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Copyright 2002 LearningExpress, LLC. All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions. Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data: Dermott, Brigit. 501 synonym and antonym questions / Brigit Dermott. 1st ed. p. cm. ISBN 1-57685-423-X (pbk.) 1. English languageExaminationsStudy guides. 2. English language Synonyms and antonymsProblems, exercises, etc. I. Title: Five hundred one synonym and antonym questions. II. Title: Five hundred and one synonym and antonym questions. III. Title. LB1631.5 .D47 2002 428'.0076dc21 Printed in the United States of America 9876543 First Edition ISBN 1-57685-423-X For more information or to place an order, contact LearningExpress at: 55 Broadway 8th Floor New York, NY 10006 Or visit us at: www.learnatest.com

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Contents
Introduction 1 Synonyms 2 Antonyms 3 Synonyms 4 Antonyms 5 Synonyms 6 Antonyms 7 Synonyms and Antonyms 8 Synonyms 9 Antonyms 10 Synonyms 11 Antonyms 12 Synonyms 13 Antonyms 14 Synonyms and Antonyms

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Introduction

elcome to 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions! This book is designed to help you prepare for the verbal sections of many assessment and entrance

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exams. By completing the exercises in this book you will also increase your vocabulary and refine your knowledge of words. Most standardized testsincluding high school entrance exams, the SAT, civil service exams, and the GREuse synonym and antonym questions to test verbal skills. These questions ask test takers to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to another word, effectively testing their knowledge of two words. The questions in this book, for the most part, are grouped into sections of questions that ask you to select a words synonym and sections that ask you to select a words antonym. There are two sections that include questions asking for either the synonym or the antonym. The questions increase in difficulty as you move through the exercises of each chapter. Because this book is designed for many levels

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of test takers, you may find that some of the more advanced questions are beyond your ability. If you are using this book to study for a high school entrance exam, you may get a number of questions that appear later in a section wrong. Dont worry! If you are getting the earlier questions correct, you are probably in good shape for your test. However, if you are studying for a graduate level exam such as the GRE, the full range of questions presented is appropriate for your level. The questions in this book can help you prepare for your test in many ways. First, completing these practice exercises will make you familiar with the question format. They will also get you thinking of words in terms of other words with similar or opposite meanings. In the test-taking environment it can be difficult to switch gears from synonym questions to antonym questions; completing these exercises will make these mental gymnastics more comfortable. Second, your performance on these questions will help you assess your vocabulary level. For example, a word may be familiar to you you may have seen it in print and have a general sense of what it meansbut when tested, you may discover that you do not know the words precise meaning. These exercises will help you pinpoint those familiar words for which you need to learn the exact definition. In addition, you will probably encounter words that are totally unfamiliar. By memorizing their definitions, you can add these words to your vocabulary and call upon them at test time to improve your score. Third, many of the questions in this book, and on assessment exams, test your ability to discern nuance of meaning. The question may ask you to identify the synonym for a secondary definition of a common wordfor example, inclination or natural ability is a sec-

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example, atrocious means utterly revolting; in this case, revolting would be a more accurate synonym than unpleasant. Each question is fully explained at the end of the chapter. The answer keys give you not only the right answer but also the definitions of the word in the question and the correct answer. Use your performance to create a study guide. For example, make a list of all the words that you missed and their definitions. Then study this list as a quick and concentrated method to improve your vocabulary. In some cases, you will also benefit from looking up the definitions of the words that you selected incorrectly to ensure that you know the precise meaning of these words. Then add these words to your study list as well. You have already taken an important step toward improving your vocabulary and your score. You have shown your commitment by purchasing this book. Now all you need to do is to complete each 35 to 40 question exercise, study the answers, and watch your vocabulary increase. You can even work in pencil and do the exercises again to reinforce what you have learned. Good luck!

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Synonyms
Which of these words is closest in meaning to the word provided?
1. remote 4.

a. b. c. d.
2. detest

automatic distant savage mean


5.

a. b. c. d.
3. gracious

argue hate discover reveal


6.

a. b. c. d.

pretty clever pleasant present

yms

predict a. b. c. d. kin a. b. c. d. pensive a. b. c. d. foretell decide prevent discover

exult twist friend relative

oppressed caged thoughtful happy

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a. b. c. d.
8. fraud

exile hate fade clean

a. b. c. d.
9. saccharine

malcontent argument imposter clown

a. b. c. d.
10. drag

leave sweet arid quit

a. b. c. d.
11. jovial

sleepy crush proud pull

a. b. c. d.
12. indifferent

incredulous merry revolting dizzy

a. b. c. d.

neutral unkind precious mean

ynonym & Antonym Questions 13. simulate

a. b. c. d.
14. charisma

excite imitate trick apelike

a. b. c. d.
15. apportion

ghost force charm courage

a. b. c. d.
16. generic

divide decide cut squabble

a. b. c. d.
17. qualm

general cheap fresh elderly

a. b. c. d.
18. wary

distress impunity persevere scruple

a. b. c. d.

calm curved confused cautious

501 19. distort

Synonym & Antonym Questions 25.

a. b. c. d.
20. sumptuous

wrong evil deform harm


26.

a. b. c. d.
21. reel

delirious gorgeous perilous luxurious


27.

a. b. c. d.
22. inscrutable

whirl fish hit mistake


28.

a. b. c. d.
23. appall

difficult mysterious inflexible wary


29.

a. b. c. d.
24. upright

delirious covered dismay confuse


30.

a. b. c. d.

honorable horizontal humble supine

ntonym Questions

reverie a. b. c. d. loot a. b. c. d. loquacious a. b. c. d. chimera a. b. c. d. temerity a. b. c. d. educe a. b. c. d.

palimpsest phantom daydream curio

destruction waste spoils cavort

talkative thirsty beautiful complicated

chimney protest illusion panache

audacity fearfulness shyness stupidity

demand elicit ideal unlawful

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Synonym & Antonym Questions 34.

a. b. c. d.
32. pall

bigwig doubter frolic converse


35.

a. b. c. d.
33. sacrosanct

light satiate carry horror

a. b. c. d.

prayer sanctuary pious sacred

ntonym Questions

louche a. b. c. d. stentorian a. b. c. d.

gauche fine brilliant indecent

violent misbegotten loud stealthy

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Answers
1. b.

remote means faraway, or

2. b. 3. c.

to detest means to feel intense or violent dislike, or to gracious means to be interactions to predict means to declare in advance or to kin means people with common ancestors, or

4. a. 5. d.

6. c. 7. a. 8. c.

pensive means moodily or dreamily to banish means to drive out from home or country, or to

a fraud is someone who is not what he or she pretends to be, o an imposter saccharine means overly

9. b.

10. d.

to drag is to applied force jovial means good humored or to be indifferent is to be marked by impartiality or to be neutral to simulate is to assume the outward appearance of, or to imitate

11. b. 12. a.

13. b.

14. c. 15. a. 16. a.

charisma is magnetic to apportion is to generic means having the characteristic of a whole group, or general

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distant

ense or violent dislike, or to pleasant or considerate in social

hate

e in advance or to

foretell relative s

mmon ancestors, or

thoughtful exile

ut from home or country, or to

not what he or she pretends to be, or

sweet

pull

, or to cause movement in a direction with

merry

arked by impartiality or to be

e outward appearance of, or to

charm divide

or appeal and share out

characteristic of a whole group,

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a qualm is a feeling of uneasiness about a moral issue, or a scruple wary means to be attentive especially to danger, or to be cautious

18. d.

19. c. 20. d. 21. a. 22. b.

to distort means to twist out of a normal state, or to sumptuous means excessively costly, rich, or one meaning of reel is to move round and round, or to inscrutable means not easily interpreted or understood, or mysterious

23. c. 24. a.

to appall is to overcome with shock, or to upright can mean either supine are both antonyms of upright a reverie means the state of being lost in thought, or a daydream

25. c.

26. c. 27. a. 28. c. 29. a.

loot means goods seized in war, or loquacious means excessively a chimera is a fabrication of the mind, or an temerity means unreasonable contempt for danger or recklessness, or

30. b.

to educe means to develop something potential or latent; to elicit means to draw out something hidden or latent a nabob is a person of great wealth or importance, or a to pall can mean to deprive of pleasure in something by satiating

31. a. 32. b.

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asiness about a moral issue, or a

especially to danger, or to be

t of a normal state, or to

deform luxurious whirl

vely costly, rich, or

move round and round, or to

ly interpreted or understood, or

h shock, or to honorable or vertical; horizontal and

dismay

of being lost in thought, or a

spoils talkative , or garrulous illusion

f the mind, or an

ble contempt for danger or audacity

something potential or latent; to w out something hidden or latent bigwig

at wealth or importance, or a of pleasure in something by

501 33. d. 34. d. 35. c.

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sacrosanct means the most louche means not reputable, or stentorian means great power and range loud

ntonym Questions

sacred

, or holy indecent

and is usually used to imply a voice of

Antonyms
Which of these words is most nearly the opposite of the word provided?
36. withdraw 39. impartial

a. b. c. d.
37. secret

reduce need advance want

a. b. c. d.
40. luminous

a. b. c. d.
38. heartfelt

friendly covert hidden overt

a. b. c. d.
41. awe

a. b. c. d.

loving insincere unhealthy humorous

a. b. c. d.

yms

hostile biased dislike worried

clear dim brittle clever

borrow shallow low contempt

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Synonym & Antonym Questions 48.

a. b. c. d.
43. rotund

group peak select marry


49.

a. b. c. d.
44. talent

round unimportant thin dull


50.

a. b. c. d.
45. common

ungrateful silent show inability


51.

a. b. c. d.
46. brazen

strange uneasy quick fast


52.

a. b. c. d.
47. expect

bashful boisterous noisy heated


53.

a. b. c. d.

attend regret despair loathe

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malodorous a. acrid b. pungent c. fragrant d. expound a. b. c. d. pique a. b. c. d. abate a. b. c. d. dearth a. b. c. d. peaked a. b. c. d. tired arrogant pointy ruddy value gully smooth soothe delicious

besmirch confuse confine condemn

free augment provoke wane

lack poverty abundance foreign

501 54. abridge

Synonym & Antonym Questions 60.

a. b. c. d.
55. kindle

shorten extend stress easy


61.

a. b. c. d.
56. meager

smother detest enemy discourage


62.

a. b. c. d.
57. philistine

kind generous thoughtful copious


63.

a. b. c. d.
58. zenith

novice intellectual pious debutante


64.

a. b. c. d.
59. germane

worst apex nadir past


65.

a. b. c. d.

irrelevant indifferent impartial improvident

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irascible a. b. c. d. approbate a. b. c. d. supercilious a. b. c. d.

determined placid reasonable pliant

ingratitude condemn dissatisfaction master

unimportant relevant serious meek

improvident a. cautious b. fortunate c. proven d. demur a. b. c. d. fatuous a. b. c. d. crafty frugal sensible inane intelligent

embrace crude boisterous falter

501 66. quiescent

Synonym & Antonym Questions 69.

a. b. c. d.
67. sartorial

lackadaisical active dull prescient


70.

a. b. c. d.
68. sapient

cheerful sincere inelegant homespun

a. b. c. d.

hunched strong simple simian

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matutinal a. b. c. d.

paternal crepuscular maritime marsupial

impecunious a. wealthy b. cautious c. hungry d. tardy

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
36. c.

to withdraw means to remove or retreat; to opposite of retreat

37. d. 38. b.

secret means hidden or covert; heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling, or sincere, so insincere is its opposite impartial means to be without prejudice or bias, therefore biased is the opposite

39. b.

