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Wednesday, October 21, 2020


dexterity is a synonym of skill

noun [ dek-ster-i-tee ]

dexterity is another word for skill

The noun skill is a general term for the ability, rooted in one’s knowledge or practice, to do something well. The noun dexterity is more specific: it refers to one’s skill or adroitness in using the hands or body. A person who displays great dexterity is highly coordinated and able to perform a challenging physical activity with precision and ease. Dexterity is also used to refer to cleverness or agility of the mind.

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manual dexterity
After the procedure, the surgeon's manual dexterity was called into question.
require dexterity
The new video game has so many puzzles, it requires tremendous dexterity (and a significant time commitment) to win.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020


eschew is a synonym of shun

verb [ es-choo ]

eschew is another word for shun

To shun something is to take pains to avoid it. To eschew something is to abstain from it or keep away from it. They are very close in meaning, but eschew is more often used to talk about the avoidance of a course of action that is perceived as unwise or detrimental to a specific outcome. The verb shun is more likely to be used to convey aversion or loathing.

Commonly found as

eschew politics
The book was a striking commentary on modern life that somehow managed to eschew politics.
generally eschew
Newly elected leaders generally eschew the use of force in international matters.

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Monday, October 19, 2020


druthers is a synonym of preference

noun [ druhth-erz ]

druthers is another word for preference

The informal noun druthers means “one’s own way, choice, or preference,” and it is overwhelmingly used in the conditional, like this: “If I had my druthers, I’d read Synonym of the Day all day long! But alas, I must get back to work.” Fun fact: druthers is the plural of druther, which is an alteration of the phrase would rather.

Commonly found as

have one's druthers
If she had had her druthers, she would have chosen to defend her dissertation earlier.
given one's druthers
Given their druthers, they would have funded the event through donations, but unfortunately, they had to dip into their savings.

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