What are synonyms and antonyms?

Using synonyms and antonyms effectively.

Synonyms are words with the same or similar meaning:

  • Words such as happy, cheerful and merry.
  • Words such as sad, miserable and heartbroken.

Antonyms are words with opposite meanings:

  • Words such as angry and peaceful.
  • Words such as funny and serious.

You can use a thesaurus to find synonyms and antonyms for words.

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