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Antonyms Quiz #2

Guess the antonyms of these words.
Last updated: October 07, 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 32
Sep 11, 2013
praise is another good antonym of curse. hell is another good antonym of utopia.
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level 34
Oct 12, 2013
I agree. I'm surprised that 43% knew dystopia! Never heard of it.
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level 18
Mar 11, 2016
They looked up 'Utopia antonym' on google...
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level 52
Mar 29, 2017
As are the Hunger Games, Divergent, Brave New World, Fahrenheit-451, The Giver, We, and many more. Dystopia is a thing, and it has been for nearly a century - it's not exactly a newfangled Millenial invention.
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level 54
Jun 20, 2017
Anyone who has read a YA book written in the last 20 years or known someone who was a teen/tween in the last 20 years has heard of dystopian literature.
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level 66
Jun 18, 2018
Dystopian is a well worn word in social and political discussions.
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level 9
Jul 28, 2018
Totally agree, also vassel / master
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level 61
Oct 23, 2013
I don't see how praise could be an antonym of curse. To praise someone means to pay them compliments. That is much different than blessing someone.
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level 44
Mar 7, 2016
I could see how praise can be used, if curse's definition was to used bad words, ie) swearing at them. But I think the quizmaster's definition of curse is to wish bad things.
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level 15
Mar 11, 2018
Praise also means to respect or give respect. Curse also means to say offensive word, which is disrespectful. Right?
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level 77
Mar 6, 2019
I'm only going to quote Mr. Dickins - "God bless us, everyone".
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level 32
May 7, 2014
Praise isn't the opposite of a curse though. What about accepting wish? Wish and curse are more of opposites than curse and bless, no?
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level 66
Sep 24, 2014
I agree with praise for curse. When a child does poorly you might curse him while, when he does well you praise him. However, since praise is accepted for the insult clue, and since bless is more fitting for curse, I would not change anything. :)
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level 70
Dec 1, 2015
Interestingly, thesaurus.com offers hell – and only hell (not dystopia) – as the antonym for utopia.
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level 75
Mar 7, 2016
Yes... that would be a much better antonym. See my lengthy comment below for an explanation.
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level 58
Mar 7, 2016
The word comes from the Greek: οὐ ("not") and τόπος ("place") and means "no-place", and strictly describes any non-existent society 'described in considerable detail'. However, in standard usage, the word's meaning has narrowed and now usually describes a non-existent society that is intended to be viewed as considerably better than contemporary society.[1] Eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ ("good" or "well") and τόπος ("place"), means "good place", and is strictly speaking the correct term to describe a positive utopia. In English, eutopia and utopia are homophonous, which may have given rise to the change in meaning. Dystopia is the right antonym, derived from the same language (greek) and using the prefix with the opposite meaning.
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level 16
Aug 5, 2018
I agree to, just wondering why the quiz maker didn't add them to the answers
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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 56
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 67
Oct 6, 2014
Recent, new, contemporary, present, upcoming, future, etc., all seem correct for ancient.
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level 44
Dec 7, 2015
Me too, even futuristic.
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level 54
Jun 29, 2016
Yes!
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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 67
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 59
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 70
Jan 16, 2016
Omit for include?
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level 18
Mar 11, 2016
YEES! Spent ages on that one...
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level 16
Jan 21, 2016
You should also accept major as an antonym for junior Nice Quiz!
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level 67
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 65
Mar 7, 2016
Couldn't charm be the opposite of curse, and attending the opposite of absent?
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level 63
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 57
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 46
Dec 7, 2018
Or master
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level 60
Mar 7, 2016
I fit the trend perfeftly, missing vassal and laity.
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level 75
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 52
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 54
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 52
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 43
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 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 61
Mar 8, 2016
I tried typing "new" about 10 times for the antonym of ancient before giving up.
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level 18
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 70
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 43
Apr 18, 2016
Ah...stalaCtite not stalagtite...oh well.
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level 57
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 24
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 38
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 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 66
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 15
Mar 11, 2018
Some words here have double meaning. Since there are no definitions, it will depend on the reader on how to digest it. So it would be just fair to accept both terminologies.
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level 44
Apr 8, 2018
Boon should be accepted as an antonym of curse
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level 38
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 45
Apr 23, 2018
knew the answers. Couldn't get the spelling right for two of them. Grr. Ah well
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level 61
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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