A synonym is one of two or more words or expressions that have the same or nearly the same meaning in some or all senses. A thesaurus is a book of words and their synonyms. You should use a thesaurus to improve your writing and to learn new words.
You are a writer for a history magazine. Below is a list of sixteen words from the chapter on the Renaissance. You have used these words quite often in an article about the Renaissance so your editor has asked you to find synonyms for these words. To "help" you, he has also given you a list of synonyms, but as he still has not forgiven you for not inviting him to your birthday party he has not put them in order, and has put in some extra words to make your task more difficult.
elite; dominant; official; delighting; effect; entertainment; inquisitiveness; condensed; play on words; identifiable; pragmatic; efforts; mastermind; cultivated; dramatist; composed; exploit; flourish; represented; arouse; uneducated; strangle