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Welcome to the Saturday Mix, 20 February 2021!
This week we are diving into the depths of our thesaurus and exploring the world of synonyms.
Same Same But Different
Your ‘Same Same But Different’ task is to take the five challenge words and NOT use them in your writing. That’s right, you need to dig out your thesaurus and find a synonym for each word instead.
Your words are:
Your writing form is either poetry or prose.
Synonyms are words that are similar, or have a related meaning, to another word. They can be lifesavers when you want to avoid repeating the same word or if your word might not be the most appropriate. You can search for synonyms online at: http://www.thesaurus.com/
You may be asking yourself, What are some examples of synonyms?
Luckily, the nice folks at YourDictionary have some for you…
Here is a list of adjectives and their synonyms that are commonly used to describe people…
Beautiful: attractive, pretty, lovely, stunning
Fair: just, objective, impartial, unbiased
Funny: humorous, comical, hilarious, hysterical
Happy: content, joyful, mirthful, upbeat
Hardworking: diligent, determined, industrious, enterprising
Honest: honorable, fair, sincere, trustworthy
Recalcitrant: obstinate, stubborn
Turbulent: disordered, violent
Old: antiquated, ancient, obsolete, extinct, past, prehistoric, venerable, aged
Source: Your Dictionary
Good luck with your ‘Same Same But Different’ challenge. I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #SSBD. It may also be helpful to highlight or list the synonyms you have used.