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Tiếp nối List 250 cặp từ đồng nghĩa trong tiếng Anh - Phần 1, bài viết này cập nhật các cặp từ đồng nghĩa thông dụng được sử dụng nhiều nhất trong tiếng Anh từ vần M - Z.

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Many —– Numerous (n): nhiều

  • There are too many mistakes in this essay.
  • He has been late on numerous occasions.

Misery —– Distress/ Hardship (n): sự gian khổ

  • Fame brought her nothing but misery.
  • The charity aims to relieve poverty and distress caused by natural disasters.
  • People suffered many hardships during that long winter.

Mistake —– Error (n): lỗi

  • It would be a mistake to ignore his opinion.
  • I think you have made an error in calculating the total.

Mix —– Stir/ Mingle/ Blend (v): trộn

  • Oil does not mix with water.
  • The vegetables are stirred into the rice while it is hot.
  • He felt a kind of happiness mingled with regret.
  • Blend the flour with the milk to make a smooth paste.

Mother —– Mom (n): mẹ

  • I want to buy a present for my mother and father.
  • My mom says I have to stay home tonight.


Naughty —– Mischievous (adj): nghịch ngợm

  • He is a naughty boy.
  • She looked slightly mischievous.

Nearly —– Almost (adv): hầu hết

  • The bottle’s nearly empty.
  • The story is almost certainly false.

Neat —– Tidy (adj): sạch, gọn

  • She was wearing a neat black suit.
  • She keeps her flat very tidy.


Occur —– Happen (v): xảy ra

  • When exactly did the incident occur?
  • You’ll never guess what’s happened!

Odd —– Strange/ Queer/ Weird (adj): kì cục, kì lạ

  • The odd thing was that he didn’t recognize me.
  • strange thing happened this morning.
  • She had a queer feeling that she was being watched.
  • It’s really weird seeing yourself on television.

Old —– Ancient (adj): cũ, cổ kính

  • He always gives the same old excuses.
  • That’s an ancient oak tree!

Opportunity —– Chance (n): cơ hội

  • You’ll have the opportunity to ask any questions at the end.
  • Please give me a chance to explain.

Outside —– Exterior (n): bên ngoài

  • You can’t open the door from the outside.
  • The exterior of the house needs painting.


Page —– Sheet (n): trang, giấy

  • Someone has torn a page out of this book.
  • Start each answer on a fresh sheet.

Particular —– Specific (adj): cụ thể

  • There is one particular patient I’d like you to see.
  • The money was collected for a specific purpose.

Pastime —– Hobby (n): sở thích

  • Watching television now seems to be the most popular national pastime.
  • I only play jazz as a hobby.

Pause —– Hesitate (v): dừng, ngập ngừng

  • Anita paused for a moment, then said: ‘All right’.
  • He seemed to hesitate a second.

Perform —– Act/ Carry out (v); thể hiện, tiến hành

  • She performs an important role in our organization.
  • Can you act as interpreter?
  • Extensive tests have been carried out on the patient.

Place —– Put (v): đặt

  • He placed his hand on her shoulder.
  • Did you put sugar in my coffee?

Play —– Frolic

  • You’ll have to play inside today.
  • Lambs frolicked in the next field.

Polite —– Courteous 

  • Please be polite to our guests.
  • The hotel staffs are friendly and courteous.

Popular —– Favorite 

  • This is one of our most popular designs.
  • It’s one of my favorite movies.

Precarious —– Uncertain/ Insecure

  • The museum is in a financially precarious position.
  • They’re both uncertain about what to do.
  • Insecure doors and windows make life easy for burglars.

Pretty —– Beautiful

  • She is a pretty girl.
  • She looked stunningly beautiful that night.

Prompt —– Immediate/ Instant

  • Prompt payment of the invoice would be appreciated.
  • Our immediate response to the attack was sheer horror.
  • This account gives you instant access to your money.


Pull —– Tug

  • Pull the chair nearer the table.
  • She tried to escape but he tugged her back.

Push —– Shove

  • She pushed at the door but it wouldn’t budge.
  • The door wouldn’t open no matter how hard she shoved.


Quake —– Tremble

  • They are quaking in their boots at the prospect of tomorrow’s game.
  • He opened the letter with trembling hands.

Quiet —– Peaceful

  • I was looking forward to a quiet evening at home.
  • He had a peaceful life.

Quiet —– Silent

  • “Be quiet,” said the teacher.
  • “Keep silent, please!”

Quite —– Fairly/ Pretty

  • He plays quite well.
  • I know him fairly well, but I wouldn’t say we were really close friends.
  • I’m pretty sure I’ll be going.


