Because they almost never have "the same meaning". They have very subtly different meanings. That's why thesauruses exist -- it's not to help you find a word that sounds better, it's to help you find precisely the RIGHT word that means almost the same as the one you're thinking of.

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I don't know, maybe thats why women seem to have fifteen kinds of happy , twenty different mad and infinite ways to be sad. I'm mad, sad or glad. And some of us are just gabby.

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Synonyms are useful. Homonymns suck.

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We're an expressive race. More words add emphasis.

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It makes writing poetry much easier.

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They're not the same meaning though...like "sprinkle" and "downpour" both mean "rain", but are very different.

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Because we like them.

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We need symtoms to help us be sick.

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it's like ice cream flavors!

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