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Thursday, November 25, 2021

synonym for delicious

ambrosial

adjective [ am-broh-zhuhl ]

ambrosial is another word for delicious

There’s no consensus on what ingredients belong in ambrosia salad, the traditional Thanksgiving treat—or on whether it actually is a treat—but we’re certain that the word ambrosia comes from a Greek word for the food (or drink or anointing oil) of the gods, which was believed to confer immortality. The English adjective, ambrosial, describes something unusually delicious or fragrant—heavenly, you could say. Ambrosial food, wine, nectar, tea, and scent are some of its most frequent uses. With the adjective ambrosial, you can turn a cocktail into an elixir of youth.

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ambrosial food
We will miss the restaurant’s ambrosial food, that little taste of heaven that has been served up every night for the last fifteen years.
ambrosial scent
She breathed in the ambrosial scent of peaches that was drifting in through the window.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

synonym for strange

uncanny

adjective [ uhn-kan-ee ]

uncanny is another word for strange

Both words suggest something distinctly out of the ordinary that excites fear or curiosity. Strange is the more common, broader term with a number of dictionary definitions. It can refer to something unfamiliar (strange faces) or a subjective state (felt strange), but the sense pertinent here refers to something that is unusual, odd, or extraordinary: strange sounds; strange behavior. Strange often implies causing uneasiness or fear, but the effects of uncanny can be downright eerie. Something uncanny is out of the ordinary but also hard to believe or account for, so that it sometimes evokes the supernatural: uncanny intuition; an uncanny ability to know what I’m thinking. Resemblances are one of uncanny’s most frequent uses in addition to uncanny similarities and uncanny impersonations.

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uncanny resemblance
It was hard to ignore the uncanny resemblance between the stranger at our door and the mysterious portrait we kept in the attic.
uncanny ability
He has the uncanny ability to knock on the door right when we’re sitting down to a meal.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

synonym for indirect

circuitous

adjective [ ser-kyoo-i-tuhs ]

circuitous is another word for indirect

Both words describe something that does not take a direct or straight course from point A to point B. You might take an indirect route home in order to enjoy new sights or to avoid traffic. An indirect route is not necessarily circuitous, but it could be if it’s particularly or unnecessarily complex, lengthy, or roundabout. A circuitous route, road, journey, or process may be twisty and windy or make a circular course to reach the destination. The word can be neutral or have a negative connotation. A circuitous argument, for example, does not get straight to the point and rambles or meanders.

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circuitous journey
The documentary follows the protagonist on his circuitous journey across Sicily, looking for the woman who took care of him when he was a baby.
take a circuitous route
She took a circuitous route to the store to avoid running into anyone she knew.

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