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Monday, January 18, 2021

synonym for fairness

equity

noun [ ek-wi-tee ]

equity is another word for fairness

The nouns fairness and equity both deal with what is fair and just, but equity is more often used in discussions of complex, systemic disparities—and how to solve them. Equity is broadly defined as “the quality of being fair or impartial,” and it is related to the word equal. But be careful not to conflate equity and equality: while the concepts are certainly intertwined, the key idea that sets equity apart is that people's needs and circumstances are different, and therefore solutions must differ appropriately.

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justice and equity
The new superintendent made it her priority to address justice and equity in education for all children in her district.
promote equity
Some businesses have begun to promote racial and gender equity by examining and adjusting salaries.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

synonym for aimless

haphazard

adjective [ hap-haz-erd ]

haphazard is another word for aimless

The adjective aimless is commonly used to talk about meandering movements, such as aimless wandering, or activities that lack purpose, such as aimless conversation. Haphazard goes a slapdash step beyond to emphasize disorder, unpredictability, and a lack of foresight or attention. This disheveled adjective is used of things that one might expect to be orderly, well planned out, or at least regular and predictable, but are instead muddled, seemingly random, and maybe even a little chaotic. A haphazard process, for instance, is one that was thrown together at the last minute or that is anything but systematic.

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haphazard manner
The information was intended to be helpful, but it was announced in such a haphazard manner that it did more to confuse than clarify.
random and haphazard
The process for getting new tablets into every classroom in the district seemed random and haphazard.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

synonym for skillful

adroit

adjective [ uh-droit ]

adroit is another word for skillful

The adjective skillful is a general term for describing competence and expertness. Adroit is a strong synonym for skillful that also conveys facility and ease of performance, but this less common adjective emphasizes cleverness and resourcefulness. An adroit politician, for instance, may be particularly skilled at maneuvering various levers of power and persuasion to accomplish his or her goals. Dexterity and agility, both physical and mental, are key to the meaning and uses of this well-versed word.

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politically adroit
The public statement was a politically adroit overture to a key group of funders with very deep pockets.
adroit handling
The leader was praised for her adroit handling of the negotiations, which could have fallen apart in less competent hands.

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