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Difference between opposite and opponent #1 (permalink) Sun May 29, 2005 12:03 pm   Difference between opposite and opponent
 

Test No. incompl/inter-85 "Simple Present (2)", question 4

In a word she is the complete ......... in temperament of Andrew. Here comes another cliche: opposites attract.

(a) opposite
(b) opponent
(c) opposed
(d) opposition

Test No. incompl/inter-85 "Simple Present (2)", answer 4

In a word she is the complete opposite in temperament of Andrew. Here comes another cliche: opposites attract.

Correct answer: (a) opposite

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In a word she is the complete opponent in temperament of Andrew. Here comes another cliche: opposites attract.
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Difference between opposite and opponent #2 (permalink) Sun May 29, 2005 13:17 pm   Difference between opposite and opponent
 

This means totally different. Opponent is someone with whom you compete.
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Difference between opposite and opponent #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:08 pm   Difference between opposite and opponent
 

In a word she is the complete ......... in temperament of Andrew=In a word she has totally different temperament than Andrew?

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Difference between opposite and opponent #4 (permalink) Fri Sep 23, 2011 18:30 pm   Difference between opposite and opponent
 

Yes, she is the complete opposite of Andrew.

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