Anti- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with the prefix "anti".
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Last updated: September 18, 2018
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First submittedNovember 8, 2011
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Poison remedy
Opposed to monopolies
False messiah of the end times
Hostile towards other people;
or maybe just reclusive
Substance that prevents sweating
Penicillin, for example
Flawed protagonist
The 51st element, symbol Sb
Place at the exact opposite
spot on the globe
Car radiator fluid
Italian appetizer
Antiprotons, positrons, etc...
Immune system protein that
neutralizes bacteria and viruses
Allergy medication
Quinine, for example
Athlete's foot treatment
Prozac or Zoloft, e.g.
Enemy of free radicals
Level 48
Nov 8, 2011
Level 29
Nov 8, 2011
13/20, got antipathy but missed antipasto lol
Level 81
Jan 22, 2019
Antipasto doesn't belong on this quiz.
Level 86
Jan 3, 2022
Only because it belongs in my tummy.
Level 14
Nov 8, 2011
Haven't heard of half of these...
Level 54
Aug 27, 2012
16/20 Good quiz
Level 73
Nov 29, 2013
Didn't know Antimalarial was even a word...
Level 74
Jul 30, 2014
I was concerned that the maker of this quiz was looking for antivenom for poison remedy. I was happy to be proven wrong, but it did accept antivenon for the actual answer. An anitvenom is for venoms and not for poisons.
Level 75
Jul 30, 2014
I always thought the word was "antivenin" so I googled it. It seems that when I was in school the word was antivenin, but in 1981 the WHO decided it made more sense to use the more popular English form of the word and officially changed it to "antivenom" in their publications. Apparently that changed it for all the English-speaking world.

I love how our language continually adapts to popular usage, but it sometimes make it hard for us oldsters to keep up.

Level 36
Jun 3, 2017
Antivenom is for poisonous venoms in snakes and spiders. Not all poisonous things even have antidotes, so these animals probably make up a large percentage of poisonous substances with antidotes.
Level 69
Sep 5, 2018
It's because sometimes our fearless leader Quizmaster is just way too generous. I think he's an old softie and shouldn't let us get away with so much!
Level 60
Jul 30, 2014
Actually, the definition of "antisocial" is wrong on this quiz. You're confusing the word with "asocial" which is something completely different. An asocial person is just shy and avoidant of society, and an antisocial person is someone who's hostile and goes against the laws and customs of society. I think you should change that.
Level ∞
Jul 31, 2014
I had it your way originally, but changed it because people complained. In common parlance, antisocial often just means "shy".
Level 83
Nov 15, 2015
Only because people tend to misunderstand shy people.
Level 69
Sep 5, 2018
Nah, brandybuck96 – I think it's because people tend to misunderstand English. :-/
Level 70
Jan 21, 2019
In our language ( and maybe others aswell, wont be he first time for english to be the odd one out) asocial means absolute scum, people that you dont want to have as neighbours (as opposed to shy people, which would be lovely, some peace and quiet...). Loud music at ungodly hours swearing and fighting on a regualr basis so that the whole neighbourhodd can enjoy horrible to their kids. Basicly no manners in any way or form.

I dont believe we have the word antisocial, so there can be no mix up with that.

I guess the differences in meaning comes from how you look at social/socially acceptable behaviour. You can behave in a way that is totally unacceptable (our asocial which in english apparently is antisocial) and you can Not behave in the way that is generally accepted as normal (as in being outgoing and greeting and chatting with everyone you meet)

Level 71
Aug 1, 2014
If quinine is the only example, might I make the suggestion you also accept "antipyretic"? After quinine proved effective against malarial fever, it was used to reduce fevers of all kinds (with varying effectiveness), which is what an antipyretic does:

Great quiz!

Level 76
Aug 23, 2014
Also allow antigen, for the immune system clue?
Level 62
Apr 24, 2017
That wouldn't make sense. Antibodies are not antigens -- antibodies bind to antigens.
Level 65
May 21, 2017
I have an Auntie Jen.
Level 69
Sep 5, 2018
I don't like your Auntie Jen. I am anti-Jen.
Level 86
Nov 7, 2023
Well, that escalated quickly.
Level 37
Aug 17, 2019
asocial = having no interest in the social amenities. Anti-social = having a definite antipathy toward the social amenities.
Level 80
Jan 13, 2022
If ever there was a quiz that deserved to include antidisestablishmentarianism, it is this one!
Level 68
Jan 24, 2022
That made me smile. My mum taught me that word when I was very young (she liked playing with words, though I never quite grasped Llanfairllanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) and I've been dying to use it ever since.
Level 93
Feb 12, 2022
indeed, hippopotomonstrosesquipedalianism is most felicitous