Synonym and Antonym

Synonyms and antonyms of any language not only enrich the language but also accelerate its natural flow. By the use of synonyms one can avoid the boring repetition of any word or expression. Synonyms and antonyms can also enhance one’s vocabulary knowledge of a language.

Synonyms: Synonyms are those words or expressions that have the same meaning or nearly the same meaning in the same language. For example – liberty, liberation, freedom, independence and emancipation are all synonyms of each other.

Antonyms: Antonyms are those words or expressions that have the opposite meaning. For example – the antonym of ‘independence’ is ‘dependence’.

Outerexterior, external, outside, outwardinner, interior, central, inside, inward, internal
Proletarianpoor/needyeminent, illustrious, notable, prominent
Launchpropulsion, inaugurate, initiate, introduce, pioneer,end, finish, halt, stop, terminate
Prepareready, prep stop, halt
Began finished
Faultless faulty
Later earlier
Dynamic Static
Plan Aimlessness
Suit Misadjust/mismatch
Aptitude Apathy/averseness
Vary Differ
Citizen Non-citizen/non-native
A lotMuch/huge 
Win Lose
Anger satisfaction
Cordiality Unfriendliness/insincerity/heartlessness
Eager Uneager
Mere Ample/ huge
AlertAttentive/ aware 
Latent Overt/ apparent
Guide Misguide/mislead
Fascinating Unattractive/boring
Interest Curiosity/enthusiasm
Impatient Patient
ContainPossess/ consist 
Illogical Logical
Perfect Imperfect
Ethical Unethical/immoral
Good lookingBeautiful/attractive/pretty/charming 
Shiny Dull/dark
Slender Fat/bulky
Stylish Unfashionable
Appreciate Depreciate
Notice Neglect
AmbitionDesire/ Goal/dream 
Proficiency Inefficiency/incompetence
Equally Unequally
Presumably Certainly/ surely/ obviously
Qualify Disqualify
Obviously Uncertainly/probably
IdealModel/ perfect 
Make Destroy/ruin/spoil
MethodWay/ process 
Convincing Unconvincing
Praise Criticize
Angry Pleased/satisfied
Simple Critical/complex
Unique Common/general
Mighty Weak/ powerless
Reliable unreliable
Valuable Valueless
Happiness Unhappiness/ sorrow / sadness
Popular Unpopular/ notorious/ infamous/
FormType/ kind 
EntertainmentAmusement/ recreation 
Multinational national
Pay Receive/take/accept
Maximum minimum
Recognition Denial/ignorance/refusal
Conservative Liberal/modern/open-minded/ generous
Early Late/delayed
Believe Trust/rely
All nothing
Poverty richness
Same Opposite/different/various
Unique Common/ ordinary/ general
Native Foreign
Emerge Disappear / vanish
Control uncontrol
Intelligibility unintelligibility/Obscurity/ambiguity
Success Failure
Great Common/ignoble/ordinary
Follow Disobey/ neglect/ violate
Never always
Desirable Undesirable/unwanted/unexpected
Brutal kind
Human Inhuman
Located dislocated
CalledNamed/ termed 
SurroundedEncircled/ occupied 
Started Ended/finished/completed
Largest Smallest
Industrious Lazy
Love Hate
Moving Stagnant/ still/ static
Grateful Ungrateful
Perplexing Pleasing
Upsetting Encouraging
Evil Good
Sooner later
Better worse
OppressorSuppressor/ torturer 
Accepted Unaccepted/ Rejected
Sincerity insincerity
Complexity simplicity
Envy love
Impacteffect/ influence 
Importancesignificance/ necessity 
Never always
Weaker stronger
Discourage encourage
Best worst
Success failure
Friend foe/enemy
Need Ignore/avoid
Provejustify/ show 
False true
Harm help/assist/benefit
Laugh cry
Fair unfair/ugly
Equal unequal/discriminatory
Division unity
Good bad
Impossible possible
Lazy industrious/ active
Possible impossible
Precious valueless
Outward inward
Glamour unattractiveness
Shine fade/ darken
Intrinsicinherent/ inborn 
Morality immorality
Narrow broad/wide
Include exclude
Broad narrow
Certain uncertain
Employedused/ applied 
Curse blessing
Cause reason 
Ignorance knowledge/ literacy
Succeedprosper/ progress 
Eradicated uneradicated
Vast small
Gigantic tiny
Group individual/separate
Dynamic inactive/lethargic
Grow compress/shrink
Real artificial/fake
Entered exited/came out
Abandonabdicate, leave, quit, desert, discardchase, follow, undertake, accept
Accumulateassemble, gather, collect, store, hoard, congregate, rallydisperse, scatter, spread, dissipate, distribute
Adverseantagonistic, unfavourable, critical, hostile, negative, unkind, censoriousfavourable, propitious, appropriate, advantageous, congenial
Alarmingfrightful, terrible, fearful, ominoushopeful, bright, auspicious
Animosityenmity, hostility, antagonism, aversion, antipathy, acrimony, grudge, Resentment, vindictivenessamity, love, friendliness, sympathy, good will, sweetness, cordiality
Annihilatedestroy, suppress, cancel, extinguishestablish, support, promote, make, build, produce, found
Apparentclear, visible, obvious, evident, manifesthidden, obscure, secret, covert, latent
Arrogancehaughtiness, pride, conceit, egotismmodesty, politeness, humanity
Auspiciousfavourable, suitable, propitious, happy, fortunate, opportune, good, promisingunfavourable, inauspicious, hopeless, unhappy, unlucky
Bankruptinsolvent, destitute, indigent, ruinedrich, well-off, solvent, prosperous
Barreninfertile, unproductive, sterile, bleakfertile, productive
Beneficialuseful, helpful, valuable, positiveuseless, harmful, detrimental
Benevolentgenerous, kind, merciful, charitable, graciouscruel, unkind, inhuman, malicious, selfish
Bonafidegenuine, real, sincere, authentic, legitimate, actual, true, valid, legalbogus, false, inauthentic, counterfeit
Boringdull, uninteresting, tedious, troublesome, monotonous, dreary, lackluster, Tiresomeinteresting, enjoyable, amusing, pleasant, delightful
Brevityshortness, conciseness, pithiness, terseness, succinctness, concisionlengthiness, verbosity, grandiloquence
Buoyantfloating, hopeful, cheerful, lively, vivacious, afloat, lighthearted, upbeat, Optimisticdepressed, cheerless, moody, joyless
Candidfrank, open, sincere, straightforward, outspoken, honest, sincere, truthfulreserved, insincere, enigmatic,mysterious
Capriciouschangeful, whimsical, fanciful, freakish, inconsistent, flexiblefirm, rigid, constant, inflexible
Compulsoryobligatory, mandatory, coerciveoptional, voluntary, charitable
Complacentpleased, satisfied, content, happy, smug, contentdissatisfied, unhappy, discontented, anxious
Conduciveeffective, productive, good, useful, promotive, beneficial, contributiverepugnant, preventive, counteractive, destructive, bad, injurious, harmful
Conspiciousdistinguished, manifest, visible, prominent, famous, noticeable, observableobscure, invisible, inconspicuous
Cordialwarm, earnest, sincere, hearty, loving, genial, affable, friendly, amiable, Jovialcold, insincere, distant, formal, unfriendly, ceremonious
Decreaseabate, lower, curtail, lessen, diminish, reduce, wane, decline, cut, dwindle, Shrinkexpand, increase, grow, extend, enlarge, amplify, augment
Deliberateintentional, willful, planned, conscious, purposeful, premeditatedunintentional, inadvertent, unwilling, unwitting
Desirableacceptable, proper, suitable, advisableobjectionable, undesirable, improper, evil, unadvisable
Destroyannihilate, ruin, obliterate, demolish, undo, subvert, overthrow, devastatebuild, construct, create, repair, make
Diligentactive, industrious, hardworking, assiduous, attentiveindolent, lazy, idle, inactive
Directstraight, quick, immediate, prompt, instant, right awayindirect, slow, belated
Dispersescatter, spread, disband, diffuse, break up, dispel, dissipategather, assemble, collect, meet, accumulate
Dreadfulfearful, terrible, horrible, frightful, awful, alarming, monstrous, shockingpleasing, pleasant, delightful, charming, hopeful, encouraging
Elegantpolished, refined, graceful, decent, handsome, grand, luxuriouscoarse, rude, inelegant, ungraceful, simple, vulgar
Encourageincite, stimulate, urge, impel, inspireprevent, discourage, dissuade, deter, dishearten
Enthusiasmzeal, passion, eagerness, interest, keenness, fervour, zestcontempt, indifference, callousness, coldness, repugnance
Ephemeralfugitive, momentary, transient, temporary, fleeting, evanescent, mortalpermanent, eternal, perpetual, immortal, perennial
Fascinatecharm, attract, captivate, enthrall, affect, mesmerize, absorbbore, irritate, disturb, disgust
Fatalmortal, deadly, destructive, dangerous, calamitous, harmful, serious, graveharmless, wholesale, notorious, constructive, beneficial
Feeblefaint, weak, vain, frail, scanty, forceless, nervelessstrong, robust, active, vigorous, muscular
Fertileproductive, prolific, fecund, conducivebarren, sterile, ineffective, unproductive, fruitless, infertile
Flexibleplaint, supple, elastic, changeable, ductile, lithe, bendy, bendablehard, rigid, inflexible, tough, inelastic
Frivoloussilly, trivial, petty, worthless, triflingserious, grave, earnest, important
Gallantbold, brave, courageous, valiant, heroic, fearless, chivalrouscowardly, timid, churlish, fearful
Generousliberal, lavish, kind, bountiful, cordial, magnanimous, open-heartedmean, niggardly, miserly, churlish, selfish, closefisted
Gorgeouspompous, grand, magnificent, splendid, superb, costlycheap, simple, colourless, threadbare, dingy
Gratifyplease, satisfy, gladden, rewarddisplease, disappoint, dishearten, dissatisfy, sadden
Guesssuppose, conjecture, surmise, imagine, infer, predictexamine, prove, investigate, deduce, establish
Handsomebeautiful, lovely, pretty, graceful, elegant, comelyugly, ill-looking, unattractive, unpleasant, horrible
Haphazardchaotic, confusing, disorderly, unsystematic, unmethodicalorganized, systematic, planned, methodical
