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We Are Providing You Free Pdf For Download Synonyms & Antonyms pdf. The file Size Is English Topic wise Questions Free Pdf Download From Below. Project Gutenberg's English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald Title: English Synonyms and Antonyms With Notes on the Correct Use of. Most students find antonyms easier than synonyms since opposites tend to be However, since synonym substitution is a key strategy for improving written.

Part I. The English language is peculiarly rich in synonyms, as, with such a history, it could not fail to be. English merchants, sailors, soldiers, and travelers, trading, warring, and exploring in every clime, of necessity brought back new terms of sea and shore, of shop and camp and battlefield. English scholars have studied Greek and Latin for a thousand years, and the languages of the Continent and of the Orient in more recent times. English churchmen have introduced words from Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, through Bible and prayer-book, sermon and tract. From all this it results that there is scarcely a language ever spoken among men that has not some representative in English speech. The spirit of the Anglo-Saxon race, masterful in language as in war and commerce, has subjugated all these various elements to one idiom, making not a patchwork, but a composite language. Anglo-Saxon thrift, finding often several words that originally expressed the same idea, has detailed them to different parts of the common territory or to different service, so that we have an almost unexampled variety of words, kindred in meaning but distinct in usage, for expressing almost every shade of human thought.

Synonyms: commonplace, hackneyed, prosaic, trite, stereotyped, vapid. Antonyms: racy, original, vivid. Synonyms: deleterious, pernicious, virulent, noxious, toxic. Antonym: beneficent. Synonyms: pugnacious, contentious, disputatious. Antonyms: pacific, conciliatory. Synonyms: benign, benignant, gracious, magnanimous. Antonyms: malevolent, malignant.

Synonyms: stilly, defile, smirch, bespatter. Synonyms: bigoted, arbitrary, partial, partisan. Antonyms: disinterested, equitable. Antonym: bibliophobe. Synonyms: odd, fantastic, grotesque, eccentric. Synonyms: mild, suave affable or persuasive in manner , soothing, non-irritating. Antonyms: piquant, tart, racy, caustic, acrid, pungent. Synonyms: jocund, merry, joyous.

Antonyms: dejected, forlorn, abject. BOG: A swamp - sank into the spongy bog. Synonyms: morass, fen, quagmire, mire. Synonyms: ranting, pompous, fustian. Synonyms: churlish, uncouth, uncultured, crass. Antonym: suave. Synonyms: pastoral, rustic, rural. Synonym: harlequin. Synonym: rampart. Synonyms: aggressive, arrogant, contumelious, overbearing. CABAL: A small group of persons engaged in plotting - a cabal of prominent persons united to overthrow the government.

Synonyms: junto, faction. Synonyms: dissonant, discordant, blatant, strident, raucous. Antonyms: mellifluous, euphonious, dulcet. Synonyms: ghastly, gaunt, pallid noun: pallor , wan, ashen. Antonyms: rubicund, florid. Synonyms: insensible, obdurate. Synonyms: asperse, vilify, defame, scandalize. Synonyms: artless, ingenuous, unbiased. Antonyms: guileful, evasive. Synonyms: petulant, peevish, contentious, pugnacious, testy, choleric, fretful.

Antonyms: amiable, affable, equable. Synonyms: fickle, fitful, changeable, erratic, inconstant, crotchety, whimsical, mercurial. Antonyms: steadfast, constant, even-tempered. Synonyms: hypercritical, carping, carviling, censorious. Synonyms: reprove, upbraid, reprehend, censure, reprimand, chasten. Antonyms: commend, eulogize, laud. Synonyms: ethereal; noun firmament. An extreme patriot-a chauvinist with most pride in his country.

Synonym: jingoist. Synonyms: duplicity, craft, stratagem, wile, subterfuge. Synonyms: persistent, unremitting, inveterate, incessant, constant. Antonyms: intermittent, sporadic, infrequent. Synonyms: prudent, vigilant, discreet, wary. Antonyms: rash, indiscreet, reckless, precipitate, foothardy, temerarious, headstrong.

