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Antonyms - GRE antonyms and common antonym words Set-1

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16

Boggle

A.

repudiate

B.

lack planning

C.

remain unruffled

D.

ascertain

E.

disentangle

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Correct answer is : C
Explanation

Boggle (v) :  to be surprised, confused or alarmed; to hesitate as if in fear or doubt

Repudiate : refuse to accept; reject

Remain unruffled : remain calm; remain unmoved or remain smooth

Ascertain : make sure of

Disentanglefree (something or someone) from something that they are entangled with

 
17

Replete

A.

vulgar

B.

devoid

C.

matchless

D.

unwrinkled

E.

unsympathetic

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Correct answer is : B
Explanation

Replete : filled or well-supplied with something

Vulgar : lacking sophistication or good taste

Devoid : entirely lacking or free from

Matchless : incomparable

Unwrinkled : not wrinkled or creased

Unsympathetic : not feeling, showing, or expressing sympathy

 
18

Mealymouthed

A.

hungry

B.

tight-lipped

C.

apathetic

D.

indefinite

E.

sincere

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Correct answer is : E
Explanation

Mealymouthed : hesitant to state facts or opinions simply and directly as from e.g. timidity or hypocrisy

Hungry : feeling or showing the need for food

Tight-lipped : with the lips firmly closed, especially as a sign of suppressed emotion or determined reticence

Apathetic : showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern

Indefinite : not clearly expressed or defined; vague

Sincere : free from pretence or deceit; proceeding from genuine feelings

 
19

Spunk

A.

timidity

B.

success

C.

lack of intelligence

D.

loss of prestige

E.

growing awareness

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Correct answer is : A
Explanation

Spunk (n) : courage and determination

Timidity : fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions

Success : the accomplishment of an aim or purpose

Lack of intelligence : inability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills

Loss of prestige : loss of widespread respect and admiration felt for someone or something on the basis of a perception of their achievements or quality

Growing awareness : growing knowledge or perception of a situation or fact

 
20

Entrench

A.

squander

B.

extinguish

C.

intercede

D.

defy

E.

oust

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Correct answer is : E
Explanation

Entrench to fix firmly or securely

Squander : waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner

Extinguish : cause (a fire or light) to cease to burn or shine

Intercede : intervene on behalf of another

Defy : openly resist or refuse to obey

Oust : to eject from a position or place; force out

 

Hence, antonym of Entrench is Oust.

 
 

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