SSC CGL English Antonyms Quiz: 20 February

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Direction (1-15): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

Q1. CONDUCIVE
(a) Opportune
(b) Background
(c) Salutary
(d) Useless

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S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Conducive: making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible.
Hence ‘Useless’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q2. PEDDLE
(a) Debase
(b) Recommend
(c) Counsel
(d) Submit

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S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Peddle: promote (an idea or view) persistently or widely.
Debase: to lower in status, esteem, quality, or character.
Hence ‘Debase’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q3. COUP
(a) Triumph
(b) Stroke
(c) Catastrophe
(d) Proxy

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S3. Ans.(c)
Sol. Coup: an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
Catastrophe: utter failure.
Hence ‘Catastrophe’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q4. INTACT
(a) Entire
(b) Pristine
(c) Integral
(d) Damaged

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S4. Ans.(d)
Sol. Intact: not damaged or impaired in any way; complete.
Hence ‘Damaged’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q5. BROWBEAT
(a) Hector
(b) Console
(c) Persecute
(d) Coerce

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S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Browbeat: intimidate (someone), typically into doing something, with stern or abusive words.
Console: to alleviate the grief, sense of loss, or trouble of.
Hence ‘Console’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q6. UPEND
(a) Overbear
(b) Subdue
(c) Flourish
(d) Lose

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S6. Ans.(d)
Sol. Upend: to achieve a victory over.
Hence ‘Lose’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q7. TURF
(a) Shelter
(b) Oust
(c) Injure
(d) Evict

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S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Turf: force (someone) to leave somewhere.
Shelter: protect or shield from something harmful.
Hence ‘Shelter’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q8. GRITTY
(a) Resolute
(b) Cowardly
(c) Amplified
(d) Gallant

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S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Gritty: showing courage and resolve.
Cowardly: lacking courage.
Hence ‘Cowardly’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q9. SPURT
(a) Pour
(b) Gush
(c) Sprinkle
(d) Spout

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S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Spurt: gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.
Sprinkle: cover with small drops or particles of a substance.
Hence ‘Sprinkle’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q10. AWRY
(a) Suitable
(b) Uneven
(c) Insignificant
(d) Unlimited

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S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Awry: away from the usual or expected course; amiss.
Suitable: right or appropriate for a particular person, purpose, or situation.
Hence ‘Suitable’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q11. BADGER
(a) Best
(b) Sanctify
(c) Pacify
(d) Assure

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S11. Ans.(c)
Sol. Badger: repeatedly and annoyingly ask (someone) to do something.
Hence ‘Pacify’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q12. BEFOUL
(a) Flounder
(b) Cleanse
(c) Buoyant
(d) Fumble

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S12. Ans.(b)
Sol. Befoul: make dirty: pollute.
Hence ‘Cleanse’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q13. BELLOW
(a) Whisper
(b) Tout
(c) Stupor
(d) Above

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S13. Ans.(a)
Sol. Bellow: a deep roaring short or sound.
Hence ‘Whisper’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q14. SAPIENT
(a) Imbecile
(b) Sage
(c) Perceptive
(d) Discerning

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S14. Ans.(a)
Sol. Sapient: having or showing deep understanding and intelligent application of knowledge.
Imbecile: stupid; idiotic.
Hence ‘Imbecile’ is the correct antonym.

 

Q15. QUIESCENT
(a) Active
(b) Rough
(c) Quaint
(d) Queer

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S15. Ans.(a)
Sol. Quiescent: quiet: not active: dormant.
Hence ‘Active’ is the correct antonym.

 

 

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