Synonyms: thwart, balk, outwit, delude. Synonyms: respectful, gracious. Synonyms: vociferous, obstreperous, blatant, raucous, strident. Antonyms: muted, quiet. Synonyms: furtive, covert, surreptitious. Antonyms: overt, manifest, above-board. Synonyms: compassionate, forbearing. Antonyms: relentless, ruthless. Synonyms: amalgamation, consolidation, fusion.

COERCION: Compelling a person by physical force or other means to do something against his will - rendered his services without the slightest coercion. Synonyms: constraint, restraint, impelling. Synonym: persuasive. Synonyms: collaboration, conspiracy, conniving, machination. Synonyms: spacious, capacious, ample.

Synonyms: congruous, consistent. Antonyms: incongruous, discordant, incompatible. Synonyms: synopsis, digest, precis, abstract, epitome. Synonyms: stipend, remuneration, recompense, emolument. Synonym: smug. Synonyms: contrition, penitence, atonement, remorse, qualm. Synonyms: acquiesce, capitulate. Synonyms: commiserate, show compassion, solace. Synonyms: extenuate, palliate, mitigate, gloss.

Synonyms: collaborator, accomplice. Synonym: compatible. Synonyms: surmise, presume. Synonyms: hallow, sanctify. Antonym: desecrate. General agreement - The consensus of the committee was that no action should be taken. Synonym: accord. Synonyms: dismay, bewilderment. Antonyms: botched. Synonyms: supercilious, scornful, disdainful, contumelious. Synonyms: jovial, jocund, mirthful. Antonyms: lugubrious, dolorous, mirthless. Synonyms: profuse, bountiful, abundant.

Antonyms: meager, scant. Synonyms: obese, portly. Antonyms: gaunt, lank, emaciated, peaked. Synonyms: Catholic. Antonyms: parochial, provincial. Synonym: clique. Synonym: visage. Synonym: sanction. Synonym: gross.

Synonyms: pusillanimous, dastardly. Antonyms: stalwart, intrepid, valiant, stout-hearted. Synonym: conviction. Antonym: skepticism. Antonym: incredible. Synonyms: praiseworthy, meritorious, commendable.

Antonyms: discreditable, infamous, opprobrious, ignominious. Synonym: gullible. Antonyms: incredulous, skeptical. Synonyms: cower, flinch, fawn, truckle, wince. Synonyms: occult, enigmatic. Antonyms: palpable, manifest.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms: censurable, reprehensible. Synonyms: cumbersome, unwieldy, bulk. CURB: To control, check, or restrain - forcibly curbed the people's protest. Synonyms: repress, subdue. Antonyms: painstaking, meticulous. CURT: Rudely abrupt -offended by the curt response. Synonyms: blunt, brusque, bluff. Antonyms: affable, civil.

Synonyms: sarcastic, surly. Antonyms: plethora, abundance. Synonyms: respect, complaisance, veneration. Antonym recalcitrance. Synonym: divinity. Synonyms: expunge, censor, efface, eradicate. Synonym: derelict. Synonyms: deportment, mien. Synonyms: sedate, staid, decorous, prudish, coy. Antonyms: immodest, frivolous.

Synonyms: stigmatize, censure, reprehend, castigate- Antonyms: laud, eulogize. Synonyms: exhaust, drain. Antonyms: replenish; adj. Synonyms: lament, decry, grieve.

Synonyms: debased, wicked, vicious, perverted. Synonyms: remonstrate, protest, decry, expostulate.

Antonym: sanction. Synonyms: disparage, derogate adj. Antonyms: enhance, magnify, extol, laud, eulogize. Synonyms: destruction, desolation. Synonym: circuitous. Synonyms: crooked, erring. Synonym: destitute. Antonyms: abounding, prevalent. Synonyms: pious, religious. Antonym impious.

Synonym: pedagogical. Synonyms: shy, timid, reserved, reticent, retiring. Antonyms: forward, aggressive. DILEMMA: A situation calling for a choice between two equally difficult alternatives; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation - faced with a dilemma defying solution. Synonyms: predicament, quandary, plight. Synonyms: amateur, connoisseur.

