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This list of synonyms has been arranged by categories like Feelings, Movements, Actions, ... (see also the following pages).

Definition: a synonym is a word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or a phrase. Antonyms are words which have the opposite (or nearly opposite) meaning. For example: slow and fast.
A thesaurus is a resource similar to a dictionary that helps writers to search synonyms - as a device to compose a verbose and scintillating text. This list provides some examples of commonly employed synonyms.

Utilizing synonyms is an elegant and frequently applied method to to make a text more pleasant to read. If the same word is used very often in several sentences, it might very well be the case, that this same word should describe something different in each of the sentences. Since synonyms are usually nuanced variations with slightly different meanings, their use will emphasize special characteristics, and thus the text will be more precise.

Students are more likely to use a word in writing and speaking if they have some context when they learn it. Thus, an important aspect of vocabulary build up is teaching words in related groups. A Students vocabulary is augmented and the writing is enriched when students are encouraged to utilize a variety of synonyms so that readers can "see, taste, and feel" what they write.

The communication with language partners should be as diverse as possible. A way acquire a broad vocabulary is to use synonyms - this will improve language skills for reading, writing, conversation in all shades of imaginable situation - be they stressful or relaxing.