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Antonyms MCQ-41

craven is most dissimilar to

(A) stalwart
(B) release
(C) distinguished
(D) comfortable

Explanation:-
craven means cowardly; stalwart means marked by outstanding strength or vigor

prolix is most dissimilar to

(A) brief
(B) exquisite
(C) reasonable
(D) distinct

Explanation:-
prolix means unduly prolonged, therefore brief is the most dissimilar

lambent is most dissimilar to

(A) praise
(B) present
(C) dull
(D) rough

Explanation:-
lambent means softly bright or radiant; dull means lacking in brightness or shine

subsequent

(A) aloof
(B) previous
(C) following
(D) dismissive

Explanation:-
subsequent means following in time or order; previous means going before in time or order

abrupt

(A) continue
(B) laudable
(C) anticipated
(D) careless

Explanation:-
abrupt means occurring without warning, or sudden; anticipated means expected

conserve

(A) waste
(B) silence
(C) liberal
(D) complicate

Explanation:-
to conserve means to keep safe or preserve, which is the opposite of to waste

waive

(A) retain
(B) snub
(C) imprison
(D) display

Explanation:-
to waive means to give up voluntarily; to retain means to keep

erode

(A) compost
(B) clarify
(C) ignore
(D) restore

Explanation:-
to erode means to wear away; to restore means to bring back to an original state

recall

(A) rebate
(B) demonstrate
(C) forget
(D) despise

Explanation:-
to recall means to remember, which is the opposite of to forget

dormant

(A) clever
(B) active
(C) dreamy
(D) invisible

Explanation:-
dormant means temporarily inactive, which is the opposite of active

procrastinate

(A) lengthen
(B) soothe
(C) hurry
(D) demolish

Explanation:-
to procrastinate means to delay or put off, which is the opposite of to hurry

docile

(A) intelligent
(B) unruly
(C) unreachable
(D) pale

Explanation:-
docile means easily taught; unruly means not easily managed or disciplined

impromptu

(A) rehearsed
(B) bizarre
(C) foolish
(D) disarming

Explanation:-
impromptu means unplanned or unrehearsed; rehearsed means trained or practiced

denigrate

(A) blame
(B) hide
(C) query
(D) uphold

Explanation:-
to denigrate means to deny the importance of something, or to belittle; to uphold means to support or to elevate

bent

(A) curved
(B) disinclination
(C) careful
(D) lustrous

Explanation:-
a bent is a strong inclination or capacity; a disinclination is a slight aversion

solvent

(A) soggy
(B) confusing
(C) broke
(D) critical

Explanation:-
one meaning of solvent is able to pay all debts; broke means penniless

disconsolate

(A) joyful
(B) inhospitable
(C) anguished
(D) rude

Explanation:-
disconsolate means cheerless or dejected, which is the opposite of joyful

brusque

(A) cold
(B) opulent
(C) gracious
(D) suspect

Explanation:-
brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of being ungracious; gracious means marked by charm and good taste

callow

(A) kind
(B) urbane
(C) sensitive
(D) gentle

Explanation:-
callow means unsophisticated; urbane means sophisticated

countenance

(A) force
(B) genuine
(C) deny
(D) verify

Explanation:-
to countenance means to extend approval or sanction; to deny means to refuse to grant