Wednesday, 4 November 2015

English Notes : Synonyms

Words and their synonyms
Amazing – incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing,
astounding, extraordinary

Anger – enrage, infuriate, arouse, nettle, exasperate, inflame, madden Angry – mad, furious, enraged, excited, wrathful, indignant, exasperated, aroused, inflamed Answer – reply, respond, retort, acknowledge Ask – question, inquire of, seek information from, put a question to, demand, request, expect, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz Awful- dreadful, terrible, abominable, bad, poor, unpleasant Bad- evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, spoiled, tainted,
harmful, injurious, unfavorable, defective, inferior, imperfect, substandard, faulty, improper,
inappropriate, unsuitable, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, unfriendly, irascible,
horrible, atrocious, outrageous, scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, sinister, putrid,
snide, deplorable, dismal, gross, heinous, nefarious, base, obnoxious, detestable,
despicable, contemptible, foul, rank, ghastly, execrable

Beautiful – pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent,
comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely,
delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling
Begin – start, open, launch, initiate, commence, inaugurate, originate Big – enormous, huge, immense, gigantic, vast, colossal, gargantuan, large, sizable, grand,
great, tall, substantial, mammoth, astronomical, ample, broad, expansive, spacious, stout,
tremendous, titanic, mountainous
Brave – courageous, fearless, dauntless, intrepid, plucky, daring, heroic, valorous,
audacious, bold, gallant, valiant, doughty, mettlesome
Break – fracture, rupture, shatter, smash, wreck, crash, demolish, atomize Bright – shining, shiny, gleaming, brilliant, sparkling, shimmering, radiant, vivid, colorful,
lustrous, luminous, incandescent, intelligent, knowing, quick-witted, smart, intellectual
Calm – quiet, peaceful, still, tranquil, mild, serene, smooth, composed, collected, unruffled,
level-headed, unexcited, detached, aloof
Come – approach, advance, near, arrive, reach Cool – chilly, cold, frosty, wintry, icy, frigid Crooked – bent, twisted, curved, hooked, zigzag Cry – shout, yell, yowl, scream, roar, bellow, weep, wail, sob, bawl Cut – gash, slash, prick, nick, sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit, chop, crop, lop, reduce Dangerous – perilous, hazardous, risky, uncertain, unsafe Dark – shadowy, unlit, murky, gloomy, dim, dusky, shaded, sunless, black, dismal, sad Decide – determine, settle, choose, resolve Definite – certain, sure, positive, determined, clear, distinct, obvious Delicious – savory, delectable, appetizing, luscious, scrumptious, palatable, delightful,
enjoyable, toothsome, exquisite
Describe – portray, characterize, picture, narrate, relate, recount, represent, report, record Destroy – ruin, demolish, raze, waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish Difference – disagreement, inequity, contrast, dissimilarity, incompatibility Do – execute, enact, carry out, finish, conclude, effect, accomplish, achieve, attain Dull – boring, tiring,, tiresome, uninteresting, slow, dumb, stupid, unimaginative, lifeless,
dead, insensible, tedious, wearisome, listless, expressionless, plain, monotonous,
humdrum, dreary
Eager – keen, fervent, enthusiastic, involved, interested, alive to End – stop, finish, terminate, conclude, close, halt, cessation, discontinuance Enjoy – appreciate, delight in, be pleased, indulge in, luxuriate in, bask in, relish, devour,
savor, like
Explain – elaborate, clarify, define, interpret, justify, account for Fair – just, impartial, unbiased, objective, unprejudiced, honest Fall – drop, descend, plunge, topple, tumble False – fake, fraudulent, counterfeit, spurious, untrue, unfounded, erroneous, deceptive,
groundless, fallacious
Famous – well-known, renowned, celebrated, famed, eminent, illustrious, distinguished,
noted, notorious
Fast – quick, rapid, speedy, fleet, hasty, snappy, mercurial, swiftly, rapidly, quickly,
snappily, speedily, lickety-split, posthaste, hastily, expeditiously, like a flash
