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501 Synonym & Antonym Questions

501
Synonym & Antonym
Questions

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Synonyms

Which of these words is closest in meaning to the word


provided?
1. remote

4. predict

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

automatic
distant
savage
mean

2. detest

a.
b.
c.
d.

argue
hate
discover
reveal

3. gracious

a.
b.
c.
d.

pretty
clever
pleasant
present

foretell
decide
prevent
discover

5. kin

a.
b.
c.
d.

exult
twist
friend
relative

6. pensive

a.
b.
c.
d.

oppressed
caged
thoughtful
happy

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7. banish

13. simulate

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

exile
hate
fade
clean

8. fraud

a.
b.
c.
d.

14. charisma

malcontent
argument
imposter
clown

a.
b.
c.
d.

9. saccharine

a.
b.
c.
d.

leave
sweet
arid
quit

a.
b.
c.
d.

sleepy
crush
proud
pull

a.
b.
c.
d.

general
cheap
fresh
elderly

17. qualm

incredulous
merry
revolting
dizzy

a.
b.
c.
d.

12. indifferent

a.
b.
c.
d.

divide
decide
cut
squabble

16. generic

11. jovial

a.
b.
c.
d.

ghost
force
charm
courage

15. apportion

10. drag

a.
b.
c.
d.

excite
imitate
trick
apelike

distress
impunity
persevere
scruple

18. wary

neutral
unkind
precious
mean

a.
b.
c.
d.

calm
curved
confused
cautious

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19. distort

25. reverie

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

wrong
evil
deform
harm

20. sumptuous

a.
b.
c.
d.

26. loot

delirious
gorgeous
perilous
luxurious

a.
b.
c.
d.

21. reel

a.
b.
c.
d.

destruction
waste
spoils
cavort

27. loquacious

whirl
sh
hit
mistake

a.
b.
c.
d.

22. inscrutable

a.
b.
c.
d.

palimpsest
phantom
daydream
curio

talkative
thirsty
beautiful
complicated

28. chimera

difcult
mysterious
inexible
wary

a.
b.
c.
d.

chimney
protest
illusion
panache

23. appall

29. temerity

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

delirious
covered
dismay
confuse

24. upright

a.
b.
c.
d.

audacity
fearfulness
shyness
stupidity

30. educe

honorable
horizontal
humble
supine

a.
b.
c.
d.

demand
elicit
ideal
unlawful

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31. nabob

34. louche

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

bigwig
doubter
frolic
converse

32. pall

a.
b.
c.
d.

35. stentorian

light
satiate
carry
horror

a.
b.
c.
d.

33. sacrosanct

a.
b.
c.
d.

gauche
ne
brilliant
indecent

prayer
sanctuary
pious
sacred

violent
misbegotten
loud
stealthy

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Antonyms

Which of these words is most nearly the opposite of the


word provided?
36. withdraw

a.
b.
c.
d.

reduce
need
advance
want

37. secret

a.
b.
c.
d.

friendly
covert
hidden
overt

38. heartfelt

a.
b.
c.
d.

loving
insincere
unhealthy
humorous

39. impartial

a.
b.
c.
d.

hostile
biased
dislike
worried

40. luminous

a.
b.
c.
d.

clear
dim
brittle
clever

41. awe

a.
b.
c.
d.

borrow
shallow
low
contempt

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42. pit

a.
b.
c.
d.

48. malodorous

group
peak
select
marry

a.
b.
c.
d.

43. rotund

a.
b.
c.
d.

49. expound

round
unimportant
thin
dull

a.
b.
c.
d.

44. talent

a.
b.
c.
d.

besmirch
confuse
conne
condemn

50. pique

ungrateful
silent
show
inability

a.
b.
c.
d.

45. common

a.
b.
c.
d.

acrid
pungent
fragrant
delicious

value
gully
smooth
soothe

51. abate

strange
uneasy
quick
fast

a.
b.
c.
d.

free
augment
provoke
wane

46. brazen

52. dearth

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

bashful
boisterous
noisy
heated

lack
poverty
abundance
foreign

47. expect

53. peaked

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

attend
regret
despair
loathe

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tired
arrogant
pointy
ruddy

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54. abridge

60. irascible

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

shorten
extend
stress
easy

55. kindle

a.
b.
c.
d.

61. approbate

smother
detest
enemy
discourage

a.
b.
c.
d.

56. meager

a.
b.
c.
d.

ingratitude
condemn
dissatisfaction
master

62. supercilious

kind
generous
thoughtful
copious

a.
b.
c.
d.

57. philistine

a.
b.
c.
d.

determined
placid
reasonable
pliant

unimportant
relevant
serious
meek

63. improvident

novice
intellectual
pious
debutante

a.
b.
c.
d.

cautious
fortunate
proven
intelligent

58. zenith

64. demur

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

worst
apex
nadir
past

59. germane

a.
b.
c.
d.

embrace
crude
boisterous
falter

65. fatuous

irrelevant
indifferent
impartial
improvident

a.
b.
c.
d.

