Directions (Qs. 1 - 5): In each of the following questions, out of the four given alternatives, choose the word which is opposite in meaning to the word given in bold.
a) Professional b) Immature
c) Uncouth d) Ignorant
Ans-d; An ‘erudite’ person is very knowledgeable. Hence, its antonym would be ‘ignorant’. 'Uncouth' means rude or socially unacceptable. Hence, option (d) is the correct answer.
a) Verbose b) Crisp c) Gothic d) Strict
Ans-a; To be ‘laconic’ is to be very precise and curt, ‘verbose’ is to use too many words. Hence, option (a) is the correct answer.
a) Rebuke b) Bolster
c) Discourage d) Stimulate
Ans-c; ‘Boost’ is to encourage while its opposite is ‘discourage’. ‘Bolster’ is a long pillow or cushion. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.
a) Imitate b) Justify
c) Praise d) Diminish
Ans-c; To ‘castigate’ is to rebuke or criticize in a severe manner. Its opposite is ‘praise’. Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.
a) Importable b) Rotten
c) Admirable d) Irritable
Ans-c; ‘Execrable’ is something that is hateful. Hence, its opposite has to be option (c), ‘admirable’, which means something great, marvelous. Hence, option (c) is the correct answer.
Directions (Qs. 6 - 8): The questions consist of a word which is italicised in the sentence given. It is followed by certain words. From the four given alternatives, select the word which is opposite in meaning of the italicised word.
6. The treaty was ratified by the heads of states.
a) unsettled b) destroyed
c) annulled d) sanctioned
7. He was prepared to refute the idea.
a) discard b) prescribe
c) recommend d) endorse
8. He has a delicate constitution.
a) weak b) graceful c) feeble d) rugged