Hazardperil, risk, danger, jeopardysafety, security, protection, certainty
Hinderretard, debar, embarrass, impede, thwart, block, prevent, interrupt, stop, Obstructenable, promote, expedite, facilitate, accelerate
Hypocrisyaffectation, deception, pretension, falsification, duplicityhonesty, sincerity, integrity, uprightness
Ignoblemean, base, detestable, shameful, dishonourableexalted, lofty, grand, eminent, illustrious, brilliant, notable
Impedimentblock, hindrance, obstacle, obstructionsupport, succour, aid, help, assistance
Inclementsevere, rough, harsh, cruel, rigorous, awful, tyrannicalgenial, mild, clement, merciful, benign
Indifferencecoolness, carelessness, apathy, callousness, insensibilityeagerness, interest, affection, ardour, zeal, enthusiasm
Indulgenttolerant, complaint, tender, affectionatesevere, harsh, rough, cruel, intolerant
Jealousenvious, covetous, suspicious, wary, grudging, resentfulunenvious, satisfied, liberal
Judiciouswise, thoughtful, sagacious, expedient, prudent, sensible, discreetindiscreet, unwise, silly, rash, foolish, inexpedient, imprudent
Juvenileyoung, youthful, childish, boyish, girlish, immature, adolescentsenile, mature, manly, womanly, adult, aged
Kindlywarmly, cordially, gently, generously, politely, patiently, sympatheticallycruelly, impolitely, harshly, rudely, mercilessly
Knowledgeableeducated, learned, experienced, intelligent, scholarlyignorant, uneducated, unaware, foolish, stupid, inexperienced
Laconiccurt, terse, epigrammatic, reticentwordy, eloquent, circumlocutory
Languidspiritless, exhausted, flagging, pining, droopingactive, strong, healthy, robust, vigorous
Lengthenprolong, extend, expand, increase, continue, stretchcurtail, shorten, reduce, decrease, belittle, abbreviate
Liberalcopious, bountiful, catholic, bounteous, progressive, moderate, generousconservative, mean, traditional, narrow-minded, bigoted
Ludicriousfunny, ridiculous, farcical, comic, comical, laughabletragic, serious, grave, sad, doleful, mournful, somber
Mediocreaverage, commonplace, medium, ordinary, second-rate, middlingdistinctive, exceptional, extraordinary, brilliant, excellent, superior
Miserablewretched, despicable, abject, forlorn, pitiable, worthless, sad, intolerablehappy, worthy, comfortable, respectable, delightful, pleasant
Modestyhumility, purity, bashfulness, politeness, diffidence, sobrietyvanity, conceit, effrontery, shamelessness, wantonness
Mustystale, outdated, obsolete, fetid, rank, fusty, mildewedbalmy, fresh, odorous, fragrant, aromatic
Naughtybad, wicked, disobedient, mischievous, roguishambiguous, cloudy, hazy, imprecise, indistinct, misty, obscure, vague
Nervousshaky, jumpy, timid, anxious, hesitantgood, mild, polite, obedient, well-behaved
Nebulousclear, certain, precise, distinct, brightbrave, courageous, bold, confident, valiant, calm, cool
Nominalso-called, symbolic, titular, trivial, insignificantactual, genuine, real, important, essential, substantial
Objectoppose, disapprove, argue, complain, protest, refuseaccept, approve, agree
Objectionableunpleasant, unacceptable, offensive, obnoxious, disagreeable, detestable, Despicablepleasant, acceptable, agreeable, welcome
Obliviousignorant, negligent, unaware, careless, heedless, unconsciousaware, conscious, observant, mindful
Obscenebawdy, coarse, indecent, filthy, foul, gross, lewd, licentious, offensiveclean, decent, decorous, wholesome, pure
Obsoleteold, ancient, out-dated, outmoded, outworn, old-fashionedcurrent, new, modern, up-to-date, contemporary
Pacifycalm down, soothe, appease, tranquilise, mollify, placateexcite, irritate, rouse, exasperate, agitate, provoke
Pastimediversion, sport, recreation, entertainment, amusementwork, labour, business, occupation, profession
Perilousdangerous, hazardous, risky, unsafe, horrible, terrible, fearfulsecure, safe, sound, certain, comfortable
Permitapprove, let, allow, authorize, encourage, content, sanctiondisallow, stop, prevent, check, forbid, prohibit
Perversewick, mean, bad, untoward, stubborn, immoral, wayward, unmanageable, Intractable, viciousdocile, ductile, amenable, governable, manageable, complacent
Preciouscostly, valuable, dear, expensive, priceless, prizedcheap, worthless, inexpensive, valueless, ordinary, base
Qualifiedcompetent, suitable, eligible, capable, efficient, experienced, able, proficient, Talentedunqualified, unable, inexperienced, incapable, incompetent, unskilled
Queerstrange, abnormal, odd, eccentric, curious, crazy, unnatural, peculiarcommon, ordinary, usual, natural, familiar, customary, normal
Quitewholly, truly, altogether, entirely, totally, completely, perfectly, fairlybarely, hardly, partially, scarcely
Rapidswift, speedy, fast, prompt, hastyslow, lazy, tardy, sluggish, leisurely, belated
Rebukechide, reprove, censure, reprimand, scold, admonish, reproachpraise, commend, admire, encourage, applaud, appreciate, eulogise
Reducelessen, diminish, decrease, curtail, shorten, contract, weakenincrease, expand, enlarge, lengthen, extend, augment
Relishtaste, appetite, zest, gusto, flavourdisrelish, disflavour, nauseousness, insipidity
Remedyredress, relief, cure, solution, treatment, antidote, reparationmalady, disease, sickness, infection, illness
Repealabolish, cancel, annul, revoke, abrogate, rescind, discontinuesanction, enact, continue, establish, pass, confirm
Rusticawkward, boorish, clumsy, pastoral, uncouth, uncultured, rough, ruralpolished, refined, cultured, sophisticated, urban
Sacredholy, heavenly, religious, divine, blessed, solemn, devout, godlymundane, profane, irreligious, secular, ungodly, temporal, unholy
Satisfygratify, please, fulfill, gladden, amuse, meetfail, disappoint, displease, dissatisfy
Shabbyragged, beggarly, threadbare, dirty, paltrysmart, tidy, neat, clean, fashionable
Solitarylonely, isolated, secluded, deserted, uninhabitedpopulous, social, inhabited, well-frequented
Tactfulcareful, diplomatic, discreet, politic, skilful, prudentcareless, rude, tactless, impolitic, imprudent
Tangibleactual, real, definite, manifest, evident, concrete, positive, substantial, Materialintangible, abstract, indefinite, unreal, negative, untouchable
Terminatecease, close, complete, conclude, finish, wind up, stopbegin, start, commence, initiate
Unanimouscommon, concerted, harmonious, joint, uniteddiscordant, divided, disunited, split
Vacateleave, quit, abandon, withdraw, desert, evacuateoccupy, capture, enter, fill, take
Weakendilute, impair, paralyse, debilitate, enfeebleempower, confirm, strengthen, invigorate
Zenithacme, climax, height, peak, summit, top, vertexnadir, bottom, depth, lowest point
AntagonisticProductive, Bountiful, Rich, 
AudacityAggressive, Hostile, Unfriendly, Intimidate 
IndispensableImportant, Crucial, Vital, Necessary, Essential 
ReleasedFree, Unrestricted, Unconfined, Open, Liberated 
FascinatedEnthralled, Captivated, Mesmerized, Rapt 
FeasibleRealistic, Practical, Reasonable, Convenient 
HygienicClean, Sterile, Germ-free, Sanitary 
AmiableSociable, Friendly, Cordial, Kind 
EradicateEliminate, Destroy, Exterminate, Remove 
Favourableympathetic, Constructive, Caring, Compassionate 
DulcetSweet, Melodious, Pleasant, Pleasurable, lovely 
HonestTruthful, Frank, Candid, Open, Sincere, Direct 
NotoriousInfamous, Dishonourable, Wicked 
DeliberatePurposeful, Determined, Firm, Dogged 
Believable Unbelievable, Amazing, Incredible
Prudent Reckless, Wild, Careless, Hasty
Lethargic Energetic, Active, Vigorous, Bouncing
Immortality Mortality, Death, Transience
Beneficial Harmful, Damaging, Hurtful, Dangerous
Pleased Displeased, Discontented, Unhappy, Unsatisfied
Peaceful Violent, Brutal, Cruel, Vicious
Reticent Talkative, Garrulous, Chatty,
Spendthrift Calculative, Careful, Cautious
Infidel Unfaithful, Traitorous, Disloyal
Aggravate Develop, Extend, Enlarge, Expand
Tentative Exact, Sure
Filthy Clean, Clear
Flattery Insult, Abuse, Offense
Superficial Interior, Inherent
Shabby Clean, Fresh, Spotless
Serene Bustling, Lively
Reticent Talkative, Chatty, Garrolous
Relinquish Join, Link, Unite
Refute Prove, Establish, Verify, Confirm
Omnipotent Powerless, Helpless, Weak, Incapable
Sanguine Doubtful, Uncertain, Hesitate
Eradicate Establish, Construct
Alleviate Aggravate, Worsen
Deceptive Honest, Frank, Candid
Peril Safety, Security, Protection
Antipathy Friendship, fellow feeling
Pacify Antagonize, Irritate
StrangeOdd, weird, eccentric, uncanny, peculiar 
 RevealDisclose, Make public, Expose, Make known, Divulge 
MomentousSignificant, Important, Vital, Crucial, Meaningful 
DurabilityStability, Strength, Resilience, Permanence, Sturdiness 
Unkempt Clean, Fresh
Terseness length, Span, Duration
Deteriorate Improve, Recover, progress
CatastropheDisaster, Calamity, Misfortune, Ruin, Devastation, Tragedy 
DiffuseDistribute, Circulate, Spread, Scatter, Disperse 
ScarcityShortage, Lack, Dearth, Deficiency, Famine 
EnduringStable, Lasting, Endure, Durable 
LiberalOpen-minded, Broad-minded, Tolerant, Moderate, Freethinking,Noninterventionist 
AwkwardUncomfortable, Discomfited, Embarrassed, ill at ease 
TalkativeGarrulous, Loquacious, Chatty, Fluent, Glib 
ClandestineSecret, Underground, Concealed, Covert, Stealthy 
LucrativeProductive, Profitable, Rewarding, Worthwhile, Beneficial 
DelicateFragile, Frail, Weak, Flimsy, Subtle, Insubstantial 
VigilantWatchful, Cautious, Attentive, Alert, Heedful, Observant 
VulgarRude, Offensive, Crude, Naughty, Bad 
UnanimousCommon, Agreed, Undisputed, Undivided 
Artificial Natural
Asleep Awake
Add Reduce

