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Word Focus Word Roots test 02

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

1. Aboriginal is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Native
B. Introduced
C. Sophisticated
D. Regional
E. Endemic

2. Senescent is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Old
B. Decadent
C. Miniscule
D. Chaotic
E. Germinal

3. Fractious is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Irritable
B. Holistic
C. Awkward
D. Docile
E. Domesticate

4. Dissonance is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Crescendo
B. Rhythm
C. Harmony
D. Descant
E. Propinquity

5. Subvert is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Bolster
B. Overturn
C. Aggrandize
D. Confirm
E. Adduce

6. Translucent is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Opaque
B. Pellucid
C. Permanent
D. Thick
E. Diaphanous

7. Dissuade is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Abstain
B. Engender
C. Distress
D. Convince
E. Exalt

8. Abhor is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Dismiss
B. Adore
C. Deride
D. Condone
E. Avoid

9. Abstemious is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Spiritual
B. Alert
C. Indulgent
D. Lazy
E. Deranged

10. Attenuate is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Striate
B. Concentrate
C. Amplify
D. Debilitate
E. Dethrone

11. Impotent is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Foolish
B. Heroic
C. Powerful
D. Fervid
E. Immature

12. Malevolent is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Unholy
B. Kindly
C. Misdirected
D. Elegiac
E. Formulaic

13. Gregarious is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Internecine
B. Monotonous
C. Irreligious
D. Solitary
E. Flighty

14. Veracious is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Businesslike
B. Untrue
C. Swaggering
D. Limpid
E. Constant

15. Resonance is most nearly opposite in meaning to

A. Continuity
B. Discord
C. Vibration
D. Elevation
E. Solvency

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

16. Immure is most similar in meaning to

A. Desert
B. Dedicate
C. Train
D. Incarcerate
E. Consecrate

17. Orthodox is most similar in meaning to

A. Conventional
B. Religious
C. Assertive
D. Dogmatic
E. Delicate

18. Malinger is most similar in meaning to

A. Poison
B. Conscript
C. Shirk
D. Hate
E. Thrust

19. Specious is most similar in meaning to

A. Confined
B. Meretricious
C. Large
D. Annotated
E. Dense

20. Sacrosanct is most similar in meaning to

A. Studious
B. Advanced
C. Proselytizing
D. Defiled
E. Holy

21. Perspicacious is most similar in meaning to

A. Arduous
B. Active
C. Endearing
D. Perceptive
E. Elusive

22. Transitory is most similar in meaning to

A. Evanescent
B. Flowing
C. Arching
D. Movable
E. Onerous

23. Malediction is most similar in meaning to

A. Malapropism
B. Aberration
C. Curse
D. Infelicity
E. Blunder

24. Intransigence is most similar in meaning to

A. Plasticity
B. Inflexibility
C. Durability
D. Portability
E. Vanity

25. Abstruse is most similar in meaning to

A. Slow
B. Secure
C. Adventurous
D. Sidereal
E. Arcane

26. Derogatory is most similar in meaning to

A. Intricate
B. Dismissive
C. Pristine
D. Shabby
E. Archaic

27. Congregate is most similar in meaning to

A. Assemble
B. Withhold
C. Congeal
D. Attenuate
E. Separate

28. Abrogate is most similar in meaning to

A. Grab
B. Condescend
C. Repeal
D. Separate
E. Claim

29. Endemic is most similar in meaning to

A. Emerging
B. Pristine
C. Exotic
D. Worldwide
E. Native

30. Traduce is most similar in meaning to

A. Provoke
B. Deny
C. Barter
D. Slander
E. Drag

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. For several days she had a feeling of tiredness and general ____ and feared that these vague symptoms might ____ the onset of something more serious.

A. pain - indicate
B. malaise - portend
C. weakness - tender
D. senility - reflect
E. impotence - prevent

32. When interviewed for a magazine article the ____ claimed that he had joined the cult of his own volition, but his parents said that he had been ____ and had heard of the organization so recently that he could not have made a rational decision.

A. affiliate - indicted
B. polygamist - consecrated
C. neophyte - seduced
D. inductee - perverted
E. novice - absolved

33. The client took ____ the lawyer’s ____ tone and threatened to change to another law firm if he wasn’t treated with more respect and consideration.

A. issue with - seductive
B. comfort in - sanguinary
C. fright at - disputatious
D. offence at - benevolent
E. umbrage at - arrogant

34. The accident investigation team concluded that the failure to follow safety procedure was not a minor ____ ; it was a(n) ____ error and deserved the strongest punishment.

A. transgression - egregious
B. escapade - accidental
C. subterfuge - tenuous
D. matter - potent
E. infraction - specious

35. Husain’s ____ was damaged by water leakage and not, as was initially reported, by a(n) ____ attack by someone who disapproved of the painting’s theme.

A. pastiche - sanctimonious
B. portrait - retaliatory
C. edict - tendentious
D. mural - malicious
E. library - unwarranted

36. The therapist was ____ in her adherence to Freudianism and ____ that anyone who wanted to work with her would have to tow the same line.

A. fractious - pontificated
B. orthodox - verified
C. didactic - denied
D. dogmatic - averred
E. hesitant - announced

37. When we were at Stanford together, we knew Patrick as an ____ with a(n) ____ outlook on life, and so we were shocked to learn that in later life he suffered from depression and avoided contact with all his former friends.

A. introvert - subversive
B. extrovert - sanguine
C. malcontent - regressive
D. demagogue - arrogant
E. atheist - benevolent

38. After the unsuccessful ____ , some of the rebels fled to a neighboring country, thinking, mistakenly, that they would be given asylum, but they were ____ and ultimately executed.

A. insurrection - extradited
B. rebellion - harbored
C. coup - suborned
D. abdication - charged
E. resurgence - segregated

39. People who have a(n) ____ hypnosis sometimes refuse to be hypnotized because they are afraid that the hypnotist will plant ____ messages in their minds that will cause them to act in uncharacteristic ways once they come out of the trance.

A. awareness of - dubious
B. predilection for - coded
C. aversion to - subliminal
D. affinity for - tentative
E. fear of - disparate

40. In striving for ____ , the author incorporates so many details of her own childhood that many readers will ____ that this account is an autobiography masquerading as fiction.

A. popularity - complain
B. perfection - anticipate
C. effect - concur
D. realism - admit
E. verisimilitude - speculate

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Q 40 questions

Time 15 minutes

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