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Identify Jumbled Synonym Words

In this worksheet, students will unscramble a word using a synonym to help them. This will develop students’ vocabulary and problem-solving skills.

'Identify Jumbled Synonym Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Jumbled Words

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Worksheet Overview

Our sneaky letter jumbler has been at it again and some of the words in this activity have been jumbled!

In this activity, a synonym is given to help you decode the word.


Remember: A synonym is a word with the same or a very similar meaning.

Let’s look at this example:

Synonym Jumbled word
Climb  ndacse


First, let’s think about words which are synonyms of climb, such as:

clamber     scale       ascend        mount

The answer is ascend because it contains the same letters as the scrambled word!


boy rock climbing wall

Let’s try another:

Synonyms Jumbled word




First, let’s think of some synonyms for occupation and see if they match, such as: 

job      career    profession     work


Which of these words has the same letters as our jumbled word?

The correct answer is career!


It’s now your turn to use your detective unscrambling skills to rearrange the muddled letters of a word.


edplace 11+ detective


Here’s a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:

synonym has been given for each word to assist you. Use it!


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