Pleasant’ is the correct antonym.

Q7. SWELTERING
(a) Smelly
(b) Clammy
(c) Freezing
(d) Cozy

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S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Sweltering: stifling; very hot and uncomfortable
Cozy: warm, comfortable and safe.
Clammy: clamp in an unpleasant way.
Hence ‘Freezing’ is the correct antonym.

Q8. DOWDY
(a) Unkempt
(b) Slobby
(c) Spruce
(d) Mussy

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S8. Ans.(c)
Sol. Dowdy: not neatly or well-dressed or cared for.
Spruce: (of a person) tidy and clean in appearance.
Unkempt: having an untidy or dishevelled appearance.
Hence ‘Spruce’ is the correct antonym.

Q9. DOWNCAST
(a) Droopy
(b) Dejected
(c) Gladsome
(d) Wailing

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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Downcast: feeling unhappiness.
Droopy: lacking strength or spirit.
Gladsome: having a cheerful disposition.
Hence ‘Gladsome’ is the correct antonym.

Q10. FIDGETY
(a) Composed
(b) Restive
(c) Twitchy
(d) Antsy

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Fidgety: inclined to fidget; restless or uneasy.
Composed: having one’s feelings and expressions under control; calm.
Hence ‘Composed’ is the correct antonym.

Q11. WELTER
(a) Orderliness
(b) Tumble
(c) Mishmash
(d) Empathy

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S11. Ans.(a)
Sol. Welter: a state in which everything is out of order.
Orderliness: the quality or state of being orderly.
Mishmash: a confused mixture of things.
Hence ‘Orderliness’ is the correct antonym.

Q12. VERDANT
(a) Barren
(b) Green
(c) Beautiful
(d) Leafy

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S12. Ans.(a)
Sol. Verdant: green with grass or other rich vegetation.
Thus the correct antonym is ‘Barren’.

Q13. SLAPDASH
(a) Careful
(b) Violent
(c) Pervasive
(d) Scarce

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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Slapdash: done too hurriedly and carelessly.
Hence the correct antonym is ‘Careful’.

Q14. ENNUI
(a) Poverty
(b) Shortage
(c) Excitement
(d) Fearlessness

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S14. Ans.(c)
Sol. Ennui: a feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom.
Hence the correct antonym is ‘Excitement’.

Q15. OFFICIOUS
(a) Repose
(b) Unofficial
(c) Indifferent
(d) Attached

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S15. Ans.(c)
Sol. Officious: too eager to tell people what to do and having too high an opinion of your own importance.
Indifferent: showing no concern in attitude or action.
Hence the correct antonym is ‘Indifferent’.

 

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