Vocabulary worksheet – Antonyms

Against each key word are given five suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is opposite in meaning to the key word.

1. Esteem

a) respect b) status c) disdain d) mighty

2. Eternal

a) permanent b) perpetual c) transitory d) immortal

3. Eulogistic

a) lovable b) admirable c) adore d) critical

4. Euphonious

a) stingy b) stringent c) strident d) lethargic

5. Evitable

a) unavoidable b) potable c) imminent d) immortal

6. Exalt

a) demote b) ennoble c) glorify d) extol

7. Exasperate

a) disturb b) annoy c) please d) confuse

8. Exculpate

a) acquit b) guilty c) accuse d) accumulate

9. Execrable

a) mundane b) excellent c) foolhardy d) physical

10. Exhilarate

a) enlighten b) please c) gladden d) depress

11. Exhume

a) decipher b) dig c) integrate d) inter

12. Exonerate

a) distress b) distinguish c) blame d) disburden

13. Expedient

a) advantageous b) disadvantageous c) courteous d) palpable

14. Extemporaneous

a) without any preparation b) spontaneous c) rehearsed d) unmanly

15. Extol

a) praise b) eulogize c) disgrace d) celebrate

16. Extrinsic

a) acquired b) practical c) inherent d) ambitious

17. Fable

a) story b) legend c) myth d) truth

18. Fabulous

a) ordinary b) unusual c) remarkable d) wonderful

19. Facsimile

a) duplicate b) fake c) original d) doctored

20. Factitious

a) fictional b) fabricated c) genuine d) noteworthy


1. disdain

2. transitory

3. critical

4. strident

5. unavoidable

6. demote

7. please

8. accuse

9. excellent

10. depress

11. inter

12. blame

13. disadvantageous

14. rehearsed

15. disgrace

16. inherent

17. truth

18. ordinary

19. original

20. genuine