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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.

Commonly found as

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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