Antonyms MCQ-36

mite

(A) weakness
(B) tend
(C) bulk
(D) drive

Explanation:-
mite means a very small or insignificant part; bulk means the main or greater part

supernal

(A) nocturnal
(B) special
(C) despicable
(D) hellish

Explanation:-
supernal means coming from on high, or heavenly; infernal is a synonym for hellish

reprobate

(A) sage
(B) elevated
(C) possess
(D) dismiss

Explanation:-
reprobate means morally debased or depraved; one meaning of elevated is to be on a moral or intellectual high plane

specious

(A) genuine
(B) logical
(C) common
(D) deliberate

Explanation:-
specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness, therefore genuine is the opposite

effete

(A) conquer
(B) proper
(C) prosperous
(D) civilized

Explanation:-
effete means weak or decadent; one meaning of proper is virtuous or respectable

rabble

(A) order
(B) clear
(C) open
(D) union

Explanation:-
a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people; a union is a group of individuals joined in an organized manner

protean

(A) unformed
(B) unchanging
(C) elaborate
(D) selective

Explanation:-
protean means showing great diversity or variability, or versatile, therefore unchanging is the opposite

vertiginous

(A) horizontal
(B) litigious
(C) constant
(D) lowly

Explanation:-
vertiginous means inclined to frequent change, or inconstant, therefore constant is the opposite

parvenu

(A) wallflower
(B) highway
(C) melody
(D) plan

Explanation:-
a parvenu is an upstart or a social climber; a wallflower is someone who refrains from socializing

lapidarian

(A) square
(B) secular
(C) pasture
(D) inelegant

Explanation:-
lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes from the word lapidary, which means a cutter or engraver of precious stones, therefore inelegant is the opposite

cautious is most dissimilar to

(A) reasonable
(B) careful
(C) illogical
(D) reckless

Explanation:-
cautious means careful; reckless means lacking caution

perilous is most dissimilar to

(A) disciplined
(B) similar
(C) safe
(D) honest

Explanation:-
perilous means dangerous, therefore safe is the opposite

punctual is most dissimilar to

(A) close
(B) tardy
(C) sloppy
(D) precious

Explanation:-
punctual means on time; tardy means late

delude is most dissimilar to

(A) drought
(B) clever
(C) enlighten
(D) enrage

Explanation:-
to delude means to mislead the judgment of someone, or to trick; to enlighten means to give knowledge to someone

entice is most dissimilar to

(A) piece
(B) repulse
(C) attract
(D) repeat

Explanation:-
naive means unaffectedly simple, or unsophisticated

stingy is most dissimilar to

(A) wasteful
(B) democratic
(C) spiteful
(D) liberal

Explanation:-
solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance, or seriousness; gravity means dignity of bearing, or seriousness

resilient is most dissimilar to

(A) stubborn
(B) careless
(C) substantial
(D) flimsy

Explanation:-
to malign means to speak false or harmful things of, or to slander

vacillate is most dissimilar to

(A) decide
(B) teeter
(C) dilate
(D) please

Explanation:-
vacillate means to hesitate among choices, or to waver; decide means to choose

kinetic is most dissimilar to

(A) cold
(B) static
(C) lewd
(D) foolish

Explanation:-
kinetic means relating to motion, or dynamic; static means at rest, or stationary

kowtow is most dissimilar to

(A) snub
(B) pull
(C) fawn
(D) forage

Explanation:-
to kowtow means to show fawning deference; to snub means to treat with contempt