501 Synonym & Antonym Questions and Answer Key ( Part 8)

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Synonyms

Select the word that is most similar in meaning to the word provided.

1. wrath

a. knot

b. anger

c. crime

d. smoke

 

2. plethora

a. trouble

b. foolish

c. wealth

d. love

 

3. calamity

a. potion

b. silence

c. shellfish

d. disaster

 

4. pompous

a. arrogant

b. supportive

c. busy

d. gaudy

 

5. prevalent

a. wind

b. servile

c. widespread

d. rare

 

6. wince

a. flinch

b. cheer

c. crush

d. solitary

 

7. superficial

a. gorgeous

b. shallow

c. intelligent

d. rich

 

8. tangle

a. snarl

b. growl

c. dance

d. shiver

 

9. reform

a. punish

b. destroy

c. display

d. correct

 

10. methodical

a. rhythmic

b. poetic

c. systematic

d. disrespectful

 

11. spite

a. joy

b. beverage

c. wonder

d. malice

 

12. scale

a. climb

b. sail

c. swim

d. skate

 

13. smudge

a. gloat

b. residue

c. blur

d. celebrate

14. mundane

a. dirty

b. commonplace

c. confused

d. extraordinary

 

15. pretension

a. stress

b. ambition

c. waste

d. strife

 

16. affect

a. outcome

b. share

c. pompous

d. cultivate

 

17. herald

a. insignia

b. postpone

c. hail

d. regal

 

18. faculty

a. defective

b. school

c. gift

d. desire

 

19. mirth

a. anger

b. glee

c. sarcasm

d. mistrust

 

20. drudgery

a. silliness

b. labor

c. evil

d. investigation

 

21. prerequisite

a. necessary

b. course

c. difficult

d. tar

 

22. dire

a. questionable

b. forthright

c. traitor

d. urgent

 

23. grapple

a. struggle

b. trap

c. laugh

d. intend

 

24. sundry

a. aged

b. supply

c. various

d. tremendous

 

25. supplant

a. grow

b. replace

c. undo

d. question

 

26. venerate

a. ordain

b. breathe

c. polish

d. revere

27. conciliate

a. appease

b. disagree

c. revive

d. separate

 

28. exultant

a. afraid

b. jubilant

c. expectant

d. demanding

 

29. surreptitious

a. overbearing

b. clandestine

c. indirect

d. impious

 

30. recalcitrant

a. hesitant

b. subdued

c. unruly

d. subtract

 

31. pretty

a. plain

b. confusing

c. ugly

d. terrible

 

32. coterie

a. various

b. flirtation

c. club

d. socialize

 

33. nefarious

a. infamous

b. macabre

c. evil

d. distinguished

 

34. curry

a. flatter

b. spicy

c. squander

d. game

 

35. preternatural

a. immature

b. extraordinary

c. removed

d. unearned

 

36. pernicious

a. noxious

b. illicit

c. open

d. undecided

 

37. reprisal

a. accusation

b. loathe

c. retaliation

d. insinuation

 

38. manifold

a. evident

b. contemporary

c. diverse

d. willing

 

39. factious

a. sham

b. unreliable

c. seditious

d. argumentative

Answer Key

  1. b. wrath means strong, vengeful anger
  2. c. abundance means an ample quantity, or wealth
  3. d. a calamity is an extraordinarily grave event, or disaster
  4. a. pompous means self-important, or arrogant
  5. c. prevalent means generally accepted, or widespread
  6. a. to wince means to shrink back involuntarily, or to flinch
  7. b. superficial means to be concerned only with the surface or appearance, or shallow
  8. a. a tangle is a twisted, knotted mass, or a snarl
  9. d. to reform means to change for the better, or to correct
  10. c. methodical means proceeding according to an order or system, or systematic
  11. d. spite means petty ill will or hatred, or malice
  12. a. one meaning of scale is to climb
  13. c. a smudge is a blurry spot or streak
  14. b. mundane means ordinary, or commonplace
  15. b. pretension means an effort to establish, or ambition
  16. d. to affect means to make a display of using or liking something, or to cultivate
  17. c. to herald means to greet with enthusiasm, or to hail
  18. c. one meaning of faculty is an ability or gift
  19. b. mirth means gladness expressed with laughter, or glee
  20. b. drudgery means uninspiring or menial labor
  21. a. prerequisite means necessary for carrying out a function
  22. d. dire means desperately urgent
  23. a. to grapple means to come to grips with, or to struggle
  24. c. sundry means an indeterminate number, or various
  25. b. to supplant means take the place of, or to replace
  26. d. to venerate means to treat with reverential respect, or to revere
  27. a. to conciliate means to gain goodwill with pleasing acts, or to appease
  28. b. exultant means filled with or expressing great joy, or jubilant
  29. b. surreptitious means done or acquired in stealth, or clandestine
  30. c. recalcitrant means defiant of authority, or unruly
  31. d. one meaning of pretty is miserable or terrible, as in the expression “a pretty pickle’’
  32. 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 purpose
  33. c. nefarious means flagrantly wicked, or evil
  34. a. to curry means to seek to gain favor, or to flatter
  35. b. preternatural means exceeding what is natural, or extraordinary
  36. a. pernicious means highly injurious or deadly, or noxious
  37. c. a reprisal is an act of vengeance, or a retaliation
  38. c. manifold means marked by variety, or diverse
  39. c. factious means inclined to form factions; seditious means disposed to insurrection

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