(Quiz) GRE | Antonym Practice Questions

GRE | Antonym Practice Questions

Directions : In the following exercises each question consists of a bold word in capital letters followed by four or five options. Select the option that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the bold word in capital letters.

1. FINESSE
(a) Atrocity
(b) Weakness
(c) Tact
(d) Clumsiness

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

3. PROPENSITY
(a) Disinclination
(b) Forecast
(c) Stagnation
(d) Restlessness

4. SCANTY
(a) Arrogant
(b) Plentiful
(c) Painful
(d) Handsome

5. THWART
(a) Encourage
(b) Obstruct
(c) Strike
(d) Baffle

6. FORBEARANCE
(a) Patience
(b) Self-control
(c) Intolerance
(d) Preference

7. INDIGNATION
(a) Animosity
(b) Insolence
(c) Forebearance
(d) Alertness
(e) Indolence

8. RELENTLESS
(a) Merciless
(b) Yielding
(c) Monotonous
(d) Incisive

9. ZOOM
(a) Soothe
(b) Plummet
(c) Subjugate
(d) Refuse

10. SETTLED
(a) Dislocated
(b) Unprecedented
(c) Irrelevant
(d) Unfounded
(e) Stabilised

11. AFFABLE
(a) Hardworking
(b) Recluse
(c) Charming
(d) Impolite

12. IMPROMPTU
(a) Rehearsed
(b) Foolish
(c) Appropriate
(d) Vast

13. LOFTY
(a) Deserted
(b) Imposing
(c) Solitary
(d) Lowly
(e) Adrift

14. HEED
(a) Artist
(b) Neglect
(c) Uphold
(d) Conceal
(e) Disguise

15. INHALE
(a) Breathe
(b) Respire
(c) Excellent
(d) Exhale

16. REPUDIATE
(a) Explain
(b) Criticize
(c) Accept
(d) Weaken

17. GIMCRACK
(a) Notorious
(b) Outstanding
(c) Humour
(d) Incorrigible

18. VULGAR
(a) Well-mannered
(b) Coarse
(c) Ordinary
(d) Attractive

19. UNBRIDLED
(a) Uncontrolled
(b) Wild
(c) Restrained
(d) Confined

20. AVERSE
(a) Reluctant
(b) Hostile
(c) Prepared
(d) Disinclined

Answers :
1. (d) ‘Finesse’ means ‘artfulness’.
2. (c) ‘Smother’ means ‘to suffocate’.
3. (a) ‘Propensity’ means ‘inclination, tendency’.
4. (b) ‘Scanty’ means ‘inadequate’.
5. (a) ‘Thwart’ means ‘to frustrate’.
6. (c) ‘Forebearance’ means ‘patience, self-control’.
7. (c) ‘Indignation’ means ‘anger aroused by something felt to be unfair’.
8. (b)
9. (b) ‘Zoom’ means ‘to move fast with sound’.
10. (d)
11. (d) ‘Affable’ means ‘showing friendliness’.
12. (a) ‘Impromptu’ means ‘done without care or unrehearsed;‘spontaneous’.
13. (d) ‘Lofty’ means ‘haughty; of imposing height’.
14. (b) ‘Heed’ means ‘careful attention’.
15. (d)
16. (c) ‘Repudiate’ means ‘refuse to accept’.
17. (b) ‘Gimcrack’ means ‘cheap’, ‘worthless’.
18. (a) ‘Vulgar’ means ‘lack of culture, delicacy, manners, etc.’.
19. (c) ‘Unbridled’ means ‘with all restraints removed’.
20. (c) ‘Averse’ means ‘opposed, disinclined or loath’.