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Opposite Meaning 4
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Opposite Meaning 4

If you look for similarities in these Opposite Meaning quizzes, you can eliminate words.

In this series of 11-plus verbal reasoning quizzes, you have to find TWO words, one from each group, that are the most OPPOSITE in meaning. Choose the correct answer from the four choices available.

Read each option carefully as there are a few tricky ones in this quiz. If you come across a word you haven't seen before and don't know its meaning, grab your handy dictionary and look it up rather than guessing the answer.

This is the last of the quizzes in this series and if you are completing the quizzes in order, we hope you look forward to the next series which is Reading Information. An example has been done for you.

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Example: choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(good luck today) is MOST opposite to (wish charm bad)

good wish

luck charm

today wish

good bad

Answer: The correct answer is good bad because good and bad are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer.
1.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(plastic cheap artificial) is MOST opposite to (genuine realistic really)
artificial genuine
plastic genuine
cheap realistic
cheap genuine
This is because artificial and genuine are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Genuine means real and authentic. Artificial is opposite in meaning to this
2.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(clever smart wisdom) is MOST opposite to (bright slow folly)
clever bright
smart bright
wisdom folly
smart folly
This is because wisdom and folly are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Smart and folly seem to be opposites. However, smart is an adjective and folly is a noun. Wisdom and folly are MOST opposite in meaning because they are both nouns
3.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(permit consider wonder) is MOST opposite to (dislike forbid obey)
consider obey
permit obey
permit forbid
wonder dislike
This is because permit and forbid are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. If you are permitted to do something then you are allowed to do it. If you are forbidden from doing something you are not allowed to do it
4.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(perfect prefect protect) is MOST opposite to (monitor reveal faulty)
perfect monitor
prefect faulty
protect reveal
perfect faulty
This is because perfect and faulty are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. If something is faulty it is imperfect, which is opposite in meaning to perfect
5.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(patience patient patent) is MOST opposite to (clear visible impatient)
patient impatient
patience impatient
patent visible
patience clear
This is because patient and impatient are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. 'Im' is a prefix which means without. When 'im' is placed before the word patient it provides us with a word which is opposite in meaning
6.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(luck fortunate charm) is MOST opposite to (spell wish unlucky)
luck unlucky
fortunate unlucky
luck wish
charm spell
This is because fortunate and unlucky are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. If you are fortunate you could also be described as lucky, which is opposite to unlucky
7.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(book magazine comic) is MOST opposite to (tragic folder wallet)
comic folder
comic tragic
magazine wallet
book folder
This is because comic and tragic are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Comic can be used as a noun or an adjective. When used as a noun, a comic is a humorous children's magazine, but when used as an adjective it describes something which is humorous. This is opposite in meaning to tragic
8.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(historical ancient older) is MOST opposite to (newest geographical modern)
ancient modern
older newest
older modern
historical geographical
This is because ancient and modern are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Historical and older are opposite in meaning to modern. However, ancient and modern are MOST opposite to one another because ancient means very old and modern means very new
9.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(compulsory helper helpful) is MOST opposite to (aide assist voluntary)
helpful voluntary
helper aide
compulsory voluntary
helpful assist
This is because compulsory and voluntary are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Compulsory also means required or obligatory. If you volunteer to do something you do it freely, it is not compulsory
10.
Choose the pair of words which are MOST opposite to each other, taking one word from each group of three. The correct answer is one of the four choices available.

(building build builder) is MOST opposite to (dismay dispute destroy)
building destroy
builder destroy
build destroy
builder dismay
This is because build and destroy are opposites, while the other words have no direct opposite on offer. Answers 1 and 2 are opposite in meaning. However, answer 3 has the two words which are MOST opposite in meaning as they are both verbs
Author:  Stephen O'Hara

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