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Chapter 38. Unit summary: Synonyms, anto... > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: Determine whether the following pair of words are synonyms or antonyms.

Word1 Word2 Synonym/Antonym
Expert Specialist  
Expert Amateur  
Expert Professional  
Expert Authority  
Expert Inexperienced  
Knowledgeable Ignorant  
Knowledgeable Educated  
Knowledgeable Experienced  
Knowledgeable Uninformed  
Knowledgeable Specialist  


2: Which of the following is not a synonym for the word “charitable”?
  1. Generous

  2. Unforgiving

  3. Benevolent

  4. Openhanded

3: Select the best synonym for the word “creative” in the following sentence.

“From the work she has completed so far, I’d say she is a(n) creative person.”

  1. Unoriginal

  2. Imaginative

  3. Curious

  4. Unusual

4: Which of the following is an antonym for the word “leader”?
  1. Novice

  2. Supervisor

  3. Boss

  4. Follower

5: Two words that sound the same but have different meanings are called homonyms. True or False?
6: Select the option that correctly uses the word “allusion” in a sentence.
  1. I have many allusions about where I am heading in my career.

  2. I am not making any allusions to Dickinson’s literary work in my dissertation.

  3. The large stack of money on my desk was an optical allusion.

  4. It is good to keep your allusions alive.




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