The Word Knowledge subtest on the ASVAB measures your ability to communicate by gauging your vocabulary level. Some of the questions you’ll encounter will test your knowledge of antonyms—they’ll ask you to select the answer that’s most opposite in meaning to the underlined word.

Practice questions

  1. The word most opposite in meaning to vacant is

    A. unengaged. B. empty. C. overflowing. D. taken.

  2. The word most opposite in meaning to align is

    A. adjust. B. disorganize. C. range. D. order.

Answers and explanations

  1. The correct answer is Choice (C).

    Vacant is an adjective that means empty, unoccupied, or unfilled.

  2. The correct answer is Choice (B).

    Align is a verb that means to place or arrange things in a straight line.

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