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  • 1. 501Synonym & Antonym Questions
  • 2. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions501Synonym & Antonym Questions NEW YORK
  • 3. 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 hundredone synonym and antonym questions. II. Title: Five hundred and onesynonym and antonym questions. III. Title. LB1631.5 .D47 2002 428.0076—dc21 2002004439Printed in the United States of America9 8 7 6 5 4 3First EditionISBN 1-57685-423-XFor more information or to place an order, contact LearningExpress at: 55 Broadway 8th Floor New York, NY 10006Or visit us at: www.learnatest.com
  • 4. The LearningExpress Skill Builder in Focus Writing Team iscomprised of experts in test preparation, as well as educators andteachers who specialize in language arts and math.LearningExpress Skill Builder in Focus Writing TeamBrigit DermottFreelance WriterEnglish Tutor, New York CaresNew York, New YorkSandy GadeProject EditorLearningExpressNew York, New YorkKerry McLeanProject EditorMath TutorShirley, New YorkWilliam ReccoMiddle School Math Teacher, Grade 8New York Shoreham/Wading River School DistrictMath TutorSt. James, New YorkColleen SchultzMiddle School Math Teacher, Grade 8Vestal Central School DistrictMath TutorVestal, New York
  • 5. Contents Introduction ix1 Synonyms 12 Antonyms 93 Synonyms 174 Antonyms 255 Synonyms 336 Antonyms 417 Synonyms and Antonyms 498 Synonyms 579 Antonyms 6510 Synonyms 7311 Antonyms 8112 Synonyms 8913 Antonyms 9714 Synonyms and Antonyms 103
  • 6. IntroductionW elcome to 501 Synonym and Antonym Questions! This book is designed to help you prepare for the verbal sections of many assessment and entranceexams. By completing the exercises in this book you will also increaseyour vocabulary and refine your knowledge of words. Most standardized tests—including high school entrance exams,the SAT, civil service exams, and the GRE—use synonym andantonym questions to test verbal skills. These questions ask test tak-ers to identify the word that is most similar or dissimilar to anotherword, effectively testing their knowledge of two words. The questions in this book, for the most part, are grouped into sec-tions of questions that ask you to select a word’s synonym andsections that ask you to select a word’s antonym. There are two sec-tions that include questions asking for either the synonym or theantonym. The questions increase in difficulty as you move through the exer-cises of each chapter. Because this book is designed for many levels
  • 7. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questionsof test takers, you may find that some of the more advanced questionsare beyond your ability. If you are using this book to study for a highschool entrance exam, you may get a number of questions that appearlater in a section wrong. Don’t worry! If you are getting the earlierquestions correct, you are probably in good shape for your test. How-ever, if you are studying for a graduate level exam such as the GRE,the full range of questions presented is appropriate for your level. The questions in this book can help you prepare for your test inmany ways. First, completing these practice exercises will make youfamiliar with the question format. They will also get you thinking ofwords in terms of other words with similar or opposite meanings. Inthe test-taking environment it can be difficult to switch gears fromsynonym questions to antonym questions; completing these exerciseswill make these mental gymnastics more comfortable. Second, your performance on these questions will help you assessyour vocabulary level. For example, a word may be familiar to you—you may have seen it in print and have a general sense of what itmeans—but when tested, you may discover that you do not know theword’s precise meaning. These exercises will help you pinpoint thosefamiliar words for which you need to learn the exact definition. Inaddition, you will probably encounter words that are totally unfa-miliar. By memorizing their definitions, you can add these words toyour vocabulary and call upon them at test time to improve yourscore. Third, many of the questions in this book, and on assessmentexams, test your ability to discern nuance of meaning. The questionmay ask you to identify the synonym for a secondary definition of acommon word—for example, “inclination or natural ability’’ is a sec-ondary definition of the word “bent.’’ Also, the direction for theseexercises usually ask you to identify the word that is “most similar’’ or“most dissimilar’’ in meaning to the word in the question. This meansthat you may be asked to pick between degrees of meaning. For x
  • 8. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questionsexample, “atrocious’’ means “utterly revolting’’; in this case, “revolt-ing’’ would be a more accurate synonym than “unpleasant.’’ Each question is fully explained at the end of the chapter. Theanswer keys give you not only the right answer but also the defini-tions of the word in the question and the correct answer. Use yourperformance to create a study guide. For example, make a list of allthe words that you missed and their definitions. Then study this listas a quick and concentrated method to improve your vocabulary. Insome cases, you will also benefit from looking up the definitions ofthe words that you selected incorrectly to ensure that you know theprecise meaning of these words. Then add these words to your studylist as well. You have already taken an important step toward improving yourvocabulary and your score. You have shown your commitment bypurchasing this book. Now all you need to do is to complete each 35to 40 question exercise, study the answers, and watch your vocabu-lary increase. You can even work in pencil and do the exercises againto reinforce what you have learned. Good luck! xi
  • 9. 1 SynonymsWhich of these words is closest in meaning to the wordprovided? 1. remote 4. predict a. automatic a. foretell b. distant b. decide c. savage c. prevent d. mean d. discover 2. detest 5. kin a. argue a. exult b. hate b. twist c. discover c. friend d. reveal d. relative 3. gracious 6. pensive a. pretty a. oppressed b. clever b. caged c. pleasant c. thoughtful d. present d. happy
  • 10. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions 7. banish 13. simulate a. exile a. excite b. hate b. imitate c. fade c. trick d. clean d. apelike 8. fraud 14. charisma a. malcontent a. ghost b. argument b. force c. imposter c. charm d. clown d. courage 9. saccharine 15. apportion a. leave a. divide b. sweet b. decide c. arid c. cut d. quit d. squabble10. drag 16. generic a. sleepy a. general b. crush b. cheap c. proud c. fresh d. pull d. elderly11. jovial 17. qualm a. incredulous a. distress b. merry b. impunity c. revolting c. persevere d. dizzy d. scruple12. indifferent 18. wary a. neutral a. calm b. unkind b. curved c. precious c. confused d. mean d. cautious 2
  • 11. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions19. distort 25. reverie a. wrong a. palimpsest b. evil b. phantom c. deform c. daydream d. harm d. curio20. sumptuous 26. loot a. delirious a. destruction b. gorgeous b. waste c. perilous c. spoils d. luxurious d. cavort21. reel 27. loquacious a. whirl a. talkative b. fish b. thirsty c. hit c. beautiful d. mistake d. complicated22. inscrutable 28. chimera a. difficult a. chimney b. mysterious b. protest c. inflexible c. illusion d. wary d. panache23. appall 29. temerity a. delirious a. audacity b. covered b. fearfulness c. dismay c. shyness d. confuse d. stupidity24. upright 30. educe a. honorable a. demand b. horizontal b. elicit c. humble c. ideal d. supine d. unlawful 3
  • 12. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions31. nabob 34. louche a. bigwig a. gauche b. doubter b. fine c. frolic c. brilliant d. converse d. indecent32. pall 35. stentorian a. light a. violent b. satiate b. misbegotten c. carry c. loud d. horror d. stealthy33. sacrosanct a. prayer b. sanctuary c. pious d. sacred 4
  • 13. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers 1. b. remote means faraway, or distant 2. b. to detest means to feel intense or violent dislike, or to hate 3. c. gracious means to be pleasant or considerate in social interactions 4. a. to predict means to declare in advance or to foretell 5. d. kin means people with common ancestors, or relatives 6. c. pensive means moodily or dreamily thoughtful 7. a. to banish means to drive out from home or country, or to exile 8. c. a fraud is someone who is not what he or she pretends to be, or an imposter 9. b. saccharine means overly sweet10. d. to drag is to pull, or to cause movement in a direction with applied force11. b. jovial means good humored or merry12. a. to be indifferent is to be marked by impartiality or to be neutral13. b. to simulate is to assume the outward appearance of, or to imitate14. c. charisma is magnetic charm or appeal15. a. to apportion is to divide and share out16. a. generic means having the characteristic of a whole group, or general 5
  • 14. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions17. d. a qualm is a feeling of uneasiness about a moral issue, or a scruple18. d. wary means to be attentive especially to danger, or to be cautious19. c. to distort means to twist out of a normal state, or to deform20. d. sumptuous means excessively costly, rich, or luxurious21. a. one meaning of reel is to move round and round, or to whirl22. b. inscrutable means not easily interpreted or understood, or mysterious23. c. to appall is to overcome with shock, or to dismay24. a. upright can mean either honorable or vertical; horizontal and supine are both antonyms of upright25. c. a reverie means the state of being lost in thought, or a daydream26. c. loot means goods seized in war, or spoils27. a. loquacious means excessively talkative, or garrulous28. c. a chimera is a fabrication of the mind, or an illusion29. a. temerity means unreasonable contempt for danger or recklessness, or audacity30. b. to educe means to develop something potential or latent; to elicit means to draw out something hidden or latent31. a. a nabob is a person of great wealth or importance, or a bigwig32. b. to pall can mean to deprive of pleasure in something by satiating 6
  • 15. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions33. d. sacrosanct means the most sacred, or holy34. d. louche means not reputable, or indecent35. c. stentorian means loud and is usually used to imply a voice of great power and range 7
