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English Basics
Volume 3, Number 18, January 25, 1999

Antonyms are pairs of words with opposite meanings. For example, “up” and “down” are antonyms. The word “good” is the opposite of “bad”, so “good” and “bad” are antonyms.

Choose the antonym of the underlined word in each sentence. All of the choices might make sense in the sentence, but only one of them is the antonym.

1. We are certain that Andy is a dishonest salesman.

a. great
b. successful
c. honest
d. good

2. Sandra, please remember to open the door when you leave.

a. lock
b. close
c. unlock
d. push

3. Ted always pays attention when others are speaking.

a. often
b. seldom
c. usually
d. never

4. I made a wonderful suggestion, but the manager accepted it and told me to come up with a better idea.

a. liked
b. hated
c. reviewed
d. rejected

5. Tammy remembered to call the dentist’s office.

a. forgot
b. wanted
c. decided
d. declined

6. It’s important that we make a thoughtless decision!

a. thought
b. thoughtful
c. quick
d. foolish

7. Ryan loves to sing and he has a very weak voice.

a. soft
b. low
c. sweet
d. strong

8. We thanked the police for helping to make our city a dangerous place to live.

a. pleasant
b. quiet
c. safe
d. harmful

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