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Wednesday, August 19, 2020


decisive is a synonym of important

adjective [ dih-sahy-siv ]

decisive is another word for important

The adjective decisive is used to describe important moments or actions that put an end to controversy or clarify a path forward—things that decide an outcome. It’s also applied to outcomes that are indisputable, as a decisive defeat, and to circumstances that point overwhelmingly toward a particular outcome, as a decisive lead in votes.

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decisive action
She took swift and decisive action to ensure her company was meeting new goals on greenhouse gas reduction.
prove decisive
The former rival's warm endorsement of the candidate may prove decisive.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020


encounter is a synonym of find

verb [ en-koun-ter ]

encounter is another word for find

To find something is to locate or obtain it. To encounter something is to come upon it unexpectedly. Those who find something are usually looking for it, and may be delighted or relieved to find it. Those who encounter something—not so much! Confrontation and conflict accompany encounter in many contexts because the word entered English poised for battle; its earliest sense was “to meet in conflict,” as in “We will encounter the enemy at dawn.” Today, encounter is used less to talk about daybreak adversaries, and more about unforeseen obstacles and difficulties.

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encounter difficulties
His cross-country trip was thrilling, but he encountered many difficulties along the way.
frequently encounter
The fact-checkers on the story said they frequently encountered denial and blame.

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Monday, August 17, 2020


amiable is a synonym of kind

adjective [ ey-mee-uh-buhl ]

amiable is another word for kind

The adjective kind implies a deep-seated benevolence and sympathetic nature. Amiable emphasizes congeniality. Someone who is amiable is friendly, agreeable, and pleasant to be around. Amiable also connotes affability, or an easy manner that invites approach and conversation (someone who is affable is easy to talk to). Amiable is close in spelling and meaning to another well-intended adjective, amicable. But context is key: amicable usually describes friendliness or goodwill where there could otherwise be hostility.

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amiable personality, amiable disposition
The neighbor had such an amiable personality that we couldn't help but like her.
easygoing and amiable
The scientist was much more easygoing and amiable than we expected, given the seriousness and intensity of her work.

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