English for Bank Exam : Antonyms Exercise – 4

Directions: Each of the following main words in capital letters are followed by four words. Select the word that is furthest (opposite) in meaning to the main word.

 

1.    FORBEARANCE
(a) patience
(b) self-control
(c) intolerance
(d) preference

2.    SYNCHRONOUS
(a) not in working order
(b) not in phase
(c) without problems
(d) without permission

3.    PALTRY
(a) obsolete
(b) cautious
(c) random
(d) plentiful

4.    PROPENSITY
(a) disinclination
(b) forecast
(c) stagnation
(d) restlessness

5.    IMPROMPTU
(a) rehearsed
(b) foolish
(c) appropriate
(d) vast

6.    CHIMERICAL
(a) fearful
(b) breathtaking
(c) serene
(d) practical idea

7.    LACONIC
(a) uncivilised
(b) talkative
(c) erudite
(d) livid

8.    NADIR
(a) modernity
(b) zenith
(c) liberty
(d) progress

9.    TIMOROUS
(a) trembling
(b) cowardly
(c) bright
(d) bold

10.    LOQUACIOUS
(a) talkative
(b) taciturn
(c) diffident
(d) bashful

11.    SENILE
(a) suspicious
(b) mentally alert
(c) corrupt
(d) affluent

12.    ACCOLADE
(a) contenance
(b) vulgar
(c) reprimand
(d) virtue

13.    NAIVE
(a) sophisticated
(b) brave
(c) tireless
(d) magnanimous

14.    SPASMODIC
(a) ill-humoured
(b) ancient
(c) regular
(d) tireless

15.    EXCRUCIATING
(a) mild
(b) noisy
(c) sophisticating
(d) modern

16.    IDIOSYNCRASY
(a) insanity
(b) sanity
(c) generality
(d) singularity

17.    PHILISTINE

(a) cultured
(b) libertine
(c) sober
(d) educated

18.    HERETICAL
(a) contradictory
(b) doubtful
(c) impious
(d) orthodox

19.    LACERATION
(a) convalescence
(b) recuperation
(c) healing
(d) palpitation

20.    DESPONDENT
(a) pleased
(b) satisfied
(c) infuriated
(d) elated

21.    DENIGRATE
(a) belittle
(b) believe
(c) doubt
(d) praise

22.    INQUISITIVE
(a) inadequate
(b) immature
(c) uncomfortable
(d) unconcerned

23.    SOBRIETY
(a) moderation
(b) drunkenness
(c) dizziness
(d) stupidity

24.    PUERILE
(a) inquisitive
(b) matured
(c) impure
(d) original

25.    LUCID
(a) lacking resources
(b) lacking vitality
(c) lacking clarity
(d) lacking comfort

Answers

1(c),     2(b),     3(d),     4(a),     5(a),     6(d),     7(b),     8(b),     9(d),     10(b),     11(b),     12(c),     13(a),     14(c),     15(a),     16(d),     17(a),     18(d),     19(c),     20(d),     21(d),     22(d),     23(b),     24(b),     25(c)

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