Choose the Correct Antonym to Complete This Sentence

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Choose the Correct Antonym to Complete This Sentence
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About This Quiz

During this quiz, we don't want you to be the same. In fact, we never want you to be the same, but you'll have to think in opposites to make your way through all 30 sentences. When you see the word we have left blank, reread the sentence and choose the antonym that correctly completes it. 

Choosing antonyms is slightly more challenging because you have to think in terms of things being different. Although we have complete faith in you, we have thrown in a few extra challenging words just to see how you will do. It's not every day that you need to think of 20 antonyms in a row, but we know you can do it. 

As you read each sentence, try to pick up on the word that we want you to play off of. It should be obvious, but it won't be ______. If you get stuck, we have provided you with a hint, and there is absolutely no shame in using it. 

How many antonyms can you get right out of 30? Once you've finished, make sure to hail your victory by sharing with your friends. Will you do as well as you think you will, or will you suffer ______?

You might be bold, but you are never ______.
Timid
Your boldness does not allow you to be timid, If you were timid, you would be shy, fearful, and lacking in courage. When you are bold, you fear nothing.
Fearless
Heroic
Daring

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When the weather is dreary, it is not _______.
Bleak
Miserable
Pleasant
If the cold, rainy, and dreary weather is getting to you, remind yourself that more pleasant days are just around the corner. The weather gets less dismal as the year goes on.
Dismal

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To get to the apex, you must start at the ______.
Pinnacle
Base
In order to get the top, or the apex of the mountain, you must first start at the base. If you were starting at the pinnacle, your helicopter most likely began the flight at the bottom of the mountain.
Climax
Crest

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Jello shots are not rigid, they are ______.
Hard
Inflexible
Solid
Pliant
You would not want to try a Jello shot if it were as rigid and as solid as an ice cube. Part of the treat's appeal is that is is pliant and flexible.

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Everyone has a friend who is less than harmonious. Instead, they are ________.
Congenial
Amicable
Cordial
Disagreeable
Some people just like to disagree. If your friend is not behaving harmoniously, they are being unfriendly, disagreeable, and hostile.

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Instead of being nonchalant about your quiz answers, you should be _____.
Concerned
When you are nonchalant about something, even quiz answers, you are detached and unconcerned. Being nonchalant means you are seemingly lackadaisical about the outcome.
Aloof
Lackadaisical
Detached

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When the answers are not hazy, they are _______.
Unclear
Distinct
If you are feeling hazy about your decision, take a moment until it become distinct in your mind. When things are not hazy, they are clear.
Dim
Murky

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Computers are far from infallible. They are often ______.
Unbeatable
Foolproof
Flawless
Imperfect
Although it may seem like computers are infallible and will last forever, they often become imperfect with age. Whether it's a hard drive failure or a program that refuses to load, computers are not without their flaws.

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Betty White is quite vivacious, but she is never _____.
Bold
Dispirited
Despite her age, Betty White is more vivacious than ever before. She only seems to be dispirited in her animal campaign commercials.
Lively
Animated

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Despite the attempts by her boss to make her more brazen, Sarah preferred to be _____.
Shameless
Impudent
Audacious
Modest
Because of Sarah's great work, her boss wanted her to be brazen and unashamed when telling others. However, being modest and humble is more Sarah's style.

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Instead of striving to be mediocre, you should want to be ______.
Average
Inferior
Exceptional
You will never show others your best with mediocre and ordinary actions. Be exceptional, and show them what you are made of!
Ordinary

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Jacob felt like he was on unstable ground, so he moved somewhere more ______.
Certain
Jacob felt that his career was unstable. In an effort to avoid being in a precarious position, he decided to change to a career that was more certain.
Precarious
Volatile
Unsettled

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Linda did not appreciate Kerri's flippant answer. She preferred something more ______.
Cheeky
Glib
Offhand
Respectful
When Kerri responded to Linda's question, she was flippant. Linda would have preferred a more respectful answer.

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The sky's ominous appearance did not look ______.
Dangerous
Dark
Hopeful
When the clouds in the sky look ominous, they are not predicting a sunny day. The weather for the picnic is not looking hopeful.
Menacing

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Kevin's beard was unkempt. It was not at all ______.
Bedraggled
Tidy
Kevin had been living like an unkempt savage in the middle of the woods. These days, he tries to lead a cleaner and tidier life in the city.
Messy
Grubby

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All act of kindness are honorable. They are not _____.
Noble
Sincere
Honest
Unjust
Every act of kindness is honorable and sincere. When an act of kindness is committed, it is never unjust or corrupt. It is done with purity and honor.

