Synonym & Antonym Questions

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions

Synonym & Antonym Questions

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Contents Introduction 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms and Antonyms Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms Antonyms Synonyms and Antonyms ix 1 9 17 25 33 41 49 57 65 73 81 89 97 103 .


Because this book is designed for many levels . and the GRE—use synonym and antonym questions to test verbal skills. There are two sections that include questions asking for either the synonym or the antonym. The questions in this book. These questions ask test takers to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to another word. the SAT.Introduction W elcome to 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions! This book is designed to help you prepare for the verbal sections of many assessment and entrance exams. The questions increase in difficulty as you move through the exercises of each chapter. effectively testing their knowledge of two words. By completing the exercises in this book you will also increase your vocabulary and refine your knowledge of words. are grouped into sections of questions that ask you to select a word’s synonym and sections that ask you to select a word’s antonym. for the most part. civil service exams. Most standardized tests—including high school entrance exams.

If you are using this book to study for a high school entrance exam. Third. “inclination or natural ability’’ is a secondary definition of the word “bent. you may get a number of questions that appear later in a section wrong. many of the questions in this book. the full range of questions presented is appropriate for your level. They will also get you thinking of words in terms of other words with similar or opposite meanings. The question may ask you to identify the synonym for a secondary definition of a common word—for example. your performance on these questions will help you assess your vocabulary level. you may find that some of the more advanced questions are beyond your ability. a word may be familiar to you— you may have seen it in print and have a general sense of what it means—but when tested.’’ Also. if you are studying for a graduate level exam such as the GRE. The questions in this book can help you prepare for your test in many ways. These exercises will help you pinpoint those familiar words for which you need to learn the exact definition. you can add these words to your vocabulary and call upon them at test time to improve your score. First. you will probably encounter words that are totally unfamiliar. test your ability to discern nuance of meaning. Don’t worry! If you are getting the earlier questions correct. completing these practice exercises will make you familiar with the question format. and on assessment exams.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions of test takers. you may discover that you do not know the word’s precise meaning. For example. By memorizing their definitions. Second. the direction for these exercises usually ask you to identify the word that is “most similar’’ or “most dissimilar’’ in meaning to the word in the question. In the test-taking environment it can be difficult to switch gears from synonym questions to antonym questions. However. This means that you may be asked to pick between degrees of meaning. In addition. completing these exercises will make these mental gymnastics more comfortable. For x . you are probably in good shape for your test.

You can even work in pencil and do the exercises again to reinforce what you have learned. “atrocious’’ means “utterly revolting’’. 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. Use your performance to create a study guide. Good luck! xi . study the answers. You have already taken an important step toward improving your vocabulary and your score. Then study this list as a quick and concentrated method to improve your vocabulary. make a list of all the words that you missed and their definitions. Now all you need to do is to complete each 35 to 40 question exercise. “revolting’’ would be a more accurate synonym than “unpleasant. You have shown your commitment by purchasing this book. and watch your vocabulary increase.’’ Each question is fully explained at the end of the chapter. Then add these words to your study list as well.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions example. in this case. For example. The answer keys give you not only the right answer but also the definitions of the word in the question and the correct answer.


c. automatic distant savage mean a. exult twist friend relative 3. pensive a. oppressed caged thoughtful happy . detest 5. b. b. b. c. c. remote 4. b. c. d. b. d.1 Synonyms Which of these words is closest in meaning to the word provided? 1. pretty clever pleasant present a. d. d. kin a. gracious 6. foretell decide prevent discover 2. b. d. c. argue hate discover reveal a. d. c. predict a.

excite imitate trick apelike 8. calm curved confused cautious 2 . b. apportion a. d. b. b. c. drag 16. jovial 17. simulate a. d. d. saccharine 15. indifferent 18. distress impunity persevere scruple 12. c. d. b. leave sweet arid quit a. c. malcontent argument imposter clown a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 7. wary a. b. c. d. b. c. d. b. c. neutral unkind precious mean a. sleepy crush proud pull a. incredulous merry revolting dizzy a. d. c. general cheap fresh elderly 11. d. b. b. d. b. generic a. c. b. c. c. divide decide cut squabble 10. d. exile hate fade clean a. b. c. qualm a. banish 13. d. ghost force charm courage 9. fraud 14. d. charisma a. c.

d. c. b. upright 30. c. b. sumptuous 26. d. talkative thirsty beautiful complicated 22. palimpsest phantom daydream curio 20. difficult mysterious inflexible wary a. d. c. whirl fish hit mistake a. b. inscrutable 28. wrong evil deform harm a. b. c. d. d. d. chimney protest illusion panache 23. appall 29. loot a. d. reel 27. d. b. c. b. delirious covered dismay confuse a. d. d. b. c. b. temerity a. c. demand elicit ideal unlawful 3 . c. c. d. b. honorable horizontal humble supine a. delirious gorgeous perilous luxurious a. b. loquacious a. b. d. distort 25. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 19. b. educe a. c. reverie a. audacity fearfulness shyness stupidity 24. c. destruction waste spoils cavort 21. chimera a.

b. nabob 34. louche a. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 31. gauche fine brilliant indecent 32. b. b. b. light satiate carry horror a. d. violent misbegotten loud stealthy 33. bigwig doubter frolic converse a. d. d. pall 35. c. d. sacrosanct a. c. prayer sanctuary pious sacred 4 . stentorian a. d. c. c. c.

or distant 2. a. to detest means to feel intense or violent dislike. d. d. c. to banish means to drive out from home or country. b. c. c. or an imposter 9. a. c. jovial means good humored or merry 12. b. b. pensive means moodily or dreamily thoughtful 7. to drag is to pull. gracious means to be pleasant or considerate in social interactions 4. or to hate 3. a fraud is someone who is not what he or she pretends to be. or general 5 . saccharine means overly sweet 10. to be indifferent is to be marked by impartiality or to be neutral 13. charisma is magnetic charm or appeal 15. or to imitate 14. or relatives 6. generic means having the characteristic of a whole group. a. kin means people with common ancestors. b. a. a. to predict means to declare in advance or to foretell 5. b. remote means faraway.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 1. to apportion is to divide and share out 16. or to cause movement in a direction with applied force 11. to simulate is to assume the outward appearance of. or to exile 8.

horizontal and supine are both antonyms of upright 25. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 17. or to dismay 24. c. to appall is to overcome with shock. to educe means to develop something potential or latent. a nabob is a person of great wealth or importance. b. loquacious means excessively talkative. inscrutable means not easily interpreted or understood. or to deform 20. to distort means to twist out of a normal state. or to be cautious 19. a. sumptuous means excessively costly. a. loot means goods seized in war. or an illusion 29. or a bigwig 32. c. or a scruple 18. a. a qualm is a feeling of uneasiness about a moral issue. or mysterious 23. d. or spoils 27. or to whirl 22. temerity means unreasonable contempt for danger or recklessness. a reverie means the state of being lost in thought. to elicit means to draw out something hidden or latent 31. wary means to be attentive especially to danger. to pall can mean to deprive of pleasure in something by satiating 6 . a. or garrulous 28. d. upright can mean either honorable or vertical. one meaning of reel is to move round and round. b. or a daydream 26. c. rich. a chimera is a fabrication of the mind. or audacity 30. a. c. b. or luxurious 21. c.

stentorian means loud and is usually used to imply a voice of great power and range 7 . c. or indecent 35. or holy 34. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 33. d. louche means not reputable. sacrosanct means the most sacred.


b. d. borrow shallow low contempt . d. c. loving insincere unhealthy humorous a. d. clear dim brittle clever 38. luminous a. d. withdraw 39. impartial a. c. d. b. hostile biased dislike worried 37. d. secret 40. friendly covert hidden overt a. b. c. c. b. b. awe a.2 Antonyms Which of these words is most nearly the opposite of the word provided? 36. b. reduce need advance want a. c. c. heartfelt 41.

expect 53. talent 50. d. brazen 52. b. b. common 51. c. rotund 49. besmirch confuse confine condemn 44. b. abate a. d. c. dearth a. c. b. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 42. d. c. pit 48. round unimportant thin dull a. c. c. group peak select marry a. b. d. b. tired arrogant pointy ruddy 10 . d. d. ungrateful silent show inability a. value gully smooth soothe 45. attend regret despair loathe a. c. d. c. c. acrid pungent fragrant delicious 43. d. d. b. free augment provoke wane 46. lack poverty abundance foreign 47. b. d. bashful boisterous noisy heated a. expound a. c. b. b. d. b. pique a. b. d. strange uneasy quick fast a. malodorous a. peaked a. c.

b. novice intellectual pious debutante a. zenith 64. d. irascible a. irrelevant indifferent impartial improvident a. supercilious a. d. meager 62. kind generous thoughtful copious a. b. abridge 60. d. d. b. b. b. improvident a. b. b. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 54. unimportant relevant serious meek 57. b. kindle 61. d. d. philistine 63. c. c. c. c. approbate a. worst apex nadir past a. d. d. c. c. c. b. d. ingratitude condemn dissatisfaction master 56. b. c. d. germane 65. embrace crude boisterous falter 59. shorten extend stress easy a. determined placid reasonable pliant 55. fatuous a. d. b. demur a. c. c. cautious fortunate proven intelligent 58. smother detest enemy discourage a. c. d. crafty frugal sensible inane 11 . c.

