Knowledge.

Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. Knowledge can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Knowledge can be implicit or explicit and can be more or less formal or systematic. I agree with this definition. In order to say that one is knowledgeable  in a subject one must be familiar with the content and be able to include facts and crucial information about their subject.

Synonyms:

Expertise

Intelligence

Proficiency

Recognition

Apprehension

Cognition

Comprehension

I think that comprehension and proficiency are the most important synonyms of knowledge. Comprehension is defined as the capacity of the mind to perceive and understand. Proficiency is defined as skillfulness in the command of fundamentals deriving from practice and familiarity. Both of these words are very descriptive and strong synonyms of knowledge. They are very similar in meaning but these synonyms are very powerful alternatives.

Antonyms:

Ignorance

Impotence

Inability

Incompetence

Stupidity

Weakness

Misunderstanding

Inanity

Ineptness

Homonyms

Know – have knowledge
no – opposite of yes

“The desire for knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it” —Laurence Sterne

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http://www.thefreedictionary.com/knowledge

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  1. BEFORE I GRADE, LOOK AT RUBRIC:
    post has little style or voice; words chosen show an attempt at bringing the content to life; sentence fluency is achieved in few places
    Where is your voice? Which of these do you agree with? which strikes you as the most important?

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