List of Synonyms and Antonyms for Competitive Exams


S.No. Words – Synonyms (Antonyms)

1. Kindred – relation, species (unrelated, dissimilar)
2. Keen – sharp, poignant (vapid, insipid)
3. Knave – dishonest, scoundrel (paragon, innocent)
4. Knell – death knell, last blow (reconstruction, rediscovery)
5. Knotty – complicated difficult (simple, manageable)
6. Luxuriant – profuse, abundant (scanty, meagre)
7. Luscious – palatable, delicious (unsavoury, tart)
8. Lure – attract, entice (repel, dissuade)
9. Lunacy – delusion, insanity (normalcy, sanity)
10. Lucid – sound, rational (obscure, hidden)

Synonyms and Antonyms Useful for SSC, Bank Exams

11. Listless – indifferent, inattentive (brisk, attentive)
12. Linger – loiter, prolong (hasten, quicken)
13. Liberal – magnanimous, generous (stingy, malicious)
14. Liable – accountable, bound (unaccountable, apt to)
15. Lenient – compassionate, merciful (cruel, severe)
16. Lax – slack, careless (firm, reliable)
17. Lavish – abundant, excessive (scarce, deficient)
18. Mutual – joint, identical (separate, distinct)
19. Mutinous – recalcitrant, insurgent (submissive, faithful)
20. Murky – dusky, dreary (bright shining)
21. Munificent – liberal, hospitable (frugal, penurious)
22. Monotonous – irksome, tedious (varied, pleasant)
23. Momentous – notable, eventful (trivial, insignificant)
24. Mollify – appease, assuage (irritate, infuriate)
25. Molest – harass, tease (console, soothe)
26. Modest – humble, courteous (arrogant, pompous)
27. Mitigate – alleviate, relieve (augment, enhance)
28. Miraculous – marvellous, extraordinary (ordinary, trivial)
29. Minute – diminutive, miniature (large, colossal)
30. Numerous – profuse, various (scarce, deficient)
31. Nullify – cancel, annual (confirm, uphold)
32. Noxious – baneful, injurious (healing, profitable)
33. Novice – tyro, beginner (veteran, ingenious)
34. Nonchalant – indifferent, negligent (attentive, considerate)
35. Nimble – prompt, brisk (sluggish, languid)
36. Niggardly – miser, covetous (generous, profuse)
37. Negligent – inattentive, careless (vigilant, careful)
38. Overwhelm – triumph, subjugate (flounder, falter)
39. Outrage – offence, maltreatment (praise, favour)
40. Outbreak – eruption, insurrection (compliance, subjection)
41. Ornamental – decorative, adorned (unseemly, plain)
42. Ordain – order, impose (revoke, abolish)
43. Oracular – cryptic, vague (lucid, distinct)
44. Opaque – obscure, shady (transparent, bright)
45. Offspring – descendant, sibling (ancestor, forefather)
46. Offensive – abhorrent, arrogant (docile, compliant)
47. Odious – malevolent, obnoxious (engaging, fascinating)
48. Occult – latent, ambiguous (intelligible, transparent)
49. Obvious – evident, apparent (obscure, ambiguous)
50. Obstruct – impede, prevent (hasten, encourage)
51. Prudent – cautious, discreet (impetuous, unwise)
52. Provoke – inflame, incite (pacify, comfort)
53. Protract – prolong, delay (abbreviate, curtail)
54. Proscribe – prohibit, exclude (solicit, include)
55. Profuse – lavish, abundant (scarce, scantly)
56. Profligate – dissolute, degenerate (virtuous, upright)
57. Prodigy – miracle, marvel (normal, average)
58. Prodigious – vast, enormous (unimpressive, diminutive)
59. Premature – precocious, untimely (belated, opportune)
60. Predicament – plight, dilemma (resolution, confidence)
61. Precarious – doubtful, insecure (assured, undeniable)
62. Pompous – haughty, arrogant (unpretentious, humble)
63. Perverse – petulant, obstinate (complacent, docile)
64. Pertness – flippancy, impudence (modesty, diffidence)
65. Peevish – perverse, sullen (suave, amiable)
66. Peerless – matchless, unrivalled (mediocre, commonplace)
67. Paramount – foremost, eminent (trivial, inferior)
68. Pamper – flatter, indulge (deny, disparage)
69. Placid – tranquil, calm (turbulent, hostile)
70. Quell – subdue, reduce (exacerbate, agitate)
71. Quaint – queer, strange (familiar, usual)
72. Quack – impostor, deceiver (upright, unfeigned)
73. Quibble – equivocate, prevaricate (unfeign, plain)
74. Quarantine – seclude, screen (befriend, socialize)