  • 16. 2 AntonymsWhich of these words is most nearly the opposite of theword provided? 36. withdraw 39. impartial a. reduce a. hostile b. need b. biased c. advance c. dislike d. want d. worried 37. secret 40. luminous a. friendly a. clear b. covert b. dim c. hidden c. brittle d. overt d. clever 38. heartfelt 41. awe a. loving a. borrow b. insincere b. shallow c. unhealthy c. low d. humorous d. contempt
  • 17. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions42. pit 48. malodorous a. group a. acrid b. peak b. pungent c. select c. fragrant d. marry d. delicious43. rotund 49. expound a. round a. besmirch b. unimportant b. confuse c. thin c. confine d. dull d. condemn44. talent 50. pique a. ungrateful a. value b. silent b. gully c. show c. smooth d. inability d. soothe45. common 51. abate a. strange a. free b. uneasy b. augment c. quick c. provoke d. fast d. wane46. brazen 52. dearth a. bashful a. lack b. boisterous b. poverty c. noisy c. abundance d. heated d. foreign47. expect 53. peaked a. attend a. tired b. regret b. arrogant c. despair c. pointy d. loathe d. ruddy 10
  • 18. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions54. abridge 60. irascible a. shorten a. determined b. extend b. placid c. stress c. reasonable d. easy d. pliant55. kindle 61. approbate a. smother a. ingratitude b. detest b. condemn c. enemy c. dissatisfaction d. discourage d. master56. meager 62. supercilious a. kind a. unimportant b. generous b. relevant c. thoughtful c. serious d. copious d. meek57. philistine 63. improvident a. novice a. cautious b. intellectual b. fortunate c. pious c. proven d. debutante d. intelligent58. zenith 64. demur a. worst a. embrace b. apex b. crude c. nadir c. boisterous d. past d. falter59. germane 65. fatuous a. irrelevant a. crafty b. indifferent b. frugal c. impartial c. sensible d. improvident d. inane 11
  • 19. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions66. quiescent 69. matutinal a. lackadaisical a. paternal b. active b. crepuscular c. dull c. maritime d. prescient d. marsupial67. sartorial 70. impecunious a. cheerful a. wealthy b. sincere b. cautious c. inelegant c. hungry d. homespun d. tardy68. sapient a. hunched b. strong c. simple d. simian 12
  • 20. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers36. c. to withdraw means to remove or retreat; to advance is the opposite of retreat37. d. secret means hidden or covert; overt means open to view38. b. heartfelt means expressing genuine feeling, or sincere, so insincere is its opposite39. b. impartial means to be without prejudice or bias, therefore biased is the opposite40. b. luminous means radiating or reflecting light, or glowing; dim means dark or dull41. d. awe means a sense of deep respect or veneration; contempt means a lack of respect, or disdain42. b. a pit is a hole and a peak is the top of a hill or mountain43. c. rotund means rounded or plump, therefore thin is the opposite44. d. a talent is a special creative or artistic ability, therefore inability is the opposite45. a. common means ordinary or familiar; strange means unfamiliar46. a. brazen means to be defiant or insolent; bashful means to be shy or timid47. c. to expect is to wait for or to look forward to; to despair is to lose all hope48. c. malodorous means to have a bad smell; fragrant means smelling sweet or delicate49. b. to expound means to explain; to confuse, or confound, is the opposite of expound 13
  • 21. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions50. d. to pique means to excite or irritate; to soothe means to calm51. b. to abate means to reduce in degree or intensity; to augment means to increase52. c. dearth means an inadequate supply or lack of something; abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth53. d. to be peaked is to appear pale or wan; to be ruddy is to have a healthy, red complexion54. b. to abridge means to shorten and to extend means to lengthen55. a. to kindle means to start burning or ignite; to smother means to stifle or suppress56. d. meager means lacking in quality or quantity; copious means present in large quantity, or abundant57. b. philistine is used disparagingly to describe a person guided by material rather than intellectual values; an intellectual is a person who engages in creative use of his or her intellect58. a. zenith means the highest point or the apex; nadir means the lowest point59. a. germane means to be appropriate or relevant, therefore irrelevant is the opposite60. b. irascible means easily angered; placid means calm or serene61. b. to approbate means to approve or sanction; to condemn means to declare wrong or to convict62. d. supercilious means coolly or patronizingly haughty; meek means enduring injury with patience and without resentment63. a. improvident means lacking prudent foresight, or careless; cautious means to be wary or to exercise forethought 14
  • 22. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions64. a. to demur means to delay or hesitate; to embrace means to accept readily or gladly; demure means coy65. c. fatuous means inanely foolish; sensible is its nearest opposite66. b. quiescent means marked by inactivity or repose, therefore active is the opposite67. a. sartorial means of or relating to tailored clothes; homespun means homemade68. c. sapient means possessing great wisdom, or sage; one meaning of simple is deficient in intelligence69. b. matutinal means of or relating to the morning; crepuscular means relating to or resembling twilight70. a. impecunious means having little or no money, therefore wealthy is the opposite 15
  • 23. Synonyms 3Select the word that most nearly means the wordprovided. 71. modest most nearly means 74. hustle most nearly means a. attractive a. dance b. clever b. hurry c. current c. busy d. humble d. clean 72. custom most nearly means 75. solemn most nearly means a. dessert a. amusing b. habit b. harmful c. ethic c. speech d. deliver d. serious 73. prolong most nearly means 76. imply most nearly means a. extend a. suggest b. inquire b. stab c. relax c. thick d. wait d. destroy
  • 24. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions77. ramble most nearly means 83. congregate most nearly a. knot means b. confuse a. worship c. wander b. gather d. wonder c. disturb d. hurry78. beneficial most nearly means a. help 84. utter most nearly means b. advantageous a. express c. charity b. defer d. wise c. borrow d. laugh79. flare most nearly means a. judicial 85. fearless most nearly means b. temper a. powerful c. style b. cowardly d. blaze c. brave d. careful80. negligent most nearly means a. pajamas 86. negligible most nearly b. morbid means c. careless a. insignificant d. dark b. arguable c. careless81. aloof most nearly means d. dark a. above b. tidy 87. placid most nearly means c. clever a. calm d. reserved b. lazy c. solemn82. resolve most nearly means d. devious a. turn b. puzzle 88. rake most nearly means c. decide a. thin d. want b. scoundrel c. gentleman d. shovel 18
  • 25. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions89. dupe most nearly means 95. fetter most nearly means a. rancher a. rancid b. trick b. praise c. simpleton c. hamper d. drug d. persist90. stigma most nearly means 96. flagrant most nearly means a. stain a. vibrant b. trial b. glaring c. difficulty c. vicious d. holiness d. pleasant91. reside most nearly means 97. mitigate most nearly means a. remain a. relieve b. home b. blend c. dwell c. defend d. sediment d. confuse92. covetous most nearly means 98. rail most nearly means a. quiet a. scold b. sneaky b. push c. lurking c. try d. greedy d. punish93. abide most nearly means 99. meld most nearly means a. endure a. character b. hate b. distinction c. attendance c. blend d. live d. firmness94. shrewd most nearly means 100. rally most nearly means a. intractable a. demonstrate b. mean b. muster c. astute c. course d. intelligent d. truly 19
  • 26. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions101. abject most nearly means 106. churlish most nearly means a. indigent a. childish b. desire b. boorish c. despondent c. tempestuous d. extreme d. disorderly102. bespoke most nearly means 107. antediluvian most nearly a. gentle means b. quiet a. antiquated c. tailored b. parched d. handsome c. nonsectarian d. nonsensical103. diffident most nearly means a. apathetic 108. picayune most nearly means b. shy a. petty c. arrogant b. spicy d. quarrelsome c. paltry d. southern104. proffer most nearly means a. mendicant 109. smite most nearly means b. wastrel a. flee c. predict b. speck d. tender c. dirt d. strike105. mordant most nearly means a. dead 110. winnow most nearly means b. gruesome a. carve c. fetid b. wind d. caustic c. weed d. carry 20
  • 27. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers71. d. modest means to be free of conceit or pretension, or humble72. b. a custom means a long-established practice, or a habit73. a. to prolong means to lengthen in time, or to extend74. b. to hustle means to hurry75. d. solemn means marked by grave sobriety, or serious76. a. to imply means to express indirectly, or to suggest77. c. to ramble means to move aimlessly from place to place, or to wander78. b. beneficial means causing benefit, or advantageous79. d. flare means a fire or blaze used to signal; flair means talent or style80. c. negligent means marked by neglect, or careless81. d. aloof means distant in feeling, or reserved82. c. one meaning of resolve is to decide, often to stop from doing something83. b. to congregate means to gather in a group84. a. to utter means to express in words85. c. fearless means lacking fear, or brave86. a. negligible means so small or insignificant as to deserve little attention87. a. placid means free of disturbance, or calm 21
  • 28. 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 greedy 93. a. to abide means to endure without yielding, or to withstand 94. c. shrewd means marked by clever awareness, or astute 95. c. to fetter means to hamper, or to restrain 96. b. flagrant means obviously wrong or immoral; glaring means painfully obvious 97. a. mitigate means to make less severe or painful, or to relieve 98. a. to rail means to scold in harsh, abusive language 99. c. to meld means to merge or to blend100. b. to rally means to arouse for action, or to muster101. c. abject means cast down in spirit, or utterly hopeless; despondent means having lost all hope102. c. bespoke means custom-made; tailored also means custom- made103. b. diffident means shy or lacking in confidence104. d. to proffer means to put something forward for acceptance, or to tender 22
