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In today’s English Language class, We will be learning about Synonyms and Antonyms. We hope you enjoy the class!
Synonyms are words that have almost the same meaning. Study the following examples with the aid of a dictionary:
holy pious, religious, godly
active dynamics, energetic, fast, quick
callous unfeeling, unsympathetic
law rule, legislation, regulation, statute
educated learned, informed, literate
start begin, commence, initiate
happy glad, pleased, satisfied
famous popular, well-known, eminent
own possess, have
feeble weak, faint
show reveal, exhibit
aim purpose, intention, objective, goal
dangerous risky, perilous, hazardous
Antonyms are words that are opposite in meaning or nearly opposite in meaning
quiet noisy, troublesome
start end, stop
friend foe, enemy
Some antonyms are formed by adding prefixes to the words e.g; im, in, un, il. Di, etc. each of these prefixes means ‘not’
- Write a synonym for each of these words: humble, broad, openly, wise, profound, industrious, expensive, modern, buy, and correct
- Give the antonyms of the words below:
conceal, clever, best, inferior, approve, feeble, able, allow, callous, invaluable
Countdown English by Ogunsanwo; English Grammar by P.O Olatunbosun.
Read page 107 (Synonyms and Antonyms) of Exam Focus and page 101of English Grammar by P.O Olatunbosun.
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