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Antonyms Quiz #2

Guess the antonyms of these words.
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First submittedOctober 18, 2011
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Word
Antonym
Convex
Concave
Subjective
Objective
Friend
Enemy
Horizontal
Vertical
Public
Private
Success
Failure
Include
Exclude
Positive
Negative
Majority
Minority
Word
Antonym
Junior
Senior
Amateur
Professional
Vowel
Consonant
Herbivore
Carnivore
Perpendicular
Parallel
Polygamy
Monogamy
Stalagmite
Stalactite
Prologue
Epilogue
Superior
Inferior
Word
Antonym
Utopia
Dystopia
Curse
Bless
Absent
Present
Ancient
Modern
Insult
Compliment
Laity
Clergy
Fraternity
Sorority
Vassal
Lord
Temporary
Permanent
101 Recent Comments
+7
Level 15
Jan 27, 2014
Why can't charm be acceptable for bless (it's just a different meaning of curse)? Why can't futuristic be acceptable for ancient?
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2015
I don't know why "new" can't be acceptable for ancient, either.
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Level 70
Apr 19, 2021
i think modern is more referring to an era, whereas new is confned to a smaller time period, but it could work in some contexts. in architecture probably not tho
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Level 32
Mar 26, 2014
Maybe recent for modern?
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Level 66
Oct 6, 2014
Recent, new, contemporary, present, upcoming, future, etc., all seem correct for ancient.
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Level 46
Dec 7, 2015
Me too, even futuristic.
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Level 44
Jun 29, 2016
Yes!
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Level 81
Jul 3, 2019
I think it is along the lines of "Ancient world" to "Modern world". I didn't get it, and tried new, current, future, but I think Modern is the most appropriate.
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Level 77
May 9, 2020
Recent doesn't work because it implies that it is in the past as well, no matter by how much.
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Level 48
Apr 14, 2014
Would you accept 'contemporary' as an antonym for 'ancient'? Couldn't think of the word 'modern', for some reason.
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Level 48
May 11, 2014
Just like the SAT!
+3
Level 45
Jul 17, 2014
4:10 left, it's official, I'm a nerd.
+5
Level 22
Aug 1, 2014
EXPERT should be accepted for AMATEUR.
+10
Level 74
Oct 3, 2014
You can be an amateur expert. An amateur is not paid for the activity, a professional is.
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Level 55
Sep 24, 2014
I never agree that the opposite gender counts as an "antonym", though obviously that didn't stop me putting the "right" answer.
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Level 51
Apr 27, 2015
I could not think of clergy! All I could think was pastor, minister, preacher, priest.... Took me quite awhile to think of permanent, too. I tried everlasting, eternal, forever.... Also shouldn't expert count in place of professional?
+2
Level 69
Oct 6, 2015
How about Nascent for Ancient?
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Level 80
Jan 16, 2016
Omit for include?
+1
Level 20
Mar 11, 2016
YEES! Spent ages on that one...
+2
Level 25
Jan 21, 2016
You should also accept major as an antonym for junior

Nice Quiz!

