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65 Common OPPOSITE Words

One of the first set of words we teach our children when preparing them for reading are opposites. Throughout my thirty-three years as a child care provider I’ve had fun playing the opposite game. Below is a small list of words that are easy for young children to work with. It is by no means a full representation of all the opposite words out there, but it’s a starting point.

1. back /front
2. begin / end
3. big / little
4. boy / girl
5. brother / sister
6. clean / dirty
7. come / go
8. day / night
9. east / west
10. easy / hard
11. enter / exit
12. early / late
13. fast / slow
14. few / many
15. first / last
16. fix / break
17. full / empty
18. go / stop
19. good / bad
20. happy /sad
21. hard / soft
22. heavy / light
23. here / there
24. high / low
25. hot / cold
26. in / out
27. inside / outside
28. kind / mean
29. left / right
30. less / more
31. light / dark
32. long / short
33. lost / found
34. low / high
35. new / old
36. north / south
37. odd / even
38. on / off
39. open / close
40. over / under
41. pull / push
42. quiet / noisy
43. rain / sunshine
44. rich / poor
45. right / left
46. run / walk
47. same / different
48. sharp / dull
49. sit / stand
50. small / big
51. start / stop
52. strong / weak
53. sweet / sour
54. sun / moon
55. sunny / cloudy
56. tall / short
57. tight / loose
58. true / false
59. up / down
60. warm / cool
61. wide / narrow
62. woman / man
63. wet / dry
64. yes / no
65. young / old

TIME, ORDER, SEQUENCE, words to help you with your writing

I first posted this list back in 2010. To date it has received more hits than any of my other list. So I decided it was time to re-posting it now for my newer visitors. I hope you find it as useful as the thousands who have used it in the past.

The following is a list of words and/or phrases that will help you to indicate TIME, ORDER, SEQUENCE in your writing.
The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes indicate time, order, sequence as “…measurable period…arrange…connected series…”
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition for indicate time, order, sequence, “…chronology, duration…grouping, sort…succession, continuation…”

Abruptly After After a few days
After a long time After a short time After a while
After that Afterward All at once
All of the time All the while Always
As long as As soon as At first
At last At length At present
At that time At the beginning At the end
At that onset At the same time At this moment
At times Before Begin
By now Commence Commencing
Concurrently Consequently Continually
Currently Cyclically Directly
During Earlier Embark
Eventually Every time Final
Finally First Following
Following that Former Formerly
Frequently From this point Generally
Gradual Henceforth Hereafter
Heretofore Immediately In an instant
In awhile In conclusion In the end
In the first place In the future In the last place
In the meantime In the past In the second place
In turn In frequently Initial
Instantly Instantaneously Intermittent
Just then Last Last of all
Lastly Later Later on
Later that day Little by little Meanwhile
Momentarily Never Next
Not at all Not long after Not long ago
Now Occasionally Of late
Often Often time On the next occasion
Once Once upon a time Past
Periodically Preceding Present
Presently Previously Prior to
Promptly Quick Rarely
Recently Repeatedly Right after
Right away Second Seldom
Sequentially Shorty Simultaneously
Slow So far Some of the time
Some time Soon Soon after
Soon afterward Sporadically Starting with
Subsequently Suddenly Temporary
The latter The next The final
Then Thereafter This instant
Third To begin with To conclude
To finish Today Tomorrow
Twice Uncommon Ultimately
Until Until now Usually
When While Yesterday
Yet

HEALTH RELATED WORD LIST

This list is in honor of my son, who has Multiple Sclerosis. The list consist of frequently used health related words. In no way is this list comprehensive. Many of these words can be used in fiction and non-fiction writing work.

For those looking for professional medical terms check out an online medical dictionary. I like Web MD, http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/common-topics/default.htm.

