Vocabulary 2. Synonymy and Antonymy

This type of meaning link refers to the use of words in a text or paragraph which have similar or opposite meanings. These links of similarity (synonymy) or contrast (antonymy) create lexical cohesion in a text. They are important ways of connecting ideas and information through vocabulary chains across a text.

All words in a synonym chain are similar in meaning. Words in an antonym pair are opposite in meaning.