Volume 6, Number 14, January 12, 2001
Use the context of the selections to identify antonyms.
Megan was determined to finish her homework before bedtime. She still had to start her math assignment; it would take at least an hour to complete. She sighed and thought, “I’ve been working really hard since right after dinner!”
1. Which word in the paragraph is an antonym of “complete”?
2. Which word in the paragraph is an antonym of “before”?
There are some very different opinions about the outcome of the presidential election. James insists that Al Gore really won the election and that the U.S. Supreme Court took it away from him. He didn’t have the same kind of objections when the Florida Supreme Court ruled for his candidate. Is James right, or is he just a sore loser?
In my opinion, the final decision was correct. The Supreme Court of the United States ruled against a very bad and unequal process. Votes weren’t being counted, they were being assigned to people who hadn’t cast legal votes. George W. Bush was the true winner of the presidential election.
3. Which word in the selection is an antonym of “same”?
4. Which word in the selection is an antonym of “against”?
5. Which word in the selection is an antonym of “loser”?
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