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QUESTIONS

1.AMPLIFY
A) APATHY
B) FASTEN
C) DILATE
D) BENEFIT
E) CONTRACT

Answer: E
Answer Explanation: AMPLIFY is used to represent an increase of something in strength. Thus, the antonym would mean a decrease in something. For this reason we reject DILATE since it means the same as increase or expand. APATHY is not a suitable answer since it represents a feeling of not being interested or enthusiastic. Similarly, BENEFIT and FASTEN are not related to the main word by having a similar or opposite meaning. The word CONTRACT means to become lesser or smaller. Thus, it is the best answer.

2.SLY
A) CLEVER
B) DETECT
C) ARTISTIC
D) ARTLESS
E) LIFELESS

Answer: D
Answer Explanation: SLY means the same as cunning, knowing the secret or CLEVER. Thus, we reject option A as a synonym. The words DETECT and LIFELESS are completely different in meaning. They also do not represent an opposite meaning of cunning. The words ARTISTIC and ARTLESS look like opposites of each other. However, ARTLESS is a suitable antonym of SLY since it means simple and is also used to represent honest nature.

3.DISDAIN
A) STAIN
B) CLEAR
C) APPROVE
D) INDIFFERENCE
E) CONTEMPT

Answer: C
Answer Explanation: DISDAIN is a feeling that something is not good enough to deserve attention or respect. Thus, it is the same as CONTEMPT in meaning. The word INDIFFERENCE shows a neutral stand. It does not thus represent an opposite meaning. STAIN is not similar or opposite to DISDAIN or CONTEMPT. Thus, it is rejected. Out of CLEAR and APPROVE, we reject the word CLEAR since it means easy to understand and not causing any confusion. It also represents having no feeling of doubt or confusion. The word APPROVE, however, seems to be more suitable since it means something that is good, acceptable or suitable. Thus, it is an opposite.


4.METICULOUS
A) SLOPPY
B) FASTIDIOUS
C) SCRUPULOUS
D) FAINT
E) HONEST

Answer: A
Answer Explanation: METICULOUS means paying careful attention to every detail. This is the same as FASTIDIOUS and thus option B is reject as a synonym. The word SCRUPULOUS is also similar in meaning. It means careful to be honest or about paying attention to every detail. The word HONEST means always telling the truth and never cheating. However, FAINT means something that is unlikely. Thus, this option is also rejected. SLOPPY means something loose and without shape. It is also used to denote lack of care, thought or effort. Thus, it is a suitable antonym and is chosen as the best answer.

5.GULLIBLE
A) INCREDIBLE
B) INNOCENT
C) SUSPICIOUS
D) SADISTIC
E) GLUTTON

Answer: C
Answer Explanation: When someone is too willing to accept what others have to say we call him GULLIBLE. Thus, it is the same as na've or INNOCENT which makes us reject option B as it is a synonym. INCREDIBLE is something that is unbelievable. However, it is not opposite to na've or GULLIBLE. GLUTTON refers to a person who eats too much. It is associated with greed and thus is not related to the main word in any way. SADISTIC refers to a person who derives pleasure from hurting others. This is again used in a completely different sense and does not represent similar or opposite meaning of the given word. The word SUSPICIOUS is the most suitable answer as an antonym since it means not willing or able to trust. Thus, it is chosen as the best answer.

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