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 UTME: 90+ Synonyms To Expect In JAMB Use of English

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PostSubject: UTME: 90+ Synonyms To Expect In JAMB Use of English   Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:46 am

Synonyms and antonyms
constitute about 10% of JAMB
Use of English Examination
While you prepare for your
Computer Based Test (CBT), here
are a 90+ list of synonyms to
revise and help equip yourself
with the word power. We have
sourced these from
JustEnglish.me because we
know how helpful they will be.
What are Synonyms by the way?
The Collins Dictionary defined a
synonym as a word or phrase
that means exactly or nearly the
same as another word or phrase
in the same language, for
example shut is a synonym of
In another contest, it can be a
person or thing so closely
associated with a particular
quality or
idea that the mention of their
name calls it to mind. For JAMB
use of English however, the first
definition is more pertinent.
90+ Synonyms To Expect In
JAMB Use of English
Amazing — incredible,
unbelievable, improbable,
fabulous, wonderful, fantastic,
astounding, extraordinary
Anger — enrage, infuriate,
arouse, nettle, exasperate,
inflame, madden
Angry — mad, furious, enraged,
excited, wrathful, indignant,
exasperated, aroused, inflamed
Answer — reply, respond,
retort, acknowledge
Ask- — question, inquire of,
seek information from, put a
question to, demand, request,
inquire, query, interrogate,
examine, quiz
Awful — dreadful, terrible,
abominable, bad, poor,
Bad — evil, immoral, wicked,
corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten,
contaminated, spoiled, tainted,
harmful, injurious, unfavorable,
defective, inferior, imperfect,
substandard, faulty, improper,
inappropriate, unsuitable,
disagreeable, unpleasant, cross,
nasty, unfriendly, irascible,
atrocious, outrageous,
scandalous, infamous, wrong,
noxious, sinister, putrid, snide,
deplorable, dismal, gross,
heinous, nefarious, base,
obnoxious, detestable,
contemptible, foul, rank,
ghastly, execrable
Beautiful — pretty, lovely,
handsome, attractive, gorgeous,
dazzling, splendid, magnificent,
comely, fair, ravishing, graceful,
elegant, fine, exquisite,
aesthetic, pleasing, shapely,
stunning, glorious, heavenly,
resplendent, radiant, glowing,
blooming, sparkling
Begin — start, open, launch,
initiate, commence, inaugurate,
Big — enormous, huge,
immense, gigantic, vast,
colossal, gargantuan, large,
sizable, grand,
great, tall, substantial,
mammoth, astronomical, ample,
broad, expansive, spacious,
tremendous, titanic,
Brave — courageous, fearless,
dauntless, intrepid, plucky,
daring, heroic, valorous,
bold, gallant, valiant, doughty,
Break — fracture, rupture,
shatter, smash, wreck, crash,
demolish, atomize
Bright — shining, shiny,
gleaming, brilliant, sparkling,
shimmering, radiant, vivid,
lustrous, luminous,
incandescent, intelligent,
knowing, quick-witted, smart,
Calm — quiet, peaceful, still,
tranquil, mild, serene, smooth,
composed, collected, unruffled,
level-headed, unexcited,
detached, aloof
Come — approach, advance,
near, arrive, reach
Cool — chilly, cold, frosty,
wintry, icy, frigid
Crooked — bent, twisted,
curved, hooked, zigzag
Cry — shout, yell, yowl, scream,
roar, bellow, weep, wail, sob,
Cut — gash, slash, prick, nick,
sever, slice, carve, cleave, slit,
chop, crop, lop, reduce
Dangerous — perilous,
hazardous, risky, uncertain,
Dark — shadowy, unlit, murky,
gloomy, dim, dusky, shaded,
sunless, black, dismal, sad
Decide — determine, settle,
choose, resolve
Definite — certain, sure,
positive, determined, clear,
distinct, obvious
Delicious — savory, delectable,
appetizing, luscious,
scrumptious, palatable,
enjoyable, toothsome, exquisite
Describe — portray,
characterize, picture, narrate,
relate, recount, represent,
report, record
Destroy — ruin, demolish, raze,
waste, kill, slay, end, extinguish
Difference — disagreement,
inequity, contrast, dissimilarity,
Do — execute, enact, carry out,
finish, conclude, effect,
accomplish, achieve, attain
Dull — boring, tiring
„ tiresome, uninteresting,
slow, dumb, stupid,
unimaginative, lifeless, dead,
insensible, tedious, wearisome,
listless, expressionless, plain,
monotonous, humdrum, dreary
Eager — keen, fervent,
enthusiastic, involved,
interested, alive to
End — stop, finish, terminate,