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Cardinal rules are not _______.
Inferior
Cardinal rules are the kind of fundamental rules that make all other rules look small and inferior. If you obey the cardinal laws, the rest should be easy.
Overriding
Central
Fundamental

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Dogs are your companions, but they are never your ______.
Foe
Dogs really are man's best friends and companions. We have never met a dog we would consider and enemy or a foe.
Buddy
Comrade
Crony

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You must be grateful for your gifts. Too many people are ______.
Beholden
Unappreciative
When you are graced with a gift, you must be grateful and beholden to the giver. If you behave in an unappreciative manner, Santa will take you off his list.
Thankful
Pleased

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Charity had a distant look in her eyes that did not seem ______.
Friendly
Charity's distant and cold look did not seem very friendly. As a result, her friends became more and more remote.
Arrogant
Cold
Remote

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Babies have an angelic quality about them. They are never ______.
Wicked
There is nothing more angelic than a newborn baby. Babies have a radiant and celestial quality about them. We hope they don't grow up to be wicked.
Radiant
Brilliant
Celestial

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After having the flu, Milo was quite pale. His cheeks were not _____.
Bleached
Flushed
Poor Milo looked pale and faded after having the flu. It took quite a while for his cheeks to become flushed and colorful again.
Faded
Faint

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The cast was grateful the play was not a flop, and happy it was a ______.
Bust
Dud
Triumph
The cast of any play is happy to hear that the show was not a flop or a fiasco. Every cast hopes to hear a critic call a show a triumph.
Fiasco

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Seeing her favorite actor made Katie swoon, but she really wanted to ______.
Rise
When Katie met her favorite actor, she was hoping to rise and make him notice her. Instead, she swooned so quickly, she never got the chance.
Collapse
Weaken
Drop

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The regal bald eagle is never seen as _______.
Kingly
Common
The majestic and regal bald eagle is never viewed as common. Once endangered, their numbers are now climbing. But seeing one is still quite rare.
Glorious
Majestic

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My boss is very adamant about the rules, but I wish she was ______.
Insistent
Unyielding
Uncompromising
Lenient
Although my boss has moments of being a soft person, she is mostly adamant and uncompromising about the rules. Everyone in the office wishes she were more lenient.

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When Maria's brother admonished her for breaking the rules, she did not feel ______.
Flattered
When Maria's brother admonished her for breaking the rules, he was very harsh. She did not feel at all flattered by his criticism.
Berated
Chided
Upbraided

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When someone is chaste, they are certainly not ______.
Wanton
Those who are chaste present themselves with an unblemished purity. They do not present themselves as wanton or lustful.
Subdued
Unblemished
Celibate

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Rather than being approachable, some stars prefer to be more _____.
Friendly
Familiar
Warm
Obscure
Many celebrities thrive on being approachable and friendly. Others prefer to be more obscure and distant from the crowds.

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Despite the spurious claims, the facts proved to be _______.
Genuine
When someone is spreading spurious rumors, they are spreading false information. Don't be a phony! Always make sure you learn the facts and find out what's genuine for yourself.
Fake
Specious
Phony

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Julio did not want his report to be erroneous; instead, he wanted it to be _______.
Faulty
Accurate
Like Julio, you should never turn in an erroneous or spurious report. You should make sure all of your work is accurate and valid.
Spurious
Specious

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The company's idea did not receive an enthusiastic response. Instead, the response was ________.
Tepid
The company's idea was not received with a warm and enthusiastic response. Instead, the investors were tepid and lukewarm.
Keen
Interested
Hot

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Everyone hopes to have a reliable internet connection, and not a connection that is ______.
Intermittent
Unless you are living in a cave, you most likely have a reliable internet connection. An unreliable or intermittent connection will not get the job done these days.
Dependable
Predictable
Secure

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She spoke her mind with blatant disregard and didn't keep anything ______.
Concealed
Speaking her mind in a blatant manner means that she did not leave anything secret or hidden. Instead, she unconcealed her thoughts.
Conspicuous
Flagrant
Overt

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Einstein was not a dunce. He was a ______.
Dolt
Birdbrain
Dullard
Genius
Although Einstein was a little awkward, he was not a dunce. In fact, he was one of the greatest geniuses of all time.

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