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Q 1.

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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.

Q 2.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
DENSE

A

scarce

B

slim

sparse

D

lean

Explanation

sparse (Adjective) : only present in small amounts or numbers and often spread over a large area
dense (Adjective) : thick ; containing a lot of people, things, plants, etc.
scarce (Adjective) : available only in small quantities
slim (Adjective) : thin and attractive
lean (Adjective) : thin and fit

Q 3.

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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

Q 4.

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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

Q 5.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
HARMONY

strife

B

annoyance

C

cruelty

D

mischief

Explanation

strife (Noun) : angry or violent disagreement ; conflict
harmony (Noun) : a state of peaceful existence and agreement
annoyance (Noun) :the feeling of being slightly angry ; irritation
cruelty (Noun) : behaviour that causes pain or suffering to others
mischief (Noun) : bad behaviour that is annoying

Q 6.

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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

Q 7.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
MYTH

A

truth

fact

C

falsehood

D

story

Explanation

fact (Noun) : a situation that exists
myth (Noun) : something that many people believe but that does not exist or is false ; fallacy
truth (Noun) : the true facts about something
falsehood (Noun) : the state of not being true
story (Noun) : a description of events and people that the writer or speaker has invented in order to entertain people

Q 8.

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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

Q 9.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
MUTILATE

A

instruct

B

induct

C

conduct

mend

Explanation

mend (Verb) : to repair something that has been damaged or broken
mutilate (Verb) : to damage somebody's body very severely instruct (Verb) : to tell somebody to do something in a formal or an official way
induct (Verb) : to formally give somebody a job or position of authority
conduct (Verb) : to organise as a particular activity

Q 10.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
LAMENT

rejoice

B

rejuvenate

C

complain

D

cry

Explanation

rejoice (Verb) : to express great happiness
lament (Verb) :to feel or express great sadness or disappointment
rejuvenate (Verb) : to make somebody or something look or feel younger or more lively
complain (Verb) :to say that you are annoyed, unhappy or not satisfied
cry (Verb) :to yell loudly

Q 11.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
ANIMOSITY

love

B

lust

C

luck

D

loss

Explanation

love (Noun) :a strong feeling of deep affection
animosity (Noun) : a strong feeling of opposition, anger or hatred ; hostility
lust (Noun) : a very strong sexual desire
luck (Noun) :good things that happen by chance
loss (Noun) : the state of no longer having something

Q 12.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
ALTERCATION

A

explanation

B

challenge

compromise

D

opposition

Explanation

compromise (Noun) : an agreement made between two people or groups
altercation (Noun) : a noisy argument or disagreement
explanation (Noun) : a statement that explains
challenge (Noun) : a new or difficult task that tests somebody's ability and skill
opposition (Noun) : the act of strongly disagreeing

Q 13.

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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

Q 14.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
ERUDITE

A

educated

unscholarly

C

scholarly

D

possessive

Explanation

unscholarly (Adjective) : not scholarly
erudite (Adjective) : having or showing great knowledge that is gained from academic study ; learned
educated (Adjective) : having had a high standard of education
scholarly (Adjective) : spending a lot of time studying and having a lot of knowledge about an academic subject
possessive (Adjective) : demanding total attention ; not wanting somebody to be independent

Q 15.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
AFFLUENT

A

high

poor

C

rare

D

fluent

Explanation

poor (Adjective) : having very little money ; not having money for basic needs
affluent (Adjective) : having a lot of money and a good standard of living ; prosperous ; wealthy
high (Adjective) : measuring a long distance from bottom to top
rare (Adjective) : not done, seen, happening, etc. very often
fluent (Adjective) : able to speak, read or write a language, easily and well

Q 16.

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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

Q 17.

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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

Q 18.

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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

Q 19.

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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

Q 20.

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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

Q 21.

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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

Q 22.

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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

Q 23.

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Choose the word opposite in meaning to the word.
MINIATURE

large

B

small

C

heavy

D

least

Explanation

large (Adjective) :big in size or quantity ; wide in range and involving many things
miniature (Adjective, Noun) : very small ; a very small painting or model
small (Adjective) : not large in size, number, degree, amount, etc.
heavy (Adjective) : weighing a lot
least (Adjective) : smallest in size, number, degree, amount, etc.

Q 24.

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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.

Q 25.

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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