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Sunday, April 11, 2021


companion is a synonym of friend

noun [ kuhm-pan-yuhn ]

companion is another word for friend

The noun friend is a broad term that suggests varying degrees of familiarity. It can refer to someone who is on good terms with another (Who goes there? Friend or foe?), to a supporter or patron of some institution (friends of the Boston Symphony), or to a connection on social media. Most commonly, though, a friend is a person with whom one is on intimate terms and for whom one feels a warm affection. This is the meaning that gets us closest to the noun companion. A companion is a person who shares one's activities, fate, or condition. You might have a traveling companion or a companion in despair. The key difference is that a companion is a person who you are frequently in the company of. A friend may be far away, but still hold a special place in your heart.

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constant companion
The stray kitten became the child’s constant companion; the two were inseparable for months. 
travel + companion
Many folks travel with a companion since it is nice to share the experience—as well as the bill—with someone else.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021


invariably is a synonym of always

adverb [ in-vair-ee-uh-blee ]

invariably is another word for always

The standby adverb always is used a few different ways. It can be applied to things that happen on every occasion or without exception (he always works on Saturday), to things that occur continuously or without interruption (there’s always some pollution in the air), or it can mean “forever,” as in, Will you always love me? The adverb invariably is a synonym for always when talking about things that happen every time, without exception. If the weather forecast is invariably wrong, then it is never accurate (and maybe it's time to find a new source for your weather info!). If an answer to a question is invariably “yes,” then it is affirmative every time the question is asked.

Commonly found as

invariably leads to
As we all know, going to the supermarket hungry invariably leads to purchasing too much food.
almost invariably
The podcast started almost invariably with the host rambling on about his cats. 

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Friday, April 09, 2021


myriad is a synonym of innumerable

adjective [ mir-ee-uhd ]

myriad is another word for innumerable

The adjective innumerable denotes a number that is beyond count or, more loosely, that is extremely difficult to count: the innumerable stars in the sky. A strong synonym for innumerable is myriad, which describes things of an indefinitely great number (such as stars of a summer night) or things that have innumerable phases, aspects, or variations (the myriad mind of Shakespeare, for instance). Fittingly, myriad takes myriad forms. That is, myriad functions as a noun as well as an adjective. You can say “a myriad of reasons” (noun), or “myriad reasons” (adjective). Both are correct, though the adjective form is more common.

Commonly found as

myriad ways
In her talk about how to be self-sufficient, the farmer pointed to the myriad ways in which we can grow and preserve our own food.
face + myriad
The entrepreneur was excited to launch her business, but she knew she would face myriad challenges.

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