Questions 1-15 are Antonyms. Find the word most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the given word.
1. Sagacious is most nearly opposite in meaning to
2. Contrite is most nearly opposite in meaning to
3. Seemly is most nearly opposite in meaning to
4. Berate is most nearly opposite in meaning to
5. Profusion is most nearly opposite in meaning to
6. Salubrious is most nearly opposite in meaning to
7. Surfeit is most nearly opposite in meaning to
8. Tyro is most nearly opposite in meaning to
9. Noisome is most nearly opposite in meaning to
10. Deadlock is most nearly opposite in meaning to
11. Quandary is most nearly opposite in meaning to
12. Rueful is most nearly opposite in meaning to
13. Dearth is most nearly opposite in meaning to
14. Cogitate is most nearly opposite in meaning to
A. Fail to grow
B. Continue to perform
C. Fail to erase
D. Continue to complain
E. Fail to think
15. Admonish is most nearly opposite in meaning to
Questions 16-20 are sentence completions. Choose the answer which contains the words that best fit the blanks and complete the meaning of the given sentence.
16. With such a ____ of options, it is difficult for a high school student to choose which colleges to apply to, and choosing a course from a similar excess of options can place the student in a dilemma.
17. Those who would ____ a child for telling a white lie should first ask themselves whether the child has learned from his or her elders that ____ frequently requires the truth to be hidden.
A. punish - mendacity
B. reward - life
C. upbraid - etiquette
D. reprimand - education
E. laud - conformity
18. An ill-considered decision once cost him a valuable friendship; this ____ experience taught him to ____ over his choices before announcing his position.
A. serendipitous - mull
B. inconsequential - anguish
C. enlightening - meditate
D. traumatic - vacillate
E. salutary - deliberate
19. The negotiations, which at first seemed to be moving towards a settlement, reached a/an ____ when it came to light that one of the parties had been spreading ____ rumors about the other.
A. conclusion - exaggerated
B. impasse - pernicious
C. landmark - idle
D. watershed - unprintable
E. junction - slanderous
20. When Mathilda visited her cousin, a soldier dying of gangrene, a sense of ____ prevented her giving any sign of noticing the ____ smell that pervaded the room.
A. decorum - fetid
B. finality - nauseating
C. propinquity - rancid
D. reason - mysterious
E. sanctity - heavenly
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