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Friday, December 24, 2021

synonym for hope

aspire

verb [ uh-spahyuhr ]

aspire is another word for hope

To hope for something is to desire it with only some expectation that it will happen. The verb aspire nudges desire toward action, implying an eagerness and drive to make it so. The work that goes into making an aspiration real may even leave you breathless. After all, aspire comes from the Latin verb meaning "to breathe upon" or "to pant after." Consider the lofty aspirations of the dog who pants after the squirrel; much like Fido, when we aspire to something, we are working to attain it.

Commonly found as

aspire to become
The young man aspired to become a professional interior designer someday, so he took an internship to gain relevant experience.
aspire to greatness
Many young artists aspire to greatness, emulating the masters in their technique and honing their own personal style.

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

synonym for jolly

mirthful

adjective [ murth-fuhl ]

mirthful is another word for jolly

Someone who is jolly is lively or merry (Jolly Old Saint Nick, or Santa Claus, comes to mind!). Mirthful, on the other hand, evokes mischievousness rather than the hearty “ho, ho, ho” of jolly. Mirthful, while less common than jolly, may be used to describe one’s mood, smile, or laughter itself, all containing a hint of being entertained by some secret silliness.

Commonly found as

mirthful laughter
Before entering the boisterous party, they could hear mirthful laughter emanating from the main hallway.
mirthful mood
Thinking of the surprise he had planned for his brother, the usually somber man was in a more mirthful mood.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

synonym for group

bevy

noun [ bev-ee ]

bevy is another word for group

When a group is on the larger side, it may be called a bevy. Bevy's earliest use in English was as a collective noun for quail (behold, the bevy of quail!), similar to a covey of partridges. When in reference to people, bevy has historically described groups of women. While you will still encounter these specific uses, the word bevy has resisted being pigeonholed. The term is now widely used in a general sense to emphasize abundance in number, and can be found in reference to just about any type of assemblage or collection.

Commonly found as

bevy of stars
The televised fundraiser boasted a bevy of stars.
surrounded by a bevy
At her book signing, the author was surrounded by a bevy of admirers.

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