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TOP 100 ANTONYMS - vote for antonyms :)
 plentiful  scarce   1179    
 abeyance  continuance   1107    
 cloudy  sunny   1059    
 wealth  poverty   1050    
 gentle  rough   1045    
 backhand  forehand   1037    
 zenith  nadir   1036    
 wild  tame   1034    
 push  pull   1034    
 alone  together   1030    
 absence  presence   1026    
 wide  narrow   1025    
 disorder  order   1023    
 mild  harsh   1022    
 young  old   1022    
 esoteric  generally known   1020    
 zip  unzip   1019    
 known  unknown   1018    
 emancipate  enslave   1016    
 cash  credit   1015    
 sow  reap   1015    
 altruistic  selfish   1014    
 awake  asleep   1014    
 bald  hairy   1013    
 king  subject, queen   1013    
 adhere  detach   1013    
 love  hate   1013    
 incredible  credible   1012    
 part  whole   1012    
 console  aggravate grief   1012    
 visible  invisible   1012    
 rare  common   1011    
 artificial  natural   1011    
 all  none, nothing   1011    
 ashamed  proud   1010    
 accuse  defend   1010    
 unforeseen  foreseen   1010    
 work  play   1010    
 husband  wife   1010    
 banal  original   1010    
 satisfactory  unsatisfactory   1010    
 mad  happy, sane   1010    
 unforgivable  forgivable   1009    
 reward  punishment   1009    
 gain  loss   1009    
 downstairs  upstairs   1009    
 wise  foolish   1009    
 them  us   1009    
 secure  insecure   1009    
 safe  unsafe   1009    
 baleful  beneficent   1008    
 abstemious  self-indulgent   1008    
 fortunate  unfortunate   1008    
 artifical  natural   1007    
 approach  depart   1007    
 alien  native   1007    
 ineffective  effective   1007    
 villain  hero   1007    
 flaunt  hide   1007    
 balm  irritant   1007    
 off  on   1007    
 worst  best   1007    
 scarce  abundant   1007    
 wrong  right   1007    
 minor  major   1007    
 loose  tight   1007    
 less  more   1007    
 go  stop   1007    
 full  empty   1007    
 forget  remember   1007    
 awful  wonderful   1006    
 unnecessary  necessary   1006    
 whisper  yell   1006    
 harmony  discord   1006    
 fell  propitious   1006    
 bane  blessing   1006    
 ambiguous  clear   1006    
 white  black   1006    
 quiet  loud, noisy   1006    
 melt  freeze   1006    
 lengthen  shorten   1006    
 interior  exterior, outside   1006    
 abundant  scarce   1006    
 absent  present   1006    
 worthless  valuable   1005    
 valuable  valueless   1005    
 poor  rich   1005    
 kind  cruel, mean   1005    
 wet  dry   1005    
 vanish  appear   1005    
 lazy  industrious, energetic   1005    
 dainty  clumsy   1004    
 stingy  generous   1004    
 after  before   1004    
 yin  yang   1004    
 grant  refuse   1004    
 first  last   1004    
 approximate  exact   1003    
 afoot  mounted   1003    
 front  back   1003    

Knowledge of antonyms empowers people to use contrast and comparison in their oral and written expression. 

2013-08-08 12:57:00
What is antonym?
An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another. The word has two parts:  anti and onym. "Anti" means "no", "onym" means name. Languages are complex ones and different words can be antonyms. But it is not true in all cases. Sometimes it depends on situation. If you change words to antonyms with "not" in text blindly, it can be full nonsence. Another case is to set "not" and prefix "un".
I forgive you. 
I don't unforgive you. 
Last one sounds strange for me and it has a bit different explanation. It means, that text becomes more various an rich. May unnormal. But we need to see context to decide if opposite word is antonym or not. So words are not antonyms necessarily in all senses. It means that opposite to white can be red in some situations and so on.  In order to better understand antonyms, people analyze synonyms as well. Then complexity of language is revealed more clearly. 

On the image above you can see the cards, which can be used for the game of antonyms; please mix cards and say for children to make right 2 columns.

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