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Synonym & Antonym Questions
501 Synonym & Antonym Questions
Synonym & Antonym Questions
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 language—Examinations—Study guides. 2. English language— Synonyms and antonyms—Problems, 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'.0076—dc21 2002004439 Printed in the United States of America 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 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 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 .
the SAT. 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. There are two sections that include questions asking for either the synonym or the antonym. Most standardized tests—including high school entrance exams.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. and the GRE—use synonym and antonym questions to test verbal skills. civil service exams. The questions in this book. By completing the exercises in this book you will also increase your vocabulary and reﬁne your knowledge of words. The questions increase in difﬁculty as you move through the exercises of each chapter. 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. Because this book is designed for many levels . for the most part.
completing these practice exercises will make you familiar with the question format.’’ Also.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions of test takers. These exercises will help you pinpoint those familiar words for which you need to learn the exact deﬁnition. many of the questions in this book. They will also get you thinking of words in terms of other words with similar or opposite meanings. if you are studying for a graduate level exam such as the GRE. completing these exercises will make these mental gymnastics more comfortable. Second. This means that you may be asked to pick between degrees of meaning. For x . Don’t worry! If you are getting the earlier questions correct. 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. Third. and on assessment exams. 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. your performance on these questions will help you assess your vocabulary level. you may get a number of questions that appear later in a section wrong. “inclination or natural ability’’ is a secondary deﬁnition of the word “bent. First. However. you may discover that you do not know the word’s precise meaning. you may ﬁnd that some of the more advanced questions are beyond your ability. you can add these words to your vocabulary and call upon them at test time to improve your score. The questions in this book can help you prepare for your test in many ways. By memorizing their deﬁnitions. test your ability to discern nuance of meaning. For example. you will probably encounter words that are totally unfamiliar. you are probably in good shape for your test. the full range of questions presented is appropriate for your level. If you are using this book to study for a high school entrance exam. The question may ask you to identify the synonym for a secondary deﬁnition of a common word—for example. In addition. In the test-taking environment it can be difﬁcult to switch gears from synonym questions to antonym questions.
study the answers. “revolting’’ would be a more accurate synonym than “unpleasant.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions example. Use your performance to create a study guide. make a list of all the words that you missed and their deﬁnitions. 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. “atrocious’’ means “utterly revolting’’. and watch your vocabulary increase. Then study this list as a quick and concentrated method to improve your vocabulary.’’ Each question is fully explained at the end of the chapter. In some cases. in this case. You have already taken an important step toward improving your vocabulary and your score. Then add these words to your study list as well. The answer keys give you not only the right answer but also the deﬁnitions of the word in the question and the correct answer. Good luck! xi . Now all you need to do is to complete each 35 to 40 question exercise. You have shown your commitment by purchasing this book. For example. You can even work in pencil and do the exercises again to reinforce what you have learned.
d. argue hate discover reveal a. b. kin a. pretty clever pleasant present a. c. b. remote 4. foretell decide prevent discover 2. c. predict a. exult twist friend relative 3. c. c. b. oppressed caged thoughtful happy . automatic distant savage mean a. pensive a.1 Synonyms Which of these words is closest in meaning to the word provided? 1. gracious 6. c. b. d. b. d. d. d. detest 5. d. b. c.
incredulous merry revolting dizzy a. c. c. d. calm curved confused cautious 2 . charisma a. b. saccharine 15. drag 16. b. jovial 17. d. b. b. indifferent 18. c. neutral unkind precious mean a. c. wary a. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 7. d. sleepy crush proud pull a. generic a. leave sweet arid quit a. qualm a. general cheap fresh elderly 11. b. fraud 14. d. distress impunity persevere scruple 12. c. d. apportion a. ghost force charm courage 9. c. d. b. c. d. banish 13. b. b. c. d. b. c. excite imitate trick apelike 8. simulate a. b. d. malcontent argument imposter clown a. c. d. b. b. c. divide decide cut squabble 10. exile hate fade clean a. c. d.
c. b. d. c. b. d. b. c. talkative thirsty beautiful complicated 22. d. reel 27. d. chimera a. b. loot a. loquacious a. c. destruction waste spoils cavort 21. sumptuous 26. c. b. d. c. delirious gorgeous perilous luxurious a. whirl ﬁsh hit mistake a. c. d. c. educe a. chimney protest illusion panache 23. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 19. audacity fearfulness shyness stupidity 24. d. upright 30. reverie a. delirious covered dismay confuse a. d. temerity a. honorable horizontal humble supine a. b. b. c. distort 25. b. appall 29. demand elicit ideal unlawful 3 . wrong evil deform harm a. inscrutable 28. d. b. c. difﬁcult mysterious inﬂexible wary a. c. c. palimpsest phantom daydream curio 20. b. b. d. d. d.
d. b. d. gauche ﬁne brilliant indecent 32. violent misbegotten loud stealthy 33.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 31. c. b. bigwig doubter frolic converse a. d. c. louche a. light satiate carry horror a. b. b. b. d. d. c. prayer sanctuary pious sacred 4 . nabob 34. c. pall 35. c. sacrosanct a. stentorian a.
or to imitate 14. d. or to hate 3. or general 5 . c. c. d. b. a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 1. jovial means good humored or merry 12. b. or an imposter 9. or to exile 8. c. remote means faraway. saccharine means overly sweet 10. c. to be indifferent is to be marked by impartiality or to be neutral 13. charisma is magnetic charm or appeal 15. or distant 2. gracious means to be pleasant or considerate in social interactions 4. to simulate is to assume the outward appearance of. a. pensive means moodily or dreamily thoughtful 7. to detest means to feel intense or violent dislike. or to cause movement in a direction with applied force 11. to predict means to declare in advance or to foretell 5. or relatives 6. b. a fraud is someone who is not what he or she pretends to be. to banish means to drive out from home or country. generic means having the characteristic of a whole group. a. a. a. b. to apportion is to divide and share out 16. to drag is to pull. b. kin means people with common ancestors.
a nabob is a person of great wealth or importance. b. to elicit means to draw out something hidden or latent 31. to pall can mean to deprive of pleasure in something by satiating 6 . horizontal and supine are both antonyms of upright 25. upright can mean either honorable or vertical. a chimera is a fabrication of the mind. to educe means to develop something potential or latent. or a bigwig 32. or luxurious 21. or a scruple 18. to distort means to twist out of a normal state. a. d. or audacity 30. one meaning of reel is to move round and round. or spoils 27. a. loquacious means excessively talkative. a. c. wary means to be attentive especially to danger. or to whirl 22. or an illusion 29. or to dismay 24. rich. c. a. inscrutable means not easily interpreted or understood. or mysterious 23.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 17. or to deform 20. or a daydream 26. d. to appall is to overcome with shock. loot means goods seized in war. c. or garrulous 28. a reverie means the state of being lost in thought. b. temerity means unreasonable contempt for danger or recklessness. a qualm is a feeling of uneasiness about a moral issue. c. a. or to be cautious 19. d. sumptuous means excessively costly. b. c.
d. louche means not reputable. c. or holy 34.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 33. or indecent 35. d. stentorian means loud and is usually used to imply a voice of great power and range 7 . sacrosanct means the most sacred.
b. c. b. heartfelt 41. d. c. c. borrow shallow low contempt . luminous a. reduce need advance want a. b. c. d. impartial a. clear dim brittle clever 38. secret 40. withdraw 39. c. b. d. hostile biased dislike worried 37. loving insincere unhealthy humorous a. b. friendly covert hidden overt a. d.2 Antonyms Which of these words is most nearly the opposite of the word provided? 36. c. b. awe a. d. d.
strange uneasy quick fast a. ungrateful silent show inability a. d. group peak select marry a. d. b. rotund 49. c. pique a. attend regret despair loathe a. b. dearth a. pit 48. d. c. c. b. brazen 52. malodorous a. d. b. c. besmirch confuse conﬁne condemn 44. d. d. d. common 51. c. b. b. d. peaked a. talent 50. b. c. tired arrogant pointy ruddy 10 . acrid pungent fragrant delicious 43. c. c. b. c. c. c. c. abate a. d. d. expect 53. b. b. lack poverty abundance foreign 47. d. free augment provoke wane 46. bashful boisterous noisy heated a. round unimportant thin dull a. value gully smooth soothe 45.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 42. expound a. b. d. b.
b. unimportant relevant serious meek 57. d. d. ingratitude condemn dissatisfaction master 56. d. c. b. c. improvident a. c. embrace crude boisterous falter 59. irascible a. b. approbate a. novice intellectual pious debutante a. b. fatuous a. zenith 64. meager 62. d. philistine 63. d. worst apex nadir past a. d. abridge 60. d. b. b. c. d. b. b. c. irrelevant indifferent impartial improvident a. d. kindle 61. germane 65. d. c. c. b. cautious fortunate proven intelligent 58. determined placid reasonable pliant 55. b. c. supercilious a. b. b. d. c. c. kind generous thoughtful copious a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 54. crafty frugal sensible inane 11 . d. shorten extend stress easy a. demur a. c. c. smother detest enemy discourage a.
