Synonym of the day

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Sunday, November 01, 2020

synonym for bold

audacious

adjective [ aw-dey-shuhs ]

audacious is another word for bold

The adjective audacious takes boldness to the extreme—and sometimes that’s a good thing. When used to describe an idea, goal, or plan, audacious usually suggests inventiveness and originality. But sometimes audacious is used to suggest brazen insolence and reckless defiance of convention, property, or law. An audacious lie, for instance, is an egregious and insidious falsehood delivered without shame.

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audacious goal
The committee set the audacious goal of raising $1 million for charity in a single night.
ambitious + audacious
The film was ambitious and audacious, attempting to distill the events of the last 100 years into 60 minutes of unconventional monologues.

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

synonym for treat

goody

noun [ good-ee ]

goody is another word for treat

Trick or treat—today's synonym is pretty sweet! The noun treat is used to refer to anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment. On Halloween, treat, of course, means candy! After accumulating a sufficient amount of treats, a pint-sized caped crusader or ferocious jungle cat might spend some time admiring their goodies. The word goody (also spelled goodie) is almost always used in the plural to refer to things especially tasty or pleasing. Something that stands the test of time, as classic song or TV episode, might be called an oldie but a goodie, and a bag of gifts given to guests at an event or party is a goody (or goodie) bag.

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delicious goodies
Having collected more candy than he could possibly consume, the child spent the evening taking inventory of his delicious goodies.
goodies, including
The gift bag was full of unusual goodies, including an assortment of rare chocolates.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

synonym for hobby

avocation

noun [ av-uh-key-shuhn ]

avocation is another word for hobby

An avocation is something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure. In its earliest uses, avocation referred to a calling away or diversion, as from a more important or serious task, function, or duty. The suggestion of being called away persists in modern usage. A person’s vocation (“occupation or profession”) might be accounting, but they may feel called to paint. Should they do so in their free time, painting would be their avocation.

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vocation + avocation
Writing was both her vocation and avocation; she was able to earn a living from it and she truly enjoyed it.
lifelong avocation
After making his first pie from scratch, he knew baking would be a lifelong avocation.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

synonym for satisfy

appease

verb [ uh-peez ]

appease is another word for satisfy

When desires, expectations, or needs are satisfied, they are fulfilled. A hearty meal might satisfy one's appetite (nice and simple!). The verb appease is used a little differently: to appease someone is to calm, pacify, or soothe them. The core idea behind appease is that of preserving or obtaining peace, but the term is not without conflict: sometimes appease suggests making anxious overtures or undue concessions, perhaps at the expense of what one feels is right, to satisfy demands of powerful people or entities.

Commonly found as

try to appease
The intern tried to appease his moody boss by bringing him the daily report first thing each morning.
appease + critics
The announcement of the new policy did little to appease the critics, who were skeptical it would translate into any meaningful improvements on the ground.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

synonym for check

curb

verb [ kurb ]

curb is another word for check

No need to check, restrain, or even curb your enthusiasm for today’s Synonym of the Day. To curb something is to restrain or control it. This meaning is rooted in the noun sense of curb, a bit used to control a horse. However, the verb is most commonly used to talk about restricting or limiting negative forces such as violence, corruption, or pollution.

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curb emissions
The city developed an ambitious plan to drastically curb emissions and improve air quality.
help curb
The researcher did everything he could to help curb the spread of misinformation.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

synonym for shy

bashful

adjective [ bash-fuhl ]

bashful is another word for shy

The adjective bashful isn’t one for the spotlight, but it’s the center of attention today! Bashful is an adjective that means “uncomfortably diffident and easily embarrassed.” This timid term suggests trepidation and awkward behavior when brought into prominence or notice. However, sometimes bashful suggests modesty and sensitivity more than fear or self-doubt.

Commonly found as

bashful about
Noticing my hesitation in the lobby, the concierge smiled and said, "Don't be bashful about coming in!"
bashful smile
After the interview, the author met the reporter's praise for his new book with a bashful smile.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

synonym for casual

nonchalant

adjective [ non-shuh-lahnt, non-shuh-lahnt, -luhnt ]

nonchalant is another word for casual

The adjective nonchalant is used to describe someone who behaves in a coolly unconcerned manner or exudes a calm, casual air. If a person is feeling nervous or uncertain but wants to give an impression of confidence—as, for example, during a job interview or on a first date—they might try to appear nonchalant. But a nonchalant attitude in the face of serious matters or perilous circumstances can be received as chilly indifference.

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nonchalant attitude
The economist's nonchalant attitude was alarming given the severity of the problem he was describing.
appear nonchalant
The performer had never been more nervous for an audition, but he tried to appear nonchalant in his introduction.

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