Can You Ace Our Synonym Quiz?

By Carrie Mcbride, Blog Editor
January 17, 2020
Variety of thesaurus covers

January 18 is National Thesaurus Day—a day when people around the world take these heavy tomes off their shelves, hold them high, and parade around the streets in sheer jubilation at the wonder and convenience of this collection of related words.

Ok, not quite. But if you've ever struggled to find just the right word (or multiple right words) in your writing, consider a brief bow of your head and a moment of silent gratitude to the thesauri that have improved your wordsmithing. A special shout out is also in order to multihyphenate Peter Mark Roget (born January 18, 1779)—physician, philologist and author of the first modern thesaurus: "Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases." 

Since it's not a celebration without a pedantical quiz...