English Synonyms and Antonyms by FERNALD, James Champlin


English Synonyms and Antonyms is basically a vocabulary builder that students might use as they prepare for entrance or exit exams. Each entry gives a list of synonyms, followed by a paragraph that briefly explains or exemplifies the subtle distinctions between the listed words. The entries sometimes close with a few words on the prepositions that follow selected synonyms, but more often with a list of antonyms. By synonyms we usually understand words that coincide or nearly coincide in some part of their meaning, and may hence within certain limits be used interchangeably, while outside of those limits they may differ very greatly in meaning and use. It is the office of a work on synonyms to point out these correspondences and differences, that language may have the flexibility that comes from freedom of selection within the common limits, with the perspicuity and precision that result from exact choice of the fittest words to express each shade of meaning outside of the common limits. (Summary by DSayers and the author from the entry Synonymous)


  • Wander to Youthful

    Wander to Youthful

    17/09/2016 Duração: 17min
  • Venial to Virtue

    Venial to Virtue

    17/09/2016 Duração: 13min
  • Union to Veneration

    Union to Veneration

    17/09/2016 Duração: 21min
  • Tip to Transient

    Tip to Transient

    17/09/2016 Duração: 12min
  • Taciturn to Time

    Taciturn to Time

    17/09/2016 Duração: 22min
  • Succeed to System

    Succeed to System

    17/09/2016 Duração: 12min
  • State to Subvert

    State to Subvert

    17/09/2016 Duração: 12min
  • Slang to Stain

    Slang to Stain

    17/09/2016 Duração: 12min
  • Shelter to Slander

    Shelter to Slander

    17/09/2016 Duração: 13min
  • Send to Shake

    Send to Shake

    17/09/2016 Duração: 14min
  • Sacrament to Self-Abnegation

    Sacrament to Self-Abnegation

    17/09/2016 Duração: 14min
  • Revenge to Rustic

    Revenge to Rustic

    17/09/2016 Duração: 13min
  • Repentence to Revelation

    Repentence to Revelation

    17/09/2016 Duração: 15min
  • Recover to Renounce

    Recover to Renounce

    17/09/2016 Duração: 14min
  • Racy to Record

    Racy to Record

    17/09/2016 Duração: 23min
  • Prowess to Quote

    Prowess to Quote

    17/09/2016 Duração: 12min
  • Profit to Proverb

    Profit to Proverb

    17/09/2016 Duração: 20min
  • Prejudice to Primeval

    Prejudice to Primeval

    17/09/2016 Duração: 13min
  • Polite to Predestination

    Polite to Predestination

    17/09/2016 Duração: 20min
  • Physical to Poetry

    Physical to Poetry

    17/09/2016 Duração: 15min
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