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Antonyms MCQ-34

obsequious is most opposite to

(A) clear
(B) clever
(C) domineering
(D) dandified

Explanation:-
obsequious means subservient or fawning; domineering means exercising overbearing control

doleful is most opposite to

(A) empty
(B) rich
(C) witty
(D) vivacious

Explanation:-
doleful means full of grief or cheerless; vivacious means full of life and spirit

wanton is most opposite to

(A) merciful
(B) repast
(C) brilliant
(D) vicious

Explanation:-
one meaning of wanton is malicious or merciless, therefore merciful is the opposite

banal is most opposite to

(A) sincere
(B) wealthy
(C) extraordinary
(D) trustworthy

Explanation:-
banal means trite or commonplace, therefore extraordinary is the opposite

lugubrious is most opposite to

(A) quick
(B) cheerful
(C) salubrious
(D) dry

Explanation:-
lugubrious means mournful, or dismal, therefore cheerful is the opposite

perspicacious is most opposite to

(A) calm
(B) easy
(C) dull
(D) winsome

Explanation:-
perspicacious means keen or astute, therefore dull is the opposite

elan is most opposite to

(A) inelegance
(B) stupidity
(C) obscure
(D) despair

Explanation:-
elan means vigorous spirit or enthusiasm; despair means an utter loss of hope

recondite is most opposite to

(A) manifest
(B) flexible
(C) provident
(D) sociable

Explanation:-
recondite means difficult for one of ordinary understanding to comprehend; manifest means easily understood or recognized

gainsay is most opposite to

(A) regret
(B) own
(C) prudent
(D) prude

Explanation:-
to gainsay means to deny; one meaning of to own is to admit

effluvium is most opposite to

(A) land
(B) essential
(C) fragrance
(D) solid

Explanation:-
effluvium means an offensive smell; fragrance means a sweet or delicate odor

parsimony is most opposite to

(A) generosity
(B) sinfulness
(C) verbosity
(D) tenderness

Explanation:-
parsimony means thrift or stinginess, therefore generosity is the opposite

truculent is most opposite to

(A) faltering
(B) gentle
(C) facile
(D) submissive

Explanation:-
truculent means cruel or savage, therefore gentle is the opposite

spurious is most opposite to

(A) disingenuous
(B) thoughtless
(C) placid
(D) genuine

Explanation:-
spurious means lacking genuine qualities, or false, therefore genuine is the opposite

welter is most opposite to

(A) order
(B) freeze
(C) patron
(D) sustain

Explanation:-
welter means a state of wild disorder, or turmoil, therefore order is the opposite

eclat is most opposite to

(A) apathy
(B) dullness
(C) silence
(D) disinterest

Explanation:-
eclat means a dazzling effect, or brilliance, therefore dullness is the opposite

gracious

(A) cordial
(B) rude
(C) furious
(D) tactile

Explanation:-
gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation, or cordial; rude means to be unpleasant

valor

(A) cowardice
(B) FALSE
(C) drop
(D) heavy

Explanation:-
valor means strength of mind or spirit, or courage; cowardice means lack of courage

severe

(A) lenient
(B) cautious
(C) join
(D) one

Explanation:-
one meaning of severe is strict; lenient means mild or indulgent

imaginative

(A) playful
(B) written
(C) small
(D) dull

Explanation:-
imaginative means having imagination; dull means lacking imagination

knowing

(A) wasteful
(B) dense
(C) clumsy
(D) fast

Explanation:-
knowing means having information or knowledge; dense means dull or stupid