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Synonyms 03
"Pandemonium" is a synonym for "chaos".

Synonyms 03

Strange as it may seem, did you know that odd and strange are synonyms? To enrich your vocabulary, use synonyms. Be bold and brave by not overusing the same word repeatedly!

Synonyms are similar rather than identical. This means that by choosing words carefully you can express exactly the meaning you want. For example, you might have been introduced to multiple synonyms for "said" in one of your English lessons. One of the reasons for learning lists of words you might use as replacements for "said" is because it can become boring reading the same word over and over again. But another reason for learning synonyms for "said" is to make your writing more effective. "Perform", "utter", "deliver", "relate" and "report" each create a different impression on the reader. If I "deliver" a speech, the effect of the word is fairly neutral. If I "perform" my speech, on the other hand, you might think that I've put more effort into it, or that I don't believe everything I say, or even that the speech was especially powerful. Compare the effect of the word "perform" with "said". If I merely "said" my speech, you might think I didn't make much of an effort or that I didn't care at all about it! Learn synonyms to improve your writing.

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1.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Merry
Glad
Gloomy
Glum
Serious
More synonyms of "merry" include "cheerful" and "light-hearted"
2.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Polite
Considerate
Impolite
Inconsiderate
Unthoughtful
Use a range of different words when speaking and writing
3.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Oust
Install
Not disturb
Overthrow
Put in place
More synonyms of "oust" include "drive out", "evict" and "eject"
4.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Pandemonium
Chaos
Order
Organisation
Peace
Learn to spell and use synonyms to vary vocabulary
5.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Haphazard
Methodical
Orderly
Planned
Random
Synonyms are words with similar meanings
6.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Melody
Clash
Conflict
Discord
Tune
"Discord", "clash" and "conflict" are opposites of "melody"
7.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Query
Accept
Believe
Question
Trust
Substitute "question", "query" and "enquire" occasionally for "ask"
8.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Quit
Abandon
Enlist
Enrol
Register
"Register", "enlist" and "enrol" are synonyms of "join"
9.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Ordinary
Common
Extraordinary
Special
Unusual
The three antonyms ("extraordinary", "special" and "unusual") are synonyms of "not ordinary"!
10.
Choose the synonym of the following word.
Invisible
Concealed
Conspicuous
Revealed
Seen
More "invisible" synonyms include "imperceptible" and "unseen"

 

Author:  Sue Daish

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