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Synonym Exercises

Do you know which one is a synonym for GROUP?

  • unction

  • bevy

  • tantivy


When a group is on the larger side, it may be called a BEVY. Bevy's earliest use in English was as a collective noun for quail (behold, the bevy of quail!), similar to a covey of partridges.When in reference to people,bevy has historically described groups of women . While you will still encounter these specific uses, the word bevy has resisted being pigeonholed. The term is now widely used in a general sense to emphasize abundance in number, and can be found in reference to just about any type of assemblage or collection.


Example: The televised fundraiser boasted a bevy of stars.

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