SSC CGL English Antonyms Quiz (Advanced Level): 20 November

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

(a) Glory
(b) Lifeless
(c) Obloquy
(d) Opprobrium

(a) Peace
(b) Scuffle
(c) Fence
(d) Closed

(a) Curt
(b) Humble
(c) Terminate
(d) Hostile

(a) Affluent
(b) Comatose
(c) Ruthless
(d) Superficial

(a) Mordant
(b) Bland
(c) Tart
(d) Acrid

(a) Quenchless
(b) Appease
(c) Exigent
(d) Pressing

(a) Sated
(b) Edacious
(c) Greedy
(d) Esurient

(a) Smart
(b) Fasting
(c) Sickly
(d) Valuable

(a) Lopsided
(b) Oblique
(c) Symmetrical
(d) Crooked

(a) Flapdoodle
(b) Guff
(c) Drivel
(d) Reasonability


S1. Ans.(a)
Sol. Ignominy: public shame or disgrace.
Hence Ignominy and Glory are antonyms to each other.

S2. Ans.(a)
Sol. Scrimmage: a confused struggle or fight.
Hence Scrimmage and Peace are antonyms to each other.

S3. Ans.(b)
Sol. Cavalier: showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.
Hence Cavalier and Humble are antonyms to each other.

S4. Ans.(a)
Sol. Impecunious: having little or no money.
Affluent: having a great deal of money; wealthy.
Hence Impecunious and Affluent are antonyms to each other.

S5. Ans.(b)
Sol. Sardonic: disdainfully or skeptically humorous.
Bland: lacking strong features or characteristics and therefore uninteresting.
Tart: an open pastry case containing a sweet.
Mordant: having or showing a sharp or critical quality.
Hence Sardonic and Bland are antonyms to each other.

S6. Ans.(b)
Sol. Insatiate: never satisfied.
Appease: assuage or satisfy (a demand or a feeling).
Exigent: demanding.
Hence Insatiate and Appease are antonyms to each other.

S7. Ans.(a)
Sol. Rapacious: aggressively greedy or grasping.
Sated: satisfy (a desire or an appetite) to the full.
Esurient: hungry or greedy.
Hence Rapacious and Sated are antonyms to each other.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. Edacious: of or relating to eating.
Fasting: willing abstinence or reduction from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time.
Hence Edacious and Fasting are antonyms to each other.

S9. Ans.(c)
Sol. Askew: inclined as twisted to one side.
Lopsided: with one side lower or smaller than the other.
Symmetrical: made up of exactly similar parts facing each other or around an axis; showing symmetry.
Hence Askew and Symmetry are antonyms to each other.

S10. Ans.(d)
Sol. Malarkey: language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense.
Flapdoodle: nonsense.
Guff: foolish talk or ideas.
Drivel: nonsense.
Reasonability: sensibility.
Hence Malarkey and Reasonability are antonyms to each other.

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