Fat – stout, corpulent, fleshy, beefy, paunchy, plump, full, rotund, tubby, pudgy, chubby,
chunky, burly, bulky, elephantine
Fear – fright, dread, terror, alarm, dismay, anxiety, scare, awe, horror, panic, apprehension Fly – soar, hover, flit, wing, flee, waft, glide, coast, skim, sail, cruise Funny – humorous, amusing, droll, comic, comical, laughable, silly Get – acquire, obtain, secure, procure, gain, fetch, find, score, accumulate, win, earn, rep,
catch, net, bag, derive, collect, gather, glean, pick up, accept, come by, regain, salvage
Go – recede, depart, fade, disappear, move, travel, proceed Good – excellent, fine, superior, wonderful, marvelous, qualified, suited, suitable, apt,
proper, capable, generous, kindly, friendly, gracious, obliging, pleasant, agreeable,
pleasurable, satisfactory, well-behaved, obedient, honorable, reliable, trustworthy, safe,
favorable, profitable, advantageous, righteous, expedient, helpful, valid, genuine, ample,
salubrious, estimable, beneficial, splendid, great, noble, worthy, first-rate, top-notch,
grand, sterling, superb, respectable, edifying
Great – noteworthy, worthy, distinguished, remarkable, grand, considerable, powerful,
much, mighty
Gross – improper, rude, coarse, indecent, crude, vulgar, outrageous, extreme, grievous,
shameful, uncouth, obscene, low
Happy – pleased, contented, satisfied, delighted, elated, joyful, cheerful, ecstatic, jubilant,
gay, tickled, gratified, glad, blissful, overjoyed
Hate – despise, loathe, detest, abhor, disfavor, dislike, disapprove, abominate Have – hold, possess, own, contain, acquire, gain, maintain, believe, bear, beget, occupy,
absorb, fill, enjoy
Help – aid, assist, support, encourage, back, wait on, attend, serve, relieve, succor, benefit,
befriend, abet
Hide – conceal, cover, mask, cloak, camouflage, screen, shroud, veil Hurry – rush, run, speed, race, hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle Hurt – damage, harm, injure, wound, distress, afflict, pain Idea – thought, concept, conception, notion, understanding, opinion, plan, view, belief Important – necessary, vital, critical, indispensable, valuable, essential, significant, primary,
principal, considerable, famous, distinguished, notable, well-known
Interesting – fascinating, engaging, sharp, keen, bright, intelligent, animated, spirited,
attractive, inviting, intriguing, provocative, though-provoking, challenging, inspiring,
involving, moving, titillating, tantalizing, exciting, entertaining, piquant, lively, racy, spicy,
engrossing, absorbing, consuming, gripping, arresting, enthralling, spellbinding, curious,
captivating, enchanting, bewitching, appealing
Keep – hold, retain, withhold, preserve, maintain, sustain, support Kill – slay, execute, assassinate, murder, destroy, cancel, abolish Lazy – indolent, slothful, idle, inactive, sluggish Little – tiny, small, diminutive, shrimp, runt, miniature, puny, exiguous, dinky, cramped,
limited, itsy-bitsy, microscopic, slight, petite, minute
Look – gaze, see, glance, watch, survey, study, seek, search for, peek, peep, glimpse,
stare, contemplate, examine, gape, ogle, scrutinize, inspect, leer, behold, observe, view,
witness, perceive, spy, sight, discover, notice, recognize, peer, eye, gawk, peruse, explore
Love – like, admire, esteem, fancy, care for, cherish, adore, treasure, worship, appreciate,
Make – create, originate, invent, beget, form, construct, design, fabricate, manufacture,
produce, build, develop, do, effect, execute, compose, perform, accomplish, earn, gain,
obtain, acquire, get
Mark – label, tag, price, ticket, impress, effect, trace, imprint, stamp, brand, sign, note,
heed, notice, designate
Mischievous – prankish, playful, naughty, roguish, waggish, impish, sportive Move – plod, go, creep, crawl, inch, poke, drag, toddle, shuffle, trot, dawdle, walk, traipse,
mosey, jog, plug, trudge, slump, lumber, trail, lag, run, sprint, trip, bound, hotfoot, high-tail,
streak, stride, tear, breeze, whisk, rush, dash, dart, bolt, fling, scamper, scurry, skedaddle,
scoot, scuttle, scramble, race, chase, hasten, hurry, hump, gallop, lope, accelerate, stir,
budge, travel, wander, roam, journey, trek, ride, spin, slip, glide, slide, slither, coast, flow,