b. d. c. c. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 66. hunched strong simple simian 12 . impecunious a. cheerful sincere inelegant homespun a. lackadaisical active dull prescient a. paternal crepuscular maritime marsupial 67. c. quiescent 69. b. c. b. b. sartorial 70. wealthy cautious hungry tardy 68. matutinal a. c. d. d. sapient a. b. d.
therefore thin is the opposite 44. c. is the opposite of expound 13 . to expect is to wait for or to look forward to. b. or glowing. c. therefore biased is the opposite 40. to withdraw means to remove or retreat. rotund means rounded or plump. to expound means to explain. b. c. awe means a sense of deep respect or veneration. malodorous means to have a bad smell. d. dim means dark or dull 41. so insincere is its opposite 39. common means ordinary or familiar. brazen means to be deﬁant or insolent. a. secret means hidden or covert. a talent is a special creative or artistic ability. impartial means to be without prejudice or bias. or disdain 42. fragrant means smelling sweet or delicate 49.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 36. b. d. to confuse. b. luminous means radiating or reﬂecting light. b. therefore inability is the opposite 45. bashful means to be shy or timid 47. a pit is a hole and a peak is the top of a hill or mountain 43. or confound. overt means open to view 38. to despair is to lose all hope 48. or sincere. strange means unfamiliar 46. heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling. a. c. contempt means a lack of respect. to advance is the opposite of retreat 37. d.
cautious means to be wary or to exercise forethought 14 . nadir means the lowest point 59. a. supercilious means coolly or patronizingly haughty. germane means to be appropriate or relevant. irascible means easily angered. b. to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity. to kindle means to start burning or ignite. meek means enduring injury with patience and without resentment 63. to smother means to stiﬂe or suppress 56. zenith means the highest point or the apex. to approbate means to approve or sanction. d. copious means present in large quantity. a. d. meager means lacking in quality or quantity. a. red complexion 54. to be peaked is to appear pale or wan. therefore irrelevant is the opposite 60. to pique means to excite or irritate. b. or careless. to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen 55. improvident means lacking prudent foresight. or abundant 57. to augment means to increase 52. philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided by material rather than intellectual values. b. or wealth 53. d. b. to be ruddy is to have a healthy. d. dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 50. c. b. to condemn means to declare wrong or to convict 62. an intellectual is a person who engages in creative use of his or her intellect 58. to soothe means to calm 51. a. abundance means an ample quantity. placid means calm or serene 61.
c. to embrace means to accept readily or gladly. b. therefore wealthy is the opposite 15 . therefore active is the opposite 67. b. a. sartorial means of or relating to tailored clothes. to demur means to delay or hesitate.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 64. a. matutinal means of or relating to the morning. demure means coy 65. or sage. sapient means possessing great wisdom. homespun means homemade 68. crepuscular means relating to or resembling twilight 70. sensible is its nearest opposite 66. quiescent means marked by inactivity or repose. impecunious means having little or no money. c. fatuous means inanely foolish. a. one meaning of simple is deﬁcient in intelligence 69.
modest most nearly means 74. d. prolong most nearly means 76. imply most nearly means a. dance hurry busy clean 72. solemn most nearly means a. c. amusing harmful speech serious 73. c. hustle most nearly means a. attractive clever current humble a. c. d. d. custom most nearly means 75. extend inquire relax wait a. b. d. b. b. b. c. 71. b. c. b. suggest stab thick destroy .3 Synonyms Select the word that most nearly means the word provided. d. c. d. dessert habit ethic deliver a.
worship b. calm lazy solemn devious a. d. ramble most nearly means 83. beneﬁcial most nearly means a. turn puzzle decide want 88. d. b. powerful cowardly brave careful 80. c. aloof most nearly means means a. c. negligent most nearly means a. d. congregate most nearly a. c. hurry 84. b. b. gather c. d. c. d. thin scoundrel gentleman shovel 18 . d. arguable c. d. d. c. insigniﬁcant b. help advantageous charity wise a. dark 87. b. d. b. b. disturb d. knot confuse wander wonder means a. b. resolve most nearly means a. b. above tidy clever reserved 82. pajamas morbid careless dark 86. b. careless d. c. judicial temper style blaze 85. express defer borrow laugh 79. ﬂare most nearly means a. negligible most nearly 81. d. utter most nearly means 78. c. rake most nearly means a. c. placid most nearly means a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 77. c. c. fearless most nearly means a. b.
d. c. rancher trick simpleton drug a. dupe most nearly means 95. quiet sneaky lurking greedy a. b. rally most nearly means a. c. ﬂagrant most nearly means a. c. abide most nearly means 99. fetter most nearly means a. b. rail most nearly means a. covetous most nearly means 98. rancid praise hamper persist 90. c. c. mitigate most nearly means a. c. b. d. d. b. c. endure hate attendance live a. relieve blend defend confuse 92. vibrant glaring vicious pleasant 91. b. d. stigma most nearly means 96.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 89. c. c. character distinction blend ﬁrmness 94. d. b. shrewd most nearly means 100. b. remain home dwell sediment a. stain trial difﬁculty holiness a. d. demonstrate muster course truly 19 . scold push try punish 93. b. meld most nearly means a. b. reside most nearly means 97. d. d. c. d. b. d. c. b. c. b. d. intractable mean astute intelligent a. d.
d. abject most nearly means 106. d. childish boorish tempestuous disorderly 102. dead gruesome fetid caustic 110. difﬁdent most nearly means a. antiquated b. gentle quiet tailored handsome means a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 101. d. c. nonsectarian d. parched c. b. b. antediluvian most nearly a. c. c. b. proffer most nearly means a. b. c. ﬂee speck dirt strike 105. b. b. b. b. petty spicy paltry southern 104. winnow most nearly means a. smite most nearly means a. churlish most nearly means a. c. mendicant wastrel predict tender 109. d. carve wind weed carry 20 . indigent desire despondent extreme a. d. d. apathetic shy arrogant quarrelsome a. c. nonsensical 108. d. mordant most nearly means a. c. bespoke most nearly means 107. d. c. d. picayune most nearly means 103. b. c.
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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
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
labor is most opposite to a. d. c. b. release silence forget prosper a. d. c. c. d.4 Antonyms Select the word that is most opposite to the word provided. b. b. continue is most opposite to a. d. c. famous is most opposite to 115. boring poor obscure untalented a. c. d. solid liquid afraid decent 112. 111. b. amuse cat rest strive . c. b. b. curve argue carry pause 113. detain is most opposite to 114. ﬂuid is most opposite to a. d. colossal is most opposite to 116. easy tiny graceful roof a.
b. pivotal is most opposite to 126. c. d. d. b. brawny is most opposite to 123. excite land coddle unhand 120. c. d. heal is most opposite to a. sew foot good maim 119. d. ﬁckle is most opposite to 124. c. sullen is most opposite to a. d. d. d. b. dirty cheerful clean risen 121. c. d. b. steady kind please ﬁnagle a. b. cursed is most opposite to 127. inept is most opposite to 125. fallacious is most opposite to a. perfect truthful accidental disarming 26 . d. b. clumsy infer competent foolish a. regard sink hide propose 118. c. d. alarm reassure quiet unsure 122. b. pacify is most opposite to a. turning wavy unimportant clear a. c. c. b. assure is most opposite to a. c. d. swift weak strong pale a. c. b. candid is most opposite to 128. c. swore pious unfortunate lucky a. b. b. c. d. c. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 117. ﬂaunt is most opposite to a. unkind blunt valid dishonest a.
