Most Commonly used Words - Synonyms A - B - MCQS Study Notes

Most Commonly used Words – Synonyms A – B

Most frequently used words with synonyms a – b for vocabulary building for CSS, PMS, NTS, PST, PPSC & FPSC tests and other exams.


1.          ability capacity, faculty, talent, skill, competence, aptitude
2.          abolish exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, eradicate, obliterate
3.          abstinence self-denial, temperance, sobriety, continence
4.          abstracted absorbed, distraught, absent-minded
5.          abuse misuse, mistreat, ill-treat, maltreat
6.          accidental fortuitous, contingent, incidental, adventitious
7.          accompany conduct, escort, chaperone
8.          acknowledge admit, own, avow, confess, concede
9.          active energetic, dynamic, vigorous, lively
10.      adapt accommodate, adjust, conform, fit, reconcile
11.      admonish reprove, rebuke, reprimand, reproach
12.      adulterate debase, doctor, load, sophisticate
13.      advance forward, foster, further, promote [RETARD]
14.      advantage edge, handicap, odds
15.      adventurous adventuresome, audacious, daredevil, daring, venturesome
16.      advice counsel, recommendation
17.      advise counsel, recommend
18.      affair business, concern, lookout
19.      affect influence, impress, touch, move, strike
20.      affectation pose, air, mannerism
21.      afflict agonize, excruciate, rack, torment, torture
22.      afraid apprehensive, fearful [UNAFRAID]
23.      ageless eternal, timeless
24.      agitate churn, convulse, rock, shake
25.      agree conform, harmonize, accord, correspond, coincide [DISAGREE]
26.      aim direct, level, point, train
27.      airy diaphanous, ethereal, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, sheer, transparent, vaporous
28.      alarm alert, tocsin, warning
29.      allocate appropriate, designate, earmark
30.      alone lonely, lonesome, solitary
31.      also too, likewise, besides, moreover, furthermore
32.      amateur dabbler, dilettante, tyro [PROFESSIONAL]
33.      ambiguous equivocal, obscure, recondite, abstruse, vague, cryptic, enigmatic
34.      ambush ambuscade, bushwhack, waylay
35.      amenity comfort, convenience, facility
36.      amiable affable, good-natured, obliging, agreeable, pleasant
37.      amiss afield, astray, awry, wrong
38.      amuse entertain, divert, regale
39.      analyze anatomize, dissect, resolve
40.      ancestor forebear, forefather, progenitor [DESCENDANT]
41.      anger rage, fury, ire, wrath, resentment, indignation
42.      angry furious, indignant, irate, ireful, mad, wrathful
43.      announce advertise, broadcast, declar, proclaim, promulgate, publish
44.      annoy irritate, bother, irk, vex, provoke, aggravate, peeve, rile
45.      answer respond, reply, retort
46.      anxiety worry, care, concern, solicitude
47.      apology apologetic, apologia, defense, justification
48.      apparent clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain
49.      appear emerge, issue, loom, materialize, show
50.      appendage appurtenance, adjunct, accessory, attachment
51.      applaud cheer, root
52.      appoint designate, name, nominate, tap
53.      appreciate value, prize, esteem, treasure, cherish
54.      apprehend comprehend, understand, grasp
55.      apprehension foreboding, presentiment, misgiving
56.      appropriate arrogate, commandeer, confiscate, preempt, usurp
57.      approve endorse, sanction, certify, accredit, ratify
58.      arbitrary capricious, whimsical
59.      area region, belt, zone, district, locality
60.      argue quarrel, wrangle, squabble, bicker
61.      argument dispute, controversy
62.      argumentative combative, contentious, disputatious, quarrelsome, scrappy
63.      arrange marshal, order, organize, sort, systematize [DISARRANGE]
64.      art craft, expertise, knack, know-how, technique
65.      artifice trick, ruse, wile, feint, stratagem, maneuver, dodge
66.      artificial synthetic, ersatz, simulated
67.      ask question, inquire, query, interrogate, examine, quiz
68.      assent agree, accede, acquiesce, consent, concur, subscribe
69.      assert asseverate, declar, affirm, aver, avow
70.      assign allot, apportion, allocate
71.      assistant aide, coadjutant, helper, lieutenant, second
