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What are Antonyms?
A word which is opposite in meaning to the given word is called its Antonym.
Example: The word ‘Autonomy’ means ‘Independence’.
So, its antonym would be ‘Dependence’.
TYPE 1 : CHOOSING THE CORRECT ANTONYM OF THE GIVEN WORD
In this type of questions, generally a word is given, followed by four or five alternatives. The candidate is required to choose the word which is nearest to the opposite in meaning of the given word.
Example: Choose the correct antonym of the given word : OBSCURE
(a) Pedantic (b) Implicit (c) Explicit (d) Obnoxious
Solution: ‘Obscure’ means ‘secret’. So, the antonym would be ‘Explicit’.
Hence, the answer is (c).