501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 129. b. dandiﬁed 137. c. d. domineering d. obsequious is most a. ecstasy is most opposite to 136. lugubrious is most opposite to a. forget charm sedate absurd 139. d. distraught careful generous gullible a. b. b. d. d. c. b. dry 27 . sincere wealthy extraordinary trustworthy 134. d. c. d. b. quick b. b. d. salubrious d. d. dour attractive mysterious clever 138. enigmatic is most opposite to a. winsome is most opposite to a. c. slim acute opaque thick 130. healthy watchful disastrous obvious 140. droll is most opposite to a. c. c. d. cheerful c. c. merciful repast brilliant vicious 133. clever c. b. empty rich witty vivacious 132. hate agony languor fatigue opposite to a. b. c. d. c. clear b. seriousness apathy levity despair a. b. c. gumption is most opposite to 135. obtuse is most opposite to a. astute is most opposite to a. doleful is most opposite to 131. wanton is most opposite to a. b. banal is most opposite to a.
recondite is most opposite to a. c. winsome 142. b. faltering gentle facile submissive 148. elan is most opposite to a. easy c. d. parsimony is most opposite to opposite to a. d. d. c. b. calm b. regret own prudent prude a. c. b. b. eclat is most opposite to 145. perspicacious is most 146. spurious is most opposite to 143. d. b. c. c. generosity sinfulness verbosity tenderness 147. dull d. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 141. d. d. truculent is most opposite to a. order freeze patron sustain 150. disingenuous thoughtless placid genuine 149. b. b. manifest ﬂexible provident sociable a. d. gainsay is most opposite to a. c. d. b. land essential fragrance solid a. c. d. welter is most opposite to 144. c. inelegance stupidity obscure despair a. efﬂuvium is most opposite to a. b. apathy dullness silence disinterest 28 .
therefore competent is the opposite 120. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 111. colossal means incredibly large. to release means to let go 112. therefore hide is the opposite 124. a ﬂuid is a substance that ﬂows. to labor means to work. a. ﬁckle means to lack steadiness. therefore tiny is the opposite 114. brawny means muscled or strong. c. to maim means to injure 125. or to be unlucky. famous means widely known. therefore excite is the opposite 29 . a. c. therefore lucky is the opposite 122. to pause means to stop temporarily 116. or calm. or honest. to ﬂaunt means to display showily. to detain means to hold or keep back. c. b. therefore dishonest is the opposite 123. obscure means little known 113. to heal means to restore to health. or crucial. c. inept means to lack competence. therefore unimportant is the opposite 121. a. to pacify means to soothe. b. cursed means to be the subject of misfortune. d. to rest means to cease working 117. d. a solid does not ﬂow 115. or to show off. candid means to be frank. therefore steady is the opposite 119. a. d. to continue means to act without interruption. pivotal means very important. d. therefore weak is the opposite 118.
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
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
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
146. a. parsimony means thrift or stinginess, therefore generosity is
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
c. c. deplete 154. miserable a. b. cheat a. d. c. refute 156. b. d. stingy argue freckle defraud 152. c. vintage a. d.5 Synonyms Which of these words most nearly means the word provided? 151. d. decorate beg exhaust hurry a. classic alcoholic disease spoiled . c. b. c. b. d. cruel wrong unhappy miss 153. d. b. voluntary 155. garbage deny offer difﬁcult a. willing charity prisoner careless a. b.
outrageous fearsome impoverished annoying 34 . c. twisted forced miserable increased 162. d. b. c. latent a. c. hinder a. b. d. haggle 166. b. lose loose despair check 160. b. tart 163. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 157. imperial a. b. b. c. irksome a. wretched a. d. d. d. gusto cram worry trial a. law acid angry desirable a. c. b. diffuse a. b. b. d. bratty oppressive regal beautiful 158. display trap paint hurry a. b. c. tired climb decrease bargain a. c. d. zest 165. d. d. corner 164. c. force block hinder discredit a. b. d. c. impel 167. d. throng 168. d. c. garment bell mass weight a. b. difﬁcult scatter incomprehensible unplug 159. dormant recent effeminate desirable 161. c.
justify burrow hide integrity a. b. urgent treatise miser expedient 174. c. c. b. c. d. fervid a. despise devalue erroneous covet 171. c. slow honest supple dull 170. d. imply fret assail recalcitrant 178. d. regulate 175. c. d. leave diminish squander distinct a. b. misprize a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 169. c. d. d. b. 172. impugn a. delightful difﬁcult obstinate ardent 35 . even police ﬂow position a. warrant 176. protract 177. d. rigor 179. lax hire fold delay corner a. b. b. b. b. supervene a. c. discrete 180. b. d. b. austerity rope ﬁx excess a. c. d. d. c. c. b. intervene overreach displace follow 173. d. ensure slack servant strive a. c. exigent a. c. d. lissome a. b.
d. c. c. b. numerous bountiful strident garrulous 183. b. b. ubiquitous odorous shy bellicose a. turpitude a. c. c. redolent 185. d. d. d. vociferous a. ersatz 184. chaotic artiﬁcial impromptu vague a. c. propinquity a. lethargy honor belligerence depravity 36 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 181. habit nearness capacity tendency 182. b. d. b.
voluntary means done by one’s own will. to refute means to prove wrong. or to trap 159. or a mass 163. b. tart means pleasantly sharp or acid to the taste 158. d. vintage means of old and enduring interest. a. a. d. to haggle means to negotiate over terms or price. or to bargain 161. c. deplete means to reduce or deprive or something essential.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 151. one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment. a. exhaust means to empty completely 152. or classic 157. a throng is a large number of assembled people. imperial means beﬁtting or suggesting an emperor. or willing 153. or gusto 160. b. c. to impel means to drive forward using strong moral pressure. regal means beﬁtting or suggesting a king 164. or to defraud 155. b. to cheat means to inﬂuence by means of trickery. b. c. c. miserable means in a state of distress or unhappiness 156. or to deny the truth of 154. or to scatter 37 . a. or to force 162. to corner means to drive into a corner. to diffuse means to break up or spread out.
rigor means severity of life. to impugn means to attack verbally as false or lacking integrity. or miserable 168. to misprize means to hold in contempt. or to delay 172. c. or to justify 171. d. lissome means supple or ﬂexible 176. c. to hinder means to hold back. d. to police means to control or keep order 170. latent means capable of becoming but not currently visible. to protract means to prolong in time or space. ersatz means a usually artiﬁcial or inferior substitute 38 . or dormant 167. or urgent 180. wretched means extremely distressed. lax means in a relaxed state. a. or slack 173. to warrant means to serve as adequate ground or reason. b. to regulate means to bring under the control of law. a. fervid means ardent or passionate 181. to assail means to attack 178. or to despise 177. to supervene means to follow as an unexpected development 179.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 165. or austerity 174. a. discrete means individually distinct 175. exigent means demanding immediate attention. b. c. d. one meaning of to check means to slow or bring to a stop 166. d. a. irksome means tedious or annoying 169. a. b. d. c.
turpitude means wickedness. c. strident also means loud and insistent 39 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 182. b. or odorous 183. redolent means aromatic or full of a speciﬁc scent. d. b. vociferous means loud and insistent. or depravity 184. often in presentation of demands or requests. propinquity means nearness in place or time 185.
love plantlike barren tiny . valor 190. gracious 189. cowardice false drop heavy a. b. knowing a. d. b. wasteful dense clumsy fast 188. d. b. imaginative a. c. lenient cautious join one a. d. animosity a. severe 191. playful written small dull 187.6 Antonyms Which word is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided? 186. c. d. d. c. cordial rude furious tactile a. d. b. c. c. b. c. b.
exact 198. b. tumble sleek fast distant a. c. d. d. free sullied wide thorough 195. c. unknown homebody punctual moderate a. argue soften slander admit 194. appease strip tremendous enrage 197. d. d. weakness clear decisive calmness a. c. b. b. d. c. popular a. b. d. stamina 200. b. c. b. d. empty uncommon famous feisty 42 . sit withstand dismiss elaborate 196. d. b. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 192. b. b. repudiate a. placate a. c. d. d. join sympathetic incorrect whole a. c. d. unravel mar squander tarnish a. d. c. pristine a. tacit a. garner 202. prodigal 203. rough 201. b. concede a. c. thrifty secondary distant squalid a. grand dictated illicit messy 193. extravagant 199. c. c. b. c.
d. b. c. d. Celsius inordinate lukewarm safely a. reprobate a. b. c. d. b. adroit a. sober spendthrift mute miser a. felicitous 210. d. b. d. d. d. conquer proper prosperous civilized 43 . cold brave exciting bashful a. b. b. b. c. c. temperate 214. nebulous 215. c. lavish unfavorable light devout a. b. weakness tend bulk drive 206. d. b. insipid 212. effete a. cloudy dim distinct desirable a. c. c. d. c. nocturnal special despicable hellish 207. b. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 204. c. sage elevated possess dismiss 208. b. c. d. morbid boorish inopportune delightful a. c. genuine logical common deliberate 209. wastrel 213. austere 211. supernal a. specious a. c. clumsy left diplomatic unpersuasive 205. b. d. mite a.
c. protean 220. d. rabble 219. c. unformed unchanging elaborate selective a. d. vertiginous a. d. square secular pasture inelegant 218. b. lapidarian a. c. c. b. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 216. b. b. d. d. c. wallﬂower highway melody plan 217. parvenu a. order clear open union a. horizontal litigious constant lowly 44 .
