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Word Focus Word Associations test 04

Questions 1-10 are Antonyms. Find the word most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the given word.

1. Sporadic is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Exaggerated
B. Fluctuating
C. Combined
D. Continuous
E. Unified

2. Erudite is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Uninformed
B. Extensive
C. Treacherous
D. Elongated
E. Effective

3. Assuage is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Name
B. Secrete
C. Normalize
D. Intensify
E. Educate

4. Elliptical is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Sloping
B. Round
C. Soft
D. Untoward
E. Direct

5. Glib is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Shallow
B. Repeat
C. Sincere
D. Smooth
E. Putrid

6. Explicit is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Introverted
B. Veiled
C. Unsubtle
D. Hallowed
E. Fanciful

7. Gaudy is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Intelligent
B. Messy
C. Suitable
D. Plain
E. Candid

8. Torrid is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Lithe
B. Watery
C. Cold
D. Endless
E. Pressured

9. Effusive is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Careless
B. Unsuitable
C. Hedonistic
D. Glossy
E. Restrained

10. Jaded is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Fresh
B. Consummate
C. Intermittent
D. Tired
E. Heightened

Questions 11-20 are Synonyms. Find the word most SIMILAR in meaning to the given word.

11. Nefarious is most similar in meaning to

A. Indomitable
B. Furtive
C. Infamous
D. Staunch
E. Haughty

12. Plausible is most similar in meaning to

A. Simpering
B. Pastoral
C. Comely
D. Credible
E. Didactic

13. Churlish is most similar in meaning to

A. Reactionary
B. Festive
C. Inscrutable
D. Inane
E. Ill-mannered

14. Bolster is most similar in meaning to

A. Infer
B. Strengthen
C. Discount
D. Confer
E. Enervate

15. Stringent is most similar in meaning to

A. Demonic
B. Tough
C. Tenuous
D. Lax
E. Furious

16. Aspersion is most similar in meaning to

A. Stone
B. Breath
C. Slander
D. Accolade
E. Vagary

17. Underscore is most similar in meaning to

A. Stress
B. Delineate
C. Strike
D. Negate
E. Reduce

18. Lugubrious is most similar in meaning to

A. Libelous
B. Heavy
C. Frequent
D. Mournful
E. Light-hearted

19. Multifaceted is most similar in meaning to

A. Varied
B. Facile
C. Singular
D. Unified
E. Angular

20. Judicious is most similar in meaning to

A. Legal
B. Persuasive
C. Aggravated
D. Regal
E. Balanced

Questions 21-25 are sentence completions. Choose the answer which contains the words that best fit the blanks and complete the meaning of the given sentence.

21. The new ballet has a (an)____ setting: the shepherds and shepherdesses glide across the stage against a backdrop of ____ fields.

A. nondescript - rural
B. pastoral - verdant
C. summery - desolate
D. lamentable - ploughed
E. imaginative - realistic

22. The hotel claims that the water in its mock-Roman bath has ____ properties, but some cynics say that the shock of seeing the bill will ____ any improvements to the health of the guests.

A. therapeutic - undo
B. medicinal - underscore
C. salutary - sanction
D. rejuvenating - bolster
E. chemical - defeat

23. My mother gave the then unfashionable watercolors that she had painted when she was young to a local ____ because she wanted someone to appreciate them, but now regrets her action as there has been a (an) ____ interest in the medium and a national museum recently approached her to see if she had any to sell.

A. critic - waning of
B. collector - continuation of
C. historian - intensification of
D. resident - decline in
E. connoisseur - resurgence of

24. The fruitís ____ exterior belied the contents: the flesh was more ____ than a ripe mango, and had an intense flavor.

A. intriguing - interesting
B. gaudy - juicy
C. colorful - drab
D. nondescript - succulent
E. exotic - tender

25. Against my better judgment I went up into the decrepit attic to search for a mah jong set that had been ____ there for more than forty years, but as I stepped ____ on the beams I couldnít help feeling that the ceiling was going to give way under me.

A. lying - firmly
B. languishing - gingerly
C. rotting - athletically
D. flourishing - tentatively
E. stored - jauntily

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Q 25 questions

Time 12 minutes

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