VR Type 12.1 - opposite meaning (var 1)

VR Type 12.1 – opposite meaning (var 1) is a question type that commonly appears in 11 plus exams.

In these questions you are asked to find the opposite (the antonym) of a given word, in capitals, from a list.

e.g. SCOLD

A. burn

B. help

C. praise

D. reduce

E. alert

The answer is (C) praise because if you praise somebody you compliment them and tell them how good something is – this is an antonym of scold. Scold means to tell off/speak harshly/rebuke.