Vocabulary Test – 9

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A word in capital letters is followed by four words. Choose the word that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word given in capital letters.

 

1. AMALGAMATE
(a) Merge (b) Consecrate
(c) Impoverish (d) Split

Answer & Solutions

Option: D

Explanation: Amalgamate is to blend two things together, split is to break up, merge is synonymous to amalgamate, impoverish is to make poor inquality and consecrate is to devote something for religious purpose.

 

2. BOISTEROUS
(a) Serene (b) Tumultuous
(c) Brazen (d) Opaque

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Boisterous means with lot of energy and noise, serene is calm, tumultous means turbulent or agitated, Brazen means shameless and opaque is an object through which one can see.

 

3. ASSET
(a) Credibility (b) Liability
(c) Poverty (d) Prosperity

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Asset means a useful property of a person, liability means a debt or an obligation, credibility means believable, prosperity means progress.

 

4. SMOTHER
(a) Repress (b) Cheer
(c) Nurture (d) Irritate

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: Smother means to suffocate or stifle, i.e, to prevent the growth of something, nurture is to help the growth, repress also means to prevent the growth and thus is a synonym to smother.

 

5. REPRIMAND
(a) Reward (b) Appreciate
(c) Encourage (d) Praise

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Reprimand means to scold, while appreciate means to praise, praise is not the right antonym because praise is a noun while reprimand and appreciate are both verbs. Reward is to give prize.

 

6. TANGIBLE
(a) Gentle (b) Elusive
(c) Refined (d) Palpable

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Tangible means available physically, concretely, elusive is something that eludes, i.e, is difficult to catch, touch or understand, palpable is a synonym to tangible.

 

7. ZOOM
(a) Soothe (b) Plummet
(c) Subjugate (d) Refute

Answer & Solutions

Option: B

Explanation: Zoom is to rise fast and sharply. Plummet is to downslide very fast, soothe is to make someone or something calm. Refute is to deny or contradict, subjugate means to bring under control.

 

8. PREDILECTION
(a) Antipathy (b) Ignorance
(c) Dissonance (d) Disharmony

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Predilection means a special liking for someone. Antipathy means hate for someone or a strong dislike. Dissonance is difference of opinion.

 

9. DOCILE
(a) Unmanageable (b) Dutiful
(c) Submissive (d) Painful

Answer & Solutions

Option: A

Explanation: Docile means submissive and therefore can be controlled very easily, unmanageable is someone or something that cannot be controlled or managed easily.

10. EQUIVOCAL
(a) Mistaken (b) Quaint
(c) Clear (d) Universal

Answer & Solutions

Option: C

Explanation: Equivocal means doubtful or ambiguous, clear will be opposite to that, Quaint means strangely delightful.

 

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