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Spelling and Adjective Practice (page 4)

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Updated on Sep 8, 2011

Antonyms

  1. audacious. Audacious means bold, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  2. churlish. Churlish means vulgar or difficult to work with, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  3. flippant. Flippant means marked by disrespectful levity or casualness, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  4. dolorous. Dolorous means marked by sorrow, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  5. myriad. Myriad means indefinite, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group
  6. oblique. Oblique means slanting or misleading, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  7. ornate. Ornate means elaborately ornamented, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  8. relevant. Relevant means having a bearing on, or a connection with, the matter at hand, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  9. palpable. Palpable means capable of being touched or felt, the opposite of the meaning of the words in the group.
  10. sardonic. Sardonic means scornfully or cynically mocking, the opposite of the words in the group.

Choosing the Right Word

  1. flippant. Context clue is that flippant means marked by disrespectful casualness. Though being overly feisty may also be considered disrespectful, considering the context clues, flippant is the stronger choice.
  2. imperious. Context clue is that imperious means dictatorial and domineering.
  3. facetious. Context clue is that facetious means playfully jocular; when one is facetious, it may sometimes be difficult to determine whether one is joking or not.
  4. audacious. Context clue is that audacious means recklessly daring.
  5. churlish. Context clue is that churlish means difficult to work with, specifically on the grounds of vulgarity (that would be problematic in the mentioned "professional" environment).
  6. epicurean. Context clue is that epicurean means devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, especially fine food.
  7. extenuating. Context clue is that extenuating means lessening the magnitude or seriousness of (in this case, whatever the speaker did for which she asks forgiveness).
  8. feisty. Context clue is that feisty means touchy or quarrelsome (argumentative being a synonym thereof).
  9. oblique. Context clue is that oblique means indirect or evasive; such responses would not yield clarity or understanding.
  10. prone. Context clue is that prone means susceptible or inclined toward.

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