Synonyms and Antonyms, Study Notes, Material - All Teaching Exams

By Neha Joshi|Updated : June 14th, 2022

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Antonyms are words with opposite meanings. Synonyms are words with the same or similar meanings.

What is a Synonym?

A synonym is a word/phrase, the meaning of which is the same or nearly the same as another word or phrase. Words that are synonyms are described as synonymous.

Synonym examples:

  • Artful – Crafty
  • Ballot – Poll
  • Chorus – Refrain
  • Deceptive – Misleading
  • Enormous – immense

What is an Antonym?

An antonym is a word/phrase that means the opposite of another word or phrase. Check the examples.

Antonym examples:

  • Admire – Detest
  • Bravery – Cowardice
  • Crooked – Straight
  • Dainty – Clumsy
  • Economise – Waste


Teaching exams have a significant part dependent on English vocabulary. English plays a very important role in our day-to-day life as well, thus it is essential to have a sound knowledge and understanding of English vocabulary.  So here we are presenting you with a list of words with the respective synonyms and antonyms. This will help you score good marks in the English Language section in upcoming teaching exams.

  1. Envisage (विचार करना)
    Synonyms:- conceive
    Antonyms:- unseen

  2. Rechristen (नया नाम देना)
    Synonyms: rename
    Antonyms: obsolete

  3. Mere (एकमात्र)
    Synonyms: scant
    Antonyms: blighted

  4. Contend (संघर्ष करना) 
    Synonyms: cope with
    Antonyms: disown

  5. Comply (स्वीकार करना)
    Synonyms: conform to
    Antonyms: refuse

  6. Uptick (वृद्धि)

  7. Amid (मध्य में)
    Synonyms: between, mid
    Antonyms: outside, away from

  8. Tactics (युक्तियाँ)
    Synonyms:  approach, device
    Antonyms: accident, chance

  9. Setbacks (असफलता)
    Synonyms: hindrance, misfortune
    Antonyms: triumph, achievement

  10. Retreat (निर्णय बदलना)
    Synonyms: depart, recede
    Antonyms: remain, progression

  11. Handiwork (शिल्पकर्म)
    Synonyms:- workmanship, design
    Antonyms:- ignorance, vacay

  12. Facile (अनुकूल)
    Synonyms: effortless, hasty
    Antonyms:  difficult, arduous

  13. Counterpart (प्रतिरूप)
    Synonyms: copy,equivalent 
    Antonyms: original, opposites

  14. Stray (भटक जाना)
    Synonyms: vagrant, lost
    Antonyms: stay, continual

  15. Hedge (रोकना)
    Synonyms: evade, put off
    Antonyms: release, expose

  16. Regime (शासन)
    Synonyms:- administration
    Antonyms:- disorder

  17. Lucid (सुबोध)
    Synonyms: comprehensible
    Antonyms: unclear 

  18. Envisage (विचार करना)
    Synonyms: conceive 
    Antonyms: undesirable

  19. Flutter (हवा में हिलना)
    Synonyms: flurry
    Antonyms: calm

  20. Implicitly (निस्संदेह)
    Synonyms: thoroughly
    Antonyms: openly

  21. Leverage (लाभ उठाना)
     advantage, authority
     inferiority, weakness

  22. Incur (दायित्व देना)
     acquire, induce
     avoid, evade

  23. Dodge (झांसा देना)
     Trick, Evade
     Tackle, Sustain

  24. Expedient (लाभकारक)
     advantageous, prudent
     useless, inappropriate

  25. Obscure (अस्पष्ट)
     hidden, ambiguous
     clear, common

  26. Vow:- (प्रतिज्ञा)
    Synonyms:-Promise, Oath
    Antonyms:-Abjure, Recede

  27. Disdain:-(तिरस्कार)
    Synonyms: Deride, Scorn
    Antonyms: Praise, Admiration

  28. Baffle:-(विफल करना )
    Synonyms: Frustrate, Mystify
    Antonyms: Explain, Assist

  29. Divisive:-(विभाजनात्मक )
    Synonyms: Belligerent, Conflicting
    Antonyms: Amiable, Pacifist

  30. Regressive:- (प्रतिगामी )
    Synonyms: Conservative, Backward
    Antonyms: Advanced, Progressive

  31. Offset (कमी पूरी होना या करना)

  32. Complacency (आत्मसंतोष)
    Synonyms: self-satisfaction
    Antonyms:  anxiety

  33. Precarious (अनिश्चित)
    Synonyms:  perilous
    Antonyms: secure

  34. Juncture (संयोजन)
    Synonyms: occasion
    Antonyms: division

  35. Moot (विचार करना)
    Synonyms: uncertain
    Antonyms: certain

  36. Strident (तीक्ष्ण)
    Synonyms:- jarring
    Antonyms:- gentle

  37. Bygone (पुराना/विगत)
    Synonyms: former
    Antonyms: recent

  38. Invade (आक्रमण करना)
    Synonyms: capture 
    Antonyms: recede

  39. Turmoil (खलबली)
    Synonyms: disorder
    Antonyms: peace

  40. Comply (स्वीकार करना)
    Synonyms: observe
    Antonyms: refuse

  41. Speculation (विचार)
    Synonyms:- guess 
    Antonyms:- truth

  42. Hubris (अभिमान)
    Synonyms: arrogance
    Antonyms: modesty

  43. Reiterate (दुहराना) 
    Synonyms: repeat
    Antonyms: conceal

  44. Compliance (आज्ञापालन)
    Synonyms: obedience
    Antonyms: defiance

  45. Sheer (परिपूर्ण)
    Synonyms: absolute
    Antonyms: incomplete 

This article tends to be beneficial for the following exams - REETUPTETCTETSuper TETDSSSBKVS, etc.

You may refer to the following books:
Serial No.Book NameAuthor Name
1.Objective General EnglishS.P. Bakshi
2.English Grammar & CompositionS.C. Gupta
3.Objective English for Competitive ExaminationHari Mohan Prasad & Uma Sinha



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  • A synonym is a word/phrase, the meaning of which is the same or nearly the same as another word or phrase. Words that are synonyms are described as synonymous.

  • An antonym is a word/phrase that means the opposite of another word or phrase.

  • Envisage (विचार करना)

    Synonyms:- conceive

    Antonyms:- unseen

  • Contend (संघर्ष करना) 

    Synonyms: cope with

    Antonyms: disown

  • Setbacks (असफलता)

    Synonyms: hindrance, misfortune

    Antonyms: triumph, achievement

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