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Word Focus Word Roots test 01

Questions 1-15 are Antonyms. Find the word most nearly OPPOSITE in meaning to the given word.

1. Diurnal is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Eternal
B. Quotidian
C. Repetitive
D. Nocturnal
E. Ephemeral

2. Cosmopolitan is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Worldly
B. Respectable
C. Parochial
D. Weighty
E. Unfriendly

3. Agnostic is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Believer
B. Philosopher
C. Procrastinator
D. Skeptic
E. Leader

4. Omnipotent is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Poor
B. Febrile
C. Monolithic
D. Puissant
E. Powerless

5. Vociferous is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Aggressive
B. Meek
C. Ebullient
D. Sonorous
E. Thoughtful

6. Monochrome is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Boring
B. Variegated
C. Multidimensional
D. Complex
E. Bicameral

7. Mollify is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Ennoble
B. Decorate
C. Placate
D. Rile
E. Erode

8. Chronic is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Repeated
B. Enigmatic
C. Acute
D. Harmless
E. Unperturbed

9. Tremulous is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Firm
B. Threadbare
C. Familiar
D. Fragile
E. Dissembling

10. Equivocation is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Dissonance
B. Dispersal
C. Inequity
D. Mendacity
E. Directness

11. Heterogeneous is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Uniform
B. Homiletic
C. Diverse
D. Morose
E. Centered

12. Erratic is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Vibrant
B. Virtuous
C. Endless
D. Discrete
E. Constant

13. Amble is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Meander
B. Dilate
C. Deviate
D. Swerve
E. Scurry

14. Irascible is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Happy
B. Jaundiced
C. Jovial
D. Even-tempered
E. Permanent

15. Inerrant is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Fallible
B. Outspoken
C. Vibrant
D. Convoluted
E. Indelible

Questions 16-30 are Synonyms. Find the word most SIMILAR in meaning to the given word.

16. Provocative is most similar in meaning to

A. Cautious
B. Neutral
C. Inflammatory
D. Scandalous
E. Apocryphal

17. Emollient is most similar in meaning to

A. Compressing
B. Soothing
C. Allergenic
D. Controlling
E. Arousing

18. Amiable is most similar in meaning to

A. Affable
B. Inflexible
C. Overwrought
D. Abiding
E. Unfriendly

19. Circumspect is most similar in meaning to

A. Narrow-minded
B. Lenient
C. Cavalier
D. Prudent
E. Tight-fisted

20. Loquacious is most similar in meaning to

A. Demented
B. Covetous
C. Talkative
D. Lucid
E. Arrogant

21. Credulous is most similar in meaning to

A. Disreputable
B. Impecunious
C. Believable
D. Praiseworthy
E. Gullible

22. Cogitate is most similar in meaning to

A. Blunder
B. Dream
C. Dissemble
D. Regurgitate
E. Ponder

23. Pugnacious is most similar in meaning to

A. Supine
B. Aggressive
C. Lively
D. Rapacious
E. Vulpine

24. Circumvent is most similar in meaning to

A. Delineate
B. Avoid
C. Increase
D. Allow
E. Stop

25. Placid is most similar in meaning to

A. Vapid
B. Shiny
C. Noisy
D. Calm
E. Transparent

26. Intrepid is most similar in meaning to

A. Alert
B. Stupid
C. Valorous
D. Unwary
E. Wasteful

27. Ambivalent is most similar in meaning to

A. Cheerful
B. Even-tempered
C. Obese
D. Bilingual
E. Indecisive

28. Aberration is most similar in meaning to

A. Deviation
B. Intonation
C. Elevation
D. Alienation
E. Embarkation

29. Complacent is most similar in meaning to

A. Intolerant
B. Docile
C. Erudite
D. Smug
E. Calm

30. Homogeneous is most similar in meaning to

A. Sparse
B. Elegant
C. Unafraid
D. Unwavering
E. Standardized

Questions 31-40 are sentence completion questions. Choose the answer which contains the words that best fit the blanks and complete the meaning of the given sentence.

31. Bancroft, who had inadvertently ____ his friend, wrote an ____ letter with the intention of pouring oil over troubled waters.

A. alienated - amicable
B. humored - argumentative
C. harmed - asinine
D. offended - affected
E. mollified - extensive

32. It was with considerable ____ that my mother revealed the results of her ____ studies to my grandfather as she had learned that my great- grandfather had been notorious criminal, a fact that grandfather had been at pains to hide.

A. pride - hereditary
B. anxiety - anthropological
C. trepidation - genealogical
D. excitement - philosophical
E. annoyance - investigative

33. The old shepherd had a reputation for being ____ , and it came as no surprise to us that he had a ____ attitude to us strangers, shouting and waving his fists to warn us off his land.

A. incognito - pugnacious
B. xenophobic - equivocal
C. philosophic - bellicose
D. philanthropic - benign
E. misanthropic - belligerent

34. As a child my grandfather used to refer to me as his little ____ because I suffered from ____ , and if my parents shut my bedroom door at night I would have nightmares and wander round the house.

A. anachronism - terrors
B. progenitor - trepidation
C. wanderer - arachnophobia
D. somnambulist - claustrophobia
E. angel - acrophobia

35. The new teacher refused to take charge of the almost defunct Poetry Club, saying that it would be too much trouble to ____ this ____ society.

A. circumscribe - vast
B. control - wayward
C. direct - defeated
D. resurrect - moribund
E. resuscitate - immortal

36. The speaker at the Marketing Convention resorted to frequent ____, yet these touches of local color added a charm to his speech, and the audience went away with the impression that they had heard one of the most ____ businessmen of the age.

A. evocations - fanciful
B. colloquialisms - eloquent
C. aberrations - vociferous
D. epigrams - omniscient
E. soliloquies - monotonous

37. The philosopher argues that far from being dead, ____ is a feature of human behavior in modern times: his ____ lists articles containing many instances of people sacrificing themselves for the good of others.

A. cognition - cosmology
B. altruism - bibliography
C. pugilism - appendix
D. parricide - epigram
E. philanthropy - epigraph

38. The device of the ____ narrator allows the author to write as though he is god: he sees all and understands all.

A. omniscient
B. first person
C. imaginative
D. implacable
E. immortal

39. Even though he is now ____, my uncle continues to give the doctors cause for concern: they say the ____ is not good and, in all probability, uncle will be confined to bed once again before the week is out.

A. improving - chronology
B. optimistic - therapy
C. morbid - outlook
D. ambidextrous - result
E. ambulant - prognosis

40. For all their talk of ____ the land despoiled by mining, the local government has failed to offer a ____ plan.

A. amortizing - feasible
B. clearing - credulous
C. regenerating - credible
D. reclaiming - quotidian
E. optimizing - monolithic

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Q 40 questions

Time 15 minutes

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