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Saturday, September 26, 2020


aloof is a synonym of indifferent

adjective [ uh-loof ]

aloof is another word for indifferent

Someone who is aloof, or is perceived as such, is disinterested or reticent and reserved. Aloof suggests a cool, detached, and distant air, which makes sense considering this term sailed into English on cool winds. Aloof is formed from a- (here meaning “into” or “toward”) and luff, a nautical term referring to the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail; its earliest sense in English was as an adverb meaning “to the side from which the wind blows.”

Commonly found as

remain aloof
Despite the good news, he remained aloof and showed little to no reaction.
distant and aloof
He was effusive and affectionate when he picked her up from the airport, but she did not return the warmth; she was distant and aloof the whole ride home.

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Friday, September 25, 2020


teeming is a synonym of full

adjective [ tee-ming ]

teeming is another word for full

A full train station is filled to capacity. A teeming train station is beyond full—it’s abounding or swarming with people. Teeming comes from the verb teem meaning “to abound or swarm,” or “to be prolific or fertile.” The earliest sense of the verb was “to produce offspring.” Given the fertile history of this word, it is not surprising that teem often appears in close proximity to the word life, as in the case of a tide pool that is teeming with life.

Commonly found as

teeming masses
The park rangers had reservations about opening up that section of pristine wilderness to the teeming masses.
teeming streets
On her first visit to the great metropolis, the tourist was overwhelmed by the sights and smells of the teeming streets.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020


rapport is a synonym of relationship

noun [ ra-pawr, -pohr, ruh- ]

rapport is another word for relationship

Relationship is a general term that can be applied to a wide range of connections, involvements, or associations—each of us has a particular relationship with technology, for instance (some better than others!). The noun rapport is more specific: this term is used of relations between people and suggests a harmonious and sympathetic type of connection. For example, a teacher might try to establish a close rapport with students—a connection marked by mutual understanding and good communication.

Commonly found as

establish rapport
It was important for the diplomat to establish good rapport with other public officials in her assigned region.
instant rapport
He felt an instant rapport with the new employee; within seconds of meeting, their conversation flowed and it felt as though they had known each other for years.

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