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Antonyms - GRE antonyms and common antonym words Set-1

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1

Opacity

A.

firmness

B.

transparence

C.

iridescence

D.

slum

E.

poverty

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Correct answer is : B
Explanation

Opacity : the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.

Transparence : the quality of being clear and transparent 

Firmness : not soft or yielding when pressed, not shaking or trembling

Iridescence : the visual property of something having a milky brightness and a play of colors from the surface

Slum : a squalid and overcrowded urban street or district inhabited by very poor people

Poverty : the state of being extremely poor

 
2

Prim

A.

careful

B.

rare

C.

improper

D.

decisive

E.

unnecessary

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Correct answer is : C
Explanation

Prim (adj) : Precise or proper to the point of affectation

Careful : making sure of avoiding potential danger, mishap, or harm; cautious

Rare :  not occurring very often

Improper : not in accordance with accepted standards, especially of morality or honesty

Decisive : settling an issue; producing a definite result

unnecessary : not needed

 
3

Harbinger

A.

miser

B.

ascetic

C.

follower

D.

counselor

E.

braggart

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Correct answer is : C
Explanation

Harbinger : One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come

Miser : a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible.

Ascetic : A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion

Follower : a person who supports and admires a particular person or set of ideas

Counselor : A person who gives counsel, an adviser

Braggart : a person who boasts about their achievements or possessions

So a harbinger sees what is to come and in opposite a follower admires his idea.

Hence, antonym of Harbinger is Follower.

 
4

Hedge

A.

refuse to represent

B.

make a foolish comment

C.

establish a connection

D.

state without qualification

E.

act on impulse

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Correct answer is : A
Explanation

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5

Mournful

A.

private

B.

joyous

C.

sympathetic

D.

informal

E.

appropriate

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Correct answer is : B
Explanation

Mournful (adj) : Feeling or expressing sorrow or grief

Private : belonging to or for the use of one particular person or group of people only

Joyous : full of happiness and joy

Sympathetic : feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy

Informal : having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner, or nature

Appropriate : suitable or proper in the circumstances

 
 

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