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Perdue OWL — Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition
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Perdue OWL Writing Lab sitemap — An overwhelming amount of information for writers of all kinds.
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Bartleby.com — Strunk & White, Elements of Style.
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A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the first word correctly. ~Burt Bacharach

An antonym is the opposite of the word you’re trying to think of. ~Unknown

Synonym: A word having the same or almost the same meaning as another word.
Antonym: A word having the opposite meaning of another word.

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