Antonyms are word pairs that are opposite in meaning, such as hot and cold, fat and thin, and up and down. Words may have different antonyms, depending on the meaning. Both long and tall are antonyms of short. The variety of antonyms give writers and speakers great scope for effective expression. It also enables writers and speakers to avoid ambiguity. The purpose of this book is very simple: to help you understand all about antonyms quickly, easily and thoroughly. The words are arranged alphabetically, with their antonyms, and some with idiomatic equivalents. Since exact antonyms are not always desirable, listings included and also selected words.