Read the passage and then write the antonym or synonym of the words as directed below. 

1. Spring is certainly the best season of the year. Most of the people are fond of this season. It is the favourite season of poets too. It is called the queen of seasons. Spring comes after the winter season. It begins from the middle of February and last till the middle of April. As the spring season sets in, the earth looks lovely and charming. The trees put forth new leaves. Nature looks charming. Many kinds of beautiful flowers bloom during this season.

(a) certainly (antonym); (b) season (synonym); (c) favourite (synonym); (d) come (antonym); (e) begin (synonym); (f) lasts (synonym); (g) lovely (antonym); (h) new (antonym); (i) look (synonym); (j) beautiful (antonym).

2.  Shahan is an affluent man now. Through hard work and devotion, he has managed to turn the wheels of fortune. He was an unemployed youth of an impoverished family. Through new knowledge, hard work and perseverance, he has brought prosperity to his family. Shahan first received training in vegetable cultivation. Then he got a lease of land in his village and applied his new and improved knowledge to cultivating vegetables. He earned taka 25,000 as profit that year. In the same way he bought some land and used it entirely to cultivate cauliflowers. He has also been raising hybrid cows for milk as well as to produce manure. Shahan’s lot has changed radically. He is now very happy to be a self-sufficient man.

(a) affluent (antonym); (b) manage (antonym); (c) turn (synonym); (d) fortune (synonym); (e) impoverish (antonym); (f) cultivate (synonym); (g) sufficient (synonym); (h) raise (synonym); (i) radically (antonym); (j) improve (antonym).

3.  Mrs. Alim loves to gossip. She lives in an apartment block. There are five more families in the building. She has an experienced cook, so she does not have to do any cooking. Almost everyday around eleven o’clock she goes to visit one of her neighbors in the other apartments mostly to gossip. Most of the housewives she visits do not have much house-help and they use this time to cook, clean or do other households. But Mrs. Alim does not seem to be bothered. She does not mind discussing the personal matters of one family with other.

(a) love (antonym); (b) live (synonym); (c) experienced (synonym); (d) visit (synonym); (e) gossip (synonym); (f) use (antonym); (g) clean (antonym); (h) households (synonym); (i) bothered (synonym); (j) personal (antonym).

4.  A library serves as the best source of knowledge both for the students and the teachers. It is a large collection of books. Among these there are books on courses that are taught in different classes. There are books on extracurricular subjects also. In the library newspapers and periodicals are also found. The library caters to the tastes of different people. Books are arranged in shelves in a definite order. There are library assistants who are also helpful for the readers. One head librarian looks after the library. So the readers do not have any problem in taking out the right book. There is also a reading room where silence prevails. One can also take books from the library for reading at home by submitting one’s library card to the librarian.

(a) source (synonym) (b) collection (synonym) (c) extracurricular ) (antonym) (d) arrange(synonym)  (e) definite (synonym (f) assistant (antonym) (g) problem (synonym) (synonym) (h) right (antonym) (i) silence (j) submit  (antonym)

5.  It is very natural that man loves his life most of all things and he wants to live or survive a bit longer at any cost. However, every year thousands of people commit suicide in Bangladesh. It is seen that most of the people committing suicide are those married women who depend on their husbands for their living. But why do they commit suicide when people love their lives most? Most probably, they decide to kill themselves because they feel entirely helpless and meaningless to live. The bitterness and sufferings of life become totally unbearable. However, the incident of suicide among the self-reliant women is very rare.

(a) natural (synonym); (b) love (antonym); (c) survive (synonym); (d) commit (synonym); (e) woman (synonym); (f) depend (synonym); (g) living (synonym); (h) entirely (synonym); (i) meaningless (antonym); (j) rare (antonym). 

6. The National Memorial is a symbol of the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is located at Savar, Dhaka. Its foundation was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day in 1972. The entire complex covers an area of 126 acres. It will include a mosque, a library and a museum. The museum will preserve the relics of the Liberation War. There is a series of 7 towers that rise by stages to a height of 150 feet. These seven towers represent the seven heroes who made supreme sacrifice in the Liberation War. The height of the towers stands for the high sacrifice of every martyr. There are several graves of the martyrs close to the tower. Standing before the graves we bow down our heads in respect of their sacrifice.  

(a) liberation (synonym); (b) foundation (synonym); (c) entire (antonym); (d) cover (antonym); (e) include (antonym); (f) rise (antonym); (g) represent (synonym); (h) supreme (synonym); (i) before (antonym); (j) respect (antonym)

7.  Einstein was very simple in his ways of life. He was indifferent to his fame. Once the queen of Belgium invited him to Brussels. When he got down from the train, he could not think that there were actually many gorgeously dressed officials to receive him at the station. The officials also expected somebody who would appear to be rich and aristocratic to them. They never imagined that this shabby man would be Einstein.

(a) simple (synonym); (b) indifferent (synonym); (c) fame (antonym); (d) actually (synonym); (e) gorgeously (synonym); (f) receive (synonym); (g) expected (antonym); (h) rich (synonym); (i) aristocratic (synonym); (j) shabby (synonym).

8.  The effects of greenhouse effect are too many to be described. Its effects is very devastating and destructive. It effect is a dangerous threat to human existence and to animal and plant lives. Climatologists predict that by midway through this century temperature may have risen by as much as 4C. This could seriously reduce mankind’s ability to grow food, destroy or serverely damage wildlife and wilderness, raise sea levels and thereby flood coastal areas and farmland. Bangladesh is very much vulnerable to frequent natural disasters. Annual visitations of cyclones and floods are routine but nonetheless sudden and fatal in their wild rage. The yearly damages they leave behind are enormous. However, our people are accustomed to cyclones and floods. But another creeping disaster is gather in fury is the greenhouse effect for which the people are not prepared at all and the state appears to be taking no notice. It is the danger of rising sea level from the greenhouse effect.

(a) described (synonym); (b) destructive (antonym); (c) dangerous (antonym); (d) reduce (antonym); (e) vulnerable (antonym); (f) disasters (antonym); (g) damages (synonym); (h) enormous (synonym); (i) accustomed (synonym); (j) appear (antonym).

