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A synonym is a word that has the same meaning, or nearly the same meaning, as another word or words in the language. Two words that can be interchanged in a particular context are said to be synonymous to each other. An example is joy and elation.

Here are other examples of synonyms:

Ask - appeal, appeal, beg, beseech, demand, implore, petition, request, solicit

Break - burst, destroy, fracture, rend, rupture, sever, shatter, smash, split, sunder

Candid - aboveboard, frank, honest, ingenuous, open, sincere, straightforward,

Duty - accountability, business, function, obligation, responsibility, righteousness

Fortitude - backbone, courage, endurance, grit, guts, heroism, pluck, resolution

Idle - inactive, indolent, inert, lazy, leisure, unemployed, unoccupied, vacant

Liberty - emancipation, freedom, independence, license, permission

Mix - amalgamate, blend, combine, commingle, compound, intermingle, merge

Nimble - active, agile, alert, brisk, bustling, flexible, speedy, spry, supple

Prudence - care, caution, circumspection, discretion, judiciousness, providence

Real - actual, authentic, certain, demonstrable, genuine, true, veritable

Sagacious - able, acute, discerning, intelligent, keen, perspicacious, shrewd, wise

Sing - carol, chant, chirp, chirrup, hum, warble

Stream - brook, channel, course, creek, current, flow, race, rill, rivulet, run

Truth - candor, frankness, honesty, ingenuousness, reality, veracity, verity

Verbal - literal, oral, vocal

Wit - badinage, banter, fun, humor, jest, jocularity, joke, waggery, witticism

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