Antonyms 2
Can you think of an antonym for wet?

Antonyms 2

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Antonyms are words that mean the opposite and learning about them is a good way to build your vocabulary. Try and use a variety of antonyms in your speaking and writing in order to make it more interesting for your audience.

Select an antonym for each of the following words in our second quiz on Antonyms.

1.
Worn
Fresh
Old
Used
Worn-out
'Old'/'used'/'worn-out' are synonyms (similar)
2.
Yell
Screech
Shout
Shriek
Whisper
'Shout'/'shriek' and 'screech' are all loud, like 'yell'
3.
Worker
Craftsman
Employee
Idler
Labourer
An 'idler' doesn't work but 'idles' away (wastes) time
4.
Worsen
Decay
Decline
Deteriorate
Improve
'Improve' is the opposite of 'worsen'
5.
Win
Accomplish
Achieve
Attain
Lose
'Win'/'lose' are opposites = antonyms
6.
Wane
Decline
Decrease
Dwindle
Wax
A moon 'waxes' full then 'wanes' to a thin crescent
7.
Whole
Complete
Entire
Intact
Partial
'Partial' means 'incomplete' or 'fragmentary'
8.
Yield
Consent
Give in
Give way
Hold firm
To 'yield' (verb) means to 'surrender'
9.
Wisdom
Discernment
Judgement
Stupidity
Understanding
'Folly' (= stupidity) is often given as wisdom's opposite
10.
Young
Baby
Fledgling
Junior
Old
A 'fledgling' is a baby bird, a synonym of 'young'
Author:  Sue Daish

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