ABDOMEN
ABRASION
ABSCESS
ACHE
ACUTE
ALLERGIES
AMBULATORY
ANOREXIA
ANTIBODIES
ANTIBIOTIC
ARRYTHMIA
ASTHMA
AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
BACTERIA
BANDAGE
BIOPSY
BLOOD
BODY
BONE
BRAIN
BRONCHIA
BRUISE
BULIMIA
CATHETER
CAESARIAN SECTION
CALORIE
CANCER
CARBOHYDRATE
CARDIOVASCULAR
CARTILAGE
CATHETER
CATHETER
CHECKUP
CHEST
CHOLESTEROL
CHRONIC
COLD
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE
COMPRESSION
CONGESTION
CONSCIOUS
CONTAGIOUS
COUGH
CURE
CUT
DEHYDRATION
DENTIST
DIET
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
DISEASE
DISORDER
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)
DOCTOR
DYSPNEA
EMBOLISM
ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
ESOPHAGUS
EXACERBATION
EXTRMITIES
FATIGUE
FIBRILLATION
FLU
FUNGUS
GANGRENE
GASTOINTESTINAL
GENERAL PRACTIONER
GLAND
HEART
HEMATOMA
HORMONE
HOSPITAL
HYPERGLYCEMIA
HYPERTENSION
HYPOGLYCEMIA
HYPOTENSION
ILL
IMMUNE SYSTEM
IMMUNITY
INFECTION
INFLAMMATION
INFECTIOUS
INJECTION
INJURY
INTERAVENOUS
IRRIGATE
ISCHEMIA
JAUNDICE
JOINT
LASERATION
LIGAMENT
LUMBAR
LUNG
LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
LYMPHNIOD
MALIGNANT
MALNUTRITION
MEDICATION
MEDICINE
METABOLIC
METABOLISM
MICROBE
MICROORGANISM
MUCUS
MUSCULAR SYSTEM
MUSCLE
NEUROPATHIC PAIN
NEUROPATHY
NEUROVASCULAR
NERVOUS SYSTEM
NONIVASIVE
NURSE
NUTRITION
OBESITY
OPERATION
PAIN
PALLIATIVE
PATHOGEN
PATIENT
POLYMYOSITIS
PRESCRIPTION
PROTEIN
PROTOZA
PSYCHIATRY
PSYCHOLOGY
PSYCHOTHERAPY
REFLEX
REFLUX
REMISSION
REPRODUTION SYSTEM
RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
SICK
SKELETAL SYSTEM
SKELETON
SPASM
SPECIALIST
SPINAL CORD
STIMULUS
STRESS
SURGEON
SURGERY
SYCOPE
SYNDROME
TEMPERATURE
TENDON
THORACIC
TISSUE
TOOTH
TRAUMA
TRANQUILIZER
ULTRASOUND
VACCINATION
VACCINE
VASCULAR SYSTEM
VEIN
VERTIGO
VIRUS
VOMIT
WOUND

The Human Body word list

This list contains words for body parts or words and phrases using body part association, or had the body part in the word or phrase itself.

ARM
Armband Armchair Armful
Armhole Armlet Armpit
Armrest Arm’s length Arm-twisting
Arm wrestling
BLOOD
Blood bank Bloodbath Blood brother
Blood cell Blood count Blood donor
Blooded Blood feud Bloodhound
Bloodshed Bloodshot Bloodstone
Bloodstream Bloodsucker Blood sugar
Blood test Bloodthirsty Blood-typing
Blood vessel Bloody Bloody-minded
Cold-blooded Hot-blooded Warm-blooded
BRAIN
Brainchild Brain drain Brainless
Brainpower Brain stem Brainstorm
Brain trust Brainwash Brain wave
Brainy
BROW
Browbeat Browed Eyebrow
Highbrow Lowbrow
EAR
Earache Ear clip Eardrop
Eardrum Eared Earflap
Earful Earlobe Ear lock
Earmuff Earring In one ear (out the other)
EYE
Eye bank Eye bar Eye bright
Eye chart Eye contact Eyecup
Eye lens Eye of the needle Eye opener
Eye shadow Eye train Eyeball
Eyebolt Eyebrow Eye-catching
Eyed Eyedropper Eyeglasses
Eyehole Eyelash Eyelet
Eyelid Eyeliner Eyepiece
Eyes opened Eyeshade Eyesight
Eyestrain Eyewitness Starry-eyed
FACE
Barefaced Face cloth Face-lift
Facemask Face sown Face value
Faceless Face-off Faceplate
Face-saver Face-to-face Facing
FINGER
Finger food Finger hold Finger hole
Finger picking Finger pointing Finger spelling
Fingered Fingering Fingernail
Finger-paint Fingerprint Fingertip
FOOT
Barefoot Foot and mouth disease Foot fault
Foot race Foot soldier Footage
Football Footbath Footboard
Footbridge Footcloth Footed
Footfall Footgear Foothill
Foothold Footing Footlights
Footlocker Footloose Footnote
Footpad Footpath Footprint
Footrace Footsie Footsore
Footstep Footstone Footstool
Footwear Footwork
HAND
Backhand Hand basket Hand list
Hand off Hand over Hand press
Hand puppet Handbag Handball
Hand-blown Handbook Handbrake
Handcar Handcart Handclasp
Handcraft Handcuff Handheld
Handhold Handiwork Handmaiden
Hand-me-down Handpick Handprint
Handsaw Handset Handshake
Handsome Handspring Handstand
Hand-woven Handwriting Handy
HEART
Downhearted Heart disease Heart failure
Heart free Heart rendering Heart whole
Heartache Heartbeat Heartbreak
Heartburn Heartfelt Heartland
Heartless Heartsick Heartstring
Heartthrob Heart-to-heart Heartwarming
NOSE
Nose guard Nose job Noseband
Nosebleed Nosedive Nosepiece
Nose-ring Nosey Nosing
TOE
Toe dance Toe shoe Toecap
Toehold Toenail
WAIST
Waistband Waistcoat Waistline
Waist pack
WRIST
Wristband Wristlet Wristlock
Wristwatch

SPOTLIGHT on Misty Dietz

Misty Dietz is a glass half-full type of girl who enjoys meeting new people, learning new things, reading, writing, and teaching Zumba. She was Latina in a former life. Some in her family call her Disney. She’s ok with that. She recently completed a dark, sexy suspense, and is excited to get to work plotting a paranormal romantic suspense series. The goal of her blog, The Write Enchilada, is to get people thinking or to give them specific, concrete tips to try in their own writing

Go visit her blog, You’ll love what you find and much more.
http://www.mistydietz.wordpress.com