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Level 38
May 8, 2024
Major would be an antonym of minor, I don't think it works with senior.
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Level 78
Feb 4, 2016
I don't think that sorority is not an antonym of fraternity, it's just a gender change. We wouldn't call a cow the antonym of a bull...
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Level 71
Mar 7, 2016
Couldn't charm be the opposite of curse, and attending the opposite of absent?
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Level 81
Mar 7, 2016
'Absent' is an adjective but 'Attending' is a verb. You need the adjective antonym of 'Absent', i.e. 'Present.'
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Level 58
Mar 7, 2016
Could you accept "Liege" for "Lord" please?
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Level 38
Mar 8, 2016
My thought exactly.
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Level 82
Sep 19, 2016
I will third this. I tried 'liege' first.
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Level 69
Dec 7, 2018
Or master
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Level 63
Oct 14, 2021
Yes, please. I think "suzerain" should also take for "lord".
+1
Level 65
Mar 7, 2016
I fit the trend perfeftly, missing vassal and laity.
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Level 82
Mar 7, 2016
I know that there is no such thing as a perfect antonym, and I still got the answer so I'm not complaining for that reason, but I still think dystopia is a very bad "antonym" for utopia. A dystopia, in the classic sense of the word, is a place or time that *seems* idyllic in most ways but where there is something off or wrong, often horribly, but still... not a total nightmarish hellscape or anything which is what I would imagine the opposite of utopia to be. The post-apocalyptic world of Mad Max is the opposite of a utopia. The world of Soylent Green is a dystopia... everything seems cool, they've solved world hunger, there are 1970s era computer games in every home, and soylent green is delicious and comes in groovy colors... but... there's just one thing that's not quite right... Other good examples of stories with dystopian worlds would be Equilibrium, Logan's Run, or Surrogates. Stories that are definitely not dystopian stories include The Terminator or Hunger Games.
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Level 51
Mar 29, 2017
'Dystopia' has been largely redefined over the past few decades, and it now more generally fits a dark version of the future. It's true that when it was first created it meant what you've described, but the definition has changed, mostly so that we even HAVE a good word to define such stories. I mean, 'hell' isn't really a great descriptor for them, and I imagine libraries wouldn't be happy adding a section by that name.
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Level 59
Jun 20, 2017
I agree that dystopia is not a good antonym for utopia. A dystopia is a failed utopia, not just a bad place/time.
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Level 59
Jul 3, 2021
I agree. I think Dystopia is not a good antonym for Utopia.
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Level 67
Oct 20, 2021
I think negative is a perfect antonym for positive.
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Level 16
Mar 7, 2016
could you accept 'new' for ancient?
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Level 33
Mar 7, 2016
People don't know about stalagmites and stalactites? they're the things in caves from ceiling to floor. Even I knew that at like age 12.
+5
Level 51
Mar 29, 2017
They teach you it only so that you can get confused and mix up which is which. I have never once had to use either word in any context other than school.
+1
Level 81
Oct 19, 2021
To be fair there's tricks to remember that help tell them apart if you need them
+3
Level 54
Sep 21, 2018
I knew but spelt it wrongly. 😭
+1
Level 59
Jul 3, 2021
same here. Although I eventually got it, but I had to type it a few times
+2
Level 60
Jul 21, 2021
did anyone else remember that one scene in hp book 1? Where they’re in Gringotts? That’s how I got it weirdly enough (albeit I forgot how to spell it like ten times lol)
+1
Level 39
Jan 23, 2022
yes, I loved that detail!!!
+1
Level 67
Oct 20, 2021
Yeah, idk why we learned that, tbh. It doesn't seem to ever come up.
+1
Level 70
Mar 7, 2016
Maybe flattery as antonym of insult?
+1
Level 43
Jul 1, 2019
I would rather

insult > respect

+2
Level 38
Mar 8, 2016
Some of these antonyms are very flexible, and there are plenty of acceptable answers that should have been included - for instance, 'liege' for vassal and 'boon' for curse (since it doesn't specify whether it's the noun or verb version of curse).
+2
Level 59
Mar 8, 2016
I tried typing "new" about 10 times for the antonym of ancient before giving up.
+2
Level 20
Mar 11, 2016
Please accept 'new' for the Ancient clue!
+1
Level 16
Aug 5, 2018
yeah I know I also wanted to but it won't allow it
+5
Level 49
Apr 18, 2016
Ah...stalaCtite not stalagtite...oh well.
+3
Level 69
Apr 28, 2016
Master should be accepted as an antonym of vassal
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Level 65
Jul 5, 2016
There's a pretty big drop-off here
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Level 36
Jul 9, 2016
vassal's antonym can be master
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Level 28
Oct 20, 2016
Master is another antonym for Vassal. Just sayin'...
+1
Level 35
Feb 24, 2017
'expert' for 'amateur'?
+1
Level 68
Jul 7, 2017
Dang I typed sErority
+1
Level 60
Jul 12, 2017
Any chance of accepting "liege" for "vassal/lord"?
+12
Level 84
Oct 15, 2017
Please accept "Cleveland" as an antonym for "utopia".
+1
Level 46
Apr 21, 2018
seconded! ☺ the mistake on the lake, where the river of fire is literal
+8
Level ∞
Feb 7, 2019
Cleveland will work now.
+2
Level 66
Jul 1, 2019
Not being familiar with QM personally and being historically bad at interpreting sarcasm even on an interpersonal level let alone via only text, I felt compelled to retake the quiz and try Cleveland.
+1
Level 90
Oct 18, 2021
Please accept "Belgium" as an antonym for "positive."
+1
Level 67
Oct 20, 2021
I tried it and it didn't work. :/
+2
Level 28
Oct 28, 2017
My whole life I've been saying stalaGtite. I tried every possible weird spelling of "tite" thinking it was odd that they wouldn't be the same.
+1
Level 73
Nov 8, 2017
Guessing objective was hard for me, I tried loads before I got it. I guess the definition of subjective is really a matter of opinion.
+2
Level 41
Apr 8, 2018
Boon should be accepted as an antonym of curse
+1
Level 79
Oct 18, 2021
yes pls add boon
+2
Level 46
Apr 21, 2018
27 / 27 with 2:36 remaining - technically, parallel is not an antonym of perpendicular; vertical is not an antonym of horizontal; the one is simply rotated 90 degrees from the other. Everyone would automatically supply the expected answer, but there are better choices for antonym pairs to use in the test. Jus' sayin' ...
+1
Level 59
Apr 23, 2018
knew the answers. Couldn't get the spelling right for two of them. Grr.

