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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

synonym for fashionable

chic

adjective [ sheek ]

chic is another word for fashionable

Someone who is fashionable is observant or conforming to the prevailing custom of dress. This adjective is generally positive, though it may not be a glowing compliment to be called fashionable if the person using the term finds the fashion of the day unappealing. The adjective chic also means “stylish,” but it skews more complimentary, suggesting attractiveness and sophistication. Chic is used of individuals and their dress, but also of places, such as restaurants, hotels, and boutiques, that exude sophistication and style with their décor. The descriptor shabby chic is used of a cottage-inspired interior design style that is marked by a worn-in, vintage look, even if most of the décor is brand new.

Commonly found as

effortlessly chic
The fashion designer always looked effortlessly chic in her oversized sunglasses and relaxed but impeccably paired basics.
chic restaurant
He was surprised to come back to his hometown and find the street where his school used to be lined with chic restaurants and designer boutiques.

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Monday, July 19, 2021

synonym for dodge

parry

[ par-ee ]

parry is another word for dodge

Parry and dodge refer to moving quickly or cleverly to avoid a physical blow, a verbal attack, or some other aggression or demand. To dodge a blow is to avoid being struck by moving out of the way or behind something. To parry a thrust in fencing is to meet it with a deflecting move and, ideally, open a space for one’s counterattack. These two maneuvers, when transferred to more figurative contexts, have contrasting connotations. Long before the term draft dodger was coined, dodging was often associated with the shifty, evasive side of cleverness. Dodging the question in verbal exchanges, as politicians often do, is effective but not necessarily admirable. To parry a question or parry criticism is not to avoid it, but to skillfully fend it off while turning it to one’s advantage.

Commonly found as

parry a question
As a Supreme Court nominee, she excelled in parrying questions by displaying her command of legal precedent without revealing her opinion on a specific issue.
parry the thrust
At the end of the roast, the actor was able to parry every thrust that had been aimed at him by a series of comedians, except a particularly cruel joke about an ex.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021

synonym for appetizing

delectable

adjective [ dih-lek-tuh-buhl ]

delectable is another word for appetizing

You don’t need to sink your teeth into a beautiful wax peach to get the difference between appetizing and delectable. Appetizing food appeals to or stimulates the appetite, so food can have an appetizing smell or appearance, or be described in an appetizing way. People may remark that your strawberry soup looks delectable, but strictly speaking, they have to try it before declaring it to be so, because delectable means delightful to the taste, or delicious. Not surprisingly, you’ll most often find this adjective describing things to eat: delectable desserts, a delectable morsel, delectable fruit, a delectable feast.

Commonly found as

delectable dessert(s)
Even after a big meal, I can always finish one of this restaurant’s delectable desserts.
enjoy + delectable
The billboard encouraged drivers to exit the freeway and enjoy a delectable slice of homemade peach pie at the diner.

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