  • 29. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions105. d. mordant means biting or caustic in means or speech106. b. churlish means resembling an ill-bred or vulgar person, or boorish107. a. antediluvian means so ancient that it could have come before the time of the flood and Noah’s ark, or antiquated108. c. picayune means trivial or of little value; paltry means trivial or meager109. d. smite means to strike heavily especially with the hand110. c. to winnow means to sift or get rid of, like weed, it is often used with “out’’ 23
  • 30. Antonyms 4Select the word that is most opposite to the wordprovided.111. detain is most opposite to 114. fluid is most opposite to a. release a. solid b. silence b. liquid c. forget c. afraid d. prosper d. decent112. famous is most opposite to 115. continue is most opposite to a. boring a. curve b. poor b. argue c. obscure c. carry d. untalented d. pause113. colossal is most opposite to 116. labor is most opposite to a. easy a. amuse b. tiny b. cat c. graceful c. rest d. roof d. strive
  • 31. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions117. brawny is most opposite to 123. flaunt is most opposite to a. swift a. regard b. weak b. sink c. strong c. hide d. pale d. propose118. fickle is most opposite to 124. heal is most opposite to a. steady a. sew b. kind b. foot c. please c. good d. finagle d. maim119. inept is most opposite to 125. pacify is most opposite to a. clumsy a. excite b. infer b. land c. competent c. coddle d. foolish d. unhand120. pivotal is most opposite to 126. sullen is most opposite to a. turning a. dirty b. wavy b. cheerful c. unimportant c. clean d. clear d. risen121. cursed is most opposite to 127. assure is most opposite to a. swore a. alarm b. pious b. reassure c. unfortunate c. quiet d. lucky d. unsure122. candid is most opposite to 128. fallacious is most opposite to a. unkind a. perfect b. blunt b. truthful c. valid c. accidental d. dishonest d. disarming 26
  • 32. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions129. gumption is most opposite to 135. obtuse is most opposite to a. seriousness a. slim b. apathy b. acute c. levity c. opaque d. despair d. thick130. ecstasy is most opposite to 136. obsequious is most a. hate opposite to b. agony a. clear c. languor b. clever d. fatigue c. domineering d. dandified131. astute is most opposite to a. distraught 137. doleful is most opposite to b. careful a. empty c. generous b. rich d. gullible c. witty d. vivacious132. winsome is most opposite to a. dour 138. wanton is most opposite to b. attractive a. merciful c. mysterious b. repast d. clever c. brilliant d. vicious133. droll is most opposite to a. forget 139. banal is most opposite to b. charm a. sincere c. sedate b. wealthy d. absurd c. extraordinary d. trustworthy134. enigmatic is most opposite to a. healthy 140. lugubrious is most b. watchful opposite to c. disastrous a. quick d. obvious b. cheerful c. salubrious d. dry 27
  • 33. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions141. perspicacious is most 146. parsimony is most opposite to opposite to a. generosity a. calm b. sinfulness b. easy c. verbosity c. dull d. tenderness d. winsome 147. truculent is most opposite to142. elan is most opposite to a. faltering a. inelegance b. gentle b. stupidity c. facile c. obscure d. submissive d. despair 148. spurious is most opposite to143. recondite is most opposite to a. disingenuous a. manifest b. thoughtless b. flexible c. placid c. provident d. genuine d. sociable 149. welter is most opposite to144. gainsay is most opposite to a. order a. regret b. freeze b. own c. patron c. prudent d. sustain d. prude 150. eclat is most opposite to145. effluvium is most opposite to a. apathy a. land b. dullness b. essential c. silence c. fragrance d. disinterest d. solid 28
  • 34. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers111. a. to detain means to hold or keep back; to release means to let go112. c. famous means widely known; obscure means little known113. b. colossal means incredibly large, therefore tiny is the opposite114. a. a fluid is a substance that flows; a solid does not flow115. d. to continue means to act without interruption; to pause means to stop temporarily116. c. to labor means to work; to rest means to cease working117. b. brawny means muscled or strong, therefore weak is the opposite118. a. fickle means to lack steadiness, therefore steady is the opposite119. c. inept means to lack competence, therefore competent is the opposite120. c. pivotal means very important, or crucial, therefore unimportant is the opposite121. d. cursed means to be the subject of misfortune, or to be unlucky, therefore lucky is the opposite122. d. candid means to be frank, or honest, therefore dishonest is the opposite123. c. to flaunt means to display showily, or to show off, therefore hide is the opposite124. d. to heal means to restore to health; to maim means to injure125. a. to pacify means to soothe, or calm, therefore excite is the opposite 29
  • 35. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions126. b. sullen means showing a disagreeable mood, or lacking cheer, therefore cheerful is the opposite127. a. to assure means to make sure by removing doubt or worry; alarm means to give warning or to arouse fear128. b. fallacious means tending to deceive; truthful means disposed to tell the truth129. b. gumption means initiative, or drive; apathy means a lack of interest or concern130. b. ecstasy means a state of rapturous delight; agony means intense pain of mind or body131. d. astute means shrewd or showing acute mental vision; gullible means easily duped or cheated132. a. winsome means cheerful and engaging; dour means gloomy or sullen133. c. droll means to have a humorous or odd quality; sedate means unruffled or serious134. d. enigmatic means mysterious or obscure, therefore obvious is the opposite135. b. obtuse means insensitive or stupid; acute means marked by keen perception or shrewd136. c. obsequious means subservient or fawning; domineering means exercising overbearing control137. d. doleful means full of grief or cheerless; vivacious means full of life and spirit138. a. one meaning of wanton is malicious or merciless, therefore merciful is the opposite 30
  • 36. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions139. c. banal means trite or commonplace, therefore extraordinary is the opposite140. b. lugubrious means mournful, or dismal, therefore cheerful is the opposite141. c. perspicacious means keen or astute, therefore dull is the opposite142. d. elan means vigorous spirit or enthusiasm; despair means an utter loss of hope143. a. recondite means difficult for one of ordinary understanding to comprehend; manifest means easily understood or recognized144. b. to gainsay means to deny; one meaning of to own is to admit145. c. effluvium means an offensive smell; fragrance means a sweet or delicate odor146. a. parsimony means thrift or stinginess, therefore generosity is the opposite147. b. truculent means cruel or savage, therefore gentle is the opposite148. d. spurious means lacking genuine qualities, or false, therefore genuine is the opposite149. a. welter means a state of wild disorder, or turmoil, therefore order is the opposite150. b. eclat means a dazzling effect, or brilliance, therefore dullness is the opposite 31
  • 37. 5 SynonymsWhich of these words most nearly means the wordprovided?151. deplete 154. cheat a. decorate a. stingy b. beg b. argue c. exhaust c. freckle d. hurry d. defraud152. voluntary 155. miserable a. willing a. cruel b. charity b. wrong c. prisoner c. unhappy d. careless d. miss153. refute 156. vintage a. garbage a. classic b. deny b. alcoholic c. offer c. disease d. difficult d. spoiled
  • 38. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions157. tart 163. imperial a. law a. bratty b. acid b. oppressive c. angry c. regal d. desirable d. beautiful158. corner 164. diffuse a. display a. difficult b. trap b. scatter c. paint c. incomprehensible d. hurry d. unplug159. zest 165. hinder a. gusto a. lose b. cram b. loose c. worry c. despair d. trial d. check160. haggle 166. latent a. tired a. dormant b. climb b. recent c. decrease c. effeminate d. bargain d. desirable161. impel 167. wretched a. force a. twisted b. block b. forced c. hinder c. miserable d. discredit d. increased162. throng 168. irksome a. garment a. outrageous b. bell b. fearsome c. mass c. impoverished d. weight d. annoying 34
  • 39. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions169. regulate 175. lissome a. even a. slow b. police b. honest c. flow c. supple d. position d. dull170. warrant 176. misprize a. justify a. despise b. burrow b. devalue c. hide c. erroneous d. integrity d. covet171. protract 177. impugn a. hire a. imply b. fold b. fret c. delay c. assail d. corner d. recalcitrant172. lax 178. supervene a. ensure a. intervene b. slack b. overreach c. servant c. displace d. strive d. follow173. rigor 179. exigent a. austerity a. urgent b. rope b. treatise c. fix c. miser d. excess d. expedient174. discrete 180. fervid a. leave a. delightful b. diminish b. difficult c. squander c. obstinate d. distinct d. ardent 35
  • 40. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions181. ersatz 184. propinquity a. chaotic a. habit b. artificial b. nearness c. impromptu c. capacity d. vague d. tendency182. redolent 185. vociferous a. ubiquitous a. numerous b. odorous b. bountiful c. shy c. strident d. bellicose d. garrulous183. turpitude a. lethargy b. honor c. belligerence d. depravity 36
  • 41. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers151. c. deplete means to reduce or deprive or something essential; exhaust means to empty completely152. a. voluntary means done by one’s own will, or willing153. b. to refute means to prove wrong, or to deny the truth of154. d. to cheat means to influence by means of trickery, or to defraud155. c. miserable means in a state of distress or unhappiness156. a. vintage means of old and enduring interest, or classic157. b. tart means pleasantly sharp or acid to the taste158. b. to corner means to drive into a corner, or to trap159. a. one meaning of zest is keen enjoyment, or gusto160. d. to haggle means to negotiate over terms or price, or to bargain161. a. to impel means to drive forward using strong moral pressure, or to force162. c. a throng is a large number of assembled people, or a mass163. c. imperial means befitting or suggesting an emperor; regal means befitting or suggesting a king164. b. to diffuse means to break up or spread out, or to scatter 37