Ah well

+1
Level 73
May 23, 2018
Interestingly the only one I missed was concave, which apparently almost everyone got. I just couldn't think of the word, it drove me nuts. I always enjoy seeing if the ones I miss or get are common or uncommon answers.
+1
Level 16
Aug 5, 2018
great quiz didn't know dystopia was the antonym of utopia
+1
Level 16
Aug 5, 2018
Wow! so impressed with your levels guys. Keep it up!!
+1
Level 37
Oct 12, 2018
This is really a great quiz! Thank you.
+3
Level 66
Jul 1, 2019
new and recent should work for ancient. Charm should work for curse.
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Level 81
Jul 3, 2019
Agree with Charm, but not new and recent for ancient, even though I tried both.
+1
Level 73
Jul 1, 2019
Hell should be an acceptable answer for "Utopia"
+1
Level 60
Jul 1, 2019
Please accept polyandry for polygamy
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Level 24
Jul 2, 2019
Polyandry is a subset of polygamy, not its antonym.

Polygamy = marriage to more than one person

Polygyny = marriage to more than one woman

Polyandry = marriage to more than one man

+1
Level 31
Aug 28, 2019
Disclude?
+1
Level 25
May 5, 2021
that's what I was trying to do
+2
Level 53
Sep 18, 2019
The word "sorority" has more meanings as a synonym of "fraternity" than as an antonym of it.
+1
Level 76
Mar 11, 2020
I tried "compliment" for the opposite of "curse" and that gave me another answer.
+1
Level 75
Apr 14, 2020
A lot of these aren't really antonyms... I still got 100% though so I suppose it can't be that bad!
+1
Level 81
May 9, 2020
Parallel is not an antonym for perpendicular - it implies two lines and would be an antonym for divergent lines.

Acceptable antonyms for perpendicular would be horizontal, level and such like.

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Level 54
Oct 26, 2020
Maybe accept 'contemporary' for ancient?
+1
Level 54
Oct 26, 2020
26/27. Spent the last 2:30 trying to call 'clergy' from the back of my mind. Very, very disappointed in myself when I couldn't do it. I am not so far removed from college where I was a dual English/European History major. Not acceptable for me to not remember that word.
+1
Level 25
May 5, 2021
I kept misspelling consonant
+2
Level 68
Sep 14, 2021
I think boon should also be acceptable for curse.
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Level 66
Oct 18, 2021
Ancient =/= Recent
+1
Level 70
Oct 19, 2021
maybe add 'perpetual' and 'perennial' for temporary?
+1
Level 53
Oct 20, 2021
why not pro for professional
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Level 20
Jan 5, 2022
exactly
+1
Level 78
Apr 16, 2022
For ancient I tried: new, contemporary, future, neo, nascent, young, present, and maybe a couple others.
+1
Level 46
Nov 4, 2022
Can you accept "current" for the antonym of "ancient?" I tried so many words but just couldn't get the right one...
+1
Level 73
Jan 20, 2023
Could "hostility" be an acceptable antonym of "fraternity" ?
+1
Level 45
May 24, 2024
I think it's more about like college organizations than the actual concept of fraternity
+1
Level 41
Nov 7, 2023
eternal is maybe a bit more chique than permanent, but hey i also just really the word
+1
Level 59
Jan 25, 2024
I think that a lot of the comments asking for various possible antonyms to be includes miss the point. This quiz is about standard pairs of antonyms. For pretty much every one you could easily come up with many other words with the opposite meaning, But these are the most obvious and common pairs often relying on shared stems. For this reason arguments about the exact relationship between utopia and dystopia are otiose. It's completely obvious that if the first word is utopia the second will be dystopia.
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Level 79
Mar 14, 2024
Agree with the dozen other comments about accepting more answers for "ancient".
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Level 45
May 24, 2024
Stuck on vassal just typing in medieval titles until I got it lol