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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

synonym for avoid


verb [ ih-veyd ]

evade is another word for avoid

To avoid something, like a dangerous or undesirable situation, is to keep clear of it or to prevent it from happening. The verb evade is a bit more cunning. To evade something is to get around it or to get out of it, usually by a degree of trickery or cleverness. This verb is most commonly used to talk about getting out of paying taxes, getting around legal consequences, or getting out of answering a question directly. This term’s earliest uses in English had to do with escaping literal pursuit or attack; while this specific sense has waned, the notion of escaping something undesirable remains a useful differentiator.

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evade taxes
The mayor had hired a crafty accountant to help him evade taxes.
try to evade
The company had been trying to evade responsibility for the oil spill by way of legal loopholes. But it was clear that the disaster was a result of their negligence.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

synonym for moving


adjective [ poin-yuhnt, poi-nuhnt ]

poignant is another word for moving

To call something poignant is to emphasize how deeply affecting or moving it is emotionally. This adjective conveys a sharpness of feeling that the more general adjective moving does not, a distinction that makes sense if you consider the full picture of the word: poignant entered English describing sensations that were painful or distressing and smells that were particularly pungent. Poignant has softened over time. Nowadays when we describe things as poignant we don’t mean they bring distress; we mean they are touching and often bittersweet.

Commonly found as

poignant moment
After the last performance, the cast shared a poignant moment backstage, recalling the antics and struggles from the production's run.
funny and poignant
The movie was both funny and poignant, depicting a realistic love story with all its mishaps and heartaches.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

synonym for scope


noun [ pur-vyoo ]

purview is another word for scope

The noun purview is used to refer to the range of operation, authority, or control of something or of someone in a particular function. Purview is most commonly used in locating responsibility or oversight for specified activities or projects. For example, in the U.S. government, disaster readiness falls under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. You may also encounter this term used in reference to a particular range of insight or understanding. The noun scope, though also indicating extent, does not on its own suggest authority or responsibility. An investigation of wide scope is simply one that is far reaching.

Commonly found as

fall under the purview
Determining the safety of the so-called miracle products fell under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration.
sole purview
The smartwatch made technology that was once the sole purview of medical professionals readily accessible to consumers.

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