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Thursday, July 30, 2020

synonym for very

eminently

adverb [ em-uh-nuhnt-lee ]

eminently is another word for very

The adverbs very and eminently both indicate that an action is performed or a relation exists to a high degree. But the adverb eminently, close in meaning to notably, often connotes prominence and esteem. Consider the adjective eminent: a person who is eminent is high in rank or distinguished, as an eminent diplomat. An eminent quality is one that is conspicuous or noteworthy, as in eminent fairness. An eminent feature is one that is protruding or projecting, as eminent rock formations. The common theme of prominence, or standing out, carries over to the adverb eminently. Those who are eminently qualified exhibit a degree of qualifications that set them apart.

Commonly found as

eminently qualified
The new owner is eminently qualified to lead the company to greatness.
eminently fair
The reporter was eminently fair in her retelling of events.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

synonym for enjoy

relish

verb [ rel-ish ]

relish is another word for enjoy

The verbs enjoy and relish are close in meaning, but relish has far more flavor. To relish something is to enjoy it with marked appreciation or keen delight. Consider the noun relish, a condiment that one adds to a dish to impart flavor and—we hope—enhance enjoyment. The idea of savoring a special taste or flavor carries over to the verb, even when the tastes and flavors are figurative rather than literal. When someone relishes an experience, for instance, they are making a point to appreciate the distinctive aspects (flavors) of that particular encounter or activity.

Commonly found as

relish the opportunity
The professor relished the opportunity to hear other experts in the field discuss his work.
seem to relish
Rather than shy away from it, the politician seemed to relish the spotlight.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

synonym for unique

nonpareil

adjective [ non-puh-rel ]

nonpareil is another word for unique

When something is unique, it is one of a kind. When something is one of a kind because it is truly better than the rest, it is nonpareil. The adjective nonpareil means "having no equal; peerless," and it suggests exceptional quality or skill. A nonpareil singer, for instance, is one so proficient, they stand alone in their class. Nonpareil can also be used as a noun to refer to a person or thing having no equal, and, in the plural, to those colorful sprinkles that top various kinds of sweet treats, making them just a little better than the rest.

Commonly found as

nonpareil  + noun
He was a nonpareil talent who made a lasting impact on how the game was played.
noun + nonpareil
She was regarded as a violinist nonpareil, playing at Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, and many other famous concert venues in her lifetime.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

synonym for influence

leverage

noun [ lev-er-ij, lee-ver- ]

leverage is another word for influence

The noun influence refers to a type of unofficial power to direct the actions or thoughts of others; it typically implies deference to one's character, ability, or station. The noun leverage also refers to a type of power, but power of a less mysterious nature, usually derived from an advantage. A company that has the advantage of being the only commercial enterprise in a town might have considerable leverage, or power, in its union negotiations. Leverage comes from the word lever, a rigid bar used to move an object by applied force at a certain point. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the word leverage commonly appears in discussion of politics and business.

Commonly found as

use as leverage
The committee decided to use the recent show of public support as leverage to get their plan passed.
political leverage
The company's massive user base gave it political leverage.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

synonym for easy

facile

adjective [ fas-il ]

facile is another word for easy

Something that is easy is by definition not hard or difficult. When an activity or goal can be carried out or achieved with little difficulty or effort, it may be called facile. A facile victory, for instance, is a victory won handily with minimal exertion. Similarly, someone who is facile with words expresses themself with ease. While these senses of facile connote skillfulness, facile sometimes sports an air of superficiality: facile answers are overly simplistic or trite responses to difficult questions; facile assumptions are things taken for granted that really shouldn't be; and facile arguments are shallow lines of reasoning—all things formed or arrived at a little too easily.

Commonly found as

facile win, facile victory
The team sailed to a facile victory.
facile and glib
The answer he provided was facile and glib, and failed to really address the problem.

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

synonym for understand

fathom

verb [ fath-uhm ]

fathom is another word for understand

When we understand something, we perceive the meaning of it. When we fathom something, the perception goes a little deeper. To fathom something is to penetrate to the truth of it, or plumb its depths. The word gets its depth, so to speak, from the noun sense of fathom, a unit of measurement equivalent to six feet used for gauging depth in water. Consequently, one can fathom (measure the depth of) a body of water, or fathom (attempt to get to the bottom of) a difficult or complicated matter. Such depths may seem profound and hard to comprehend, which is perhaps why fathom is so frequently used when full comprehension feels just out of reach.

Commonly found as

hard to fathom, difficult to fathom
For us down here on Earth, it is difficult to fathom the enormity of the universe.
fathom how
She could not fathom how decades of work fell apart so quickly.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

synonym for idea

notion

noun [ noh-shuhn ]

notion is another word for idea

An idea is a thought or conception, a product of mental activity. A notion is an idea in the most general sense, but the term usually suggests thoughts of more fleeting, vague, or imperfect kind. Whereas an idea can be something fairly worked out or elaborate, perhaps even a plan of action (The student has an idea for how to become an engineer), a notion is more like a whim or impulse—a flurry of thought that hasn't been seriously worked out. Perhaps this half-baked quality explains why notions are so often rejected, challenged, or dismissed! When used in the plural, notions can take on a whole new meaning: small items used in sewing, such as buttons, hooks, and ribbon. 

Commonly found as

reject the notion
He flatly rejects the notion that women are not as good with money as men.
popular notion, preconceived notion
The popular notion that polls accurately predict behavior was proving false.

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