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Select the word or group of words that is farthest in meaning to the word in capital letters.
INSUPERABLE
A) Predictable
B) Surmountable
C) Countable
D) Unendurable

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Last updated date: 13th Jun 2024
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Hint: Antonyms are the words that are opposite in meaning to another. The root words for the word 'antonym' are the words 'anti' meaning 'against' or 'opposite' and 'onym' meaning 'name’. For instance: the antonym of ‘hot’ is ‘cold’.

Complete step by step answer:
The meaning of the word insuperable is ‘impossible to overcome’. So, as per the question we have to find the word which is opposite in meaning to the word insuperable.
Option A) Predictable – is an incorrect answer because the meaning of predictable is ‘able to be predicted or to be expected’ and this is not the opposite of the word insuperable. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option B) Surmountable – is the correct answer because insuperable means 'impossible to overcome' the opposite being surmountable meaning 'can overcome'. For example: The exam is a tough one but it is surmountable. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option C) Countable – is an incorrect answer because the meaning of countable is ‘able to count’ and this is not opposite of the meaning of the word insuperable. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.
Option D) Unendurable – is an incorrect answer because the meaning of unendurable is ‘not tolerable’ and this is not opposite of the meaning of the word insuperable. Thus, this is an incorrect answer.

So, the correct answer is “Option B-INSUPERABLE – Surmountable ”.

Note:
Antonyms are the words that are opposite in meaning and synonyms are the words that have the same meaning. The synonym of insuperable is impossible, hopeless. The remaining words that are given in the options are not opposite to the word insuperable.