Directions: Select the word most opposite in meaning to the given word.
Correct Answer : b ) StupidityExplanation :
The meaning of the word “acumen” is “the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.”
Let us look at the meaning of the words provided to see which word is opposite in meaning to the word in question:
- Shrewdness refers to the quality of having or showing good powers of judgement.
- Stupidity means the behaviour that shows a lack of good sense or judgement.
- Cleverness refers to the quality of being clever; intelligence or shrewdness.
- Understanding is the ability to understand something.
From the above meanings, we can see that the words, “shrewdness”, “cleverness” and “understanding” are similar in meaning to the given word. The only word, opposite in meaning to “acumen” is “stupidity”. All the other words can, therefore, be eliminated.
Hence, (B) is the correct answer.
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