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Word Focus Synonym Sets test 03

Questions 1-15 are Antonyms. Find the word most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the given word.

1. Obtuse is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Rotund
B. Emaciated
C. Acute
D. Delirious
E. Angular

2. Spoof is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Useful tool
B. Homely feeling
C. Genuine article
D. Serious portrayal
E. Comic interlude

3. Weighty is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Over-valued
B. Non-serious
C. Delicate
D. Measured
E. Over-burdened

4. Vacillating is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Disparate
B. Derelict
C. Occupied
D. Constant
E. Wavering

5. Staid is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Adventurous
B. Alert
C. Archaic
D. Erratic
E. Loose

6. Arcane is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Heavily disguised
B. Badly lit
C. Corrugated
D. Flat
E. Widely- known

7. Probity is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Improbability
B. Dishonesty
C. Splendor
D. Dissemination
E. Prudence

8. Dissemble is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Turn quickly
B. Talk loudly
C. Write forcefully
D. Speak truthfully
E. Walk nonchalantly

9. Dunce is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Conservative
B. Maverick
C. Philanthropist
D. Mentor
E. Sage

10. Mutable is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Stolid
B. Flagging
C. Meteoric
D. Verbose
E. Languid

11. Convoluted is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Indirect
B. Grounded
C. Incisive
D. Gargantuan
E. Emaciated

12. Aboveboard is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Supernatural
B. Forgotten
C. Underhand
D. Subliminal
E. Proactive

13. Equivocal is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Vociferous
B. Unambiguous
C. Harmonious
D. Understated
E. Fulsome

14. Inscrutable is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Easy to comprehend
B. Slow to understand
C. Quick to take offence
D. Ready to learn
E. Eager to know

15. Hypocritical is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Dubious
B. Chimerical
C. Vigorous
D. Frank
E. Overconfident

Questions 16-20 are sentence completions. Choose the answer which contains the words that best fit the blanks and complete the meaning of the given sentence.

16. In 1980 Shooter took the ____ decision to challenge the Dean, whose ____ opinions Shooter believed were hampering educational progress.

A. impetuous - forthright
B. callous - avant-garde
C. momentous - hidebound
D. difficult - innocuous
E. controversial - sagacious

17. A two-year old child is without ____ or ____; she reacts simply and instinctively to the people around her.

A. guile - artifice
B. insight - intuition
C. caprice - illusion
D. candor - learning
E. fear - tremulousness

18. In Hard Times Dickens ____ utilitarian philosophy, and with his marvelous caricatures ____ those who espouse such thinking.

A. depicts - eulogizes
B. extols - lauds
C. explicates - explains
D. ridicules - ennobles
E. satirizes - derides

19. Marlene was sufficiently ____ to be able to recognize that her husbandís ____ behavior masked an underlying insecurity.

A. disingenuous - forthright
B. perspicacious - puerile
C. abstruse - inscrutable
D. talented - sophomoric
E. alert - docile

20. Too many candid revelations can, ____ , make the listener feel that something is amiss, and may lead to accusations of ____ .

A. paradoxically - duplicity
B. seemingly - whimsy
C. unsurprisingly - irrelevance
D. occasionally - fidelity
E. frequently - carelessness

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Q 20 questions

Time 10 minutes

Synonym Sets

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