Can You Match the Word to Its Synonym?

By: Becky Stigall
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Can You Match the Word to Its Synonym?
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About This Quiz

You've got to know the difference between a synonym and an antonym to ace this quiz!

Seriously, get these confused, and you'll be in a world of trouble on this quiz. A synonym is a word that has the same meaning as another word — such as "common" and "ordinary" — and antonyms are words that are words that have opposite meanings — such as "hot" and "cold."

Synonyms are synonymous and in a state of synonymy. A synonym for the word "synonym" is "equivalent." A metonym is also a synonym because it is used in the place of a word — like the word "smoke" may take the place of "cigarette." Confused? Don't be. We'll walk you through it.

Pure linguists may argue that there is no such thing as an actual synonym as no word can have the exact same meaning as another word - there are slight variations that account for usage, history, and origin. But for the purposes of this quiz, and to make our high school English teachers happy, we're going to play by the rules and assume that many words are alike enough for us to refer to them as synonyms.

If we haven't completely gotten you turned around, get ready to play with words!

Advance
Pretend
Proceed
The word "proceed" is a good synonym for "advance," which means "to move forward." The word "halt" would be an antonym.
Away
Distance

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Flee
Come
Run
The word "run" would be a good synonym for the word "flee," which means "to run away." The word "arrive" might be a good antonym.
Clear
Hardy

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Injure
Fix
Repair
Harm
The word "harm" would be a good synonym for the word "injure," which means "to damage." The word "fix" might be a good antonym.
Stitch

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Tranquil
Calm
The word "calm" might be a good synonym for the word "tranquil," which means "peaceful." The word "angry" might be a good antonym.
Mad
Angry
Irate

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Hasten
Slow
Hurry
The word "hurry" is a good synonym for the word "hasten," which means "accelerate." The word "slow" might be a good antonym.
Pokey
Sloth

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Camouflage
Reveal
Carry
Hide
The word "hide" would be a good synonym for the word "camouflage," which means "to conceal." The word "reveal" would be a good antonym.
Throw

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Execute
Don't
Corral
Candy
Do
The word "do" might be a good synonym for the word "execute," which means "to accomplish." The word "cancel" might be a good antonym.

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Possess
Do
Count
Leave
Have
The word "have" would be a good synonym for the word "possess," which means "own." The word "relinquish" might be a good antonym.

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Consume
Clear
Land
Use
The word "use" might be a good synonym for the word "comsume," which means "devour or utilize." The word "save" might be a good antonym.
Fly

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Obtain
Go
Near
Get
The word "get" would be a good synonym for the word "obtain," which means "acquire." The word "release" might be a good antonym.
Save

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Retain
Leave
Here
Keep
The word "keep" would be a good synonym for the word "retain," which means "hold or have." The word "release" might be a good antonym.
Catch

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Seize
Serrate
Separate
Take
The word "take" might be a good synonym for the word "seize," which means "grasp." The word "release" might be a good antonym.
Slant

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Create
Destroy
Clamp
Make
The word "make" might be a good synonym for the word "create," which means "to bring about." The word "destroy" would be a good antonym.
Horrid

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Shatter
Repair
Close
Clamp
Break
The word "break" might be a good synonym for the word "shatter," which means "to destroy." The word "repair" might be a good antonym.

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Demolish
Repair
Close
Destroy
The word "destroy" might be a good synonym for the word "demolish," which means "to ruin." The word "repair" might be a good antonym.
Collar

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Murder
Kill
The word "kill" might be a good synonym for the word "murder," which means "slaughter." Fun fact: the word "murder" is also a flock of crows.
Birth
New
Candy

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Cleave
Big
Little
Cut
The word "cut" might be a good synonym for the word "cleave," which means "to split or divide." The word "mend" might be a good antonym.
Green

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Tumble
Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall
The word "fall" might be a good synonym for the word "tumble," which means "to roll end over end." In this sense, the word "fall" has nothing to do with the seasons.

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Soar
Land
Sink
Fly
The word "fly" might be a good synonym for the word "soar," which means "to fly at a great height." The word "sink" might be a good antonym.
Ground

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Determine
Unease
Query
Tell
Decide
The word "decide" might be a good synonym for the word "determine," which means "to conclude." The word "hesitate" might be a good antonym.

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Assist
Clear
Help
The word "help" might be a good synonym for the word "assist," which means "to give aid." The word "damage" might be a good antonym.
Corner
Clause

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Imprint
Clear
Erase
Mark
The word "mark" might be a good synonym for the word "imprint," which means "an impression." The word "erase" might be a good antonym.
Wipe

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Scheme
Color
Dawn
Glide
Plot
The word "plot" might be a good synonym for the word "scheme," which means "program of action." The word "plan" would also be a good synonym.

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Display
Show
The word "show" would be a good synonym for the word "display," which means "exhibit." The word "hide" might be a good antonym.
Shadow
Shade
Swarm

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Standard
Abnormal
Weird
Normal
The word "normal" might be a good synonym for the word "standard," which means "usual." The word "abnormal" would be a good antonym.
Unusual

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Infuriate
Bless
Clear
Anger
The word "anger" might be a good synonym for the word "infuriate," which means "to enrage." The word "pacify" might be a good antonym.
Easy

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Disclose
Tell
The word "tell" might be a good synonym for the word "disclose," which means "reveal." The word "conceal" might be a good antonym.
Hide
Conceal
Calm

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Recede
Retreat
The word "retreat" would be a good synonym for the word "recede," which means "to withdraw or diminish." The word "expand" would be an appropriate antonym.
Come
Parlay
Handsome

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Alarm
Anticipate
Bless
Fear
The word "fear" might be a good synonym for the word "alarm," which means "fright." The word "ease" might be a good antonym.
Close

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Temperamental
Moody
The word "moody" might be a good synonym for the word "temperamental," which means "irritable." The word "placid" might be a good antonym.
Nice
Calm
Bliss

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Loathe
Love
Hate
The word "hate" is a good synonym for the word "loathe," which means "abhor." The word "adore" might be a good antonym.
Like
Adore

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Corrupt
Good
Great
Bad
The word "bad" might be a good synonym for the word "corrupt," which means "wicked." The word "wholesome" might be a good antonym.
Wholesome

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Twisted
Straight
Linear
Parallel
Crooked
The word "crooked" might be a good synonym for the word "twisted," which means "distorted." The word "straight" might be a good antonym.

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Tedious
Dull
The word "dull" would be a good synonym for the word "tedious," which means "tiresome." The word "exciting" might be a good antonym.
Exciting
Exasperating
Enthralling

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Beautiful
Ugly
Misfortune
Gorgeous
The word "gorgeous" might be a good synonym for the word "beautiful," which means "having beauty." The word "ugly" would be a good antonym.
Slay

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