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Antonyms
Antonyms are words that mean the opposite or nearly the opposite of each other for one
meaning. Both synonyms and antonyms are often used in tests and language drills.

Below is a list of common antonyms. Please refer to district adopted materials for words
specific to each grade level.

above – below beautiful – ugly copy – original
absent – present before – after countrymen – foreigner
accident – intent bent – straight crazy – sane
accomplishment – failure better – worse crooked – straight
achieve – fail big – little cruel – kind
add – subtract birth – death cry – laugh
adjacent – distant bitter – sweet curse – bless
admire – detest black – white
admit – reject blunt – sharp damage – improve
adore – hate body – soul dark – light
advance – retreat bold – timid dawn – sunset
affirm – deny bottom – top day – night
afraid – confident brave – cowardly deep – shallow
after – before break – repair destroy – create
aid – hinder brief – long difficult – easy
alarm – comfort bright – dull dim – bright
alert – asleep bring – remove divide – unite
alive – dead boy – girl doubt – trust
allow – forbid busy – idle drunk – sober
alone – together buy – sell dull – sharp
amateur – professional dumb – smart
amuse – bore capture – release
ancient – modern cause – effect earth – sky
annoy – soothe cautious – careless east – west
answer – question center – edge easy – hard
apparent – obscure change – remain elementary – advanced
argue – agree cheap – expensive end – begin
arrive – depart child – adult even – odd
arrogant – humble chilly – warm evening – morning
ascend – descend clean – dirty evil – good
attack – defend close – open exceptional – common
attract – repel cold – hot expand – shrink
awake – asleep command – obey
awkward – graceful complex – simple fail – pass
compliment – insult failure – success
back – front constant – variable false – true
bad – good continue – interrupt famous – unknown
bare – covered cool – warm fancy – plain
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