lackadaisical active dull prescient a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 66. hunched strong simple simian 12 . sartorial 70. b. d. b. c. d. matutinal a. quiescent 69. impecunious a. wealthy cautious hungry tardy 68. paternal crepuscular maritime marsupial 67. sapient a. d. b. c. d. cheerful sincere inelegant homespun a. c. c. b. b. c. d.

so insincere is its opposite 39. awe means a sense of deep respect or veneration. heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling. a pit is a hole and a peak is the top of a hill or mountain 43.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 36. impartial means to be without prejudice or bias. or disdain 42. fragrant means smelling sweet or delicate 49. overt means open to view 38. contempt means a lack of respect. a. b. dim means dark or dull 41. malodorous means to have a bad smell. c. to expound means to explain. is the opposite of expound 13 . c. d. b. to despair is to lose all hope 48. a. brazen means to be defiant or insolent. or glowing. to withdraw means to remove or retreat. d. to confuse. d. b. or sincere. common means ordinary or familiar. to expect is to wait for or to look forward to. c. or confound. c. b. rotund means rounded or plump. strange means unfamiliar 46. therefore biased is the opposite 40. therefore thin is the opposite 44. to advance is the opposite of retreat 37. therefore inability is the opposite 45. luminous means radiating or reflecting light. a talent is a special creative or artistic ability. b. bashful means to be shy or timid 47. secret means hidden or covert.

to condemn means to declare wrong or to convict 62. to be ruddy is to have a healthy. to approbate means to approve or sanction. to augment means to increase 52. an intellectual is a person who engages in creative use of his or her intellect 58. copious means present in large quantity. to smother means to stifle or suppress 56. abundance means an ample quantity. placid means calm or serene 61. to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity. to soothe means to calm 51. b. a. supercilious means coolly or patronizingly haughty. to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen 55. a. a. meek means enduring injury with patience and without resentment 63. d. to pique means to excite or irritate. b. to kindle means to start burning or ignite. b. b. nadir means the lowest point 59. therefore irrelevant is the opposite 60. improvident means lacking prudent foresight. b. cautious means to be wary or to exercise forethought 14 . or abundant 57. dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something. or careless. zenith means the highest point or the apex. philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided by material rather than intellectual values. a. or wealth 53. d. d. irascible means easily angered. red complexion 54. germane means to be appropriate or relevant. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 50. to be peaked is to appear pale or wan. meager means lacking in quality or quantity. d.

quiescent means marked by inactivity or repose. crepuscular means relating to or resembling twilight 70. to demur means to delay or hesitate. fatuous means inanely foolish. sensible is its nearest opposite 66. sapient means possessing great wisdom.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 64. c. c. or sage. matutinal means of or relating to the morning. therefore wealthy is the opposite 15 . demure means coy 65. a. b. therefore active is the opposite 67. homespun means homemade 68. sartorial means of or relating to tailored clothes. b. impecunious means having little or no money. a. a. to embrace means to accept readily or gladly. one meaning of simple is deficient in intelligence 69.


prolong most nearly means 76. solemn most nearly means a. c. b. b. imply most nearly means a. c. d. c.3 Synonyms Select the word that most nearly means the word provided. 71. d. b. b. custom most nearly means 75. d. modest most nearly means 74. hustle most nearly means a. b. c. c. suggest stab thick destroy . attractive clever current humble a. dessert habit ethic deliver a. d. d. d. extend inquire relax wait a. b. amusing harmful speech serious 73. dance hurry busy clean 72. c.

d. dark 87. express defer borrow laugh 79. disturb d. rake most nearly means a. worship b. insignificant b. beneficial most nearly means a. d. above tidy clever reserved 82. c. b. b. c. c. c. d. calm lazy solemn devious a. arguable c. b. b. c. b. negligent most nearly means a. fearless most nearly means a. knot confuse wander wonder means a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 77. d. placid most nearly means a. negligible most nearly 81. c. pajamas morbid careless dark 86. d. help advantageous charity wise a. b. b. powerful cowardly brave careful 80. careless d. hurry 84. aloof most nearly means means a. b. flare most nearly means a. utter most nearly means 78. d. judicial temper style blaze 85. d. ramble most nearly means 83. b. b. d. c. thin scoundrel gentleman shovel 18 . c. turn puzzle decide want 88. c. gather c. congregate most nearly a. d. c. resolve most nearly means a. d.

dupe most nearly means 95. b. d. character distinction blend firmness 94. c. b. c. mitigate most nearly means a. d. remain home dwell sediment a. rancid praise hamper persist 90. b. d. vibrant glaring vicious pleasant 91. c. intractable mean astute intelligent a. quiet sneaky lurking greedy a. endure hate attendance live a. b. b. c. rail most nearly means a. c. c. d. stigma most nearly means 96. b. c. c. c. stain trial difficulty holiness a. relieve blend defend confuse 92. b. b. rancher trick simpleton drug a. b. fetter most nearly means a. reside most nearly means 97. c. b. covetous most nearly means 98. d. scold push try punish 93. d. d. d. shrewd most nearly means 100. c. d. c. b. rally most nearly means a. d. abide most nearly means 99. d. d. b. meld most nearly means a. flagrant most nearly means a. demonstrate muster course truly 19 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 89.

diffident most nearly means a. c. d. churlish most nearly means a. flee speck dirt strike 105. b. b. childish boorish tempestuous disorderly 102. c. d. mordant most nearly means a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 101. dead gruesome fetid caustic 110. bespoke most nearly means 107. d. c. d. d. nonsectarian d. parched c. apathetic shy arrogant quarrelsome a. antediluvian most nearly a. petty spicy paltry southern 104. c. mendicant wastrel predict tender 109. c. c. carve wind weed carry 20 . smite most nearly means a. b. picayune most nearly means 103. b. c. b. d. indigent desire despondent extreme a. proffer most nearly means a. c. winnow most nearly means a. b. b. d. nonsensical 108. antiquated b. c. d. gentle quiet tailored handsome means a. abject most nearly means 106. d. b. b.

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71. d. modest means to be free of conceit or pretension, or humble 72. b. a custom means a long-established practice, or a habit 73. a. to prolong means to lengthen in time, or to extend 74. b. to hustle means to hurry 75. d. solemn means marked by grave sobriety, or serious 76. a. to imply means to express indirectly, or to suggest 77. c. to ramble means to move aimlessly from place to place, or to

78. b. beneficial means causing benefit, or advantageous 79. d. flare means a fire or blaze used to signal; flair means talent or

80. c. negligent means marked by neglect, or careless 81. d. aloof means distant in feeling, or reserved 82. c. one meaning of resolve is to decide, often to stop from doing

83. b. to congregate means to gather in a group 84. a. to utter means to express in words 85. c. fearless means lacking fear, or brave 86. a. negligible means so small or insignificant as to deserve little

87. a. placid means free of disturbance, or calm


501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 88. b. a rake is a dissolute person, or a scoundrel 89. b. to dupe means to deceive or to trick 90. a. stigma means a mark of shame or discredit, or a stain 91. c. to reside means to occupy a place as one’s home, or to dwell 92. d. covetous means having an inordinate desire for wealth, or

93. a. to abide means to endure without yielding, or to withstand 94. c. shrewd means marked by clever awareness, or astute 95. c. to fetter means to hamper, or to restrain 96. b. flagrant means obviously wrong or immoral; glaring means

painfully obvious
97. a. mitigate means to make less severe or painful, or to relieve 98. a. to rail means to scold in harsh, abusive language 99. c. to meld means to merge or to blend 100. b. to rally means to arouse for action, or to muster 101. c. abject means cast down in spirit, or utterly hopeless;

despondent means having lost all hope
102. c. bespoke means custom-made; tailored also means custom-

103. b. diffident means shy or lacking in confidence 104. d. to proffer means to put something forward for acceptance, or to



501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 105. d. mordant means biting or caustic in means or speech 106. b. churlish means resembling an ill-bred or vulgar person, or

107. a. antediluvian means so ancient that it could have come before

the time of the flood and Noah’s ark, or antiquated
108. c. picayune means trivial or of little value; paltry means trivial or

109. d. smite means to strike heavily especially with the hand 110. c. to winnow means to sift or get rid of, like weed, it is often used

with “out’’



easy tiny graceful roof a. c. 111. c. c.4 Antonyms Select the word that is most opposite to the word provided. amuse cat rest strive . solid liquid afraid decent 112. b. d. boring poor obscure untalented a. b. c. d. famous is most opposite to 115. b. d. continue is most opposite to a. b. fluid is most opposite to a. d. release silence forget prosper a. colossal is most opposite to 116. c. b. labor is most opposite to a. curve argue carry pause 113. b. c. d. detain is most opposite to 114. d.

