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Antonyms Quiz #2

Guess the antonyms of these words.
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First submittedOctober 18, 2011
Last updatedOctober 7, 2015
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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
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level 49
Sep 27, 2013
Perhaps "priesthood" as an antonym of "laity"?
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level 55
Apr 27, 2015
I thought of everything but clergy. Preacher, pastor, priest, minister....
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level ∞
Oct 7, 2015
Priesthood will work now
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level 38
Apr 21, 2018
By accepting priesthood you are ignoring virtually all other religious denominations. Only Catholics and Episcopalians have priests.
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level 68
Jul 1, 2019
@divantilya "Priesthood" applies to those with titles other than "priest", just as "clergy" applies to far more than just those called "clerics". It's a general term.
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level 57
Oct 21, 2013
sorority didn't work for me? maybe spelt it wrong
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level 14
Oct 23, 2013
how about pandemonia for utopia, the name of the capital city of hell in paradise lost.
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level 73
Oct 24, 2013
As a Harry Potter fan, I was surprised when Charm was not an antonym of Curse.
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level 17
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 55
Apr 27, 2015
I don't know why "new" can't be acceptable for ancient, either.
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level 39
Mar 26, 2014
Maybe recent for modern?
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level 68
Oct 6, 2014
Recent, new, contemporary, present, upcoming, future, etc., all seem correct for ancient.
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level 45
Dec 7, 2015
Me too, even futuristic.
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level 54
Jun 29, 2016
Yes!
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level 72
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 52
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 55
May 11, 2014
Just like the SAT!
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level 50
Jul 17, 2014
4:10 left, it's official, I'm a nerd.
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level 27
Aug 1, 2014
EXPERT should be accepted for AMATEUR.
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level 66
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 58
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 55
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?
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level 15
Aug 20, 2015
Maybe include a variation on the spelling of "stalactite," to "stalagtite." Or the ever clever, "hold on tite!"
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level 76
Oct 6, 2015
How about Nascent for Ancient?
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level 71
Jan 16, 2016
Omit for include?
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level 17
Mar 11, 2016
YEES! Spent ages on that one...
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level 17
Jan 21, 2016
You should also accept major as an antonym for junior Nice Quiz!
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level 68
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 67
Mar 7, 2016
Couldn't charm be the opposite of curse, and attending the opposite of absent?
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level 66
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 56
Mar 7, 2016
Could you accept "Liege" for "Lord" please?
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level 40
Mar 8, 2016
My thought exactly.
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level 69
Sep 19, 2016
I will third this. I tried 'liege' first.
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level 61
Dec 7, 2018
Or master
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level 61
Mar 7, 2016
I fit the trend perfeftly, missing vassal and laity.
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level 77
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 56
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 20
Mar 7, 2016
could you accept 'new' for ancient?
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level 35
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.
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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.
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level 49
Sep 21, 2018
I knew but spelt it wrongly. 😭
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level 66
Mar 7, 2016
Maybe flattery as antonym of insult?
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level 42
Jul 1, 2019
I would rather insult > respect
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level 40
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).
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level 60
Mar 8, 2016
I tried typing "new" about 10 times for the antonym of ancient before giving up.
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level 17
Mar 11, 2016
Please accept 'new' for the Ancient clue!
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level 16
Aug 5, 2018
yeah I know I also wanted to but it won't allow it
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level 9
Mar 20, 2016
For majority, you should also make minimal, minimum and/ or minor as a possibility. I guessed minor but not minority.
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level 71
Oct 18, 2016
Minimal/minimum don't make sense at all, but the answer has to be "minority" and not "minor" because "minor" is the wrong part of speech. Grammar counts in these quizzes or the number of accepted answers for each clue would be astronomical.
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level 44
Apr 18, 2016
Ah...stalaCtite not stalagtite...oh well.
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level 58
Apr 28, 2016
Master should be accepted as an antonym of vassal
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level 52
Aug 25, 2017
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level 43
Jul 5, 2016
There's a pretty big drop-off here
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level 26
Jul 9, 2016
vassal's antonym can be master
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level 25
Oct 20, 2016
Master is another antonym for Vassal. Just sayin'...
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level 35
Feb 24, 2017
'expert' for 'amateur'?
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level 57
Jul 7, 2017
Dang I typed sErority
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level 57
Jul 12, 2017
Any chance of accepting "liege" for "vassal/lord"?
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level 70
Oct 15, 2017
Please accept "Cleveland" as an antonym for "utopia".
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level 39
Apr 21, 2018
seconded! ☺ the mistake on the lake, where the river of fire is literal
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level ∞
Feb 7, 2019
Cleveland will work now.
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level 58
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.
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level 32
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.
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level 68
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.
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level 44
Apr 8, 2018
Boon should be accepted as an antonym of curse
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level 39
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' ...
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level 53
Apr 23, 2018
knew the answers. Couldn't get the spelling right for two of them. Grr. Ah well
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level 65
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.
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level 16
Aug 5, 2018
great quiz didn't know dystopia was the antonym of utopia
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level 16
Aug 5, 2018
Wow! so impressed with your levels guys. Keep it up!!
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level 38
Oct 12, 2018
This is really a great quiz! Thank you.
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level 43
Jul 1, 2019
new and recent should work for ancient. Charm should work for curse.
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level 72
Jul 3, 2019
Agree with Charm, but not new and recent for ancient, even though I tried both.
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level 66
Jul 1, 2019
Hell should be an acceptable answer for "Utopia"
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level 54
Jul 1, 2019
Please accept polyandry for polygamy
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level 26
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
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level 32
Aug 28, 2019
Disclude?
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level 39
Sep 18, 2019
The word "sorority" has more meanings as a synonym of "fraternity" than as an antonym of it.