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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

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

MISUSED words part 2

This list is all about words that we often MISUSE in our writing.

In– within a space Into– entering a space
Infer– to conclude something Imply– state something indirectly
Inherent– logically inseparable Inherit– to pass down to the next generation
Isle– an island Aisle– a corridor to pass from one place to another
Its– ownership form of it It’s– short for it is
Levee– built to help keep a river from flooding land Levy– impose a tax
Lay– to place something Lie– prostrate, horizontal Lie– tell an untruth
Loathe– strongly dislike Loath– unwilling, reluctant
Loose– not tight Lose– misplace Loss– something you no longer have
Method– procedure or process Methodology — study or analysis of working methods
Past– previously occurred Passed– past tense for pass
Perspective– view at angles Prospective– expectation
Principal– main, person in charge Principle– basic truth
Sense– feel, wisdom Since– stating from the time, because, while, as
Sometimes– at an unspecified time Some time– an amount of time Sometimes– now and then
Than– comparison Then– refers to time
Their– ownership form of they There– a place not here They’re short for they are
To– in the direction too– means also Two– a number
Wander– to meander or stray Wonder–to marvel or to be curious or in doubt
Were– past tense of to be We’re– short for we are Where– a place
Weather– refers to state of atmosphere Whether– which one
Who– refers to people Which– refers to things That– refers to either
Who’s– short for who is Whose– ownership for who
Your– ownership of something You’re– short for you are

Do you have words that you continually mix up or misuse. Share them and I’ll add them to the list.

MISUSED WORDS Part 1

This list is all about words that are often MISUSED in our writing.

Accept— to receive Except— exclude
Advice— an opinion Advise— to give information
Affect— to change Effect— to accomplish
Allusion— indirect reference Illusion— mistaken perception
Almost— nearly Most— more than half
A lot— more Alot— misspelling for A lot Allot— to give something
Already— a specific time All ready— prepared
All right— adequate, average, correct Alright— misspelled for all right
Altogether— entirely All together— gather
Bad— describes nouns Badly— discribes verbs
Breath— gulp of air Breathe— take in and blow out air
Casual— informal Causal— relating to cause
cite— to quote Sight— something seen Site— is a place
Complementary— go well together Complimentary— give without charge
Conscience— recognize right and wrong Conscious— aware of something
Desert— barren area Desert— abandon Dessert— at the end of a meal
Disassemble— to dismantle Dissemble— to tell lies
Discreet— showing discernment Discrete— separate parts
Emigrate— leave one country to live in another Immigrate— become established in a new country
eminent— means emerging Imminent— about to occur Immanent— indwelling, pervading
Feature— facial parts Feature— program, entertainment
Hangar— housing for aircraft Hanger— clothes hang on
Hanged— lynched with a rope Hung— to cling
Hear— to detect sound Here— in this place
Former— first in group Latter— second in group
Good— describes nouns Well— describes verbs

Words phrases to use in place of EXAMPLE

I hope you like this week’s list of words and find many to use in you writing for them.
Sorry, I’m late with this list of words. So much has happened here at home, vacation, repair work to the house and my granddaughter coming to stay for the summer. Life is wonderful and full of joy. I hope this summer is going great for each of you.

Keep cool and keep writing.

The following is a list of a few of the words and/or phrases that will help you to EXAMPLE in your writing.
The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes EXAMPLE as “…serves as a pattern…be imiated…”
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition for EXAMPLE, “…sample. specimen …”

A case in point A model of A sample will show
Application of a rule An analogy Another way
As an example As an illustration At the same time
For example For instance For one thing
In fact In one example In order to clarify
In other words In particular In the following manner
In the same way In this case In this instance
In this specific instance Incidentally indeed
More exactly More specifically Namely
One sample Representative Show a resemblance
Specifically Such as Suppose that
That is Thus To be exact
To bring to light To cite a reference To clarify
To demonstrate To exemplify To explain
To illustrate To put it another way To show
To show a parallel To repeat To show a pattern

Transition words for –INTENT

The following is a list of a few of the words and/or phrases that will help you to INTENT in
your writing.
The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes INTENT
as “…eager attention…will concentrated on something or some end or purpose”
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition for INTENT, “…steadfast…attentive…watchful…mindful”

Act of intending Aim All practical purposes
Attention applied By design Concentrated
Determined Engrossed Firmly fixed
Fixed Focused On Implicit meaning
In the sense Intention On purpose
Purposes The act To focus
To plan

Word list for — INTENSIFY

The following is a list of a few of the words and/or phrases that will help you to INTENSIFY in your writing.
The Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary describes INTENSIFY as “…become intense or more intensive”
The Synonym Finder, by J. I. Rodale definition for INTENSIFY, “…sharpen, heighten…enhance …enrich”

Above all Accentuate Act of increasing
Added to Amp up Amplify
Beef up Boost Consolidate
Deepen Enhance Exaggerate
Heighten Increase in extent Increase the contrast
Incremental Intensifying Magnify
Make stronger More More extreme
Redouble Sharpen Step up
Strengthen To enlarge To stress