Quiz: Can You Match the Word to Its Synonym?
Can You Match the Word to Its Synonym?
By: Becky Stigall

About This Quiz

You've got to know the difference between a synonym and an antonym to ace this quiz!

Seriously, get these confused, and you'll be in a world of trouble on this quiz. A synonym is a word that has the same meaning as another word — such as "common" and "ordinary" — and antonyms are words that are words that have opposite meanings — such as "hot" and "cold."

Synonyms are synonymous and in a state of synonymy. A synonym for the word "synonym" is "equivalent." A metonym is also a synonym because it is used in the place of a word — like the word "smoke" may take the place of "cigarette." Confused? Don't be. We'll walk you through it.

Pure linguists may argue that there is no such thing as an actual synonym as no word can have the exact same meaning as another word - there are slight variations that account for usage, history, and origin. But for the purposes of this quiz, and to make our high school English teachers happy, we're going to play by the rules and assume that many words are alike enough for us to refer to them as synonyms.

If we haven't completely gotten you turned around, get ready to play with words!

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