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Antonyms - GRE antonyms and common antonym words Set-1

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21

Hidebound

A.

thin-skinned

B.

open-minded

C.

strong-willed

D.

scatterbrained

E.

tenderhearted

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Correct answer is : B
Explanation

Hidebound       : unwilling or unable to change because of tradition or convention. Ex: "you are hidebound by your petty laws"

thin-skinned    : Oversensitive, especially to criticism or insult.

open-minded   : Receptive to new and different ideas or the opinions of others

strong-willed   : having strength of will

scatterbrained : A person regarded as flighty, thoughtless, or disorganized.

tenderhearted : Easily moved by another's distress; compassionate.

 
22

Unassuaged

A.

soothed

B.

presumed

C.

faulty

D.

singular

E.

deceptive

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Correct answer is : A
Explanation

Unassuaged  : not soothed or relieved.

soothed       : gently calm (a person or their feelings)

presumed    : To act overconfidently;To take for granted that something is true or factual

faulty          : not perfect, has errors

singular       : Being only one

deceptive    :  tending to deceive or mislead

Hence, soothed is the Antonym of Unassuaged

 
23

Prevaricate

A.

emphasize

B.

support in theory

C.

state truthfully

D.

postulate

E.

consider thoughtfully

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Correct answer is : C
Explanation

Prevaricate        : to speak falsely or act in an evasive way with an intent to deceive

emphasize          : give special importance or prominence to (something) in speaking or writing.

support in theory  : to support a fact theoretically

state truthfully   : to say truth

postulate          : to state a fact or something that is already considered true

consider thoughtfully : to think wisely.

 
24

Sage

A.

miser

B.

fool

C.

tyrant

D.

zealot

E.

braggart

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Correct answer is : B
Explanation

Sage     : man of profound wisdom

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

fool     : a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person

tyrant   : a cruel, harsh and oppressive person

zealot   : a highly motivated and inspired person

braggart : a person who boasts loudly or exaggeratedly

 
25

Lackluster

A.

vibrant

B.

complex

C.

courteous

D.

superficial

E.

abundant

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Correct answer is : A
Explanation

Lackluster  : lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring.

vibrant       : full of energy and enthusiasm.

complex     : consisting of many different and connected parts, a group of similar buildings or facilities on the same site

courteous  : polite, respectful, or considerate in manner.

superficial : existing or occurring at or on the surface

abundant   : existing or available in large quantities; plentiful

 

Hence , vibrant is the Antonym of Lackluster

 
 

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