  • 42. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions165. d. to hinder means to hold back; one meaning of to check means to slow or bring to a stop166. a. latent means capable of becoming but not currently visible, or dormant167. c. wretched means extremely distressed, or miserable168. d. irksome means tedious or annoying169. b. to regulate means to bring under the control of law; to police means to control or keep order170. a. to warrant means to serve as adequate ground or reason, or to justify171. c. to protract means to prolong in time or space, or to delay172. b. lax means in a relaxed state, or slack173. a. rigor means severity of life, or austerity174. d. discrete means individually distinct175. c. lissome means supple or flexible176. a. to misprize means to hold in contempt, or to despise177. c. to impugn means to attack verbally as false or lacking integrity; to assail means to attack178. d. to supervene means to follow as an unexpected development179. a. exigent means demanding immediate attention, or urgent180. d. fervid means ardent or passionate181. b. ersatz means a usually artificial or inferior substitute 38
  • 43. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions182. b. redolent means aromatic or full of a specific scent, or odorous183. d. turpitude means wickedness, or depravity184. b. propinquity means nearness in place or time185. c. vociferous means loud and insistent, often in presentation of demands or requests; strident also means loud and insistent 39
  • 44. 6 AntonymsWhich word is most dissimilar in meaning to the wordprovided?186. gracious 189. imaginative a. cordial a. playful b. rude b. written c. furious c. small d. tactile d. dull187. valor 190. knowing a. cowardice a. wasteful b. false b. dense c. drop c. clumsy d. heavy d. fast188. severe 191. animosity a. lenient a. love b. cautious b. plantlike c. join c. barren d. one d. tiny
  • 45. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions192. exact 198. tacit a. join a. grand b. sympathetic b. dictated c. incorrect c. illicit d. whole d. messy193. extravagant 199. repudiate a. unknown a. argue b. homebody b. soften c. punctual c. slander d. moderate d. admit194. stamina 200. pristine a. weakness a. free b. clear b. sullied c. decisive c. wide d. calmness d. thorough195. rough 201. concede a. tumble a. sit b. sleek b. withstand c. fast c. dismiss d. distant d. elaborate196. garner 202. placate a. unravel a. appease b. mar b. strip c. squander c. tremendous d. tarnish d. enrage197. prodigal 203. popular a. thrifty a. empty b. secondary b. uncommon c. distant c. famous d. squalid d. feisty 42
  • 46. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions204. felicitous 210. adroit a. morbid a. clumsy b. boorish b. left c. inopportune c. diplomatic d. delightful d. unpersuasive205. austere 211. mite a. lavish a. weakness b. unfavorable b. tend c. light c. bulk d. devout d. drive206. insipid 212. supernal a. cold a. nocturnal b. brave b. special c. exciting c. despicable d. bashful d. hellish207. wastrel 213. reprobate a. sober a. sage b. spendthrift b. elevated c. mute c. possess d. miser d. dismiss208. temperate 214. specious a. Celsius a. genuine b. inordinate b. logical c. lukewarm c. common d. safely d. deliberate209. nebulous 215. effete a. cloudy a. conquer b. dim b. proper c. distinct c. prosperous d. desirable d. civilized 43
  • 47. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions216. rabble 219. parvenu a. order a. wallflower b. clear b. highway c. open c. melody d. union d. plan217. protean 220. lapidarian a. unformed a. square b. unchanging b. secular c. elaborate c. pasture d. selective d. inelegant218. vertiginous a. horizontal b. litigious c. constant d. lowly 44
  • 48. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers186. b. gracious means to be pleasant in a social situation, or cordial; rude means to be unpleasant187. a. valor means strength of mind or spirit, or courage; cowardice means lack of courage188. a. one meaning of severe is strict; lenient means mild or indulgent189. d. imaginative means having imagination; dull means lacking imagination190. b. knowing means having information or knowledge; dense means dull or stupid191. a. animosity means resentment or hostility, therefore love is the opposite192. c. exact means in complete accordance with fact, or correct, therefore incorrect is the opposite193. d. extravagant means lacking in restraint and moderation, therefore moderate is the opposite194. a. stamina means strength or endurance, therefore weakness is the opposite195. b. rough means having an uneven, coarse surface; sleek means having a smooth, bright surface196. c. to garner means to gather or to store; to squander means to cause to disperse or to scatter197. a. prodigal means wasteful or extravagant; thrifty means thriving by industry and frugality198. b. tacit means unspoken, or implied; dictated means spoken 45
  • 49. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions199. d. to repudiate means to reject or deny, therefore to admit is the opposite200. b. pristine means unspoiled or pure; sullied means spoiled or tarnished201. b. to concede means to yield; to withstand means to successfully resist202. d. to placate means to soothe or calm; to enrage means to anger203. b. popular means frequently encountered or accepted, or common, therefore uncommon is the opposite204. c. felicitous means very well-suited or apt; inopportune means inconvenient or not well-suited205. a. austere means simple and unadorned; lavish means produced or expended in abundance206. c. insipid means lacking in qualities that interest or excite, therefore exciting is the opposite207. d. a wastrel is someone who spends foolishly or self-indulgently; a miser is someone who hoards his or her wealth208. b. temperate means moderate; inordinate means excessive or immoderate209. c. nebulous means vague or indistinct, therefore distinct is the opposite210. a. adroit means skillful in the use of the hands, therefore clumsy is the opposite211. c. mite means a very small or insignificant part; bulk means the main or greater part 46
  • 50. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions212. d. supernal means coming from on high, or heavenly; infernal is a synonym for hellish213. b. reprobate means morally debased or depraved; one meaning of elevated is to be on a moral or intellectual high plane214. a. specious means having a false look of truth or genuineness, therefore genuine is the opposite215. b. effete means weak or decadent; one meaning of proper is virtuous or respectable216. d. a rabble is a disorderly or disorganized crowd of people; a union is a group of individuals joined in an organized manner217. b. protean means showing great diversity or variability, or versatile, therefore unchanging is the opposite218. c. vertiginous means inclined to frequent change, or inconstant, therefore constant is the opposite219. a. a parvenu is an upstart or a social climber; a wallflower is someone who refrains from socializing220. d. lapidarian means having elegance or precision and comes from the word lapidary, which means a cutter or engraver of precious stones, therefore inelegant is the opposite 47
  • 51. Synonyms and 7 AntonymsRead each question carefully and select the word that ismost similar or dissimilar in meaning to the word provided.221. delirious is most similar to 224. lure is most similar to a. manic a. tickle b. calm b. decoy c. tasty c. resist d. suspicious d. suspect222. infirm is most similar to 225. perilous is most dissimilar to a. hospital a. disciplined b. weak b. similar c. short c. safe d. fortitude d. honest223. cautious is most dissimilar to 226. isolation is most similar to a. reasonable a. fear b. careful b. plentitude c. illogical c. solitude d. reckless d. disease
  • 52. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions227. lull is most similar to 233. mutiny is most similar to a. pause a. rebellion b. noise b. currency c. boring c. sailor d. mark d. hassle228. outfit is most similar to 234. naive is most similar to a. indoors a. rural b. strong b. secular c. special c. unsophisticated d. furnish d. sultry229. punctual is most dissimilar to 235. entice is most dissimilar to a. close a. piece b. tardy b. repulse c. sloppy c. attract d. precious d. repeat230. delude is most dissimilar to 236. solemnity is most similar to a. drought a. lightheartedness b. clever b. gravity c. enlighten c. diligence d. enrage d. sleepiness231. omit is most similar to 237. stingy is most dissimilar to a. recluse a. wasteful b. neglect b. democratic c. mistake c. spiteful d. destroy d. liberal232. resilient is most dissimilar to 238. malign is most similar to a. stubborn a. evil b. careless b. malicious c. substantial c. slander d. flimsy d. grandiose 50
  • 53. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions239. impudent is most similar to 245. pitched is most similar to a. cautious a. undone b. haphazard b. retracted c. gleeful c. heated d. insolent d. lovely240. vacillate is most dissimilar to 246. tepid is most dissimilar to a. decide a. dispassionate b. teeter b. scalding c. dilate c. crisp d. please d. clever241. kinetic is most dissimilar to 247. largesse is most similar to a. cold a. greatness b. static b. generosity c. lewd c. miniscule d. foolish d. clumsiness242. lambaste is most similar to 248. insidious is most dissimilar to a. marinade a. repellant b. commotion b. pure c. censure c. charming d. tickle d. delicious243. kowtow is most dissimilar to 249. decorum is most similar to a. snub a. etiquette b. pull b. merit c. fawn c. parliament d. forage d. slipshod244. rudimentary is most 250. succor is most dissimilar to similar to a. genius a. crass b. abet b. gracious c. injure c. deliberate d. deciduous d. primitive 51
  • 54. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions251. enjoin is most dissimilar to 256. castigate is most similar to a. sever a. neuter b. dislike b. punish c. permit c. banish d. divorce d. celebrate252. tumid is most similar to 257. reconnoiter is most a. swollen dissimilar to b. fetid a. disarm c. aggressive b. disassemble d. despondent c. distance d. disregard253. jejune is most similar to a. youthful 258. obloquy is most similar to b. insipid a. tirade c. charming b. dependence d. quick c. oval d. circumlocution254. ecumenical is most dissimilar to 259. recondite is most dissimilar to a. spiritual a. give b. humanistic b. obscure c. secular c. patent d. parochial d. hardy255. sinecure is most similar to 260. querulous is most similar to a. cakewalk a. nauseous b. serpentine b. fretful c. evil c. curious d. dishonest d. dizzy 52
