A) Synonyms

Synonyms are words or phrase of the same grammatical class that have a similar meaning as another in the same languages. Slay and kill are synonyms. A list of synonyms is given below.

 Word                      synonyms  

abbreviate        :       abridge, condense

abandon          :       leave, forsake, forgo

abate                :       decrease, lessen, diminish

ability              :       capability, competence

abrupt              :       sudden, nasty

abnormal         :       unusual, eccentric, irregular

aboriginal         :       primitive, primeval

abridge             :       shorten, condense, compress

abundance       :       plenty, profusion, fullness

abstain            :       refrain, forbear 

absurd             :       ridiculous

accomplish      :       achieve

accumulate      :       collect, store

acute                :       keen, sharp

adequate          :       sufficient, enough

admiration       :       praise, esteem

adoration         :       worship, reverence

alien                :       foreign

amicable          :       friendly

anger               :       ire, wrath, rage

apt                   :       appropriate, suitable

ascend             :       rise, soar, climb

assistance        :       aid, help

astonish           :       amaze, surprise

audacious         :       bold, daring

authentic         :       genuine

autocrat           :       despot

avaricious         :       greedy 

aversion           :       dislike, hostility, hatred

awkward          :       clumsy

B

banish             :       exile, dismiss, expel

blame               :       accuse

bliss                 :       joy, happiness

bogus               :       false, counterfeit, spurious

bondage           :       slavery

brave                :       courageous, bold

brief                 :       courageous, short

brilliant            :       sparking, bright, intelligent

brisk                :       vigorous

bystander         :       spectator, onlooker

C

clam                 :       quiet, tranquil

candid             :       frank

casual              :       occasional

colossal            :       huge, gigantic

 command         :       order

compel             :       coerce, force

comprehend     :       understand

concise            :       short, brief, passionless

condense         :       compress

confess            :       admit

confuse            :       confound, perplex

cordial             :       warm, hearty, friendly

conscious         :       aware

crucial             :       critical, decisive, severe

contrary           :       opposite

conversant       :       familiar

cheat                :       deceive, fraud

D

destitute         :       needy

despise            :       scorn, disdain

didactic            :       instructive

dismal              :       gloomy 

divine               :       godly, heavenly

dexterity           :       skill, deftness, cleverness

disgrace           :       dishonor, shame

diligent            :       industrious

divide               :       part, separate

detest               :       hate, dislike, despite, loathe, abhor

dear                 :       valuable, costly, cherished

dim                  :       vague

durable            :       enduring, lasting

E

eager                :       earnest, ardent

earnest             :       eager, serious

eccentric          :       odd, peculiar

economical       :       frugal

efficient            :       able, competent

elegant             :       tasteful, refined, graceful

emancipation    :       freedom, liberty, deliverance

emphasize        :       stress 

emulate            :       imitate

enormous         :       huge, immense

extravagant      :       wasteful, prodigal

exquisite          :       excellent, fine

exceptional      :       rare, unusual

eminence         :       importance, distinction

essential          :       necessary, indispensable

examine           :       inspect, scrutinize, review

F

famous             :       celebrated, renowned

fanciful            :       imaginative, visionary

fantastic           :       strange, odd

fascinate          :       charm, enchant, bewitch, captivate

feeble               :       weak, infirm

ferocious          :       savage, fierce, barbarous

fictitious          :       false, imaginary

fit                     :       suitable, proper, appropriate

foolish              :       silly, stupid 

fraud                :       deceit, trickery, cheat

flimsy               :       silly, slight, trivial

frank                :       open, candid

fury                  :       anger, rage, frenzy

G

general             :       universal

gentle               :       tender, mild, kind

genuine            :       real, unaffected, sincere

gigantic            :       huge, colossal

greedy              :       avaricious, rapacious

grief                 :       sorrow, affliction

guard               :       defend, protect

guilt                 :       crime, sin

guile                 :       fraud, trickery

H

habit                :       custom, practice

habitual           :       usual, customary, routine

hasty               :       quick, swift, rapid, speedy 

haughty           :       arrogant, proud

hamper            :       hinder, impede, block

hazardous        :       risky, perilous

holy                 :       sacred

humane           :       kind

bumble            :       meek

humility           :       politeness, meekness, modesty

I

idle                  :       lazy

illegal               :       unlawful, lawless

illiterate           :       uneducated

immaterial       :       unimportant, insignificant

imminent         :       impending

