Studying Antonyms Practice Exercises
Read the following study guide for a concept review:
Activity 1: WORD MATCH
Match each word on the left with its antonym(s) on the right.
|1. anomaly||a. expressing love and affection|
|2. benign||b. enrage|
|3. cursory||c. strong and unemotional|
|4. decorum||d. the norm|
|5. effusive||e. verbose, wordy|
|6. incarcerate||f. profound and deep|
|7. jocund||g. very few|
|8. laconic||h. well-behaved or compliant|
|9. malevolent||i. completely innocent|
|10. maudlin||j. regular or repeated|
|11. ostensible||k. rambling or long-winded|
|12. placate||l. sad, full of sorrow|
|13. plethora||m. set free|
|14. recalcitrant||n. falsity, lies|
|15. reprehensible||o. ill-mannered, impolite|
|16. sporadic||p. reserved, constrained|
|17. succinct||q. dangerous, harmful|
|18. truculent||r. good, helpful, kind|
|19. veracity||s. complacent, easy going|
|20. vitriolic||t. authentic, genuine|
Activity 2: PICK-A-WORD
Read each sentence below. Select the best vocabulary word to fill each blank so that the sentence makes sense.
- Sometimes it seems like a movie that has both excellent special effects and a good story line, plus quality actors, is a(n) _____ in Hollywood.
- If great amounts of money are spent on the effects, the plot usually gets little more than a(n) _____ glance.
- Dialogue is _____ when it should be descriptive and wordy and _____ when it should be concise.
- I'm always disappointed when the _____ villain gets overly _____ and confesses.
- Most movies have a(n) _____ of actors but a dearth of ones that really make you believe them.
- Of course, not all movies are completely _____; some are actually pretty entertaining.
- They're _____, popping up now and then when you least expect it.
- That _____ me for awhile; I act with enough _____ to make my parents proud.
- In all _____, I know that I can be a rather critical movie reviewer.
- I guess it's a good thing I'm not mouthy and _____ about it, huh?
Activity 3: WHAT AM I?
Read the question, then choose the appropriate answer from this lesson's vocabulary words.
- I'm a term you want to hear or see after you've had a medical test. What am I?
- I'm who you want at your side if you're heading into a fight! What am I?
- I appear completely sincere at first, but you've got your doubts. What am I?
- I'm pretty quiet, only talking when I have to and then in very few words. What am I?
- I'm a huge hit at your friends' houses because of my excellent behavior. What am I?
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