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CDS (II) 2017 Exam: English Practice Questions - Antonyms Set 02

The UPSC will conduct the CDS (II) Exam 2017 on 19 November 2017. For the benefit of aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing the following questions on antonyms. The answers along with explanations as given below will help the candidates in understanding the nature of the questions in the exam.

Oct 30, 2017 12:26 IST
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CDS (II) 2017 Exam: English Practice Questions - Antonyms Set 02
CDS (II) 2017 Exam: English Practice Questions - Antonyms Set 02

The UPSC will conduct the CDS (II) Exam 2017 on 19 November 2017. For the benefit of aspirants, Jagran Josh is providing the following questions on antonyms. The answers along with explanations as given below will help the candidates in understanding the nature of the questions in the exam.

Each item consists of a word in capital letters followed by four words or phrases as (a), (b), (c) and (d). Select the word or phrase which is nearly opposite to the meaning of the original word.

1. FORBID

(a) forgive
(b) allow
(c) refuse
(d) deprive

Answer. B
Forbid means refuse to allow. Hence, the synonym of forbid is allow.

2. AMBIGUOUS

(a) definite
(b) constant
(c) shapeless
(d) determined

Answer. A
Ambiguous means something which is not clear. Its antonym is definite.

3. COUNTERFEIT

(a) destructive
(b) genuine
(c) affirm
(d) harmonize

Answer. B
Counterfeit means which is something fake. For example counterfeit currency. The antonym is genuine.

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4. FUSION

(a) melting
(b) fixture
(c) amendment
(d) separation

Answer. D
Fusion means which is something mixed. For instance fusion music. Its antonym is separation.

5. ESCALATE

(a) bring down
(b) isolate
(c) slope down
(d) reject

Answer. A
Escalate means making something more intense. Its synonym is bring down.

6. TERMINATE

(a) imitate
(b) interrupt
(c) initiate
(d) examine

Answer. C
Terminate means end. Its antonym is initiate.

7. GRAVITATE

(a) meditate
(b) become serious
(c) deteriorate
(d) retreat

Answer. D
Gravitate means to move towards something. Its antonym is retreat.

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8. ASSENT

(a) refusal
(b) confirm
(c) answer
(d) agree

Answer. A
Assent means the expression of approval or agreement. Its antonym is refusal.

9. DEFIANCE

(a) insult
(b) denial
(c) obediance
(d) resistance

Answer. C
Defiance means open resistance. Its antonym is obedience.

10. EMANCIPATE

(a) detain
(b) release
(c) acquit
(d) unchain

Answer. A
Emancipate means set something free. Its antonym is detain.

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