Steve’s favorite antonyms

brains  using your smarts
brawn  using your physical strength
Brawn without brains can’t accomplish much beyond wreaking glorious, mindless destruction

dystopia  a place where everything is unpleasant or bad, such as Fresno, California, or, to a lesser extent, North Korea
 a place where everything is perfect (in Greek, utopia means “no place”)

extrovert  an outgoing, gregarious person
introvert  a shy, withdrawn person

figuratively  by or as a figure of speech; metaphorically
literally  with truth to the letter; exactly; virtually
When the director told Steve to “break a leg” before going on stage, he was speaking figuratively, but Steve literally did break his leg moments later.  

heaven  best possible place to be
hell  worst possible place to be
The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven (John Milton)

plenum  the whole of space regarded as being filled with matter
vacuum  a space entirely devoid of matter

xenophile  one who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs
xenophobe  one who has an irrational fear of people from other countries

I’d like to see your favorite antonyms, please comment.


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