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Friday, November 06, 2020


disclose is a synonym of tell

verb [ dih-sklohz ]

disclose is another word for tell

To disclose something is to make it known, or to reveal or uncover it. Unlike the versatile verb tell, which sometimes means simply “to communicate,” disclose is used when the information shared (or as the case may be, not shared) is of a confidential and consequential nature. As you might guess, it’s not used lightly! Under investigation, a corporation might disclose key financial information; upon publishing a high-profile news story, a journalist might refuse to disclose the identify of her source.

Commonly found as

publicly disclosed
For full transparency, the candidate publicly disclosed the names of his biggest donors.
disclose information
The detective refused to disclose information about the case before getting approval from her boss.

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Thursday, November 05, 2020


keen is a synonym of eager

adjective [ keen ]

keen is another word for eager

The adjective eager suggests desire and enthusiasm tinged with impatience. Keen carries a sense of zest and active, alert desire—one might even call it sharpness. The idea of sharpness slices through all uses of the word keen. A keen razor is a finely sharpened blade. Keen satire is sharp and biting, and a keen mind is one of great acumen or incisiveness. As a synonym for eager, the sharpness of keen turns up as a pointed enthusiasm. To say that you’re not keen on something is an understated way to say that you don’t look forward to that thing, or that you have no enthusiasm for it whatsoever.

Commonly found as

keen on the idea
She was not keen on the idea of driving in the snow after she had spun out on the ice last winter.
keen interest
He had a keen interest in the new policy, which he knew would affect him and his family directly.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2020


conspicuous is a synonym of obvious

adjective [ kuhn-spik-yoo-uhs ]

conspicuous is another word for obvious

Something that is obvious is easily seen or recognized. Something that is conspicuous is so glaringly apparent, it is hard to ignore. This term skews negative in usage, describing things that attract attention for the wrong reasons. A conspicuous absence of information, for instance, is a lack or deficiency of material that was needed or expected. Conspicuous consumption is the public enjoyment of possessions that are known to be costly so that one’s ability to pay for such things is flaunted.

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conspicuous consumption
The fashion icon, always drenched in diamond-encrusted jewelry, was known for his conspicuous consumption.
become conspicuous
The declining amount of actual cocoa butter present in certain chocolate bars is becoming increasingly conspicuous when they fail to melt.

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