Sep 28, 2011


These alternate words can be used to improve your vocabulary.
These are not synonyms but they closely match with the main word. Use it sensibly depending on the context you write or speak.

Achieve= attain, get, realize, accomplish, reach, do, complete, pull off, get done, bring about.

And = plus, in addition to, as well as, with, along with, furthermore, moreover, also, then, after that, afterward, next, as a consequence, still, besides, additionally, likewise, as well.

Arise = happen, occur, take place, come up, crop up come to pass, begin, start, surface, develop, evolve, appear,

Bad= awful, terrible, dreadful, appalling, shocking, ghastly, horrific, dire, unpleasant, evil, wicked, corrupt, immoral, depraved, debauched, unscrupulous, ruthless, merciless, cruel base, shameless, poor, inferior, deficient, flawed, faulty, defective, substandard, imperfect, shoddy, abysmal, naughty, disobedient, badly behaved, troublesome, wayward, mischievous, unmanageable, unruly, severe, grave, critical, life-threatening, regretful, sorry, penitent, remorseful, apologetic, guilty, unhealthy, damaging, injurious, dangerous, prejudicial, harmful, adverse, difficult, troubled, testing, rotten, decayed, putrid, rancid.

Beauty= loveliness, attractiveness, good looks, prettiness, exquisiteness, gorgeousness, splendor, magnificence, benefit, boon.

Because= as, given that, seeing as, in view of the fact that, while, ever since, from the time when, since, for the reason that.

Bias= prejudice, partiality, unfairness, preconceived notion, foregone conclusion, favoritism, predisposition,

But= other than, except, excluding, however, although, yet nonetheless, on the other hand, even so, conversely, alternatively, then again, in contrast, on the contrary, quite the opposite, quite the reverse, absolutely not, otherwise, instead, as a substitute, as a replacement for, so far, hitherto, until now, still, in spite of that, up till now.

Compete = rivalry, opposition, antagonism, war, struggle, contest, fight, clash, struggle, battle, thrash about, resist, fight back, brawl, wrestle, retaliate, defend, resist, refute, repress, great effort, toil, guard, secure, stand up for, labour, work hard, work, sweat, slog, hustle, drudgery, tough grind, attempt, endeavor, chore, assignment, liability, answerable, accountability, profession, occupation, employment, situation, vacancy, affair, mission.

Conclude= deduce, assume, decide, make your mind up, reckon, construe, suppose, bring about, settle, complete, wrap up, call a halt, infer.

Conserve= protect, safeguard, marmalade, preserve, store up, save up, keep, amass, hoard, accumulate, stockpile,stay, remain, be, maintain, continue carry on, persist in.

Courage= bravery, guts, nerve, valor, daring, audacity, boldness, impudence, bravado, effrontery.

Decline= refuse, reject, turn down, beg off, take a rain check, send regrets, demur, rebuff, lessen, decrease, diminish, minimize.,

Disagree = divest, rob, leave without, deny, take away, remove, withdraw, dispossess, refute, reject, disallow, turn down, repudiate, renounce, reject, deprive, abjure.

Divorce= separation, split, split-up, break up, annulment, dissociate, separate, detach, break apart, matrimony, nuptials, wedding ceremony, marriage ceremony, wed-lock, celebratory.

Do= perform, accomplish, act, carry out, execute, fix, act upon, do something, take action, take steps, be active, deed, undertaking, take effect, produce a result, produce an effect, do its stuff, play a part, play a role.

Education= teaching, learning, schooling, instruction, edification, culture.

Enmity= hostility, hate, antagonism, bad feeling, unfriendliness, resentment, aggression, opposition, lack of
sympathy, detestation, revulsion, disgust, extreme dislike, be repulsed by, bitterness, animosity, ill feeling,
spitefulness, bad, blood, antipathy, ill will.