72.      attack bombard, assail, storm, assault, beset
73.      attribute ascribe, impute, credit, assign, refer
74.      authentic bona fide, genuine, real, true, undoubted, unquestionable
75.      authorize accredit, commission, empower, license
76.      average medium, mediocre, fair, middling, indifferent, tolerable
77.      aware cognizant, conscious, sensible, awake, alert, watchful, vigilant
78.      awkward clumsy, maladroit, inept, gauche, ungainly
79.      bad evil, wicked
80.      balance equilibrium, equipoise, poise
81.      band company, corps, party, troop, troupe
82.      banish exile, expatriate, deport, transport, extradite
83.      banter chaff, josh, kid, rag, razz, rib
84.      bargain compact, contract, covenant, deal
85.      barrage bombard, pepper, shower
86.      base basis, foundation, ground, groundwork
87.      batter maim, mangle, maul, mutilate
88.      be breathe, exist, live, subsist
89.      bear endure, stand, abide, suffer, tolerate
90.      bearing manner, demeanor, mien, presence
91.      beautiful lovely, pretty, handsome, comely, fair
92.      beg crave, beseech, implore, entreat, importune
93.      begin commence, start, initiate, inaugurate
94.      beginning birth, dawn, genesis, nascence, rise
95.      behavior conduct, deportment
96.      belief credence, credit, faith
97.      belligerent bellicose, pugnacious, contentious, quarrelsome
98.      bend crook, curve, round
99.      beneficial profitable, advantageous
100.  benefit capitalize, profit
101.  benevolent charitable, ellemosynary, philanthropic
102.  besiege beleaguer, blockade, invest, siege
103.  bet ante, pot, stake, wager
104.  bias color, jaundice, prejudice, warp
105.  binge fling, jag, orgy, spree
106.  bite champ, gnaw
107.  bitter acerbic, acrid
108.  blackball blacklist, boycott, ostracize [ADMIT]
109.  blackout faint, swoon, syncope
110.  blame fault, guilt
111.  blameworthy blamable, blameful, censurable, culpable, guilty, reprehensible
112.  blast blight, dash, nip, wreck
113.  blaze flame, flare, flash, glare, incandescence, glow
114.  blemish imperfection, fault, defect, flaw
115.  blink nictitate, twinkle, wink
116.  block hide, obscure, obstruct, screen, shroud
117.  bloody gory, sanguinary, sanguineous
118.  bloom blossom, efflorescence, florescence, flower, flush, prime
119.  blunder bumble, flounder, lumber, lurch, stumble
120.  boast brag, crow, vaunt
121.  bodily corporal, corporeal, fleshly, physical, somatic
122.  body corpse, carcass, cadaver
123.  boil simmer, seethe, stew
124.  bombast rant, fustian, claptrap, rodomontade
125.  bonus bounty, subsidy, premium, prize, reward, gratuity
126.  book bespeak, engage, reserve
127.  boor barbarian, churl, lout, vulgarian, yahoo
128.  border margin, edge, verge, brink, rim, brim
129.  boredom ennui, tedium [AMUSEMENT]
130.  boring monotonous, tedious, irksome, tiresome, handrum
131.  botch blow, bungle, fumble, muff
132.  boundary border, frontier, limit
133.  bouquet nosegay, posy
134.  branch arm, fork, offshoot
135.  brave courageous, fearless, intrepid, bold, audacious, valient, valorous,
136.  doughty, mettlesome, plucky, dauntless, undaunted
137.  brawl broil, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, melee, row, ruction
138.  breach infraction, violation, transgression, trespass, infringement
139.  break crack, fracture, burst, split, splinter, shatter, shiver, smash
140.  breeze cinch, pushover, snap, walkaway, walkover
141.  bright brilliant, radiant, lustrous, lambent, lunimous, incandescent, effulgent
142.  broach introduce, moot, raise
143.  broad-minded broad, liberal, open-minded, tolerant
144.  brood dwell, fret, mope, stew, worry
145.  brush flick, glance, graze, shave, skim
146.  brute animal, brutish, brutal, beastly, bestial
147.  building structure, edifice, pile
148.  bulge balloon, belly, jut, overhang, project, protrude
149.  bulwark barricade, breastwork, earthwork, rampart, bation, parapet
150.  burden affliction, cross, trial, tribulation
151.  burdensome onerous, oppressive, arduous, demanding, rigorous, exacting
152.  burn scorch, singe, sear, char, parch
153.  business industry, commerce, trade, traffic
154.  busy industrious, diligent, assiduous, sedulous 

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