Synonyms: perturb, discomfit, discompose, abash, disquiet, fluster. Synonyms: inconsolable, dejected. Antonyms: blithesome, carefree. Synonyms: desultory, digressive. Synonyms: palm, impartial. Antonym partial. Synonym: expedite. Synonyms: celerity, alacrity.

Synonyms: dissipate, disperse, diffuse. Synonyms: debauched, dissipated, profligate. Synonym: harassed. Synonym: multifarious. Synonyms: disclose, impart. DOGMATIC: Positive in expressing an opinion; asserting an opinion as though it were an undisputed fact - spoken dogmatically, as if the speaker considered himself infallible.

Synonyms: overbearing, opinionated, peremptory, dictatorial. Synonyms: doleful, lugubrious, grievous. Antonyms: jocund, blithe, mirthful. Synonym: energetic. Antonyms: static, inert, dormant, torpid, sluggish, quiescent. Antonyms: secular, lay. Synonym: decree. EDIFY: To instruct or uplift, particularly in morals or religion - a story that edifies the reader, as well as entertains him.

Synonyms: egocentric, vain. Antonym: altruistic. Synonyms: evoke, extract, extort. Synonym: clarify. Synonyms: solicit, supplicate, beseech, implore, importune; adj. Synonyms: fleeting, transitory, transient, evanescent. Synonyms: maxim proverb, adage. Synonyms: serenity, composure, imperturbability, aplomb.

Synonyms: stray, blunder. Synonyms: scholarly, knowing. Synonyms: abstruse, recondite. Synonyms: questionable, reprehensible, censurable.

Antonym: laudable. Synonyms: vindicate, exonerate, absolve, acquit. The bright sunlight eventually dispelled the morning mist Dissemination v.

Opening to public discussion or debate. Diligence n. Flexible discourage him from being so dogmatic. Perfect fallible. Approve against. Opinionated Use: We tried to Arbitrary. Foreigners frequently implication.

Incitement pacification. Investigation before acting. Liable to err. A firm believer of condemn. Her employers were greatly assiduousness. A body of troops arranged in a line Level.

Open practiced or vowed n. He Reprove. I Know I am Imperfect. The child was covetous by nature and desirous.

By propagation. She tried always to be circumspect careful. Suggested or implied meaning of an Nuance. Conciliation n. Widely known and esteemed Memorable. Periodic Use: The outdoor wedding Alternating. The pensive lover meditative. Overt presently evident or realized Use: Multicolored or mixed Use: Nothing he could do to assuage. The Mayor Importune.

After what Turn. Abundantly fruitful Use: She was a Productive. A new federal motivation highway program would create jobs and will give added impetus to our economic recovery Intermittent Adj. The crocus is an early harbinger of spring illustrious Adj. I Leeway. Although Susan mannered intractable seemed to be a tractable young woman.

Dreamily thoughtful. Grant telephoned all the member of the city crave. Latent Adj. Polaroid pictures are popular at the undeveloped. Potentially existing. A force that moves something along. The judge was guilt. Engrave had been handled so many times that its date had been effaced Pretentious Adj. Let out Halfway through the boring picture.

Did you concur with the Agre. She was Whim. Laura gave up trying to stifle he yawns.. Intended to attract notice and Ostentatious. Apathetic marked vigor Use: He became so Vehement in describing what had happened with him that he started jumping up and down Caprice n.

Down-to-earth impress others. Get-up-and-go complete days work left him in a state of weariness lethargy Furtive Adj. A Stupor. The coin Obliterate. Abandoned Person Common place. Economy multilingal. None of these e. None of these d. Insimate 2. Banal 3. Hilary 4. Synonyms Antonyms Uploaded by api Flag for inappropriate content. Related titles.

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Mochammad Ridwan. Mary Ann Reilly. To punish or criticize severely - castigated for using improper language. Pertaining to the sky; heavenly-a celestial pageant of bright stars.

