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Learning Word Roots Practice (page 2)

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Synonyms

The following exercise lists vocabulary words from this chapter. Each word is followed by five answer choices. Four of them are synonyms of the vocabulary word in bold. Your task is to choose the one that is NOT a synonym.

  1. vivacious
    1. cheerful
    2. bubbly
    3. animated
    4. tenacious
    5. tenacious
  2. interrogate
    1. grill
    2. verify
    3. ask
    4. cross-examine
    5. interview
  3. tenacious
    1. steadfast
    2. lazy
    3. stubborn
    4. strong
    5. hardworking
  4. chronic
    1. continuing
    2. constant
    3. intermittent
    4. unceasing
    5. never-ending
  5. incognito
    1. disguised
    2. undercover
    3. anonymously
    4. secretly
    5. open
  6. illegible
    1. indecipherable
    2. scrawled
    3. scribbled
    4. audible
    5. unreadable
  7. fluctuate
    1. vary
    2. steady
    3. vacillate
    4. oscillate
    5. ebb and flow
  8. agonize
    1. struggle
    2. torment
    3. contend
    4. upset
    5. endure
  9. nominal
    1. supposed
    2. small amount
    3. actual
    4. in name only
    5. so-called
  10. pathos
    1. sorrow
    2. joy
    3. suffering
    4. pity
    5. grief

Antonyms

Choose the word from the vocabulary list that means the opposite, or most nearly the opposite, of the following groups of words.

  1. passive, peaceful, nonviolent, diplomatic
  2. silent, reserved, reticent, taciturn
  3. disloyalty, betrayal, unfaithfulness, treachery
  4. accepted, agreed to, assented, wanted
  5. primitive, unrefined, uncultured, naīve
  6. agreeable, amenable, easygoing, flexible
  7. disprove, refute, invalidate, contradict
  8. candidly, openly, honestly, frankly
  9. languid, unenergetic, unhurried, lethargic
  10. occasional, intermittent, discontinued, rarely

Matching Questions

Match the word in the first column with the corresponding word in the second column.

  1. genocide        a. sent back
  2. audible           b. sympathy
  3. verify             c. destruction of a race
  4. tenacious       d. disguised
  5. rejected          e. talkative
  6. fidelity            f. to suffer anguish
  7. loquacious      g. can be heard
  8. agonize           h. loyalty
  9. incognito         i. stubborn
  10. pathos             j. prove

TIP

Using a new word throughout the day will help you to remember it. Choose a word in the morning and try to use it before you go to bed at night.

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