b. cursed is most opposite to 127. turning wavy unimportant clear a. d. b. d. regard sink hide propose 118.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 117. c. b. dirty cheerful clean risen 121. candid is most opposite to 128. d. d. b. steady kind please finagle a. c. b. inept is most opposite to 125. c. d. assure is most opposite to a. flaunt is most opposite to a. b. d. perfect truthful accidental disarming 26 . excite land coddle unhand 120. c. b. brawny is most opposite to 123. b. d. sew foot good maim 119. pacify is most opposite to a. d. d. fickle is most opposite to 124. swore pious unfortunate lucky a. swift weak strong pale a. b. d. clumsy infer competent foolish a. alarm reassure quiet unsure 122. unkind blunt valid dishonest a. c. d. c. sullen is most opposite to a. c. pivotal is most opposite to 126. c. b. c. fallacious is most opposite to a. c. d. heal is most opposite to a. b. c. b. c.

d. dour attractive mysterious clever 138. c. clever c. b. dry 27 . c. b. c. banal is most opposite to a. enigmatic is most opposite to a. wanton is most opposite to a. b. b. d. winsome is most opposite to a. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 129. b. cheerful c. c. d. droll is most opposite to a. d. dandified 137. forget charm sedate absurd 139. merciful repast brilliant vicious 133. b. lugubrious is most opposite to a. c. sincere wealthy extraordinary trustworthy 134. c. d. c. gumption is most opposite to 135. b. ecstasy is most opposite to 136. c. obsequious is most a. d. c. empty rich witty vivacious 132. salubrious d. d. d. doleful is most opposite to 131. b. healthy watchful disastrous obvious 140. slim acute opaque thick 130. obtuse is most opposite to a. hate agony languor fatigue opposite to a. seriousness apathy levity despair a. d. distraught careful generous gullible a. quick b. clear b. astute is most opposite to a. c. d. domineering d. b.

spurious is most opposite to 143. c. apathy dullness silence disinterest 28 . faltering gentle facile submissive 148. b. eclat is most opposite to 145. d. manifest flexible provident sociable a. d. c. easy c. c. regret own prudent prude a. welter is most opposite to 144. c. parsimony is most opposite to opposite to a. b. c. c. b. perspicacious is most 146. dull d. c. d. gainsay is most opposite to a. d. calm b. c. inelegance stupidity obscure despair a. b. b. d. c. d. b. recondite is most opposite to a. order freeze patron sustain 150. truculent is most opposite to a. d. effluvium is most opposite to a. d. elan is most opposite to a. d. b. land essential fragrance solid a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 141. generosity sinfulness verbosity tenderness 147. b. winsome 142. disingenuous thoughtless placid genuine 149. b.

or crucial. fickle means to lack steadiness. to maim means to injure 125. therefore hide is the opposite 124. to release means to let go 112. to pacify means to soothe. d. therefore weak is the opposite 118. to heal means to restore to health. therefore competent is the opposite 120. therefore unimportant is the opposite 121. pivotal means very important. to pause means to stop temporarily 116. b. b. a solid does not flow 115. therefore steady is the opposite 119. cursed means to be the subject of misfortune. or calm. a fluid is a substance that flows. to flaunt means to display showily. candid means to be frank. c. therefore dishonest is the opposite 123. therefore lucky is the opposite 122. to rest means to cease working 117. therefore tiny is the opposite 114. colossal means incredibly large. therefore excite is the opposite 29 . or to be unlucky. a. d. d. c. inept means to lack competence. or to show off. a. or honest. c. brawny means muscled or strong. a. c. obscure means little known 113. d. to labor means to work. to detain means to hold or keep back. c. famous means widely known. to continue means to act without interruption.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 111. a.

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 126. b. sullen means showing a disagreeable mood, or lacking cheer,

therefore cheerful is the opposite
127. a. to assure means to make sure by removing doubt or worry;

alarm means to give warning or to arouse fear
128. b. fallacious means tending to deceive; truthful means disposed to

tell the truth
129. b. gumption means initiative, or drive; apathy means a lack of

interest or concern
130. b. ecstasy means a state of rapturous delight; agony means intense

pain of mind or body
131. d. astute means shrewd or showing acute mental vision; gullible

means easily duped or cheated
132. a. winsome means cheerful and engaging; dour means gloomy or

133. c. droll means to have a humorous or odd quality; sedate means

unruffled or serious
134. d. enigmatic means mysterious or obscure, therefore obvious is

the opposite
135. b. obtuse means insensitive or stupid; acute means marked by

keen perception or shrewd
136. c. obsequious means subservient or fawning; domineering means

exercising overbearing control
137. d. doleful means full of grief or cheerless; vivacious means full of

life and spirit
138. a. one meaning of wanton is malicious or merciless, therefore

merciful is the opposite


501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 139. c. banal means trite or commonplace, therefore extraordinary is

the opposite
140. b. lugubrious means mournful, or dismal, therefore cheerful is the

141. c. perspicacious means keen or astute, therefore dull is the

142. d. elan means vigorous spirit or enthusiasm; despair means an

utter loss of hope
143. a. recondite means difficult for one of ordinary understanding to

comprehend; manifest means easily understood or recognized
144. b. to gainsay means to deny; one meaning of to own is to admit 145. c. effluvium means an offensive smell; fragrance means a sweet or

delicate odor
146. a. parsimony means thrift or stinginess, therefore generosity is

the opposite
147. b. truculent means cruel or savage, therefore gentle is the

148. d. spurious means lacking genuine qualities, or false, therefore

genuine is the opposite
149. a. welter means a state of wild disorder, or turmoil, therefore

order is the opposite
150. b. eclat means a dazzling effect, or brilliance, therefore dullness is

the opposite


cruel wrong unhappy miss 153. d. refute 156. d. d. miserable a.5 Synonyms Which of these words most nearly means the word provided? 151. c. b. deplete 154. d. classic alcoholic disease spoiled . voluntary 155. c. d. c. cheat a. garbage deny offer difficult a. b. decorate beg exhaust hurry a. c. b. stingy argue freckle defraud 152. c. b. willing charity prisoner careless a. vintage a. b. b. d. c.

c. corner 164. difficult scatter incomprehensible unplug 159. c. b. d. zest 165. d. c. d. d. b. d. haggle 166. c. gusto cram worry trial a. d. wretched a. b. display trap paint hurry a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 157. c. d. b. imperial a. diffuse a. c. c. c. c. tart 163. d. latent a. b. tired climb decrease bargain a. twisted forced miserable increased 162. b. impel 167. b. c. b. force block hinder discredit a. d. b. dormant recent effeminate desirable 161. d. bratty oppressive regal beautiful 158. d. d. outrageous fearsome impoverished annoying 34 . law acid angry desirable a. hinder a. lose loose despair check 160. b. b. garment bell mass weight a. c. throng 168. irksome a. b. c.

regulate 175. leave diminish squander distinct a. urgent treatise miser expedient 174. c. protract 177. discrete 180. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 169. c. rigor 179. b. d. c. b. lax hire fold delay corner a. misprize a. exigent a. b. c. d. c. d. d. c. even police flow position a. c. justify burrow hide integrity a. b. d. fervid a. 172. despise devalue erroneous covet 171. c. d. impugn a. warrant 176. b. b. d. austerity rope fix excess a. c. d. slow honest supple dull 170. d. intervene overreach displace follow 173. ensure slack servant strive a. b. b. delightful difficult obstinate ardent 35 . b. b. b. supervene a. imply fret assail recalcitrant 178. c. d. c. d. d. c. lissome a.

vociferous a. turpitude a. b. redolent 185. d. b. d. c. c. ubiquitous odorous shy bellicose a. numerous bountiful strident garrulous 183. c. d. b. chaotic artificial impromptu vague a. b. ersatz 184. propinquity a. d. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 181. lethargy honor belligerence depravity 36 . c. d. habit nearness capacity tendency 182. b.

a throng is a large number of assembled people. or to bargain 161. voluntary means done by one’s own will. one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment. d. b. c. vintage means of old and enduring interest. to cheat means to influence by means of trickery. or to scatter 37 . c. or gusto 160. to impel means to drive forward using strong moral pressure. c. b. miserable means in a state of distress or unhappiness 156. imperial means befitting or suggesting an emperor. c. or to trap 159. or to force 162. to haggle means to negotiate over terms or price. a. b. or a mass 163. a. a. to refute means to prove wrong. regal means befitting or suggesting a king 164. deplete means to reduce or deprive or something essential. a. or to defraud 155. tart means pleasantly sharp or acid to the taste 158.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 151. b. or willing 153. or classic 157. d. exhaust means to empty completely 152. or to deny the truth of 154. to corner means to drive into a corner. to diffuse means to break up or spread out.

wretched means extremely distressed. d. exigent means demanding immediate attention. or to delay 172. b. a. a. or urgent 180. c. a. to protract means to prolong in time or space. or dormant 167. to impugn means to attack verbally as false or lacking integrity. to police means to control or keep order 170. or to despise 177. to hinder means to hold back. d. or to justify 171. lax means in a relaxed state. or slack 173. b. to misprize means to hold in contempt. rigor means severity of life. or austerity 174. to assail means to attack 178. d. to supervene means to follow as an unexpected development 179. or miserable 168. a. lissome means supple or flexible 176. c. d. ersatz means a usually artificial or inferior substitute 38 . one meaning of to check means to slow or bring to a stop 166.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 165. to warrant means to serve as adequate ground or reason. irksome means tedious or annoying 169. a. latent means capable of becoming but not currently visible. c. b. fervid means ardent or passionate 181. to regulate means to bring under the control of law. discrete means individually distinct 175. d. c.

b. turpitude means wickedness. or odorous 183. often in presentation of demands or requests. or depravity 184. redolent means aromatic or full of a specific scent. d. propinquity means nearness in place or time 185. b. strident also means loud and insistent 39 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 182. vociferous means loud and insistent. c.


d. c. cordial rude furious tactile a. d. playful written small dull 187. b. c. d. c. c. knowing a. valor 190. b. d. b. animosity a. b. wasteful dense clumsy fast 188. imaginative a. c. d. b. d. severe 191. love plantlike barren tiny . c. gracious 189. cowardice false drop heavy a.6 Antonyms Which word is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided? 186. lenient cautious join one a. b.

b. empty uncommon famous feisty 42 . unknown homebody punctual moderate a. d. b. grand dictated illicit messy 193. d. c. b. appease strip tremendous enrage 197. b. c. stamina 200. d. free sullied wide thorough 195. d. extravagant 199. concede a. c. c. c. popular a. argue soften slander admit 194. pristine a. d. b. tacit a. tumble sleek fast distant a. weakness clear decisive calmness a. d. d. exact 198. thrifty secondary distant squalid a. c. d. rough 201.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 192. d. b. c. c. d. c. d. d. garner 202. b. b. c. b. b. prodigal 203. c. c. b. b. repudiate a. join sympathetic incorrect whole a. placate a. sit withstand dismiss elaborate 196. unravel mar squander tarnish a.

c. cold brave exciting bashful a. c. b. nocturnal special despicable hellish 207. nebulous 215. c. d. cloudy dim distinct desirable a. b. b. b. wastrel 213. d. reprobate a. insipid 212. c. austere 211. c. conquer proper prosperous civilized 43 . specious a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 204. b. mite a. clumsy left diplomatic unpersuasive 205. d. adroit a. c. b. b. lavish unfavorable light devout a. c. sober spendthrift mute miser a. d. b. supernal a. d. genuine logical common deliberate 209. Celsius inordinate lukewarm safely a. morbid boorish inopportune delightful a. c. c. d. d. temperate 214. b. c. b. felicitous 210. sage elevated possess dismiss 208. b. d. c. weakness tend bulk drive 206. d. c. effete a. d. d. d. b.

b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 216. order clear open union a. wallflower highway melody plan 217. unformed unchanging elaborate selective a. parvenu a. c. d. b. d. square secular pasture inelegant 218. c. b. horizontal litigious constant lowly 44 . b. protean 220. rabble 219. d. lapidarian a. d. d. c. b. c. c. vertiginous a.

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 186. valor means strength of mind or spirit. knowing means having information or knowledge. or correct. or cordial. to squander means to cause to disperse or to scatter 197. a. tacit means unspoken. a. rude means to be unpleasant 187. c. imaginative means having imagination. bright surface 196. therefore incorrect is the opposite 193. therefore love is the opposite 192. rough means having an uneven. dull means lacking imagination 190. d. a. therefore moderate is the opposite 194. stamina means strength or endurance. sleek means having a smooth. b. extravagant means lacking in restraint and moderation. exact means in complete accordance with fact. gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation. b. b. a. or courage. thrifty means thriving by industry and frugality 198. therefore weakness is the opposite 195. one meaning of severe is strict. prodigal means wasteful or extravagant. to garner means to gather or to store. animosity means resentment or hostility. d. a. lenient means mild or indulgent 189. c. dictated means spoken 45 . b. coarse surface. cowardice means lack of courage 188. dense means dull or stupid 191. or implied.

a. therefore to admit is the opposite 200. a wastrel is someone who spends foolishly or self-indulgently. inopportune means inconvenient or not well-suited 205. d. therefore clumsy is the opposite 211. therefore exciting is the opposite 207. sullied means spoiled or tarnished 201. a miser is someone who hoards his or her wealth 208. to enrage means to anger 203. to placate means to soothe or calm. nebulous means vague or indistinct. therefore uncommon is the opposite 204. c. d. d. b. pristine means unspoiled or pure. to repudiate means to reject or deny. a. temperate means moderate. b. or common. felicitous means very well-suited or apt. to concede means to yield. insipid means lacking in qualities that interest or excite. c. bulk means the main or greater part 46 . b. c. therefore distinct is the opposite 210. to withstand means to successfully resist 202. popular means frequently encountered or accepted. c. austere means simple and unadorned. mite means a very small or insignificant part. inordinate means excessive or immoderate 209. lavish means produced or expended in abundance 206. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 199. adroit means skillful in the use of the hands.

specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness. a parvenu is an upstart or a social climber. a. or versatile. vertiginous means inclined to frequent change. d. a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people. therefore unchanging is the opposite 218.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 212. c. which means a cutter or engraver of precious stones. d. or inconstant. protean means showing great diversity or variability. d. b. b. therefore genuine is the opposite 215. b. one meaning of proper is virtuous or respectable 216. infernal is a synonym for hellish 213. therefore constant is the opposite 219. a union is a group of individuals joined in an organized manner 217. effete means weak or decadent. reprobate means morally debased or depraved. one meaning of elevated is to be on a moral or intellectual high plane 214. supernal means coming from on high. or heavenly. therefore inelegant is the opposite 47 . a. a wallflower is someone who refrains from socializing 220. lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes from the word lapidary.


cautious is most dissimilar to 226. d. d. c. b. d. b. perilous is most dissimilar to a. c. fear plentitude solitude disease . b. c. manic calm tasty suspicious a. hospital weak short fortitude a. b. d. 221. c. tickle decoy resist suspect 222. b. c. delirious is most similar to 224. d. b. isolation is most similar to a. infirm is most similar to 225. disciplined similar safe honest 223. c.Synonyms and Antonyms Read each question carefully and select the word that is most similar or dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. reasonable careful illogical reckless a. d. lure is most similar to 7 a.

c. b. stingy is most dissimilar to a. rebellion currency sailor hassle 228. d. recluse neglect mistake destroy a. d. d. c. c. close tardy sloppy precious a. b. drought clever enlighten enrage a. rural secular unsophisticated sultry 229. entice is most dissimilar to a. d. mutiny is most similar to a. d. indoors strong special furnish a. d. d. outfit is most similar to 234. piece repulse attract repeat 230. resilient is most dissimilar to 238. c. lightheartedness gravity diligence sleepiness 231. d. solemnity is most similar to a. b. c. d. b. b. b. b. evil malicious slander grandiose 50 . b. c. c. c. b. delude is most dissimilar to 236. b. lull is most similar to 233. malign is most similar to a. b. c. d. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 227. omit is most similar to 237. c. pause noise boring mark a. c. d. stubborn careless substantial flimsy a. wasteful democratic spiteful liberal 232. c. punctual is most dissimilar to 235. b. naive is most similar to a.

c. d. decide teeter dilate please a. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 239. b. repellant pure charming delicious 243. cold static lewd foolish a. d. b. c. dispassionate scalding crisp clever 241. largesse is most similar to a. impudent is most similar to 245. undone retracted heated lovely 240. b. deliberate d. greatness generosity miniscule clumsiness 242. b. b. d. c. d. decorum is most similar to a. c. rudimentary is most 250. c. d. lambaste is most similar to 248. b. kinetic is most dissimilar to 247. d. c. d. tepid is most dissimilar to a. b. vacillate is most dissimilar to 246. genius abet injure deciduous 51 . c. c. c. b. b. d. marinade commotion censure tickle a. d. insidious is most dissimilar to a. crass b. succor is most dissimilar to similar to a. b. primitive a. gracious c. kowtow is most dissimilar to 249. c. snub pull fawn forage a. b. pitched is most similar to a. cautious haphazard gleeful insolent a. d. c. etiquette merit parliament slipshod 244.

b. d. b. b. ecumenical is most dissimilar to a. b. c. b. jejune is most similar to a. tumid is most similar to 257. youthful insipid charming quick a. give obscure patent hardy 260. recondite is most dissimilar to a. castigate is most similar to a. reconnoiter is most a. b. sever dislike permit divorce a. b. b. d. d. enjoin is most dissimilar to 256. d. nauseous fretful curious dizzy 52 . distance d. disarm b. c. cakewalk serpentine evil dishonest a. c. swollen fetid aggressive despondent dissimilar to a. disassemble c. sinecure is most similar to 259. d. tirade dependence oval circumlocution 254. c. querulous is most similar to a. disregard 258. secular d. d. parochial 255. d. c. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 251. humanistic c. spiritual b. obloquy is most similar to 253. c. neuter punish banish celebrate 252. c. d.

or weak 223. a. or to trick. to entice means attract seductively. or seriousness. or manic 222. c. reckless means lacking caution 224. a. resilient means capable of withstanding shock. to outfit means to supply or to furnish 229. or solitude 227. perilous means dangerous. to delude means to mislead the judgment of someone. b. to enlighten means to give knowledge to someone 231. to fail to perform. or to lure. b. flimsy means lacking in physical strength or substance 233. c. or to neglect 232. b. tardy means late 230. or rebellion 234. d. b. cautious means careful. isolation means the state of being alone or withdrawn. to repulse means to cause aversion to. naive means unaffectedly simple. or seriousness 53 . b. c. gravity means dignity of bearing.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 221. or to disgust 236. to omit means to leave out. or unsophisticated 235. b. solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance. d. therefore safe is the opposite 226. infirm means feeble from age. mutiny means resistance to lawful authority. c. a lure is used to attract animals into a trap. delirious means marked by frenzied excitement. a lull is a temporary pause 228. like a decoy 225. a. d. punctual means on time.

c. insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive. to malign means to speak false or harmful things of. c. or insolent 240. a. vacillate means to hesitate among choices. one meaning of liberal is giving freely. static means at rest. d. impudent means contemptuously bold or cocky. b. largesse means liberal giving or generosity 248. b. enjoin means to forbid or prohibit. or generous. or to slander 239. a. pitched means intensely fought. to succor means go to the aid of. or stationary 242. scalding means boiling hot 247. decorum means conduct required in social life. rudimentary means crude or primitive 245. to snub means to treat with contempt 244.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 237. a. therefore permit is the opposite 54 . tepid means lukewarm. or to waver. one meaning of heated is marked by anger 246. kinetic means relating to motion. c. decide means to choose 241. to kowtow means to show fawning deference. or relieve. or to censure 243. b. c. to injure means to harm 251. d. to lambaste means to attack verbally. a. repellant means arousing aversion or disgust 249. c. stingy means lacking generosity 238. d. or etiquette 250. or dynamic.

disregard means to pay no attention to 258. d. a sinecure is a job for which little or no work is expected. b. or universal. parochial means of or relating to a parish. b. tumid means puffy or swollen 253. reconnoiter means to gain information or to explore. d. a cakewalk is a one-sided competition 256. insipid means lacking in qualities to excite or interest 254. a. or limited in scope or range 255. ecumenical means of or relating to the whole body of churches. querulous means habitually complaining. recondite means hidden from sight or obscure. or fretful 55 . jejune means lacking in substance or interest. to castigate means to subject to severe punishment 257.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 252. obloquy means abusive language. tirade means harshly censorious language 259. a. b. patent means readily visible or intelligible 260. a. c.


d. d. wince a. d. wind servile widespread rare 263. c. c. d. d. wrath 264. plethora 265. 261. pompous a. b. trouble foolish wealth love a. prevalent a. c. arrogant supportive busy gaudy 262. c. b. flinch cheer crush solitary . c. c. potion silence shellfish disaster a. calamity 266. b. b.8 Synonyms Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided. b. b. knot anger crime smoke a. d.

affect a. b. d. d. c. b. d. b. d. punish destroy display correct a. climb sail swim skate a. d. c. b. outcome share pompous cultivate 272. herald a. d. smudge a. d. c. gloat residue blur celebrate 268. c. b. tangle 274. b. b. c. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 267. c. spite 277. drizzle a. d. c. c. c. reform 275. insignia postpone hail regal 58 . gorgeous shallow intelligent rich a. stress ambition waste strife 271. mundane a. joy beverage wonder malice a. c. scale 278. b. snarl growl dance shiver a. d. b. superficial 273. dirty commonplace confused extraordinary 270. rhythmic poetic systematic disrespectful a. c. d. b. d. c. b. pretension a. curly sprinkle sear drench 269. methodical 276. b.

dire 289. mirth 286. supplant a. c. conciliate a. b. appease disagree revive separate 283. aged supply various tremendous 280. d. defective school gift desire a. surreptitious a. necessary course difficult tar a. b. b. b. b. b. c. struggle trap laugh intend a. b. d. ordain breathe polish revere 282. c. d. b. grow replace undo question 281. c. venerate a. c. d. sundry a. b. c. b. d. c. faculty 285. d. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 279. silliness labor evil investigation a. d. d. d. d. c. b. exultant a. grapple 290. d. anger glee sarcasm mistrust a. c. c. prerequisite 288. drudgery 287. afraid jubilant expectant demanding 284. overbearing clandestine indirect impious 59 . c. c. questionable forthright traitor urgent a. d.

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 291. c. various flirtation club socialize a. c. b. b. plain confusing ugly terrible a. b. d. b. c. pernicious a. b. c. noxious illicit open undecided 293. c. d. b. manifold a. c. b. coterie 298. sham unreliable seditious argumentative 60 . b. recalcitrant 296. d. nefarious 299. c. d. curry 300. reprisal a. immature extraordinary removed unearned 292. d. flatter spicy squander game a. c. factious a. d. accusation loathe retaliation insinuation 294. d. b. c. d. preternatural a. d. hesitant subdued unruly subtract a. c. evident contemporary diverse willing 295. infamous macabre evil distinguished a. d. b. pretty 297.

vengeful anger 262. a tangle is a twisted. or commonplace 276. to wince means to shrink back involuntarily. or disaster 264.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 261. a. b. or to correct 270. abundance means an ample quantity. a smudge is a blurry spot or streak 274. d. one meaning of to drizzle is to rain in very small drops. prevalent means generally accepted. or widespread 266. or wealth 263. b. a. or systematic 271. or shallow 268. methodical means proceeding according to an order or system. c. pompous means self-important. or malice 272. spite means petty ill will or hatred. or to cultivate 61 . a. d. superficial means to be concerned only with the surface or appearance. or to sprinkle 275. to reform means to change for the better. c. knotted mass. c. b. one meaning of scale is to climb 273. wrath means strong. b. d. c. or ambition 277. a. mundane means ordinary. to affect means to make a display of using or liking something. or a snarl 269. d. a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event. or arrogant 265. b. or to flinch 267. pretension means an effort to establish.

a. or to struggle 285. or to revere 288. d. or glee 281. as in the expression “a pretty pickle’’ 293. to venerate means to treat with reverential respect. recalcitrant means defiant of authority. nefarious means flagrantly wicked. c. or jubilant 290. c. c. or evil 295. or to hail 279. b. a coterie is an intimate or exclusive group or people who share a common interest or purpose. or to flatter 62 . b. dire means desperately urgent 284. or to replace 287. d. b. sundry means an indeterminate number. to herald means to greet with enthusiasm. a. to curry means to seek to gain favor. prerequisite means necessary for carrying out a function 283. one meaning of faculty is an ability or gift 280. or clandestine 291. or unruly 292. c. c. b. to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 278. exultant means filled with or expressing great joy. c. a. drudgery means uninspiring or menial labor 282. one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible. to supplant means take the place of. to grapple means to come to grips with. a club is an association of people for a common purpose 294. d. or to appease 289. surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth. or various 286. mirth means gladness expressed with laughter. a. b.

or noxious 298. preternatural means exceeding what is natural. c. or a retaliation 299. seditious means disposed to insurrection 63 . a. c. pernicious means highly injurious or deadly. b. or diverse 300. or extraordinary 297. factious means inclined to form factions. a reprisal is an act of vengeance. manifold means marked by variety.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 296. c.


c. d. wean a. b. c. 301. c. exhausted unfailing broke driving a. malice a. c. d. tragic 304. haste a. b. d. b. d.9 Antonyms Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. goodwill bitterness coddle distress . b. willful inept careful feasible a. delay frugal debauchery solemnity 303. c. boring mysterious comic incredulous a. d. able 305. b. d. flourish flush strengthen addict 302. tireless 306. b. c.

c. urbane agreeable unpleasant despicable 311. b. c. c. c. taint 315. d. d. b. license 318. d. prairie smile raise throw 312. b. b. restriction allow join gather a. b. b. d. permanent 313. glower a. d. d. contrary a. c. b. d. b. crave lose harbor credit a. b. d. c. plain a. pious inexpensive serious contemptuous 308. meadow ugly lovely unadorned 309. b. attain 314. frivolous a. c. exacting a. loose fierce fleeting unhappy a. c. plain detract magnify torment a. upright lenient sober general 66 . c. c. d. belittle 316. unwavering frightening horrible pleasurable a. d. covet condemn blame deplore 310. denounce a. d. b. c. d. tedious 317.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 307. cheer worry clear purify a. b. c.

bashful capacious veracious quiet 322. ductile a. interdict a. curtail 325. dishonest suspicious moldy arid 324. c. continue abstain wallow sanction 321. unfeeling arrogant precious rigid 67 . c. b. imminent obscure retire unsure a. dubious a. d. d. release demure fatigue vigor 323.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 319. undefended gratuitous deliberate impoverished a. c. d. mendacious a. b. b. c. b. d. remain detain placate prolong a. hesitate settle trouble applaud a. b. d. disparage 330. b. b. c. eminent 326. verdant a. d. b. c. industrious complimentary native smooth a. d. d. c. b. c. deny usurp blame renounce a. b. d. indolent 328. reliable pleasing rhythmic careful 320. abdicate 327. d. d. c. b. c. c. d. fortuitous 329. b. lassitude a. c.

b. d. d. alacrity alertness reparation acclaim 333. asperity 336. b. spare 340. b. quick loquacious blithe plentiful 68 . quixotic a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 331. ascetic slovenly imprecision providential a. simple staid passe unpredictable 335. b. b. calm antipathy desire dearth 332. traduce 338. moistness amenity sour generosity a. d. proclivity a. d. d. lachrymose a. c. c. c. c. b. rotund pacify impolite impose a. c. c. b. heckle dissuade vent persist a. vituperation a. bridle 339. c. b. c. c. trudge hedge crone misplace 334. deduce laud presuppose converge a. b. d. b. d. d. d. c. epicurean 337. d. gambol a.

to attain means to achieve or to gain. frivolous means lacking seriousness. able means having skill or ability. inept means lacking skill 303. permanent means lasting. a. haste means hurry. c. a. b. to addict means to make dependent 305. tedious means boring. b. pleasurable means enjoyable or delightful 312. to belittle means to make seem little or less. to magnify means to enlarge 311. c. one meaning of a license is permission. a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 301. to wean means to detach from a dependence. exhausted means depleted of energy 304. therefore to lose is the most dissimilar 309. comic means humorous 302. a. tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful. delay means postponement or procrastination 306. c. malice means a desire to see another suffer. restriction means limitation 313. tireless means filled with energy. d. to purify means to make pure 310. fleeting means passing quickly or temporary 308. goodwill means desire to see another benefit 307. c. to taint means to contaminate or corrupt. therefore serious is the most dissimilar 69 . d. d.

plain means lacking in beauty. to curtail means to cut short. lenient means indulgent 319. therefore smile is the most dissimilar 318. or accidental. to covet means to wish for enviously 316. or famous. b. to applaud means to express approval 325. eminent means prominent. glower means a sullen brooding look. c. to sanction means to approve 327. c. to usurp means seize power or high office 322. vigor means strength or force 70 . or voluntary 324. a. contrary means unwilling to accept control or advice. d. a. c. agreeable means ready or willing to agree 317. to abdicate means to renounce power or high office. indolent means lazy. one meaning of to denounce is to speak out against. obscure means not prominent. lovely means beautiful 315. to disparage means to speak slightingly about. lassitude means weariness. industrious means hardworking 323. mendacious means dishonest. dubious means questionable or unreliable. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 314. therefore reliable is the most dissimilar 326. b. to interdict means to forbid. b. to prolong means to lengthen or extend 320. d. veracious means truthful or honest 328. fortuitous means occurring by chance. d. exacting means severe. a. b. d. or unknown 321. deliberate means resulting from careful consideration.

arid means dry. a. d. proclivity means inclination or predisposition. epicurean means having sensitive and self-indulgent taste especially in food and wine. one meaning of ductile is easily led or influenced. to bridle means to restrain or keep under control. or merry 71 . one meaning of spare is lean. b. staid means sedate and marked by prim self-restraint 340. b. set in opinion 331. a. vituperation means bitter condemnation. blithe means of a happy or lighthearted character. one meaning of rigid is inflexible. d. to vent means to relieve by means of an outlet 335.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 329. acclaim means praise 338. to laud means to praise or extol 334. rotund means round or fleshy 336. b. antipathy means settled aversion or dislike 337. to traduce means to expose to shame or blame. quixotic means foolishly impractical and marked by extravagantly romantic ideals. a. lachrymose means given to weeping. one meaning of verdant is green. ascetic means practicing self-denial and austerity 333. to gambol means to skip about in play. amenity means pleasantness or smoothness of manner 332. c. c. d. or lacking enough rainfall for agriculture 330. to trudge means to march steadily and laboriously 339. or morose. asperity means roughness of surface or manner. especially with plant life. b.


c. erratic is most similar to 345. b. apple connote fellow recluse 342. civil is most similar to 346. b. festival disaster happenstance ceremony 343. unkind trite public questionable a. d. fiasco is most similar to a. gorge charm bridle criticize . peer is most similar to a. c. d. scowl hide display summon a. b. b. c. c. c. 341. b.10 Synonyms Select the word that is closest in meaning to the word provided. d. chasm is most similar to a. d. b. glare is most similar to 344. c. enticing frequent difficult irregular a. d. d.

distant absurd pastoral belligerent a. facile is most similar to a. c. b. d. ravenous violent voluble rambunctious 350. d. eschew is most similar to a. b. gambit is most similar to a. b. voracious is most similar to a. d. b. d. pine is most similar to 355. c. c. feign is most similar to 358. b. c. frolic ploy testimony sentence 349. d. revert accompany admire abstain 352. b. c. d. exploit is most similar to 356. jab swoon pretend dread a. b. d. c. b. clean hate resolve crave a. d. expertise is most similar to 353. d. deceitful foreboding favorable dangerous 348. d. c. activity courage mastery effort a. rob obscure flee absolve 74 . culmination is most similar to 357. c. b. outlandish is most similar to 354. d. c. c. realization disaster serendipity persuasion a. b. c. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 347. abscond is most similar to a. answer feat accident persuade a. d. b. c. auspicious is most similar to a. ability section vindictive glib 351.

abeyant is most similar to a. c. c. d. c. d. d. bruise ability keepsake scoundrel a. juvenile drunken delightful hypnotic 363. b. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 359. false disgusting pending novice 361. unmitigated is most similar to 368. audacious unpersuasive utter dense a. praise tax burden berate 360. c. c. copse hill toll rattle 362. c. d. epitome is most similar to 369. edict is most similar to 370. c. b. d. d. unsettled repeat impoverish announce 364. soporific is most similar to a. volume essence summit deliverance a. c. b. c. b. decree vacate correction destiny a. b. d. c. c. b. d. d. d. opportune unexpected misspoken idea a. veritable is most similar to 367. extol is most similar to a. b. apropos is most similar to 366. bulwark is most similar to a. conundrum festival rampart confuse 75 . knack is most similar to 365. b. b. d. b. d. deep authentic ancient irascible a. b. iterate is most similar to a. b. knell is most similar to a.

b. b. b. flagitious is most similar to a. inveigle is most similar to a. backward arrogant clumsy rugged a. pedantic is most similar to 374. cajole complexity hoodwink distress 373. c. bumptious is most similar to 375. deliberate fatiguing villainous habitual 372. d. c. b. expiation is most similar to a. d. d. c. d. b. pedestrian arduous fickle consequential a. breathing immigration divergence atonement 76 . c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 371. d. c.

c. absurd means ridiculously unreasonable 349. d. b. to glare means to stare angrily. d. a. c. b. an exploit is a notable or heroic act. or irregular 343. c. b. or a member of the same group 345.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 341. to feign means to assert as if true. or a gorge 347. a chasm is a deep split in the earth. to pine means to long for. c. culmination means the act of reaching the highest point. b. or to crave 350. one meaning of civil is involving the general public 344. outlandish means extremely out of the ordinary. facile means easily achieved and often lacking sincerity. a. realization means the act of bringing into concrete existence 352. a. a. a feat is a courageous deed 351. expertise and mastery both mean special skills or knowledge 348. one meaning of gambit is a calculated move. d. a ploy is a tactic 355. or to pretend 353. glib means marked by ease and lacking depth and substance 77 . erratic means lacking regularity. or a disaster 346. a fiasco is a complete failure. voracious and ravenous mean having a huge appetite 356. a peer is a person belonging to the same group. a fellow is an equal in rank. c. auspicious means marked by favorable signs 354. or decisive action. to scowl means to have an angry expression 342.

c. c. or pending 367. d. or a rampart 371. to eschew means to avoid habitually. or to abstain 358. b. a decree is an order with the force of the law 365. pedantic means ostentatiously or narrowly learned. opportune means occurring at an appropriate time 361. hypnotic means tending to produce sleep 369. b. to iterate means to say or do again. both words are used to describe the ringing of bells 368. or absolute. an epitome is a typical or ideal example. a. a bulwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense. or unimaginative. apropos means being both relevant and appropriate. to toll means to sound in long measured strokes. veritable means not false or imagined. one meaning of pedestrian is commonplace or unimaginative 78 . b. d. a knack is a special ability 360.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 357. abeyant means in a period of temporary inactivity. a. to extol means to praise highly 366. a. or to repeat 370. b. c. to abscond means to depart secretly. utter means total or absolute 363. or authentic 362. an edict is an official proclamation. a. to flee means to run away 359. unmitigated means offering little chance of change or relief. c. c. essence is the real or very basic nature of something 364. soporific means causing sleep. to knell means to sound in an ominous manner.

flagitious means marked by outrageous crime or vice. bumptious means noisily self-assertive. b. arrogant means disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth 373. to cajole means to persuade with flattery 79 . c. to inveigle means to win over with flattery.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 372. villainous means having the characteristics of a deliberate criminal or scoundrel 375. d. a. expiation means the act of making atonement. atonement means reparation for an offense or injury 374.


simple rapid foolish verbose a. discourage believe heal brag . forced is most dissimilar to 380. benign is most dissimilar to a. c. 376. acquaint is most dissimilar to 381. c. malignant converse cautious malicious 378. c. b. c. d. foster is most dissimilar to a. d. expansive is most dissimilar to a. d. generous honest narrow troublesome 377. b. d. alienate luxurious bleach stall a. b. c. d. b.11 Antonyms Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. quick solid trusting natural a. b. c. prudent is most dissimilar to 379. b. d.

b. daunt is most dissimilar to a. tractable is most dissimilar to a. c. paucity is most dissimilar to a. argue placate suffocate destroy 383. c. excess certainty timidity beauty 387. winding careful normal sad dissimilar to a. b. d. c. cunning d. d. c. d. c. impervious b. vote punish avoid establish a. c. b. dexterous is most dissimilar to a. constant c. sophomoric d. d. clumsy b. b. ritual argument collect accord 385. d. d. heartless attentive speedy unaware 82 . abolish is most dissimilar to a. c. calm believe inspirit dispel 386. saline c. craft embrace shun infer 391. invisible stubborn unadvisable special 392. forsake is most dissimilar to a. complete insufficient quiet supple a. d. heedless is most dissimilar to a. b. b. d. c. venerable is most a. precious 393. d. b. deviant is most dissimilar to 389. c. infirm 390. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 382. ample is most dissimilar to 388. b. rancor is most dissimilar to 384. d. b. aerate is most dissimilar to a. b.

peaceful d. c. d. circumspect d. cluster 396. illuminated b. sagacity is most dissimilar to a. b. c. dismayed b. c. d. unsightly 405. enemy b. b. decent c. b. dilettante is most dissimilar to a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 394. d. b. confederate is most dissimilar to a. c. unalloyed is most a. disastrous 401. confuse c. dowdy d. honest b. rest discourage bless dwindle dissimilar to a. banner is most dissimilar to 395. onerous is most dissimilar to a. d. delightful 397. discalced is most dissimilar to dissimilar to a. calculated measured inclined shod 403. puritan professional aesthete conniver a. c. pulchritudinous is most 398. d. pacifist b. permissive easy unforgiving public dissimilar to a. smooth d. b. rare c. trusting functional euphoric talented 83 . d. incredulity belligerence stupidity tolerance dissimilar to a. impure c. c. disarming c. resplendent is most a. wander d. abound is most dissimilar to 400. b. dyspeptic is most dissimilar to 399. b. d. c. satisfactory 404. forgettable casual unrestrained unwitting 402. scurrilous is most a.

c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 406. b. villenage is most dissimilar to 410. d. craven is most dissimilar to a. nobility lineage directness dullness a. b. b. stalwart release distinguished comfortable 84 . d. b. c. lambent is most dissimilar to a. c. d. b. c. praise present dull rough 408. d. dedication demolition flood problem a. reliction is most dissimilar to 409. c. d. brief exquisite reasonable distinct 407. prolix is most dissimilar to a.

to aerate means to supply with oxygen. d. c. c. to abolish means to do away with entirely. one meaning of to embrace is to welcome or include 386. d. to alienate means to cause unfriendliness or hostility 379. foolish means marked by a lack of good sense or prudence 377. a. ample means more than adequate in size. malicious means marked by mischievous impulse 381. b. forced means produced with effort. or grace 388. to suffocate means to deprive of oxygen 85 . natural means uncultivated or spontaneous 378. tractable means easily handled or managed. dexterous means skillful with the hands. a. clumsy means lacking dexterity. d. to establish means to bring into existence 385. therefore normal is the most dissimilar 384. c. b. insufficient is the most dissimilar 383. c. to acquaint means to get to know or to become friendly. or sufficient. one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition. therefore. nimbleness. to discourage means to deprive of courage or confidence 382. to foster means to encourage. deviant means departing from the established norm. scope. or abnormal. to forsake means to renounce. expansive means sizeable or extensive. or capacity. a. narrow means restricted 380. stubborn means difficult to handle or manage 387. b. prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 376.

shod means wearing shoes 86 . d. a. venerable means impressive by reason of age. a dilettante is a person having a superficial interest in an art or branch or knowledge. banner means distinguished from all others in excellence. b. therefore impure is the most dissimilar 401. b. c. to dwindle means to become steadily less 395. to inspirit means to give vigor or courage 392. to abound means to be present in great numbers. or harmony 391. a confederate is an ally or accomplice. therefore forgettable is the most dissimilar 402. discalced means barefoot. c. unalloyed means pure. an enemy is an opponent 396. paucity means smallness of number. c. or unforgettable. a. a. rancor means bitter ill-will. onerous means burdensome or troublesome. one meaning of accord is balanced interrelationship. excess means ample quantity 393. therefore easy is the most dissimilar 398. sagacity means wisdom. b. to daunt means to lessen the courage of. heedless means inconsiderate or thoughtless. attentive means heedful or mindful of the comfort of others 394. d. c. dowdy means not neat or attractive in appearance. d. or shabby 397. sophomoric means poorly informed and immature 390.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 389. resplendent means characterized by glowing splendor. a professional is a person who engages in a pursuit as a profession 400. b. stupidity means a lack of wisdom 399.

stalwart means marked by outstanding strength or vigor 409. dull means lacking in brightness or shine 87 . pulchritudinous means marked by physical beauty. a. prolix means unduly prolonged.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 403. villenage means the peasant or commoner class. euphoric means marked by feeling or well-being 406. unsightly means not pleasing to the sight. reliction means the gradual recession of water leaving the land dry. d. a. craven means cowardly. c. therefore brief is the most dissimilar 410. or crass. dyspeptic means showing a sour disposition. or ugly 405. scurrilous means given to using foul language. nobility means the noble class. a. c. decent means conforming to standards of propriety 404. c. flood means the rising and overflow of a body of water onto dry land 407. lambent means softly bright or radiant. b. or gentry 408.


d. elevate 416. diffuse point force dissuade a. 411. b. score discuss nominate ensure 412. stockpile burrow mine dessert 413. b. d. d. b. alike strange polite alkaline . appoint a. c. b. heed 414. b. c. c. hoard a. c. d. homogeneous a. c. c. trek consider consolidate bound a.12 Synonyms Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided. b. edge 415. d. d. lessen mention affix hoist a.

b. counsel elder center extension a. d. tantalize a. d. c. novice trickster devotee agent 422. c. 419. b. massive mindful tasteful flashy a. erratic angry tired pronounced a. c. fitful 427. b. b. devastating cowardly clever munificent 421. c. b. bend binge rid consume 425. irk lost evasive pushy submissive a. c. aficionado a. hub 423. c. d. d. b. conceal parade trust fray 418. b. c. pronounce reign equal flirt 420. b. contiguous a. c. gaudy 428. b. loom 426. d. d. d. dastardly a. tame 424. b. disappear cut surface teach a. c. b. flex a. b. catching divided adjoining circumstantial 90 . flaunt a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 417. c. d. d. d. d. shrug irritate devour avoid a. c. c. d.

aloof seethe wave doubt 430. rogue 436. d. carriage average vicious disguise 91 . d. d. travesty 440. c. charlatan expert divinity debonair a. knave wander buffoon color a. proxy 438. c. laud decorate caution admire 431. mine clumsiness complication poise 433. b. aplomb a. c. c. liar defender failure admirer a. protect barricade armoire strike a. d. b. b. mien a. c. b. b. swindler 435. b. b. c. retreat deceive plead question 432. apologist 437. d. b. d. c. c. c. d. buffet 439. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 429. c. c. d. admonish a. d. wheedle a. b. b. spasm closeness delegate court a. aver a. d. bristle a. d. b. d. confusion mockery disaster speculation a. dissipate create hate state 434. b.

c. b. d. escarpment a. b. d. c. native hot blasé hidden 444. d. b. d. b. apothegm 450. d. warning cliff campsite tomb 445. c. sepulture 448. medicine adage speculation resistance a. banker priest judge astronomer 92 . aegis 447. governor vessel witch lawyer a. explosion recession achievement blessing 443. b. b. superstition reference sponsorship archive a. c. grandiloquence a. burial parasite verse sermon a. c. pococurante a. d. plutocrat a. c. respect bluster denial solemnity 442. fulmination a. conundrum fit contraction spite a. d. b. b. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 441. b. d. c. paroxysm 446. d. c. c. c. d. harridan 449.

to heed means to pay attention to. to hoard means to gather a hidden supply. a. c. to flaunt means to display ostentatiously or impudently. to elevate means to lift up. gaudy means ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented. erratic means lacking regularity 422. a hub is a center of activity 418. often to a position. tame means deficient in spirit or courage. a. d. to irk means to annoy or irritate 420. to edge means to force or move gradually (as in to edge off the road) 413. to loom means to come into sight in enlarged or distorted form. or submissive 419. a. c. to surface means to come to the surface or into view 421. to nominate means to appoint or propose for office 415. a. b. to hoist means to raise into position 414. b. to parade means to exhibit ostentatiously 424. homogeneous means descended from the same ancestral type. to stockpile means accumulate a reserve of something 416. or alike 417. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 411. or raise. to flex means to bend 93 . to appoint means to name officially. fitful means having intermittent or irregular character. d. a. d. flashy means ostentatious or showy 423. or to consider 412. b.

an aficionado is a fan. c. a travesty is a distorted or grossly inferior imitation. a. dastardly means despicably mean or cowardly 427. c. to flirt means to behave amorously without serious intent 426. a rogue is a dishonest person. or to caution 437. to tantalize means to tease by presenting something desirable. c. a mockery is an insincere or contemptible imitation 435. b. to wheedle means to influence using soft words or flattery. or a devotee 428. b. an apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defense of a cause. d. to admonish means to express warning in a gentle manner. or poise 94 . to seethe means to experience violent internal agitation 436. d. a knave is a tricky deceitful person 431. a. to plead means to entreat or appeal earnestly 438. to bristle is to take on an aggressive or angry appearance. a proxy is a person who has the power to act for another. aplomb means complete composure or self-assurance. c. contiguous means touching along a boundary or point. b. a charlatan is a person who pretends to have knowledge or ability. or a defender 432. to buffet means to strike repeatedly 434. adjoining means joining at a point or line 429. or a fraud 430.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 425. c. b. d. a swindler is a person who takes money or property through fraud or deceit. or a delegate 433.

a banker is one who engages in the business of finance 95 . b. or an explosion 448. c. blasé means apathetic to pleasure 449. a fulmination is a sudden or loud noise. c. a. grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence. pithy saying. sepulture means burial 444. an apothegm is a short. to aver means to declare positively. a. an adage is a saying that embodies a common observation 446. aegis means protection. or to state 440.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 439. carriage means manner of holding one’s body. or sponsorship 443. pococurante means indifferent or nonchalant. or posture 441. mien means appearance or demeanor. b. a. a harridan is a shrew. a. one meaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech 447. or a fit 442. an escarpment is a long cliff or a steep slope 450. a paroxysm is an attack or convulsion. a plutocrat is one who rules by virtue of wealth. c. b. d. or a witch 445. b.


b. d. continue laudable anticipated careless a. b. d. recall a. 451. c. subsequent 454. d. waste silence liberal complicate a. c. b. c.13 Antonyms Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. abrupt 455. d. d. waive a. rebate demonstrate forget despise . erode a. c. conserve 456. compost clarify ignore restore 453. b. b. d. retain snub imprison display 452. aloof previous following dismissive a. b. c. c.

impromptu 466. c. d. d. b. d. dormant 463. denigrate 467. c. d. c. c. c. b. intelligent unruly unreachable pale a. b. d. solvent a. force genuine deny verify 462. d. c. b. c. kind urbane sensitive gentle 461. clever active dreamy invisible a. soggy confusing broke critical 458. release explanation thinness ignominy 98 . d. countenance a. callow a. b. blame hide query uphold a. curved disinclination careful lustrous a. procrastinate 464. brusque a. c. d. cachet a. b. lengthen soothe hurry demolish a. b. bent 468. cold opulent gracious suspect 460. c. d. d. b. docile 465. joyful inhospitable anguished rude 459. b. rehearsed bizarre foolish disarming a. b. c. c. disconsolate a. c. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 457. b. d. d.

d. odium a. servant teacher disapproval rustic 470. d. d. c. b. c. persiflage a. honest healthy simple rural 472. coddle admiration silence clarity 99 . b. c. short tame strict distant a. d. vainglorious 476. imprimatur a. b. c. b. d. iniquitous 477. b. c. b. obstreperous 478. aggressive acrid unjust glum a. platitudinous a. c. d. d. mephitic a. b. d. c. ebullient 479. c. b. horrible fierce greedy modest a. d. d. b. compulsory insipid pending decisive 474. evince 475. c. c. facultative a. c. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 469. d. c. b. halcyon 480. fragrance ease admiration trust 471. obtrusive advanced tempestuous unscientific a. b. virtuous complacent equal virulent a. hilly exhilarating confounded advantageous 473. convince hallow hide interpret a. b.

abrupt means occurring without warning. b. which is the opposite of to forget 457. unruly means not easily managed or disciplined 460. which is the opposite of to hurry 459. a bent is a strong inclination or capacity. a. one meaning of solvent is able to pay all debts. to recall means to remember. impromptu means unplanned or unrehearsed. to waive means to give up voluntarily. which is the opposite of to waste 454. to uphold means to support or to elevate 462. a disinclination is a slight aversion 463. docile means easily taught. b. b. or to belittle. which is the opposite of active 458. previous means going before in time or order 452. subsequent means following in time or order. to erode means to wear away. c. to conserve means to keep safe or preserve. or sudden. b. dormant means temporarily inactive. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 451. d. c. to retain means to keep 455. c. to procrastinate means to delay or put off. to restore means to bring back to an original state 456. c. broke means penniless 100 . a. anticipated means expected 453. a. to denigrate means to deny the importance of something. rehearsed means trained or practiced 461.

noxious exhalation from the earth. d. virtuous means morally excellent 472. tame means docile or submissive 473. urbane means sophisticated 467.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 464. imprimatur means sanction or approval. c. to deny means to refuse to grant 468. to countenance means to extend approval or sanction. ebullient means lively or enthusiastic. ignominy means disgrace 469. tempestuous means turbulent or stormy 475. c. brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of being ungracious. vainglorious means boastful. a mephitic environment would be unhealthy. which is the opposite of joyful 465. iniquitous means wicked. therefore disapproval is the most dissimilar 476. b. cachet means prestige. disconsolate means cheerless or dejected. mephitic means relating to a foul. callow means unsophisticated. c. b. which is the opposite of to hide 470. which is the opposite of modest 471. a. admiration means a feeling of delighted approval 477. glum means dreary or gloomy 474. to evince means to display clearly or reveal. d. c. odium means hatred and condemnation. c. c. d. so healthy is its opposite 101 . gracious means marked by charm and good taste 466. a. b. halcyon means calm or peaceful. obstreperous means stubbornly resistant to control or unruly.

therefore silence is the most dissimilar 102 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 478. facultative means optional. exhilarating means refreshing or exciting 479. b. platitudinous means full of or characterized by banal. or not optional 480. compulsory means mandatory. persiflage means frivolous talk. c. trite remarks. a.

d. d. fatten absorb disgust destroy . 481. light beg motion hear stupidity recipe fastener expression 482. earnest is most dissimilar to 485. beckon is most similar to 484. idiom is most similar to 14 a. cheap frivolous release civilized delay risk monitor deny 483.Synonyms and Antonyms Read each question carefully and select the word that is the most similar or most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. a. b. c. c. engross is most similar to a. b. c. accelerate is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. a. d. d. b. b. execute is most similar to 486. d. c. b. c. perform decide wonder dismiss a.

c. b. d. hector decorate establish suspect 497. crow fight distress hamper a. perfect 488. beset is most similar to 490. b. d. balk is most similar to a. injurious d. kind b. lenient c. b. b. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 487. bemuse is most dissimilar to a. shy d. impervious is most 493. d. disastrous c. faithful strict biased political dissimilar to a. d. c. relaxed 498. b. b. depress inspire clarify desire 495. hubris is most similar to dissimilar to a. generous b. unctuous is most dissimilar to a. c. c. c. prone d. c. brood is most similar to a. b. contrite is most similar to 489. brief malicious banal rueful 496. unpretentious 491. d. b. staunch is most similar to a. d. c. incompleteness ideal betrayal braggart 104 . pliant cruel sincere rubbery a. conversant is most dissimilar to a. unprepared c. d. earth pride humility sorrow 494. c. perfidy is most similar to 492. wander direction progeny tribe a. c. penurious is most a. b. inexperienced b. d.

b. c. c. d. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 499. ascription is most similar to 501. d. d. paste bread bauble pirouette 500. b. fustigate is most dissimilar to a. b. bagatelle is most similar to a. account attribution cure description a. inveigle investigate explain praise 105 .

to hamper means to impede or restrain 490. one meaning of to balk is to check or to stop. c. prone means having a tendency or inclination. b. hubris means exaggerated pride or self-confidence 106 . to beckon means to signal or summon with a wave or a nod. to motion means to gesture 482. a brood is the young of an animal or a family of young. progeny is the offspring of animals or plants 489. therefore sincere is the most dissimilar 493. or insincere. b. or faithful 492. a. a. impervious means to be incapable of being affected or disturbed. conversant means having knowledge or experience with. d. c. one meaning of to absorb is to engage or engross wholly 487. d. c. b. therefore inexperienced is the most dissimilar 491. or being likely 488. c. a. a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 481. earnest means grave or serious. staunch means steadfast in loyalty or principle. frivolous means lacking in seriousness 483. one meaning of to perform is to carry out 484. to engross means to occupy completely. an idiom is an expression that is unique either grammatically or in meaning 485. to delay means to move or act slowly 486. to accelerate means to cause to move faster. unctuous means marked by a smug or false earnestness. one meaning of to execute is to carry out fully.

or to bewilder. a. c. or betrayal 499. d. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 494. a. c. to hector means to intimidate or harass 497. source. ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause. a bauble is a trinket or a trifle 107 . or author. perfidy means an act of disloyalty. to beset means to trouble or harass. to clarify means to make free from confusion 495. which is the opposite of to praise 501. a bagatelle is a trifle (something of little value or importance). or the act of ascribing a work to a particular author or artist 500. contrite means penitent for sin or failing. penurious means given to extreme stinginess or frugality. attribution means the act of explaining by indicating a cause. to fustigate means to criticize severely. to bemuse means to make confused. which is the opposite of generous 498. c. rueful means regretful 496. b.

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