sail, saunter, hobble, amble, stagger, paddle, slouch, prance, straggle, meander,
perambulate, waddle, wobble, pace, swagger, promenade, lunge
Moody – temperamental, changeable, short-tempered, glum, morose, sullen, mopish,
irritable, testy, peevish, fretful, spiteful, sulky, touchy
Neat – clean, orderly, tidy, trim, dapper, natty, smart, elegant, well-organized, super,
desirable, spruce, shipshape, well-kept, shapely
New – fresh, unique, original, unusual, novel, modern, current, recent Old – feeble, frail, ancient, weak, aged, used, worn, dilapidated, ragged, faded, broken-
down, former, old-fashioned, outmoded, passe, veteran, mature, venerable, primitive,
traditional, archaic, conventional, customary, stale, musty, obsolete, extinct
Part – portion, share, piece, allotment, section, fraction, fragment Place – space, area, spot, plot, region, location, situation, position, residence, dwelling,
set, site, station, status, state
Plan – plot, scheme, design, draw, map, diagram, procedure, arrangement, intention,
device, contrivance, method, way, blueprint
Popular – well-liked, approved, accepted, favorite, celebrated, common, current Predicament – quandary, dilemma, pickle, problem, plight, spot, scrape, jam Put – place, set, attach, establish, assign, keep, save, set aside, effect, achieve, do, build Quiet – silent, still, soundless, mute, tranquil, peaceful, calm, restful Right – correct, accurate, factual, true, good, just, honest, upright, lawful, moral, proper,
suitable, apt, legal, fair
Run – race, speed, hurry, hasten, sprint, dash, rush, escape, elope, flee Say/Tell – inform, notify, advise, relate, recount, narrate, explain, reveal, disclose, divulge,
declare, command, order, bid, enlighten, instruct, insist, teach, train, direct, issue, remark,
converse, speak, affirm, suppose, utter, negate, express, verbalize, voice, articulate,
pronounce, deliver, convey, impart, assert, state, allege, mutter, mumble, whisper, sigh,
exclaim, yell, sing, yelp, snarl, hiss, grunt, snort, roar, bellow, thunder, boom, scream,
shriek, screech, squawk, whine, philosophize, stammer, stutter, lisp, drawl, jabber, protest,
announce, swear, vow, content, assure, deny, dispute
Scared – afraid, frightened, alarmed, terrified, panicked, fearful, unnerved, insecure, timid,
shy, skittish, jumpy, disquieted, worried, vexed, troubled, disturbed, horrified, terrorized,
shocked, petrified, haunted, timorous, shrinking, tremulous, stupefied, paralyzed, stunned,
Show – display, exhibit, present, note, point to, indicate, explain, reveal, prove,
demonstrate, expose
Slow – unhurried, gradual, leisurely, late, behind, tedious, slack Stop – cease, halt, stay, pause, discontinue, conclude, end, finish, quit Story – tale, myth, legend, fable, yarn, account, narrative, chronicle, epic, sage, anecdote,
record, memoir
Strange – odd, peculiar, unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon, queer, weird, outlandish, curious,
unique, exclusive, irregular
Take – hold, catch, seize, grasp, win, capture, acquire, pick, choose, select, prefer, remove,
steal, lift, rob, engage, bewitch, purchase, buy, retract, recall, assume, occupy, consume
Tell – disclose, reveal, show, expose, uncover, relate, narrate, inform, advise, explain,
divulge, declare, command, order, bid, recount, repeat
Think – judge, deem, assume, believe, consider, contemplate, reflect, mediate Trouble – distress, anguish, anxiety, worry, wretchedness, pain, danger, peril, disaster,
grief, misfortune, difficulty, concern, pains, inconvenience, exertion, effort
True – accurate, right, proper, precise, exact, valid, genuine, real, actual, trusty, steady,
loyal, dependable, sincere, staunch
Ugly – hideous, frightful, frightening, shocking, horrible, unpleasant, monstrous, terrifying,
gross, grisly, ghastly, horrid, unsightly, plain, homely, evil, repulsive, repugnant, gruesome
Unhappy – miserable, uncomfortable, wretched, heart-broken, unfortunate, poor,
downhearted, sorrowful, depressed, dejected, melancholy, glum, gloomy, dismal,
discouraged, sad
Use – employ, utilize, exhaust, spend, expend, consume, exercise Wrong – incorrect, inaccurate, mistaken, erroneous, improper, unsuitable

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