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Synonyms are words that have the same or similar meanings. These words provide variety in our writing. It often becomes boring when the same word is used again and again in a sentence. So to bring diversifications in sentences, synonyms are generally used. Amitabh Bachchan is a famous actor. Or Amitabh Bachchan is a well-known actor. Both the sentences are similar. Similarly, let us take one more example. The lady is yelling at the shopkeeper. Or the lady is shouting at the shopkeeper. It just depends on the usage of the words. Some of the examples of synonyms are-
1. Afraid, scared, frightened
2. Ill, sick, unwell
3. Quick, fast, swift
4. Garbage, trash, junk, waste
It is said that synonyms have similar meanings but sometimes they are not irreplaceable. For example, pretty, beautiful, and handsome- all have similar meanings. But beautiful can’t be used in the place of handsome. As we know that, these are gender-oriented words. The word pretty or handsome can’t be used for a boy and vice-versa.
Antonyms are words that are opposites in nature. They are generally used to show the contrast between two things or to emphasize on any particular point. Learning antonyms are an effective way to enhance one’s vocabulary. It is just a matter of memorizing the words. Some of the examples of antonyms are-
1. Add- Subtract
2. Hard- Soft
3. Sell- Buy
4. Less- More
It is important to learn synonyms and antonyms. Knowing these, one can express oneself in a better and more presentable way. If you know different words, you can present yourself better in front of others and also deliver your exact message to them. The trick is knowing the right word at the right place but you can’t pick the correct word unless you actually know it. So, knowing several words and finding out their correct application is also very important. Enhancing your vocabulary by using more synonyms and antonyms add colors to your speech or writing.