Solved Examples (Antonyms)

Directions: Each question below consists of a word followed by five words or phrases. Choose the word or phrase that is most opposite in meaning to the word.

1

PATHOLOGICAL

  1. Sick
  2. Healthy
  3. Unrealizable
  4. Selective
  5. Chemicals

(B). Pathological here refers to a negative characteristic, the correct choice is positive, Healthy.

2

DETACH

  1. Separate
  2. Pack
  3. Bottom line
  4. Scratch
  5. Ambulatory

(B). Detach means to separate or unfasten. The best opposite is choice Pack.

3

SYNCHRONIZED

  1. Arrhythmic
  2. Resonating
  3. Harmonized
  4. Bough
  5. Chronological

(A). Synchronized means occuring at the same time or occurring together. The best opposite would be Arrhythmic.

4

CHAOTIC

  1. Immersive
  2. Orderly
  3. Hectic
  4. Nervous
  5. Embarrasing

(B). Chaotic is a negative word that means in a state of complete confusion or disorder. Orderly is the positive word that is the best opposite.

5

BOMBASTIC

  1. Creative
  2. Selfish
  3. Artistic
  4. Polite
  5. Overbearing

(D). Bombastic is a very strong word that means boastful. Notice that it simply sounds like a strong word. The best opposite here is Polite.

6

GARRULOUS

  1. Barren
  2. Funnel
  3. Censored
  4. Deaf
  5. Notable

(D). Garrulous means talking too much. Only Deaf; who cannot speak is the right answer.

7

ELEVATED

  1. Suspended
  2. Moody
  3. Subterranean
  4. Grounded
  5. Excited

(C). "Elevated" means above the ground. "Grounded" means connected to the earth. "Subterranean" means beneath the surface.

8

REDUNDANT

  1. Insufficient
  2. Expanded
  3. Profound
  4. Numerous
  5. Verbose

(A). Redundant means superfluous, extra, unneeded. But insufficient means not enough.

9

INANE

  1. Bawdy
  2. Serious
  3. Mature
  4. Anonymous
  5. Opposite

(B). Inane means silly or empty. But here serious means important.