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Antonyms - GRE antonyms and common antonym words Set-1

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6

Predilection

A.

aversion

B.

postponement

C.

afterthought

D.

lamentation

E.

re-occurrence

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Correct answer is : A
Explanation

Predilection : a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something

Aversion : a strong dislike or disinclination

Postponement : the action of postponing something; deferral

Afterthought : something that is thought of or added later

Lamentation : the passionate expression of grief or sorrow; weeping

Re-occurrence : Something that takes place again

 
7

Repugnance

A.

blame

B.

lethargy

C.

awe

D.

attraction

E.

virtue

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Correct answer is : D
Explanation

Repugnance (n) : intense disgust (strong disapproval aroused by something unpleasant or offensive)

Blame : responsibility for a fault or wrong

Lethargy : a lack of energy and enthusiasm

Awe : a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder

Attraction : the action or power of evoking interest in or liking for someone or something

Virtue : behaviour showing high moral standards

 
8

Spur

A.

ignore

B.

impress

C.

mislead

D.

discourage

E.

embitter

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Correct answer is : D
Explanation

Spur (v) : urge or encourage 

Ignore : refuse to take notice of or acknowledge; disregard intentionally

Impress : make (someone) feel admiration and respect

Mislead : cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression

Discourage : cause (someone) to lose confidence or enthusiasm

Embitter : make (someone) feel bitter or resentful

 
9

Abrogate

A.

signify

B.

alleviate

C.

question

D.

ratify

E.

transgress

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Correct answer is : D
Explanation

Abrogate (v) : repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement)

Signify : be an indication of

Alleviate : make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less sever

Question : ask (someone) questions

Ratify : sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid

Transgress : go beyond the limits of (what is morally, socially, or legally acceptable)

 

 
10

Scad

A.

restraint

B.

dearth

C.

parsimony

D.

provision

E.

allocation

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Correct answer is : B
Explanation

Scad (n) : A large number or amount

Restraint : a measure or condition that keeps someone or something under control

Dearth : a scarcity or lack of something

Parsimony : extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources

Provision : an amount or thing supplied or provided

Allocation : the action or process of allocating or sharing out something

 
 

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