Daily Vocab Quiz-7-SEP-2020

In the following question, out of the five alternatives, select the word opposite in meaning to the given word.

1. Dainty

(a) Choler
(b) Exasperate
(c) Poise
(d) Inferior
(e) Irksome

2. Daffy

(a) Peril
(b) Sagacious
(c) Chaste
(d) Tribute
(e) Odious

3. Ebb

(a) Irk
(b) Awe
(c) Climb
(d) Wee
(e) Woo

4. Ebullient

(a) Malignant
(b) Benevolent
(c) Approbation
(d) Drowsy
(e) Cantankerous

5. Fabulous

(a) Banal
(b) Evacuated
(c) Encroached
(d) Ceremonious
(e) Bellicose


(a) Idiotic

(b) Maudlin

(c) Hoary


(e) Withered


Sol.1 The correct answer is: D
Dainty means delicately small and pretty.
Choler means anger or irascibility.
Exasperate means irritate and frustrate (someone) intensely.
Poise means graceful and elegant bearing in a person.
Inferior means lower in rank, status, or quality.
Irksome means irritating; annoying.

Sol.2 The correct answer is: B
Daffy means silly; mildly eccentric.
Peril means serious and immediate danger.
Sagacious means having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd.
Chaste means abstaining from extramarital, or from all, sexual intercourse.
Tribute means an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
Odious means extremely unpleasant; repulsive.

Sol.3 The correct answer is: C
Ebb means the movement of the tide out to sea.
Irk means irritate; annoy.
Awe means a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder.
Climb means an ascent, especially of a mountain or hill, by climbing.
Wee means early
Woo means to lure

Sol.4 The correct answer is: D
Ebullient means cheerful and full of energy.
Malignant means evil in nature or effect; malevolent.
Benevolent means well meaning and kindly.
Approbation means approval or praise.
Drowsy means sleepy and lethargic; half asleep.
Cantankerous means bad-tempered, argumentative, and uncooperative.

Sol.5 The correct answer is: A
Fabulous means extraordinary, especially extraordinarily large.
Banal means so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
Evacuated means remove (someone) from a place of danger to a safer place.
Encroached means intrude on (a person’s territory, rights, personal life, etc.).
Ceremonious means relating or appropriate to grand and formal occasions.
Bellicose means demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.

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