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Q 1. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
OSTRACISE

A

amuse

welcome

C

entertain

D

host

Explanation

welcome (Verb) : to say hello to somebody in a friendly way when he arrives.
ostracise (Verb) : to refuse to let somebody be a member of a social group ; stern
amuse (Verb) : to make somebody laugh or smile
entertain (Verb) : to invite people to eat and drink with you as your guests.
host (Verb) :to organize an event to which others are invited and make all arrangements for them.

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Q 2. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
PARSIMONIOUS

A

prodigious

B

selfless

extravagant

D

ostentatious

Explanation

extravagant (Adjective) : spending a lot more money than is necessary
parsimonious (Adjective) : extremely unwilling to spend money ; mean
prodigious (Adjective) : very large or powerful ; colossal ; enormous
selfless (Adjective) : thinking more about the needs, happiness, etc. of other people than about your own
ostentatious (Adjective) : expensive or noticeable in a way that is intended to impress people ; showy

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Q 3. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
FETTER

A

restore

liberate

C

exonerate

D

distract

Explanation

liberate (Verb) : to free a country or a person
fetter (Verb) : to restrict somebody's freedom ; shackle
restore (Verb) : to bring back to a former condition, place or position
exonerate (Verb) : to officially state that somebody is not responsible for something that he has been blamed for
distract (Verb) : divert ; to take somebody's attention away from what he is trying to do

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Q 4. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
CONCILIATION

A

dispute

B

irritation

C

separation

confrontation

Explanation

confrontation (Noun) : a situation in which there is angry disagreement
conciliation (Noun) : the act of pacifying ; the act of making somebody less angry or more friendly
dispute (Noun) : an argument or a disagreement
irritation (Noun) : the act of annoying somebody
separation (Noun) : the act of separating people or things

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Q 5. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
RELUCTANTLY

A

pleasingly

willingly

C

satisfactorily

D

happily

Explanation

willingly (Adverb) : doing/ saying something in a willing manner
reluctantly (Adverb) : doing/ saying something hesitatingly/not willingly
pleasingly (Adverb) : doing/ saying something happily or with pleasure or satisfaction
satisfactorily (Adverb) : doing something in a satisfactory manner
happily (Adverb) : in a cheerful way

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Q 6. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
COAX

A

dull

dissuade

C

active

D

speed

Explanation

dissuade (Verb) : to persuade somebody not to do something
coax (Verb) : cajole ; to persuade somebody to do something by talking to him in a kind and gentle way
dull (Adjective) : not interesting or exciting
active (Adjective) : always busy doing things ; lively and full of ideas
speed (Verb) : to move along quickly

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Q 7. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
PAROCHIAL

A

narrow

B

international

global

D

world wide

Explanation

global (Adjective) : covering or affecting the whole world ; considering or including all parts of something
parochial (Adjective) : only concerned with small issues that happen in your local area and not interested in more important things
narrow (Adjective) : limited in a way that ignores important issues or the opinions of other people
international (Adjective) : connected with two or more countries
world wide (Adjective) : affecting all parts of the world

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Q 8. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
FALLIBLE

unerring

B

reliable

C

falsehood

D

trustful

Explanation

unerring (Adjective) : always right or accurate ; unfailing
fallible (Adjective) : able to make mistakes or be wrong
reliable (Adjective) : that can be trusted ; dependable
false hood (Noun) : the state of not being true
trustful (Adjective) : full of trust ; reliable

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Q 9. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
IMPERTINENT

A

arrogance

B

appropriate

respectful

D

modest

Explanation

respectful (Adjective) : feeling or showing respect
impertinent (Adjective) : rude and not showing respect ; impolite
arrogance (Noun) : the act of behaving in a proud, unpleasant way, showing little thought for other people
appropriate (Adjective) : suitable, acceptable or correct for the particular circumstances
modest (Adjective) : not very large, expensive, important, etc ; not talking much about your own abilities or possessions

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Q 10. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
ROUGH

A

refined

B

charming

smooth

D

polite

Explanation

smooth (Adjective) : flat and even ; without problems ; polite and pleasant
rough (Adjective) : not smooth ; uneven and irregular
refined (Adjective) : made pure by taking out other substances ; polite, well-educated and able to judge the quality of things ; cultured
charming (Adjective) : very pleasant or attractive
polite (Adjective) : courteous ; having or showing good manners and respect for the feelings of others

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Q 11. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
RATIFICATION

disapproval

B

disagreeable

C

denial

D

disturbing

Explanation

disapproval (Noun) : a feeling that you don't like an idea, an action or somebody's behaviour because you think it is bad, not suitable or going to affect in somebody else.
ractification (Noun) : making something valid by confirming it officially/formally
disagreeable (Adjective) : not nice and enjoyable ; unpleasant; rude and unfriendly
denial (Noun) : a statement that says something is not true or does not exist
disturbing (Adjective) : making you feel anxious and upset or shocked

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Q 12. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
OMIT

A

exclude

include

C

undertake

D

add

Explanation

include (Verb) : to make something a part of something
omit (Verb) : not include; leave out
exclude (Verb) : not include ; leave out
undertake (Verb) : to make yourself responsible for something and start doing it
add (Verb) : to put together

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Q 13. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
INTEGRATION

A

unity

B

synthesis

C

linking

fragmentation

Explanation

fragmentation (Noun) : separating something into fine particles
integration (Noun) : the act or process of combining two or more things so that they may work together
unity (Noun) : the state of being together to form one unit
synthesis (Noun) : a combination of ideas, beliefs, styles, etc.
linking (Noun) : a connection between two or more people or things

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Q 14. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
EXHAUSTS

A

tires

B

empties

invigorates

D

drains

Explanation

invigorates (Verb) :to make somebody feel healthy and full of energy.
exhausts (Verb) : to make somebody feel very tired ; wear out
tires (Verb) : to become tired/ make somebody feel the same ; weary
empties (Verb) : to remove everything that is in a container, place, room, etc ; evacuates
drains (Verb) : to make something empty or dry by removing all the liquid from it.

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Q 15. Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
DISTANT

A

far

close

C

imminent

D

along

Explanation

close (Adjective) : near in space and time ; almost in a particular state ; knowing somebody very well and liking him very much
distant (Adjective) : far away in space and time ; remote ; not friendly ; not closely related
far (Adjective) : at a greater distance away from you ; distant ; remote
imminent (Adjective) : likely to happen very soon
along (Preposition) : from one end to or towards the other end