9.  Zahir Raihan was one of the most talented film makers in Bangladesh. He was born on 19 August 1935 in the village Majupur, in Feni district. He was an active worker of the Language Movement. He was one of the ten students to go out in a procession on 21 February 1952 despite a ban on such activities. As a result, he and many other were arrested and taken to prison. Zahir was also present at the historical meeting of Amtala on February 21, 1953. He also took pat in the mass movement in 1969. In 1971, he joined the Liberation War. All through his life, Zahir dreamt for a democratic society that will ensure freedom of speech and will. He had many dreams about our film industry too. He made a legendary film Jibon Theke Neya based on the Language Movement of 1952. It was a revolt against the then autocratic government.


(a) active (antonym); (b) many (antonym); (c) present (antonym); (d) mass (synonym); (e) join (antonym); (f) liberation (synonym); (g) democratic (antonym); (h) speech (antonym); (i) against (antonym); (j) autocratic (antonym).

10.  Globalisaion is now dependent on technology. The electronic transformation of information has quickened banking and financial activities. Some products like software and TV programmes are also amenable to digital or electronic transmission. Today we can buy and sell goods through the electronic screen. Last of all, computer has brought about a revolutionary change.

Now write synonyms or antonyms as directed and make sentences with them: 

(a) dependent (antonym); (b) quicker (synonym); (c) amenable (synonym); (d) buy (antonym); (e) revolutionary (synonym).

11.  Ismail Hossain is an affluent man now. Through hard work and devotion, he has managed to turn the wheels of fortune. He was an unemployed youth of an impoverished family from Ekdala village in Natore Sadar thana. Through new knowledge, hard work and perseverance, he has brought prosperity to his family. Ismail Hossain studies up to class eight. Poverty then forces him to look for work. He receives the training programme of the Natore Horticulture Center. He seems to be an enthusiastic youth. Ismail cultivated many flowers. He earns a lot of money by selling flowers in the local market. Thus Ismail Hossain was able to change life and became happy.

(a) affluent (synonym); (b) fortune (antonym); (c) unemployed (antonym); (d) knowledge (synonym); (e) look for (synonym); (f) receive (synonym); (g) enthusiastic (synonym); (h) earn (synonym); (i) able (synonym); (j) happy (antonym).

12. An earthquake is a catastrophe. Every year it kills innumerable people in many countries. In Bangladesh a major earthquake may occur at any moment. So our experts are alarmed by the repetition of the minor earthquakes. The our country lies in the active earthquake zone is known to us.

(a) catastrophe (synonym); (b) kill (antonym); (c) innumerable (synonym); (d) major (antonym); (e) occur (synonym); (f) expert (synonym); (g) alarm (antonym); (h) repetition (synonym); (i) active (antonym); (j) known (antonym).

13.  Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. Located (a) (syn) on the Buriganga river in the heart of the Bengal Delta. Dhaka has an estimated (b) (syn) population of (more) (c) (ant) than 15 million people. It is the (largest) (d) (syn) city in Bangladesh and one of the (biggest) (e) (ant) cities of the world. Dhaka is one of the (major) (f) (ant) cities of South Asia. It is (known) (g) (syn) as the city of Mosques. The city is also (described) (h) (syn) as the rickshaw capital of the world. Dhaka is also one of the world’s most densely populated cities. The (old) (i) (ant) city of Dhaka was the Mughal capital of Bengal in the 17th century. It was named in (honour) (j) (ant) of emperor Shajahan.

14.  Facebook is a very popular social networking site of all time. The popularity of facebook has increased drastically. Within 6 years of its launch, facebook reached one billion users milestone. Nowadays it has become a very important part of life. Actually, it is a social networking website that was originally designed for college students, but is now open to anyone with 13 years of age or older. Facebook users can create and customize their own profiles with photos, videos and other information about themselves. Facebook is an effective way of finding old friends and connecting to new ones.

(a) popular (antonym), (b) drastically (antonym), (c) launch (synonym), (d) very (synonym), (e) social (synonym), (f) originally (synonym), (g) open (antonym), (h) create (antonym), (i) customize (synonym), (j) effective (antonym).

15.  Napoleon, the king of France, was a great hero. He won many battles and conquered many countries of Europe. One day he was walking along the seashore. Suddenly he noticed a wonderful thing. An English boy was making a small boat. They boy was immediately brought before him. The king asked him why he was making such a tiny boat. The boy said confidently, “I shall cross the sea. My country is on the other side of the sea. I shall go to my country by this boat. I didn’t see my mother for a good long time.” The king was charmed by the words of the small boy. He made all arrangements to send him to his country.

(a) hero (synonym); (b) battle (synonym); (c) many (antonym); (d) along (antonym); (e) shore (synonym); (f) wonderful (antonym); (g) tiny (antonym); (h) confidently (antonym); (i) arrangements (synonym); (j) country (synonym)

16.  Beauty is easy to appreciate but difficult to define. As we look around, we discover beauty in pleasurable objects and sights in nature, in the laughter of children, in the kindness of strangers. But asked to define, we run into difficulties. Does beauty have an independent objective identity? Is it universal, or is it dependent on our sense perceptions? Does it lie in the eye of the beholder? —— we ask ourselves. A further difficulty arises when beauty manifests itself not only by its presence, but by its absence as well, as when we are repulsed by ugliness and desire beauty. But then ugliness has as much a place in our lives as beauty, or may be more as when there is widespread hunger and injustice in a society. Philosophers have told us that beauty is an important part of life, but isn’t ugliness a part of life too?

(a) beauty (antonym); (b) appreciate (antonym); (c) discover (synonym); (d) pleasure (synonym); (e) stranger (antonym); (f) universal (antonym); (g) perception (synonym); (h) beholder (synonym); (i) manifest (antonym); (j) repulse (synonym).

17.  “It will be better than for me to try to send him things. I could so easily duplicate-skates, for instance.” She blinked her honest spinster’s eyes. “There’s not much use for skates here,” she said. Her stupidity annoyed me. “What I mean,” I said. “Is that I don’t want to duplicate the things his mother sends him. I might have chosen skates if I didn’t know she had already given them to him.” She stared at me. “I don’t understand,” she said. He has no mother. He has no skates.”

(a) try (synonym); (b) duplicate (synonym); (c) instance (synonym); (d) blinked (synonym); (e) stupidity (antonym); (f) annoyed (antonym); (g) mean (synonym); (h) send (synonym); (i)understand (synonym); (j) no (antonym).

18.  A country mouse lived in a field of barley. He made a nest and hung it, upon two stalks of  barley. The nest was very small and very light. The country mouse ate barley and the roots of other plants. A mouse from the town came to see the country mouse. The town mouse was very quick and clever. His home was in a big house in the town. The country mouse gave the town mouse dinner in the barley field. He brought out the very best barley and roots for the meal. But the town mouse did not enjoy his dinner. “My poor friend,” he said, “in town we have much nicer food than this. You must come to see where I live. I shall give you all sorts of good things to eat.” The town mouse returned to his home taking the country mouse with him. They went to a big house.

(a) lived (synonym); (b) made (antonym); (c) small (synonym); (d) light (antonym); (e) see (synonym); (f) clever (antonym); (g) gave (synonym); (h) enjoy (antonym); (i) returned (synonym); (j) taking (antonym).

19.  Morality is the best virtue of mankind at any individual, social and global level. Heavenly qualities like love, affection, respect etc. are developed from morality. Human activities with a sense of morality are always free from social ills and vices. But, nowadays, severe moral degradation is destroying the peaceful and meaningful existence of human beings. For the lack of morality, we can never have a truthful, honest and durable democratic, socio-economic, administrative and judicial institution. Creating awareness is the easiest way to develop the moral sense among people. Motivation and encouragement always bring positive results.Therefore, arranging seminars, symposia at different levels of society will help moral uplifting. So, we must try to create awareness at family and social levels to develop our moral sense.

(a) morality (antonym); (b) heavenly (antonym); (c) developed (synonym); (d) vice (antonym); (e) peaceful (antonym); (f) existence (synonym); (g) durable (antonym); (h) encouragement (synonym); (i) uplifting (synonym); (j) awareness (synonym).

20. Over the past several decades, technology has become a fixture in many homes around the world, and its influence has permeated into all facets of our lives, including educational settings. This phenomenon has been hailed by many as the wave of the future in which language instruction will be driven by new advances in computers, the Internet, and mobile technologies. However, how we go about integrating technology into our classrooms can have a huge impact on whether a technologically-driven classroom succeeds or fails, even with lowtech solutions. So, where lies the praise or blame for the success or failure of technology? Will a Utopian view of pedagogically-sound teaching prevail in our classrooms, or will teachers soon abandon high-tech gadgets and return more to traditional materials? Because the use of the Internet has become so widespread, this article will focus attention on that medium, starting with some historical perspective on computers and then suggest a few practical ideas to improving successful integration of the Internet and language teaching.

(a) permeated (synonym); (b) integrate (antonym); (c) praise (antonym); (d) abandon (synonym); (e) perspective (synonym).