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crafty
frugal
sensible
inane

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66. quiescent

a.
b.
c.
d.

69. matutinal

lackadaisical
active
dull
prescient

a.
b.
c.
d.

67. sartorial

a.
b.
c.
d.

70. impecunious

cheerful
sincere
inelegant
homespun

a.
b.
c.
d.

68. sapient

a.
b.
c.
d.

paternal
crepuscular
maritime
marsupial

hunched
strong
simple
simian

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wealthy
cautious
hungry
tardy

3
Synonyms

Select the word that most nearly means the word


provided.
71. modest most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

attractive
clever
current
humble

72. custom most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

dessert
habit
ethic
deliver

73. prolong most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

extend
inquire
relax
wait

74. hustle most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

dance
hurry
busy
clean

75. solemn most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

amusing
harmful
speech
serious

76. imply most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

suggest
stab
thick
destroy

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77. ramble most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

83. congregate most nearly

knot
confuse
wander
wonder

means
a. worship
b. gather
c. disturb
d. hurry

78. benecial most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

help
advantageous
charity
wise

84. utter most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

express
defer
borrow
laugh

79. are most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

judicial
temper
style
blaze

85. fearless most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

powerful
cowardly
brave
careful

80. negligent most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

pajamas
morbid
careless
dark

86. negligible most nearly

means
a. insignicant
b. arguable
c. careless
d. dark

81. aloof most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

above
tidy
clever
reserved

87. placid most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

82. resolve most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

turn
puzzle
decide
want

calm
lazy
solemn
devious

88. rake most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

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thin
scoundrel
gentleman
shovel

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89. dupe most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

95. fetter most nearly means

rancher
trick
simpleton
drug

a.
b.
c.
d.

90. stigma most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

96. agrant most nearly means

stain
trial
difculty
holiness

a.
b.
c.
d.

91. reside most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

remain
home
dwell
sediment

a.
b.
c.
d.

quiet
sneaky
lurking
greedy

a.
b.
c.
d.

scold
push
try
punish

99. meld most nearly means

endure
hate
attendance
live

a.
b.
c.
d.

94. shrewd most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

relieve
blend
defend
confuse

98. rail most nearly means

93. abide most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

vibrant
glaring
vicious
pleasant

97. mitigate most nearly means

92. covetous most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

rancid
praise
hamper
persist

character
distinction
blend
rmness

100. rally most nearly means

intractable
mean
astute
intelligent

a.
b.
c.
d.

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demonstrate
muster
course
truly

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101. abject most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

106. churlish most nearly means

indigent
desire
despondent
extreme

a.
b.
c.
d.

102. bespoke most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

childish
boorish
tempestuous
disorderly

107. antediluvian most nearly

gentle
quiet
tailored
handsome

means
a. antiquated
b. parched
c. nonsectarian
d. nonsensical

103. difdent most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

apathetic
shy
arrogant
quarrelsome

108. picayune most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

petty
spicy
paltry
southern

104. proffer most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

mendicant
wastrel
predict
tender

109. smite most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

ee
speck
dirt
strike

105. mordant most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

dead
gruesome
fetid
caustic

110. winnow most nearly means

a.
b.
c.
d.

20

carve
wind
weed
carry

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Antonyms

Select the word that is most opposite to the word


provided.
111. detain is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

release
silence
forget
prosper

112. famous is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

boring
poor
obscure
untalented

113. colossal is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

easy
tiny
graceful
roof

114. uid is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

solid
liquid
afraid
decent

115. continue is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

curve
argue
carry
pause

116. labor is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

amuse
cat
rest
strive

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117. brawny is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

123. aunt is most opposite to

swift
weak
strong
pale

a.
b.
c.
d.

118. ckle is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

124. heal is most opposite to

steady
kind
please
nagle

a.
b.
c.
d.

119. inept is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

clumsy
infer
competent
foolish

a.
b.
c.
d.

turning
wavy
unimportant
clear

a.
b.
c.
d.

dirty
cheerful
clean
risen

127. assure is most opposite to

swore
pious
unfortunate
lucky

a.
b.
c.
d.

122. candid is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

excite
land
coddle
unhand

126. sullen is most opposite to

121. cursed is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

sew
foot
good
maim

125. pacify is most opposite to

120. pivotal is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

regard
sink
hide
propose

alarm
reassure
quiet
unsure

128. fallacious is most opposite to

unkind
blunt
valid
dishonest

a.
b.
c.
d.

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perfect
truthful
accidental
disarming

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129. gumption is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

seriousness
apathy
levity
despair

a.
b.
c.
d.

