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constituent is a synonym of component

noun [ kuhn-stich-oo-uhnt ]

constituent is another word for component

Component refers to a part, usually one of many different parts, that make up something (I made sure I had all the components to build my bike’s new drivetrain).

Constituent refers to an important and necessary element of something (The mechanic described the functions of the engine’s major constituents).

Component suggests one part of many, all of which are important. Constituent refers to an important and necessary part of the whole (There are many components of a good argument; Flour, fat, and eggs are the essential constituents of a cake).

Component and constituent can both refer to a physical part or a non-physical part (Generosity was a component of his character; the constituents of a molecule).

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obstruction is a synonym of obstacle

noun [ uhb-struhk-shuhn ]

obstruction is another word for obstacle

Obstacle refers to something that gets in the way of progress (His dislike for math was an obstacle to his dream of being an astronaut).

Obstruction refers to something that blocks passage or progress completely (The road was closed due to an obstruction).

Obstacle suggests a block that can be circumvented or overcome, whereas obstruction suggests something insurmountable (The lack of funding was an obstruction to scientific discoveries; The horse jumped easily over the obstacle).

✅ Both obstruction and obstacle can be used to refer to any kind of block to literal or figurative progress. However, obstruction more commonly refers to physical blocks to literal progress.

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feasible is a synonym of possible

adjective [ fee-zuh-buhl ]

feasible is another word for possible

Possible refers to something that could happen (It’s possible that today will be sunny).

Feasible refers to something which could easily happen, and is a desirable thing to happen (The plan was feasible).

✅ Although possible and feasible both refer to things that could happen, something feasible is more likely than something possible (It’s feasible that he’ll want to get pizza tonight; It’s possible that he’ll see a ghost but it’s also possible that he won’t).

Possible suggests something that could theoretically happen. Feasible suggests something that is quite likely to happen, or has a high chance of success.

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