Entertainment= activity, pursuit, amusement, hobby, leisure, distraction, delight, enjoyment, laughter, fun, pleasure, glee, hilarity, satisfaction.

Exemplify= demonstrate, typify, represent, illustrate, show, epitomize, embody.

Factor= issue, thing, feature, aspect, reason, cause, part, dynamic, motive, basis, grounds, purpose, phase side, facet, attribute, feature, point, subject, matter, topic, concern, problem.

Find= discover, locate, come across, hit upon, unearth, uncover, stumble on, get, obtain, attain, acquire, achieve, get hold of, become aware of, observe, notice, realize, comprehend, encounter, stumble upon, appear, give the impression of have a facade of, track down, find out, expose, bring to light, dig up, publicize, get your hands on.

Friend= pal, buddy, companion, acquaintance, comrade, ally, associate, colleague, supporter, isolated, helper, alone, lonely, lonesome.

Global= worldwide, international, universal, comprehensive, total, inclusive, overall, large-scale, macro, widespread,collective, entire, complete.

God= deity, spirit, divinity, supernatural being, idol, goddess, holy being, theology, spirituality, religious studies, mysticism.

Good= high-quality, good quality, first-class, first-rate, superior, fine, excellent, decent, respectable, moral, upright, virtuous, noble, worthy, blameless, enjoyable, pleasant, satisfactory, agreeable, lovely, delightful, skilful  able, proficient, accomplished, talented, expert, skilled, capable, clever, competent, helpful, beneficial, sound, safe, advantageous, trustworthy, useful, lovely, mild, fair, sunny, well-behaved, well-mannered, polite, obedient, well brought-up, benefit, help, profit, gain.

Great= huge, enormous, vast, large, big, grand, huge, vast, massive, giant, mammoth, gigantic, colossal, massive, cosmic, infinite, measureless, incalculable, limitless, substantial, considerable, immense, immeasurable, innumerable, multitudinous, beyond measure untold countless, inestimable.

Hence= therefore, for this reason, thus, consequently, that is why, so, and so, from now, anyway, likewise, above and beyond.

High= far above the ground, lofty, elevated, towering, sky-scraping, soaring, high-pitched, penetrating, excessive, great, extraordinary, elevated, extreme, prohibitive, important, exalted, eminent, prominent, superior, distinguished, high point, peak, summit, high spot, notable famous famed well-known renowned great celebrated illustrious admirable, dignified.

Hobby= pastime, leisure pursuit, diversion, relaxation, sideline, craze, trend, whim, cult, approach.

In fact= actually, in actual fact, in effect, in reality, in truth, indeed, as a matter of fact, in point of fact, essentially, to all intents and purposes, in operation, successfully for practical purposes.

Irony= satire, sarcasm, mockery, biting wit, insincerity, paradox, incongruity, contrariness, inconsistency, absurdity, contradiction, impossibility, irrationality, foolishness, craziness, ludicrousness, ridiculousness, senselessness, pointlessness, illogical, craziness, ludicrousness.

Lavish= plentiful, abundant, generous, copious, bountiful, prolific, fulsome, extravagant, profligate, unrestrained, luxuriant, luxurious, copious, abundant, heap, pour, bestow, cover with.

Life= existence, being, living, days, years, death, verve, vivacity, energy, soul.

Logical= reason, judgment, sense, common sense, rational, reasonable, commonsensical, consistent, coherent,valid, plausible, obvious, understandable, most likely, clear, lucid, patent, plain, unambiguous unmistakable, apparent, visible, seeming, ostensible, deceptive, perceptible, conspicuous, manifest in full view.

Lose= be unable to find, mislay, drop, be defeated, go down, be beaten, fail, suffer defeat, evade, give somebody the slip, leave behind, get away from, elude, waste, exhaust, be bereaved, suffer the loss of, squander misuse

Low= near to the ground, low down, short, small, little, stumpy, depleted, at a low level, down, run down, short, in short supply, dwindling, minimal, muted, soothing, quiet, muffled, miserable, unhappy, gloomy, despondent, depressed, down in the dumps, sorry for yourself, fed up downcast, low point, depths.

