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Monday, November 02, 2020


conjecture is a synonym of guess

verb [ kuhn-jek-cher ]

conjecture is another word for guess

We won’t leave you guessing about today’s word: the verb conjecture means “to conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.” If you guess what’s going to happen, you may be risking an opinion on something about which you know nothing or very little. If you conjecture an outcome, you are drawing conclusions based on available information, with the understanding that the information is partial. While neither of these terms deals in certainty, the latter suggests a more reasoned approach to determining what's probable.

Commonly found as

reasonable to conjecture
The source was not revealed in the article, but based on the information he had access to, it was reasonable to conjecture that it was someone at the highest level of operations.
researchers conjecture, scholars conjecture
Some scholars conjecture that the artifact had been used by Cleopatra.

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Sunday, November 01, 2020


audacious is a synonym of bold

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.

Commonly found as

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


goody is a synonym of treat

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.

Commonly found as

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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