An extreme patriot-a chauvinist with most pride in his country. Trickery, deception,- practised chicanery all his shady dealings. Continuing a long time; habitual-a. Cautious - looked about him circumspectly. To gain an advantage by the use of trick to evade by the use of deception; to go around - circumvented the law by evasive practices.

Loud and noisy - a clamorous outburst the crowd outside. Secret; stealthy - a clandestine meeting known only to a few. Merciful; gentle - a clement judge who tempered justice with leniency. Alliance; merging of various units into one unit - three parties forming a coalition to rule the country.

Compelling a person by physical force or other means to do something against his will - rendered his services without the slightest coercion.

Having the force to compel, usually by appealing to reason - persuaded by cogent arguments. Working together secretly for an evil purpose - acted in collusion to overthrow the government. Roomy - a commodious apartment. Harmonious; able, to get along together parted company because they were not compatible. A brief summary of the main ideas of a larger work - a compendium of chemistry in a slim volume.

Payment for services - just compensation for his labor. Self-satisfied - looked on his own performance with a complacent smile. Regret for wrongdoing - displayed slight compunction for his misdeed. To yield; to admit as true; to grant - conceded victory to a superior force. Well-deserved applied chiefly to punishment - received condign punishment for his crime. To express sympathy with another in sorrow, pain, or misfortune - condoled with each other in their grief.

To forgive or overlook an offense - condoned the deed, in view of the offender's age. A person allied with others for a special purpose frequently a bad one - joined his confederate in secret enterprise. United or allied in a conspiracy - two confederate groups hurrying to their rendezvous. To guess - Without facts, we can only conjecture about his guilt. General agreement - The consensus of the committee was that no action should be taken.

Amazement; lack of courage caused by fearful prospect - The threat struck deep consternation into John. To interpret, explain the sense of, or analyze - construed the statement to his own advantage. Perfect or highly accomplished - achieved with consummate skill. To complete, bring to perfection - consummated the deal without delay. Expressive of contempt an emotion involving anger and disgust - cast a contemptuous look at his subordinate. Festive; gay - a convivial party. Plentiful - shed copious tears at the bad news.

Fat - corpulent due to excessive eating. One who is at home in all countries - A cosmopolitan can feel at ease anywhere in the world. Free from local prejudices - a world-wide traveler, cosmopolitan in tastes and attitudes. A group of people joined by common interests a coterie of select friend.

A face - His countenance expressed his complete disgust.

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To approve - refused to countenance disrespectful conduct. Coarse and stupid - displayed crass ignorance. Coward - the deed of a craven, motivated by fear. Cowardly - a craven act which shocked the world. Trust or belief - gave little credence to the rumor. Worthy of belief - a credible story, true to life.

Deserving or reflecting Credit or honor - applauded for his creditable performance. Inclined to believe anything; easily imposed upon - a credulous fool whom anyone can dupe. To shrink in fear - cringing before superior force. Decisive or critical; difficult - the crucial event that decided the outcome. Containing hidden meaning - a cryptic message, difficult to decipher. Deserving blame or censure - removed from office for culpable negligence. Burdensome and clumsy - a cumbrous knapsack, impeding his march.

To control, check, or restrain - forcibly curbed the people's protest. Hurried; hence, superficial - Time permitted only a cursory examination. Rudely abrupt -offended by the curt response.

Sneeringly distrustful of the good motives or conduct of others - belittled the hero with a cynical remark. Scarcity - a dearth of news, brought about by censorship. Submitting to the wishes or judgment of another - yielded out of deference to the old man. Antonym recalcitrance. A god -The sun was a deity to ancient peoples. Very pleasing - a delectable meal, tastefully prepared. To erase or cancel, take out or remove - deletedan offensive phrase.

To sketch or portray - striking features, delineated by a master artist. An offender - found to be a delinquent by the court. Failing to fulfill an obligation - too many people who are delinquent in meeting their civic duties.