21.  In August 25, 2014 the issue of The Daily Star, there were articles about two places which are far apart. But both were chilling reminders that global warming is not just a theory. It is already here and having devastating effect. In the back page, the article “Polar ice shrinking rapidly” states that the two largest ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, are melting and getting reduced in size at an astounding 120 cubic miles each year, clearly contributing to rising oceans. The other reports that tidal surges at the full moon in June and July of this year were much higher than usual and flooded 13 villages situated near rivers that are directly connected to the Bay of Bengal saline water.

(a) far (antonym); (b) reminder (synonym); (c) devastating (synonym); (d) effect (synonym); (e) back (antonym); (f) rapidly (antonym); (g) reduce (antonym); (h) astounding (synonym); (i) rising (antonym); (j) usual (antonym).

22.  Liberty does not (a) descend upon a people. People must (b) raise themselves to it. It is a fruit that must be earned before it can be (c) enjoyed. That freedom means only freedom from (d) foreign (e) domination is an outworn idea. It is not (f) merely the government that should be free but people themselves should be (g) free. And freedom has any (h) real (i) value for the common man unless it also means freedom from (j) want, disease or ignorance. 

(a) descend (antonym); (b) raise (antonym); (c) enjoyed (antonym); (d) foreign (synonym); (e) domination (synonym); (f) merely (synonym); (g) free(antonym); (h) real (synonym); (i) value (synonym); (j) want (synonym).

23.  Time and tide wait for none. No one can call it back. A man gets back his lost money and health but cannot get back his lost time. Time once lost is lost forever. So, we should make the best use of time. We should do our duties properly. If we put off our work for tomorrow, we may not get an opportunity to do it at all. There are some people who idle away time for nothing. They cannot prosper in life. They have to suffer for it. So, we should take an oath that we must do our duty properly and in time.

(a) tide (antonym); (b) wait (synonym); (c) call (synonym); (d) back (synonym); (e) lose (synonym); (f) use (synonym); (g) duty (synonym); (h) opportunity (synonym); (i) suffer (antonym); (j) oath (synonym).

24. walking in the morning regularly is an excellent habit. It is most advisable physical exercise for both young and old. In the morning nature appears at her best. Everything remains quiet and impressive. Environment with all other things becomes calm and serene. Morning walkers cannot but be impressed with it. It keeps their mind fresh and jolly. It also sets their temper for the rest of the day.
(a) morning (antonym); (b) pleasant (synonym); (c) excellent (antonym); (d) physical (antonym); (e) appear (antonym); (f) quiet (synonym); (g) serene (synonym); (h) impressed (antonym); (i) fresh (synonym); (j) temper (synonym).

25. In our society economic value of women’s work and their contribution is mostly
unrecognized. Usually, it is taken as voluntary work. So, the financial cost of running a
home which is almost always done by women is not monetized. This is most dramatically revealed in rural areas. Research has proved that if women’s work is monetized, then the GDP makes a significant jump and so does the worth of women’s work and their contribution to the economy.
(a) contribution (synonym) (b) unrecognized (antonym) (c) usually (synonym) (d) voluntary (synonym) (e) cost (synonym) (f) revealed (antonym) (g) rural (antonym) (h) monetized (antonym) (i) significant (synonym) (j) worth (antonym)

26. Gender discrimination in Bangladesh begins at birth. Most parents want to have children so that they can, when they are older, supplement their family income or help with the domestic work. In the existing socio-economic set-up, male children are best suited to that purpose. So girls are born to an unwelcome world. However, they are assigned rather confined to, domestic chores. Some of these girls may be at school. But all their work domestic or academic-stops as soon as they are married off, which is the prime concern of the parents about their daughters. This body and mind of the girls children and women in a family. They are given to understand that they should keep the best food available for the male members in the family, that they should eat less than the male members, that they should not raise their voice when they speak, that they should not go out of their house without permission from, and without being escorted by the male member. All these shape the girls, thinking about life and the world, and go to establish their relationships with the male members in the family.
(a) discrimination (antonym); (b) supplement (antonym); (c) domestic (synonym); (d) purpose (synonym); (e) permission (antonym); (f) confined (antonym); (g) existing
(antonym); (h) assign (synonym); (i) treatment (synonym); (j) escort (synonym).

27. Democracy is the system of government which allows freedom of speech, religious and political opinion. It means fair and equal treatment for the citizens without social class division. In fact, in a democratic country people elect their representatives who work for the people. Free and fair election is the pre condition for democracy. In a democratic country, people enjoy the rights of food, cloth, education, shelter, medical treatment and other facilities.
(a) allow (synonym); (b) freedom (synonym); (c) opinion (synonym); (d) fair (antonym); (e) equal (antonym); (f) division (antonym); (g) elect (antonym); (h) enjoy (antonym); (i) treatment (synonym); (j) facility (synonym).

28. The word ‘hygiene’ means the practice of keeping ourselves clean. It also means to keep our home and work places clean. It is important for our good health. Hygiene is thought to be text to godliness. It is because we cannot achieve anything physically, mentally or spiritually if we are unclean in our body, mind and soul. Nobody likes an unclean person either. So we must follow the rules of hygiene.
(a) practice (synonym); (b) clean (antonym); (c) home (synonym); (d) important (antonym); (e) godliness (antonym); (f) achieve (synonym); (g) soul (synonym); (h) like (antonym); (i) follow (antonym); (j) hygiene (synonym).

29. The technology that links people to the internet will go to advance. We will move beyond conventional computer operating methods using key-boards and touch screen panel would be no longer needed. They are likely to be replaced by technologies that allow us to interact with the cyberspace in a more natural manner. Wire able devices are one small step on the path to a hyper connected world. In fact, the concept of wire able computers has existed for more than 30 years.
(a) link (synonym); (b) need (synonym); (c) conventional (synonym); (d) methods (synonym); (e) longer (antonym); (f) allow (antonym); (g) interact (synonym); (h) natural (antonym); (i) connected (antonym); (j) concept (synonym).

30. An ideal teacher knows the art of teaching. He is the master of his subject. He makes his lessons interesting. His method of teaching is convincing and inspiring. He praises the good work done by them. If a student does some mistake, he is never harsh to him and never angry with him. He believes in simple living and high thinking. He never sets a wrong example before his students. He has high moral values.
(a) ideal (synonym); (b) master (synonym); (c) make (antonym); (d) method (synonym); (e) convincing (antonym); (f) praise (antonym); (g) mistake (synonym); (h) angry (antonym); (i) simple (antonym); (j) moral (synonym).

31. Rony is a 10 year old boy. He is the only son to his parents. His father is a busy business man and he could hardly spend time with his son. Rony’s father would reach after he sleeps and move out before he wakes up or will sleep until he leaves for school. Hardly, his father would accompany him of join with family. Just like any other boy, Rony wanted to go outdoors with his father and have fun. One day, Rony was surprised to see his father at home in the evening. “Dad, it is a big surprise to see you at home.” Rony said. “Yes, son my meeting was cancelled and my next fight is delayed by 2 hours. So, I’m at home”, his father replied.
(a) busy (antonym) (b) hardly (antonym) (c) reach (synonym) (d) leave (antonym) (e) accompany (antonym) (f) outdoors (synonym) (g) fun (antonym) (h) surprise (synonym) (i) delayed (synonym) (j) replied (synonym).

32. My feet failed to find a suitable crevice and I fell. My hands burned red as I slid down the rough rope, and the coarse strip of leather wrapped around my waist, bit in hand. At the top of the cliff face, at the gateway to the Debra Damo Monastery, an Ethiopian Priest sat with his legs jammed up against either side of the rock-hewn entrance ; wrapped around his muscular arms was the other end of the leather strap that had kept me from crashing down below. Further up still, in the piercing blue sky above the jagged mountain, vultures circled around the 6th century stone church.
(a) fall (antonym); (b) suitable (antonym); (c) crevice (synonym); (d) rough (antonym); (e) wrap (antonym); (f) gateway (synonym); (g) entrance (antonym); (h) strap (synonym); (i) piercing (synonym); (j) jagged (synonym).

33. Nowadays fundamentalism and terrorism go hand in hand. In Christian thought,
fundamentalism is the belief that everything in the Bible is true and should form the basis of religious thought and practice. But at present the term is used in a greater sense meaning the strict following of the basic teaching of any religion. And terrorism means the use of violence to achieve some political aims. So apparently the two ideas seem different. But in modern times some fundamentalists use force or violence to achieve their aims. The religious fundamentalists believe that only their religeon is true and all should follow it strictly. They are not ready to tolerate any deviation or relaxation. So they compel the people by force to follow their dictates.
(a) Belief (antonym) (b) basis (synonym) (c) religious (antonym) (d) thought (synonym) (e) greater (antonym) (f) strict (antonym) (g) apparently (synonym) (h) tolerate (synonym) (i) deviation (antonym) (j) dictates (synonym)

34. Teaching is a noble profession. It is an ideal career for women. Teaching gives women a golden chance to take care of household works. Teaching is more difficult than any other job. A teacher not only has to take classes but also prepare students’ test and assess exam scripts after class hours. And he has to guide his learners also to choose career.
(a) teaching (antonym); (b) noble (antonym); (c) profession (synonym) ; (d) chance (synonym); (e) prepare (synonym); (f) difficult (antonym); (g) assess (synonym); (h) guide
(antonym); (i) household (synonym); (j) choose (antonym).

