O'Reilly logo

McGraw-Hill's Top 50 Skills For A Top Score: ASVAB Reading and Math by Dr. Janet Wall

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Skill 21 Know Your Antonyms

In earlier lessons you dealt with synonyms, words that have the same meaning as another word. Antonyms are just the opposite. The antonym of a word is a word that has the opposite meaning. Think of the word love; what is its opposite? Yes, it’s hate. Think of the word finish. Its antonym is start. What about the antonym of minor? Yes, it’s major.

Why do you need to know antonyms? If you can identify the antonym of a word, that shows that you know what the original word means. Knowing antonyms builds your vocabulary and helps you learn new words. It helps you score well on the ASVAB, particularly on the Paragraph Comprehension and Word Knowledge tests, but also on other tests that require knowing words.

Here are some ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required