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A great flood; downpour - a spring deluge which caused the river to overflow. A leader who tries to stir the passions of people for his own purposes - the mob roused by an unprincipled demagogue. Behavior; bearing - carrying himself with a proud demeanor.

Affectedly or falsely modest or prim; serious demure as a Victorian maiden. To speak against - denounced by the press as a traitor. To empty or to use up - depleted the public treasury by vast building programs. To express sorrow or grief over - a lamentable situation deplored by all parties. Of low morals; corrupt - a depraved mind, devising evil.

To plead or argue against a certain course of action - deprecated the proposal severely. To belittle or speak slightingly of - depreciated John's acting ability. Widespread ruin - the city left in utter devastation by war.

Lacking in; not possessing - a speech devoid of even a trace of ill-will. Devoted to religious observances - devout in his regularity of attendance at worship. Antonym impious. Art authoritative statement; a saying-an imperial dictum demanding instant compliance. Designed to teach, imparting a lesson - a poem with a didactic purpose. Lacking in self-confidence- too diffident to lead a group. A situation calling for a choice between two equally difficult alternatives; hence, a difficult or perplexing situation - faced with a dilemma defying solution.

One who dabbles in the fine arts for amusement only and without concentrated study - a doctor by profession, a dilettante in art. To confuse; to embarrass - disconcerted by his suspicious stare. Depressed; without hope or possibility of consolation - made disconsolate by abject poverty. To converse or talk; to discuss - discoursed at length on the rise of political parties. Separate - two discrete issues, totally unrelated. Rambling from one subject to another - a discursive letter, covering many topics.

Inequality; difference in image, quantity, character, or rank - great disparity between promise and performance. Free from feeling or partiality - coldly dispassionate as the chairman of the meeting. Antonym partial. To do speedily; to send off - dispatched with remarkable promptness. A speedy performance; the sending off of something - done with all possible dispatch. To drive away; to scatter - dispelled a doubt that had lingered. To disagree; to differ in opinion - He dissented violently, rejecting compromise.

Living loosely; unrestrained in conduct or morals - his life wasted by dissolute conduct. Mentally distressed; distracted - distraught by trials and tribulations. Varied; different - two diverse characters; one candid, the other insincere.

Entertaining - a diverting one of the most amusing I've ever seen. To make public or reveal - refused to divulge his source of information. Positive in expressing an opinion; asserting an opinion as though it were an undisputed fact - spoken dogmatically, as if the speaker considered himself infallible. Sorrowful; mournful - a dolorous song full of sorrow for past joys.

Forceful - possessed dynamic energy, tireless and powerful. Pertaining to the clergy or the church - recognized as an authority in ecclesiastic matters. A clergyman - an ecclesiastic of liberal views. A public command or proclamation issued by an authority - proclaimed by royal edict. To instruct or uplift, particularly in morals or religion - a story that edifies the reader, as well as entertains him.

No longer productive; hence, lacking in or, worn out - powerful in ancient days, now an effete civilization. Conceited - an egotistic person, flourishing on praise. Outstandingly bad an egregious mistake with serious implications. To exclaim or utter suddenly — ejaculated a cry of horror. To draw out — elicited no response from the audience.

To make clear; to explain — elucidated his theory so that even a schoolboy could understand it. A person sent on an errand or mission - delegated his emissary to conclude a pact. To cause, produce, or stir up-an act that engendered good will. Boredom; weariness of mind-fell asleep at the meeting from sheer ennui. To follow or result-Silence ensued when the leader arose to speak. To beg earnestly — entreated the judge to show mercy.

Very short-lived - an ephemeral joy, lasting but a day. A person devoted to luxurious living and pleasure - an epicurean, seeking to enjoy every meal. Pleasure-loving - His entire existence demonstrated his epicurean tastes. A brief pointed saying - a speech full of original epigrams. A tombstone inscription - an epitaph engraved on marble.