Raise —– Lift

  • She raised the gun and fired.
  • lifted the lid of the box and peered in.

Real —– Genuine/ True

  • Are those real flowers?
  • Is the painting a genuine Picasso?
  • The novel is based on a true story.

Receive —– Get

  • He received an award for bravery from the police service.
  • got a letter from Dave this morning.

Regret —– Remorse

  • She expressed her regret at the decision.
  • She felt no remorse at leaving them without notice.

Reject —– Deny/ Refuse

  • The prime minister rejected any idea of reforming the system.
  • She denied all knowledge of the incident.
  • I politely refused their invitation.

Reliable —– Dependable/ Trustworthy

  • We are looking for someone who is reliable and hardworking.
  • She is a dependable man.
  • If you want your mom to trust you, you have to be a trustworthy person.

Remark —– Comment

  • The judges remarked on the high standard of entries for the competition.
  • I don’t feel I can comment on their decision.

Renew —– Resume

  • The army renewed its assault on the capital.
  • She resumed her career after an interval of six years.

Rescue —– Save

  • He rescued a child from drowning.
  • Doctors were unable to save her.

Respect —– Honor

  • I have the greatest respect for your brother.
  • They stood in silence as a mark of honor to her.

Respond —– Reply/ Answer

  • I asked him his name, but he didn’t respond.
  • He never replied to any of my letters.
  • I repeated the question, but she didn’t answer.

Rest —– Relax

  • The doctor told me to rest.
  • Just relax and enjoy the movie.

Right —– Correct/ Proper/ True

  • You were quite right to criticize him.
  • Please check that these details are correct.
  • We should have had a proper discussion before voting.
  • I think it would be true to say that the show was a success.

Rich —– Wealthy

  • Nobody gets rich from writing nowadays.
  • They live in a wealthy suburb of Chicago.

Round —– Circular

  • The child was watching it all with big round eyes.
  • The crater was two miles across and roughly circular.

Rug —– Carpet

  • There were several brightly colored rugs scattered around.
  • My bedroom carpet is green.

Rule —– Law

  • The 1972 act imposed direct rule from Westminster.
  • The reforms have recently become law.


Sack —– Bag

  • We need about a sack of rice.
  • She is holding a plastic bag.

Sad —– Unhappy

  • We are very sad to hear that you are leaving.
  • I was unhappy that she had to go.

Say —– Tell/ Talk/ Speak

  • Be quiet, I have something to say.
  • Tell me where you live.
  • Stop talking and listen!
  • The President refused to speak to the waiting journalists.

Scared —– Terrified/ Frightened/ Afraid

  • She is scared of going out alone.
  • I’m terrified of losing you.
  • I’m frightened of walking home alone in the dark.
  • I started to feel afraid of going out alone at night.

Shop —– Store

  • There’s a little gift shop around the corner.
  • She worked in a grocery store before going to college.

Shout —– Scream/ Yell

  • shouted for help but nobody came.
  • He screamed at me to stop.
  • She yelled at the child to get down from the wall.

Shy —– Bashful/ Timid/ Embarrassed

  • She was too shy to ask anyone for help.
  • She looked bashful when he asked her what she wanted.
  • He stopped in the doorway, too timid to go in.
  • He felt embarrassed at being the centre of attention.

Sick —– Ill

  • Her mother’s very sick.
  • Her father is seriously ill in St Luke’s hospital.

Sincere —– Honest

  • He seemed sincere enough when he said he wanted to help.
  • Give me your honest opinion.

Slim —– Slender/ Thin

  • She was tall and slim.
  • She is slender and stylish.
  • She was looking pale and thin.

Small —– Little/ Tiny/ Diminutive

  • They’re having a relatively small wedding.
  • She gave a little laugh.
  • Only a tiny minority hold such extreme views.
  • She was a diminutive figure beside her husband.

Smart —– Brilliant/ Intelligent/ Clever/ Bright

  • She’s smarter than her brother.
  • She has one of the most brilliant minds in the country.
  • She asked a lot of intelligent questions.
  • He’s too clever by half, if you ask me.
  • She’s probably the brightest student in the class.

Smile —– Grin

  • He smiled with relief.
  • They grinned with delight when they heard our news.

Sniff —– Smell

  • The dog sniffed at my shoes.
  • I could smell alcohol on his breath.

Sordid —– Dirty

  • These were the urban poor, living in the sordid back streets and alleys of prosperous Victorian cities.
  • She circled the bedroom, picking up dirty clothes.

Speech —– Lecture

  • He made the announcement in a speech on television.
  • He regularly gives lectures on modern French literature.

