English Language Quiz for SSC CGL of 13th April ( Antonyms)

Updated Tue, 13 Apr 2021 12:10 PM IST

Directions(1-10): The following sentences consist of a word which is written in Bold letters. Select the word which is closest to the opposite meaning of the bold word: 

Question 1: He was charged with abetting the murder of an innocent  child

Option 1:  baffle

Option 2:  instigate

Option 3:  promote

Option 4:  support

Question 2: You are advised to show clemency to the defeated enemy

Option 1:  callousness

Option 2:  mercy

Option 3:  leniency

Option 4:  kindness

Question 3: A character without a blemish is a virtue of a leader

Option 1: stigma

Option 2:  adornment

Option 3:  strength

Option 4:  blot 

Question 4: A lady of a few words she is given to laconic answers

Option 1:  copious

Option 2:  lingering

Option 3:  terse

Option 4:  brief

Question 5:  The Board of Directors showered encomium on the Chairman for his liberal policies

Option 1:  generosity

Option 2:  praise

Option 3:  denunciation

Option 4:  tribute

Question6: Mrs Nisha made fervent appeal to the members of the club to maintain unity

Option 1:  active

Option 2:  passionate 

Option 3:  impassive

Option 4:  cold

Question 7:Born in squalid surroundings of the slums she rose to stardom overnight


Option 1:  disorderly

Option 2:  dirty

Option 3:  mean

Option 4:  clean

Question 8: There exists rancour between the two brothers 

Option 1:  devotion

Option 2:  harmony

Option 3:  animosity

Option 4:  enmity

Question 9: How dare you desecrate an idol of this temple

Option 1:  defile

Option 2:  pollute

Option 3:  deify

Option 4:  impious

Question 10: The visit of the Vice Chancellor has been deferred in definitely 

Option 1:  expedited

Option 2:  dissolved

Option 3:  postponed

Option 4:  put off



Explanation: abetting- encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.

baffle-to confuse or frustrate completely, 

instigate-bring about or initiate (an action or event).

Ans 2:  callousness

Explanation: callousness-insensitive and cruel disregard for others.

mercy- kindness that makes you forgive someone, usually someone that you have authority over

leniency-treatment in which someone is punished or judged less strongly or severely than would be expected: 

clemency is the act of showing mercy or kindness to an offender or enemy. 

Ans 3:  adornment

Explanation:  blemish-A blemish is any type of mark, spot, discoloration, or flaw that appears on the skin

stigma-a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.

adornment-. something that adds attractiveness; ornament; accessory

blot-a dark mark or stain made by ink, paint, dirt, etc.

Ans 4:   copious

Explanation: laconic-(of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.

Source: English Quiz

copious- in large amounts; more than enough

terse- smoothly elegant : polished

Ans 5:   denunciation

Explanation: encomium-a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly.

denuciation-very strong public criticism; act of telling authorities about an illegal act.

Ans 6: impassive

Explanation: fervent-having or displaying a passionate intensity.

impassive-not feeling or showing emotion

Ans 7:  clean

Explanation: squalid-(of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect

Ans 8:  harmony

Explanation: rancour- a feeling of hate and continuing anger about something in the past

enmity-a feeling of hate

animosity  a strong feeling of dislike or hatred 

harmony is a noun that describes an agreement, such as in feeling, sound, look, feel, or smell.

Ans 9: deify

Explanation: desecrate- to treat disrespectfully

defile-damage the purity or appearance of

deify- worship or regard as a god.

impious- showing a lack of respect for God or religion.


Ans 10:   expedited

Explanation:  deferred- ( adjective.

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)postponed or delayed. suspended or withheld for or until a certain time or event

expedited- to cause something to be done or progress more quickly

put off-postpone



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