Synonyms and Antonyms
Free online synonyms and antonyms exercises. In these
exercises, students must choose the best synonym or antonym for the word
given. Each exercise is six questions long. Before you begin, you may find
it helpful to view our verbal
reasoning techniques page. This page outlines
several strategies that will enable you to answer synonyms/antonyms questions
with a higher success rate, even on questions in which you are unsure about
specific word definitions. We recommend that you use a thesaurus to learn
word definitions, especially if studying for the SAT or GRE tests. A thesaurus
allows you to become familiar with the family of synonyms and antonyms associated
with a given word. In terms of test taking, this can prove more valuable
than knowing the precise definition of individual words.
Beginners should start here. It's not a bad place to start for intermediate
levels to start either. These exercises can be tricky. If you are struggling,
don't get discouraged! These exercises are tough. They are meant to challenge
Our intermediate exercises are meant for students looking to take their
vocabulary to the next level. While some of the words in this section may
seem easy, others are clearly not. Also, keep a careful eye on the synonyms/antonyms
sign. It is easy to fall into traps looking for the wrong one.
Ready for the highest level? These exercises are the most challenging
we have to offer. On them you will find the top 250 most common SAT and
GRE test vocabulary words. So, think you are up to the challenge? Are you
an English Maven? Take these quizzes and find out!