  • 55. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers221. a. delirious means marked by frenzied excitement, or manic222. b. infirm means feeble from age, or weak223. d. cautious means careful; reckless means lacking caution224. b. a lure is used to attract animals into a trap, like a decoy225. c. perilous means dangerous, therefore safe is the opposite226. c. isolation means the state of being alone or withdrawn, or solitude227. a. a lull is a temporary pause228. d. to outfit means to supply or to furnish229. b. punctual means on time; tardy means late230. c. to delude means to mislead the judgment of someone, or to trick; to enlighten means to give knowledge to someone231. b. to omit means to leave out, to fail to perform, or to neglect232. d. resilient means capable of withstanding shock; flimsy means lacking in physical strength or substance233. a. mutiny means resistance to lawful authority, or rebellion234. c. naive means unaffectedly simple, or unsophisticated235. b. to entice means attract seductively, or to lure; to repulse means to cause aversion to, or to disgust236. b. solemnity means formal or ceremonious observance, or seriousness; gravity means dignity of bearing, or seriousness 53
  • 56. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions237. d. one meaning of liberal is giving freely, or generous; stingy means lacking generosity238. c. to malign means to speak false or harmful things of, or to slander239. d. impudent means contemptuously bold or cocky, or insolent240. a. vacillate means to hesitate among choices, or to waver; decide means to choose241. b. kinetic means relating to motion, or dynamic; static means at rest, or stationary242. c. to lambaste means to attack verbally, or to censure243. a. to kowtow means to show fawning deference; to snub means to treat with contempt244. d. rudimentary means crude or primitive245. c. pitched means intensely fought; one meaning of heated is marked by anger246. b. tepid means lukewarm; scalding means boiling hot247. b. largesse means liberal giving or generosity248. a. insidious means harmful but enticing or seductive; repellant means arousing aversion or disgust249. a. decorum means conduct required in social life, or etiquette250. c. to succor means go to the aid of, or relieve; to injure means to harm251. c. enjoin means to forbid or prohibit, therefore permit is the opposite 54
  • 57. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions252. a. tumid means puffy or swollen253. b. jejune means lacking in substance or interest; insipid means lacking in qualities to excite or interest254. d. ecumenical means of or relating to the whole body of churches, or universal; parochial means of or relating to a parish, or limited in scope or range255. a. a sinecure is a job for which little or no work is expected; a cakewalk is a one-sided competition256. b. to castigate means to subject to severe punishment257. d. reconnoiter means to gain information or to explore; disregard means to pay no attention to258. a. obloquy means abusive language; tirade means harshly censorious language259. c. recondite means hidden from sight or obscure; patent means readily visible or intelligible260. b. querulous means habitually complaining, or fretful 55
  • 58. 8 SynonymsSelect the word that is most similar in meaning to theword provided.261. wrath 264. pompous a. knot a. arrogant b. anger b. supportive c. crime c. busy d. smoke d. gaudy262. plethora 265. prevalent a. trouble a. wind b. foolish b. servile c. wealth c. widespread d. love d. rare263. calamity 266. wince a. potion a. flinch b. silence b. cheer c. shellfish c. crush d. disaster d. solitary
  • 59. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions267. superficial 273. smudge a. gorgeous a. gloat b. shallow b. residue c. intelligent c. blur d. rich d. celebrate268. tangle 274. drizzle a. snarl a. curly b. growl b. sprinkle c. dance c. sear d. shiver d. drench269. reform 275. mundane a. punish a. dirty b. destroy b. commonplace c. display c. confused d. correct d. extraordinary270. methodical 276. pretension a. rhythmic a. stress b. poetic b. ambition c. systematic c. waste d. disrespectful d. strife271. spite 277. affect a. joy a. outcome b. beverage b. share c. wonder c. pompous d. malice d. cultivate272. scale 278. herald a. climb a. insignia b. sail b. postpone c. swim c. hail d. skate d. regal 58
  • 60. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions279. faculty 285. sundry a. defective a. aged b. school b. supply c. gift c. various d. desire d. tremendous280. mirth 286. supplant a. anger a. grow b. glee b. replace c. sarcasm c. undo d. mistrust d. question281. drudgery 287. venerate a. silliness a. ordain b. labor b. breathe c. evil c. polish d. investigation d. revere282. prerequisite 288. conciliate a. necessary a. appease b. course b. disagree c. difficult c. revive d. tar d. separate283. dire 289. exultant a. questionable a. afraid b. forthright b. jubilant c. traitor c. expectant d. urgent d. demanding284. grapple 290. surreptitious a. struggle a. overbearing b. trap b. clandestine c. laugh c. indirect d. intend d. impious 59
  • 61. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions291. recalcitrant 296. preternatural a. hesitant a. immature b. subdued b. extraordinary c. unruly c. removed d. subtract d. unearned292. pretty 297. pernicious a. plain a. noxious b. confusing b. illicit c. ugly c. open d. terrible d. undecided293. coterie 298. reprisal a. various a. accusation b. flirtation b. loathe c. club c. retaliation d. socialize d. insinuation294. nefarious 299. manifold a. infamous a. evident b. macabre b. contemporary c. evil c. diverse d. distinguished d. willing295. curry 300. factious a. flatter a. sham b. spicy b. unreliable c. squander c. seditious d. game d. argumentative 60
  • 62. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers261. b. wrath means strong, vengeful anger262. c. abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth263. d. a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event, or disaster264. a. pompous means self-important, or arrogant265. c. prevalent means generally accepted, or widespread266. a. to wince means to shrink back involuntarily, or to flinch267. b. superficial means to be concerned only with the surface or appearance, or shallow268. a. a tangle is a twisted, knotted mass, or a snarl269. d. to reform means to change for the better, or to correct270. c. methodical means proceeding according to an order or system, or systematic271. d. spite means petty ill will or hatred, or malice272. a. one meaning of scale is to climb273. c. a smudge is a blurry spot or streak274. b. one meaning of to drizzle is to rain in very small drops, or to sprinkle275. b. mundane means ordinary, or commonplace276. b. pretension means an effort to establish, or ambition277. d. to affect means to make a display of using or liking something, or to cultivate 61
  • 63. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions278. c. to herald means to greet with enthusiasm, or to hail279. c. one meaning of faculty is an ability or gift280. b. mirth means gladness expressed with laughter, or glee281. b. drudgery means uninspiring or menial labor282. a. prerequisite means necessary for carrying out a function283. d. dire means desperately urgent284. a. to grapple means to come to grips with, or to struggle285. c. sundry means an indeterminate number, or various286. b. to supplant means take the place of, or to replace287. d. to venerate means to treat with reverential respect, or to revere288. a. to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts, or to appease289. b. exultant means filled with or expressing great joy, or jubilant290. b. surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth, or clandestine291. c. recalcitrant means defiant of authority, or unruly292. d. one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible, as in the expression “a pretty pickle’’293. c. a coterie is an intimate or exclusive group or people who share a common interest or purpose; a club is an association of people for a common purpose294. c. nefarious means flagrantly wicked, or evil295. a. to curry means to seek to gain favor, or to flatter 62
  • 64. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions296. b. preternatural means exceeding what is natural, or extraordinary297. a. pernicious means highly injurious or deadly, or noxious298. c. a reprisal is an act of vengeance, or a retaliation299. c. manifold means marked by variety, or diverse300. c. factious means inclined to form factions; seditious means disposed to insurrection 63
  • 65. Antonyms 9Select the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to theword provided.301. tragic 304. wean a. boring a. flourish b. mysterious b. flush c. comic c. strengthen d. incredulous d. addict302. able 305. haste a. willful a. delay b. inept b. frugal c. careful c. debauchery d. feasible d. solemnity303. tireless 306. malice a. exhausted a. goodwill b. unfailing b. bitterness c. broke c. coddle d. driving d. distress
  • 66. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions307. permanent 313. frivolous a. loose a. pious b. fierce b. inexpensive c. fleeting c. serious d. unhappy d. contemptuous308. attain 314. plain a. crave a. meadow b. lose b. ugly c. harbor c. lovely d. credit d. unadorned309. taint 315. denounce a. cheer a. covet b. worry b. condemn c. clear c. blame d. purify d. deplore310. belittle 316. contrary a. plain a. urbane b. detract b. agreeable c. magnify c. unpleasant d. torment d. despicable311. tedious 317. glower a. unwavering a. prairie b. frightening b. smile c. horrible c. raise d. pleasurable d. throw312. license 318. exacting a. restriction a. upright b. allow b. lenient c. join c. sober d. gather d. general 66
  • 67. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions319. curtail 325. dubious a. remain a. reliable b. detain b. pleasing c. placate c. rhythmic d. prolong d. careful320. eminent 326. interdict a. imminent a. continue b. obscure b. abstain c. retire c. wallow d. unsure d. sanction321. abdicate 327. mendacious a. deny a. bashful b. usurp b. capacious c. blame c. veracious d. renounce d. quiet322. indolent 328. lassitude a. industrious a. release b. complimentary b. demure c. native c. fatigue d. smooth d. vigor323. fortuitous 329. verdant a. undefended a. dishonest b. gratuitous b. suspicious c. deliberate c. moldy d. impoverished d. arid324. disparage 330. ductile a. hesitate a. unfeeling b. settle b. arrogant c. trouble c. precious d. applaud d. rigid 67