130. ecstasy is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

135. obtuse is most opposite to

slim
acute
opaque
thick

136. obsequious is most

hate
agony
languor
fatigue

opposite to
a. clear
b. clever
c. domineering
d. dandied

131. astute is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

distraught
careful
generous
gullible

137. doleful is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

empty
rich
witty
vivacious

132. winsome is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

dour
attractive
mysterious
clever

138. wanton is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

merciful
repast
brilliant
vicious

133. droll is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

forget
charm
sedate
absurd

139. banal is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

sincere
wealthy
extraordinary
trustworthy

134. enigmatic is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

healthy
watchful
disastrous
obvious

140. lugubrious is most

opposite to
a. quick
b. cheerful
c. salubrious
d. dry

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141. perspicacious is most

146. parsimony is most opposite to

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

a.
b.
c.
d.

generosity
sinfulness
verbosity
tenderness

147. truculent is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

142. elan is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

inelegance
stupidity
obscure
despair

faltering
gentle
facile
submissive

148. spurious is most opposite to


143. recondite is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

manifest
exible
provident
sociable

a.
b.
c.
d.

disingenuous
thoughtless
placid
genuine

149. welter is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

144. gainsay is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

regret
own
prudent
prude

order
freeze
patron
sustain

150. eclat is most opposite to


145. efuvium is most opposite to

a.
b.
c.
d.

land
essential
fragrance
solid

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a.
b.
c.
d.

apathy
dullness
silence
disinterest

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Answers
111. a. to detain means to hold or keep back; to release means to let go
112. c. famous means widely known; obscure means little known
113. b. colossal means incredibly large, therefore tiny is the opposite
114. a. a uid is a substance that ows; a solid does not ow
115. d. to continue means to act without interruption; to pause means

to stop temporarily
116. c. to labor means to work; to rest means to cease working
117. b. brawny means muscled or strong, therefore weak is the

opposite
118. a. ckle means to lack steadiness, therefore steady is the opposite
119. c. inept means to lack competence, therefore competent is the

opposite
120. c. pivotal means very important, or crucial, therefore

unimportant is the opposite


121. d. cursed means to be the subject of misfortune, or to be unlucky,

therefore lucky is the opposite


122. d. candid means to be frank, or honest, therefore dishonest is the

opposite
123. c. to aunt means to display showily, or to show off, therefore

hide is the opposite


124. d. to heal means to restore to health; to maim means to injure
125. a. to pacify means to soothe, or calm, therefore excite is the

opposite

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5
Synonyms

Which of these words most nearly means the word


provided?
151. deplete

a.
b.
c.
d.

decorate
beg
exhaust
hurry

154. cheat

a.
b.
c.
d.

stingy
argue
freckle
defraud

152. voluntary

155. miserable

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

willing
charity
prisoner
careless

153. refute

a.
b.
c.
d.

garbage
deny
offer
difcult

cruel
wrong
unhappy
miss

156. vintage

a.
b.
c.
d.

classic
alcoholic
disease
spoiled

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157. tart

a.
b.
c.
d.

163. imperial

law
acid
angry
desirable

a.
b.
c.
d.

158. corner

a.
b.
c.
d.

164. diffuse

display
trap
paint
hurry

a.
b.
c.
d.

159. zest

a.
b.
c.
d.

gusto
cram
worry
trial

a.
b.
c.
d.

tired
climb
decrease
bargain

a.
b.
c.
d.

dormant
recent
effeminate
desirable

167. wretched

force
block
hinder
discredit

a.
b.
c.
d.

162. throng

a.
b.
c.
d.

lose
loose
despair
check

166. latent

161. impel

a.
b.
c.
d.

difcult
scatter
incomprehensible
unplug

165. hinder

160. haggle

a.
b.
c.
d.

bratty
oppressive
regal
beautiful

twisted
forced
miserable
increased

168. irksome

garment
bell
mass
weight

a.
b.
c.
d.

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outrageous
fearsome
impoverished
annoying

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169. regulate

175. lissome

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

even
police
ow
position

slow
honest
supple
dull

170. warrant

176. misprize

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

justify
burrow
hide
integrity

despise
devalue
erroneous
covet

171. protract

177. impugn

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

hire
fold
delay
corner

172. lax

a.
b.
c.
d.

178. supervene

ensure
slack
servant
strive

a.
b.
c.
d.

173. rigor

a.
b.
c.
d.

intervene
overreach
displace
follow

179. exigent

austerity
rope
x
excess

a.
b.
c.
d.

174. discrete

a.
b.
c.
d.

imply
fret
assail
recalcitrant

urgent
treatise
miser
expedient

180. fervid

leave
diminish
squander
distinct

a.
b.
c.
d.

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delightful
difcult
obstinate
ardent

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181. ersatz

a.
b.
c.
d.

184. propinquity

chaotic
articial
impromptu
vague

a.
b.
c.
d.

182. redolent

a.
b.
c.
d.

185. vociferous

ubiquitous
odorous
shy
bellicose

a.
b.
c.
d.

