UPTGT English – Antonyms – MCQ 1

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1. Antonym of ‘withdraw’
a. reduce
b. need
c. advance
d. want

2. Antonym of ‘secret’
a. friendly
b. covert
c. hidden
d. overt

3. Antonym of ‘heartfelt’
a. loving
b. insincere
c. unhealthy
d. humorous

4. Antonym of ‘impartial’
a. hostile
b. biased
c. dislike
d. worried

5. Antonym of ‘luminous’
a. clear
b. dim
c. brittle
d. clever

6. Antonym of ‘awe’
a. borrow
b. shallow
c. low
d. contempt

7. Antonym of ‘pit’
a. group
b. peak
c. select
d. marry

8. Antonym of ‘rotund’
a. round
b. unimportant
c. thin
d. dull

9. Antonym of ‘talent’
a. ungrateful
b. silent
c. show
d. inability

10. Antonym of ‘common’
a. strange
b. uneasy
c. quick
d. fast

11. Antonym of ‘brazen’
a. bashful
b. boisterous
c. noisy
d. heated

12. Antonym of ‘expect’
a. attend
b. regret
c. despair
d. loathe

13. Antonym of ‘malodorous’
a. acrid
b. pungent
c. fragrant
d. delicious

14. Antonym of ‘expound’
a. besmirch
b. confuse
c. confine
d. condemn

15. Antonym of ‘pique’
a. value
b. gully
c. smooth
d. soothe

16. Antonym of ‘abate’
a. free
b. augment
c. provoke
d. wane

17. Antonym of ‘dearth’
a. lack
b. poverty
c. abundance
d. foreign

18. Antonym of ‘peaked’
a. tired
b. arrogant
c. pointy
d. ruddy

19. Antonym of ‘abridge’
a. shorten
b. extend
c. stress
d. easy

20. Antonym of ‘kindle’
a. smother
b. detest
c. enemy
d. discourage

Answers :

  1. c. to withdraw means to remove or retreat; to advance is the opposite of retreat
  2. d. secret means hidden or covert; overt means open to view
  3. b. heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling, or sincere, so insincere is its opposite
  4. b. impartial means to be without prejudice or bias, therefore biased is the opposite
  5. b. luminous means radiating or reflecting light, or glowing; dim means dark or dull
  6. d. awe means a sense of deep respect or veneration; contempt means a lack of respect, or disdain
  7. b. a pit is a hole and a peak is the top of a hill or mountain
  8. c. rotund means rounded or plump, therefore thin is the opposite
  9. d. a talent is a special creative or artistic ability, therefore inability is the opposite
  10. a. common means ordinary or familiar; strange means unfamiliar
  11. a. brazen means to be defiant or insolent; bashful means to be shy or timid
  12. c. to expect is to wait for or to look forward to; to despair is to lose all hope
  13. c. malodorous means to have a bad smell; fragrant means smelling sweet or delicate
  14. b. to expound means to explain; to confuse, or confound, is the opposite of expound
  15. d. to pique means to excite or irritate; to soothe means to calm
  16. b. to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity; to augment means to increase
  17. c. dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something; abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth
  18. d. to be peaked is to appear pale or wan; to be ruddy is to have a healthy, red complexion
  19. b. to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen
  20. a. to kindle means to start burning or ignite; to smother means to stifle or suppress

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