How To Prepare Synonyms And Antonyms For Competitive Exams

Synonyms and Antonyms are two important topics in English grammar like other important topics in English. Daily practice of synonyms as well as antonyms can help you to improve your vocabulary and will improve your English learning. Students or people who are leaning spoken English, for them it becomes more important to practice or learn these regularly to improve spoken English. These becomes more and more important for those who are preparing for job exams or competitive exams. In various sarkari naukri exams about 3 to 5 questions are directly came from these two section, so it becomes more necessary to practice it regularly. Here we'll share how to prepare synonyms and antonyms or how to learn synonyms and antonyms. 

How to prepare for synonyms and antonyms

What is Synonyms in English Grammar

Students who are preparing for job exams, may have heard the names of it but have the question in their mind that what is the meaning of synonyms? or What a synonym means?. So, here we try to give simple and adequate information about it like the definition of it and its examples.

Synonym Definition & Meaning

Synonym means similar words. It is a word of similar meaning and sometime it is used in between in a phrase or a sentence. For an example "Beautiful" is a word and if you are going to find its synonym or its similar words then you'll find words such as "Attractive", "Handsome", "Pretty", etc. So, a word can have several synonyms and we have to define it properly and accurately, such as the word, "Beautiful" is used for girls or women or nature and the word, "Handsome" is used for men but they both are the similar word. So, we can say "Beautiful" synonym is "Handsome" and  "Handsome" synonym is "Beautiful". Remember handsome is not a opposite word of beautiful.

Synonym Examples

  • Kind > genre, category, version, brand, etc
  • Stupid > unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, etc
  • Lucky > fortunate, in luck, blessed, blessed with good luck, favored, etc
  • Honest > truthful, sincere, candid, frank, direct, open, forthright, etc

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What is Antonyms in English Grammar

Like Synonyms, many students also don't know that What is a meaning antonym? or Which are the antonyms?. So, before we talk or discuss about any example of antonyms, we have to know the definition of it. So, first we'll talk about the definition of antonyms, then we'll talk about the example of it just like synonyms. 

Antonyms Definition & Meaning

Antonyms is opposite of synonyms, while synonyms refers to find similar word/words, antonyms farers to find opposite word/words. So, when a word means to a opposite word or when a word refers to opposite word of that word, then it is called antonyms. For an example, if we find the opposite word of "Beautiful", then we'll find "Ugly", "Bad", "Crude", "Dull", "Horrible", etc

Antonyms Examples

  • Adversity > prosperity, fortune, assistance, favour, etc
  • Blame > commend, applaud, laud, praise, etc
  • Comprise > reject, lack, exclude, except, etc
  • Disaster > prosperity, boon, happiness, auspicious, etc

Tips and tricks to prepare synonyms and antonyms

Read Regularly : Reading is a very active process to study anything and when it comes to read these two topics, then you have to maintain regularity. As we have earlier said that if your English vocabulary is weak, then it'll help you to improve your vocab. Read daily 10 to 15 similar as well as opposite words, and we assure that after 3 months you'll see a huge improvement on your vocabulary leaning. 

And as we have previously said that antonyms and synonyms are all about vocabulary leaning, you have to lean similar and opposite words of a particular. Daily reading of 10 -15 is not a big deal, it maximum takes 30 minutes to complete this task, and ultimately it'll improve your preparation. So, read regularly and maintain consistency. 

Word Selection : If you are preparing for a particular competitive exam, then we'll say select English words according to that exam requirement. Although all words are important in terms of your vocabulary improvement, but it is better to select some particular words for a particular exam. For select some important words for a specific exam, you can follow previous years questions papers of that exam. It'll give a basic idea about what you have to read or not. 

Use Synonyms and Antonyms Regularly : After reading daily some words, you have to use them in your regular English speaking and obviously in your daily writing. You can use them in your note making and it'll definitely enhance your notes writing quality and your preparation. It will also help you to remember or memorize that what you read before. So, use it on your daily note making whether it is for educational institution or for any competitive exams. 

Revision : We are sure that 95 percent students out of 100 percent know that it is an effective method to remember anything, but they don't follow if properly. And if you want to prepare antonyms and synonyms in an effective way, then you must revised the words that you have read before or recently. If you are reading daily 10 to 20 words, then you can revise them in next day before reading another 10 to 20 words and if you do this thing continuously then it will certainly help you to prepare for your upcoming exam.  


FAQs on Antonyms and Synonyms 

How can I study synonyms and antonyms easily?

For study these two topic in an easy way, then you have to read these regularly.  If you are a college student or a school student, then you can follow your English book and choose some words or words that you don't know the meaning of and find the similar and opposite words of that words from Goggle Translate app or any other dictionary books or online platform and note down them and regularly revised them and it'll surely help you. 

How do you solve synonyms and antonyms easily?

Again we'll say read and revise English vocabulary regularly. As much as you read and revise it will help you to solve this. You can use eliminatory technique to find out the exact answer of it (word) when you practice it, but remember every time the eliminatory process will not work, so you have to read antonyms and synonyms regularly.

What is the best source for synonyms?

There are so many source available for practice and read it like online source, books, pdf, etc. And among these all source, it is better to buy a book. We think book is better for any preparation, it does not break your concentration like electronic gadget such as mobile or laptop. Although it is better to buy a book, but you can also use online platform.  

Which is the best book for synonyms and antonyms?

There are so many books available for this, but you have to choose it carefully. If you want prepare it for a particular exam, then we suggest you to buy it according to your need. But here we can mention or suggest or recommend so books for it which are enough for any competitive exams such as Objective General English Book by SP Bakshi, Objective General English by RS Aggarwal, etc

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Hello everyone, I’m Mritunjoy Biswas and I did masters degree in English literature. Now I’m a private tutor and I have been teaching for last 5 years.

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