183. turpitude

a.
b.
c.
d.

habit
nearness
capacity
tendency

lethargy
honor
belligerence
depravity

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numerous
bountiful
strident
garrulous

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Antonyms

Which word is most dissimilar in meaning to the word


provided?
186. gracious

a.
b.
c.
d.

cordial
rude
furious
tactile

187. valor

a.
b.
c.
d.

cowardice
false
drop
heavy

188. severe

a.
b.
c.
d.

lenient
cautious
join
one

189. imaginative

a.
b.
c.
d.

playful
written
small
dull

190. knowing

a.
b.
c.
d.

wasteful
dense
clumsy
fast

191. animosity

a.
b.
c.
d.

love
plantlike
barren
tiny

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192. exact

a.
b.
c.
d.

198. tacit

join
sympathetic
incorrect
whole

a.
b.
c.
d.

193. extravagant

a.
b.
c.
d.

grand
dictated
illicit
messy

199. repudiate

unknown
homebody
punctual
moderate

a.
b.
c.
d.

argue
soften
slander
admit

194. stamina

200. pristine

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

weakness
clear
decisive
calmness

195. rough

a.
b.
c.
d.

201. concede

tumble
sleek
fast
distant

a.
b.
c.
d.

196. garner

a.
b.
c.
d.

free
sullied
wide
thorough

sit
withstand
dismiss
elaborate

202. placate

unravel
mar
squander
tarnish

a.
b.
c.
d.

appease
strip
tremendous
enrage

197. prodigal

203. popular

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

thrifty
secondary
distant
squalid

42

empty
uncommon
famous
feisty

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204. felicitous

a.
b.
c.
d.

210. adroit

morbid
boorish
inopportune
delightful

a.
b.
c.
d.

205. austere

a.
b.
c.
d.

211. mite

lavish
unfavorable
light
devout

a.
b.
c.
d.

206. insipid

a.
b.
c.
d.

cold
brave
exciting
bashful

a.
b.
c.
d.

sober
spendthrift
mute
miser

a.
b.
c.
d.

sage
elevated
possess
dismiss

214. specious

Celsius
inordinate
lukewarm
safely

a.
b.
c.
d.

209. nebulous

a.
b.
c.
d.

nocturnal
special
despicable
hellish

213. reprobate

208. temperate

a.
b.
c.
d.

weakness
tend
bulk
drive

212. supernal

207. wastrel

a.
b.
c.
d.

clumsy
left
diplomatic
unpersuasive

genuine
logical
common
deliberate

215. effete

cloudy
dim
distinct
desirable

a.
b.
c.
d.

43

conquer
proper
prosperous
civilized

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216. rabble

a.
b.
c.
d.

219. parvenu

order
clear
open
union

a.
b.
c.
d.

217. protean

a.
b.
c.
d.

220. lapidarian

unformed
unchanging
elaborate
selective

a.
b.
c.
d.

218. vertiginous

a.
b.
c.
d.

wallower
highway
melody
plan

horizontal
litigious
constant
lowly

44

square
secular
pasture
inelegant

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

a.
b.
c.
d.

manic
calm
tasty
suspicious

222. inrm is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

hospital
weak
short
fortitude

223. cautious is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

reasonable
careful
illogical
reckless

224. lure is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

tickle
decoy
resist
suspect

225. perilous is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

disciplined
similar
safe
honest

226. isolation is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

fear
plentitude
solitude
disease

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227. lull is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

233. mutiny is most similar to

pause
noise
boring
mark

a.
b.
c.
d.

228. outt is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

234. naive is most similar to

indoors
strong
special
furnish

a.
b.
c.
d.

229. punctual is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

close
tardy
sloppy
precious

drought
clever
enlighten
enrage

a.
b.
c.
d.

lightheartedness
gravity
diligence
sleepiness

237. stingy is most dissimilar to

recluse
neglect
mistake
destroy

a.
b.
c.
d.

232. resilient is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

piece
repulse
attract
repeat

236. solemnity is most similar to

231. omit is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

rural
secular
unsophisticated
sultry

235. entice is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

230. delude is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

rebellion
currency
sailor
hassle

wasteful
democratic
spiteful
liberal

238. malign is most similar to

stubborn
careless
substantial
imsy

a.
b.
c.
d.

50

evil
malicious
slander
grandiose

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239. impudent is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

245. pitched is most similar to

cautious
haphazard
gleeful
insolent

a.
b.
c.
d.

240. vacillate is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

246. tepid is most dissimilar to

decide
teeter
dilate
please

a.
b.
c.
d.

241. kinetic is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

cold
static
lewd
foolish

a.
b.
c.
d.

greatness
generosity
miniscule
clumsiness

248. insidious is most dissimilar to

marinade
commotion
censure
tickle

a.
b.
c.
d.

243. kowtow is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

dispassionate
scalding
crisp
clever

247. largesse is most similar to

242. lambaste is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

undone
retracted
heated
lovely

repellant
pure
charming
delicious

249. decorum is most similar to

snub
pull
fawn
forage

a.
b.
c.
d.

