HSPT Verbal : Antonyms: Adjectives Describing Quantity, Variety, Regularity, and Size

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Example Questions

Example Question #161 : Antonyms

An antonym of "scant" is __________.

Possible Answers:

amazing

attentive

luxurious

abundant

recondite

Correct answer:

abundant

Explanation:

The adjective "scant" means of little amount to the point of being insufficient. To give "scant attention" to something is to pay very little attention to it, and to say something is "a scant three gallons" means that it is barely three gallons. In contrast to being barely enough, an excellent antonym is "abundant", meaning plentiful.

Example Question #162 : Antonyms

An antonym of "negligible" is __________.

Possible Answers:

amazing

tedious

famous

overlooked

significant

Correct answer:

significant

Explanation:

The word "negligible" is related to the word "neglect." We tend to neglect something that is not very important to us. Something "negligible" is very small and insignificant. In contrast to this, something "significant" is important. A "significant amount of time" is a good deal of time, and a "significant event" is one that is important.

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