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Friday, August 21, 2020


apparent is a synonym of clear

adjective [ uh-par-uhnt, uh-pair- ]

apparent is another word for clear

Something that is apparent is readily seen or perceived; it is obvious. For instance, a solution to a problem that is apparent to all is widely seen and understood—it requires no uncovering or pointing out. However, things are not always what they seem with this wily adjective! Apparent is frequently used to imply room between what is actual and what appears to be true.

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become apparent
During the debate, it became apparent who was more knowledgable on the topic.
readily apparent
The reason for their abrupt departure from the event was not readily apparent.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020


likewise is a synonym of also

adverb [ lahyk-wahyz ]

likewise is another word for also

Likewise is a versatile adverb that emphasizes similarity. Sometimes it is closer to “also" or "in addition,” and other times it means “similarly” or “in the same way.” It is commonly found with the verb do, as in someone urging another to do likewise, or do the same. And lastly, there’s the conversational likewise, which sometimes stands alone and is functionally equivalent to “me too," "same here," or "right back at you."

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do likewise
After donating all her old clothes to the thrift store, my friend suggested I do likewise.
The residents were anxious about the proposed demolition on their block. Likewise, the contractors were dreading the project.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020


decisive is a synonym of important

adjective [ dih-sahy-siv ]

decisive is another word for important

The adjective decisive is used to describe important moments or actions that put an end to controversy or clarify a path forward—things that decide an outcome. It’s also applied to outcomes that are indisputable, as a decisive defeat, and to circumstances that point overwhelmingly toward a particular outcome, as a decisive lead in votes.

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decisive action
She took swift and decisive action to ensure her company was meeting new goals on greenhouse gas reduction.
prove decisive
The former rival's warm endorsement of the candidate may prove decisive.

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