It's a telling tic that we often use "urban" as a synonym for "black."
A synonym given for submissive is “compliant,” and among those given for submit is “yield” and “defer.”
My students seem to really want to use “however” as a conjunction—more or less a synonym for “but.”
A star is born, another goes down courtesy of a synonym for bovine rabies, and the judges try but fail to steal the show.
Most importantly, foreign policy should not be reduced to a synonym for military action and covert operations.
In the village it was a synonym of all that is unholy and dreadful.
The fox is the synonym of cunning, and will often outwit the shrewdest trapper.
Some writers, again, use Elementary as a synonym for Shell, and so cause increased confusion.
Aversion is frequently employed as a synonym for repugnance.
This applies chiefly to poems of the class called Vers de Société, for want of an English synonym.