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Crash Course of SSC English Section: Antonyms

Aug 11, 2016 15:31 IST

    As SSC exam is closer, so, there is a need of quick review of various topics subject-wise. Candidates feel more diffident about the preparation of English section.  There are following three main problems.

           -  Grammar

           -  Vocabulary

           -  Variations in English

    The term antonym is commonly taken to be synonymous with opposite, but antonym also has other more restricted meanings. It can be viewed as a special type of incompatibility and incompatible words create the following entailment.

    "Sentence A is X entails sentence A is not Y.”

          →  ‘Stationary’ means  ‘Not  Moving’.

          →  ‘Fast’ mean ‘Not Slow’.

    ‘Antonyms’ are helpful in developing vocabulary and this is what, The Examiner wants to test. It is also helpful in reminding the related words, together. So, Jagranjosh.com has presented this article before you to give a glimpse about Antonyms and what types of Questions are generally plotted. In this article, 100 antonyms are imbibed.

    Directions: Give below are the words alphabetically. Each word is followed by four different options. You have to find out the word exactly opposite in meaning to the given word.

    1. Autonomy

          a. submissiveness
          b. dependence
          c. subordination
          d. slavery

    2. Abhorrence     

          a. aversion
          b. liking
          c. appreciation
          d. fear

    3. Audacious

          a. timid
          b. vulgar
          c. low
          d. unpractised

    4. Absolute

          a. scarce
          b. limited
          c. faulty
          d. efficient

    5. Acute

          a. sharp
          b. critical
          c. dull
          d. sensitive

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