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Synonyms and antonyms

Synonyms and antonyms

 Synonyms

A word which consists of the same meaning like another word is called a synonym. The words are different but have almost the same meaning.

synonyms

 

Antonyms

Antonyms are the words which have opposite meanings. Opposites are in a contradictory statement to one another.

Here is a list of some antonyms and synonyms to give a brief idea about the theory.

Synonyms

  1.  Absurd – Ridiculous, silly
  2.  Bliss – Happiness, joy
  3.  Callous – Cruel. Hard
  4.  Candid – Frank, sincere
  5.  Guilt – Crime, sin
  6.  Radiant – bright, brilliant
  7.  Zenith – summit, Top
  8.  Meager – Small
  9.  Grievous – sorrowful, painful
  10.  Abandon – give up, leave

Antonyms

  1.  Absurd – Rational
  2.  Insult – Esteem
  3.  Lethargic – Smart
  4.  Malice – Goodwill
  5.  Praise – Abuse
  6.  Refuse – Confirm
  7.  Safe – Exposed
  8.  Welcome – Insult
  9.  Vulgar – Cultured
  10.  Theory – Practice

antonyms

 

Homonyms

Words are said to be homonyms when they are pronounced or spelled in the same way but carry a different meaning.

Some examples of Homonyms are -

  1.  Principle – principal
  2.  Moral – morale
  3.  Coarse – course
  4.  Brake – break
  5.  To – too – two
  6.  Cite – site – sight

homonyms

 

 Words related to weather

  1.  Humidity
  2.  Weathering
  3.  Upwind
  4.  Climate
  5.  Hydrology

Words related to countries

  1.  Agrarian
  2.  Georgic
  3.  Bucolic
  4.  Countrified
  5.  Homey

Words related to languages

  1.  Dialect
  2.  Expression
  3.  Utterance
  4.  Conversation
  5.  Discourse

Words related to people

  1.  Body politic
  2.  Folks
  3.  Persons
  4. Tribe
  5. Clan

Quiz for Synonyms and antonyms

Q.1

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

hypocritical

a) resentment
b) irritated
c) wrath
d) pietistic

Q.2

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

spy

a) pique
b) exception
c) affronted
d) informer

Q.3

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

jewels

a) flaxen
b) splendid
c) opportune
d) gemstones

Q.4

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

provisional

a) makeshift
b) disappointed
c) contrite
d) rueful

Q.5

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

omnipotent

a) almighty
b) strong
c) brawny
d) athletic

Q.6

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

life

a) pep
b) fullness
c) raw
d) artistic

Q.7

Against each key word are given some suggested meanings. Choose the word or phrase which is nearest in meaning to the given word:

pointer

a) needle
b) plank
c) panel
d) lath

Q.8

Against each word are given some suggested antonyms. Choose the most suitable:

alive

a) expired
b) living
c) active
d) animated

Q.9

Against each word are given some suggested antonyms. Choose the most suitable:

captivity

a) imprisonment
b) detention
c) release
d) internment

Q.10

Against each word are given some suggested antonyms. Choose the most suitable:

economize

a) save
b) cut back
c) squander
d) retrench

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