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Sunday, September 27, 2020


appreciate is a synonym of like

verb [ uh-pree-shee-eyt ]

appreciate is another word for like

To like something is to regard it with favor or to find it agreeable. To appreciate something is to value it highly or to be grateful for it. This verb suggests wise judgment, delicate perception, and keen insight in realizing the worth of something. You might appreciate (or be grateful) for a friend’s thoughtfulness or appreciate (regard highly) the nuanced flavors of a fine wine. Appreciate is also used to talk about grasping something mentally or being aware of it, as in the case of someone who appreciates (but is not grateful for!) the dangers of a situation.

Commonly found as

appreciate + help
The all-volunteer staff at the local animal shelter greatly appreciates the extra help they get around the holidays.
respect and appreciate
The negative feedback was not easy to hear, but she respected and appreciated the honest communication.

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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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