or implied. or courage. thrifty means thriving by industry and frugality 198. valor means strength of mind or spirit. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 186. therefore incorrect is the opposite 193. to garner means to gather or to store. animosity means resentment or hostility. a. b. c. knowing means having information or knowledge. rough means having an uneven. b. b. lenient means mild or indulgent 189. d. imaginative means having imagination. rude means to be unpleasant 187. to squander means to cause to disperse or to scatter 197. dull means lacking imagination 190. therefore weakness is the opposite 195. cowardice means lack of courage 188. a. a. or cordial. coarse surface. tacit means unspoken. gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation. dictated means spoken 45 . b. or correct. extravagant means lacking in restraint and moderation. therefore love is the opposite 192. c. therefore moderate is the opposite 194. exact means in complete accordance with fact. a. sleek means having a smooth. a. prodigal means wasteful or extravagant. dense means dull or stupid 191. stamina means strength or endurance. one meaning of severe is strict. bright surface 196.
therefore uncommon is the opposite 204. lavish means produced or expended in abundance 206. c. a. to placate means to soothe or calm. b. therefore clumsy is the opposite 211. mite means a very small or insigniﬁcant part. c. to concede means to yield. to enrage means to anger 203. inopportune means inconvenient or not well-suited 205. austere means simple and unadorned. sullied means spoiled or tarnished 201. therefore distinct is the opposite 210. to withstand means to successfully resist 202. d. pristine means unspoiled or pure. or common. bulk means the main or greater part 46 . a. to repudiate means to reject or deny. therefore exciting is the opposite 207. d. therefore to admit is the opposite 200. insipid means lacking in qualities that interest or excite. c. adroit means skillful in the use of the hands.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 199. a miser is someone who hoards his or her wealth 208. temperate means moderate. felicitous means very well-suited or apt. b. a wastrel is someone who spends foolishly or self-indulgently. nebulous means vague or indistinct. d. popular means frequently encountered or accepted. inordinate means excessive or immoderate 209. c. b. b.
a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people. therefore constant is the opposite 219. a. therefore inelegant is the opposite 47 . b. therefore unchanging is the opposite 218. supernal means coming from on high. which means a cutter or engraver of precious stones. d. infernal is a synonym for hellish 213. or heavenly. a parvenu is an upstart or a social climber. a wallﬂower is someone who refrains from socializing 220. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 212. effete means weak or decadent. c. or versatile. a. lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes from the word lapidary. a union is a group of individuals joined in an organized manner 217. therefore genuine is the opposite 215. d. reprobate means morally debased or depraved. or inconstant. b. protean means showing great diversity or variability. vertiginous means inclined to frequent change. one meaning of elevated is to be on a moral or intellectual high plane 214. specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness. one meaning of proper is virtuous or respectable 216. d.
b. c. perilous is most dissimilar to a. b. c. d. b. fear plentitude solitude disease . delirious is most similar to 224. b. b. isolation is most similar to a. reasonable careful illogical reckless a.Synonyms and Antonyms Read each question carefully and select the word that is most similar or dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. 221. d. b. inﬁrm is most similar to 225. c. d. c. d. c. lure is most similar to 7 a. d. disciplined similar safe honest 223. hospital weak short fortitude a. tickle decoy resist suspect 222. cautious is most dissimilar to 226. d. c. manic calm tasty suspicious a.
punctual is most dissimilar to 235. d. outﬁt is most similar to 234. lull is most similar to 233. d. b. d. resilient is most dissimilar to 238. rural secular unsophisticated sultry 229. c. drought clever enlighten enrage a. c. d. c. c. d. d. b. b. recluse neglect mistake destroy a. b. c. b. b. c. b. d. d. rebellion currency sailor hassle 228. pause noise boring mark a. b. c. b. delude is most dissimilar to 236. b. b. wasteful democratic spiteful liberal 232. d. lightheartedness gravity diligence sleepiness 231. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 227. stubborn careless substantial ﬂimsy a. c. c. solemnity is most similar to a. indoors strong special furnish a. evil malicious slander grandiose 50 . piece repulse attract repeat 230. omit is most similar to 237. entice is most dissimilar to a. d. close tardy sloppy precious a. d. d. c. naive is most similar to a. stingy is most dissimilar to a. malign is most similar to a. c. c. mutiny is most similar to a.
d. gracious c. d. crass b. b. c. c. d. succor is most dissimilar to similar to a. b. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 239. cautious haphazard gleeful insolent a. rudimentary is most 250. b. vacillate is most dissimilar to 246. b. decide teeter dilate please a. snub pull fawn forage a. deliberate d. insidious is most dissimilar to a. d. d. b. c. decorum is most similar to a. repellant pure charming delicious 243. d. dispassionate scalding crisp clever 241. c. etiquette merit parliament slipshod 244. genius abet injure deciduous 51 . b. b. b. greatness generosity miniscule clumsiness 242. c. d. c. impudent is most similar to 245. c. kowtow is most dissimilar to 249. c. d. c. undone retracted heated lovely 240. largesse is most similar to a. kinetic is most dissimilar to 247. c. cold static lewd foolish a. lambaste is most similar to 248. d. d. pitched is most similar to a. marinade commotion censure tickle a. primitive a. c. tepid is most dissimilar to a. d. b. b.
cakewalk serpentine evil dishonest a. obloquy is most similar to 253. sinecure is most similar to 259. c. disregard 258. tumid is most similar to 257. d. secular d. parochial 255. b. d. disassemble c. castigate is most similar to a. humanistic c. d. c. c. d. c. b. nauseous fretful curious dizzy 52 . d. swollen fetid aggressive despondent dissimilar to a. sever dislike permit divorce a. c. c. tirade dependence oval circumlocution 254. give obscure patent hardy 260. b. querulous is most similar to a. disarm b. enjoin is most dissimilar to 256. d. spiritual b. b. d. reconnoiter is most a. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 251. recondite is most dissimilar to a. ecumenical is most dissimilar to a. distance d. jejune is most similar to a. d. neuter punish banish celebrate 252. c. b. youthful insipid charming quick a. b. b. c.
c. to delude means to mislead the judgment of someone. or manic 222. therefore safe is the opposite 226. ﬂimsy means lacking in physical strength or substance 233. c. a lure is used to attract animals into a trap. to fail to perform. to outﬁt means to supply or to furnish 229. d. d. c. cautious means careful. d. a. to omit means to leave out. resilient means capable of withstanding shock. a lull is a temporary pause 228. gravity means dignity of bearing. a. or unsophisticated 235. mutiny means resistance to lawful authority. b. or rebellion 234. or to disgust 236. punctual means on time. c. or weak 223. like a decoy 225. delirious means marked by frenzied excitement. or solitude 227. or to trick. inﬁrm means feeble from age. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 221. perilous means dangerous. to enlighten means to give knowledge to someone 231. b. b. a. to entice means attract seductively. isolation means the state of being alone or withdrawn. to repulse means to cause aversion to. solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance. b. or seriousness 53 . reckless means lacking caution 224. naive means unaffectedly simple. b. or to neglect 232. or seriousness. or to lure. tardy means late 230.
or dynamic. stingy means lacking generosity 238. c. b. to malign means to speak false or harmful things of. therefore permit is the opposite 54 . vacillate means to hesitate among choices. impudent means contemptuously bold or cocky. pitched means intensely fought. static means at rest. or insolent 240. a. a. tepid means lukewarm. or to waver. enjoin means to forbid or prohibit. d. a. c. scalding means boiling hot 247. largesse means liberal giving or generosity 248. or stationary 242. b. or generous. c. a. or etiquette 250. decorum means conduct required in social life. to snub means to treat with contempt 244. to lambaste means to attack verbally. rudimentary means crude or primitive 245. decide means to choose 241. or relieve. c. to kowtow means to show fawning deference. c. to injure means to harm 251. d. d. or to censure 243.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 237. one meaning of heated is marked by anger 246. or to slander 239. b. one meaning of liberal is giving freely. repellant means arousing aversion or disgust 249. insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive. to succor means go to the aid of. kinetic means relating to motion.
recondite means hidden from sight or obscure. parochial means of or relating to a parish. d. b. c. tumid means puffy or swollen 253. d. or fretful 55 . a. querulous means habitually complaining. jejune means lacking in substance or interest. a. ecumenical means of or relating to the whole body of churches. obloquy means abusive language. or limited in scope or range 255. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 252. a. patent means readily visible or intelligible 260. reconnoiter means to gain information or to explore. tirade means harshly censorious language 259. to castigate means to subject to severe punishment 257. a sinecure is a job for which little or no work is expected. insipid means lacking in qualities to excite or interest 254. a cakewalk is a one-sided competition 256. disregard means to pay no attention to 258. b. or universal.
d. c. 261. wrath 264. trouble foolish wealth love a. prevalent a. c. b. d. arrogant supportive busy gaudy 262. wince a. d. b. b. plethora 265. potion silence shellﬁsh disaster a. wind servile widespread rare 263. c. c. c. c. knot anger crime smoke a. b. b. d. calamity 266. d. d. ﬂinch cheer crush solitary . b.8 Synonyms Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided. pompous a.
c. mundane a. c. b. scale 278.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 267. joy beverage wonder malice a. gorgeous shallow intelligent rich a. tangle 274. curly sprinkle sear drench 269. b. d. insignia postpone hail regal 58 . d. c. outcome share pompous cultivate 272. b. dirty commonplace confused extraordinary 270. b. b. reform 275. c. c. b. b. herald a. d. b. methodical 276. rhythmic poetic systematic disrespectful a. smudge a. c. spite 277. b. c. drizzle a. b. d. d. climb sail swim skate a. c. b. d. d. c. c. stress ambition waste strife 271. pretension a. d. d. c. punish destroy display correct a. d. d. snarl growl dance shiver a. c. gloat residue blur celebrate 268. d. b. superﬁcial 273. affect a.
dire 289. b. b. d. c. anger glee sarcasm mistrust a. overbearing clandestine indirect impious 59 . afraid jubilant expectant demanding 284. silliness labor evil investigation a. appease disagree revive separate 283. mirth 286. b. c. prerequisite 288. c. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 279. ordain breathe polish revere 282. faculty 285. b. drudgery 287. exultant a. c. b. necessary course difﬁcult tar a. d. d. d. c. b. venerate a. supplant a. grapple 290. c. b. d. sundry a. d. d. aged supply various tremendous 280. questionable forthright traitor urgent a. c. d. d. surreptitious a. c. d. grow replace undo question 281. struggle trap laugh intend a. d. b. b. c. b. defective school gift desire a. d. conciliate a. b. c. b. c.
c. infamous macabre evil distinguished a. d. sham unreliable seditious argumentative 60 . c. d. b. noxious illicit open undecided 293. hesitant subdued unruly subtract a. c. d. d. evident contemporary diverse willing 295. c. d. d. recalcitrant 296. c. b. curry 300. plain confusing ugly terrible a. d. coterie 298. b. c. immature extraordinary removed unearned 292. b. b. ﬂatter spicy squander game a. various ﬂirtation club socialize a. factious a. c. b. pretty 297.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 291. preternatural a. b. accusation loathe retaliation insinuation 294. c. d. pernicious a. c. b. d. reprisal a. d. b. manifold a. nefarious 299. c. b.
methodical means proceeding according to an order or system. or shallow 268. a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event. c. or malice 272. to affect means to make a display of using or liking something. or arrogant 265. c. one meaning of scale is to climb 273. c. or to correct 270. b. d. b. or ambition 277. abundance means an ample quantity. pretension means an effort to establish. or disaster 264. mundane means ordinary. spite means petty ill will or hatred. or wealth 263.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 261. or to ﬂinch 267. to wince means to shrink back involuntarily. or a snarl 269. b. b. or commonplace 276. or to sprinkle 275. a. to reform means to change for the better. superﬁcial means to be concerned only with the surface or appearance. knotted mass. a smudge is a blurry spot or streak 274. a. wrath means strong. or to cultivate 61 . b. or widespread 266. a. a tangle is a twisted. d. one meaning of to drizzle is to rain in very small drops. pompous means self-important. vengeful anger 262. d. prevalent means generally accepted. or systematic 271. c. d. a.
or glee 281. c. or various 286. or to appease 289. to grapple means to come to grips with. to curry means to seek to gain favor. or evil 295. or jubilant 290. to herald means to greet with enthusiasm. b. b. d. c. c. or to hail 279. d. exultant means ﬁlled with or expressing great joy. to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts. c. b. or to revere 288.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 278. one meaning of faculty is an ability or gift 280. as in the expression “a pretty pickle’’ 293. surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth. b. one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible. recalcitrant means deﬁant of authority. sundry means an indeterminate number. drudgery means uninspiring or menial labor 282. d. a club is an association of people for a common purpose 294. to venerate means to treat with reverential respect. mirth means gladness expressed with laughter. a coterie is an intimate or exclusive group or people who share a common interest or purpose. a. b. prerequisite means necessary for carrying out a function 283. or to struggle 285. c. or clandestine 291. a. dire means desperately urgent 284. a. or unruly 292. to supplant means take the place of. nefarious means ﬂagrantly wicked. a. or to ﬂatter 62 . or to replace 287. c.
c. b. pernicious means highly injurious or deadly.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 296. a reprisal is an act of vengeance. or a retaliation 299. or diverse 300. or noxious 298. factious means inclined to form factions. a. c. or extraordinary 297. seditious means disposed to insurrection 63 . manifold means marked by variety. c. preternatural means exceeding what is natural.
boring mysterious comic incredulous a. b. b. tireless 306. d. c. willful inept careful feasible a. c. 301. delay frugal debauchery solemnity 303. ﬂourish ﬂush strengthen addict 302.9 Antonyms Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. d. goodwill bitterness coddle distress . b. c. malice a. b. d. wean a. haste a. d. exhausted unfailing broke driving a. b. c. able 305. c. c. tragic 304. d. d. b.
c. tedious 317. c. b. d. taint 315. belittle 316. c. c. d. license 318. covet condemn blame deplore 310. crave lose harbor credit a. b. glower a. b. d. contrary a. loose ﬁerce ﬂeeting unhappy a. d. cheer worry clear purify a. b. restriction allow join gather a. c. d. attain 314. d. b. c. prairie smile raise throw 312. upright lenient sober general 66 . d. d. pious inexpensive serious contemptuous 308. c. b. b. d. unwavering frightening horrible pleasurable a. c. c. d. urbane agreeable unpleasant despicable 311. frivolous a. plain detract magnify torment a. b. b. b. d. b. permanent 313. c. meadow ugly lovely unadorned 309. c. plain a.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 307. exacting a. d. b. denounce a. c.
dubious a. mendacious a. c. b. deny usurp blame renounce a. c. c. release demure fatigue vigor 323. unfeeling arrogant precious rigid 67 . hesitate settle trouble applaud a. b. industrious complimentary native smooth a. interdict a. d. d. b. curtail 325. d. remain detain placate prolong a. ductile a. d. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 319. undefended gratuitous deliberate impoverished a. b. d. c. b. reliable pleasing rhythmic careful 320. dishonest suspicious moldy arid 324. c. c. c. c. b. fortuitous 329. indolent 328. imminent obscure retire unsure a. lassitude a. eminent 326. d. disparage 330. c. bashful capacious veracious quiet 322. b. b. b. c. b. b. d. b. verdant a. d. abdicate 327. d. continue abstain wallow sanction 321. d. d. c. d.
c. rotund pacify impolite impose a. d. c. d. deduce laud presuppose converge a. d. c. traduce 338. gambol a. epicurean 337. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 331. d. vituperation a. asperity 336. d. calm antipathy desire dearth 332. b. simple staid passe unpredictable 335. quick loquacious blithe plentiful 68 . bridle 339. b. c. c. b. b. b. moistness amenity sour generosity a. d. c. b. d. heckle dissuade vent persist a. c. c. c. lachrymose a. b. c. d. b. ascetic slovenly imprecision providential a. proclivity a. b. trudge hedge crone misplace 334. quixotic a. spare 340. b. alacrity alertness reparation acclaim 333. d.
b. pleasurable means enjoyable or delightful 312. haste means hurry. b. malice means a desire to see another suffer. able means having skill or ability. d. a. to taint means to contaminate or corrupt. c. to belittle means to make seem little or less. a. goodwill means desire to see another beneﬁt 307. tireless means ﬁlled with energy. exhausted means depleted of energy 304. to addict means to make dependent 305. to purify means to make pure 310. to magnify means to enlarge 311. inept means lacking skill 303. frivolous means lacking seriousness. to wean means to detach from a dependence. ﬂeeting means passing quickly or temporary 308. therefore to lose is the most dissimilar 309. a. restriction means limitation 313. d. delay means postponement or procrastination 306. permanent means lasting. tedious means boring. c. one meaning of a license is permission. c. a. comic means humorous 302. c. tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful. d. to attain means to achieve or to gain. therefore serious is the most dissimilar 69 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 301.
to disparage means to speak slightingly about. eminent means prominent. deliberate means resulting from careful consideration. mendacious means dishonest. c. a. or famous. to abdicate means to renounce power or high ofﬁce. to applaud means to express approval 325. exacting means severe. d. a. a. b. to prolong means to lengthen or extend 320. c. lenient means indulgent 319. d. b. c. to sanction means to approve 327. lovely means beautiful 315. b. d. or unknown 321.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 314. agreeable means ready or willing to agree 317. fortuitous means occurring by chance. dubious means questionable or unreliable. obscure means not prominent. b. industrious means hardworking 323. contrary means unwilling to accept control or advice. lassitude means weariness. b. to usurp means seize power or high ofﬁce 322. to covet means to wish for enviously 316. one meaning of to denounce is to speak out against. veracious means truthful or honest 328. or voluntary 324. plain means lacking in beauty. glower means a sullen brooding look. indolent means lazy. to curtail means to cut short. to interdict means to forbid. therefore reliable is the most dissimilar 326. d. vigor means strength or force 70 . therefore smile is the most dissimilar 318. or accidental.
or lacking enough rainfall for agriculture 330. or merry 71 . epicurean means having sensitive and self-indulgent taste especially in food and wine. lachrymose means given to weeping. to bridle means to restrain or keep under control. asperity means roughness of surface or manner. set in opinion 331.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 329. d. to gambol means to skip about in play. rotund means round or ﬂeshy 336. a. arid means dry. one meaning of verdant is green. quixotic means foolishly impractical and marked by extravagantly romantic ideals. to trudge means to march steadily and laboriously 339. one meaning of rigid is inﬂexible. b. proclivity means inclination or predisposition. acclaim means praise 338. one meaning of ductile is easily led or inﬂuenced. especially with plant life. b. c. d. b. a. one meaning of spare is lean. to traduce means to expose to shame or blame. to laud means to praise or extol 334. or morose. antipathy means settled aversion or dislike 337. amenity means pleasantness or smoothness of manner 332. ascetic means practicing self-denial and austerity 333. staid means sedate and marked by prim self-restraint 340. a. blithe means of a happy or lighthearted character. b. c. d. vituperation means bitter condemnation. to vent means to relieve by means of an outlet 335.
c. d. d. c. chasm is most similar to a. apple connote fellow recluse 342. ﬁasco is most similar to a. d. festival disaster happenstance ceremony 343. peer is most similar to a. d. c. glare is most similar to 344. civil is most similar to 346. b. scowl hide display summon a. b. b. erratic is most similar to 345. unkind trite public questionable a. enticing frequent difﬁcult irregular a. b. c. d. b. 341. c. d.10 Synonyms Select the word that is closest in meaning to the word provided. gorge charm bridle criticize . b. c.
c. c. b. d. b. jab swoon pretend dread a. d. revert accompany admire abstain 352. d. c. eschew is most similar to a. d. auspicious is most similar to a. clean hate resolve crave a. rob obscure ﬂee absolve 74 . ability section vindictive glib 351. b. expertise is most similar to 353. b. b. culmination is most similar to 357. c. b. b. gambit is most similar to a. feign is most similar to 358. d. c. d. c. realization disaster serendipity persuasion a. d. exploit is most similar to 356. b. deceitful foreboding favorable dangerous 348. answer feat accident persuade a. b. d. c. abscond is most similar to a. frolic ploy testimony sentence 349. b. c. distant absurd pastoral belligerent a. c. c. d. d. d. voracious is most similar to a. pine is most similar to 355. activity courage mastery effort a. outlandish is most similar to 354. b. b. facile is most similar to a. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 347. c. ravenous violent voluble rambunctious 350. c.
d. d. unmitigated is most similar to 368. c. b. c. c. c. knell is most similar to a. d. conundrum festival rampart confuse 75 . b. b. c. b. soporiﬁc is most similar to a. praise tax burden berate 360. extol is most similar to a. d. c. juvenile drunken delightful hypnotic 363. copse hill toll rattle 362. b. veritable is most similar to 367. d. iterate is most similar to a. c. apropos is most similar to 366. d. c. volume essence summit deliverance a. c. c. knack is most similar to 365. b. d. c. c. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 359. audacious unpersuasive utter dense a. b. d. b. edict is most similar to 370. opportune unexpected misspoken idea a. false disgusting pending novice 361. abeyant is most similar to a. unsettled repeat impoverish announce 364. deep authentic ancient irascible a. b. epitome is most similar to 369. d. bulwark is most similar to a. bruise ability keepsake scoundrel a. b. b. b. d. decree vacate correction destiny a. d.
pedantic is most similar to 374. d. expiation is most similar to a. c. d. c. deliberate fatiguing villainous habitual 372. d. bumptious is most similar to 375. b. b. b. c. backward arrogant clumsy rugged a. ﬂagitious is most similar to a. pedestrian arduous ﬁckle consequential a. breathing immigration divergence atonement 76 . d. inveigle is most similar to a. cajole complexity hoodwink distress 373.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 371. b. d. c. c. b.
b. b. glib means marked by ease and lacking depth and substance 77 . a. one meaning of gambit is a calculated move.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 341. to feign means to assert as if true. a feat is a courageous deed 351. c. voracious and ravenous mean having a huge appetite 356. absurd means ridiculously unreasonable 349. a ﬁasco is a complete failure. a fellow is an equal in rank. a chasm is a deep split in the earth. outlandish means extremely out of the ordinary. d. or a disaster 346. or a member of the same group 345. a. culmination means the act of reaching the highest point. c. realization means the act of bringing into concrete existence 352. one meaning of civil is involving the general public 344. d. to scowl means to have an angry expression 342. a. a ploy is a tactic 355. auspicious means marked by favorable signs 354. d. a. or irregular 343. or to pretend 353. b. b. erratic means lacking regularity. c. facile means easily achieved and often lacking sincerity. an exploit is a notable or heroic act. c. a peer is a person belonging to the same group. to glare means to stare angrily. expertise and mastery both mean special skills or knowledge 348. to pine means to long for. or decisive action. c. or to crave 350. or a gorge 347.
to toll means to sound in long measured strokes. to extol means to praise highly 366. to knell means to sound in an ominous manner. utter means total or absolute 363. unmitigated means offering little chance of change or relief. c. to eschew means to avoid habitually. a. or authentic 362. c. to iterate means to say or do again. abeyant means in a period of temporary inactivity. or a rampart 371. essence is the real or very basic nature of something 364. c. or unimaginative.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 357. veritable means not false or imagined. apropos means being both relevant and appropriate. d. b. d. to abscond means to depart secretly. pedantic means ostentatiously or narrowly learned. one meaning of pedestrian is commonplace or unimaginative 78 . b. a decree is an order with the force of the law 365. or pending 367. a. hypnotic means tending to produce sleep 369. a. a knack is a special ability 360. soporiﬁc means causing sleep. or to repeat 370. an edict is an ofﬁcial proclamation. both words are used to describe the ringing of bells 368. b. a bulwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense. or to abstain 358. b. c. c. opportune means occurring at an appropriate time 361. an epitome is a typical or ideal example. to ﬂee means to run away 359. a. or absolute.
c. atonement means reparation for an offense or injury 374. ﬂagitious means marked by outrageous crime or vice.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 372. a. to inveigle means to win over with ﬂattery. to cajole means to persuade with ﬂattery 79 . arrogant means disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth 373. bumptious means noisily self-assertive. b. d. villainous means having the characteristics of a deliberate criminal or scoundrel 375. expiation means the act of making atonement.
d. c. alienate luxurious bleach stall a. b. d. expansive is most dissimilar to a. 376. forced is most dissimilar to 380. foster is most dissimilar to a. simple rapid foolish verbose a.11 Antonyms Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. b. c. b. prudent is most dissimilar to 379. d. discourage believe heal brag . b. acquaint is most dissimilar to 381. generous honest narrow troublesome 377. d. malignant converse cautious malicious 378. b. b. c. c. d. d. benign is most dissimilar to a. c. c. quick solid trusting natural a.
venerable is most a. inﬁrm 390. abolish is most dissimilar to a. clumsy b. b. dexterous is most dissimilar to a. b. invisible stubborn unadvisable special 392. b. heartless attentive speedy unaware 82 . c. deviant is most dissimilar to 389. c. d. ritual argument collect accord 385. aerate is most dissimilar to a. c. b. argue placate suffocate destroy 383. b. b. b. saline c. b. d. c. c. d. b. daunt is most dissimilar to a. c. vote punish avoid establish a. complete insufﬁcient quiet supple a. precious 393. sophomoric d. impervious b. rancor is most dissimilar to 384. constant c. paucity is most dissimilar to a. heedless is most dissimilar to a. ample is most dissimilar to 388. winding careful normal sad dissimilar to a. d. d. d. tractable is most dissimilar to a. craft embrace shun infer 391. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 382. c. c. d. forsake is most dissimilar to a. b. d. excess certainty timidity beauty 387. cunning d. calm believe inspirit dispel 386. d. d. c.
rare c. b. resplendent is most a. b. d. banner is most dissimilar to 395. unalloyed is most a. c. b. c. c. delightful 397. sagacity is most dissimilar to a. d. dyspeptic is most dissimilar to 399. cluster 396. disarming c. puritan professional aesthete conniver a. d. c. incredulity belligerence stupidity tolerance dissimilar to a. c. onerous is most dissimilar to a. disastrous 401. b. honest b. discalced is most dissimilar to dissimilar to a. unsightly 405. wander d. d. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 394. impure c. scurrilous is most a. confuse c. c. pulchritudinous is most 398. forgettable casual unrestrained unwitting 402. satisfactory 404. confederate is most dissimilar to a. calculated measured inclined shod 403. d. trusting functional euphoric talented 83 . rest discourage bless dwindle dissimilar to a. paciﬁst b. b. enemy b. dismayed b. b. d. peaceful d. c. dilettante is most dissimilar to a. circumspect d. smooth d. b. illuminated b. permissive easy unforgiving public dissimilar to a. dowdy d. abound is most dissimilar to 400. decent c.
praise present dull rough 408. c. craven is most dissimilar to a. stalwart release distinguished comfortable 84 . d. c. nobility lineage directness dullness a. dedication demolition ﬂood problem a. c. c. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 406. reliction is most dissimilar to 409. b. lambent is most dissimilar to a. d. villenage is most dissimilar to 410. brief exquisite reasonable distinct 407. b. d. b. b. d. prolix is most dissimilar to a. b. d.
therefore normal is the most dissimilar 384. narrow means restricted 380. to discourage means to deprive of courage or conﬁdence 382. to foster means to encourage. stubborn means difﬁcult to handle or manage 387. expansive means sizeable or extensive. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 376. to abolish means to do away with entirely. one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition. malicious means marked by mischievous impulse 381. forced means produced with effort. c. or capacity. scope. to establish means to bring into existence 385. to suffocate means to deprive of oxygen 85 . c. dexterous means skillful with the hands. or grace 388. ample means more than adequate in size. natural means uncultivated or spontaneous 378. one meaning of to embrace is to welcome or include 386. prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment. b. deviant means departing from the established norm. c. to acquaint means to get to know or to become friendly. to alienate means to cause unfriendliness or hostility 379. foolish means marked by a lack of good sense or prudence 377. nimbleness. a. d. a. d. therefore. or abnormal. tractable means easily handled or managed. b. a. insufﬁcient is the most dissimilar 383. d. to forsake means to renounce. to aerate means to supply with oxygen. or sufﬁcient. b. clumsy means lacking dexterity.
c. excess means ample quantity 393. dowdy means not neat or attractive in appearance. b. a confederate is an ally or accomplice. venerable means impressive by reason of age. or harmony 391. d. sagacity means wisdom. therefore forgettable is the most dissimilar 402. shod means wearing shoes 86 . therefore impure is the most dissimilar 401. to daunt means to lessen the courage of. or shabby 397. d. an enemy is an opponent 396. heedless means inconsiderate or thoughtless. d. therefore easy is the most dissimilar 398. onerous means burdensome or troublesome. sophomoric means poorly informed and immature 390. unalloyed means pure. c. to inspirit means to give vigor or courage 392. b. a professional is a person who engages in a pursuit as a profession 400. c. c. a. a dilettante is a person having a superﬁcial interest in an art or branch or knowledge. or unforgettable.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 389. discalced means barefoot. stupidity means a lack of wisdom 399. resplendent means characterized by glowing splendor. to dwindle means to become steadily less 395. a. b. a. banner means distinguished from all others in excellence. paucity means smallness of number. to abound means to be present in great numbers. attentive means heedful or mindful of the comfort of others 394. rancor means bitter ill-will. one meaning of accord is balanced interrelationship. b.
c. b. nobility means the noble class. prolix means unduly prolonged. dyspeptic means showing a sour disposition. scurrilous means given to using foul language. dull means lacking in brightness or shine 87 .501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 403. decent means conforming to standards of propriety 404. or crass. euphoric means marked by feeling or well-being 406. c. unsightly means not pleasing to the sight. stalwart means marked by outstanding strength or vigor 409. lambent means softly bright or radiant. c. or ugly 405. craven means cowardly. pulchritudinous means marked by physical beauty. a. d. ﬂood means the rising and overﬂow of a body of water onto dry land 407. therefore brief is the most dissimilar 410. a. a. or gentry 408. villenage means the peasant or commoner class. reliction means the gradual recession of water leaving the land dry.
b. c. b.12 Synonyms Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided. b. c. c. c. diffuse point force dissuade a. alike strange polite alkaline . b. elevate 416. d. d. lessen mention afﬁx hoist a. d. c. trek consider consolidate bound a. stockpile burrow mine dessert 413. b. homogeneous a. c. d. d. score discuss nominate ensure 412. heed 414. appoint a. 411. edge 415. d. b. hoard a.
hub 423. d. shrug irritate devour avoid a. d. c. devastating cowardly clever muniﬁcent 421. c. b. c. c. ﬂaunt a. 419. contiguous a. counsel elder center extension a. massive mindful tasteful ﬂashy a. d. gaudy 428. b. b. b. erratic angry tired pronounced a. c. b. d. ﬂex a. b. d. d. pronounce reign equal ﬂirt 420. b. d. catching divided adjoining circumstantial 90 . aﬁcionado a. b. c. loom 426. d. c. dastardly a. c. conceal parade trust fray 418. tame 424. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 417. c. d. c. b. irk lost evasive pushy submissive a. bend binge rid consume 425. c. d. d. ﬁtful 427. disappear cut surface teach a. c. b. b. d. tantalize a. novice trickster devotee agent 422.
travesty 440. buffet 439.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 429. c. d. wheedle a. c. b. d. c. b. b. c. b. swindler 435. b. c. admonish a. retreat deceive plead question 432. d. c. bristle a. mien a. b. mine clumsiness complication poise 433. c. d. d. protect barricade armoire strike a. charlatan expert divinity debonair a. d. c. c. b. carriage average vicious disguise 91 . dissipate create hate state 434. laud decorate caution admire 431. b. d. d. liar defender failure admirer a. c. b. c. b. rogue 436. b. aplomb a. confusion mockery disaster speculation a. knave wander buffoon color a. d. d. d. c. proxy 438. spasm closeness delegate court a. apologist 437. aver a. aloof seethe wave doubt 430. d. b.
b. governor vessel witch lawyer a. b. d. sepulture 448. pococurante a. b. c. explosion recession achievement blessing 443. d. d. b. aegis 447. escarpment a. c. medicine adage speculation resistance a. c. d. burial parasite verse sermon a. c. respect bluster denial solemnity 442. b. d. d. d. c. b. warning cliff campsite tomb 445. b. c. banker priest judge astronomer 92 . d. superstition reference sponsorship archive a. paroxysm 446. conundrum ﬁt contraction spite a. c. harridan 449. b. d. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 441. native hot blasé hidden 444. b. d. grandiloquence a. c. plutocrat a. fulmination a. c. c. apothegm 450.
tame means deﬁcient in spirit or courage. to ﬂaunt means to display ostentatiously or impudently. erratic means lacking regularity 422. to loom means to come into sight in enlarged or distorted form. gaudy means ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented. a. d. a. to parade means to exhibit ostentatiously 424. or alike 417. or to consider 412. c. b. c. a. b. ﬂashy means ostentatious or showy 423. to heed means to pay attention to. to hoard means to gather a hidden supply. a hub is a center of activity 418. 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 elevate means to lift up. homogeneous means descended from the same ancestral type. to appoint means to name ofﬁcially. to hoist means to raise into position 414. to ﬂex means to bend 93 . a. to stockpile means accumulate a reserve of something 416. or submissive 419. often to a position. a. d. ﬁtful means having intermittent or irregular character. to surface means to come to the surface or into view 421. b. d.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 411. c. to nominate means to appoint or propose for ofﬁce 415. or raise.
c. to buffet means to strike repeatedly 434. to wheedle means to inﬂuence using soft words or ﬂattery. or a fraud 430. or a delegate 433. an apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defense of a cause. a proxy is a person who has the power to act for another. a. c. b. b. or poise 94 . to admonish means to express warning in a gentle manner. a rogue is a dishonest person. contiguous means touching along a boundary or point. c. a travesty is a distorted or grossly inferior imitation. d. or to caution 437. c. a swindler is a person who takes money or property through fraud or deceit. an aﬁcionado is a fan. aplomb means complete composure or self-assurance. c. to tantalize means to tease by presenting something desirable. a. to bristle is to take on an aggressive or angry appearance. adjoining means joining at a point or line 429. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 425. dastardly means despicably mean or cowardly 427. d. to ﬂirt means to behave amorously without serious intent 426. d. a charlatan is a person who pretends to have knowledge or ability. a knave is a tricky deceitful person 431. to seethe means to experience violent internal agitation 436. or a defender 432. or a devotee 428. a mockery is an insincere or contemptible imitation 435. b. to plead means to entreat or appeal earnestly 438.
c. grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence. aegis means protection. c. or to state 440. an escarpment is a long cliff or a steep slope 450.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 439. or a witch 445. b. or sponsorship 443. an adage is a saying that embodies a common observation 446. to aver means to declare positively. a plutocrat is one who rules by virtue of wealth. one meaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech 447. a banker is one who engages in the business of ﬁnance 95 . or a ﬁt 442. sepulture means burial 444. an apothegm is a short. a. carriage means manner of holding one’s body. d. a. pococurante means indifferent or nonchalant. a fulmination is a sudden or loud noise. a. or posture 441. b. c. b. b. mien means appearance or demeanor. pithy saying. a. a paroxysm is an attack or convulsion. a harridan is a shrew. blasé means apathetic to pleasure 449. or an explosion 448.
c. c. c. b. b. retain snub imprison display 452. c. continue laudable anticipated careless a. 451. d. c. c. b. d. waive a. b. b. rebate demonstrate forget despise . d. conserve 456. aloof previous following dismissive a. d. compost clarify ignore restore 453. recall a. d. erode a. abrupt 455. waste silence liberal complicate a. subsequent 454.13 Antonyms Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the word provided. d. b.
curved disinclination careful lustrous a. d. d. d. d. brusque a. b. b. b. c. b. dormant 463. c. joyful inhospitable anguished rude 459. solvent a. c. b. force genuine deny verify 462. c. d. b. bent 468. d. kind urbane sensitive gentle 461. soggy confusing broke critical 458. cold opulent gracious suspect 460. d. c. c. d. c. release explanation thinness ignominy 98 . callow a. blame hide query uphold a. c. lengthen soothe hurry demolish a. cachet a. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 457. disconsolate a. clever active dreamy invisible a. c. b. intelligent unruly unreachable pale a. c. d. impromptu 466. c. b. d. denigrate 467. b. docile 465. d. b. rehearsed bizarre foolish disarming a. procrastinate 464. d. c. countenance a. b.
d. horrible ﬁerce greedy modest a. ebullient 479. honest healthy simple rural 472. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 469. evince 475. halcyon 480. fragrance ease admiration trust 471. c. short tame strict distant a. d. d. obtrusive advanced tempestuous unscientiﬁc a. d. odium a. b. b. b. c. c. d. c. d. obstreperous 478. b. c. c. hilly exhilarating confounded advantageous 473. iniquitous 477. facultative a. d. d. coddle admiration silence clarity 99 . d. compulsory insipid pending decisive 474. d. servant teacher disapproval rustic 470. b. c. imprimatur a. mephitic a. b. d. vainglorious 476. persiﬂage a. aggressive acrid unjust glum a. b. platitudinous a. d. c. c. b. virtuous complacent equal virulent a. b. c. b. b. b. c. convince hallow hide interpret a.
to conserve means to keep safe or preserve. to denigrate means to deny the importance of something. to uphold means to support or to elevate 462. to retain means to keep 455. b. d. or to belittle. to waive means to give up voluntarily. c. anticipated means expected 453. c. b. one meaning of solvent is able to pay all debts. c. which is the opposite of active 458. a. subsequent means following in time or order. previous means going before in time or order 452. dormant means temporarily inactive. to procrastinate means to delay or put off. a disinclination is a slight aversion 463. unruly means not easily managed or disciplined 460. which is the opposite of to waste 454. d. or sudden. docile means easily taught.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 451. broke means penniless 100 . rehearsed means trained or practiced 461. abrupt means occurring without warning. c. b. a. to restore means to bring back to an original state 456. impromptu means unplanned or unrehearsed. a. which is the opposite of to hurry 459. to erode means to wear away. which is the opposite of to forget 457. a bent is a strong inclination or capacity. b. to recall means to remember.
iniquitous means wicked. to deny means to refuse to grant 468.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 464. obstreperous means stubbornly resistant to control or unruly. a mephitic environment would be unhealthy. callow means unsophisticated. virtuous means morally excellent 472. urbane means sophisticated 467. to evince means to display clearly or reveal. mephitic means relating to a foul. d. d. vainglorious means boastful. disconsolate means cheerless or dejected. ebullient means lively or enthusiastic. tempestuous means turbulent or stormy 475. so healthy is its opposite 101 . admiration means a feeling of delighted approval 477. b. ignominy means disgrace 469. a. which is the opposite of to hide 470. b. noxious exhalation from the earth. glum means dreary or gloomy 474. odium means hatred and condemnation. to countenance means to extend approval or sanction. halcyon means calm or peaceful. imprimatur means sanction or approval. a. d. which is the opposite of modest 471. b. which is the opposite of joyful 465. c. gracious means marked by charm and good taste 466. c. c. c. tame means docile or submissive 473. c. cachet means prestige. therefore disapproval is the most dissimilar 476. c. brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of being ungracious.
501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 478. compulsory means mandatory. facultative means optional. persiﬂage means frivolous talk. c. or not optional 480. platitudinous means full of or characterized by banal. b. exhilarating means refreshing or exciting 479. therefore silence is the most dissimilar 102 . a. trite remarks.
b. d. idiom is most similar to 14 a. d. perform decide wonder dismiss a. a. c. d. a. b. cheap frivolous release civilized delay risk monitor deny 483. b. light beg motion hear stupidity recipe fastener expression 482. d. b.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. beckon is most similar to 484. earnest is most dissimilar to 485. c. accelerate is most dissimilar to a. d. c. c. engross is most similar to a. b. d. fatten absorb disgust destroy . c. 481. execute is most similar to 486. c. b.
contrite is most similar to 489. hector decorate establish suspect 497. c. b. perﬁdy is most similar to 492. b. c. shy d. hubris is most similar to dissimilar to a. impervious is most 493. b. kind b. unprepared c. b. d. d. inexperienced b. brood is most similar to a. incompleteness ideal betrayal braggart 104 . pliant cruel sincere rubbery a. b.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 487. wander direction progeny tribe a. c. penurious is most a. c. c. d. lenient c. beset is most similar to 490. d. d. b. d. unctuous is most dissimilar to a. injurious d. d. conversant is most dissimilar to a. relaxed 498. depress inspire clarify desire 495. disastrous c. c. d. c. b. prone d. brief malicious banal rueful 496. bemuse is most dissimilar to a. b. staunch is most similar to a. d. earth pride humility sorrow 494. crow ﬁght distress hamper a. c. faithful strict biased political dissimilar to a. generous b. b. unpretentious 491. balk is most similar to a. c. perfect 488.
c. b. fustigate is most dissimilar to a. d. account attribution cure description a. paste bread bauble pirouette 500.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 499. bagatelle is most similar to a. d. d. ascription is most similar to 501. b. inveigle investigate explain praise 105 . c. c. b.
prone means having a tendency or inclination. c. d. one meaning of to execute is to carry out fully. b. therefore sincere is the most dissimilar 493. b. to hamper means to impede or restrain 490. or insincere. frivolous means lacking in seriousness 483. a. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions Answers 481. conversant means having knowledge or experience with. b. a. hubris means exaggerated pride or self-conﬁdence 106 . unctuous means marked by a smug or false earnestness. or faithful 492. one meaning of to absorb is to engage or engross wholly 487. an idiom is an expression that is unique either grammatically or in meaning 485. to beckon means to signal or summon with a wave or a nod. impervious means to be incapable of being affected or disturbed. or being likely 488. therefore inexperienced is the most dissimilar 491. one meaning of to perform is to carry out 484. to accelerate means to cause to move faster. c. one meaning of to balk is to check or to stop. to motion means to gesture 482. a. a. a brood is the young of an animal or a family of young. c. d. progeny is the offspring of animals or plants 489. staunch means steadfast in loyalty or principle. earnest means grave or serious. to engross means to occupy completely. to delay means to move or act slowly 486.
a bagatelle is a triﬂe (something of little value or importance). or to bewilder. to clarify means to make free from confusion 495. which is the opposite of to praise 501. a. source. d. perﬁdy means an act of disloyalty. b. or author. to bemuse means to make confused. rueful means regretful 496. c.501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 494. c. a. to beset means to trouble or harass. contrite means penitent for sin or failing. or betrayal 499. ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause. attribution means the act of explaining by indicating a cause. c. or the act of ascribing a work to a particular author or artist 500. which is the opposite of generous 498. penurious means given to extreme stinginess or frugality. to hector means to intimidate or harass 497. a bauble is a trinket or a triﬂe 107 . d. to fustigate means to criticize severely.
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