Types of word - synonyms or related words
a word that means the opposite of another word
a new word that is formed by removing a part of another word. In English, ‘burgle’ is a back formation from ‘burglar’.
a word in a language that has the same origin as a word in a different language
a word that is often used with another word
a word that is used to join other words, phrases, clauses, and sentences, for example ’and’, ’because’, and ’but’
made by leaving
out a letter
of a word
. For example
‘can’t’ is a contraction
of the word
a name used for a person who lives in or comes from a particular place, such as Parisian for a person from Paris
a word that comes from another language
a word that is used for showing a change in the way the conversation is developing or for showing the other speaker how you are reacting to what they are saying. Typical discourse markers include ‘well’, ‘oh’, and ‘OK’.
a word in a language that looks or sounds similar to a word in another language but means something different. For example ‘actual’ in English and ‘aktuell’ in German look similar but have different meanings.
a word that is spelled the same as another word but has a different meaning and sometimes a different pronunciation
a word that is spelled the same or sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning
a word that sounds the same as another word but has its own spelling, meaning, and origin
a word with a more specific meaning than another more general word of which it is an example. For example, ‘potato’ is a hyponym of ‘vegetable’.
a word that represents the main feature or idea of something
a word from one language that is used in another language without being changed
a word with only one syllable. The words ‘yes’ and ‘no’ are monosyllables.
part of speech
one of the main grammatical groups that a particular word belongs to according to the way it is used in a sentence, for example noun, verb, adjective, or adverb
a word that has more than two syllables
a word, usually an adjective or adverb, that comes before the word that it describes
, that is used
of another word
to avoid repeating
a word that ends with the same sound as another word
a word that has the same meaning as another word. For example ‘scared’ is a synonym for ‘afraid’.
that someone uses
to avoid saying
what they really
a part of speech
a word that has been invented to describe a new idea or product