Exercises To Improve Your Vocabulary: T-Y Words, Synonyms

Here are some synonyms for words starting with T-Y. These synonyms are part of our advanced exercises to improve your vocabulary. Think carefully about the meaning of each word in each group of synonyms. Then compose a sentence that embodies exactly the meaning of each word. For help, double click the word and we’ll open an online dictionary at the relevant word.

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The following vocabulary list is adapted from The Century Vocabulary Builder.

Teach, instruct, educate, train, discipline, drill, inculcate, instil, indoctrinate.

Thoughtful, contemplative, meditative, reflective, pensive, wistful.

Tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag.

Tool, implement, instrument, utensil.

Trifle, dally, dawdle, potter.

Try, endeavor, essay, attempt.

Trust, confidence, reliance, assurance, faith.

Turn, revolve, rotate, spin, whirl, gyrate.

Ugly, homely, uncomely, hideous.

Unwilling, reluctant, disinclined, loath, averse.

Watchful, vigilant, alert.

Wave (noun), billow, breaker, swell, ripple, undulation.

Wave (verb), brandish, flourish, flaunt, wigwag.

Weariness, languor, lassitude, enervation, exhaustion.

Wearisome, tiresome, irksome, tedious, humdrum.

Wet (adjective), humid, moist, damp, dank, sodden, soggy.

Wet (verb), moisten, dampen, soak, imbrue, saturate, drench

Whim, caprice, vagary, fancy, freak, whimsey, crotchet.

Wind, breeze, gust, blast, flaw, gale, squall, flurry.

Wind, coil, twist, twine, wreathe.

Winding, tortuous, serpentine, sinuous, meandering.

Wonderful, marvelous, phenomenal, miraculous.

Workman, laborer, artisan, artificer, mechanic, craftsman.

Write, inscribe, scribble, scrawl, scratch.

Yearn, long, hanker, pine, crave.

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Last modified on Friday, 27 November 2015 02:13
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