Vocabulary – Some Synonyms (Part – 3)


sad                  melancholy, sorrowful, doleful, woebegone, desolate

same               identical, selfsame, very [DIFFERENT]

sarcastic        ironic, caustic, satirical, sardonic

satiate                        sate, cloy, glut, gorge, surfeit

satisfy             answer, fill, fullfil, meet

save                rescue, reclaim, redeem, deliver

saying             maxim, adage, saw, motto, epigram, proverb, aphorism

scatter            disperse, dissipate, dispel

scold               upbraid, berate, revile, vituperate, rail

scream           shriek, screech

secret             stealthy, covert, clandestine, furtive, surreptitious, underhand

see                  behold, note, notice, espy, descry, observe, contemplate, survey, view, perceive, discern

seek                hunt, quest, search

seem               appear, look

send                dispatch, forward, route, ship, transmit

sensuous        sensual, luxurious, voluptuous, sybaritic, epicurean

sentimental   bathetic, maudlin, mawkish, mushy, romantic, schmaltzy, slushy, soppy

separate         divide, part, sever, sunder, divorce

series  succession, progression, sequence, chain, train, string

serious           sober, grave, solemn, earnest, sedate, staid

servitude       bondage, slavery

severe             stern, austere, ascetic, strict

shade              penumbra, shadow, umbra, umbrage

shake              tremble, quake, quiver, shiver, shudder

shameless      brazen, barefaced, brash, impudent, unblushing

shapleless      amorphous, formless, unformed, unshaped [SHAPELY]

share              participate, partake

sharp              keen, acute

shelter            cover, retreat, refuge, asylum, sanctuary

shorten          abbreviate, abridge, curtail, truncate [LENGTHEN]

shout              bawl, bellow, holler, howl, roar, whoop, yell

show               display, expose, parade, exhibit, flaunt

showy             flamboyant, ostentatious, pretentious, splashy

shrewd           sagacious, astute, perspicacious

shy                  bashful, diffident, modest, coy, demure

sign                 badge, mark, token, symptom, note

silent              reticent, reserved, taciturn, secretive, uncommunicative, tightlipped

sincere           unaffected, unfeigned, wholehearted, hearty, heartfelt

single             sole, unique, solitary, lone, separate

sinister           baleful, malign

slant               incline, lean, slope, tilt, tip

sleek               glossy, satiny, silken, silky, slick

slide                slip, glide, coast, skid, slither

sloppy                        slovenly, unkempt, slipshod

slow                dilatory, leisurely, laggard, deliberate

sly                   cunning, tricky, crafty, wily, foxy, artful, guileful

small               diminutive, little, miniature, minuscule, minute, petite, tiny, wee [LARGE]

smell               aroma, odor, scent

smile               grin, simper, smirk

social              companionable, convivial, gregarious, sociable [ANTISOCIAL]

solitude          isolation, seclusion, retirement

solve               decipher, resolve, unravel

sour                acid, acidulous, dry, tart

spacious         ample, capacious, commodious, roomy

sparing           frugal, thrifty, economical

speak              talk, converse, discourse

speed              hurry, hasten, quicken, accelerate, precipitate

spend              disburse, expend [SAVE]

spontaneous  impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, automatic

stain               blot, brand, stigma, taint

stammer         stutter

standard        benchmark, criterion, gauge, measure, touchstone, yardstick

state               condition, situation, status

stay                 remain, wait, abide, tarry, linger, sojourn

steady             even, equable, uniform, constant

steal                purloin, filch, snitch, pilfer, cop, hook, swipe, lift, pinch

steep               abrupt, precipitous, sheer

stem                arise, derive, emanate, flow, issue, originate

stench                        fetor, malodor, reek, stink

sterile             infertile, barren, unfruitful, impotent

stiff                 rigid, inflexible, inelastic, tense

still                 quiet, silent, noiseless, soundless

stingy             close, close-fisted, niggardly, penny-pinching, miserly, parsimonious, penurious, tigh    t

stoop              condescend, deign

stop                cease, desist, discontinue, halt, quit [START]

strange           peculiar, odd, queer, quaint, outlandish, singular, eccentric, curious

streak             strain, vein

strength         power, might, energy, force

strip                divest, denude, bare

strong                        stout, sturdy, tough, stalwart, tenacious

strut               swagger, swank

stupid             slow, dumb, dull, obtuse, dense

suave              smooth, urbane, diplomatic, politic

subject           matter, topic, theme

substance      burden, core, gist, pith, purport

sufficient       adequate, enough [INSUFFICIENT]