Marketing= advertising, promotion, selling, market, sell, marketplace, sale.

Modern= contemporary, current, up to date, recent, new, present, fresh, prevailing, progressive, enlightened, forward-looking, avant-grade, advanced, fashionable, innovative, most recent, hottest, newest.

Mother= look after, care for, protect, nurse, tend.

Movie= film, picture, motion picture, show.

Nature= landscape, panorama, vista, surroundings, outlook, view, countryside, backdrop, earth, world, life,
atmosphere, milieu, location, ecosystem, natural environment.

Need= require, call for, want, necessitate, could do with, have to, must, should, ought, essential, requirement, poverty, requisite, hardship, neediness, indigence, penury, destitution, adversity, demand, vital, indispensable, crucial, fundamental, basic, central, key, chief.

Partner=associate, colleague, collaborator, co-worker, spouse, companion, wife, husband, mate, other half, affiliate, team up, unite, connect, link up.

Pet= preferred, much loved, beloved, desired, darling, choice.

Play= engage in recreation, amuse yourself, have fun, fool around, participate, take part in, cooperate, join in, compete, recreation, games, fun, performance, dramatic piece, show, act.

Politics= Government, Political affairs, Affairs of state, Policy, Political principles, Political opinions, Political views.

Put= place, set, lay, position, situate, locate, plant, deposit, leave, plunk.

Reserved= set aside, kept back, aloof, unfriendly, detached, diffident, forbidden, prohibited, restricted, confine, hamper, impede, keep a tight rein on.

Rise= go up, increase, climb, mount, get higher, ascend, augment, grow, upsurge, intensification, be apparent tower,come into view, materialize, spread, development, slope, bank.

Sophistication= complexity, cleverness, superiority, classiness, refinement, quickness, intricacy, involved, density.

Stop= discontinue, end, bring to an end, bring to a close, bring to a standstill, bring to a halt, impede, prohibit, obstruct, ban, finish, break off, be over, settle, dwell, inhabit, block off.

Student= Scholar, Apprentice, Learner, Undergraduate.

Subtle= slight, delicate, faint, restrained, understated, cunning, sly, insinuating, ingenious, devious, crafty, shrewd, vague, unclear, uncertain, indefinite, confusing, indistinct, hazy, wooly, undecided, blurred, indistinguishable, ambiguous, doubtful, suspicious, unpromising, insecure, cynical, hesitant, unsure, uncertain, debatable, improbable, not probable, dubious, unreliable, questionable, fishy.

Teach= educate, tutor, school, lecture, instruct, edify, train, educate in, tutor in, explain, demonstrate, clarify, show, train in.

Then= after that, next, afterward, subsequently, followed by, at that time, at that moment, in that case, so
therefore, therefore, it follows that.

Thought= consideration, contemplation, thinking, deliberation, attention, reflection, idea, notion, brain wave,
inspiration, concept, belief, theory, opinion, ideas, philosophy, thinking, notions, accepted wisdom, planning, concept, design, think.

Tour= travel around, sightsee, explore, visit, go round, trip, excursion, expedition, outing, journey, stay, stopover, holiday, vacation, break, go to, see, call on, drop in, pay a visit, departure, pleasure trip, expedition, flight, voyage, trek, day trip, day out.

Traditional= customary, conventional, usual, established, fixed, long-established, time-honored, routine consistent,ordinary, chronic, long-term, ongoing, accepted, habitual, typical, familiar.

Utilize=make use of, draw on, take advantage of, avail yourself of, benefit from, help yourself to, make the most of, capitalize on, maximize, amplify raise

Vary= differ, diverge, be different, show a discrepancy, contrast, fluctuate, disagree, change, alter, fluctuate, adjust, adapt, modify.

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