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Exam Vocabulary and Synonyms for Walking

On this page, you will find lists of words to help you expand your vocabulary related to the word ‘walk’. There are nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs, so you will learn how to put stronger sentences together with more sophisticated language. Practicing forming sentences in this way is particularly good if you are preparing for exams, such as IELTS, GRE, SAT, LSAT, Civil Services, and Banking.

Example Sentence Showing Synonyms and Different Word Forms:

I went for a relaxing (adjectivestroll (noun) around the park. It was a lovely day, and the sun was shining as I rambled (verb) around lazily (adverb).

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HOW TO USE OUR SYNONYM TABLES:

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

In this column, you will find words that you will come across in everyday English, and which are even suitable for exams like IELTS or TOEFL.

In this column, you will find words that are likely to be asked in more Advanced Exams, such as GRE, MBA, SAT/LSAT, Civil Service, Banks, etc.

*An asterisk means that this word is less popular in everyday English than the other words in the list.

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Some Nouns for ‘a Walk’

(e.g. I went for a stroll, a hike, a ramble; We went on an expedition)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

Journey

Peregrination

Circuit

Expedition

Parade

Convoy

Stroll

Ramble

Excursion

Hike

Wander

*Constitutional

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Some Adjectives to Describe ‘a Walk’

(e.g. a brisk walk, a leisurely stroll, an enjoyable ramble)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

brisk

melancholic

rapid

sublime

leisurely

listless

heavy

sedate

enjoyable

meandering

stately

relaxing

ungainly

treacherous

rambling

strenuous

solitary

vigorous

*mincing

*faltering

*nocturnal

*marathon

*laboured

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Some Verbs for ‘to Walk’

(e.g. He traipsed; She rambled; They roamed)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

Saunter

Perambulate

Wander

Amble

Ramble

Traipse

Trek

Promenade

March

Potter

Trudge

Traverse

Roam

Step

Journey

Pace

Advance

Stroll

Prance

Hobble

Tramp

Stagger

Shuffle

Creep

Dash

Strut

Limp

*Tread

*Parade

*Rove

*Stalk

*Meander

*Frolic

*Stride

*Hike

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Some Adverbs to Describe How Someone Walks

(e.g. She shuffled lazily; They swiftly marched; He was prancing happily)

COMMON USE

ADVANCED EXAMS

happily

swiftly (quickly)

enthusiastically

miserably

amiably

ponderously

purposefully

absent-mindedly

leisurely

angrily

hurriedly

lazily

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