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Antonyms MCQ-39

traduce

(A) deduce
(B) laud
(C) presuppose
(D) converge

Explanation:-
to traduce means to expose to shame or blame; to laud means to praise or extol

bridle

(A) heckle
(B) dissuade
(C) vent
(D) persist

Explanation:-
to bridle means to restrain or keep under control; to vent means to relieve by means of an outlet

spare

(A) rotund
(B) pacify
(C) impolite
(D) impose

Explanation:-
one meaning of spare is lean; rotund means round or fleshy

proclivity

(A) calm
(B) antipathy
(C) desire
(D) dearth

Explanation:-
proclivity means inclination or predisposition; antipathy means settled aversion or dislike

vituperation

(A) alacrity
(B) alertness
(C) reparation
(D) acclaim

Explanation:-
vituperation means bitter condemnation; acclaim means praise

gambol

(A) trudge
(B) hedge
(C) crone
(D) misplace

Explanation:-
to gambol means to skip about in play; to trudge means to march steadily and laboriously

quixotic

(A) simple
(B) staid
(C) passe
(D) unpredictable

Explanation:-
quixotic means foolishly impractical and marked by extravagantly romantic ideals; staid means sedate and marked by prim self-restraint

lachrymose

(A) quick
(B) loquacious
(C) blithe
(D) plentiful

Explanation:-
lachrymose means given to weeping, or morose; blithe means of a happy or lighthearted character, or merry

prudent is most dissimilar to

(A) simple
(B) rapid
(C) foolish
(D) verbose

Explanation:-
prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment; foolish means marked by a lack of good sense or prudence

forced is most dissimilar to

(A) quick
(B) solid
(C) trusting
(D) natural

Explanation:-
forced means produced with effort; natural means uncultivated or spontaneous

acquaint is most dissimilar to

(A) alienate
(B) luxurious
(C) bleach
(D) stall

Explanation:-
to acquaint means to get to know or to become friendly; to alienate means to cause unfriendliness or hostility

expansive is most dissimilar to

(A) generous
(B) honest
(C) narrow
(D) troublesome

Explanation:-
expansive means sizeable or extensive; narrow means restricted

benign is most dissimilar to

(A) malignant
(B) converse
(C) cautious
(D) malicious

Explanation:-
one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition; malicious means marked by mischievous impulse

foster is most dissimilar to

(A) discourage
(B) believe
(C) heal
(D) brag

Explanation:-
to foster means to encourage; to discourage means to deprive of courage or confidence

ample is most dissimilar to

(A) complete
(B) insufficient
(C) quiet
(D) supple

Explanation:-
ample means more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity, or sufficient, therefore, insufficient is the most dissimilar

deviant is most dissimilar to

(A) winding
(B) careful
(C) normal
(D) sad

Explanation:-
deviant means departing from the established norm, or abnormal, therefore normal is the most dissimilar

abolish is most dissimilar to

(A) vote
(B) punish
(C) avoid
(D) establish

Explanation:-
to abolish means to do away with entirely; to establish means to bring into existence

forsake is most dissimilar to

(A) craft
(B) embrace
(C) shun
(D) infer

Explanation:-
to forsake means to renounce; one meaning of to embrace is to welcome or include

tractable is most dissimilar to

(A) invisible
(B) stubborn
(C) unadvisable
(D) special

Explanation:-
tractable means easily handled or managed; stubborn means difficult to handle or manage

dexterous is most dissimilar to

(A) clumsy
(B) saline
(C) cunning
(D) precious

Explanation:-
dexterous means skillful with the hands; clumsy means lacking dexterity, nimbleness, or grace