Synonyms are words that are similar or nearly the same in meaning. For example, killing is a deliberate act that causes somebody/something to die. It may mean murder, assassination, slaying, suffocation, strangulation, hanging, manslaughter, bloodshed, butchery, taking life, or destruction.
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However, a closer look at each word shows a form or manner of causing death that is different from the others. This example is to show that no two words mean exactly the same thing in the English language. Each word has its own peculiar shade of meaning although it can be used in some situations to replace another word.
HOW TO RECOGNISE SYNONYMS
- Look at the context or environment in which a word is used by relating the word to others in the sentence and in the options given. i.e. try to interconnect the word with the surrounding elements.
- Apply your knowledge of word – formation to unravel the meaning of some of the given words.
BLUDER MISTAKE, ERROR
BEAUTIFUL HANDSOME, PRETTY
BATTLE WAR, FIGHT
ASTONOINISHMENT WONDER, SURPRISE
DESIRE WAIT, WISH, NEED, YEARN
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Give the synonyms of these words and use them in sentences.