75. Questionable – dubious, disputable (reliable, authentic)
76. Reverence – respect, esteem (disrespect, affront)
77. Ratify – consent, approve (deny, dissent)
78. Ravage – destroy, ruin (reconstruct, renovate)
79. Redeem – recover, liberate (conserve, lose)
80. Ruthless – remorseless, inhumane (compassionate, lenient)
81. Rustic – rural uncivilised (cultured, refined)
82. Rout – vanquish, overthrow (succumb, withdraw)
83. Retract – recant, withdraw (confirm, assert)
84. Remote – inaccessible, farther (adjoining, adjacent)
85. Remorse – regret, penitence (ruthlessness, obduracy)
86. Resentment – displeasure, wrath (content, cheer)
87. Rescind – annul, abrogate (delegate, permit)
88. Remonstrate – censure, protest (agree, laud)
89. Remnant – residue, piece (entire, whole)
90. Sycophant – parasite, flatterer (devoted, loyal)
91. Superficial – partial, shallow (profound, discerning)
92. Subvert – demolish, sabotage (generate, organise)
93. Substantial – considerable, solid (tenuous, fragile)
94. Subsequent – consequent, following (Preceding, Previous)
95. Stain – blemish, tarnish (honour, purify)
96. Scanty – scarce, insufficient (lavish, multitude)
97. Sarcastic – ironical, derisive (courteous, gracious)
98. Shrewd – cunning, crafty (simple, imbecile)
99. Stupor – lethargy, unconsciousness (sensibility, consciousness)
100. Squalid – dirty, filthy (tidy, attractive)
101. Sporadic – intermittent, scattered (incessant, frequent)
102. Solicit – entreat, implore (protest, oppose)
103. Sneer – mock, scorn (flatter, praise)
104. Slander – defame, malign (applaud, approve)
105. Shabby – miserable, impoverished (prosperous, thriving)
106. Saucy – impudent, insolent (modest, humble)
107. Tyro – beginner, learner (proficient, veteran)
108. Trivial – trifling, insignificant (significant veteran)
109. Trenchant – assertive, forceful (feeble, ambiguous)
110. Transient – temporal, transitory (lasting, enduring)
111. Tranquil – peaceful, composed (violent, furious)
112. Timid – diffident, coward (bold, intrepid)
113. Temperate – cool, moderate (boisterous, violent)
114. Tedious – wearisome, irksome (exhilarating, lively)
115. Taciturn – reserved, silent (talkative, extrovert)
116. Taboo – prohibit, ban (permit, consent)
117. Throng – assembly, crowd (dispersion, sparsity)
118. Tumultuous – violent, riotous (peaceful, harmonious)
119. Utterly – completely, entirely (deficiently, incompletely
120. Usurp – seize, wrest (restore, compensate)
121. Uncouth – awkward, ungraceful (elegant, graceful)
122. Umbrage – resentment, bitterness (sympathy, goodwill)
123. Vulgar – inelegant, offensive (elegant, civil)
124. Vouch – confirm, consent (repudiate, prohibit)
125. Volatile – light, changing (heavy, ponderous)
126. Vicious – corrupt, obnoxious (noble, virtuous)
127. Venerable – esteemed, honoured (unworthy, immature)
128. Vanity – conceit, pretension (modesty, humility)
129. Valour – bravery, prowess (fear, cowardice)
130. Vagrant – wanderer, roaming (steady, settled)
131. Vigilant – cautious, alert (careless, negligent)
132. Valid – genuine, authentic (fallacious, deceptive)
133. Veteran – ingenious, experienced (novice, tyro)
134. Venom – poison, malevolence (antidote, benevolent)
135. Waive – relinquish, remove (impose, clamp)
136. Wary – cautious, cirumspect (heedless, negligent)
137. Wane – decline, dwindle (ameliorate, rise)
138. Wilt – wither, perish (revive, bloom)
139. Wield – use, employ (forgo, avoid)
140. Wan – pale, faded (bright, healthy)
141. Wicked – vicious, immoral (virtuous, noble)
142. Wed – marry, combine (divorce, separate)
143. Yoke – connect, harness (liberate, release)
144. Yield – surrender, abdicate (resist, protest)
145. Yearn – languish, crave (content, satisfy)
146. Yell – shout, shriek (whisper, muted)
147. Zest – delight, enthusiasm (disgust, passive)
148. Zenith – summit, apex (nadir, base)
149. Zeal – eagerness, fervour (apathy, lethargy)
150. Zig-zag – oblique, wayward (straight, unbent)

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