244. rudimentary is most

etiquette
merit
parliament
slipshod

250. succor is most dissimilar to

similar to
a. crass
b. gracious
c. deliberate
d. primitive

a.
b.
c.
d.

51

genius
abet
injure
deciduous

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251. enjoin is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

256. castigate is most similar to

sever
dislike
permit
divorce

a.
b.
c.
d.

252. tumid is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

neuter
punish
banish
celebrate

257. reconnoiter is most

swollen
fetid
aggressive
despondent

dissimilar to
a. disarm
b. disassemble
c. distance
d. disregard

253. jejune is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

youthful
insipid
charming
quick

258. obloquy is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

tirade
dependence
oval
circumlocution

254. ecumenical is most

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

259. recondite is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

255. sinecure is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

give
obscure
patent
hardy

260. querulous is most similar to

cakewalk
serpentine
evil
dishonest

a.
b.
c.
d.

52

nauseous
fretful
curious
dizzy

8
Synonyms

Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the


word provided.
261. wrath

a.
b.
c.
d.

knot
anger
crime
smoke

264. pompous

a.
b.
c.
d.

arrogant
supportive
busy
gaudy

262. plethora

265. prevalent

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

trouble
foolish
wealth
love

263. calamity

a.
b.
c.
d.

potion
silence
shellsh
disaster

wind
servile
widespread
rare

266. wince

a.
b.
c.
d.

inch
cheer
crush
solitary

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267. supercial

a.
b.
c.
d.

273. smudge

gorgeous
shallow
intelligent
rich

a.
b.
c.
d.

268. tangle

a.
b.
c.
d.

274. drizzle

snarl
growl
dance
shiver

a.
b.
c.
d.

269. reform

a.
b.
c.
d.

punish
destroy
display
correct

a.
b.
c.
d.

rhythmic
poetic
systematic
disrespectful

a.
b.
c.
d.

stress
ambition
waste
strife

277. affect

joy
beverage
wonder
malice

a.
b.
c.
d.

272. scale

a.
b.
c.
d.

dirty
commonplace
confused
extraordinary

276. pretension

271. spite

a.
b.
c.
d.

curly
sprinkle
sear
drench

275. mundane

270. methodical

a.
b.
c.
d.

gloat
residue
blur
celebrate

outcome
share
pompous
cultivate

278. herald

climb
sail
swim
skate

a.
b.
c.
d.

58

insignia
postpone
hail
regal

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


279. faculty

a.
b.
c.
d.

285. sundry

defective
school
gift
desire

a.
b.
c.
d.

280. mirth

a.
b.
c.
d.

aged
supply
various
tremendous

286. supplant

anger
glee
sarcasm
mistrust

a.
b.
c.
d.

grow
replace
undo
question

281. drudgery

287. venerate

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

silliness
labor
evil
investigation

282. prerequisite

a.
b.
c.
d.

288. conciliate

necessary
course
difcult
tar

a.
b.
c.
d.

283. dire

a.
b.
c.
d.

appease
disagree
revive
separate

289. exultant

questionable
forthright
traitor
urgent

a.
b.
c.
d.

284. grapple

a.
b.
c.
d.

ordain
breathe
polish
revere

afraid
jubilant
expectant
demanding

290. surreptitious

struggle
trap
laugh
intend

a.
b.
c.
d.

59

overbearing
clandestine
indirect
impious

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


291. recalcitrant

a.
b.
c.
d.

296. preternatural

hesitant
subdued
unruly
subtract

a.
b.
c.
d.

292. pretty

a.
b.
c.
d.

297. pernicious

plain
confusing
ugly
terrible

a.
b.
c.
d.

293. coterie

a.
b.
c.
d.

immature
extraordinary
removed
unearned

noxious
illicit
open
undecided

298. reprisal

various
irtation
club
socialize

a.
b.
c.
d.

accusation
loathe
retaliation
insinuation

294. nefarious

299. manifold

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

infamous
macabre
evil
distinguished

295. curry

a.
b.
c.
d.

evident
contemporary
diverse
willing

300. factious

atter
spicy
squander
game

a.
b.
c.
d.

60

sham
unreliable
seditious
argumentative

9
Antonyms

Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the


word provided.
301. tragic

a.
b.
c.
d.

boring
mysterious
comic
incredulous

302. able

a.
b.
c.
d.

willful
inept
careful
feasible

303. tireless

a.
b.
c.
d.

exhausted
unfailing
broke
driving

304. wean

a.
b.
c.
d.

ourish
ush
strengthen
addict

305. haste

a.
b.
c.
d.

delay
frugal
debauchery
solemnity

306. malice

a.
b.
c.
d.

goodwill
bitterness
coddle
distress

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


307. permanent

a.
b.
c.
d.

313. frivolous

loose
erce
eeting
unhappy

a.
b.
c.
d.

308. attain

a.
b.
c.
d.

314. plain

crave
lose
harbor
credit

a.
b.
c.
d.

