English Synonyms and Antonyms

James Champlin FERNALD (1838 - 1918)

English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each entry gives a list of synonyms, followed by a paragraph that briefly explains or exemplifies the subtle distinctions between the listed words. The entries sometimes close with a few words on the prepositions that follow selected synonyms, but more often with a list of antonyms.

By "synonyms" we usually understand words that coincide or nearly coincide in some part of their meaning, and may hence within certain limits be used interchangeably, while outside of those limits they may differ very greatly in meaning and use. It is the office of a work on synonyms to point out these correspondences and differences, that language may have the flexibility that comes from freedom of selection within the common limits, with the perspicuity and precision that result from exact choice of the fittest words to express each shade of meaning outside of the common limits. (Summary by DSayers and the author from the entry "Synonymous")

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Education, Writing & Linguistics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 01 Abandon to Abridgment Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 02 Absolute to Accessory Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 03 Accident to Address, n. MorganScorpion
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Play 04 Adequate to Airy Anita Fleming
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Play 05 Alarm to Alliance Julie VW
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Play 06 Allot to Ambition Julie VW
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Play 07 Amend to Answer MorganScorpion
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Play 08 Anticipate to Appear MorganScorpion
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Play 09 Appendage to Artist MorganScorpion
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Play 10 Ask to Attain Mario Pineda
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Play 11 Attitude to Axiom Mario Pineda
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Play 12 Babble to Because Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 13 Becoming to Bluff Mario Pineda
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Play 14 Body to By Estelle Jobson
00:18:34
Play 15 Cabal to Caricature Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 16 Carry to Change, n. Mario Pineda
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Play 17 Character to Clear Mario Pineda
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Play 18 Clever to Congratulate Mario Pineda
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Play 19 Conquer to Criminal Mario Pineda
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Play 20 Daily to Delicious Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 21 Delightful to Difference Amy Benton
00:15:49
Play 22 Difficult to Dogmatic Cate Mackenzie
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Play 23 Doubt, v. to Duty Nicholas James Bridgewater
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Play 24 Eager to Emigrate Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 25 Employ to Enmity JimOCR
00:18:33
Play 26 Entertain to Esteem, n. Estelle Jobson
00:14:38
Play 27 Eternal to Exterminate JimOCR
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Play 28 Faint to Fetter Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 29 Feud to Follow Leni
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Play 30 Food to Frugality Leni
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Play 31 Garrolous to Grief Leni
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Play 32 Habit to Harvest Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 33 Hatred to High Estelle Jobson
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Play 34 Hinder to Hypothesis Cate Mackenzie
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Play 35 Idea to Imagination Estelle Jobson
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Play 36 Immediately to Influence Mario Pineda
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Play 37 Inherent to Involve Mario Pineda
00:13:06
Play 38 Journey to Kill Neeru Iyer
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Play 39 Language to Light Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 40 Likely to Love Ken Sterry
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Play 41 Make to Meter Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 42 Mind to Mysterious Mario Pineda
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Play 43 Name to Necessity Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 44 Neglect to Notwithstanding, prep. Neeru Iyer
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Play 45 Oath to Oversight Mario Pineda
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Play 46 Pain to Pay, n. Estelle Jobson
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Play 47 People to Perverse Ken Sterry
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Play 48 Physical to Poetry Amy Benton
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Play 49 Polite to Predestination JimOCR
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Play 50 Prejudice to Primeval Cate Mackenzie
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Play 51 Profit to Proverb JimOCR
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Play 52 Prowess to Quote Cate Mackenzie
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Play 53 Racy to Record Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 54 Recover to Renounce Mario Pineda
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Play 55 Repentence to Revelation Mario Pineda
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Play 56 Revenge to Rustic Mario Pineda
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Play 57 Sacrament to Self-Abnegation Estelle Jobson
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Play 58 Send to Shake Estelle Jobson
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Play 59 Shelter to Slander Mario Pineda
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Play 60 Slang to Stain Mario Pineda
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Play 61 State to Subvert Mario Pineda
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Play 62 Succeed to System Mario Pineda
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Play 63 Taciturn to Time Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 64 Tip to Transient Cate Mackenzie
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Play 65 Union to Veneration Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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Play 66 Venial to Virtue musil
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Play 67 Wander to Youthful Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
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