Split —– Divide

  • She split the class into groups of four.
  • A sentence can be divided up into meaningful segments.

Spooky —– Scary/ Creepy

  • It got a bit spooky when James started telling ghost stories.
  • It was a really scary moment.
  • It’s kind of creepy down in the cellar!

Sprint —– Run

  • Three runners sprinted past.
  • I had to run to catch the bus.

Stone —– Rock

  • The floors are made of stone.
  • To build the tunnel, they had to cut through 500 feet of solid rock.

Story —– Tale

  • He read the children a story.
  • His latest book is a delightful children’s tale about talking animals.

Street —– Highway

  • The bank is just across the street.
  • He took highway 314 heading north.

Suggest —– Propose

  • May I suggest a white wine with this dish, Sir?
  • The government proposed changes to the voting system.

Sundown —– Sunset

  • The celebration begins at sundown.
  • Every evening at sunset the flag was lowered.

Sure —– Certain

  • You don’t sound very sure.
  • She looks certain to win an Oscar.


Talkative —– Communicative

  • She was in a talkative mood.
  • He wasn’t very communicative and kept things to himself.

Taxi —– Cab

  • We’d better take a taxi.
  • I took a cab to the airport.

Temper —– Mood

  • He must learn to control his temper.
  • He’s always in a bad mood.

Thankful —– Grateful

  • I was thankful to see they’d all arrived safely.
  • I am extremely grateful to all the teachers for their help.

Think —– Ponder/ Consider

  • I didn’t think you liked sports.
  • The senator pondered the question for a moment.
  • She considered her options.

Toss —– Throw

  • She tossed her jacket onto the bed.
  • Some kids were throwing stones at the window.

Total —– Entire/ Whole

  • This bought the total number of accidents so far this year to 113.
  • The entire village was destroyed.
  • He spent the whole day writing.

Transform —– Convert

  • The photochemical reactions transform the light into electrical impulses.
  • The hotel is going to be converted into a nursing home.

Trip —– Journey

  • We went on a trip to the mountains.
  • They went on a long train journey across India.

Trust —– Believe

  • You can trust me not to tell anyone.
  • believed his lies for years.

Try —– Attempt

  • I don’t know if I can come but I’ll try.
  • I will attempt to answer all your questions.

Trivial —– Unimportant

  • I know it sounds trivial, but I’m worried about it.
  • I was just a young girl from a small town and I felt very unimportant.


Uncommon —– Unusual

  • Side effects from the drug are uncommon.
  • She has a very unusual name.

Uncooked —– Raw

  • The steak was uncooked in the middle.
  • These fish are often eaten raw.

Uneasy —– Restless/ Concerned/ Nervous/ Anxious

  • His presence made her feel uneasy.
  • After five years in the job, he was beginning to feel restless.
  • The President is deeply concerned about this issue.
  • I felt really nervous before the interview.
  • He seemed anxious about the meeting.

Unfortunate —– Unlucky

  • He was unfortunate to lose in the final round.
  • He was very unlucky not to win.

Unlawful —– Illegal

  • The jury returned a verdict of unlawful killing.
  • It’s illegal to drive through a red light.

Unmarried —– Single

  • She was sent away to a home for unmarried mothers.
  • The apartments are ideal for single people living alone.

Usually —– Generally

  • I’m usually home by 6 o’clock.
  • generally get up at six.


Value —– Worth

  • The winner will receive a prize to the value of £1 000.
  • He has a personal net worth of $10 million.

Very —– Extremely

  • The new building has been very much admired.
  • This issue is extremely complicated.


Walk —– Stroll

  • He walked slowly away from her.
  • People were strolling along the beach.

Want —– Desire

  • She’s always wanted a large family.
  • We all desire health and happiness.

Weak —– Feeble

  • She is still weak after her illness.
  • The heartbeat was feeble and irregular.

Winner —– Victor

  • The winners of the competition will be announced next month.
  • There are no victors in a divorce.

Woman —– Lady

  • I prefer to see a woman doctor.
  • He was with an attractive young lady.

Wonderful —– Amazing

  • It’s wonderful what you can do when you have to.
  • It’s amazing the difference a few polite words make.

Word —– Expression

  • Could I have a quick word with you?
  • Her writing is full of colorful expressions.

Write —– Record

  • Write your name at the top of the paper.
  • The band is back in the US recording their new album.

Writer —– Author

  • She’s one of my favorite writers.
  • He was the author of two books on China.

Wrong —– Incorrect

  • He was driving on the wrong side of the road
  • His version of what happened is incorrect.

Yearly —– Annually

  • The magazine is issued twice yearly.
  • The exhibition is held annually.


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