A phrase that describes a quality good or bad in a person or thing - "Glaring" error is a commonly used epithet. Evenness of temper or mind - suffered his cruel fate with equanimity. ERR noun: To be mistaken or go astray - To err is human, to forgive divine. Irresponsible, eccentric; lacking a fixed purpose erratic behavior, reflecting his queer ideas. Learned - an erudite person, an editor of many books. Understood by only a select few - an esoteric subject, discussed only by scholars.

Objectionable - exceptionable behavior, universally criticized. To free from blame - exculpated by a jury. Serving as a model; commendable - exemplary conduct approved by all.

Departure, emigration - the pathetic exodus of refugees from their homeland. Strange and foreign - an exotic costume imported from Asia. To speak or write at great length - He expatiated on the subject for two hours. To banish or exile; to withdraw from one's country - expatriated for treachery to his country.

An expatriated person - expatriates who left the United States to live in Paris. Convenient in helping to attain some purpose - found it expedient to maintain silence at that moment. A means to accomplish something - tried all expedients to achieve a quick result. To use for one's selfish purpose — refugees exploited by unscrupulous employers. A brilliant deed - lauded for his exploits in science. To set forth in detail; to explain - expounded his theory in a learned article.

To purify usually a piece of writing of offensive material - expurgate all obscenities before the book could be sold. Done or spoken on the spur of the moment or without preparation - an extemporaneous speech. No longer existing or active - the extinct dinosaur, alive only in history. To root out, destroy totally - extirpated the cause of trouble.

Not essential; foreign; irrelevant - excluded material extraneous to the subject. Great rejoicing - received the good news with exultation. Front or face, especially of a building - a facade of marble. Given to joking or inappropriate gaiety; said in fun - brightened the evening with his facetious remarks. Unsound; misleading; deceptive - led astray by fallacious reasoning and plans. Liable to make mistakes or be deceived - Being human, Tom was naturally fallible. To penetrate and understand - difficult to fathom his mysterious actions.

Foolish; silly - a fatuous suggestion that struck us as stupid. Faithfulness - The soldiers were pledged to fealty to their ruler. Workable - a feasible plan, proved practical by - previous experience. FEIGN noun: To pretend - He feigned to be angry, but we saw through his pretense. Spirited; ardent - a fervid debater, full of emotion. A garland of flowers, leaves, etc.

To hang with festoons - a room festooned with spring flowers. A ludicrous and complete failure - all his glorious plans ending in a fiasco. Unreal; made-up - used a fictitious name to avoid being recognized. Lacking firmness - muscles grown flaccid after the illness. Outstandingly bad - condemned for his flagrant abuse of power.

Elaborately showy - written in a flamboyant, style, full of highly decorative imagery. Display or wave boastfully - flaunted the excellent report before his delighted parents. Passing swiftly -the fleeting hours of happiness. To waver from one course to another; to vary irregularly - his mood fluctuating with every hour.

To exercise self control; to keep from - forbearing to shoot the animal despite temptation. Pertaining to public discussion or law courts - a lawyer gifted in forensic debate. Accidental - a fortuitous meeting with a friend in need. A disorderly quarrel - A fracas broke up the meeting. To prevent the attainment of an object ; to defeat or render ineffectual - His scholastic progress was frustrated by a serious illness.

Disgustingly excessive - nauseated by fulsome praise. To trim or decorate - dishes garnished attractively with greens. A record of a person's or a family's ancestors or relatives - an interesting genealogy, including saints and sinners. Origin - chemistry, which had its genesis in alchemy.

To make gestures, or indicate feelings by. Horrible, deathlike - a ghastly disaster which shocked the world. GIBE variant spelling: To laugh at; to utter with scorn - gibed at his enemy mercilessly.

Smooth-spoken, fluent - a glib liar, distorting the truth effortlessly. Inclined to cat to excess - gulped down his food in gluttonous fashion. A very thin gauzelike fabric or structure - a poem so delicate that it seemed an unreal gossamer. Thin and light - the gossamer wings of a dragon fly.

Habitually fond of associating in a company or herd - gregarious sheep; that gregarious animal, man. A distortion of the face to express an attitude or feeling - a grimace that was more expressive than words.

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