40. b.

luminous means radiating or reflecting light, or glowing; means dark or dull awe means a sense of deep respect or veneration; means a lack of respect, or disdain a pit is a hole and a rotund means rounded or plump, therefore

41. d.

42. b. 43. c.

44. d.

a talent is a special creative or artistic ability, therefore is the opposite common means ordinary or familiar; brazen means to be defiant or insolent; or timid

45. a. 46. a.

47. c.

to expect is to wait for or to look forward to; to lose all hope malodorous means to have a bad smell; smelling sweet or delicate to expound means to explain; to opposite of expound

48. c.

49. b.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

ve or retreat; to

advance

is the

overt

means open to view

genuine feeling, or sincere, so s its opposite

out prejudice or bias, therefore

or reflecting light, or glowing;

dim

p respect or veneration;

contempt

peak

is the top of a hill or mountain thin is the opposite

plump, therefore

e or artistic ability, therefore

inability

strange bashful

means unfamiliar means to be shy

t or insolent;

look forward to; to

despair

is to

e a bad smell;

fragrant

means

confuse

, or confound, is the

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to pique means to excite or irritate; to to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity; to means to increase

52. c.

dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something; abundance to be peaked is to appear pale or wan; to be healthy, red complexion to abridge means to shorten and to to kindle means to start burning or ignite; to stifle or suppress

53. d.

54. b. 55. a.

56. d.

meager means lacking in quality or quantity; present in large quantity, or abundant philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided by material rather than intellectual values; an person who engages in creative use of his or her intellect

57. b.

58. a.

zenith means the highest point or the apex; lowest point germane means to be appropriate or relevant, therefore irrelevant is the opposite irascible means easily angered; to approbate means to approve or sanction; to to declare wrong or to convict

59. a.

60. b. 61. b.

62. d.

supercilious means coolly or patronizingly haughty; means enduring injury with patience and without resentment improvident means lacking prudent foresight, or careless; cautious means to be wary or to exercise forethought

63. a.

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soothe

means to calm augment

n degree or intensity; to

te supply or lack of something; means an ample quantity, or wealth ruddy is to have a

pale or wan; to be

extend

means to lengthen smother means to

rning or ignite; to

uality or quantity;

copious

means

ngly to describe a person guided by ctual values; an ative use of his or her intellect

intellectual

is a

oint or the apex;

nadir

means the

opriate or relevant, therefore s the opposite placid means calm or serene condemn means

rove or sanction; to

or patronizingly haughty; patience and without resentment

meek

prudent foresight, or careless; wary or to exercise forethought

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to demur means to delay or hesitate; to accept readily or gladly; demure means coy fatuous means inanely foolish;

65. c.

66. b.

quiescent means marked by inactivity or repose, therefore active is the opposite sartorial means of or relating to tailored clothes; means homemade

67. a.

68. c.

sapient means possessing great wisdom, or sage; one meanin simple is deficient in intelligence

69. b.

matutinal means of or relating to the morning; means relating to or resembling twilight impecunious means having little or no money, therefore wealthy is the opposite

70. a.

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r hesitate; to mure means coy sensible

embrace

means to

is its nearest opposite

y inactivity or repose, therefore

ng to tailored clothes;

homespun

great wisdom, or sage; one meaning of

ing to the morning; bling twilight

crepuscular

g little or no money, therefore

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Synonyms
Select the word that most nearly means the word provided.
71. modest most nearly means 74.

a. b. c. d.

attractive clever current humble


75.

72. custom most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

dessert habit ethic deliver


76.

73. prolong most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

extend inquire relax wait

nonyms

hustle most nearly means a. b. c. d. dance hurry busy clean

solemn most nearly means a. amusing b. harmful c. speech d. serious

imply most nearly means a. suggest b. stab c. thick d. destroy

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Synonym & Antonym Questions 83.

77. ramble most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

knot confuse wander wonder

78. beneficial most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

help advantageous charity wise

84.

79. flare most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

judicial temper style blaze

85.

80. negligent most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

pajamas morbid careless dark

86.

81. aloof most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

above tidy clever reserved

87.

82. resolve most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

turn puzzle decide want

88.

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ntonym Questions

congregate most nearly means a. worship b. gather c. d. disturb hurry

utter most nearly means a. express b. defer c. borrow d. laugh fearless most nearly means a. b. c. d. powerful cowardly brave careful

negligible most nearly means a. insignificant b. c. d. arguable careless dark

placid most nearly means a. calm b. lazy c. solemn d. devious

rake most nearly means a. thin b. scoundrel c. gentleman d. shovel

501 89. dupe most nearly means

Synonym & Antonym Questions 95.

a. b. c. d.

rancher trick simpleton drug


96.

90. stigma most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

stain trial difficulty holiness


97.

91. reside most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

remain home dwell sediment


98.

92. covetous most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

quiet sneaky lurking greedy


99.

93. abide most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

endure hate attendance live


100.

94. shrewd most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

intractable mean astute intelligent

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fetter most nearly means a. rancid b. praise c. hamper d. persist

flagrant most nearly means a. vibrant b. glaring c. vicious d. pleasant mitigate most nearly means a. b. c. d. relieve blend defend confuse

rail most nearly means a. scold b. push c. try d. punish

meld most nearly means a. character b. distinction c. blend d. firmness rally most nearly means a. b. c. d. demonstrate muster course truly

501 101. abject most nearly means

Synonym & Antonym Questions 106.

a. b. c. d.

indigent desire despondent extreme


107.

102. bespoke most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

gentle quiet tailored handsome

103. diffident most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

apathetic shy arrogant quarrelsome

108.

104. proffer most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

mendicant wastrel predict tender

109.

105. mordant most nearly means

a. b. c. d.

dead gruesome fetid caustic

110.

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ntonym Questions

churlish most nearly means a. childish b. boorish c. tempestuous d. disorderly

antediluvian most nearly means a. antiquated b. parched c. nonsectarian d. nonsensical picayune most nearly means a. b. c. d. petty spicy paltry southern

smite most nearly means a. flee b. speck c. d. dirt strike

winnow most nearly means a. carve b. wind c. weed d. carry

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
71. d.

modest means to be free of conceit or pretension, or

72. b. 73. a. 74. b. 75. d. 76. a.

a custom means a long-established practice, or a to prolong means to lengthen in time, or to to hustle means to hurry

solemn means marked by grave sobriety, or to imply means to express indirectly, or to

77. c.

to ramble means to move aimlessly from place to place, or to wander beneficial means causing benefit, or flare means a fire or style blaze

78. b. 79. d.

80. c. 81. d. 82. c.

negligent means marked by neglect, or aloof means distant in feeling, or one meaning of resolve is to something to congregate means to gather

83. b.

84. a. 85. c. 86. a.

to utter means to

express

fearless means lacking fear, or negligible means so small or attention placid means free of disturbance, or

87. a.

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f conceit or pretension, or

humble

ablished practice, or a

habit extend

en in time, or to

grave sobriety, or

serious suggest

indirectly, or to

aimlessly from place to place, or to

advantageous used to signal; flair means talent or

y neglect, or

careless reserved

decide

, often to stop from doing

in a group

in words brave insignificant as to deserve little

calm

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a rake is a dissolute person, or a to dupe means to deceive or to stigma means a mark of shame or discredit, or a to reside means to occupy a place as ones home, or to covetous means having an inordinate desire for wealth, or greedy to abide means to endure

91. c. 92. d.

93. a. 94. c.

shrewd means marked by clever awareness, or

95. c. 96. b.

to fetter means to

hamper

flagrant means obviously wrong or immoral; painfully obvious mitigate means to make less severe or painful, or to to rail means to scold

97. a. 98. a.

99. c. 100. b. 101. c.

to meld means to merge or to to rally means to arouse for action, or to abject means cast down in spirit, or utterly hopeless; despondent means having lost all hope bespoke means custom-made; made

102. c.

103. b. 104. d.

diffident means

shy

to proffer means to put something forward for acceptance, or t tender

ntonym Questions

scoundrel trick stain

hame or discredit, or a

a place as ones home, or to inordinate desire for wealth, or

dwell

without yielding, or to withstand astute

clever awareness, or

, or to restrain glaring means

wrong or immoral;

ss severe or painful, or to in harsh, abusive language

relieve

blend muster

r action, or to

spirit, or utterly hopeless; means having lost all hope tailored also means custom-

or lacking in confidence

mething forward for acceptance, or to

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mordant means biting or churlish means resembling an ill-bred or vulgar person, or boorish

107. a.

antediluvian means so ancient that it could have come before the time of the flood and Noahs ark, or picayune means trivial or of little value; meager smite means to strike

108. c.

109. d. 110. c.

to winnow means to sift or get rid of, like with out

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ntonym Questions

caustic

in means or speech

an ill-bred or vulgar person, or

ent that it could have come before oahs ark, or antiquated paltry means trivial or

f little value;

heavily especially with the hand weed , it is often used

get rid of, like

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Antonyms
Select the word that is most opposite to the word provided.
111. detain is most opposite to 114. fluid is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

release silence forget prosper

a. b. c. d.
115. continue is most opposite to

112. famous is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

boring poor obscure untalented

a. b. c. d.
116. labor is most opposite to

113. colossal is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

easy tiny graceful roof

a. b. c. d.

yms

uid is most opposite to solid liquid afraid decent

ontinue is most opposite to curve argue carry pause

abor is most opposite to amuse cat rest strive

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Synonym & Antonym Questions 123.

117. brawny is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

swift weak strong pale


124.

118. fickle is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

steady kind please finagle


125.

119. inept is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

clumsy infer competent foolish


126.

120. pivotal is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

turning wavy unimportant clear


127.

121. cursed is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

swore pious unfortunate lucky


128.

