5 Common Words and Their Synonyms to Increase your Vocabulary

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5 Common Words and Their Synonyms to Increase your Vocabulary

Date posted: Oct 26, 2016 02:33 PM       Posted by: Teachers to GO!



Synonyms, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, are words that have the same meaning as another word in the same language. It’s almost or nearly the same, but not exactly; if there are any words that have the same meaning, there would be no need for those to exist.

Here are some words with their synonyms and their meanings. Having a wider vocabulary of synonyms allows you to express yourself more clearly.

• Talk - to say words in order to express your thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc., to someone

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Declaim - to say (something) in usually a loud and formal way
Discourse - the use of words to exchange thoughts and ideas
Lecture - a talk or speech given to a group of people to teach them about a particular subject
Speak - to say words in order to express your thoughts, feelings, opinions, etc., to someone


• Happy - experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or delight 

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Blissful - extremely or completely happy
Chuffed - very pleased
Delighted - full of great pleasure or satisfaction
Joyful - feeling, causing, or showing great happiness

• Angry - feeling or showing anger 

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Apoplectic - very angry and excited
Ballistic - extremely and usually suddenly excited, upset, or angry 
Enrage - to make (someone) very angry
Fume - a state of excited irritation or anger

• Beautiful - very pleasing to look at


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Aesthetic - of, relating to, or dealing with aesthetics or the beautiful 
Comely - pleasurably conforming to notions of good appearance, suitability, or proportion
Fetching - attractive or pleasing
Gorgeous - splendidly or showily brilliant or magnificent

• Quiet - free from disturbing noise or uproar


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Serene - clear and free of storms or unpleasant change
Tranquil - free from agitation of mind or spirit 
Calm - a period or condition of freedom from storms, high winds, or rough activity of water
Still - devoid of or abstaining from motion

Source: Merriam-Webster Dictionary