Skill 17 Identify Synonyms—Part 1

Synonyms are critically important if you want to score high on the ASVAB. The Word Knowledge test is made up entirely of questions that require you to know the meaning of various words. Each question asks you to find the synonym for a given word.

What exactly is a synonym? A synonym is a word that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word. So for example, think about the word create. What word means the same or almost the same as create? Some synonyms for create could be make, produce, formulate, build, or construct. Each of these words is a synonym for the word create.

So how do you learn synonyms? You learn them by reading and by using the dictionary to look up the meaning of words that you ...

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