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Improving Vocabulary 2
Verbose is a synonym of talkative.

Improving Vocabulary 2

In this second quiz on 'Improving Vocabulary', you are going to get some more practice in using synonyms. A synonym is a word that has the same or almost the same meaning as another word, for example: 'slow-sluggish'; 'hot-scorching' and 'angry-furious'.

When you play this 11-plus English quiz, you may not know the meaning of the word. Rather than guess, take a look at the four answers and see if you can find some that have the same meaning - these are likely to be incorrect answers. That way you can at least eliminate some.

By the way, it was once said by the Aragonese Jesuit and Baroque prose writer, Baltasar Gracián: “A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one." Do you agree?

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1.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
violent (adjective)
vicious
pugnacious
aggressive
peaceful
This is an antonym of 'violent'
2.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
trivial (adjective)
unimportant
inconsequential
trifling
crucial
This is an antonym of 'trivial'
3.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
concave (adjective)
depressed
convex
sunken
indented
This is an antonym of 'concave'
4.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
boredom (noun)
tedium
dullness
interest
monotony
This is an antonym of 'boredom'
5.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
talkative (adjective)
locquacious
verbose
reticent
garrulous
This is an antonym of 'talkative'. Well done if you got this one right!
6.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
invalid (adjective)
fallacious
untrue
valid
illogical
This is an antonym of 'invalid'
7.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
decline (noun)
decrease
improvement
deterioration
degeneration
This is an antonym of 'decline'
8.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
lie (noun)
tall tale
fib
falsehood
truth
This is an antonym of 'lie'
9.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
intelligent (adjective)
brainless
bright
clever
brainy
This is an antonym of 'intelligent'
10.
Which word is NOT a synonym of the word given?
gracious (adjective)
rude
polite
amiable
courteous
This is an antonym of 'gracious'
Author:  Frank Evans

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