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Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonym

  • Synonyms are words which have almost the same meaning for the given context.
  • Since some words have multiple meanings, one must specify the meaning associated with a synonym.
  • Dictionary, Thesaurus, Lexicon and Vocabulary are synonyms. Their usage depends on the context.
  • In general, Lexicon is a body of knowledge (or dictionary) of Latin and Greek.
  • At one time, Lexicon is a card game where players create words and score points. It was superseded by Scrabble.

Antonym

  • Antonyms are words which have almost the opposite meaning for the given context.
  • Since some words have multiple meanings, one must be careful of the meaning associated with an antonym.
  • For example, Love and Hate are antonyms.
  • In Pali, the antonyms of Lobha (Greed), Dosa (Anger or Hatred) and Moha (Ignorance of Delusion) are Alobha (Non-greed), Adosa (Non-hatred) and Amoha (Non-ignorance or Wisdom).

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