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Using Synonyms

In this lesson we’re looking at another great way to avoid repetition in English.

The usage of synonyms relies on the speaker’s vocabulary, so let’s have a look at some more advanced level synonyms.

Have fun with the lesson, and don’t forget to try the quizzes.

– James.

Lesson Contents

Using synonyms

If you have to repeat a word, and you are unable to use the other two techniques that we’ve looked at, you may have to use a synonym. Here are a few examples:

She shouted at me to stop, and yelled some more when I didn’t.

During the argument I told her I didn’t want to fight any more.

He’s rich, probably the wealthiest in town.

Vocabulary: Synonyms

trust (v) = have faith
skilled (adj) = accomplished
persuade (v) = convince
lie (v) = mislead
scared (adj) = terrified

whirlpool (n) = maelstrom
shy (adj) = bashful
exposed (adj) = debunked
cut (v) = cleave
beautiful (adj) = gorgeous

abundance (n) = plethora
demanding (adj) = exigent
correct (v) = ammend
quaint (adj) = old-fashioned
praise (v) = glorify

philanthropic (adj) = charitable
travesty (n) = catastrophe
immobile (adj) = static
ephemeral (adj) = short-lived

Complete the sentences that use synonyms in this quiz.

Finish the sentences by writing the correct synonym of the words in bold, changing the word class where necessary.

Match the synonyms in this quiz.