Antonym test A


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An antonym is a word with the opposite meaning to another of the same language. Examples of antonyms are big and small, true and false, happy and sad. Test A is a series of 20 questions designed to test your knowledge of the language and your ability to quickly identify words that have opposite meanings. In each case choose just one word from the five words inside the brackets that is most opposite in meaning to the word in capitals.

You have 20 minutes in which to solve the 20 questions.

1. CHECK (stay, accelerate, monitor, foil, win)

2. INVARIABLE (valueless, viable, genuine, flexible, simple)

3. RIBALD (genteel, attractive, serious, ethical, austere)

4. TOUCHY (obedient, fortunate, genial, sympathetic, durable)

5. TOTALITARIAN (democratic, fair, political, partial, conservative)

6. UNACCOUNTABLE (desirable, honest, potent, comprehensible, absolute)

7. WIDEN (prevent, compress, encase, hinder, terminate)

8. WORKABLE (atypical, amateurish, unfair, inconceivable, garrulous)

9. BRUTAL (civil, humane, patient, varying, happy)

10. PRODIGIOUS (tiny, tight, unproductive, inept, preposterous)

11. REMOTE (abstract, vital, related, astute, adjacent)

12. HYPOTHETICAL (academic, cagey, proven, punative, impressive)

13. IMMATURE (old, mundane, wise, mellow, respected)

14. EARTHLY (ethereal, temporal, seasoned, sensual, natural)

15. DENIGRATE (acknowledge, welcome, enhance, eulogise, master)

16. PUSILLANIMOUS (bold, cold, pure, sweet, dry)

17. COMPOSED (divided, nervous, specific, problematic, unhappy)

18. ASSET (acquisition, tragedy, misfortune, burden, mistake)

19. INTRINSIC (elemental, useless, obscure, unnecessary, appended)

20. MUSICAL (discordant, loud, lyrical, verbal, euphonious)

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