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Tuesday, August 25, 2020


arduous is a synonym of hard

adjective [ ahr-joo-uhs ]

arduous is another word for hard

To call something arduous is to emphasize how much labor or effort it requires, or to call attention to how time consuming and tedious it is. An arduous task, for instance, is one that takes a long time to complete and is generally unpleasant to perform. An arduous journey is one that presents many perils and difficulties and requires great perseverance.

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long and arduous
The trek to the summit was extremely long and arduous.
arduous task
She missed many things about living in a colder climate, but not the arduous task of shoveling snow.

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Monday, August 24, 2020


contemplate is a synonym of consider

verb [ kon-tuhm-pleyt, -tem- ]

contemplate is another word for consider

To consider something is to think about it, especially in order to make a decision. To contemplate something is to give it continued attention in a calm, reflective manner. This verb suggests an internal gazing or meditative state similar to the verbs muse and ponder. While the act of contemplation may certainly inform decisions, the verb often wanders free, untethered to aims or outcomes.

Commonly found as

contemplate + future
The two high school seniors lay on the grass and contemplated their future as they gazed at the stars.
seriously contemplate
The city planner took time to seriously contemplate the challenges of climate change.

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Sunday, August 23, 2020


contend is a synonym of argue

verb [ kuhn-tend ]

contend is another word for argue

To contend is to earnestly dispute or strive in debate. It is to assert your position or beliefs in a determined and perhaps even competitive manner. This term is commonly used in legal contexts, for instance, to talk about the assertions that lawyers, defendants, and plaintiffs make in a case. One of the most common uses of this verb, however, deviates from this meaning slightly: to contend with something, as in families contending with remote learning, is to grapple with it—not dispute it.

Commonly found as

critics contend
Critics of the company contend it acted illegally.
contend that
Experts contend that the measures helped to flatten the curve.

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