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Synonyms and Antonyms Questions for SSC CGL Exam

Directions (1 to 5): In each of the following questions, out of the given alternatives, choose the one which is the nearest in meaning to the given word.

1. INDICT

(A) Condemn                                       (B) Allege

(C) Accuse                                           (D) Reprimand

2. SUPERANNUATED

(A) Accepted                                       (B) Retired

(C) Experienced                                  (D) Senile

3. HEDGE

(A) Evade                                             (B) Curse

(C) Injure                                             (D) Harm

4. Latent

(A) Prompt                                          (B) Concealed

(C) Apparent                                       (D) Lethargic

5. GENESIS

(A) Style                                              (B) Movement

(C) Relevant                                       (D) Beginning

Directions (6 to 10): In each of the following questions, choose the word opposite in meaning to the given word

6. ONEROUS

(A) Easy                                               (B) Complex

(C) Plain                                               (D) Straight- forward

7. DESPONDENCY

(A) Excitement                                     (B) Cheerfulness

(C) Pleasure                                         (D) Humility

8. VOLUNTARY

(A) Ordered                                         (B) Alternative

(C) Compulsory                                   (D) Essential

9. VANQUISH

(A) Surrender                                      (B) Debase

(C) Destroy                                          (D) Ruin

10. DISSUADE

(A) Advise                                            (B) Instigate

(C) Persuade                                         (D) Incite

 

Answers:

Answer 1: (C) Accuse

Explanation:

Indict- formally accuse of or charge with a crime

Answer 2: (B) Retired

Explanation:

Superannuated- outdated or obsolete through age or new developments

Answer 3: (A) Evade

Explanation:

Hedge- a way of protecting oneself against financial loss or other adverse circumstances

Answer 4: (B) Concealed

Explanation:

Latent- (of a quality or state) existing but not yet developed or manifest; hidden or concealed

Answer 5: (D) Beginning

Explanation:

Genesis- the origin or mode of formation of something

Answer 6: (A) Easy

Explanation:

Onerous- (of a task or responsibility) involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty

Answer 7: (B) Cheerfulness

Explanation:

Despondency- low spirits from loss of hope or courage; dejection

Answer 8: (C) Compulsory

Explanation:

Voluntary- done, given, or acting of one's own free will

Answer 9: (A) Surrender

Explanation:

Vanquish- defeat thoroughly

Answer 10: (C) Persuade

Explanation:

Dissuade- persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action

    

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