122. candid is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

unkind blunt valid dishonest

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flaunt is most opposite to a. regard b. sink c. hide d. propose

heal is most opposite to a. sew b. foot c. good d. maim pacify is most opposite to a. b. c. d. excite land coddle unhand

sullen is most opposite to a. dirty b. cheerful c. clean d. risen

assure is most opposite to a. alarm b. reassure c. quiet d. unsure fallacious is most opposite to a. b. c. d. perfect truthful accidental disarming

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 135.

129. gumption is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

seriousness apathy levity despair


136.

130. ecstasy is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

hate agony languor fatigue

131. astute is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

distraught careful generous gullible

137.

132. winsome is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

dour attractive mysterious clever

138.

133. droll is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

forget charm sedate absurd

139.

134. enigmatic is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

healthy watchful disastrous obvious

140.

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ntonym Questions

obtuse is most opposite to a. slim b. acute c. opaque d. thick

obsequious is most opposite to a. clear b. clever c. domineering d. dandified doleful is most opposite to a. b. c. d. empty rich witty vivacious

wanton is most opposite to a. merciful b. repast c. d. brilliant vicious

banal is most opposite to a. sincere b. wealthy c. extraordinary d. trustworthy lugubrious is most opposite to a. b. c. d.

quick cheerful salubrious dry

501 141. perspicacious is most

Synonym & Antonym Questions 146.

opposite to a. calm b. easy c. d. dull winsome


147. 142. elan is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

inelegance stupidity obscure despair


148.

143. recondite is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

manifest flexible provident sociable


149.

144. gainsay is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

regret own prudent prude


150.

145. effluvium is most opposite to

a. b. c. d.

land essential fragrance solid

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ntonym Questions

parsimony is most opposite to a. generosity b. sinfulness c. verbosity d. tenderness

truculent is most opposite to a. faltering b. gentle c. facile d. submissive spurious is most opposite to a. disingenuous b. c. d. thoughtless placid genuine

welter is most opposite to a. order b. freeze c. patron d. sustain

eclat is most opposite to a. apathy b. dullness c. silence d. disinterest

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
111. a.

to detain means to hold or keep back; to

112. c. 113. b. 114. a. 115. d.

famous means widely known; colossal means incredibly large, therefore a fluid is a substance that flows; a to continue means to act without interruption; to to stop temporarily

116. c. 117. b.

to labor means to work; to brawny means muscled or strong, therefore opposite fickle means to lack steadiness, therefore inept means to lack competence, therefore opposite

118. a. 119. c.

120. c.

pivotal means very important, or crucial, therefore unimportant

121. d.

cursed means to be the subject of misfortune, or to be unlucky therefore lucky candid means to be frank, or honest, therefore opposite

122. d.

123. c.

to flaunt means to display showily, or to show off, therefore hide is the opposite to heal means to restore to health; to to pacify means to soothe, or calm, therefore opposite

124. d. 125. a.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

keep back; to

release

means to let go

obscure

means little known tiny solid is the opposite

arge, therefore

does not flow pause

ithout interruption; to

rest

means to cease working weak is the

strong, therefore

ness, therefore

steady competent

is the opposite

tence, therefore

nt, or crucial, therefore is the opposite

bject of misfortune, or to be unlucky, is the opposite dishonest

or honest, therefore

showily, or to show off, therefore

maim

means to injure excite

or calm, therefore

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means to let go

means

is the

is the

is the

501 126. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

sullen means showing a disagreeable mood, or lacking cheer, therefore cheerful to assure means to make sure by removing doubt or worry; alarm means to give warning or to arouse fear

127. a.

128. b.

fallacious means tending to deceive; tell the truth gumption means initiative, or drive; interest or concern ecstasy means a state of rapturous delight; pain of mind or body

129. b.

130. b.

131. d.

astute means shrewd or showing acute mental vision; means easily duped or cheated winsome means cheerful and engaging; sullen droll means to have a humorous or odd quality; unruffled or serious

132. a.

133. c.

134. d.

enigmatic means mysterious or obscure, therefore the opposite obtuse means insensitive or stupid; keen perception or shrewd obsequious means subservient or fawning; exercising overbearing control

135. b.

136. c.

137. d.

doleful means full of grief or cheerless; life and spirit one meaning of wanton is malicious or merciless, therefore merciful is the opposite

138. a.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

sagreeable mood, or lacking cheer, is the opposite

sure by removing doubt or worry; warning or to arouse fear truthful means disposed to

apathy

means a lack of

apturous delight;

agony

means intense

owing acute mental vision;

gullible

nd engaging;

dour

means gloomy or

orous or odd quality;

sedate

means

us or obscure, therefore

obvious

is

acute

means marked by

vient or fawning;

domineering

means

r cheerless;

vivacious

means full of

malicious or merciless, therefore

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501 139. c.

banal means trite or commonplace, therefore the opposite lugubrious means mournful, or dismal, therefore opposite

140. b.

141. c.

perspicacious means keen or astute, therefore opposite elan means vigorous spirit or enthusiasm; utter loss of hope recondite means difficult for one of ordinary understanding to comprehend;

142. d.

143. a.

144. b. 145. c.

to gainsay means to deny; one meaning of to effluvium means an offensive smell; delicate odor parsimony means thrift or stinginess, therefore the opposite

146. a.

147. b.

truculent means cruel or savage, therefore opposite spurious means lacking genuine qualities, or false, therefore genuine is the opposite welter means a state of wild disorder, or turmoil, therefore order is the opposite

148. d.

149. a.

150. b.

eclat means a dazzling effect, or brilliance, therefore the opposite

Synonym & Antonym Questions

onplace, therefore

extraordinary

is

l, or dismal, therefore

cheerful

is the

or astute, therefore

dull

is the

or enthusiasm;

despair

means an

r one of ordinary understanding to manifest means easily understood or recognized own fragrance is to admit means a sweet or

one meaning of to

stinginess, therefore

generosity

is

avage, therefore

gentle

is the

nuine qualities, or false, therefore s the opposite

d disorder, or turmoil, therefore

ect, or brilliance, therefore

dullness

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is

Synonyms
Which of these words most nearly means the word provided?
151. deplete 154. cheat

a. b. c. d.
152. voluntary

decorate beg exhaust hurry

a. b. c. d.
155. miserable

a. b. c. d.
153. refute

willing charity prisoner careless

a. b. c. d.
156. vintage

a. b. c. d.

garbage deny offer difficult

a. b. c. d.

yms

stingy argue freckle defraud

cruel wrong unhappy miss

classic alcoholic disease spoiled

501 157. tart

Synonym & Antonym Questions 163.

a. b. c. d.
158. corner

law acid angry desirable


164.

a. b. c. d.
159. zest

display trap paint hurry


165.

a. b. c. d.
160. haggle

gusto cram worry trial


166.

a. b. c. d.
161. impel

tired climb decrease bargain


167.

a. b. c. d.
162. throng

force block hinder discredit


168.

a. b. c. d.

garment bell mass weight

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ntonym Questions

imperial a. b. c. d. diffuse a. b. c. d. hinder a. b. c. d. latent a. b. c. d. wretched a. b. c. d. irksome a. b. c. d.

bratty oppressive regal beautiful

difficult scatter incomprehensible unplug

lose loose despair check

dormant recent effeminate desirable

twisted forced miserable increased

outrageous fearsome impoverished annoying

501 169. regulate

Synonym & Antonym Questions 175.

a. b. c. d.
170. warrant

even police flow position


176.

a. b. c. d.
171. protract

justify burrow hide integrity


177.

a. b. c. d.
172. lax

hire fold delay corner


178.

a. b. c. d.
173. rigor

ensure slack servant strive


179.

a. b. c. d.
174. discrete

austerity rope fix excess


180.

a. b. c. d.

leave diminish squander distinct

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ntonym Questions

lissome a. b. c. d. misprize a. b. c. d. impugn a. b. c. d. supervene a. b. c. d. exigent a. b. c. d. fervid a. b. c. d.

slow honest supple dull

despise devalue erroneous covet

imply fret assail recalcitrant

intervene overreach displace follow

urgent treatise miser expedient

delightful difficult obstinate ardent

501 181. ersatz

Synonym & Antonym Questions 184.

a. b. c. d.
182. redolent

chaotic artificial impromptu vague


185.

a. b. c. d.
183. turpitude

ubiquitous odorous shy bellicose

a. b. c. d.

lethargy honor belligerence depravity

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ntonym Questions

propinquity a. habit b. nearness c. capacity d. vociferous a. b. c. d. tendency

numerous bountiful strident garrulous

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Answers
151. c.

deplete means to reduce or deprive or something essential; exhaust means to empty completely

152. a. 153. b.

voluntary means done by ones own will, or to refute means to prove wrong, or to

154. d.

to cheat means to influence by means of trickery, or to defraud miserable means in a state of distress or

155. c.

156. a. 157. b.

vintage means of old and enduring interest, or tart means pleasantly sharp or

158. b. 159. a.

to corner means to drive into a corner, or to one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment, or

160. d.

to haggle means to negotiate over terms or price, or to bargain

161. a.

to impel means to drive forward using strong moral pressure, o to force

162. c. 163. c.

a throng is a large number of assembled people, or a imperial means befitting or suggesting an emperor; befitting or suggesting a king

164. b.

to diffuse means to break up or spread out, or to

Synonym & Antonym Questions

r deprive or something essential;

means to empty completely willing deny the truth of

nes own will, or

e by means of trickery, or to

of distress or

unhappiness

nduring interest, or acid to the taste

classic

to a corner, or to gusto

trap

n enjoyment, or

ate over terms or price, or to

ward using strong moral pressure, or

of assembled people, or a

mass regal means

suggesting an emperor;

up or spread out, or to

scatter

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501 165. d.

to hinder means to hold back; one meaning of to to slow or bring to a stop latent means capable of becoming but not currently visible, or dormant

166. a.

167. c. 168. d. 169. b.

wretched means extremely distressed, or irksome means tedious or to regulate means to bring under the control of law; to means to control or keep order

170. a.

to warrant means to serve as adequate ground or reason, or to justify

171. c. 172. b. 173. a. 174. d.

to protract means to prolong in time or space, or to lax means in a relaxed state, or rigor means severity of life, or discrete means individually

175. c. 176. a. 177. c.

lissome means to misprize means to hold in contempt, or to

to impugn means to attack verbally as false or lacking integrity to assail means to attack to supervene means to

178. d.

179. a. 180. d. 181. b.

exigent means demanding immediate attention, or fervid means ersatz means a usually

Synonym & Antonym Questions

ck; one meaning of to

check

means

coming but not currently visible, or

distressed, or annoying

miserable

under the control of law; to

police

as adequate ground or reason, or to

g in time or space, or to slack austerity distinct

delay

supple

or flexible despise

n contempt, or to

verbally as false or lacking integrity; means to attack follow as an unexpected development

immediate attention, or ardent or passionate artificial

urgent

or inferior substitute

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

redolent means aromatic or full of a specific scent, or odorous turpitude means wickedness, or

183. d.