309. taint

a.
b.
c.
d.

cheer
worry
clear
purify

a.
b.
c.
d.

plain
detract
magnify
torment

a.
b.
c.
d.

urbane
agreeable
unpleasant
despicable

317. glower

unwavering
frightening
horrible
pleasurable

a.
b.
c.
d.

312. license

a.
b.
c.
d.

covet
condemn
blame
deplore

316. contrary

311. tedious

a.
b.
c.
d.

meadow
ugly
lovely
unadorned

315. denounce

310. belittle

a.
b.
c.
d.

pious
inexpensive
serious
contemptuous

prairie
smile
raise
throw

318. exacting

restriction
allow
join
gather

a.
b.
c.
d.

66

upright
lenient
sober
general

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


319. curtail

a.
b.
c.
d.

325. dubious

remain
detain
placate
prolong

a.
b.
c.
d.

reliable
pleasing
rhythmic
careful

320. eminent

326. interdict

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

imminent
obscure
retire
unsure

321. abdicate

a.
b.
c.
d.

continue
abstain
wallow
sanction

327. mendacious

deny
usurp
blame
renounce

a.
b.
c.
d.

bashful
capacious
veracious
quiet

322. indolent

328. lassitude

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

industrious
complimentary
native
smooth

323. fortuitous

a.
b.
c.
d.

329. verdant

undefended
gratuitous
deliberate
impoverished

a.
b.
c.
d.

324. disparage

a.
b.
c.
d.

release
demure
fatigue
vigor

dishonest
suspicious
moldy
arid

330. ductile

hesitate
settle
trouble
applaud

a.
b.
c.
d.

67

unfeeling
arrogant
precious
rigid

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331. asperity

336. proclivity

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

moistness
amenity
sour
generosity

332. epicurean

a.
b.
c.
d.

calm
antipathy
desire
dearth

337. vituperation

ascetic
slovenly
imprecision
providential

a.
b.
c.
d.

alacrity
alertness
reparation
acclaim

333. traduce

338. gambol

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

deduce
laud
presuppose
converge

334. bridle

a.
b.
c.
d.

339. quixotic

heckle
dissuade
vent
persist

a.
b.
c.
d.

335. spare

a.
b.
c.
d.

trudge
hedge
crone
misplace

simple
staid
passe
unpredictable

340. lachrymose

rotund
pacify
impolite
impose

a.
b.
c.
d.

68

quick
loquacious
blithe
plentiful

10
Synonyms

Select the word that is closest in meaning to the word


provided.
341. glare is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

scowl
hide
display
summon

342. erratic is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

enticing
frequent
difcult
irregular

343. civil is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

unkind
trite
public
questionable

344. peer is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

apple
connote
fellow
recluse

345. asco is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

festival
disaster
happenstance
ceremony

346. chasm is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

gorge
charm
bridle
criticize

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


347. expertise is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

353. auspicious is most similar to

activity
courage
mastery
effort

a.
b.
c.
d.

348. outlandish is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

354. gambit is most similar to

distant
absurd
pastoral
belligerent

a.
b.
c.
d.

349. pine is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

clean
hate
resolve
crave

a.
b.
c.
d.

answer
feat
accident
persuade

a.
b.
c.
d.

realization
disaster
serendipity
persuasion

ability
section
vindictive
glib

357. eschew is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

352. feign is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

ravenous
violent
voluble
rambunctious

356. facile is most similar to

351. culmination is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

frolic
ploy
testimony
sentence

355. voracious is most similar to

350. exploit is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

deceitful
foreboding
favorable
dangerous

revert
accompany
admire
abstain

358. abscond is most similar to

jab
swoon
pretend
dread

a.
b.
c.
d.

74

rob
obscure
ee
absolve

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


359. knack is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

365. extol is most similar to

bruise
ability
keepsake
scoundrel

a.
b.
c.
d.

360. apropos is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

366. abeyant is most similar to

opportune
unexpected
misspoken
idea

a.
b.
c.
d.

361. veritable is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

deep
authentic
ancient
irascible

a.
b.
c.
d.

audacious
unpersuasive
utter
dense

juvenile
drunken
delightful
hypnotic

369. iterate is most similar to

volume
essence
summit
deliverance

a.
b.
c.
d.

364. edict is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

copse
hill
toll
rattle

368. soporic is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

363. epitome is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

false
disgusting
pending
novice

367. knell is most similar to

362. unmitigated is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

praise
tax
burden
berate

unsettled
repeat
impoverish
announce

370. bulwark is most similar to

decree
vacate
correction
destiny

a.
b.
c.
d.

75

conundrum
festival
rampart
confuse

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


371. pedantic is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

374. agitious is most similar to

pedestrian
arduous
ckle
consequential

a.
b.
c.
d.

372. bumptious is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

375. inveigle is most similar to

backward
arrogant
clumsy
rugged

a.
b.
c.
d.

