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An Introduction to Antonyms on the GRE

Antonyms are words opposite in meaning to one another, like freedom and oppression. The Antonyms questions have appeared on the GRE since 1995, and together with Analogies, Sentence Completion, and Reading Comprehension questions, comprise the current verbal sections of the GRE.

Here are the directions that you’ll find on the GRE exam:

Each question below consists of a word in capital letters, followed by five words or phrases (with ovals). Choose the word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters. Since some of the questions require you to distinguish fine shades of meaning, be sure to consider all the choices before deciding which one is best.

This video provides you with an example of GRE Antonyms:

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