35. Elephants are quite amazing animals and we can find many interesting facts about elephants. One such amazing fact is given below. Elephants are extremely emotional
animas. They develop very close relationship and bond with its group. When an elephant dies in a group, all the elephants would mourn for the death of the loved ones. Also, it would be very difficult to console a mother elephant who loses a baby due to strong emotions. Losing a child elephant or missing the caretaker make them emotionally weak and may often lead to death.
(a) amazing (antonym); (b) fact (synonym); (c) develop (Synonym); (d) group (synonym); (e) mourn (synonym); (f) loved (synonym); (g) console (synonym); (h) losing (antonym); (i) caretaker (synonym); (j) often (antonym).

36. Social value underline a set principles of generally accepted norms and behaviour of a society. Our forefathers practised a good number of social values like simplicity, honesty, sincerity, responsibility, and piety. We have replaced those good aspects with complexity, dishonesty, corruption, conspiracy, faithlessness and envy. Our materialists attitude has made us self-centered and corrupted. We must get rid of these vices and create awareness among all about the negative impacts of our wrong doings. In order to make a better society, we should create awareness among people about the out-come of their misdeeds. We must have distinctive social values once practised by our forefather. We should give importance to the past moral values to bring peace and harmony in the society and make the world better for living.
(a) accepted (antonym); (b) sincerity (antonym); (c) responsibility (synonym); (d) complexity (antonym); (e) envy (antonym); (f) vice (antonym); (g) impact (synonym); (h) outcome (synonym); (i) importance (synonym); (j) awareness (synonym).

37. Once upon a time there lived a generous, kind-hearted king. He was fond of birds and animals. He had a huge bird sanctuary in his reign. He disliked harming the animals and birds and even did not kill them for the sake of eating meat. Owing to his generosity and kindness towards birds, he was gifted to beautiful falcons by his fellow businessman. Those two falcons belonged to a different place and lived in a different climatic condition. The king thanked the businessman and ordered the head of the bird trainer to provide all the facilities to those beautiful falcons and make them feel comfortable in their country. The head trainer look the birds and provided all essentials to help the birds adapt to the atmosphere. Gradually, the birds got adapt to the country’s atmosphere.
(a) kind-hearted (antonym); (b) fond (antonym); (c) sanctuary (synonym); (d) kindness (antonym); (e) different (antonym); (f) head (synonym); (g) comfortable (antonym); (h) trainer (synonym); (i) adapt (synonym); (j) atmosphere (synonym).

38. Sincerity is the root of success of all work. One can go a long way if he does a job with sincerity. The great men are sincere because they know that sincerity is the key to
success. Those who do not follow the rules of sincerity can never go a long way. Sincerity is the secret of victory. If any work is not done with sincerity, one will never receive desirable output from it. So we should be sincere in every walk of life.
(a) success (antonym); (b) job (synonym); (c) great (antonym); (d) because (synonym); (e) know (synonym); (f) follow (antonym); (g) rules (synonym); (h) never (antonym); (i) victory (synonym); (j) desirable (antonym).

39. Morning walk is not only pleasant but also beneficial to health. In fact, walking regularly in the morning is very good habit. It is the most advisable physical exercise for the aging and the old. In the morning, nature appears at her best. At that time everything remains quiet and seems impressive. The environment with birds and beasts becomes calm and serene. The people who go out for a walk in the morning cannot but be impressed by it. It helps to keep their mind jolly and jovial. It also sits their temper for the rest of the day.
(a) pleasant (antonym); (b) beneficial (antonym); (c) regularly (antonym); (d) advisable (synonym); (e) appear (synonym); (f) quiet (antonym); (g) serene (synonym); (h) impressed (synonym); (i) jovial (antonym); (j) temper (synonym).

40. Democracy is the system of government which allows freedom of speech, religious and political opinion. It means fair and equal treatment for the citizens without social class division. In fact, in a democratic country people elect their representatives who work for the people. Free and fair election is the pre-condition for democracy. In a democratic country people enjoy and rights of food, cloth, shelter, education, medical treatment and other facilities.
(a) allow (synonym) (b) freedom (synonym) (c) opinion (synonym) (d) fair (antonym) (e) equal (antonym) (f) division (antonym) (g) elect (antonym) (h) enjoy (antonym) (i) treatment (synonym) (j) facility (synonym)

41. Another field in which Pasteur worked as a scientist was the study of disease germs. The germs of certain diseases are bacteria, but other diseases are caused by viruses, which are too small to be seen with the hind of microscope that was in use in Pasteur’s time. Pasteur studied a number of animal diseases. One of these was anthrax, a disease that can also affect men. At that time, anthrax killed many sheep and cattle in France, Pasteur discovered how to grow anthrax bacteria that were much less powerful than those found in diseased animals. He showed by experiment that if animals were inoculated with the weakened bacteria and then infected with powerful bacteria, they would not die.
(a) field (synonym) (b) certain (antonym) (c) small (synonym) (d) studied (synonym) (e) killed (antonym) (f) discovered (antonym) (g) found (synonym) (h) experiment (synonym) (i) powerful (antonym) (j) die (synonym).

42. When Shapla heard about those risks,  she invited her husband to discuss pregnancy with a counselor. After hearing about the risks, her husband agreed to delay having children for five years despite pressures from his parents and neighbours to produce an offspring. Together, the couple met with a female healthcare provider who informed them about the various family planning options available. Shapla’s mother-in-law and neighbours continued to pressurize the newly-weds. Deeply rooted cultural practices and traditions caused a rift between Shapla and Rafique and their extended family, some of whose members insulted and criticized the couple. Unable to convince their close relatives of the risks, Shapla and Rafique returned to the counselor.

(a) agree (antonym); (b) delay (synonym); (c) produce (antonym); (d) rift (synonym); (e) available (antonym); (f) extended (synonym); (g) continued (antonym); (h) insulted (antonym); (i) convince (antonym); (j) risks (antonym).

43. Sincerity is the root of success of all work. One can go a long way if one does a job with sincerity. The great men are sincere because they know that sincerity is the key to success. Those who do not follow the rules of sincerity can never go a long way; sincerity is the secret of victory. If any work is not done with sincerity, one will never receive desirable output from it. So, one should be sincere in every walk of life.

success (antonym); (b) job (synonym); (c) great (antonym); (d) receive (synonym); (e) know (synonym); (f) follow (antonym); (g) rule (synonym); (h) never (antonym); (i) victory (synonym); (j) output (synonym).

44. Books are men’s best friends in life. You may have many good friends, but you do not find them when you need them. They may not always come to you with sympathy. Some may prove true or some may prove false and do you much harm. But books are always ready to be your side. Some books will make you laugh. Some others will give you much pleasure. Again, some books will bring new knowledge and ideas. They are your ever friends throughout your life.

(a) friend (antonym); (b) need (antonym); (c) sympathy (synonym); (d) prove (synonym); (e) false (antonym); (f) harm (antonym); (g) laugh (antonym); (h) pleasure (synonym); (i) bring (synonym); (j) idea (synonym).

45. He is optimistic of his success. He works hard and abides by his teachers’ guidelines. He understands that it is important to be diligent. He does not rely on anyone and believes that honesty and hard work can help one reach the peak of success. He harbours the faith that a labourious man is sure to shine.

optimistic (antonym); (b) hard (synonym); (c) abide (antonym); (d) understand (synonym); (e) important (antonym); (f) diligent (synonym); (g) rely (synonym); (h) honesty (antonym); (i) help (synonym); (j) shine (antonym).

46. Jitu and Jony were best friends. They fought for many reasons but never gave up their friendship. They went in search of a job and visited many places to earn more money. They passed through various places, villages, towns, forests, beaches and were supporting each other all the way throughout their journey. One day they reached a desert and they had a very little food and water. Jitu told Jony to eat half the quantity of food and then got very tired and felt like they could not make a step. Jitu said that they could eat another half and saved water for later use. However, Jony disagreed. He wanted to drink water as he was very thirsty. They quarreled each other to have water. Jitu slapped Jony and they walked in silence. They decided to have food and continue their journey. Jony wrote in sand, “My best friend slapped me!”

(a) best (antonym); (b) friendship (antonym); (c) search (synonym); (d) support (antonym); (e) reach (synonym); (f) little (antonym); (g) tired (antonym); (h) disagreed (synonym); (i) continue (synonym); (j) slap (synonym).