184. b. 185. c.

propinquity means

nearness

vociferous means loud and insistent, often in presentation of demands or requests; strident

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ntonym Questions

r full of a specific scent, or

depravity

in place or time insistent, often in presentation of also means loud and insistent

Antonyms
Which word is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided?
186. gracious 189. imaginative

a. b. c. d.
187. valor

cordial rude furious tactile

a. b. c. d.
190. knowing

a. b. c. d.
188. severe

cowardice false drop heavy

a. b. c. d.
191. animosity

a. b. c. d.

lenient cautious join one

a. b. c. d.

yms

playful written small dull

wasteful dense clumsy fast

love plantlike barren tiny

501 192. exact

Synonym & Antonym Questions 198.

a. b. c. d.
193. extravagant

join sympathetic incorrect whole


199.

a. b. c. d.
194. stamina

unknown homebody punctual moderate


200.

a. b. c. d.
195. rough

weakness clear decisive calmness


201.

a. b. c. d.
196. garner

tumble sleek fast distant


202.

a. b. c. d.
197. prodigal

unravel mar squander tarnish


203.

a. b. c. d.

thrifty secondary distant squalid

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ntonym Questions

tacit a. b. c. d. repudiate a. b. c. d. pristine a. b. c. d. concede a. b. c. d. placate a. b. c. d. popular a. b. c. d.

grand dictated illicit messy

argue soften slander admit

free sullied wide thorough

sit withstand dismiss elaborate

appease strip tremendous enrage

empty uncommon famous feisty

501 204. felicitous

Synonym & Antonym Questions 210.

a. b. c. d.
205. austere

morbid boorish inopportune delightful


211.

a. b. c. d.
206. insipid

lavish unfavorable light devout


212.

a. b. c. d.
207. wastrel

cold brave exciting bashful


213.

a. b. c. d.
208. temperate

sober spendthrift mute miser


214.

a. b. c. d.
209. nebulous

Celsius inordinate lukewarm safely


215.

a. b. c. d.

cloudy dim distinct desirable

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ntonym Questions

adroit a. b. c. d. mite a. b. c. d. supernal a. b. c. d. reprobate a. b. c. d. specious a. b. c. d. effete a. b. c. d.

clumsy left diplomatic unpersuasive

weakness tend bulk drive

nocturnal special despicable hellish

sage elevated possess dismiss

genuine logical common deliberate

conquer proper prosperous civilized

501 216. rabble

Synonym & Antonym Questions

a. b. c. d.
217. protean

order clear open union

a. b. c. d.
218. vertiginous

unformed unchanging elaborate selective

a. b. c. d.

horizontal litigious constant lowly

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ynonym & Antonym Questions 219. parvenu

a. b. c. d.
220. lapidarian

wallflower highway melody plan

a. b. c. d.

square secular pasture inelegant

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501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
186. b.

gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation, or cordial; rude means to be unpleasant

187. a.

valor means strength of mind or spirit, or courage; means lack of courage one meaning of severe is strict; imaginative means having imagination; imagination

188. a. 189. d.

190. b.

knowing means having information or knowledge; dull or stupid animosity means resentment or hostility, therefore opposite exact means in complete accordance with fact, or correct, therefore incorrect

191. a.

192. c.

193. d.

extravagant means lacking in restraint and moderation, therefore moderate stamina means strength or endurance, therefore the opposite rough means having an uneven, coarse surface; having a smooth, bright surface

194. a.

195. b.

196. c.

to garner means to gather or to store; to cause to disperse or to scatter prodigal means wasteful or extravagant; by industry and frugality tacit means unspoken, or implied;

197. a.

198. b.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

sant in a social situation, or cordial;

nd or spirit, or courage;

cowardice

lenient

means mild or indulgent dull means lacking

imagination;

ormation or knowledge;

dense

means

nt or hostility, therefore

love

is the

ccordance with fact, or correct, is the opposite

in restraint and moderation, is the opposite endurance, therefore weakness is

even, coarse surface;

sleek

means

or to store; to

squander

means to

extravagant;

thrifty

means thriving

dictated

means spoken

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501 199. d.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

to repudiate means to reject or deny, therefore to opposite pristine means unspoiled or pure; tarnished

200. b.

201. b.

to concede means to yield; to resist to placate means to soothe or calm; to popular means frequently encountered or accepted, or common, therefore

202. d. 203. b.

204. c.

felicitous means very well-suited or apt; inconvenient or not well-suited austere means simple and unadorned; expended in abundance insipid means lacking in qualities that interest or excite, therefore exciting

205. a.

206. c.

207. d.

a wastrel is someone who spends foolishly or self-indulgently; miser is someone who hoards his or her wealth temperate means moderate; immoderate nebulous means vague or indistinct, therefore opposite

208. b.

209. c.

210. a.

adroit means skillful in the use of the hands, therefore the opposite mite means a very small or insignificant part; main or greater part

211. c.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

ct or deny, therefore to

admit

is the

sullied

means spoiled or

withstand

means to successfully

or calm; to

enrage

means to anger

encountered or accepted, or uncommon is the opposite

suited or apt;

inopportune

means

unadorned;

lavish

means produced or

alities that interest or excite, is the opposite

spends foolishly or self-indulgently; a ho hoards his or her wealth inordinate means excessive or

ndistinct, therefore

distinct

is the

use of the hands, therefore

clumsy

insignificant part;

bulk

means the

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is

501 212. d.

supernal means coming from on high, or heavenly; synonym for hellish

213. b.

reprobate means morally debased or depraved; one meaning o elevated

is to be on a moral or intellectual hig

214. a.

specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness, therefore genuine effete means weak or decadent; one meaning of virtuous or respectable a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people; a union

215. b.

216. d.

is a group of individuals joined in an organized ma

217. b.

protean means showing great diversity or variability, or versatile, therefore vertiginous means inclined to frequent change, or inconstant, therefore constant a parvenu is an upstart or a social climber; a someone who refrains from socializing

218. c.

219. a.

220. d.

lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes from the word lapidary, which means a cutter or engraver of preciou stones, therefore

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

om on high, or heavenly;

infernal

is a

ebased or depraved; one meaning of

s to be on a moral or intellectual high plane

alse look of truth or genuineness, is the opposite proper is

adent; one meaning of

disorganized crowd of people; a

ndividuals joined in an organized manner

eat diversity or variability, or unchanging to frequent change, or inconstant, is the opposite

is the opposite

a social climber; a

wallflower

is

m socializing

egance or precision and comes from eans a cutter or engraver of precious inelegant is the opposite

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Synonyms and Antonyms


Read each question carefully and select the word that is most similar or dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.
221. delirious is most similar to 224. lure is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

manic calm tasty suspicious

a. b. c. d.
225. perilous is most dissimilar to

222. infirm is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

hospital weak short fortitude

a. b. c. d.
226. isolation is most similar to

223. cautious is most dissimilar to

a.

reasonable

a.

b. c. d.

careful illogical reckless

b. c. d.

s and

yms

ure is most similar to tickle decoy resist suspect

erilous is most dissimilar to disciplined similar safe honest

solation is most similar to fear

plentitude solitude disease

501 227. lull is most similar to

Synonym & Antonym Questions 233.

a. b. c. d.

pause noise boring mark


234.

228. outfit is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

indoors strong special furnish


235.

229. punctual is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

close tardy sloppy precious


236.

230. delude is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

drought clever enlighten enrage


237.

231. omit is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

recluse neglect mistake destroy


238.

232. resilient is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

stubborn careless substantial flimsy

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ntonym Questions

mutiny is most similar to a. rebellion b. currency c. sailor d. hassle

naive is most similar to a. rural b. secular c. unsophisticated d. sultry entice is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. piece repulse attract repeat

solemnity is most similar to a. lightheartedness b. gravity c. diligence d. sleepiness

stingy is most dissimilar to a. wasteful b. democratic c. spiteful d. liberal malign is most similar to a. b. c. d. evil malicious slander grandiose

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 245.

239. impudent is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

cautious haphazard gleeful insolent


246.

240. vacillate is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

decide teeter dilate please


247.

241. kinetic is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

cold static lewd foolish


248.

242. lambaste is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

marinade commotion censure tickle


249.

243. kowtow is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

snub pull fawn forage


250.

244. rudimentary is most

similar to a. b. c. d.

crass gracious deliberate primitive

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ntonym Questions

pitched is most similar to a. undone b. retracted c. heated d. lovely

tepid is most dissimilar to a. dispassionate b. scalding c. crisp d. clever largesse is most similar to a. b. c. d. greatness generosity miniscule clumsiness

insidious is most dissimilar to a. repellant b. pure c. charming d. delicious

decorum is most similar to a. etiquette b. merit c. parliament d. slipshod succor is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. genius abet injure deciduous

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 256.

251. enjoin is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

sever dislike permit divorce


257.

252. tumid is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

swollen fetid aggressive despondent

253. jejune is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

youthful insipid charming quick

258.

254. ecumenical is most

dissimilar to a. spiritual b. humanistic c. d. secular parochial

259.

255. sinecure is most similar to

260.

a. b. c. d.

cakewalk serpentine evil dishonest

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ntonym Questions

castigate is most similar to a. neuter b. punish c. banish d. celebrate

reconnoiter is most dissimilar to a. disarm b. disassemble c. distance d. disregard obloquy is most similar to a. b. c. d. tirade dependence oval circumlocution

recondite is most dissimilar to a. give b. obscure c. d. patent hardy

querulous is most similar to a. nauseous b. fretful c. curious d. dizzy

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
221. a.

delirious means marked by frenzied excitement, or

222. b. 223. d. 224. b. 225. c. 226. c.

infirm means feeble from age, or cautious means careful; a lure is used to attract animals into a trap, like a perilous means dangerous, therefore isolation means the state of being alone or withdrawn, or solitude

227. a. 228. d. 229. b. 230. c.

a lull is a temporary to outfit means to supply or to punctual means on time; to delude means to mislead the judgment of someone, or to trick; to enlighten

231. b. 232. d.

to omit means to leave out, to fail to perform, or to resilient means capable of withstanding shock; lacking in physical strength or substance mutiny means resistance to lawful authority, or

233. a.

