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Monday, October 26, 2020

synonym for casual

nonchalant

adjective [ non-shuh-lahnt, non-shuh-lahnt, -luhnt ]

nonchalant is another word for casual

The adjective nonchalant is used to describe someone who behaves in a coolly unconcerned manner or exudes a calm, casual air. If a person is feeling nervous or uncertain but wants to give an impression of confidence—as, for example, during a job interview or on a first date—they might try to appear nonchalant. But a nonchalant attitude in the face of serious matters or perilous circumstances can be received as chilly indifference.

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nonchalant attitude
The economist's nonchalant attitude was alarming given the severity of the problem he was describing.
appear nonchalant
The performer had never been more nervous for an audition, but he tried to appear nonchalant in his introduction.

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

synonym for curious

inquisitive

adjective [ in-kwiz-i-tiv ]

inquisitive is another word for curious

Someone who is inquisitive asks a lot of questions. An inquisitive nature in many cases reflects intellectual curiosity—a generally desirable trait! However, inquisitive is sometimes used to suggest a degree of intrusiveness and inappropriateness. That said, be careful not to confuse inquisitive with inquisitorial, which, in pointing to inquisitions and inquisitors, calls to mind excessive cruelty.

Commonly found as

inquisitive mind
The young lab assistant had a lot of energy and an inquisitive mind; she was ready to tackle any new experiment.
naturally inquisitive
Children are naturally inquisitive, constantly asking about things in their environment.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

synonym for praise

laud

verb [ lawd ]

laud is another word for praise

The verb laud is a more celebratory way to say praise. If you laud the accomplishments, efforts, or achievements of another person, then you’re singing their praises. While we don’t mean singing literally (though who doesn’t love an impromptu serenade?), the suggestion of song is rooted in the history of this word: in its earliest uses, the verb laud suggested an act of worship, as the singing of a hymn, and a laud (noun) is a song or hymn of praise.

Commonly found as

laud + effort
The town council lauded the efforts of local businesses who had given back to the community.
critically lauded
The actress was most remembered for her starring role in one of the most critically lauded series of all time.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

synonym for show

spectacle

noun [ spek-tuh-kuhl ]

spectacle is another word for show

A spectacle is an elaborate or impressive show or display, such as the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. The term can also refer, more generally, to a visually striking scene, such as a starry sky on a cloudless night. The key idea behind the word spectacle is that of being seen, which doesn’t always work to one’s favor! Indeed, a show or display that is remarkable for all the wrong reasons might be called a spectacle. Additionally, to make a spectacle of oneself is to behave foolishly or badly in public.

Commonly found as

witness + spectacle
About fifty people had woken up early to witness the rare spectacle of a thousand sandpipers taking flight at the local beach.
bizarre spectacle
The event devolved into a bizarre spectacle the likes of which had not been seen before.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

synonym for hopeful

sanguine

adjective [ sang-gwin ]

sanguine is another word for hopeful

Someone who is sanguine about an outcome is cheerfully optimistic or confident that things will work out favorably—even if the odds are stacked against them. This term on its own is positive, but sanguine is often used to describe people who have an exceedingly rosy outlook in situations that would seem to call for the opposite. In those cases, sanguine may suggest a degree of naiveté.

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sanguine about
She was feeling sanguine about the grand opening, even though she’d had some planning setbacks earlier in the week.
sanguine view
In the wake of the stock market crash, he took a remarkably sanguine view of the economy’s future.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

synonym for skill

dexterity

noun [ dek-ster-i-tee ]

dexterity is another word for skill

The noun skill is a general term for the ability, rooted in one’s knowledge or practice, to do something well. The noun dexterity is more specific: it refers to one’s skill or adroitness in using the hands or body. A person who displays great dexterity is highly coordinated and able to perform a challenging physical activity with precision and ease. Dexterity is also used to refer to cleverness or agility of the mind.

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manual dexterity
After the procedure, the surgeon's manual dexterity was called into question.
require dexterity
The new video game has so many puzzles, it requires tremendous dexterity (and a significant time commitment) to win.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

synonym for shun

eschew

verb [ es-choo ]

eschew is another word for shun

To shun something is to take pains to avoid it. To eschew something is to abstain from it or keep away from it. They are very close in meaning, but eschew is more often used to talk about the avoidance of a course of action that is perceived as unwise or detrimental to a specific outcome. The verb shun is more likely to be used to convey aversion or loathing.

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eschew politics
The book was a striking commentary on modern life that somehow managed to eschew politics.
generally eschew
Newly elected leaders generally eschew the use of force in international matters.

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