  • 68. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions331. asperity 336. proclivity a. moistness a. calm b. amenity b. antipathy c. sour c. desire d. generosity d. dearth332. epicurean 337. vituperation a. ascetic a. alacrity b. slovenly b. alertness c. imprecision c. reparation d. providential d. acclaim333. traduce 338. gambol a. deduce a. trudge b. laud b. hedge c. presuppose c. crone d. converge d. misplace334. bridle 339. quixotic a. heckle a. simple b. dissuade b. staid c. vent c. passe d. persist d. unpredictable335. spare 340. lachrymose a. rotund a. quick b. pacify b. loquacious c. impolite c. blithe d. impose d. plentiful 68
  • 69. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers301. c. tragic means regrettably serious or sorrowful; comic means humorous302. b. able means having skill or ability; inept means lacking skill303. a. tireless means filled with energy; exhausted means depleted of energy304. d. to wean means to detach from a dependence; to addict means to make dependent305. a. haste means hurry; delay means postponement or procrastination306. a. malice means a desire to see another suffer; goodwill means desire to see another benefit307. c. permanent means lasting; fleeting means passing quickly or temporary308. b. to attain means to achieve or to gain, therefore to lose is the most dissimilar309. d. to taint means to contaminate or corrupt; to purify means to make pure310. c. to belittle means to make seem little or less; to magnify means to enlarge311. d. tedious means boring; pleasurable means enjoyable or delightful312. a. one meaning of a license is permission; restriction means limitation313. c. frivolous means lacking seriousness, therefore serious is the most dissimilar 69
  • 70. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions314. c. plain means lacking in beauty; lovely means beautiful315. a. one meaning of to denounce is to speak out against; to covet means to wish for enviously316. b. contrary means unwilling to accept control or advice; agreeable means ready or willing to agree317. b. glower means a sullen brooding look, therefore smile is the most dissimilar318. b. exacting means severe; lenient means indulgent319. d. to curtail means to cut short; to prolong means to lengthen or extend320. b. eminent means prominent, or famous; obscure means not prominent, or unknown321. b. to abdicate means to renounce power or high office; to usurp means seize power or high office322. a. indolent means lazy; industrious means hardworking323. c. fortuitous means occurring by chance, or accidental; deliberate means resulting from careful consideration, or voluntary324. d. to disparage means to speak slightingly about; to applaud means to express approval325. a. dubious means questionable or unreliable, therefore reliable is the most dissimilar326. d. to interdict means to forbid; to sanction means to approve327. c. mendacious means dishonest; veracious means truthful or honest328. d. lassitude means weariness; vigor means strength or force 70
  • 71. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions329. d. one meaning of verdant is green, especially with plant life; arid means dry, or lacking enough rainfall for agriculture330. d. one meaning of ductile is easily led or influenced; one meaning of rigid is inflexible, set in opinion331. b. asperity means roughness of surface or manner; amenity means pleasantness or smoothness of manner332. a. epicurean means having sensitive and self-indulgent taste especially in food and wine; ascetic means practicing self-denial and austerity333. b. to traduce means to expose to shame or blame; to laud means to praise or extol334. c. to bridle means to restrain or keep under control; to vent means to relieve by means of an outlet335. a. one meaning of spare is lean; rotund means round or fleshy336. b. proclivity means inclination or predisposition; antipathy means settled aversion or dislike337. d. vituperation means bitter condemnation; acclaim means praise338. a. to gambol means to skip about in play; to trudge means to march steadily and laboriously339. b. quixotic means foolishly impractical and marked by extravagantly romantic ideals; staid means sedate and marked by prim self-restraint340. c. lachrymose means given to weeping, or morose; blithe means of a happy or lighthearted character, or merry 71
  • 72. 10 SynonymsSelect the word that is closest in meaning to the wordprovided.341. glare is most similar to 344. peer is most similar to a. scowl a. apple b. hide b. connote c. display c. fellow d. summon d. recluse342. erratic is most similar to 345. fiasco is most similar to a. enticing a. festival b. frequent b. disaster c. difficult c. happenstance d. irregular d. ceremony343. civil is most similar to 346. chasm is most similar to a. unkind a. gorge b. trite b. charm c. public c. bridle d. questionable d. criticize
  • 73. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions347. expertise is most similar to 353. auspicious is most similar to a. activity a. deceitful b. courage b. foreboding c. mastery c. favorable d. effort d. dangerous348. outlandish is most similar to 354. gambit is most similar to a. distant a. frolic b. absurd b. ploy c. pastoral c. testimony d. belligerent d. sentence349. pine is most similar to 355. voracious is most similar to a. clean a. ravenous b. hate b. violent c. resolve c. voluble d. crave d. rambunctious350. exploit is most similar to 356. facile is most similar to a. answer a. ability b. feat b. section c. accident c. vindictive d. persuade d. glib351. culmination is most similar to 357. eschew is most similar to a. realization a. revert b. disaster b. accompany c. serendipity c. admire d. persuasion d. abstain352. feign is most similar to 358. abscond is most similar to a. jab a. rob b. swoon b. obscure c. pretend c. flee d. dread d. absolve 74
  • 74. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions359. knack is most similar to 365. extol is most similar to a. bruise a. praise b. ability b. tax c. keepsake c. burden d. scoundrel d. berate360. apropos is most similar to 366. abeyant is most similar to a. opportune a. false b. unexpected b. disgusting c. misspoken c. pending d. idea d. novice361. veritable is most similar to 367. knell is most similar to a. deep a. copse b. authentic b. hill c. ancient c. toll d. irascible d. rattle362. unmitigated is most similar to 368. soporific is most similar to a. audacious a. juvenile b. unpersuasive b. drunken c. utter c. delightful d. dense d. hypnotic363. epitome is most similar to 369. iterate is most similar to a. volume a. unsettled b. essence b. repeat c. summit c. impoverish d. deliverance d. announce364. edict is most similar to 370. bulwark is most similar to a. decree a. conundrum b. vacate b. festival c. correction c. rampart d. destiny d. confuse 75
  • 75. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions371. pedantic is most similar to 374. flagitious is most similar to a. pedestrian a. deliberate b. arduous b. fatiguing c. fickle c. villainous d. consequential d. habitual372. bumptious is most similar to 375. inveigle is most similar to a. backward a. cajole b. arrogant b. complexity c. clumsy c. hoodwink d. rugged d. distress373. expiation is most similar to a. breathing b. immigration c. divergence d. atonement 76
  • 76. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers341. a. to glare means to stare angrily; to scowl means to have an angry expression342. d. erratic means lacking regularity, or irregular343. c. one meaning of civil is involving the general public344. c. a peer is a person belonging to the same group; a fellow is an equal in rank, or a member of the same group345. b. a fiasco is a complete failure, or a disaster346. a. a chasm is a deep split in the earth, or a gorge347. c. expertise and mastery both mean special skills or knowledge348. b. outlandish means extremely out of the ordinary; absurd means ridiculously unreasonable349. d. to pine means to long for, or to crave350. b. an exploit is a notable or heroic act; a feat is a courageous deed351. a. culmination means the act of reaching the highest point, or decisive action; realization means the act of bringing into concrete existence352. c. to feign means to assert as if true, or to pretend353. c. auspicious means marked by favorable signs354. b. one meaning of gambit is a calculated move; a ploy is a tactic355. a. voracious and ravenous mean having a huge appetite356. d. facile means easily achieved and often lacking sincerity; glib means marked by ease and lacking depth and substance 77
  • 77. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions357. d. to eschew means to avoid habitually, or to abstain358. c. to abscond means to depart secretly; to flee means to run away359. b. a knack is a special ability360. a. apropos means being both relevant and appropriate; opportune means occurring at an appropriate time361. b. veritable means not false or imagined, or authentic362. c. unmitigated means offering little chance of change or relief, or absolute; utter means total or absolute363. b. an epitome is a typical or ideal example; essence is the real or very basic nature of something364. a. an edict is an official proclamation; a decree is an order with the force of the law365. a. to extol means to praise highly366. c. abeyant means in a period of temporary inactivity, or pending367. c. to knell means to sound in an ominous manner; to toll means to sound in long measured strokes; both words are used to describe the ringing of bells368. d. soporific means causing sleep; hypnotic means tending to produce sleep369. b. to iterate means to say or do again, or to repeat370. c. a bulwark is a solid wall-like structure raised for defense, or a rampart371. a. pedantic means ostentatiously or narrowly learned, or unimaginative; one meaning of pedestrian is commonplace or unimaginative 78
  • 78. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions372. b. bumptious means noisily self-assertive; arrogant means disposed to exaggerate one’s own worth373. d. expiation means the act of making atonement; atonement means reparation for an offense or injury374. c. flagitious means marked by outrageous crime or vice; villainous means having the characteristics of a deliberate criminal or scoundrel375. a. to inveigle means to win over with flattery; to cajole means to persuade with flattery 79