234. c. 235. b.

naive means unaffectedly simple, or to entice means attract seductively, or to lure; to to cause aversion to, or to disgust solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance, or seriousness;

236. b.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

frenzied excitement, or

manic

weak reckless means lacking caution decoy safe is the opposite

mals into a trap, like a

f being alone or withdrawn, or

pause furnish tardy means late

d the judgment of someone, or to means to give knowledge to someone to fail to perform, or to neglect flimsy means

withstanding shock; or substance

o lawful authority, or

rebellion

unsophisticated repulse means

uctively, or to lure; to

ceremonious observance, or gravity means dignity of bearing, or seriousness

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501 237. d.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

one meaning of liberal means lacking generosity to malign means to speak false or harmful things of, or to slander

238. c.

239. d. 240. a.

impudent means contemptuously bold or cocky, or vacillate means to hesitate among choices, or to waver; means to choose kinetic means relating to motion, or dynamic; rest, or stationary

241. b.

242. c. 243. a.

to lambaste means to attack verbally, or to to kowtow means to show fawning deference; to treat with contempt rudimentary means crude or pitched means intensely fought; one meaning of marked by anger

244. d. 245. c.

246. b. 247. b. 248. a.

tepid means lukewarm; largesse means liberal giving or insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive; means arousing aversion or disgust decorum means conduct required in social life, or

249. a.

250. c.

to succor means go to the aid of, or relieve; to harm enjoin means to forbid or prohibit, therefore opposite

251. c.

ntonym Questions

is giving freely, or generous; stingy

alse or harmful things of, or to

uously bold or cocky, or among choices, or to waver;

insolent decide

otion, or dynamic;

static

means at

k verbally, or to

censure snub means to

awning deference; to

primitive heated is

ught; one meaning of

scalding

means boiling hot generosity repellant

ut enticing or seductive;

equired in social life, or

etiquette

aid of, or relieve; to

injure

means to

rohibit, therefore

permit

is the

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501 252. a. 253. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

tumid means puffy or

swollen

jejune means lacking in substance or interest; lacking in qualities to excite or interest

254. d.

ecumenical means of or relating to the whole body of churches or universal; parochial limited in scope or range a sinecure is a job for which little or no work is expected; a cakewalk is a one-sided competition to castigate means to subject to severe

255. a.

256. b.

257. d.

reconnoiter means to gain information or to explore; means to pay no attention to obloquy means abusive language; censorious language recondite means hidden from sight or obscure; readily visible or intelligible

258. a.

259. c.

260. b.

querulous means habitually complaining, or

55

ntonym Questions

bstance or interest;

insipid

means

ating to the whole body of churches, means of or relating to a parish, or

h little or no work is expected; a competition punish ment

ect to severe

information or to explore;

disregard

tirade

means harshly

om sight or obscure;

patent

means

y complaining, or

fretful

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Synonyms
Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided.
261. wrath 264. pompous

a. b. c. d.
262. plethora

knot anger crime smoke

a. b. c. d.
265. prevalent

a. b. c. d.
263. calamity

trouble foolish wealth love

a. b. c. d.
266. wince

a. b. c. d.

potion silence shellfish disaster

a. b. c. d.

yms

arrogant supportive busy gaudy

wind servile widespread rare

flinch cheer crush solitary

501 267. superficial

Synonym & Antonym Questions

a. b. c. d.
268. tangle

gorgeous shallow intelligent rich

a. b. c. d.
269. reform

snarl growl dance shiver

a. b. c. d.
270. methodical

punish destroy display correct

a. b. c. d.
271. spite

rhythmic poetic systematic disrespectful

a. b. c. d.
272. scale

joy beverage wonder malice

a. b. c. d.

climb sail swim skate

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ynonym & Antonym Questions 273. smudge

a. b. c. d.
274. drizzle

gloat residue blur celebrate

a. b. c. d.
275. mundane

curly sprinkle sear drench

a. b. c. d.
276. pretension

dirty commonplace confused extraordinary

a. b. c. d.
277. affect

stress ambition waste strife

a. b. c. d.
278. herald

outcome share pompous cultivate

a. b. c. d.

insignia postpone hail regal

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501 279. faculty

Synonym & Antonym Questions 285.

a. b. c. d.
280. mirth

defective school gift desire


286.

a. b. c. d.
281. drudgery

anger glee sarcasm mistrust


287.

a. b. c. d.
282. prerequisite

silliness labor evil investigation


288.

a. b. c. d.
283. dire

necessary course difficult tar


289.

a. b. c. d.
284. grapple

questionable forthright traitor urgent


290.

a. b. c. d.

struggle trap laugh intend

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ntonym Questions

sundry a. b. c. d. supplant a. b. c. d. venerate a. b. c. d. conciliate a. b. c. d. exultant a. b. c. d. surreptitious a. b. c. d.

aged supply various tremendous

grow replace undo question

ordain breathe polish revere

appease disagree revive separate

afraid jubilant expectant demanding

overbearing clandestine indirect impious

501 291. recalcitrant

Synonym & Antonym Questions 296.

a. b. c. d.
292. pretty

hesitant subdued unruly subtract


297.

a. b. c. d.
293. coterie

plain confusing ugly terrible


298.

a. b. c. d.
294. nefarious

various flirtation club socialize


299.

a. b. c. d.
295. curry

infamous macabre evil distinguished


300.

a. b. c. d.

flatter spicy squander game

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ntonym Questions

preternatural a. immature b. extraordinary c. removed d. pernicious a. b. c. d. reprisal a. b. c. d. manifold a. b. c. d. factious a. b. c. d. accusation loathe retaliation insinuation unearned

noxious illicit open undecided

evident contemporary diverse willing

sham unreliable seditious argumentative

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
261. b.

wrath means strong, vengeful

262. c. 263. d. 264. a. 265. c. 266. a.

abundance means an ample quantity, or a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event, or pompous means self-important, or prevalent means generally accepted, or to wince means to shrink back involuntarily, or to

267. b.

superficial means to be concerned only with the surface or appearance, or a tangle is a twisted, knotted mass, or a to reform means to change for the better, or to

268. a. 269. d. 270. c.

methodical means proceeding according to an order or system or systematic

271. d. 272. a. 273. c. 274. b.

spite means petty ill will or hatred, or one meaning of scale is to a smudge is a one meaning of to drizzle is to rain in very small drops, or to sprinkle

275. b. 276. b. 277. d.

mundane means ordinary, or pretension means an effort to establish, or

to affect means to make a display of using or liking something, or to cultivate

ynonym & Antonym Questions

anger

le quantity, or

wealth disaster arrogant widespread flinch

arily grave event, or

accepted, or

ack involuntarily, or to

ncerned only with the surface or shallow snarl correct

ed mass, or a for the better, or to

ing according to an order or system,

malice climb blur ry spot or streak

s to rain in very small drops, or to

commonplace to establish, or ambition

display of using or liking something,

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501 278. c. 279. c. 280. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

to herald means to greet with enthusiasm, or to one meaning of faculty is an ability or mirth means gladness expressed with laughter, or

281. b. 282. a. 283. d. 284. a.

drudgery means uninspiring or menial prerequisite means dire means desperately necessary urgent

to grapple means to come to grips with, or to

285. c. 286. b. 287. d. 288. a.

sundry means an indeterminate number, or to supplant means take the place of, or to to venerate means to treat with reverential respect, or to to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts, or to appease

289. b. 290. b. 291. c. 292. d.

exultant means filled with or expressing great joy, or surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth, or recalcitrant means defiant of authority, or one meaning of pretty is miserable or expression a pretty pickle

293. c.

a coterie is an intimate or exclusive group or people who share common interest or purpose; a for a common purpose nefarious means flagrantly wicked, or to curry means to seek to gain favor, or to

294. c. 295. a.

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ntonym Questions

ith enthusiasm, or to gift

hail

essed with laughter, or

glee

g or menial

labor for carrying out a function

to grips with, or to

struggle

inate number, or place of, or to

various replace revere

with reverential respect, or to goodwill with pleasing acts, or to

r expressing great joy, or

jubilant clandestine

or acquired in stealth, or unruly terrible , as in the

of authority, or

xclusive group or people who share a club is an association of people

evil flatter

gain favor, or to

501 296. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

preternatural means exceeding what is natural, or extraordinary pernicious means highly injurious or deadly, or noxious

297. a.

298. c. 299. c. 300. c.

a reprisal is an act of vengeance, or a retaliation manifold means marked by variety, or diverse factious means inclined toseditious form factions; disposed to insurrection

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ntonym Questions

ding what is natural, or

means

Antonyms
Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.
301. tragic 304. wean

a. b. c. d.
302. able

boring mysterious comic incredulous

a. b. c. d.
305. haste

a. b. c. d.
303. tireless

willful inept careful feasible

a. b. c. d.
306. malice

a. b. c. d.

exhausted unfailing broke driving

a. b. c. d.

yms

flourish flush strengthen addict

delay frugal debauchery solemnity

goodwill bitterness coddle distress

501 307. permanent

Synonym & Antonym Questions 313.

a. b. c. d.
308. attain

loose fierce fleeting unhappy


314.

a. b. c. d.
309. taint

crave lose harbor credit


315.

a. b. c. d.
310. belittle

cheer worry clear purify


316.

a. b. c. d.
311. tedious

plain detract magnify torment


317.

a. b. c. d.
312. license

unwavering frightening horrible pleasurable


318.

a. b. c. d.

restriction allow join gather

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ntonym Questions

frivolous a. b. c. d. plain a. b. c. d. denounce a. b. c. d. contrary a. b. c. d. glower a. b. c. d. exacting a. b. c. d.

pious inexpensive serious contemptuous

meadow ugly lovely unadorned

covet condemn blame deplore

urbane agreeable unpleasant despicable

prairie smile raise throw

upright lenient sober general

501 319. curtail

Synonym & Antonym Questions 325.

a. b. c. d.
320. eminent

remain detain placate prolong


326.

a. b. c. d.
321. abdicate

imminent obscure retire unsure


327.

a. b. c. d.
322. indolent

deny usurp blame renounce


328.

a. b. c. d.
323. fortuitous

industrious complimentary native smooth


329.

a. b. c. d.
324. disparage

undefended gratuitous deliberate impoverished


330.

a. b. c. d.

hesitate settle trouble applaud

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ntonym Questions

dubious a. b. c. d. interdict a. b. c. d. mendacious a. b. c. d. lassitude a. b. c. d. verdant a. b. c. d. ductile a. b. c. d.

reliable pleasing rhythmic careful

continue abstain wallow sanction

bashful capacious veracious quiet

release demure fatigue vigor

dishonest suspicious moldy arid

unfeeling arrogant precious rigid

501 331. asperity

Synonym & Antonym Questions 336.

a. b. c. d.
332. epicurean

moistness amenity sour generosity


337.

a. b. c. d.
333. traduce

ascetic slovenly imprecision providential


338.

a. b. c. d.
334. bridle

deduce laud presuppose converge


339.

a. b. c. d.
335. spare

heckle dissuade vent persist


340.

a. b. c. d.

rotund pacify impolite impose

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ntonym Questions

proclivity a. b. c. d. vituperation a. b. c. d. gambol a. b. c. d. quixotic a. b. c. d. lachrymose a. b. c. d.

calm antipathy desire dearth

alacrity alertness reparation acclaim

trudge hedge crone misplace

simple staid passe unpredictable

quick loquacious blithe plentiful

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
301. c.

tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful; humorous

302. b. 303. a.

able means having skill orinept ability; tireless means filled with energy; exhausted energy to wean means to detach from a dependence; to to make dependent

304. d.

