SYNONYMS and ANTONYMS (describing character) A synonym is a word which means the same as another word: large and big are synonyms. An antonym is a word which means the opposite of another word: nice and horrible are antonyms. Ex.1) Match the adjectives (1-11) with their synonyms (A-K). Decide if each pair is positive or negative and write them in the chart. 1 angry A rational 2 calm B shy 3 vain C obstinate 4 intelligent D conceited 5 timid E clever 6 selfish F furious 7 impolite G egotistical 8 irritable H amiable 9 sensible I grumpy 10 stubborn going J easy- 11 friendly K rude search. The Positive _______________________ Negative _____angry – furious ______ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ _______________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ Ex.2) Find 8 words which all mean ‘ sad’ in this word synonyms are given in the box. U P S E T K M N H A P A B V S L U F R H U V C I D E S O A T E I S E R P Y W G I N H L A E T O I E R O O R O M L H S Y A B L E P I T I F U L 1sad 2 furious 3 miserable 4 sensitive 5 tearful 6 gloomy 7 pitiful 8 vain 9 unhappy 10 upset 11 mad 12 morose Ex. 3) Choose the correct antonym for each word. Ex.4) Complete the sentences with the words you selected in Ex.3) 1 timid A noisy B brave 2 truthful A false B different 3 neat A messy B reliable 4 miserable A active B cheerless C obstinate D fine C incorrect C lazy C cheerful D dishonest D tidy D funny 5 sensitive A impolite B upset C thick-skinned D angry 6 modest A shy B conceited C selfish 7 grumpy A contented B sensible C cross D timid D tired 1The ___________ man would not stop talking about himself. 2 Jack is not ___________________ enough. 3 Ann sighed, feeling more _____________ than she had felt in days. 4 Ted tried to remain ____________ even though he had failed the test. 5 It would be ___________ of me to pretend that I enjoyed the evening. 6 He was very ___________ about his operation. 7 The world is a lovely, _____________ place.