Short Essay Antonyms
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another lexeme (word or phrase) in the same language.Words that are synonyms are said to be synonymous, and the state of being a synonym is called synonymy.If you know different words that describe the same thing (but in a slightly different way, or from a different angle), you can chose the best word (synonym) to use.
Using synonyms makes your speech or writing richer and more "colorful." Using antonyms helps to emphasize your point, show contrast, or explain exactly what you mean. "To ask" means to say or write what you wish to happen. How to use synonyms and antonyms to improve writing skills?Dickens has beautifully used antonyms in this passage.“Best” is opposite to “worst,” “wisdom” is opposite to “foolishness,” and likewise “belief” and “incredulity,” “light” and “darkness,” “hope” and “despair” are all graded antonyms.For example, the words begin, start, commence, and initiate are all synonyms of one another.Words are typically synonymous in one particular sense: for example, long and extended in the context long time or extended time are synonymous, but long cannot be used in the phrase extended family.Antonyms also play an important role in language acquisition. "To request" means to say or write what you wish to happen, but it has a formal use.So it's not enough just to study a word's meaning and synonyms.You should also be aware of the subtle difference, nuances, and usage issues of each individual word.