Antonyms

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  • Q1

    Tick (√) the correct pairs of antonyms and cross (×) the wrong ones.

    1.

    Maximum

    minimum

    2.

    Clean

    tidy

    3.

    Comedy

    tragedy

    4.

    Good

    sad

    5.

    Difficult

    hard

    6.

    Defeat

    victory

    7.

    Weep

    cry

    8.

    Virtue

    wisdom

    9.

    Presence

    absence

    10.

    Joy

    sorrow

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1.

    Maximum

    minimum

    2.

    Clean

    tidy

    ×

    3.

    Comedy

    tragedy

    4.

    Good

    sad

    ×

    5.

    Difficult

    hard

    ×

    6.

    Defeat

    victory

    7.

    Weep

    cry

    ×

    8.

    Virtue

    wisdom

    ×

    9.

    Presence

    absence

    10.

    Joy

    sorrow

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  • Q2

    Fill in the blanks with the antonyms of the underlined words.

    1. My uncle arrived after we had ______ for the airport.

    2. Do not neglect health, take good ______ of it.

    3. The prices of goods are decreasing day by day.

    4. I read an ancient book.

    5. A miser does not spend money easily.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. departed

    2. care

    3. increasing

    4. modern

    5. spendthrift

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  • Q3

    Choose the correct antonyms of the following words.

    (i) Yield – submit/ take in/ resist

    (ii) Appear – vanish/ seize/ occupy

    (iii) Wisdom – victory/ intelligence/ folly

    (iv) Assiduous – hardworking/ introvert/ indolent

    (v) Cordial – hospitable/ uncongenial/ outgoing

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Yield – resist

    (ii) Appear – vanish

    (iii) Wisdom – folly

    (iv) Assiduous – indolent

    (v) Cordial – uncongenial

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  • Q4

    Match the following words with their antonyms.

    Words

    Antonyms

    (i) Amenable

    (ii) Deficit

    (iii) Approve

    (iv) Clumsy

    (v) Liberate

    (vi) Strive

    (vii) Condemn

    (viii) Hideous

    (ix) Civilized

    (x) Fervour

    a. Object to

    b. Graceful

    c. Quit

    d. Commend

    e. Unwilling

    f. Barbarous

    g. Excess

    h. Subjugate

    i. Apathy

    j. Pleasant

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) Amenable – Unwilling

    (ii) Deficit – Excess

    (iii) Approve – Object to

    (iv) Clumsy – Graceful

    (v) Liberate – Subjugate

    (vi) Strive – Quit

    (vii) Condemn – Commend

    (viii) Hideous – Pleasant

    (ix) Civilized – Barbarous

    (x) Fervour – Apathy

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  • Q5

    Fill in the blanks with suitable antonyms of the words given in brackets.

    (i) Debra asked me to be _______ (careless) when I go to the trip.

    (ii) Water in this region is ________ (abundant) and bad.

    (iii) The calculation made by him is _________ (accurate).

    (iv) Philanthropy is a ________ (vice) that is appreciated by mankind.

    (v) Although the offer was a good one, he ________ (accept) it.

    (vi) Such international aid agencies often work ________ (against) each other.

    (vii) He asked the bishop to _________ (condemn) his sins.

    (viii) The book made me a ________ (worse) person.

    (ix) The room has been decorated with ________ (dark) posters.

    (x) Carmen talked to me in a _______ (sour) tone.

    Marks:10
    Answer:

    (i) Debra asked me to be careful when I go to the trip.

    (ii) Water in this region is scarce and bad.

    (iii) The calculation made by him is inaccurate.

    (iv) Philanthropy is a virtue that is appreciated by mankind.

    (v) Although the offer was a good one, he declined it.

    (vi) Such international aid agencies often work in favour of each other.

    (vii) He asked the bishop to absolve his sins.

    (viii) The book made me a better person.

    (ix) The room has been decorated with bright posters.

    (x) Carmen talked to me in a sweet tone.

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