Homonyms of the day – 4 – Vocab builder for your carrier




Cease work or movement in order to relax, sleep, or recover strength.


he needed to rest after the feverish activity’

I’m going to rest up before travelling to England’

Synonyms: relax, take a rest, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, pause, have a break, take a break, unbend, repose, laze, idle, loaf, do nothing, take time off, slack off, unwind, recharge one’s batteries, be at leisure, take it easy, sit back, sit down, stand down, lounge, luxuriate, loll, slump, flop, put one’s feet up, lie down, go to bed, have a nap, take a nap, nap, catnap, doze, have a siesta, take a siesta, drowse, sleep


An instance or period of resting.

you look as though you need a rest’

Synonyms: repose, relaxation, leisure, ease, inactivity, respite, time off, time out, breathing space

holiday, recess



Meaning: Forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.

Example: ‘Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold’

Synonyms: wrench, snatch, seize, grab, take by force, remove by force, force, prise, peel, pluck, tear, rip, heave, twist, tug, pull, jerk, dislodge


A key for tuning a harp or piano.