suggest          imply, hint, intimate, insinuate

summit           peak, pinnacle, acme, apex, zenith, climax

superficial     shallow, cursory

superfluous   excess, extra, spare, supernumerary, surplus, supererogatory

supervise       boos, overlook, oversee, superintend

support          uphold, back, advocate, champion

supposed       conjectural, hypothetical, putative, reputed, suppositious, supposititious [CERTAIN]

suppress        stifle, repress

sure    certain, confident, positive

surprise         astonish, amaze, astound, dumbfound, flabbergast

surrender      submission, capitulation

surround        circle, compass, encircle, encompass, environ, gird, girdle, ring

swerve                        depart, deviate, digress, diverge, stray, veer

swing              oscillate, sway, rock, vibrate, fluctuate, undulate, waver

symbol           attribute, emblem

tact                 address, diplomacy, savoir-faire

talkative        loquacious, garrulous, voluble, verbose, glib

tardy               behindhand, late, overdue [PROMPT]

task                 job, chore, stint, assignment

taste               flavor, relish, savor, smack, tang

teach              instruct, educate, train, school, discipline, drill

tear                 rip, rend, split, cleave

teem               abound, bristle, crawl, overflow, swarm

temerity         audacity, effrontery, nerve, cheek, gall

tend                attend, mind, minister, watch

tendency        trend, current, drift, tenor, inclination

theoretical    abstract, academic, hypothetical, speculative

think               cerebrate, cogitate, reason, reflect, speculate

thoughtful     considerate, attentive, solicitous

threaten         menace, intimidate

throw             cast, hurl, fling, pitch, toss, sling

tight               taut, tense

timid               timorous

tire                  weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade

tireless           indefatigable, unflagging, untiring, unwearied, weariless

tool                 instrument, implement, utensil, appliance

touch              feel, finger, handle, palpate, paw

trace               vestige, track, trail

transient        transitory, ephemeral, fleeting, fugitive, momentary, evanescent

treat               deal, handle

trial                affliction, crucible, ordeal, tribulation, visitation

trite                hackneyed, shopworn, stereotyped, threadbare, stale, banal

trivial             trifling, paltry, petty, picayune

trouble           ail, distress, worry

trust               faith, confidence, reliance, dependence

truth               veracity, verity, verisimilitude

turn                rotate, revolve, gyrate, spin, whirl, circle, eddy, swirl

type                kind, sort, nature, character, ilk

ugly                hideous, ill-favored, unsightly

uncertainty   doubt, dubiety, skepticism, suspicion, mistrust

unctuous        fulsome, oily, oleaginous, smarmy

unfortunate   hapless, ill-fated, ill-started, luckless, unlucky [FORTUNATE]

unity               union, solidarity

unruly                        ungovernable, intractable, refractory, recalcitrant, willful, headstrong, wayward

unspeakable  indefinable, indescribable, ineffable, inexpressible, unutterable

urge                press, exhort, prod, prick

urgent                        pressing, imperative, exigent

use                  employ, utilize

usual               habitual, customary, accustomed

vain                 empty, hollow, idle, nugatory, otiose

valid               sound, cogent, convincing, telling

vent                express, utter, voice, air

versatile         all-around, many-sided, multifaceted, multifarious

vertical          upright, perpendicular, plumb

victory           conquest, triumph

vigor               dash, punch, verve, vim, vitality

vindictive      vengeful, revengeful

vociferous     blatant, boisterous, strident, clamorous

voluntary       intentional, deliberate, willful, willing

voracious       gluttonous, rapacious, ravenous

votary             devotee, habitué

wander           ramble, roam, rove, range, meander, stray, gallivant, gad

warn               caution, forewarn

waste              blow, consume, dissipate, fritter, squander [SAVE]

way                 route, course, passage, pass, artery

weak               feeble, frail, fragile, infirm, decrepit, debilitated

weird              eerie, uncanny, unearthly

wet                  damp, moist, dank, humid

whole             all, entire, gross, total [PARTIAL]

wise                sage, sapient, judicious, prudent, sensible, sane

wit                  humor, repartee, sarcasm, irony

wonder           marvel, miracle, phenomenon, prodigy, sensation

wordy             diffuse, long-winded, prolix, verbose

work               labor, toil, drudgery, travail

writhe                        agonize, squirm

yearn              long, pine, hanker, hunger, thirst

yield               relent, bow, defer, submit, capitulate, succumb

young             youthful, adolescent, immature, juvenile, puerile, green

zest                 gusto, relish