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.
Forbid means refuse to allow. Hence, the synonym of forbid is allow.
Ambiguous means something which is not clear. Its antonym is definite.
Counterfeit means which is something fake. For example counterfeit currency. The antonym is genuine.
Fusion means which is something mixed. For instance fusion music. Its antonym is separation.
(a) bring down
(c) slope down
Escalate means making something more intense. Its synonym is bring down.
Terminate means end. Its antonym is initiate.
(b) become serious
Gravitate means to move towards something. Its antonym is retreat.
Assent means the expression of approval or agreement. Its antonym is refusal.
Defiance means open resistance. Its antonym is obedience.
Emancipate means set something free. Its antonym is detain.