Vocabulary – Some Synonyms (Part – 2)


makeshift expedient, resort, stopgap
male masculine, manlike, manly, manful, virile, mannish
malign defame, traduce, vilify, asperse, slander, calumniate, libel
malleable ductile, plastic, pliable, pliant
manipulate exploit, maneuver
mark  brand, label, tag, ticket
mature age, develop, ripen
meager spare, sparse, skimpy, scanty, scant
mean denote, import, signify
mean  low, base, abject, ignoble, sordid
meaning acceptation, import, sense, significance, signification
melt fuse, liquefy, thaw, deliquesce
memory remembrance, recollection, reminiscence
mercy leniency, lenity, clemency, charity
method system, routine, manner, mode, fashion, way
meticulous  careful, painstaking, scrupulous, fastidious, punctilious
mind  intellect, intelligence, brain, wit, reason
mirth  merriment, jollity, hilarity, glee
miscellaneous  heterogeneous, motley, mixed, varied, assorted
misfortune adversity, mishap, mischance
misleading deceptive, delusive, delusory

naïve                     simple, ingenuous, unsophisticated, natural, unaffected, guileless, artless

name                    designation, denomination, title, appellation, cognomen

native                   indigenous, endemic, autochthonous, aboriginal

nautical                marine, maritime, naval

neat                       tidy, trim, shipshape, spick-and-span, spruce, trig

need                     necessity, exigency, requisite

negligent            derelict, lax, neglectful, remiss, slack

neutralize           negate, nullify, counteract

new                       fresh, novel, newfangled, original

news                     advice, intelligence, tidings, word

nimble                 agile, quick, brisk, facile, spry

noise                     din, racket, uproar, pandemonium, hullabaloo, hubbub, clamor, babel

normal regular, natural, typical

noted                    celebrated, eminent, famed, famous, illustrious, notable, preeminent, renowned

noticeable          observable, marked, conspicuous, prominent, outstanding, salient, remarkable, signal, arresting, striking

nuance gradation, shade

nurture                cultivate, foster, nurse

obedient             biddable, compliant, acquiescent, submissive, docile, amenable, tractable

object   protest, kick, demur, remonstrate, expostulate

obligation           responsibility, duty

oblige                   accommodate, favor [DISOBLIGE]

observe               keep, celebrate, commemorate, solemnize

obstacle               obstruction, bar, barrier, block, hindrance, impediment, snag

obstinate            stubborn, headstrong, stiff-necked, bullheaded, pigheaded, mulish, dogged, pertinacious

occurrence         happening, event, incident, episode, circumstance

offend                  insult, affront, outrage

offense                crime, sin, error

offensive            disgusting, loathsome, nasty, repellent, repulsive, revolting, vile

offer                      proffer, tender, present

old                         ancient, archaic, antediluvian, obsolete, antique, antiquated

opinion                view, sentiment, feeling, belief, conviction, persuasion

opponent            adversary, antagonist

opportune          seasonable, timely, well-timed [INOPPORTUNE]

opportunity       occasion, opening, chance, break

oppose fight, combat, resist, withstand, contest

opposite              contrary, antithetical, contradictory

orderly methodical, systematic

origin                    inception, source, root

ornate                  florid, flamboyant, baroque, rococo

outline contour, profile, silhouette

outlive outlast, survive

outrageous         flagrant, atrocious, monstrous

overthrow          overturn, subvert, topple, upset

pacify                    mollify, conciliate, appease, placate

pain                       ache, pang, smart, stitch, throe, twinge

palliate                extenuate, gloss, gloze, whitewash

pamper                indulge, humor, spoil, coddle, mellycoddle, babe

paragon               nonsuch, nonpareil

partner colleague, ally, confederate

passion                fervor, fire, zeal, ardor

pathetic               pitiful, pitiable, piteous, lamentable

patience              long-suffering, resignation, forbearance

pause    intermission, recess, respite, suspension

pedantic              academic, bookish, donnish, scholastic

penitence           compunction, contrition, remorse, repentance

pensive                contemplative, reflective, meditative, thoughtful

perceptible        palpable, appreciable, noticeable, discernible

perfect consummate, faultless, flawless, impeccable [IMPERFECT]

perform               execute, accomplish, achieve, effect, fulfill, discharge

period                  epoch, era, age, term

periodic               sporadic, intermittent, occasional, fitful

permission         authorization, consent, leave, license [PROHIBITION]

perseverance    persistence, tenacity, pertinacity

persuade             induce, prevail, convince

phase                    aspect, facet, angle, side

physique             build, constitution

pity                        compassion, commiseration, sympathy, condolence, empathy

