Antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Synonyms are words with similar meanings.
What is a Synonym?
A synonym is defined as a word/phrase, the meaning of which is the same or nearly the same as another word or phrase. Words that are synonyms are described as synonymous.
- Artful – Crafty
- Ballot – Poll
- Chorus – Refrain
- Deceptive – Misleading
- Enormous – immense
What is an Antonym?
An antonym is a word/phrase that is opposite of another word or phrase. Check the examples.
- Admire – Detest
- Bravery – Cowardice
- Crooked – Straight
- Dainty – Clumsy
- Economise – Waste
Synonyms Previous Year Questions asked in NDA exam
1. The discussion was wound up after a long and fruitful exchange of views.A. postponed
B. cut short
2.The police officer tried to intimidate the witness but in vain.A. inform
3. Hospitality is a virtue for which the natives of the East in general are highly admired.A. Duty of a doctor
B. Generosity shown to guests
C. Cleanliness in hospitals
4.House rent in cities like Mumbai or Delhi has risen to astronomical figures beyond the reach of even high-salaried people.A. exorbitant
5.He was enamoured of his own golden voice.A. very fond of
B. concerned with
C. obsessed with
D. imbued with
6.Some journalists are guilty of indulging in yellow journalism.A. misrepresentation
C. sensational reporting
D. loud gestures
7. He is always anxious.A. worried
8.The poems of Kabir are ecstatic in nature.A. efficacious
9.Hitler was a despot.A. conservative
10.A human being is always vulnerable to other human beings.A. resilient
Antonyms Previous Year Questions asked in NDA exam
11. My mother has been working hard for the last two weeks and she feels run down.A. morbid
12.He was just idle by temperament.A. employed
13.Most of the decisions taken by the officer were unjust.A. serious
14.He is a loving father and takes great delight in his children.A. revolt
15.We carried on the search for the missing person.A. delayed
C. broke up
D. called off
###COMMON###16###25###Direction: Each item in this section consists of a sentence with an underlined word followed by four words. Select the option that is opposite in meaning to the underlined word/words and mark your response in your answer sheet accordingly. ###DONE###
16. The country’s economy must be geared to wartime requirements.A. subordinated to
B. related to
C. adjusted to
D. unlinked to
17.Why does fire attract insects?A. discharge
18.He is very serious by temperament.A. grave
19.Cultural diversity in the working place is good for business.A. uniformity
20.The company was liquidated within five yearsA. bankrupt
B. closed down
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