  • 79. 11 AntonymsSelect the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to theword provided.376. prudent is most dissimilar to 379. expansive is most dissimilar to a. simple a. generous b. rapid b. honest c. foolish c. narrow d. verbose d. troublesome377. forced is most dissimilar to 380. benign is most dissimilar to a. quick a. malignant b. solid b. converse c. trusting c. cautious d. natural d. malicious378. acquaint is most dissimilar to 381. foster is most dissimilar to a. alienate a. discourage b. luxurious b. believe c. bleach c. heal d. stall d. brag
  • 80. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions382. ample is most dissimilar to 388. aerate is most dissimilar to a. complete a. argue b. insufficient b. placate c. quiet c. suffocate d. supple d. destroy383. deviant is most dissimilar to 389. venerable is most a. winding dissimilar to b. careful a. impervious c. normal b. constant d. sad c. sophomoric d. infirm384. abolish is most dissimilar to a. vote 390. rancor is most dissimilar to b. punish a. ritual c. avoid b. argument d. establish c. collect d. accord385. forsake is most dissimilar to a. craft 391. daunt is most dissimilar to b. embrace a. calm c. shun b. believe d. infer c. inspirit d. dispel386. tractable is most dissimilar to a. invisible 392. paucity is most dissimilar to b. stubborn a. excess c. unadvisable b. certainty d. special c. timidity d. beauty387. dexterous is most dissimilar to 393. heedless is most dissimilar to a. clumsy a. heartless b. saline b. attentive c. cunning c. speedy d. precious d. unaware 82
  • 81. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions394. abound is most dissimilar to 400. unalloyed is most a. rest dissimilar to b. discourage a. dismayed c. bless b. impure d. dwindle c. circumspect d. disastrous395. confederate is most dissimilar to 401. banner is most dissimilar to a. enemy a. forgettable b. confuse b. casual c. wander c. unrestrained d. cluster d. unwitting396. resplendent is most 402. discalced is most dissimilar to dissimilar to a. calculated a. illuminated b. measured b. disarming c. inclined c. dowdy d. shod d. delightful 403. scurrilous is most397. onerous is most dissimilar to dissimilar to a. permissive a. honest b. easy b. decent c. unforgiving c. peaceful d. public d. satisfactory398. sagacity is most dissimilar to 404. pulchritudinous is most a. incredulity dissimilar to b. belligerence a. pacifist c. stupidity b. rare d. tolerance c. smooth d. unsightly399. dilettante is most dissimilar to a. puritan 405. dyspeptic is most dissimilar to b. professional a. trusting c. aesthete b. functional d. conniver c. euphoric d. talented 83
  • 82. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions406. reliction is most dissimilar to 409. prolix is most dissimilar to a. dedication a. brief b. demolition b. exquisite c. flood c. reasonable d. problem d. distinct407. villenage is most dissimilar to 410. lambent is most dissimilar to a. nobility a. praise b. lineage b. present c. directness c. dull d. dullness d. rough408. craven is most dissimilar to a. stalwart b. release c. distinguished d. comfortable 84
  • 83. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers376. c. prudent means marked by wisdom or good judgment; foolish means marked by a lack of good sense or prudence377. d. forced means produced with effort; natural means uncultivated or spontaneous378. a. to acquaint means to get to know or to become friendly; to alienate means to cause unfriendliness or hostility379. c. expansive means sizeable or extensive; narrow means restricted380. d. one meaning of benign is of a gentle disposition; malicious means marked by mischievous impulse381. a. to foster means to encourage; to discourage means to deprive of courage or confidence382. b. ample means more than adequate in size, scope, or capacity, or sufficient, therefore, insufficient is the most dissimilar383. c. deviant means departing from the established norm, or abnormal, therefore normal is the most dissimilar384. d. to abolish means to do away with entirely; to establish means to bring into existence385. b. to forsake means to renounce; one meaning of to embrace is to welcome or include386. b. tractable means easily handled or managed; stubborn means difficult to handle or manage387. a. dexterous means skillful with the hands; clumsy means lacking dexterity, nimbleness, or grace388. c. to aerate means to supply with oxygen; to suffocate means to deprive of oxygen 85
  • 84. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions389. c. venerable means impressive by reason of age; sophomoric means poorly informed and immature390. d. rancor means bitter ill-will; one meaning of accord is balanced interrelationship, or harmony391. c. to daunt means to lessen the courage of; to inspirit means to give vigor or courage392. a. paucity means smallness of number; excess means ample quantity393. b. heedless means inconsiderate or thoughtless; attentive means heedful or mindful of the comfort of others394. d. to abound means to be present in great numbers; to dwindle means to become steadily less395. a. a confederate is an ally or accomplice; an enemy is an opponent396. c. resplendent means characterized by glowing splendor; dowdy means not neat or attractive in appearance, or shabby397. b. onerous means burdensome or troublesome, therefore easy is the most dissimilar398. c. sagacity means wisdom; stupidity means a lack of wisdom399. b. a dilettante is a person having a superficial interest in an art or branch or knowledge; a professional is a person who engages in a pursuit as a profession400. b. unalloyed means pure, therefore impure is the most dissimilar401. a. banner means distinguished from all others in excellence, or unforgettable, therefore forgettable is the most dissimilar402. d. discalced means barefoot; shod means wearing shoes 86
  • 85. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions403. b. scurrilous means given to using foul language, or crass; decent means conforming to standards of propriety404. d. pulchritudinous means marked by physical beauty; unsightly means not pleasing to the sight, or ugly405. c. dyspeptic means showing a sour disposition; euphoric means marked by feeling or well-being406. c. reliction means the gradual recession of water leaving the land dry; flood means the rising and overflow of a body of water onto dry land407. a. villenage means the peasant or commoner class; nobility means the noble class, or gentry408. a. craven means cowardly; stalwart means marked by outstanding strength or vigor409. a. prolix means unduly prolonged, therefore brief is the most dissimilar410. c. lambent means softly bright or radiant; dull means lacking in brightness or shine 87
  • 86. 12 SynonymsSelect the word that is most similar in meaning to theword provided.411. heed 414. appoint a. trek a. score b. consider b. discuss c. consolidate c. nominate d. bound d. ensure412. edge 415. hoard a. diffuse a. stockpile b. point b. burrow c. force c. mine d. dissuade d. dessert413. elevate 416. homogeneous a. lessen a. alike b. mention b. strange c. affix c. polite d. hoist d. alkaline
  • 87. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions417. hub 423. flaunt a. counsel a. conceal b. elder b. parade c. center c. trust d. extension d. fray418. tame 424. flex a. lost a. bend b. evasive b. binge c. pushy c. rid d. submissive d. consume419. irk 425. tantalize a. shrug a. pronounce b. irritate b. reign c. devour c. equal d. avoid d. flirt420. loom 426. dastardly a. disappear a. devastating b. cut b. cowardly c. surface c. clever d. teach d. munificent421. fitful 427. aficionado a. erratic a. novice b. angry b. trickster c. tired c. devotee d. pronounced d. agent422. gaudy 428. contiguous a. massive a. catching b. mindful b. divided c. tasteful c. adjoining d. flashy d. circumstantial 90
  • 88. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions429. swindler 435. bristle a. charlatan a. aloof b. expert b. seethe c. divinity c. wave d. debonair d. doubt430. rogue 436. admonish a. knave a. laud b. wander b. decorate c. buffoon c. caution d. color d. admire431. apologist 437. wheedle a. liar a. retreat b. defender b. deceive c. failure c. plead d. admirer d. question432. proxy 438. aplomb a. spasm a. mine b. closeness b. clumsiness c. delegate c. complication d. court d. poise433. buffet 439. aver a. protect a. dissipate b. barricade b. create c. armoire c. hate d. strike d. state434. travesty 440. mien a. confusion a. carriage b. mockery b. average c. disaster c. vicious d. speculation d. disguise 91
  • 89. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions441. paroxysm 446. grandiloquence a. conundrum a. respect b. fit b. bluster c. contraction c. denial d. spite d. solemnity442. aegis 447. fulmination a. superstition a. explosion b. reference b. recession c. sponsorship c. achievement d. archive d. blessing443. sepulture 448. pococurante a. burial a. native b. parasite b. hot c. verse c. blasé d. sermon d. hidden444. harridan 449. escarpment a. governor a. warning b. vessel b. cliff c. witch c. campsite d. lawyer d. tomb445. apothegm 450. plutocrat a. medicine a. banker b. adage b. priest c. speculation c. judge d. resistance d. astronomer 92
  • 90. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers411. b. to heed means to pay attention to, or to consider412. a. to edge means to force or move gradually (as in to edge off the road)413. d. to elevate means to lift up, or raise; to hoist means to raise into position414. c. to appoint means to name officially, often to a position; to nominate means to appoint or propose for office415. a. to hoard means to gather a hidden supply; to stockpile means accumulate a reserve of something416. a. homogeneous means descended from the same ancestral type, or alike417. c. a hub is a center of activity418. d. tame means deficient in spirit or courage, or submissive419. b. to irk means to annoy or irritate420. c. to loom means to come into sight in enlarged or distorted form; to surface means to come to the surface or into view421. a. fitful means having intermittent or irregular character; erratic means lacking regularity422. d. gaudy means ostentatiously or tastelessly ornamented; flashy means ostentatious or showy423. b. to flaunt means to display ostentatiously or impudently; to parade means to exhibit ostentatiously424. a. to flex means to bend 93
