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Quick Glance over Word Power (Type of words)

Apr 23, 2015 14:31 IST

    The experts of Jagranjosh.com have come forward to help the aspirants in attempting all the questions speedily with basic preparatory strategy. By providing basic concepts, we are trying to make the calculation faster than doing from long and traditional ones. Here we, come up with Word Power explaining type of words.

    Type of Words

    Synonyms: a word that means the same or almost the same, as another word in the same language either in all of its uses or in specific context.

    For example: abandon: forsake, leave, give up, relinquish

    Homonyms: a word that is spelled in the same way as one or more other words but has different meaning.

    For example: the noun and adjective ‘plane’ and ‘plain’ are pronounced the same spelled differently.

     Heteronym: Each of two words that are spelled the same but are different in the meaning.

    For example:  ‘bow’ (a ribbon) and ‘ bow’ ( of a ship).

    Acronym: A word formed with the initials or other parts of several words.

    For example: NATO from initial letters of ‘North Atlantic Treaty Organization’

    Antonym: a word that means opposite of one another.

    For example: hot is the antonym of cold

    Palindrome: a word, phrase, message or number that reads the same forward and backward.

    For example: Departer

    List of Commonly used Synonyms

    List of Commonly used Antonyms

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