373. expiation is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

deliberate
fatiguing
villainous
habitual

breathing
immigration
divergence
atonement

76

cajole
complexity
hoodwink
distress

11
Antonyms

Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the


word provided.
376. prudent is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

simple
rapid
foolish
verbose

377. forced is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

quick
solid
trusting
natural

378. acquaint is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

alienate
luxurious
bleach
stall

379. expansive is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

generous
honest
narrow
troublesome

380. benign is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

malignant
converse
cautious
malicious

381. foster is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

discourage
believe
heal
brag

501 Synonym & Antonym Questions


382. ample is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

388. aerate is most dissimilar to

complete
insufcient
quiet
supple

a.
b.
c.
d.

383. deviant is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

argue
placate
suffocate
destroy

389. venerable is most

winding
careful
normal
sad

dissimilar to
a. impervious
b. constant
c. sophomoric
d. inrm

384. abolish is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

vote
punish
avoid
establish

390. rancor is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

ritual
argument
collect
accord

385. forsake is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

craft
embrace
shun
infer

391. daunt is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

calm
believe
inspirit
dispel

386. tractable is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

invisible
stubborn
unadvisable
special

392. paucity is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

excess
certainty
timidity
beauty

387. dexterous is most

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

393. heedless is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

82

heartless
attentive
speedy
unaware

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394. abound is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

400. unalloyed is most

rest
discourage
bless
dwindle

dissimilar to
a. dismayed
b. impure
c. circumspect
d. disastrous

395. confederate is most

dissimilar to
a. enemy
b. confuse
c. wander
d. cluster

401. banner is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

396. resplendent is most

forgettable
casual
unrestrained
unwitting

402. discalced is most dissimilar to

dissimilar to
a. illuminated
b. disarming
c. dowdy
d. delightful

a.
b.
c.
d.

calculated
measured
inclined
shod

403. scurrilous is most

dissimilar to
a. honest
b. decent
c. peaceful
d. satisfactory

397. onerous is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

permissive
easy
unforgiving
public

398. sagacity is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

404. pulchritudinous is most

incredulity
belligerence
stupidity
tolerance

dissimilar to
a. pacist
b. rare
c. smooth
d. unsightly

399. dilettante is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

puritan
professional
aesthete
conniver

405. dyspeptic is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

83

trusting
functional
euphoric
talented

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406. reliction is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

dedication
demolition
ood
problem

a.
b.
c.
d.

407. villenage is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

nobility
lineage
directness
dullness

stalwart
release
distinguished
comfortable

84

brief
exquisite
reasonable
distinct

410. lambent is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

408. craven is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

409. prolix is most dissimilar to

praise
present
dull
rough

12
Synonyms

Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the


word provided.
411. heed

a.
b.
c.
d.

trek
consider
consolidate
bound

412. edge

a.
b.
c.
d.

diffuse
point
force
dissuade

413. elevate

a.
b.
c.
d.

lessen
mention
afx
hoist

414. appoint

a.
b.
c.
d.

score
discuss
nominate
ensure

415. hoard

a.
b.
c.
d.

stockpile
burrow
mine
dessert

416. homogeneous

a.
b.
c.
d.

alike
strange
polite
alkaline

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417. hub

a.
b.
c.
d.

423. aunt

counsel
elder
center
extension

a.
b.
c.
d.

418. tame

a.
b.
c.
d.

424. ex

lost
evasive
pushy
submissive

a.
b.
c.
d.

419. irk

a.
b.
c.
d.

shrug
irritate
devour
avoid

a.
b.
c.
d.

disappear
cut
surface
teach

a.
b.
c.
d.

devastating
cowardly
clever
municent

427. acionado

erratic
angry
tired
pronounced

a.
b.
c.
d.

422. gaudy

a.
b.
c.
d.

pronounce
reign
equal
irt

426. dastardly

421. tful

a.
b.
c.
d.

bend
binge
rid
consume

425. tantalize

420. loom

a.
b.
c.
d.

conceal
parade
trust
fray

novice
trickster
devotee
agent

428. contiguous

massive
mindful
tasteful
ashy

a.
b.
c.
d.

90

catching
divided
adjoining
circumstantial

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429. swindler

a.
b.
c.
d.

435. bristle

charlatan
expert
divinity
debonair

a.
b.
c.
d.

430. rogue

a.
b.
c.
d.

aloof
seethe
wave
doubt

436. admonish

knave
wander
buffoon
color

a.
b.
c.
d.

laud
decorate
caution
admire

431. apologist

437. wheedle

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

liar
defender
failure
admirer

432. proxy

a.
b.
c.
d.

438. aplomb

spasm
closeness
delegate
court

a.
b.
c.
d.

433. buffet

a.
b.
c.
d.

mine
clumsiness
complication
poise

439. aver

protect
barricade
armoire
strike

a.
b.
c.
d.

434. travesty

a.
b.
c.
d.

retreat
deceive
plead
question

dissipate
create
hate
state

440. mien

confusion
mockery
disaster
speculation

a.
b.
c.
d.

