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(Updated on 26/10/2013)

 


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Examples :


Afraid, happy, good
- Answer
- Assistant -
Bad / good / big / small / think / problem / important / interesting / necessary - Bad, nice, tasty - Because - Being or existing in the past - Best
Cheat,” “Fraud,” or “Trickery" - Clothes - Control -
Dear one - Death - Deceptive - Different -
Epic -
Fake - Fool -
Give - GOOD, NICE, BAD - GOOD , INTERESTING , SMALL, IMPORTANT -
Highest Point of Achievement -
Leader (1) - Leader (2) -
Meaning of English names -
Nascent - New - Nice, good, bad, sad, etc - No -
Obvious - Official - OK - Old -
Pair -
Sadness and regret - Said - Sign - Shorten - Sofa - Stupid - Symbol -
Think  - Two -
Very
- Very good - Very tired -
Ways to cry - Ways to laugh
- Word Relationships -
Yes -


 

  • THINK:
    Synonyms for “Think”
    "The bland verb think (from the Old English word thencan, and cognate with thank) is easily supplanted by any one of an impressive assortment of synonyms, each of which has a precise connotation think cannot match. Here are some to think about..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • YES:
    22 ways to say yes

    (blog.oxforddictionaries.com)

  • Very tired





  • Synonyms for “Clothes”
    "Words that refer collectively to one’s clothes have an origin in the sense of equipment or preparation;
    here are a dozen words available as alternatives to clothes."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • Adjectives Synonymous with “Best”
    "A recent post discussed nouns employed to refer to ultimate achievement.
    Here, you’ll find details about adjectives that describe something that is the best, highest, or most important."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

 

  • Sadness and regret
    "The SMART Thesaurus shows synonyms, related words and phrases that make up this topic."

    (dictionary.cambridge.org)
  • 50 Synonyms for Control
    "Numerous words are available to take the place of control to more specifically convey one’s meaning. Here’s a list of synonyms and their senses."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

 

  • 16 Substitutes for “Because” or “Because Of”
    "Many words or phrases can be used to set up an explanation. The most common is because (or “because of”), but others have their uses.
    Here are alternatives and a discussion of their uses and their merits."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 40 Synonyms for “Different”
    "Looking for a different way to say “different”? Here are forty more or less distinct synonyms, along with their sometimes similar, sometimes disparate meanings."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 45 Synonyms for “Old” and “Old-Fashioned”
    "Our culture’s attitude toward age is reflected in the often-pejorative meanings of words synonymous with old and old-fashioned, though some are neutral or even reverent. Here are forty-five words that refer to people, places, and things that are, or are considered, old or old-fashioned. (Unrelated senses are also listed.)"

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 75 Synonyms for “Cheat,” “Fraud,” or “Trickery”
    "Human beings have developed cheating, fraud, and trickery into such a high art (or, more accurately, a low one) that, in English at least, we’ve created an extensive and colorful vocabulary to describe such activity. Here is an exhaustive but incomplete list of synonyms in noun and/or verb form for cheatfraud, and trickery."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • CHEAT and FOOL:
    The Connotations of 30 Synonyms for “Cheat” and “Fool”
    "Numerous terms, many of them derived from colorful underworld slang, exist to refer to the action of cheating or fooling someone.
    This post describes the connotation inherent in some of these words and phrases."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • 25 Synonyms for “Sign” and “Symbol”
    "Various words referring to pictorial representations of objects or ideas often have precise connotations.
    Here are many words conveying subtle shades of meaning about signs and symbols."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 8 Sneering Synonyms for “Obvious”
    "When we refer to something as being obvious, the connotation is often negative.
    Here are some synonyms for obvious that sometimes or always connote an uncomplimentary attitude about the subject at hand..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 25 Synonyms for “Deceptive” and “Fake"
    "Many words related to deceptive and fake exist, but some have specific senses for distinctive usage.
    Here are some alternatives to these terms and the related words deceitful and false and their connotations..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 20 Ways to Laugh
    "Go ahead and try this (if you’re alone, that is): Explore all the varieties of laughter you can produce, and label each one.
    There’s an often-distinct word or phrase for each type. Here are twenty ways to laugh, and some related expressions..."

    (dailywritingtips.com)
  • 20 Ways to Cry
    "Opportunities abound for describing lachrymal lamentations. Here are twenty synonyms for cry, plus some related expressions."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

 

 

  • dear one : synonyms (thesaurus.reference.com)
  • Synonyms for afraid, happy, good... (dictionary-thesaurus.com)
  • Who are you calling stupid?
    "People get upset if you call them "stupid" to their face, so there are many roundabout ways of saying it."
    ex : "The lights are on but there's nobody at home" (traditions-uk)
  • VIEW : VARIATION IN ENGLISH WORDS AND PHRASES (by Mark Davies, Brigham Young University )
    "You can search for words and phrases by exact word or phrase, wildcard or part of speech, or combinations of these. You can also use anchors and targets for fuzzy matches (e.g. all nouns somewhere near paper, all adjectives near woman, or all nouns near spin)...
    One unique aspect of the corpus is the ability to find the frequency of words and phrases in any combination of registers that you define (spoken, academic, poetry, medical, etc). In addition, you can compare between registers...
    You can easily compare between synonyms and other semantically-related words.
    ...find the frequency and distribution of words with similar, more general, or more specific meanings."
    (view.byu.edu)



 

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Ways of speaking (saberingles)
    - "Fill in the blanks with a verb connected to ways of speaking:
    blurt out - mutter - croak - stammer - chat - whisper - hesitate - yell - mumble"
  • Personality - Choose the correct answer for each question. - (autoenglish.org)
    ex : "Someone you can depend on = reliable / conceited / kind"

  • RhymeZone - "Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more." (rhymezone.com)

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

 

  • Different Ways to Say Something (bogglesworldesl.com) - to print
    "There are a lot of ways that add extra information to refine how we report speech."
    ex : He yelled / She bragged / She whispered...

 

  • Personality Vocabulary Exercise - (autoenglish)
    "Circle the correct answer to fill the gap or find the synonym (a word or phrase with the same meaning)."
    - ex : "Timid and quiet = A surly B shy C brash"
  • Synonyms (with answers ) : Say It Again! (educationworld.com)
    "Increase your vocabulary by deciphering the following references to wellknown fairy tales and nursery rhymes."
    ex : "Lovely Somnambulist Wakened by Royal Caress" = ... ???

 

Cartoons :

 

Toast
(gerberbrothers.net)

 

Too many choices
(cartoonstock)

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

  • Clown Dunk (free-english.com)
    "Can you find ten synonyms for the word and spell them correctly to win this game?
    The clown thinks you can't do it. He is laughing at you!
    Are you ready to take his challenge and dunk him into the water?"
    (Synonyms for HUGE / QUICK / SMART)


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