conclude, close, halt, cessation,
Enjoy — appreciate, delight in,
be pleased, indulge in, luxuriate
in, bask in, relish, devour, savor,
Explain — elaborate, clarify,
define, interpret, justify,
account for
Fair — just, impartial, unbiased,
objective, unprejudiced, honest
Fall — drop, descend, plunge,
topple, tumble
False — fake, fraudulent,
counterfeit, spurious, untrue,
unfounded, erroneous,
groundless, fallacious
Famous — well-known,
renowned, celebrated, famed,
eminent, illustrious,
distinguished, noted,
Fast — quick, rapid, speedy,
fleet, hasty, snappy, mercurial,
swiftly, rapidly, quickly,
speedily, lickety-split, posthaste,
hastily, expeditiously, like a
Fat — stout, corpulent, fleshy,
beefy, paunchy, plump, full,
rotund, tubby, pudgy, chubby,
chunky, burly, bulky,
Fear — fright, dread, terror,
alarm, dismay, anxiety, scare,
awe, horror, panic,
Fly — soar, hover, flit, wing,
flee, waft, glide, coast, skim,
sail, cruise
Funny — humorous, amusing,
droll, comic, comical, laughable,
Get — acquire, obtain, secure,
procure, gain, fetch, find, score,
accumulate, win, earn, rep,
catch, net, bag, derive, collect,
gather, glean, pick up, accept,
come by, regain, salvage
Go — recede, depart, fade,
disappear, move, travel, proceed
Good — excellent, fine,
superior, wonderful, marvelous,
qualified, suited, suitable, apt,
capable, generous, kindly,
friendly, gracious, obliging,
pleasant, agreeable, pleasurable,
satisfactory, well-behaved,
obedient, honorable, reliable,
trustworthy, safe, favorable,
advantageous, righteous,
expedient, helpful, valid,
genuine, ample, salubrious,
beneficial, splendid, great,
noble, worthy, first-rate, top-
notch, grand, sterling, superb,
respectable, edifying
Great — noteworthy, worthy,
distinguished, remarkable,
grand, considerable, powerful,
Gross — improper, rude, coarse,
indecent, crude, vulgar,
outrageous, extreme, grievous,
shameful, uncouth, obscene,
Happy — pleased, contented,
satisfied, delighted, elated,
joyful, cheerful, ecstatic,
jubilant, gay,
tickled, gratified, glad, blissful,
Hate — despise, loathe, detest,
abhor, disfavor, dislike,
disapprove, abominate
Have — hold, possess, own,
contain, acquire, gain, maintain,
believe, bear, beget, occupy,
absorb, fill, enjoy
Help — aid, assist, support,
encourage, back, wait on,
attend, serve, relieve, succor,
befriend, abet
Hide — conceal, cover, mask,
cloak, camouflage, screen,
shroud, veil
Hurry — rush, run, speed, race,
hasten, urge, accelerate, bustle
Hurt — damage, harm, injure,
wound, distress, afflict, pain
Idea — thought, concept,
conception, notion,
understanding, opinion, plan,
view, belief
Important — necessary, vital,
critical, indispensable, valuable,
essential, significant, primary,
principal, considerable, famous,
distinguished, notable, well-
Interesting — fascinating,
engaging, sharp, keen, bright,
intelligent, animated, spirited,
attractive, inviting, intriguing,
provocative, though-provoking,
challenging, inspiring, involving,
moving, titillating, tantalizing,
exciting, entertaining, piquant,
lively, racy, spicy, engrossing,
absorbing, consuming, gripping,
arresting, enthralling,
spellbinding, curious,
enchanting, bewitching,
Keep — hold, retain, withhold,
preserve, maintain, sustain,
Kill — slay, execute, assassinate,
murder, destroy, cancel, abolish
Lazy — indolent, slothful, idle,
inactive, sluggish
Little — tiny, small, diminutive,
shrimp, runt, miniature, puny,
exiguous, dinky, cramped,
itsy-bitsy, microscopic, slight,
petite, minute
Look — gaze, see, glance,
watch, survey, study, seek,
search for, peek, peep, glimpse,
contemplate, examine, gape,
ogle, scrutinize, inspect, leer,
behold, observe, view, witness,
perceive, spy, sight, discover,
notice, recognize, peer, eye,
gawk, peruse, explore
Love — like, admire, esteem,
fancy, care for, cherish, adore,
treasure, worship, appreciate,
Make — create, originate,
invent, beget, form, construct,
design, fabricate, manufacture,
produce, build, develop, do,
effect, execute, compose,
perform, accomplish, earn, gain,
acquire, get
Mark — label, tag, price, ticket,
impress, effect, trace, imprint,
stamp, brand, sign, note, heed,
notice, designate
Mischievous — prankish,
playful, naughty, roguish,
waggish, impish, sportive
Move — plod, go, creep, crawl,
inch, poke, drag, toddle, shuffle,
trot, dawdle, walk, traipse,
mosey, jog, plug, trudge, slump,
