[40 Test Answers] CSE Reviewer: Antonyms

A reviewer about word antonyms for the upcoming Civil Service Exam or CSE.

You are presented with an underlined word. In this review, you must choose the best antonym for the word given. The purpose is to assess the depth of your vocabulary and ability to use simple words when speaking and writing.

Antonyms reviewer

Question 1. Czarmaine accompanied her sister to the drugstore.
A. followed
B. let go on one’s own✅
C. left behind
D. stopped

Question 2. Besides the boulevard are gigantic buildings.
A. alley✅
B. street
C. avenue
D. road

Question 3. He often got into trouble because he was brusque.
A. blunt
B. rude
C. refined✅
D. curt

Question 4. The reporter’s candid remarks caught the mayoralty candidate off-guard.
A. secret
B. frank
C. well-thought✅
D. reserved

Question 5. The mean boys derided the sickly boy.
A. made of fun
B. ridiculed
C. praised✅
D. abandoned

Question 6. Charm was ecstatic when she won first prize in the short story writing contest.
A. melancholic✅
B. overjoyed
C. worried
D. energetic

Question 7. Migraine headaches are excruciating.
A. extremely painful
B. mild pain
C. painless✅
D. healing

Question 8. The quiz proved to be facile so the students got high scores.
A. difficult✅
B. easy
C. average
D. answerable

Question 9. The garrulous girls were distanced from each other.
A. mute
B. talkative
C. behaved
D. quiet✅

Question 10. The heathens used to practice cannibalism.
A. uncivilized people
B. barbaric people
C. old people
D. cultured people✅

Question 11. Keep on believing that physical disability is not a hindrance to success.
A. block
B. stepping stone✅
C. opportunity
D. difficulty

Question 12. Never operate a machine once you are inebriated.
A. sober✅
B. drunk
C. sleepy
D. active

Question 13. The people inveighed against the sharp increase in oil prices.
A. admitted
B. amended
C. accepted✅
D. deliberated

Question 14. Some people believe that breaking a mirror is a jinx.
A. bad luck
B. evil
C. expensive
D. good luck✅

Question 15. The players were confused when the kibitzers suddenly butted- in during the team’s huddle.
A. advisers✅
B. spectators
C. onlookers
D. crowd

Question 16. The lanky lad stood out among the average-sized students.
A. fierce-looking
B. gigantic
C. short and stout✅
D. tall and thin

Question 17. The sickly dog was given a lethal dose of morphine tablets.
A. fatal
B. safe✅
C. deadly
D. nasty

Question 18. Heinous criminals are truly loathsome.
A. repugnant
B. foul
C. adorable✅
D. nasty

Question 19. We listened attentively to the mellifluous sound produced by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
A. harsh✅
B. resonant
C. melodious
D. mellow

Question 20. The free medical and dental checkup conducted by the AFP Group is just proof of their munificence.
A. commitment
B. generosity
C. extravagance
D. stinginess✅

Question 21. Justice calls for penalizing nefarious acts.
A. honorable✅
B. detestable
C. infamous
D. vile

Question 22. The MSA Reviewer Books are noteworthy materials.
A. remarkable
B. substantial
C. trivial✅
D. significant

Question 23. You will never get sufficient nourishment if you are obdurate in refusing to eat vegetables.
A. stubborn
B. obedient✅
C. firm
D. willful

Question 24. Don’t be so obtrusive but instead, mind your own business.
A. reserved✅
B. snoopy
C. nosey
D. interfering

Question 25. I admire people who are modest despite their opulence.
A. great wealth
B. poverty✅
C. affluence
D. lavishness

Question 26. Do you always try to be a paragon of virtue?
A. model
B. example
C. yardstick
D. anomaly✅

Question 27. tragic stories had so much pathos that they left me feeling down.
A. anguish
B. woe
C. intrigue
D. humor✅

Question 28. Chin is such a precocious girl who can already read at age three.
A. slow learner✅
B. bright
C. inquisitive
D. advanced

Question 29. She had the quixotic idea that she was a reincarnation of a British princess.
A. wild
B. fantastic
C. realistic✅
D. dreamy

Question 30. The ramshackle building collapsed easily.
A. new✅
B. old
C. outdated
D. shabby

Question 31. An A-rating represents the ultimate honor a film will ever have.
A. greatest
B. pinnacle
C. least✅
D. supreme

Question 32. CJ de Silva’s painting abilities are uncanny.
A. remarkable
B. ordinary✅
C. astonishing
D. unbelievable

Question 33. Lea Salonga’s performance was utterly delightful.
A. somewhat✅
B. entirely
C. thoroughly
D. absolutely

Question 34. The strong current of the floodwaters caused the wooden bridges to vacillate.
A. collapse
B. sway
C. vibrate
D. be firm✅

Question 35. The vindictive politician spread rumors about his opponent.
A. revengeful
B. forgiving✅
C. spiteful
D. malicious

Question 36. If words were swords, then her vitriolic remarks could really kill.
A. scathing
B. sarcastic
C. satirical
D. kind✅

Question 37. Many students vouch for the effectiveness of the MSA Review classes.
A. guarantee
B. endorse
C. affirm
D. refute✅

Question 38. That yonder youth is more studious than the nearer one.
A. lonesome
B. farther
C. closer✅
D. thither

Question 39. MSA tutors are all zealous tutors who nourish eager minds.
A. vigorous
B. earnest
C. indifferent✅
D. enthusiastic

Question 40. Don’t let trivial things upset you.
A. important✅
B. trifling
C. ordinary
D. inconsequential

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