  • 91. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions425. d. to tantalize means to tease by presenting something desirable; to flirt means to behave amorously without serious intent426. b. dastardly means despicably mean or cowardly427. c. an aficionado is a fan, or a devotee428. c. contiguous means touching along a boundary or point; adjoining means joining at a point or line429. a. a swindler is a person who takes money or property through fraud or deceit; a charlatan is a person who pretends to have knowledge or ability, or a fraud430. a. a rogue is a dishonest person; a knave is a tricky deceitful person431. b. an apologist is a person who writes or speaks in defense of a cause, or a defender432. c. a proxy is a person who has the power to act for another, or a delegate433. d. to buffet means to strike repeatedly434. b. a travesty is a distorted or grossly inferior imitation; a mockery is an insincere or contemptible imitation435. b. to bristle is to take on an aggressive or angry appearance; to seethe means to experience violent internal agitation436. c. to admonish means to express warning in a gentle manner, or to caution437. c. to wheedle means to influence using soft words or flattery; to plead means to entreat or appeal earnestly438. d. aplomb means complete composure or self-assurance, or poise 94
  • 92. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions439. d. to aver means to declare positively, or to state440. a. mien means appearance or demeanor; carriage means manner of holding one’s body, or posture441. b. a paroxysm is an attack or convulsion, or a fit442. c. aegis means protection, or sponsorship443. a. sepulture means burial444. c. a harridan is a shrew, or a witch445. b. an apothegm is a short, pithy saying; an adage is a saying that embodies a common observation446. b. grandiloquence means lofty or pompous eloquence; one meaning of bluster is loudly boastful speech447. a. a fulmination is a sudden or loud noise, or an explosion448. c. pococurante means indifferent or nonchalant; blasé means apathetic to pleasure449. b. an escarpment is a long cliff or a steep slope450. a. a plutocrat is one who rules by virtue of wealth; a banker is one who engages in the business of finance 95
  • 93. 13 AntonymsSelect the word that is most dissimilar in meaning to theword provided.451. subsequent 454. waive a. aloof a. retain b. previous b. snub c. following c. imprison d. dismissive d. display452. abrupt 455. erode a. continue a. compost b. laudable b. clarify c. anticipated c. ignore d. careless d. restore453. conserve 456. recall a. waste a. rebate b. silence b. demonstrate c. liberal c. forget d. complicate d. despise
  • 94. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions457. dormant 463. solvent a. clever a. soggy b. active b. confusing c. dreamy c. broke d. invisible d. critical458. procrastinate 464. disconsolate a. lengthen a. joyful b. soothe b. inhospitable c. hurry c. anguished d. demolish d. rude459. docile 465. brusque a. intelligent a. cold b. unruly b. opulent c. unreachable c. gracious d. pale d. suspect460. impromptu 466. callow a. rehearsed a. kind b. bizarre b. urbane c. foolish c. sensitive d. disarming d. gentle461. denigrate 467. countenance a. blame a. force b. hide b. genuine c. query c. deny d. uphold d. verify462. bent 468. cachet a. curved a. release b. disinclination b. explanation c. careful c. thinness d. lustrous d. ignominy 98
  • 95. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions469. evince 475. imprimatur a. convince a. servant b. hallow b. teacher c. hide c. disapproval d. interpret d. rustic470. vainglorious 476. odium a. horrible a. fragrance b. fierce b. ease c. greedy c. admiration d. modest d. trust471. iniquitous 477. mephitic a. virtuous a. honest b. complacent b. healthy c. equal c. simple d. virulent d. rural472. obstreperous 478. platitudinous a. short a. hilly b. tame b. exhilarating c. strict c. confounded d. distant d. advantageous473. ebullient 479. facultative a. aggressive a. compulsory b. acrid b. insipid c. unjust c. pending d. glum d. decisive474. halcyon 480. persiflage a. obtrusive a. coddle b. advanced b. admiration c. tempestuous c. silence d. unscientific d. clarity 99
  • 96. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers451. b. subsequent means following in time or order; previous means going before in time or order452. c. abrupt means occurring without warning, or sudden; anticipated means expected453. a. to conserve means to keep safe or preserve, which is the opposite of to waste454. a. to waive means to give up voluntarily; to retain means to keep455. d. to erode means to wear away; to restore means to bring back to an original state456. c. to recall means to remember, which is the opposite of to forget457. b. dormant means temporarily inactive, which is the opposite of active458. c. to procrastinate means to delay or put off, which is the opposite of to hurry459. b. docile means easily taught; unruly means not easily managed or disciplined460. a. impromptu means unplanned or unrehearsed; rehearsed means trained or practiced461. d. to denigrate means to deny the importance of something, or to belittle; to uphold means to support or to elevate462. b. a bent is a strong inclination or capacity; a disinclination is a slight aversion463. c. one meaning of solvent is able to pay all debts; broke means penniless 100
  • 97. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions464. a. disconsolate means cheerless or dejected, which is the opposite of joyful465. c. brusque means blunt in manner or speech to the point of being ungracious; gracious means marked by charm and good taste466. b. callow means unsophisticated; urbane means sophisticated467. c. to countenance means to extend approval or sanction; to deny means to refuse to grant468. d. cachet means prestige; ignominy means disgrace469. c. to evince means to display clearly or reveal, which is the opposite of to hide470. d. vainglorious means boastful, which is the opposite of modest471. a. iniquitous means wicked; virtuous means morally excellent472. b. obstreperous means stubbornly resistant to control or unruly; tame means docile or submissive473. d. ebullient means lively or enthusiastic; glum means dreary or gloomy474. c. halcyon means calm or peaceful; tempestuous means turbulent or stormy475. c. imprimatur means sanction or approval, therefore disapproval is the most dissimilar476. c. odium means hatred and condemnation; admiration means a feeling of delighted approval477. b. mephitic means relating to a foul, noxious exhalation from the earth; a mephitic environment would be unhealthy, so healthy is its opposite 101
  • 98. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions478. b. platitudinous means full of or characterized by banal, trite remarks; exhilarating means refreshing or exciting479. a. facultative means optional; compulsory means mandatory, or not optional480. c. persiflage means frivolous talk, therefore silence is the most dissimilar 102
  • 99. Synonyms and 14 AntonymsRead each question carefully and select the word that isthe most similar or most dissimilar in meaning to the wordprovided.481. beckon is most similar to 484. idiom is most similar to a. light a. stupidity b. beg b. recipe c. motion c. fastener d. hear d. expression482. earnest is most dissimilar to 485. accelerate is most dissimilar to a. cheap a. delay b. frivolous b. risk c. release c. monitor d. civilized d. deny483. execute is most similar to 486. engross is most similar to a. perform a. fatten b. decide b. absorb c. wonder c. disgust d. dismiss d. destroy
  • 100. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions487. impervious is most 493. hubris is most similar to dissimilar to a. earth a. kind b. pride b. disastrous c. humility c. prone d. sorrow d. perfect 494. bemuse is most dissimilar to488. brood is most similar to a. depress a. wander b. inspire b. direction c. clarify c. progeny d. desire d. tribe 495. contrite is most similar to489. balk is most similar to a. brief a. crow b. malicious b. fight c. banal c. distress d. rueful d. hamper 496. beset is most similar to490. conversant is most a. hector dissimilar to b. decorate a. inexperienced c. establish b. unprepared d. suspect c. shy d. unpretentious 497. penurious is most dissimilar to491. staunch is most similar to a. generous a. faithful b. lenient b. strict c. injurious c. biased d. relaxed d. political 498. perfidy is most similar to492. unctuous is most dissimilar to a. incompleteness a. pliant b. ideal b. cruel c. betrayal c. sincere d. braggart d. rubbery 104
  • 101. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions499. ascription is most similar to 501. bagatelle is most similar to a. account a. paste b. attribution b. bread c. cure c. bauble d. description d. pirouette500. fustigate is most dissimilar to a. inveigle b. investigate c. explain d. praise 105
  • 102. 501 Synonym & Antonym QuestionsAnswers481. c. to beckon means to signal or summon with a wave or a nod; to motion means to gesture482. b. earnest means grave or serious; frivolous means lacking in seriousness483. a. one meaning of to execute is to carry out fully; one meaning of to perform is to carry out484. d. an idiom is an expression that is unique either grammatically or in meaning485. a. to accelerate means to cause to move faster; to delay means to move or act slowly486. b. to engross means to occupy completely; one meaning of to absorb is to engage or engross wholly487. c. impervious means to be incapable of being affected or disturbed; prone means having a tendency or inclination, or being likely488. c. a brood is the young of an animal or a family of young; progeny is the offspring of animals or plants489. d. one meaning of to balk is to check or to stop; to hamper means to impede or restrain490. a. conversant means having knowledge or experience with, therefore inexperienced is the most dissimilar491. a. staunch means steadfast in loyalty or principle, or faithful492. c. unctuous means marked by a smug or false earnestness, or insincere, therefore sincere is the most dissimilar493. b. hubris means exaggerated pride or self-confidence 106
  • 103. 501 Synonym & Antonym Questions494. c. to bemuse means to make confused, or to bewilder; to clarify means to make free from confusion495. d. contrite means penitent for sin or failing; rueful means regretful496. a. to beset means to trouble or harass; to hector means to intimidate or harass497. a. penurious means given to extreme stinginess or frugality, which is the opposite of generous498. c. perfidy means an act of disloyalty, or betrayal499. b. ascription means the act of referring to a supposed cause, source, or author; attribution means the act of explaining by indicating a cause, or the act of ascribing a work to a particular author or artist500. d. to fustigate means to criticize severely, which is the opposite of to praise501. c. a bagatelle is a trifle (something of little value or importance); a bauble is a trinket or a trifle 107