305. a.

haste meansdelay hurry; procrastination

means postponement or

306. a.

malice means a desire to see another suffer; desire to see another benefit permanent means lasting;fleeting temporary

307. c.

308. b.

to attain means to achieve or to gain, therefore to most dissimilar to taint means to contaminate or corrupt; to make pure to belittle means to make seem little or less; to to enlarge

309. d.

310. c.

311. d.

tedious means boring; pleasurable delightful one meaning of a license is permission; limitation frivolous means lacking seriousness, therefore most dissimilar
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312. a.

313. c.

ntonym Questions

comic

means

means lacking skill means depleted of

rom a dependence; to

addict

means

means postponement or

goodwill

means

means passing quickly or

or to gain, therefore to

lose

is the

purify

means to

magnify

means

means enjoyable or

restriction means

serious

is the

501 314. c. 315. a.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

plain means lacking in beauty; one meaning of to denounce is to speak out against; to means to wish for enviously

316. b.

contrary means unwilling to accept control or advice; means ready or willing to agree glower means a sullen brooding look, therefore most dissimilar exacting means severe; lenient to curtail means to cut short; to extend

317. b.

318. b. 319. d.

320. b.

eminent means prominent, or famous; prominent, or unknown to abdicate means to renounce power or high office; to means seize power or high office indolent means lazy; industrious

321. b.

322. a.

323. c.

fortuitous means occurring by chance, or accidental; means resulting from careful consideration, or voluntary to disparage means to speak slightingly about; to means to express approval dubious means questionable or unreliable, therefore the most dissimilar

324. d.

325. a.

326. d. 327. c.

to interdict means to forbid; to mendacious means dishonest; honest lassitude means weariness; vigor

328. d.

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ntonym Questions

lovely

means beautiful covet

ce is to speak out against; to

o accept control or advice;

agreeable

oding look, therefore

smile

is the

means indulgent prolong means to lengthen or

or famous;

obscure

means not

unce power or high office; to

usurp

means hardworking

by chance, or accidental; ul consideration, or voluntary

deliberate

ak slightingly about; to

applaud

le or unreliable, therefore

reliable

is

sanction veracious

means to approve means truthful or

means strength or force

501 329. d.

one meaning of verdant is green, especially with plant life; means dry, or lacking enough rainfall for agriculture

330. d.

one meaning of ductile is easily led or influenced; one meaning of rigid is inflexible, set in opinion

331. b.

asperity means roughness of surface or manner; pleasantness or smoothness of manner epicurean means having sensitive and self-indulgent taste especially in food and wine; and austerity to traduce means to expose to shame or blame; to praise or extol

332. a.

333. b.

334. c.

to bridle means to restrain or keep under control; to means to relieve by means of an outlet one meaning of spare is lean; proclivity means inclination or predisposition; settled aversion or dislike

335. a. 336. b.

337. d. 338. a.

vituperation means bitter condemnation; to gambol means to skip about in play; to march steadily and laboriously quixotic means foolishly impractical and marked by extravagantly romantic ideals; by prim self-restraint

339. b.

340. c.

lachrymose means given to weeping, or morose; of a happy or lighthearted character, or merry

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

green, especially with plant life; gh rainfall for agriculture

arid

asily led or influenced; one meaning

s inflexible, set in opinion amenity means

of surface or manner; ss of manner

ensitive and self-indulgent taste ascetic

means practicing self-denial

e to shame or blame; to

laud

means to

or keep under control; to of an outlet rotund or predisposition; means round or fleshy antipathy

vent

means

ondemnation;

acclaim trudge means to

means praise

bout in play; to

practical and marked by staid means sedate and marked

o weeping, or morose; character, or merry

blithe

means

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Synonyms
Select the word that is closest in meaning to the word provided.
341. glare is most similar to 344. peer is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

scowl hide display summon

a. b. c. d.
345. fiasco is most similar to

342. erratic is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

enticing frequent difficult irregular

a. b. c. d.
346. chasm is most similar to

343. civil is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

unkind trite public questionable

a. b. c. d.

yms

eer is most similar to apple connote fellow recluse

asco is most similar to festival disaster happenstance ceremony

hasm is most similar to gorge charm bridle criticize

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 353.

347. expertise is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

activity courage mastery effort


354.

348. outlandish is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

distant absurd pastoral belligerent


355.

349. pine is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

clean hate resolve crave


356.

350. exploit is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

answer feat accident persuade


357.

351. culmination is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

realization disaster serendipity persuasion


358.

352. feign is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

jab swoon pretend dread

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ntonym Questions

auspicious is most similar to a. deceitful b. foreboding c. favorable d. dangerous

gambit is most similar to a. frolic b. ploy c. testimony d. sentence voracious is most similar to a. b. c. d. ravenous violent voluble rambunctious

facile is most similar to a. ability b. section c. vindictive d. glib

eschew is most similar to a. revert b. accompany c. admire d. abstain abscond is most similar to a. b. c. d. rob obscure flee absolve

501 359. knack is most similar to

Synonym & Antonym Questions 365.

a. b. c. d.

bruise ability keepsake scoundrel


366.

360. apropos is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

opportune unexpected misspoken idea


367.

361. veritable is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

deep authentic ancient irascible


368.

362. unmitigated is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

audacious unpersuasive utter dense


369.

363. epitome is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

volume essence summit deliverance


370.

364. edict is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

decree vacate correction destiny

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ntonym Questions

extol is most similar to a. praise b. tax c. burden d. berate

abeyant is most similar to a. false b. disgusting c. pending d. novice knell is most similar to a. b. c. d. copse hill toll rattle

soporific is most similar to a. juvenile b. drunken c. delightful d. hypnotic

iterate is most similar to a. unsettled b. repeat c. impoverish d. announce bulwark is most similar to a. b. c. d. conundrum festival rampart confuse

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 374.

371. pedantic is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

pedestrian arduous fickle consequential


375.

372. bumptious is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

backward arrogant clumsy rugged

373. expiation is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

breathing immigration divergence atonement

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ntonym Questions

flagitious is most similar to a. deliberate b. fatiguing c. villainous d. habitual

inveigle is most similar to a. cajole b. complexity c. hoodwink d. distress

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
341. a.

to glare means to stare angrily; to expression

342. d. 343. c. 344. c.

erratic means lacking regularity, or one meaning of civil is involving the general a peer is a person belonging to the same group; a equal in rank, or a member of the same group a fiasco is a complete failure, or a

345. b.

346. a. 347. c. 348. b.

a chasm is a deep split in the earth, or a expertise and mastery

outlandish means extremely out of the ordinary; ridiculously unreasonable to pine means to long for, or to

349. d.

350. b. 351. a.

an exploit is a notable or heroic act; a culmination means the act of reaching the highest point, or decisive action; realization concrete existence to feign means to assert as if true, or to

352. c.

353. c. 354. b. 355. a. 356. d.

auspicious means marked by one meaning of gambit is a calculated move; a voracious and ravenous

facile means easily achieved and often lacking sincerity; means marked by ease and lacking depth and substance

ntonym Questions

scowl

means to have an angry

irregular public fellow is an

lving the general

ng to the same group; a of the same group disaster

he earth, or a

gorge

both mean special skills or knowledge absurd means

y out of the ordinary;

crave

feat

is a courageous deed

of reaching the highest point, or means the act of bringing into

s if true, or to

pretend

favorable

signs ploy is a tactic

a calculated move; a mean having a huge appetite

ed and often lacking sincerity; d lacking depth and substance


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glib

501 357. d. 358. c. 359. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

to eschew means to avoid habitually, or to to abscond means to depart secretly; to a knack is a special

360. a.

apropos means being both relevant and appropriate; means occurring at an appropriate time veritable means not false or imagined, or unmitigated means offering little chance of change or relief, or absolute; utter

361. b. 362. c.

363. b.

an epitome is a typical or ideal example; very basic nature of something an edict is an official proclamation; a the force of the law to extol means to abeyant means in a period of temporary inactivity, or

364. a.

365. a. 366. c.

367. c.

to knell means to sound in an ominous manner; to sound in long measured strokes; both words are used to describe the ringing of bells soporific means causing sleep; produce sleep to iterate means to say or do again, or to

368. d.

369. b.

370. c.

a bulwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense, or a rampart pedantic means ostentatiously or narrowly learned, or unimaginative; one meaning of unimaginative

371. a.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

habitually, or to

abstain flee means to run away

rt secretly; to ability

relevant and appropriate; ropriate time authentic

opportune

r imagined, or

g little chance of change or relief, or means total or absolute

deal example;

essence

is the real or

decree

is an order with

praise

highly pending

of temporary inactivity, or

an ominous manner; to rokes; both words are used to

toll

means to

hypnotic

means tending to

do again, or to

repeat

e structure raised for defense, or a

usly or narrowly learned, or pedestrian is commonplace or

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501 372. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

bumptious means noisily self-assertive; disposed to exaggerate ones own worth expiation means the act of making atonement; means reparation for an offense or injury

373. d.

374. c.

flagitious means marked by outrageous crime or vice; means having the characteristics of a deliberate criminal or scoundrel to inveigle means to win over with flattery; to persuade with flattery

375. a.

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ntonym Questions

arrogant es own worth atonement

means

fense or injury villainous

y outrageous crime or vice; ristics of a deliberate criminal or

cajole

means to

Antonyms
Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.
376. prudent is most dissimilar to 379. expansive is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

simple rapid foolish verbose

a. b. c. d.
380. benign is most dissimilar to

377. forced is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

quick solid trusting natural

a. b. c. d.
381. foster is most dissimilar to

378. acquaint is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

alienate luxurious bleach stall

a. b. c. d.

yms

xpansive is most dissimilar to generous honest narrow troublesome

enign is most dissimilar to malignant converse cautious malicious

oster is most dissimilar to discourage believe heal brag

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 388.

382. ample is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

complete insufficient quiet supple


389.

383. deviant is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

winding careful normal sad

384. abolish is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

vote punish avoid establish

390.

385. forsake is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

craft embrace shun infer

391.

386. tractable is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

invisible stubborn unadvisable special

392.

387. dexterous is most

dissimilar to a. b. c. d. clumsy saline cunning precious

393.

