Only A Genius Can Pass This 5th Grade Vocabulary Test!

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Only A Genius Can Pass This 5th Grade Vocabulary Test! - Quiz

One way to improve your vocabulary is by learning antonyms and synonyms. An antonym is a word that has a meaning that is the opposite of the word given, for example: 'good-bad'; cold-hot; brave-cowardly. Let's see you ace this vocabulary test!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? mean (adjective)

    • A.

      Stingy

    • B.

      Penny-pinching

    • C.

      Tightfisted

    • D.

      Generous

    Correct Answer
    D. Generous
    Explanation
    The word "mean" is an adjective that means unkind or cruel. An antonym for this word would be "generous," which means giving or willing to give freely. The other options, "stingy," "penny-pinching," and "tightfisted," all mean unwilling to spend or give money, which are similar in meaning to "mean" and therefore not antonyms.

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  • 2. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? revolting (adjective)

    • A.

      Disgusting

    • B.

      Repulsive

    • C.

      Appealing

    • D.

      Nauseating

    Correct Answer
    C. Appealing
    Explanation
    The word "appealing" is the antonym of "revolting." While "revolting" means causing disgust or repulsion, "appealing" means attractive or pleasing. Therefore, "appealing" is the opposite in meaning to "revolting."

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  • 3. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? detest (verb)

    • A.

      Loathe

    • B.

      Adore

    • C.

      Abhor

    • D.

      Despise

    Correct Answer
    B. Adore
    Explanation
    The word "adore" is an antonym of "detest" because "detest" means to dislike intensely or to hate, while "adore" means to love or admire greatly. Therefore, "adore" is the opposite in meaning to "detest."

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  • 4. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? tough (adjective)

    • A.

      Robust

    • B.

      Sturdy

    • C.

      Strong

    • D.

      Weak

    Correct Answer
    D. Weak
    Explanation
    The word "weak" is an antonym of the word "tough" because "tough" means strong, durable, or resilient, while "weak" means lacking in strength or power. Therefore, "weak" is the opposite in meaning to "tough."

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  • 5. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? danger (noun)

    • A.

      Risk

    • B.

      Safety

    • C.

      Peril

    • D.

      Jeopardy

    Correct Answer
    B. Safety
    Explanation
    The word "safety" is an antonym of the word "danger" because it represents the opposite meaning. While danger refers to the possibility of harm or injury, safety refers to the state of being free from danger or harm. Therefore, safety is the opposite of danger.

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  • 6. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? prodigious (adjective)

    • A.

      Vast

    • B.

      Enormous

    • C.

      Immense

    • D.

      Small

    Correct Answer
    D. Small
    Explanation
    The word "small" is an antonym of "prodigious" because "prodigious" means very large or impressive, while "small" means the opposite, indicating something of a small size or scale.

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  • 7. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? pessimistic (adjective)

    • A.

      Negative

    • B.

      Optimistic

    • C.

      Doubtful

    • D.

      Unenthusiastic

    Correct Answer
    B. Optimistic
    Explanation
    The word "optimistic" is the correct answer because it is an antonym of "pessimistic." While pessimistic means having a negative or gloomy outlook, optimistic means having a positive or hopeful outlook. Therefore, optimistic is the opposite of pessimistic.

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  • 8. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? reliable (adjective)

    • A.

      Dependable

    • B.

      Trustworthy

    • C.

      Undependable

    • D.

      Unfailing

    Correct Answer
    C. Undependable
    Explanation
    The word "undependable" is an antonym of the word "reliable" because it means not able to be relied on or trusted.

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  • 9. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? gratefulness (noun)

    • A.

      Gratitude

    • B.

      Thanks

    • C.

      Ingratitude

    • D.

      Appreciation

    Correct Answer
    C. Ingratitude
    Explanation
    The word "ingratitude" is an antonym of the word "gratefulness" because it refers to the lack of gratitude or appreciation. While "gratitude," "thanks," and "appreciation" all convey a sense of thankfulness and appreciation, "ingratitude" signifies the opposite, indicating a lack of acknowledgement or appreciation for something received.

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  • 10. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? misplace (verb)

    • A.

      Find

    • B.

      Lose

    • C.

      Mislay

    • D.

      Forget

    Correct Answer
    A. Find
    Explanation
    The word "find" is the antonym of "misplace" because when you misplace something, you are unable to locate it, whereas when you find something, you are able to locate it successfully.

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  • 11. 

    Which word is an antonym of the word given? gratefulness (noun)

    • A.

      Gratitude

    • B.

      Thanks

    • C.

      Ingratitude

    • D.

      Appreciation

    Correct Answer
    C. Ingratitude
    Explanation
    The word "ingratitude" is an antonym of the word "gratefulness". While "gratefulness" and "gratitude" are synonymous, "ingratitude" means the opposite - a lack of gratitude or appreciation. Therefore, "ingratitude" is the correct answer as it is the word that has the opposite meaning of "gratefulness".

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