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MBA Verbal Ability Questions & Answers – Antonyms Set-II

Practice exercise on Antonyms from Verbal Ability Section. It would help you in your preparation for entrances such as CAT, CMAT, MAT, XAT, IIFT, SNAP etc

Sep 19, 2016 16:11 IST
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Directions (1 - 10): In each of the following questions, the first word is given in capital letters followed by four other words, one of which is the antonym of the first word. Find the word.

1. DUBIOUS

a) Reluctant

b) Believable

c) Skeptical

d) Problematic

2. CLANDESTINE

a) Covert

b) Forthright

c) Cunning

d) Restricted

MBA Verbal Ability Questions & Answers – Antonyms Set-I

3. INDIGENOUS

a) Acquired

b) Utter

c) Cosmopolitan

d) Implicit

4. COGNITIVE

a) Intellectual

b) Illogical

c) Rational

d) Mental

5. GRAPPLING

a) Dodging

b) Holding

c) Grabbing

d) Coping

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6. MALADY

a) Jingle

b) Infection

c) Strength

d) Sickness

7. PERTINENT

a) Germane

b) Apposite

c) Apropos

d) Inappropriate

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8. LEGITIMATE

a) Statutory

b) Illegal

c) Authorized

d) Sanctioned

9. EXTREMISM

a) Hatred

b) Frenzy

c) Biased

d) Impartial

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10. DEMURRAL

a) Postponement

b) Impediment

c) Adjournment

d) Furtherance

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Answers:

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b

b

a

b

a

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b

d

d

Explanation:

In this section we will explain the rationale for choosing the answer pertaining to every question. After reading this description, you would be able to understand the concepts of English vocabulary and remember the antonyms easily.

1. Explanation: ‘Dubious’ means something not to be relied upon and hence ‘Believable’ is the appropriate antonym.

2. Explanation: Clandestine means hidden and hence forthright is the appropriate antonym.

3. Explanation: Indigenous means innate or original and hence, acquired is the exact opposite word.

4. Explanation: Cognitive means something concerning the mind and ‘Illogical’ is the exact opposite word.

5. Explanation: Grappling means to seize or hold in a firm grip and ‘Dodging’ is the exact opposite word.

6. Explanation: Malady means a disease or ailment and ‘Strength’ is the exact opposite word.

7. Explanation: Pertinent means something relevant or applicable to a particular matter and ‘Inappropriate’ is the exact opposite word.

8. Explanation: Legitimate means conforming to the law or to rules and ‘Illegal’ is the exact opposite word.

9. Explanation: Extremism means the holding of extreme political or religious views and ‘Impartial’ is the exact opposite word.

10. Explanation: Demurral means deferment or interruption of something and ‘Furtherance’ is the exact opposite word.

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