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ntonym Questions

aerate is most dissimilar to a. argue b. placate c. suffocate d. destroy

venerable is most dissimilar to a. impervious b. constant c. sophomoric d. infirm rancor is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. ritual argument collect accord

daunt is most dissimilar to a. calm b. believe c. d. inspirit dispel

paucity is most dissimilar to a. excess b. certainty c. timidity d. beauty heedless is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. heartless attentive speedy unaware

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 400.

394. abound is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

rest discourage bless dwindle

395. confederate is most

dissimilar to a. b. c. d.

401.

enemy confuse wander cluster


402.

396. resplendent is most

dissimilar to a. b. c. d.

illuminated disarming dowdy delightful


403.

397. onerous is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

permissive easy unforgiving public


404.

398. sagacity is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

incredulity belligerence stupidity tolerance

399. dilettante is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

puritan professional aesthete conniver

405.

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ntonym Questions

unalloyed is most dissimilar to a. dismayed b. impure c. d. circumspect disastrous

banner is most dissimilar to a. forgettable b. casual c. unrestrained d. unwitting discalced is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. calculated measured inclined shod

scurrilous is most dissimilar to a. honest b. c. d. decent peaceful satisfactory

pulchritudinous is most dissimilar to a. pacifist b. rare c. smooth d. unsightly

dyspeptic is most dissimilar to a. trusting b. functional c. euphoric d. talented

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 409.

406. reliction is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

dedication demolition flood problem


410.

407. villenage is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

nobility lineage directness dullness

408. craven is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

stalwart release distinguished comfortable

84

ntonym Questions

prolix is most dissimilar to a. brief b. exquisite c. reasonable d. distinct

lambent is most dissimilar to a. praise b. present c. dull d. rough

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
376. c.

prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment; means marked by a lack of good sense or prudence

377. d.

forced means produced with effort; or spontaneous to acquaint means to get to know or to become friendly; to alienate means to cause unfriendliness or hostility expansive means sizeable or extensive;

378. a.

379. c.

380. d.

one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition; means marked by mischievous impulse to foster means to encourage; to of courage or confidence ample means more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity, sufficient, therefore,

381. a.

382. b.

383. c.

deviant means departing from the established norm, or abnormal, therefore to abolish means to do away with entirely; to to bring into existence to forsake means to renounce; one meaning of to welcome or include

384. d.

385. b.

386. b.

tractable means easily handled or managed; difficult to handle or manage dexterous means skillful with the hands; dexterity, nimbleness, or grace to aerate means to supply with oxygen; to deprive of oxygen

387. a.

388. c.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

wisdom or good judgment; good sense or prudence natural

foolish

means uncultivated

o know or to become friendly; to se unfriendliness or hostility narrow means restricted

or extensive;

f a gentle disposition; vous impulse discourage

malicious

means to deprive

dequate in size, scope, or capacity, or insufficient is the most dissimilar

om the established norm, or normal is the most dissimilar establish means

ay with entirely; to

nce; one meaning of to

embrace

is to

dled or managed;

stubborn

means

th the hands;

clumsy

means lacking

with oxygen; to

suffocate

means to

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

venerable means impressive by reason of age; means poorly informed and immature rancor means bitter ill-will; one meaning of interrelationship, or harmony

390. d.

391. c.

to daunt means to lessen the courage of; to give vigor or courage paucity means smallness of number; quantity heedless means inconsiderate or thoughtless; heedful or mindful of the comfort of others

392. a.

393. b.

394. d.

to abound means to be present in great numbers; to means to become steadily less a confederate is an ally or accomplice; an resplendent means characterized by glowing splendor; means not neat or attractive in appearance, or shabby

395. a. 396. c.

397. b.

onerous means burdensome or troublesome, therefore the most dissimilar sagacity means wisdom; stupidity

398. c. 399. b.

a dilettante is a person having a superficial interest in an art or branch or knowledge; a professional in a pursuit as a profession

400. b. 401. a.

unalloyed means pure, therefore banner means distinguished from all others in excellence, or unforgettable, therefore forgettable discalced means barefoot; shod

402. d.

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ntonym Questions

ve by reason of age;

sophomoric

one meaning of

accord

is balanced

he courage of; to

inspirit

means to

excess

means ample

rate or thoughtless;

attentive

means

omfort of others dwindle

sent in great numbers; to

accomplice; an

enemy

is an opponent dowdy

terized by glowing splendor; e in appearance, or shabby

me or troublesome, therefore

easy

is

means a lack of wisdom

ing a superficial interest in an art or professional

is a person who engages

impure

is the most dissimilar

d from all others in excellence, or is the most dissimilar means wearing shoes

501 403. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

scurrilous means given to using foul language, or crass; means conforming to standards of propriety pulchritudinous means marked by physical beauty; means not pleasing to the sight, or ugly

404. d.

405. c.

dyspeptic means showing a sour disposition; marked by feeling or well-being

406. c.

reliction means the gradual recession of water leaving the land dry; flood means the rising and overflow of a b onto dry land villenage means the peasant or commoner class; the noble class, or gentry

407. a.

408. a.

craven means cowardly; strength or vigor prolix means unduly prolonged, therefore dissimilar lambent means softly bright or radiant; brightness or shine

409. a.

410. c.

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ynonym & Antonym Questions

using foul language, or crass; dards of propriety unsightly

decent

ked by physical beauty;

sight, or ugly euphoric means

a sour disposition;

recession of water leaving the land means the rising and overflow of a body of water

nt or commoner class;

nobility

means

stalwart

means marked by outstanding

ged, therefore

brief

is the most

t or radiant;

dull

means lacking in

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Synonyms
Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided.
411. heed 414. appoint

a. b. c. d.
412. edge

trek consider consolidate bound

a. b. c. d.
415. hoard

a. b. c. d.
413. elevate

diffuse point force dissuade

a. b. c. d.
416. homogeneous

a. b. c. d.

lessen mention affix hoist

a. b. c. d.

yms

score discuss nominate ensure

stockpile burrow mine dessert

omogeneous alike strange polite alkaline

501 417. hub

Synonym & Antonym Questions 423.

a. b. c. d.
418. tame

counsel elder center extension


424.

a. b. c. d.
419. irk

lost evasive pushy submissive


425.

a. b. c. d.
420. loom

shrug irritate devour avoid


426.

a. b. c. d.
421. fitful

disappear cut surface teach


427.

a. b. c. d.
422. gaudy

erratic angry tired pronounced


428.

a. b. c. d.

massive mindful tasteful flashy

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ntonym Questions

flaunt a. b. c. d. flex a. b. c. d. tantalize a. b. c. d. dastardly a. b. c. d. aficionado a. b. c. d. contiguous a. b. c. d.

conceal parade trust fray

bend binge rid consume

pronounce reign equal flirt

devastating cowardly clever munificent

novice trickster devotee agent

catching divided adjoining circumstantial

501 429. swindler

Synonym & Antonym Questions 435.

a. b. c. d.
430. rogue

charlatan expert divinity debonair


436.

a. b. c. d.
431. apologist

knave wander buffoon color


437.

a. b. c. d.
432. proxy

liar defender failure admirer


438.

a. b. c. d.
433. buffet

spasm closeness delegate court


439.

a. b. c. d.
434. travesty

protect barricade armoire strike


440.

a. b. c. d.

confusion mockery disaster speculation

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ntonym Questions

bristle a. b. c. d. admonish a. b. c. d. wheedle a. b. c. d. aplomb a. b. c. d. aver a. b. c. d. mien a. b. c. d.

aloof seethe wave doubt

laud decorate caution admire

retreat deceive plead question

mine clumsiness complication poise

dissipate create hate state

carriage average vicious disguise

501 441. paroxysm

Synonym & Antonym Questions 446.

a. b. c. d.
442. aegis

conundrum fit contraction spite


447.

a. b. c. d.
443. sepulture

superstition reference sponsorship archive


448.

a. b. c. d.
444. harridan

burial parasite verse sermon


449.

a. b. c. d.
445. apothegm

governor vessel witch lawyer


450.

a. b. c. d.

medicine adage speculation resistance

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ntonym Questions

grandiloquence a. respect b. bluster c. denial d. fulmination a. b. c. d. pococurante a. b. c. d. native hot blas hidden solemnity

explosion recession achievement blessing

escarpment a. warning b. cliff c. campsite d. plutocrat a. b. c. d. tomb

banker priest judge astronomer

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
411. b.

to heed means to pay attention to, or to

412. a. 413. d.

to edge means to to elevate means to lift up, or raise; to position

414. c.

to appoint means to name officially, often to a position; to nominate means to appoint or propose for offic to hoard means to gather a hidden supply; to accumulate a reserve of something

415. a.

416. a.

homogeneous means descended from the same ancestral type or alike a hub is a center

417. c. 418. d.

tame means deficient in spirit or courage, or

419. b. 420. c.

to irk means to annoy or

to loom means to come into sight in enlarged or distorted form to surface means to come to the surface or into fitful means having intermittent or irregular character; means lacking regularity gaudy means ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented; means ostentatious or showy

421. a.

422. d.

423. b.

to flaunt means to display ostentatiously or impudently; to parade means to exhibit ostentatiously to flex means to

424. a.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

ntion to, or to

consider

force

or move gradually (as in to edge off the road) hoist means to raise into

or raise; to

officially, often to a position; to means to appoint or propose for office stockpile means

a hidden supply; to

ended from the same ancestral type,

of activity submissive

irit or courage, or

irritate

o sight in enlarged or distorted form; means to come to the surface or into view erratic

tent or irregular character;

y or tastelessly ornamented;

flashy

ostentatiously or impudently; to bit ostentatiously bend

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501 425. d.

to tantalize means to tease by presenting something desirable to flirt means to behave amorously without dastardly means despicably mean or

426. b.

427. c. 428. c.

an aficionado is a fan, or a contiguous means touching along a boundary or point; adjoining a swindler is a person who takes money or property through fraud or deceit; a knowledge or ability, or a fraud

429. a.

430. a.

a rogue is a dishonest person; a person an apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defense of a cause, or a a proxy is a person who has the power to act for another, or a delegate

431. b.

432. c.

433. d. 434. b.

to buffet means to a travesty is a distorted or grossly inferior imitation; a is an insincere or contemptible imitation to bristle is to take on an aggressive or angry appearance; to seethe means to experience violent internal to admonish means to express warning in a gentle manner, or caution

435. b.

436. c.

