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Synonyms & Antonyms
(Click on the question number for the answer.)
 
 
Health
In the health professions, what is the antonym of "acute?"
 
Grotesque Titles
What author could have but fortunately did not use this as a story title?
Emerald Bird Ova and Meat from Hog Thighs
A. Dr. Seuss
B. Mark Twain
C. Lewis Carroll
D. J.R.R. Tolkien
E. Edgar Allan Poe
 
Adjectives
What is the superlative form of the antonym of the word "more?"
 
Legends
Little John once said to Robin Hood, "Stay! Let us first measure our cudgels." What are cudgels?
A. bows
B. wits
C. clubs
D. coins
E. enemies
 
Anatomy
In reference to anatomy, what is the antonym of "proximal?"
 
Title Transformations
What book by Louisa May Alcott could have been entitled "Short Male Bipeds?"
 
Sick Synonyms
What is the most common synonym for dyspepsia?
A. mumps
B. pinkeye
C. sunburn
D. indigestion
E. food poisoning
 
Wind
The term "leeward" describes the direction toward which the wind is blowing. What is the corresponding term for the direction from which the wind is blowing?
 
Antonyms
Which is the opposite of a whippersnapper?
A. codger
B. recusant
C. kinkajou
D. dithyramb
E. mountebank
 
Lens Shapes
If concave means "hollowed out," what corresponding term means "rounded?"
 
Animal Activity
What is the antonym of diurnal?
 
Romeo and Juliet
What is a three-letter synonym for the first word in this passage from Romeo and Juliet?
Wherefore art thou Romeo?
 
Corresponding Terms
What is the most common synonym for an epistle?
 
Economics Vocabulary
What is the opposite of depreciation?
 
Russian Rulers
What was the Russian equivalent of the word "emperor?"
 
Humanities
What is an antonym of "deism?"
 
Thoreau
What is another name for the creature mentioned here by Thoreau?
I do not propose to write an ode to dejection,
but to brag as lustily as a chanticleer in the
morning, standing on his roost, if only to
wake my neighbors up.
 
Oxymoronic Phrases
What word when it precedes "discord" forms an oxymoron?
A. depraved
B. discordant
C. cacophonic
D. harpsichord
E. harmonious
 
Stars
The scintillation of stars could be otherwise described as ...
A. orbiting
B. twinkling
C. exploding
D. radiating
E. reflecting
 
Small Vocabulary
Which of the seven dwarfs had a name synonymous with these words?
irascible
choleric
peevish
crotchety
 
Imaginary Extremes
A utopia is an imagined ideal human society. What corresponding term, often associated with the future, applies to any alarmingly unpleasant imaginary world?
 
Ecology
What ecological term is synonymous with "birth rate?"
 
Bird Synonyms
Eagles and hawks belong to the order raptors. What is a synonym for raptorial?
 
Antonyms
Which pair of words are antonyms?
A. arouse - allay
B. convex - round
C. absurd - infantile
D. hereditary - fertile
E. frugal - detrimental
 
The Moon
At apogee, the Moon is 42,000 kilometers further away than at ...
 
Light
What is the antonym for transparency?
 
Proverbial Synonyms
Complete this proverb.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man ...
 
A. robust, opulent, and sapient
B. comely, indigent, and moronic
C. erudite, expeditious, and droll
D. elevated, rarefied, and seductive
E. grotesque, capricious, and grieved
 
Antonymic Sayings
Familiarity breeds contempt, while rarity wins ...
A. genius
B. courage
C. indecision
D. admiration
E. forgiveness
 
Shores
A synonym for shoreline is ...
A. berm
B. guyot
C. intertidal zone
D. continental rise
E. wave-cut terrace
 
References
In what kind of book could you find 43 ways to say "happy," 23 words for "cry," and 58 words for the color yellow?
 
 
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Answers to Synonyms & Antonyms
1. chronic
2. A
3. least
4. C
5. distal
6. Little Men
7. D
8. windward
9. A
10. convex
11. nocturnal
12. why
13. letter
14. appreciation
15. czar
16. atheism
17. rooster
18. E
19. B
20. Grumpy
21. dystopia
22. natality (natality rate)
23. predatory
24. A
25. perigee
26. opacity
27. A
28. D
29. C
30. thesaurus
 
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