47. A thing can’t become as precious as gold only by way of glittering. People, in general, are charmed and attracted by outward show of things and not by their own merits. Gold is a bright precious metal and its value is recognized by all. Nevertheless, there are many metals cheaper than gold but look like it. They glitter for some time and fade in course of time. They fascinate our eyes too. But their beauty and glamour don’t last long. But gold is such a metal that it can stand the wear and tear of time. It shines till the last moment of its existence. In our society, there are so many people who are outwardly very gentle and nice. But after a time being, their real identity is revealed. They don’t have their instinct value and morality.

precious (antonym); (b) glitter (synonym); (c) outward (antonym); (d) attract (synonym); (e) recognize (synonym); (f) glamour (antonym); (g) fascinate (synonym); (h) instinct (synonym); (i) shine (antonym); (j) morality (antonym).

48. There are many people who have a conservative outlook. Quite early in life they learn to believe that everything in this world was predetermined and all that happens to them was ordained by God. From this belief, the poor generally accept their poverty and all their sorrows and sufferings without trying much to overcome them. They also have the same sort of attitude towards illness and disease.

(a) people (synonym); (b) conservative (antonym); (c) early (antonym); (d) believe (synonym); (e) world (synonym); (f) all (synonym); (g) poverty (antonym); (h) sufferings (synonym); (i) overcome (synonym); (j) same (antonym).

49. Jatiyo Sriti Shoudho is the national monument of Bangladesh. It is the symbol of our freedom and the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country in 1971. The monument is located in Savar, Dhaka. It was designed by Syed Mainul Hossain. Plans for the monument were initiated in 1976. Following the site selection, road and land development, a nation-wide design competition was held in June, 1978. Following evaluation of the 57 submissions, Syed Mainul Hossain’s design was chosen. The main structure and the artificial lake and other facilities were completed in 1982. It was inaugurated at 16 December 1982.

(a) national (antonym); (b) symbol (synonym); (c) freedom (antonym); (d) monument (synonym); (e) plan (synonym); (f) competition (synonym); (g) evaluation (synonym); (h) artificial (antonym); (i) completed (antonym); (j) inaugurated (synonym).

50. Liberty does not (a) descend upon people. People must (b) raise themselves to it. It is a fruit that must be earned before it can be (c) enjoyed. That freedom means only freedom from (d) foreign (e) domination is an outworn idea. It is not (f) merely the government that should be free but people themselves should be (g) free. And freedom has any (h) real (i) value for the common man unless it also means freedom from (j) want, disease or ignorance.

(a) descend (antonym); (b) raise (antonym); (c) enjoyed (antonym); (d) foreign (synonym); (e) domination (synonym); (f) merely (synonym); (g) free (antonym); (h) real (synonym); (i) value (synonym); (j) want (synonym).

51. Modern education is somewhat different from the past. In method, it seeks to draw out and improve the mind, to make it eager and curious. It depends more on observation than mere bookish knowledge. A mind that is intellectually alert will learn from books. It develops the latent talent of any individual. Teachers play vital role in teaching the students. They aren’t just instructors. Rather, they support and guide students so that the students can succeed in their way of life.

(a) different (synonym); (b) seek (synonym); (c) eager (antonym); (d) observation (synonym); (e) mere (antonym); (f) alert (synonym); (g) latent (antonym); (h) instructor (synonym); (i) guide (antonym); (j) way (synonym).

52. Illiteracy is a curse (antonym). It is the root cause (synonym) of ignorance (antonym) which frustrates (synonym) all development (synonym) efforts of the government. No development effort can succeed (synonym) unless illiteracy is eradicated (antonym). Eradication of illiteracy in a country like Bangladesh with so vast (antonym) a population is undoubtedly (synonym) a gigantic (antonym) task.

53. There have been many significant changes in our forms of entertainment over time. Many of the older forms no longer exist today. Even if they do, people keep looking for newer forms. Thus, our traditional entertaining forms are gradually disappearing for they are losing their appeal. We know change in our foods and daily activities. So, changes are obvious in our food and clothes as well. Our sports have also experienced a noteworthy change of our taste. Football which was once the most popular spectator sports in Bangladesh is yielding place to cricket.

(a) significant (synonym); (b) forms (synonym); (c) exist (antonym); (d) traditional (antonym); (e) gradually (synonym); (f) disappearing (synonym); (g) appeal (synonym); (h) obvious (antonym); (i) noteworthy (antonym); (j) popular (antonym).

54. Illiteracy is a curse. It retards all development works of a country. It is said that an illiterate nation gropes in darkness with no definite goal. In fact, an illiterate person is conservative, superstitious and blind. He can contribute very little to his country. He is unconscious and unaware of rights and responsibilities. The whole country is responsible for this. Most of our people are illiterate and poor. In fact, illiteracy caused by poverty, stands in the way of success. All should be practical and pragmatic while addressing this problem. Effective measures should be taken by all concerned to remove illiteracy and thus make the nation enlightened.

(a) curse (antonym); (b) retard (synonym); (c) darkness (antonym); (d) conservative (antonym); (e) unconscious (synonym); (f) success (antonym); (g) pragmatic (synonym); (h) measures (synonym); (i) remove (synonym); (j) enlightened (synonym).

55. The effects of greenhouse effect are too many to be described. Its effect is very devastating and destructive. It effect is a dangerous threat to human existence and to animal and plant lives. Climatologists predict that by midway through this century temperature may have risen by as much as 4°C. This could seriously reduce mankind’s ability to grow food, destroy or severely damage wildlife and wilderness, raise sea levels and thereby flood coastal areas and farmland. Bangladesh is very much vulnerable to frequent natural disasters. Annual visitations of cyclones and floods are routine but nonetheless sudden and fatal in their wild rage. The yearly damages they leave behind are enormous. However, our people are accustomed to cyclones and floods. But another creeping disaster is gather in fury is the greenhouse effect for which the people are not prepared at all and the state appears to be taking no notice. It is the danger of rising sea level from the greenhouse effect.

(a) effect (synonym); (b) destructive (antonym); (c) dangerous (antonym); (d) reduce (antonym); (e) vulnerable (antonym); (f) disasters (antonym); (g) damages (synonym); (h) enormous (synonym); (i) accustomed (synonym); (j) appear (antonym).

56. Bangladesh is prone to natural disaster. She is affected by various natural calamities almost every year. It seems that these natural calamities are daily companions to Bangladesh. For this reason Bangladesh is called the land of natural calamities. Floods, cyclones, drought, erosion, excessive rainfall are the common natural calamities in our country. The affected people suffer in many ways. They become homeless and take shelter on house roofs, trees, boats and embankments. Their miseries continue even after the natural calamity ends.

(a) natural  (antonym); (b) various (synonym); (c) every (synonym); (d) seem (synonym); (e) calamity (synonym); (f) common (antonym); (g) suffer (synonym); (h) shelter (synonym); (i) misery (antonym); (j) end (antonym).

57. Courtesy is a virtue in a man. It goes without saying that courtesy costs us nothing but gives a lot. So, you should be courteous. You must have politeness. People will disrespect and dislike you if you are discourteous. Nobody likes discourtesy. Try to be gentle from your student life. You can win the heart of your enemy by being courteous. You can ensure removal of hatred and anger by embracing your enemy. Courtesy can remove the bitter relationship and improve mutual understanding and cordiality among people.

(a) virtue (synonym); (b) a lot (synonym); (c) courteous (antonym); (d) discourtesy (synonym); (e) win (antonym); (f) enemy (synonym); (g) ensure (synonym); (h) anger (antonym); (i) remove (synonym); (j) cordiality (antonym).

59. It is sure that world would make a tremendous progress in every field of life. Science and technology will make a tremendous progress. Machinery will take the initiative over manual labour. Mode of transportation will become very effective. Travelling will become very fast. Space travel will become very easy. But there are certain bad omens also. World population is increasing at a very fast rate. There is a very wide gap between rich and poor population of the world. Powerful nations are leading luxurious lives whereas the poor nations are starving. The position is not very much optimistic in the present century. It is very much necessary for the people and the government to control population. Effective measures should be taken for the enrichment of the poor masses so that the next century can be joyous for all.

(a) tremendous (antonym); (b) manual (antonym); (c) effective (synonym); (d) certain (synonym); (e) omens (synonym); (f) rate (synonym); (g) luxurious (antonym); (h) optimistic (antonym); (i) control (synonym); (j) enrichment (antonym).

60. Idleness never makes a man successful in life. It will be totally a foolish idea if a person thinks that success will come automatically. The story of human shows that success achieved by those who work relentlessly. Passing time in idleness brings about adversity in life. On the other hand, the industrious enjoy the harvest of prosperity in life. 

(a) idleness  (synonym), (b) totally (synonym), (c) foolish (antonym), (d) success (antonym), (e) automatically (synonym), (f) achieved (synonym), (g) relentlessly (synonym), (h) adversity  (antonym), (i) industrious (antonym), (j) harvest (synonym).       

61. It is fortunate that many buyers have been experiencing difficulties with their developer companies while buying apartments. I would like to highlight some important points which every buyer shall ensure before entering into purchase agreement with the developer, which may substantially create the impossibility of future disputes. As we know in the ordinary course of business, the developer initially gives an allotment of the apartment to the purchasers through an allotment letter upon receiving booking money. Thereafter, the developer enters into an agreement with the purchaser whereby the purchaser undertakes to make future payment as per payment schedule of the said agreement. Once the payment is done and the flat is handed over then the flat is registered in the name of the purchaser.

