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Antonyms MCQ-37

rudimentary is most similar to

(A) crass
(B) gracious
(C) deliberate
(D) primitive

Explanation:-
rudimentary means crude or primitive

tepid is most dissimilar to

(A) dispassionate
(B) scalding
(C) crisp
(D) clever

Explanation:-
tepid means lukewarm; scalding means boiling hot

insidious is most dissimilar to

(A) repellant
(B) pure
(C) charming
(D) delicious

Explanation:-
insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive; repellant means arousing aversion or disgust

succor is most dissimilar to

(A) genius
(B) abet
(C) injure
(D) deciduous

Explanation:-
to succor means go to the aid of, or relieve; to injure means to harm

enjoin is most dissimilar to

(A) sever
(B) dislike
(C) permit
(D) divorce

Explanation:-
enjoin means to forbid or prohibit, therefore permit is the opposite

ecumenical is most dissimilar to

(A) spiritual
(B) humanistic
(C) secular
(D) parochial

Explanation:-
ecumenical means of or relating to the whole body of churches, or universal; parochial means of or relating to a parish, or limited in scope or range

reconnoiter is most dissimilar to

(A) disarm
(B) disassemble
(C) distance
(D) disregard

Explanation:-
reconnoiter means to gain information or to explore; disregard means to pay no attention to

recondite is most dissimilar to

(A) give
(B) obscure
(C) patent
(D) hardy

Explanation:-
recondite means hidden from sight or obscure; patent means readily visible or intelligible

tragic

(A) boring
(B) mysterious
(C) comic
(D) incredulous

Explanation:-
tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful; comic means humorous

able

(A) willful
(B) inept
(C) careful
(D) feasible

Explanation:-
able means having skill or ability; inept means lacking skill

tireless

(A) exhausted
(B) unfailing
(C) broke
(D) driving

Explanation:-
tireless means filled with energy; exhausted means depleted of energy

wean

(A) flourish
(B) flush
(C) strengthen
(D) addict

Explanation:-
to wean means to detach from a dependence; to addict means to make dependent

haste

(A) delay
(B) frugal
(C) debauchery
(D) solemnity

Explanation:-
haste means hurry; delay means postponement or procrastination

malice

(A) goodwill
(B) bitterness
(C) coddle
(D) distress

Explanation:-
malice means a desire to see another suffer; goodwill means desire to see another benefit

permanent

(A) loose
(B) fierce
(C) fleeting
(D) unhappy

Explanation:-
permanent means lasting; fleeting means passing quickly or temporary

attain

(A) crave
(B) lose
(C) harbor
(D) credit

Explanation:-
to attain means to achieve or to gain, therefore to lose is the most dissimilar

taint

(A) cheer
(B) worry
(C) clear
(D) purify

Explanation:-
to taint means to contaminate or corrupt; to purify means to make pure

belittle

(A) plain
(B) detract
(C) magnify
(D) torment

Explanation:-
to belittle means to make seem little or less; to magnify means to enlarge

tedious

(A) unwavering
(B) frightening
(C) horrible
(D) pleasurable

Explanation:-
tedious means boring; pleasurable means enjoyable or delightful

license

(A) restriction
(B) allow
(C) join
(D) gather

Explanation:-
one meaning of a license is permission; restriction means limitation