A little fun for the afternoon – a quiz on synonyms from the Guardian.

Synonyms are words with identical or very similar meanings. If you’re writing an essay or letter and you’ve used a word too many times, the synonym option on your word processing package can be very useful. Some writers take the quest for different words a little too far though – a carrot as a “popular orange vegetable” is an example from the Guardian’s Mind Your Language blog.

Some useful resources on synonyms are Synonyms.net (self-described as “the world’s most comprehensive synonyms resource”), which offers synonyms in English only, and Thesaurus, with synonyms in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese.