1.Which of the following words is OPPOSITE in meaning to INEFFACEABLE?
2. Which of the following words is OPPOSITE in meaning to PERSECUTION?
3. Which of the following words has meaning similar to ‘massive’?
(e) None of these.
4. Choose the word that is opposite of the word “FREEDOM”.
5. Choose the word that expresses the most similar meaning to the word “SUPREME”.
S1. Ans. (d)
Sol. INEFFACEABLE means unable to be erased or forgotten. Hence, ‘erasable’ is its antonym. Rest of the options are its synonyms. Hence, answer would be option (d).
S2. Ans. (b)
Sol. PERSECUTION means hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression. Hence, courtesy which is showing of politeness in one’s attitude and behaviour towards others is its most suitable antonym. Rests of the options are its synonyms.
Hence, answer would be option (b).
S3. Ans. (c)
Sol. Among the given words, ‘gargantuan’ which means ‘enormous’ is similar in meaning to ‘massive’. All other words are antonyms for ‘massive’. Hence, option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
S4. Ans. (c)
Sol. ‘Freedom’ means the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants and ‘internment’ means the state of being confined as a prisoner, especially for political or military reasons. Since they are opposite to each other; option (c) is the most suitable answer choice.
Autarky: economic independence or self-sufficiency.
Manumission: release from slavery.
Deliverance: the action of being rescued or set free.
Pronouncement: a formal or authoritative announcement or declaration.
S5. Ans. (b)
Sol. ‘Supreme’ means highest in rank or authority and ‘cardinal’ means of the greatest importance; fundamental. Since they are synonymous with each other; option (b) is the most suitable answer choice.
Tangential: diverging from a previous course or line; erratic.
Extraneous: irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
Nugatory: of no value or importance.
Abortive: failing to produce the intended result.