Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of another word. Antonyms are a part of the verbal section of the test. In the questions on antonyms a word is given in the question for which the student is required to find out the word opposite in meaning out of the given options.
Antonyms may not be exactly opposite to the given word, but they could mean something similar to the opposite. Antonyms are generally nouns, adjectives or verbs. The options for these antonyms can be words or in some cases even phrases. Moreover, a word might have more than one antonym. That is why good vocabulary is required to answer the antonyms correctly.
Antonyms are part of NTS GAT and NTS NAT in Pakistan.
For taking lesson, follow the steps
Step 1: Vocabulary
The exam tests the vocabulary of a student very efficiently. The questions are designed to measure the depth of a student's vocabulary. Along with the vocabulary, the reasoning abilities and alertness of a student is also put to test.
In order to increase one's vocabulary, it is advised that the student reads a lot on a daily basis and makes an effort to learn the difficult words. Not only should you learn these words, you should look up for their opposites as well.
Step 2: Antonyms
The antonyms can be attempted only if the student has enough knowledge about words and their opposites. Antonyms may not be exactly opposite to the given word, but they could mean something similar to the opposite. The most common mistake done by students is that they confuse antonyms with synonyms (words with similar meaning). That is why the basis should be clear. You are not looking for a word having a similar meaning to the given word, but a word that is opposite in meaning.
Step 3: Practice Questions
A set of practice questions has been given so that you may have a hand on the Antonyms section with practice. Take the Antonyms practice question and check your answers with the correct answer.