437. c.

to wheedle means to influence using soft words or flattery; to plead means to entreat or appeal earnestly aplomb means complete composure or self-assurance, or

438. d.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

by presenting something desirable; means to behave amorously without serious intent cowardly

devotee

g along a boundary or point; means joining at a point or line

takes money or property through charlatan

is a person who pretends to have

knave

is a tricky deceitful

ho writes or speaks in defense of a defender

s the power to act for another, or a

strike

repeatedly mockery

grossly inferior imitation; a ible imitation

ggressive or angry appearance; to means to experience violent internal agitation

ress warning in a gentle manner, or to

nce using soft words or flattery; to means to entreat or appeal earnestly poise

omposure or self-assurance, or

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

to aver means to declare positively, or to mien means appearance or demeanor; of holding ones body, or posture

441. b. 442. c. 443. a. 444. c. 445. b.

a paroxysm is an attack or convulsion, or a aegis means protection, or sponsorship sepulture means burial

a harridan is a shrew, or awitch an apothegm is a short, pithy saying; an embodies a common observation

446. b.

grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence; one meaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech a fulmination is a sudden or loud noise, or an pococurante means indifferent or nonchalant; apathetic to pleasure

447. a. 448. c.

449. b. 450. a.

an escarpment is a long cliff a plutocrat is one who rules by virtue of wealth; a who engages in the business of finance

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ntonym Questions

ositively, or to

state carriage means manner

r demeanor;

convulsion, or a

fit

ponsorship

hy saying; an

adage

is a saying that

y or pompous eloquence; one s loudly boastful speech explosion blas means

r loud noise, or an

rent or nonchalant;

or a steep slope banker is one

s by virtue of wealth; a ss of finance

Antonyms
Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.
451. subsequent 454. waive

a. b. c. d.
452. abrupt

aloof previous following dismissive

a. b. c. d.
455. erode

a. b. c. d.
453. conserve

continue laudable anticipated careless

a. b. c. d.
456. recall

a. b. c. d.

waste silence liberal complicate

a. b. c. d.

yms

retain snub imprison display

compost clarify ignore restore

rebate demonstrate forget despise

501 457. dormant

Synonym & Antonym Questions 463.

a. b. c. d.

clever active dreamy invisible


464.

458. procrastinate

a. b. c. d.
459. docile

lengthen soothe hurry demolish


465.

a. b. c. d.
460. impromptu

intelligent unruly unreachable pale


466.

a. b. c. d.
461. denigrate

rehearsed bizarre foolish disarming


467.

a. b. c. d.
462. bent

blame hide query uphold


468.

a. b. c. d.

curved disinclination careful lustrous

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ntonym Questions

solvent a. b. c. d.

soggy confusing broke critical

disconsolate a. joyful b. inhospitable c. anguished d. rude brusque a. b. c. d. callow a. b. c. d. cold opulent gracious suspect

kind urbane sensitive gentle

countenance a. force b. genuine c. deny d. verify cachet a. b. c. d. release explanation thinness ignominy

501 469. evince

Synonym & Antonym Questions

a. b. c. d.
470. vainglorious

convince hallow hide interpret

a. b. c. d.
471. iniquitous

horrible fierce greedy modest

a. b. c. d.

virtuous complacent equal virulent

472. obstreperous

a. b. c. d.
473. ebullient

short tame strict distant

a. b. c. d.
474. halcyon

aggressive acrid unjust glum

a. b. c. d.

obtrusive advanced tempestuous unscientific

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ynonym & Antonym Questions 475. imprimatur

a. b. c. d.
476. odium

servant teacher disapproval rustic

a. b. c. d.
477. mephitic

fragrance ease admiration trust

a. b. c. d.
478. platitudinous

honest healthy simple rural

a. b. c. d.
479. facultative

hilly exhilarating confounded advantageous

a. b. c. d.
480. persiflage

compulsory insipid pending decisive

a. b. c. d.

coddle admiration silence clarity

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

Answers
451. b.

subsequent means following in time or order; going before in time or order

452. c.

abrupt means occurring without warning, or sudden; anticipated to conserve means to keep safe or preserve, which is the opposite of to to waive means to give up voluntarily; to

453. a.

454. a.

455. d.

to erode means to wear away; to an original state to recall means to remember, which is the opposite of to dormant means temporarily inactive, which is the opposite of active

456. c. 457. b.

458. c.

to procrastinate means to delay or put off, which is the opposit of to hurry

459. b.

docile means easily taught; disciplined impromptu means unplanned or unrehearsed; trained or practiced

460. a.

461. d.

to denigrate means to deny the importance of something, or to belittle; to uphold

462. b.

a bent is a strong inclination or capacity; a slight aversion one meaning of solvent is able to pay all debts; penniless

463. c.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

ng in time or order;

previous

means

hout warning, or sudden; means expected safe or preserve, which is the waste retain means to keep

voluntarily; to

restore

means to bring back to

er, which is the opposite of to

forget

y inactive, which is the opposite of

delay or put off, which is the opposite

unruly

means not easily managed or

ed or unrehearsed;

rehearsed

means

y the importance of something, or to means to support or to elevate disinclination is a

n or capacity; a

able to pay all debts;

broke

means

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

disconsolate means cheerless or dejected, which is the opposi of joyful

465. c.

brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of being ungracious;

466. b. 467. c.

callow means unsophisticated; to countenance means to extend approval or sanction; to means to refuse to grant cachet means prestige; to evince means to display clearly or reveal, which is the opposite of to

468. d. 469. c.

470. d. 471. a. 472. b.

vainglorious means boastful, which is the opposite of iniquitous means wicked; obstreperous means stubbornly resistant to control or unruly; tame means docile or submissive

473. d.

ebullient means lively or enthusiastic; gloomy halcyon means calm or peaceful; or stormy imprimatur means sanction or approval, therefore is the most dissimilar

474. c.

475. c.

476. c.

odium means hatred and condemnation; feeling of delighted approval mephitic means relating to a foul, noxious exhalation from the earth; a mephitic environment would be unhealthy, so is its opposite

477. b.

ynonym & Antonym Questions

ess or dejected, which is the opposite

anner or speech to the point of being gracious means marked by charm and good taste urbane means sophisticated deny

extend approval or sanction; to

ignominy clearly or reveal, which is the hide

means disgrace

ul, which is the opposite of virtuous means morally excellent

modest

ornly resistant to control or unruly; or submissive

glum

means dreary or

tempestuous

means turbulent

or approval, therefore

disapproval

ondemnation;

admiration

means a

a foul, noxious exhalation from the ent would be unhealthy, so

healthy

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disapproval

501 478. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

platitudinous means full of or characterized by banal, trite remarks; exhilarating facultative means optional; not optional

479. a.

480. c.

persiflage means frivolous talk, therefore dissimilar

102

ynonym & Antonym Questions

or characterized by banal, trite means refreshing or exciting compulsorymeans mandatory, or

talk, therefore

silence

is the most

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Read each question carefully and select the word that is the most similar or most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.
481. beckon is most similar to 484.

a. b. c. d.

light beg motion hear


485.

482. earnest is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

cheap frivolous release civilized


486.

483. execute is most similar to

a.

perform

b. c. d.

decide wonder dismiss

s and

yms

idiom is most similar to a. b. c. d. stupidity recipe fastener expression

accelerate is most dissimilar to a. delay b. risk c. monitor d. deny

engross is most similar to a. fatten

b. c. d.

absorb disgust destroy

501 487. impervious is most

Synonym & Antonym Questions 493.

dissimilar to a. kind b. disastrous c. d. prone perfect


494. 488. brood is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

wander direction progeny tribe


495.

489. balk is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

crow fight distress hamper


496.

490. conversant is most

dissimilar to a. inexperienced b. c. d. unprepared shy unpretentious

497.

491. staunch is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

faithful strict biased political


498.

492. unctuous is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

pliant cruel sincere rubbery

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ntonym Questions

hubris is most similar to a. earth b. pride c. humility d. sorrow

bemuse is most dissimilar to a. depress b. inspire c. clarify d. desire contrite is most similar to a. brief b. c. d. malicious banal rueful

beset is most similar to a. hector b. decorate c. establish d. suspect

penurious is most dissimilar to a. generous b. lenient c. injurious d. relaxed perfidy is most similar to a. b. c. d. incompleteness ideal betrayal braggart

501

Synonym & Antonym Questions 501.

499. ascription is most similar to

a. b. c. d.

account attribution cure description

500. fustigate is most dissimilar to

a. b. c. d.

inveigle investigate explain praise

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ntonym Questions

bagatelle is most similar to a. paste b. bread c. bauble d. pirouette

501

Answers
481. c.

to beckon means to signal or summon with a wave or a nod; to motion means to gesture

482. b.

earnest means grave or serious; seriousness

483. a.

one meaning of to execute is to carry out fully; one meaning of to perform an idiom is an or in meaning

484. d.

485. a.

to accelerate means to cause to move faster; to move or act slowly to engross means to occupy completely; one meaning of to absorb is to engage or engross wholly impervious means to be incapable of being affected or disturbed; being likely

486. b.

487. c.

488. c.

a brood is the young of an animal or a family of young; progeny is the offspring of animals or plants one meaning of to balk is to check or to stop; to to impede or restrain conversant means having knowledge or experience with, therefore inexperienced

489. d.

490. a.

491. a. 492. c.

staunch means steadfast in loyalty or principle, or unctuous means marked by a smug or false earnestness, or insincere, therefore hubris means exaggerated

493. b.

Synonym & Antonym Questions

or summon with a wave or a nod; to

means to gesture frivolous means lacking in

is to carry out fully; one meaning of is to carry out expression that is unique either grammatically

se to move faster; to

delay

means to

y completely; one meaning of to s to engage or engross wholly

capable of being affected or prone means having a tendency or inclination, or

animal or a family of young; s the offspring of animals or plants hamper means

o check or to stop; to

knowledge or experience with, is the most dissimilar faithful

nexperienced

n loyalty or principle, or

y a smug or false earnestness, or sincere

is the most dissimilar pride or self-confidence

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Synonym & Antonym Questions

to bemuse means to make confused, or to bewilder; to means to make free from confusion contrite means penitent for sin or failing; regretful

495. d.

496. a.

to beset means to trouble or harass; to intimidate or harass

497. a.

penurious means given to extreme stinginess or frugality, whic is the opposite of perfidy means an act of disloyalty, or

498. c.

499. b.

ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause, source, or author; indicating a cause, or the act of ascribing a work to a particular author or artist

500. d.

to fustigate means to criticize severely, which is the opposite o to praise

501. c.

a bagatelle is a trifle (something of little value or importance); a bauble is a trinket or a trifle

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ynonym & Antonym Questions

confused, or to bewilder; to

clarify

sin or failing;

rueful

means

or harass; to

hector

means to

extreme stinginess or frugality, which generous betrayal

referring to a supposed cause, attribution means the act of explaining by ct of ascribing a work to a particular

ze severely, which is the opposite of

thing of little value or importance); a

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