(a) fortunate (antonym); (b) buyer (synonym); (c) difficulties (synonym); (d) important (synonym); (e) ensure (antonym); (f) agreement (synonym); (g) impossibility (antonym); (h) ordinary (antonym); (i) receive (synonym); (j) purchaser (antonym).

62. Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to a multi-racial democracy as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world. Imprisoned for nearly three decades for his fight against white minority rule, Mandela never lost his resolve to fight for his people’s emancipation. He was determined to bring down apartheid while avoiding a civil war. His prestige and charisma helped him win the support of the world.

(a) guide (synonym); (b) shackle (synonym); (c) democracy (antonym); (d) icon (synonym); (e) justice (antonym); (f) peace (antonym); (g) minority (antonym); (h) emancipation (synonym); (i) prestige (synonym); (j) charisma (synonym).

63. The National Memorial is a symbol of the nation’s respect for the martyrs of the War of Liberation. It is  located at Savar, Dhaka. Its foundation was laid on the first anniversary of the Victory Day in 1972. The entire complex covers an area of 126 acres. It will include a mosque, a library and a museum. The museum will preserve the relics of the Liberation War. There is a series of 7 towers that rise by stages to a height of 150 feet. These seven towers represent the seven heroes who made supreme sacrifice in the Liberation War. The height of the towers stands for the high sacrifice of every martyr. There are several graves of the martyrs close to the tower. Standing before the graves, we bow down our heads in respect of their sacrifice.   

(a) liberation (synonym); (b) foundation (synonym); (c) entire (antonym); (d) cover (antonym); (e) include (antonym); (f) rise (antonym); (g) represent (synonym); (h) supreme (synonym); (i) before (antonym); (j) respect (antonym).

64. Social values underline a set principles of generally accepted norms and behaviour of society. Our forefathers practiced a good number of social values like simplicity, honesty, sincerityresponsibility and piety. We have replaced those good aspects with complexity, dishonesty, corruption, conspiracy, faithlessness and envy. Our materialistic attitude has made us self-centered and corrupted. We must get rid of these vices and create awareness among all about the negative impacts of our wrongdoings. In order to make a better society, we should create awareness among people about the outcome of their misdeeds. We must have distinctive social values once practiced by our forefathers. We should give importance to the past moral values to bring peace and harmony in the society and make the world better for living.

(a)  accepted (antonym); (b) sincerity (antonym); (c) responsibility (synonym); (d) complexity (antonym); (e) envy (antonym); (f) vice (antonym); (g) impact (synonym); (h) outcome (synonym); (i) awareness (synonym); (j) importance (synonym).

65. Mobile phone is one of the wonderful inventions of modern science. Today modern science has made possible what was impossible in the past. Mobile phone has brought about a radical change in the whole span of life. It has made a new communication system. It is the most up-to-date means of communication. We can send and receive any information from any corner of the world in a few seconds sitting at home. But mobile phone is not free from demerits. It may damage our hearing power and brain.

(a) wonderful (synonym); (b) modern (antonym); (c) radical (antonym); (d) change (synonym); (e) system (synonym); (f) free (antonym); (g) demerits (synonym); (h) damage (synonym); (i) few (antonym); (j) past (antonym).

66. Rimi is a sweet, lovable and beautiful girl, aged six years. She is an adorable kid as she obeys every word of the elders. Rimi’s parents loved her for her amazing behaviour. One day her mother took her to grocery shopping. As they passed the shops, Rimi noticed a cute plastic pearl necklace in dazzling pink! She asked her mother to buy her the necklace. Her mother told her it cost a few pennies and she asked her to do some chores so that for every completed work Rimi would get some money and she could buy the pink necklace. Rimi prepared to do list and assisted her mom with all the chores. Her mom was so happy and she paid enough money to buy it. Rimi happily purchased the desired necklace and wore it just every time except while taking bath. Her mom told her that the pearls would lose their gloss if she wore it while their bathing.

(a) sweet (antonym); (b) obey (antonym); (c) amazing (synonym); (d) notice (antonym); (e) dazzling (synonym); (f) complete (synonym); (g) assist (synonym); (h) chores (synonym); (i) bath (synonym); (j) gloss (synonym).

67. Adolescents constitute a nation’s core resource for national renewal and growth. Adolescence is a period in life when transition from childhood to adulthood takes place and behaviors and lifestyles are shaped. According to WHO, adolescence is a period which shapes the future of girls and boys’ lives. There are 28 million adolescents in Bangladesh; 13.7 million of them are girls and 14.3 million boys.The situation of girls are characterized by inequality and subordination within the family and society. This inequality leads to widespread practice of child marriage, marginalization or exclusion from health, vulnerability to violence and sexual abuse.

(a) adolescent (synonym), (b) constitute (synonym), (c) childhood (antonym), (d) style (synonym), (e) transition (synonym), (f) widespread (antonym), (g) practice (antonym), (h) exclusion (antonym), (i) vulnerability (synonym), (j) violence (antonym).

68. group of employees was working in a software company. It was team of 30 employees. This was a young, energetic and dynamic team with keen enthusiasm and desire to learn and grow. The management decided to teach the employees about finding real solution to the problems. The team was called to play a game in a banquet hall. The group was quite surprised as they were called for playing game. All reached the venue holding various thoughts. As they entered the hall, the found the hall decorated beautifully with colorful decorative papers and balloons all over the place. It was more like a kid’s play area, than a corporate meeting hall. Everyone was surprised and gazed at each other. Also, there was huge box balloons placed at the center of the hall.



(a) group (Antonym); (b) dynamic (Antonym); (c) enthusiasm (Synonym); (d) grow (Antonym); (e) real (Antonym); (f) banquet (Synonym); (g) entered (Antonym);(h) decorated (Synonym); (i) gazed (Synonym); (j) center (Synonym)

Answer: (a) group – individual/separate (b) dynamic – inactive/lethargic (c) enthusiasm – eagerness/earnestness (d) grow – compress/shrink (e) real – artificial/fake (f) banquet – dinner/feast (g) entered – exited/came out (h) decorated – adorned/embellished (i) gazed – stared/looked (j) center – midpoint/core

69. Books are the (a) unique medium through which we contact (b) mighty minds of ages. Books tell us about their feelings, what they said and what they did. Books are one of the greatest friends to us. They introduce us to the best (c) humanity. They are (d) reliable records of the history of pastmen. A book is a (e) valuable living voice. We can know about the thoughts and (f) rituals of past men through books. We should read books and avoid (g) worthless ones. A good book is a friend in (h) loneliness and nurse in (i) ailment. We can find real (j) happiness by reading good books.

(a) Unique (Antonym) (b) Mighty (Antonym) (c) Humanity (Synonym) (d) Reliable (Antonym) (e) Valuable (Antonym) (f) Rituals (Synonym) (g) Worthless (Synonym) (h) Loneliness (Synonym) (i) Ailment (Synonym) (j) Happiness (Antonym)

Answer: (a) Unique (Antonym) -common, general, simple (b) Mighty (Antonym) -weak, forceless, feeble (c) Humanity (Synonym) -mankind, manhood, humanness (d) Reliable (Antonym) -unfaithful, trustless, unreliable (e) Valuable (Antonym) -worthless, unimportant, useless (f) Rituals (Synonym) -useless, inessential, valueless (g) Worthless (Synonym) -ceremony, function, celebration (h) Loneliness (Synonym) -singleness, solitude, aloneness (i) Ailment (Synonym) -illness, sickness, malady (j) Happiness (Antonym) -sadness, unhappiness, distress

70. Citizens having good characters lead (a) virtuous lives. Their thought and behaviour show high moral values. They cannot even think of doing any (b) immoral deed. One of the most (c) positive qualities of these people is tolerance towards others. Tolerance and respect together can make life (d) harmonious and (e) peaceful in society. If a person is (f) intolerant, becomes difficult and almost (g) impossible for that person. As we want to live in (h)happiness, we must lea social norms. By obeying social norms, we can enjoy (i) heavenly pleasure. On the other hand, we will suffer a lot, if we (j) disobey these.

(a) Virtuous (Antonym) (b) Immoral (Antonym) (c) Positive (Synonym) (d) Harmonious (Antonym) (e) Peaceful (Antonym) (f) Intolerant (Synonym) (g) Impossible (Synonym)

(h) Happiness, (Antonym) (i) Heavenly (Synonym) (j) Disobey (Synonym)

Answer: (a) Virtuous (Antonym) -evil, corrupt, immoral (b) Immoral (Antonym) -moral, ethical, behaviour (c) Positive (Synonym) -optimistic, hopeful, confident (d) Harmonious (Antonym) -unfriendly, discordant, quarrelsome (e) Peaceful (Antonym) -violent, hostile, warlike (f) Intolerant (Synonym) -prejudiced, racist, dogmatic (g) Impossible (Synonym) -impracticable, unachievable (h) Happiness, (Antonym) -unhappiness, depression, distress (i) Heavenly (Synonym) -divine, holy, celestial (j) Disobey (Synonym) -defy, ignore, disregard