increase           :       augment, enlarge

initiate             :       vex, annoy

indignant         :       angry

inanimate          :       lifeless

ingenuous         :       artless, sincere 

intimate           :       close, inform

impostor          :       cheat

inexorable                :       relentless

insidious          :       treacherous, crafty

J

jealous             :       envious

jolly                  :       jovial, merry

jubilant            :       joyful

judicious          :       wise, prudent, discreet

just                  :       fair, impartial

juvenile            :       youthful

K

keen                 :       sharp

keeper              :       custodian

kind                 :       benevolent      

L

lament             :       mourn

latent               :       dormant, hidden 

liberty              :       freedom, independence

liberty              :       generous

lenient             :       mild

laborious         :       industrious, diligent

lethargy            :       laziness, idleness, sluggishness

loathe              :       hate, detest, abhor

likeness           :       similarity., resemblance

lively                :       active

loyal                 :       faithful, devoted

luxuriant          :       abundant, profuse

M

meager             :       small

malady             :       disease, illness

mean               :       low, abject

misery              :       sorrow, sad

mournful         :       sorrowful, sad

morbid             :       unhealthy

mockery           :       ridicule

malice              :       spite, ill-will

magnificent      :       splendid, grand

N

notable            :       remarkable

notorious         :       infamous

nervous            :       fearful, timid

norm                :       standard

novelty             :       newness

novice              :       beginner

O

obscene           :       filthy, indecent, vulgar

obsolete           :       antiquate

odd                  :       strange, peculiar

opportune         :       timely

opportunity      :       timely

opportunity      :       chance

P

pious               :       devout, godly, religious

portray             :       delineate, depict, sketch

prattle              :       chatter, babble

prodigal           :       extravagant, wasteful

profuse            :       lavish

pathetic           :       moving, touching

precarious        :       dangerous, risky

Q

queer               :       strange, odd

quest                :       search, pursuit

R

radiant             :       bright, brilliant

refined             :       elegant, polished

rebellion          :       revolt, mutiny

reiterate           :       repeat

rare                  :       scarce

respect             :       regard, esteem

renown            :       frame, reputation

remorse            :       repentance

rejoice              :       exult,, delight

relevant            :       pertinent

resistance          :       opposition

ruin                 :       destruction, downfall

rigid                 :       unyielding, stiff

remote             :       distant, far

ridiculous           :       absurd, laughable

S

sane                 :       wise, sensible, sound

sacred              :       holy, consecrated

savage              :       wild, uncivilized, barbarous

sly                    :       crafty, cunning

sympathy         :       compassion

solitary             :       single, lonely

shrewd             :       astute, perspicacious

snug                :       neat, trim, clean

servile              :       slavish

shy                   :       bashful, coy

simple              :       plain, natural

solace              :       relief, comfort

slender             :       slight, scanty

sordid              :       dirty, ugly, squalid

specimen         :       model, sample

splendid           :       grand, magnificent

static                :       fixed

spurious          :       false, imaginary

sterile               :       barren, unproductive

stationary         :       fixed, motionless

sublime            :       exalted, elevated

superficial         :       shallow

synonyms          :       identical, similar, equivalents

T

tame                :       gentle, mild, insipid

temporal          :       worldly, materialistic

temperate         :       moderate

tentative           :       experimental

transient          :       temporary, transitory

tradition           :       convention, custom

teach                :       educate, instruct

tyrant               :       autocrat, despot

U

ultimate           :       final, last

unique             :       incomparable, unequalled

urbane             :       courteous, polite

urge                 :       incite, press

useful              :       advantageous, beneficial

unduly             :       excessively

V

vacant              :       empty

venerable         :       respectable

vindictive         :       revengeful

vehemence       :       force, emphasis

vigilance          :       watchfulness

vanquish          :       defeat, conquer

vulgar              :       indecent

W

weary               :       tried

wealthy            :       rich

wild                  :       savage

wreck               :       destroy, ruin

winsome          :       charming, attractive

withstand         :       resist

wavering          :       unsteady, faltering

Y

yield                 :       surrender

yearn               :       crave, desire

Z

zeal                  :       fervor, eagerness, passion

zenith              :       summit, top, pinnacle

zest                  :       enthusiasm, gusto

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