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Monday, September 21, 2020

synonym for hint

allude

verb [ uh-lood ]

allude is another word for hint

To allude is to refer to something indirectly. It is a way of pointing toward something or calling it to mind without explicitly naming it. A pop singer might allude to events in their personal life through abstracted lyrics. Allusions, or references to earlier artistic works, are very common in literature, as in the case of a book title (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) that borrows language from another work (The Tempest by William Shakespeare).

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allude to the fact
At the press briefing, he alluded to the fact that the agency had downsized considerably.
vaguely allude
The lyrics from her new song vaguely allude to the end of a marriage.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

synonym for ridiculous

preposterous

adjective [ pri-pos-ter-uhs, -truhs ]

preposterous is another word for ridiculous

The adjectives ridiculous and preposterous both describe things that are inconsistent with reason or common sense. True to its root, however, ridiculous implies ridicule or contempt. Preposterous emphasizes foolishness and suggests a topsy-turvy, inverted, or disorderly quality. A preposterous notion or idea, for instance, is so jumbled in its reasoning or so contrary to expected order that it is downright disorienting.

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preposterous notion
He floated the preposterous notion that the dog ate not only his homework, but his entire desk.
utterly preposterous
The idea of vacationing on the moon struck her as utterly preposterous.

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

synonym for enhance

augment

verb [ awg-ment ]

augment is another word for enhance

To enhance something is to add to its desirability or to magnify it. To augment something is to make it larger or to increase it. A person might augment or supplement their income by taking a second job; a teacher might augment course curriculum with unique educational experiences. Augment is often used to talk about additions that are made to meet needs, standards, or requirements.

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augment or replace
The team leaders had to decide whether to augment or replace the existing performance review system.
efforts to augment
Hoping to stay viable, the company supported many efforts to augment revenue by focusing on consumer satisfaction.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

synonym for complex

intricate

adjective [ in-tri-kit ]

intricate is another word for complex

Something that is intricate has many interrelated parts or facets. Such involvement or entanglement can be the source of wonder or appreciation, as in the case of intricate patterns in nature or art, or frustration, as in the case of an argument that is so intricate it is difficult to understand. Networks, webs, and systems are interrelated by definition; in describing complex entities such as these, intricate draws special attention to their elaborate nature.

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beautiful and intricate
The beautiful and intricate weave on the Panama hat made it worth its weight in gold.
intricate details
The otherwise engaging presentation got bogged down in the intricate details of the new policy.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

synonym for fast

posthaste

adverb [ pohst-heyst ]

posthaste is another word for fast

Posthaste, also spelled post-haste, is an adverb that means “with the greatest possible speed or promptness.” It works in a sentence similar to immediately or ASAP. When the term entered English, it referred to speed like that of someone traveling post, or riding express to deliver mail. Nowadays you can use it to command speedy movement or action, “Leave the premise posthaste!” or to describe it, “She came to her friend’s aid posthaste.”

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verb + posthaste
Upon seeing the bear, the hikers returned to their campsite posthaste.
posthaste.
After the incident, the head of the network resigned posthaste. 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

synonym for boring

humdrum

adjective [ huhm-druhm ]

humdrum is another word for boring

Something that is boring is dull and uninteresting—maybe even nap inducing. Something that is humdrum is especially boring for its lack of variety (unlike your synonym-rich vocabulary!). Fun though it may be to say, humdrum emphasizes monotony and the drone of the everyday. This dreary adjective commonly describes recurring activities or routines, or even the monotony of life itself.

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humdrum life
The writer’s seemingly humdrum life was, in reality, full of adventure.
escape + humdrum
The movie helped him escape his humdrum reality for a few hours.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

synonym for lead

helm

verb [ helm ]

helm is another word for lead

To helm something, such as a creative project or a place of business, is to steer or direct it. The suggestion is of one helming or steering a ship, an activity so named for the wheel or steering apparatus of a seagoing vessel—the helm. You may hear of someone helming a department or agency, a newsroom, or a kitchen in popular restaurant. But most often, helm is used in the entertainment industry in discussion of the director, who steers the production on a (hopefully not choppy) course.

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helm the film
Much to the fans' delight, the director chosen to helm the film has a background in live theater.
previously helmed
The chef came highly recommended; he had previously helmed the kitchen of the most critically acclaimed restaurant in the county.

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