91

carriage
average
vicious
disguise

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441. paroxysm

a.
b.
c.
d.

446. grandiloquence

conundrum
t
contraction
spite

a.
b.
c.
d.

442. aegis

a.
b.
c.
d.

447. fulmination

superstition
reference
sponsorship
archive

a.
b.
c.
d.

443. sepulture

a.
b.
c.
d.

burial
parasite
verse
sermon

a.
b.
c.
d.

native
hot
blas
hidden

449. escarpment

governor
vessel
witch
lawyer

a.
b.
c.
d.

445. apothegm

a.
b.
c.
d.

explosion
recession
achievement
blessing

448. pococurante

444. harridan

a.
b.
c.
d.

respect
bluster
denial
solemnity

warning
cliff
campsite
tomb

450. plutocrat

medicine
adage
speculation
resistance

a.
b.
c.
d.

92

banker
priest
judge
astronomer

13
Antonyms

Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to the


word provided.
451. subsequent

a.
b.
c.
d.

aloof
previous
following
dismissive

452. abrupt

a.
b.
c.
d.

continue
laudable
anticipated
careless

453. conserve

a.
b.
c.
d.

waste
silence
liberal
complicate

454. waive

a.
b.
c.
d.

retain
snub
imprison
display

455. erode

a.
b.
c.
d.

compost
clarify
ignore
restore

456. recall

a.
b.
c.
d.

rebate
demonstrate
forget
despise

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457. dormant

a.
b.
c.
d.

463. solvent

clever
active
dreamy
invisible

a.
b.
c.
d.

458. procrastinate

a.
b.
c.
d.

464. disconsolate

lengthen
soothe
hurry
demolish

a.
b.
c.
d.

459. docile

a.
b.
c.
d.

intelligent
unruly
unreachable
pale

a.
b.
c.
d.

rehearsed
bizarre
foolish
disarming

a.
b.
c.
d.

kind
urbane
sensitive
gentle

467. countenance

blame
hide
query
uphold

a.
b.
c.
d.

462. bent

a.
b.
c.
d.

cold
opulent
gracious
suspect

466. callow

461. denigrate

a.
b.
c.
d.

joyful
inhospitable
anguished
rude

465. brusque

460. impromptu

a.
b.
c.
d.

soggy
confusing
broke
critical

force
genuine
deny
verify

468. cachet

curved
disinclination
careful
lustrous

a.
b.
c.
d.

98

release
explanation
thinness
ignominy

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469. evince

a.
b.
c.
d.

475. imprimatur

convince
hallow
hide
interpret

a.
b.
c.
d.

470. vainglorious

a.
b.
c.
d.

476. odium

horrible
erce
greedy
modest

a.
b.
c.
d.

471. iniquitous

a.
b.
c.
d.

virtuous
complacent
equal
virulent

a.
b.
c.
d.

honest
healthy
simple
rural

478. platitudinous

short
tame
strict
distant

a.
b.
c.
d.

473. ebullient

a.
b.
c.
d.

fragrance
ease
admiration
trust

477. mephitic

472. obstreperous

a.
b.
c.
d.

servant
teacher
disapproval
rustic

hilly
exhilarating
confounded
advantageous

479. facultative

aggressive
acrid
unjust
glum

a.
b.
c.
d.

compulsory
insipid
pending
decisive

474. halcyon

480. persiage

a.
b.
c.
d.

a.
b.
c.
d.

obtrusive
advanced
tempestuous
unscientic

99

coddle
admiration
silence
clarity

14

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.
481. beckon is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

light
beg
motion
hear

482. earnest is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

cheap
frivolous
release
civilized

483. execute is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

perform
decide
wonder
dismiss

484. idiom is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

stupidity
recipe
fastener
expression

485. accelerate is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

delay
risk
monitor
deny

486. engross is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

fatten
absorb
disgust
destroy

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487. impervious is most

493. hubris is most similar to

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

a.
b.
c.
d.

earth
pride
humility
sorrow

494. bemuse is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

488. brood is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

wander
direction
progeny
tribe

depress
inspire
clarify
desire

495. contrite is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

489. balk is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

crow
ght
distress
hamper

brief
malicious
banal
rueful

496. beset is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

490. conversant is most

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

497. penurious is most

dissimilar to
a. generous
b. lenient
c. injurious
d. relaxed

491. staunch is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

hector
decorate
establish
suspect

faithful
strict
biased
political

498. perdy is most similar to


492. unctuous is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

pliant
cruel
sincere
rubbery

104

a.
b.
c.
d.

incompleteness
ideal
betrayal
braggart

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499. ascription is most similar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

501. bagatelle is most similar to

account
attribution
cure
description

a.
b.
c.
d.

500. fustigate is most dissimilar to

a.
b.
c.
d.

inveigle
investigate
explain
praise

105

paste
bread
bauble
pirouette