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Synonym of the day

Monday, September 14, 2020

synonym for negative

adverse

adjective [ ad-vurs, ad-vurs ]

adverse is another word for negative

The adjective adverse implies antagonism and opposition. It emphasizes the idea of misfortune and is often used to describe circumstances or events that are harmful to health and well-being. For instance, you might hear of adverse effects of pollution or adverse consequences of a decision. This decidedly unfriendly adjective is related to the noun adversity, “an unfortunate event or circumstance” or “unfavorable fortune or fate.”

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adverse impact
The agency warned against the project, citing an adverse impact on the environment.
potentially adverse
The lab technicians worked diligently to protect the samples from the potentially adverse effects of light and heat exposure.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

synonym for happy

elated

adjective [ ih-ley-tid ]

elated is another word for happy

Elated is the perfect adjective to use when you’re in particularly high spirits, especially when that exalted feeling arises from a victory or achievement. This lofty adjective comes from the verb elate, which means “to make very happy or proud,” but in earlier uses meant “to lift; elevate.” So the next time you’re walking on air or beaming with pride (or both!), remember that elated is up there, too, waiting in the wings for you to use it!

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absolutely elated
When he learned that his book was going to be published, he was absolutely elated.
elated and relieved
The couple felt elated and relieved when the paperwork to buy their dream home was finalized.  

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

synonym for effective

potent

adjective [ poht-nt ]

potent is another word for effective

Something that is effective produces a desired or expected result. Something that is potent is not just effective; it's powerful. Potent implies great natural or inherent power, and it works as a synonym for effective when applied to things that are highly persuasive or convincing, such as a well-constructed argument. Potent symbols and potent metaphors are powerfully evocative, and potent ingredients produce powerful physical or chemical effects.

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potent argument
The most potent argument against the project is how much money it will divert from other initiatives.
remains potent
The case the legislator made years ago for campaign finance reform remains potent today.

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