plain                      modest, simple, unostentatious, unpretentious [ORNATE]

plan                       blueprint, design, project, scheme, strategy

plausible             believable, colorable, credible

playful  mischievous, impish, waggish, frolicsome

please                 delight, gladden, gratify, tickle [DISPLEASE]

pleasure              enjoyment, delight, delectation, joy

plentiful              abundant, ample, copious, plenteous [SCANT]

poet                      bard, versifier, rhymer, rhymester, poetaster

poisonous           mephitic, pestilent, pestilential, toxic, venomous, virulent

polite                    mannerly, civil, courteous, genteel

ponder meditate, deliberate, ruminate, mull, muse

poor                      indigent, needy, impecunious, penniless, impoverished, poverty-stricken, destitute

possible               workable, practicable, feasible, viable

posture                attitude, carriage, pose, stance

practice                drill, exercise, rehearse

praise                   acclaim, commend, extol, laud

predicament      plight, quandary, jam, fix, pickle

predict call, forecast, foretell, prognosticate

predilection       bias, leaning, partiality, penchant, prejudice, proclivity, propensity

preliminary        introductory, prefatory, preparatory

presume              presuppose, postulate, posit, assume

pretend               assume, affect, simulate, feign, fake, counterfeit

prevailing           prevalent, current, rife

prevent                preclude, avert, obviate, forestall

price                      charge, cost, expense

produce               bear, yield

profane                blasphemous, sacrilegious

proficient            adept, skilled, skillful, expert

profuse                exuberant, lavish, lush, luxuriant, prodigal, riotous [SPARE]

promise               covenant, engage, pledge, plight, swear, vow

prone                    supine, prostrate, recumbent

proportion          harmony, symmetry, balance

propose               pose, propound, submit

proud                    arrogant, haughty, disdainful, supercilious

provoke               incite, excite, stimulate, arouse, rouse, stir

prudence            discretion, foresight, forethought, circumspection

pull                        drag, draw, haul, tow, tug [PUSH]

pulsate pulse, beat, palpitate, throb

punish                  correct, chastise, discipline, castigate, penalize

pure                      absolute, sheer, simple, unadulterated

push                      propel, shove, thrust [PULL]

puzzle                   perplex, mystify, bewilder, confound

quality  property, attribute, character, trait

qualm                   scruple, compunction, misgiving

quibble                carp, cavil, niggle, nitpick, pettifog

range              ambit, compass, orbit, purview, reach, scope, sweep

reach              achieve, attain, gain, compass

real                 actual, true, existent

reap                garner, gather, gleam, harvest

reason                        intuition, understanding, judgement

rebellion        revolution, revolt, mutiny, insurrection, uprising

recede                       ebb, retract, retreat, retrograde [ADVANCE]

reciprocate   requite, return

reckless         rash, precipitate, foolhardy, temerarious

recoil              blench, quail, shrink, flinch

recover          regain, recoup, retrieve

refer               advert, mention

refrain                        abstain, forbear

refuse             decline, reject, spurn, rebuff

regard                        esteem, admiration, respect

regret             sorrow, grief, anguish, woe, heartache, heartbreak

relevant         pertinent, germane, material, apposite, apropos [IRRELEVANT]

reliable          dependable, responsible, trustworthy

relieve                        allay, alleviate, assuage, lighten, mitigate, palliate

religious        devout, pious, sanctimonious

relinquish      yield, resign, abandon, surrender, cede, waive, renounce

rely                 trust, depend, reckon

remainder      rest, balance, residue, residuum, remnant, leavings, remains

remember      bethink, recall, recollect [FORGET]

reparation     redress, amends, restitution, indemnity

repeat             iterate, reiterate, restate

replace           supplant, supersede

represent       delineate, depict, limn, picture, portray

resort             apply, go, refer, turn

responsible   answerable, liable, accountable, amenable

rest                 relaxation, repose, leisure, ease, comfort

restrain          curb, check, bridle, inhibit

return             revert, recur, recrudesce

reveal             expose, disclose, divulge, betray

revere             worship, venerate, adore, idolize

reverse           invert, transpose

revive             estore, resuscitate, revivify

rhythm           meter, cadence

rich                 affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed, wealthy [POOR]

ridicule          mock, taunt, twit, deride, gibe

right               privilege, prerogative, perquisite, birthright

rise                 ascend, climb, soar, tower, mount, surge

rival                compete, vie, emulate

room               elbowroom, latitude, leeway, margin, play, scope

rough             harsh, jagged, rugged, scabrous, uneven

rude                crude, primitive, raw, rough

ruin                 raze, demolish, destroy, wreck

rural               bucolic, rustic, pastoral