lumber, trail, lag, run, sprint,
trip, bound, hotfoot, high-tail,
streak, stride, tear, breeze,
whisk, rush, dash, dart, bolt,
fling, scamper, scurry,
scoot, scuttle, scramble, race,
chase, hasten, hurry, hump,
gallop, lope, accelerate, stir,
travel, wander, roam, journey,
trek, ride, spin, slip, glide, slide,
slither, coast, flow, sail, saunter,
hobble, amble, stagger, paddle,
slouch, prance, straggle,
meander, perambulate, waddle,
wobble, pace, swagger,
promenade, lunge
Moody — temperamental,
changeable, short-tempered,
glum, morose, sullen, mopish,
testy, peevish, fretful, spiteful,
sulky, touchy
Neat — clean, orderly, tidy,
trim, dapper, natty, smart,
elegant, well-organized, super,
spruce, shipshape, well-kept,
New — fresh, unique, original,
unusual, novel, modern, current,
Old — feeble, frail, ancient,
weak, aged, used, worn,
dilapidated, ragged, faded,
former, old-fashioned,
outmoded, passe, veteran,
mature, venerable, primitive,
archaic, conventional,
customary, stale, musty,
obsolete, extinct
Part — portion, share, piece,
allotment, section, fraction,
Place — space, area, spot, plot,
region, location, situation,
position, residence, dwelling,
site, station, status, state
Plan — plot, scheme, design,
draw, map, diagram, procedure,
arrangement, intention, device,
contrivance, method, way,
Popular — well-liked, approved,
accepted, favorite, celebrated,
common, current
Predicament — quandary,
dilemma, pickle, problem,
plight, spot, sc ****, jam
Put — place, set, attach,
establish, assign, keep, save, set
aside, effect, achieve, do, build
Quiet — silent, still, soundless,
mute, tranquil, peaceful, calm,
Right — correct, accurate,
factual, true, good, just, honest,
upright, lawful, moral, proper,
suitable, apt, legal, fair
Run — race, speed, hurry,
hasten, sprint, dash, rush,
escape, elope, flee
Say/Tell — inform, notify,
advise, relate, recount, narrate,
explain, reveal, disclose, divulge,
declare, command, order, bid,
enlighten, instruct, insist, teach,
train, direct, issue, remark,
converse, speak, affirm,
suppose, utter, negate, express,
verbalize, voice, articulate,
pronounce, deliver, convey,
impart, assert, state, allege,
mutter, mumble, whisper, sigh,
exclaim, yell, sing, yelp, snarl,
hiss, grunt, snort, roar, bellow,
thunder, boom, scream, shriek,
screech, squawk, whine,
philosophize, stammer, stutter,
lisp, drawl, jabber, protest,
swear, vow, content, assure,
deny, dispute
Scared — afraid, frightened,
alarmed, terrified, panicked,
fearful, unnerved, insecure,
timid, shy,
skittish, jumpy, disquieted,
worried, vexed, troubled,
disturbed, horrified, terrorized,
petrified, haunted, timorous,
shrinking, tremulous, stupefied,
paralyzed, stunned,
Show — display, exhibit,
present, note, point to, indicate,
explain, reveal, prove,
Slow — unhurried, gradual,
leisurely, late, behind, tedious,
Stop — cease, halt, stay, pause,
discontinue, conclude, end,
finish, quit
Story — tale, myth, legend,
fable, yarn, account, narrative,
chronicle, epic, sage, anecdote,
record, memoir
Strange — odd, peculiar,
unusual, unfamiliar, uncommon,
queer, weird, outlandish,
unique, exclusive, irregular
Take — hold, catch, seize, grasp,
win, capture, acquire, pick,
choose, select, prefer, remove,
steal, lift, rob, engage, bewitch,
purchase, buy, retract, recall,
assume, occupy, consume
Tell — disclose, reveal, show,
expose, uncover, relate, narrate,
inform, advise, explain, divulge,
declare, command, order, bid,
recount, repeat
Think — judge, deem, assume,
believe, consider, contemplate,
reflect, mediate
Trouble — distress, anguish,
anxiety, worry, wretchedness,
pain, danger, peril, disaster,
misfortune, difficulty, concern,
pains, inconvenience, exertion,
True — accurate, right, proper,
precise, exact, valid, genuine,
real, actual, trusty, steady, loyal,
dependable, sincere, staunch
Ugly — hideous, frightful,
frightening, shocking, horrible,
unpleasant, monstrous,
gross, grisly, ghastly, horrid,
unsightly, plain, homely, evil,
repulsive, repugnant, gruesome
Unhappy — miserable,
uncomfortable, wretched,
heart-broken, unfortunate,
poor, downhearted,
sorrowful, depressed, dejected,
melancholy, glum, gloomy,
dismal, discouraged, sad
Use — employ, utilize, exhaust,
spend, expend, consume,
Wrong — incorrect, inaccurate,
mistaken, erroneous, improper,
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