Directions (Q1-5): In the following questions out of the four alternatives, choose the one which best expresses the meaning of the given word.
Directions (Q6-10): In the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word.
The word ‘Elude’ (Verb) means: escape, especially by a clever trick. For example,
He eluded capture for weeks by hiding underground.
The word Premonition (Noun) means: a feeling that something is going to happen unpleasant foreboding. Hence, premonition and forewarning are synonymous.
The word Derogatory (Adjective) means: showing a critical attitude to somebody’s reputation; insulting. The word ‘disparaging’ bears the same meaning.
The word Nomadic (Adjective) means: wandering: moving from place to place.
The word ‘Restive’ (Adjective) means: unable to be still or quiet; difficult to control hence, restive and restless are synonymous.
The word Jettison (Verb) means: to throw something; abandon: to reject an idea.
Hence, the words jettison and accept are antonymous.
The word Ameliorate (Verb) means: to make something better.
Look at the sentence:
Steps have been taken to ameliorate the situation.
Hence, the words ameliorate and worsen are antonymous.
The word Grotesque (Adjective) means: strange in a way that is unpleasant; extremely ugly, unusual.
Hence, the words grotesque and natural are antonymous.
The word devious (adjective) means: behaving in a dishonest way: a route that is not straight.
Hence, the words devious and straight are antonymous.
The word Evanescent (Adjective) means: disappearing quickly from sight or memory.
Hence, the words evanescent and permanent are antonymous.