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Sunday, August 23, 2020

contend

contend is a synonym of argue

verb [ kuhn-tend ]

contend is another word for argue

To contend is to earnestly dispute or strive in debate. It is to assert your position or beliefs in a determined and perhaps even competitive manner. This term is commonly used in legal contexts, for instance, to talk about the assertions that lawyers, defendants, and plaintiffs make in a case. One of the most common uses of this verb, however, deviates from this meaning slightly: to contend with something, as in families contending with remote learning, is to grapple with it—not dispute it.

Commonly found as

critics contend
Critics of the company contend it acted illegally.
contend that
Experts contend that the measures helped to flatten the curve.

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Saturday, August 22, 2020

exceptional

exceptional is a synonym of special

adjective [ ik-sep-shuh-nl ]

exceptional is another word for special

The adjective exceptional describes things that are out of the ordinary or rare. Exceptional circumstances, for instance, are circumstances that deviate from the norm or from what’s expected. Often, exceptional implies excellence and superiority, as is the case when we talk about someone with exceptional talent. Here, the degree of excellence is what sets the talent apart and makes it an exception.

Commonly found as

exceptional circumstances
Applicants who did not complete the exam would be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
truly exceptional
She was a truly exceptional swimmer; no one could break her records.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

apparent

apparent is a synonym of clear

adjective [ uh-par-uhnt, uh-pair- ]

apparent is another word for clear

Something that is apparent is readily seen or perceived; it is obvious. For instance, a solution to a problem that is apparent to all is widely seen and understood—it requires no uncovering or pointing out. However, things are not always what they seem with this wily adjective! Apparent is frequently used to imply room between what is actual and what appears to be true.

Commonly found as

become apparent
During the debate, it became apparent who was more knowledgable on the topic.
readily apparent
The reason for their abrupt departure from the event was not readily apparent.

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