Antonyms exercise

Against each key word are given five suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

1. Inclination

a) reflection
b) aversion
c) disgust
d) decline

2. Inculpate

a) sensitive
b) exonerate
c) barbaric
d) accuse

3. Indifferent

a) apathetic
b) kind
c) responsible
d) compassionate

4. Inference

a) caution
b) foreknowledge
c) kindness
d) conclusion

5. Infinite

a) overdone
b) boundless
c) endless
d) limited

6. Ingenuity

a) certain
b) cleverness
c) skillful
d) stupidity

7. Insolent

a) brazen
b) magnificent
c) innocent
d) courteous

8. Install

a) claim
b) enter
c) dethrone
d) add

9. Intellect

a) sane
b) rational
c) inanity
d) reason

10. Intentional

a) designed
b) cautious
c) accidental
d) premeditated

11. Intrinsic

a) congenital
b) extrinsic
c) innate
d) none of these

12. Invincible

a) vulnerable
b) beatable
c) unbeatable
d) omnipotent

13. Isolation

a) association
b) segregation
c) loneliness
d) separation

14. Jade

a) fresh
b) tired
c) lackluster
d) dull

15. Jaunt

a) remain
b) stay
c) return
d) leave

16. Jealousy

a) kindness
b) unhappiness
c) happiness
d) ill will

17. Jeer

a) mock
b) applaud
c) laugh rudely
d) express displeasure

18. Jeopardize

a) serve
b) perilous
c) endanger
d) protect

19. Jocular

a) funny
b) dull
c) playful
d) humorous

20. Jittery

a) strong
b) stable
c) shaky
d) careless

21. Jocund

a) pleasant
b) indecisive
c) depressed
d) blithesome

22. Judicious

a) sober
b) sophisticated
c) alert
d) imprudent

23. Cessation

a) continuity
b) composition
c) beginning
d) stoppage

24. Chaotic

a) orderly
b) mysterious
c) intriguing
d) formless

25. Chaste

a) elegant
b) pious
c) immoral
d) virtuous

Answers

1. aversion

2. exonerate

3. responsible

4. foreknowledge

5. limited

6. stupidity

7. courteous

8. dethrone

9. inanity

10. accidental

11. extrinsic

12. beatable

13. association

14. fresh

15. stay

16. happiness

17. applaud

18. protect

19. dull

20. stable

21. depressed

22. imprudent

23. continuity

24. orderly

25. immoral

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