ANTONYMS
       7                                           ANTONYMS
     Directio ns (1-5) : In these            13. COAX                                  26. TRANSPARENT
questions, choose the word opposite              (1) dull          (2) dissuade             (1) clear         (2) ambiguity
in meaning to the word given in bold.            (3) active        (4) speed                (3) opaque        (4) crystal
               (SSC Section Officer (Audit)                                            27. ENCOUNTERED
                                             14. ERUDITE
                               Exam. 1997)       (1) educated      (2) unscholarly          (1) avoided       (2) enriched
  1. OSTRACISE                                                                              (3) faced         (4) overcome
                                                 (3) scholarly     (4) possessive
     (1) amuse           (2) welcome                                                   28. HANDY
                                             15. AFFLUENT
     (3) entertain       (4) host                (1) high          (2) poor                 (1) cumbersome(2) handful
  2. DENSE                                                                                  (3) unwieldy      (4) heavy
                                                 (3) rare          (4) fluent
     (1) scarce          (2) slim                                                      29. ELEGANCE
                                                 Directio ns (16-20) : In the
     (3) sparse          (4) lean                                                           (1) pride         (2) beauty
                                            following questions, choose the word
  3. PARSIMONIOUS                           OPPOSITE in meaning to the given                (3) coarseness (4) vulgarity
     (1) prodigious (2) selfless            word given in bold in each of the          30. CAPRICIOUS
     (3) extravagant                        following questions :                           (1) firm          (2) fickle
     (4) ostentatious                                    (SSC Section Officer (Audit)       (3) indefinite    (4) defian
  4. FETTER                                                       Exam. 14.12.2003)         Directions (31-40) : In the
     (1) restore         (2) liberate        16. PAROCHIAL                            following questions choose the word
                                                                                      opposite in meaning to the given word.
     (3) exonerate       (4) distract            (1) narrow        (2) international
                                                                                                    (SSC Section Officer (Audit)
  5. HARMONY                                     (3) global        (4) world wide
                                                                                                             Exam.05.06.2005)
     (1) strife          (2) annoyance       17. FALLIBLE
                                                                                       31. EXODUS
     (3) cruelty         (4) mischief            (1) unerring      (2) reliable
                                                                                            (1) influx     (2) home-coming
     Directions (6-10) : Choose the              (3) falsehood     (4) trustful
word opposite in meaning to the word                                                        (3) return     (4) restoration
                                             18. IMPERTINENT
given in bold.                                                                         32. INQUISITIVE
                                                 (1) arrogance (2) appropriate
               (SSC Section Officer (Audit)                                                 (1) insincere     (2) indifferent
                                                 (3) respectful (4) modest
                       Exam. 09.09.2001)                                                    (3) insensitive (4) insulting
  6. CONCILIATION                            19. ROUGH
                                                                                       33. CANDID
     (1) dispute         (2) irritation          (1) refined       (2) charming
                                                                                            (1) outspoken (2) frank
     (3) separation (4) confrontation            (3) smooth        (4) polite
                                                                                            (3) devious       (4) disguised
  7. MYTH                                    20. RATIFICATION
                                                                                       34. NADIR
     (1) truth           (2) fact                (1) disapproval (2) disagreeable
                                                                                            (1) modernity (2) zenith
     (3) falsehood       (4) story               (3) denial        (4) disturbing
                                                                                            (3) liberty       (4) progress
  8. RELUCTANTLY                                 Directio ns (21-30) : In the
     (1) pleasingly      (2) willingly                                                 35. CULPABLE
                                            following questions, choose the word
     (3) satisfactorily (4) happily         opposite in meaning to the given bold           (1) defendable (2) blameless
  9. MUTILATE                               word.                                           (3) careless      (4) irresponsible
     (1) instruct        (2) induct                      (SSC Tax Assistant (Income    36. FACILITATE
     (3) conduct         (4) mend                              Tax & Central Excise)        (1) help          (2) propogate
10. LAMENT                                                        Exam.05.12.2004)          (3) hinder        (4) reject
       (1) rejoice        (2) rejuvenate     21. OMIT                                  37. CRITICISE
       (3) complain       (4) cry                (1) exclude       (2) include              (1) finish        (2) recommend
    Directio ns (11-15) : In the                 (3) undertake (4) add
                                                                                            (3) commend       (4) request
following questions, out of the four         22. INTEGRATION
                                                                                       38. CONFORMITY
alternatives, choose the one which best          (1) unity       (2) synthesis
                                                                                        (1) deviation         (2) dilution
expresses the meaning of the given               (3) linking     (4) fragmentation
word.                                        23. MINIATURE                              (3) distraction       (4) diversion
               (SSC Section Officer (Audit)      (1) large         (2) small           39. AFFIRM
                       Exam. 16.11.2003)         (3) heavy         (4) least                (1) refuse        (2) negate
 11. ANIMOSITY                               24. EXHAUSTS                                   (3) neglect       (4) avoid
      (1) love           (2) lust                (1) tires         (2) empties         40. AUTONOMY
      (3) luck           (4) loss                (3) invigorates (4) drains                 (1) slavery
 12. ALTERCATION                             25. DISTANT                                    (2) subordination
      (1) explanation    (2) challenge           (1) far           (2) close                (3) dependence
      (3) compromise     (4) opposition          (3) imminent      (4) along                (4) submissiveness
                                                           SEE–561