Why don’t we use thesaurus words to diversify our English skills? Let’s learn how to use them.
1. Pretty = Good-looking = Beautiful:
- Pretty (a): attractive without being very beautiful (usually for women)
E.g. You look so pretty in that dress
- Beautiful (a): pleasing to the senses or to the mind (usually for women)
E.g. What a beautiful thing to say!
- Good-looking (a): physical attractive (both gender)
E.g. With his black hair and high cheekbones he appeared unusually good-looking.
2. Attack = Assault
- Attack (n): an act of using violence to try to hurt or to kill sb
- Assault (n): an act of attacking a building, an area… in order to control it
E.g. An assault/attack on the capital was launched in the early hours of the morning. (We can use both attack and assault in this situation)
3. Guilty >< Innocent
- Guilty (a): having done something illegal or broken the law
E.g. We’ve all been guilty of selfishness at some time in our lives.
- Innocent (a): not having done something wrong
E.g. They have imprisoned an innocent man.
4. Journalist ~ Reporter
- Journalist (n): a person whose job is to collect and write new stories for newspaper, magazines, radio or television.
E.g. She was warned against speaking to journalists about the affair.
- Reporter (n): somebody who visits places to collect and write reports.
E.g. We were warned not to talk to reporters.
5. Lazy ~ Idle
- Lazy (a): not willing to work or to be active, doing as little as possible (criticize)
E.g. I was feeling too lazy to go out.
- Idle (a): (people) not working hard (but not criticize)
E.g. She never lifts a finger to help. She’s bone idle.