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Saturday, August 22, 2020

synonym for special

exceptional

adjective [ ik-sep-shuh-nl ]

exceptional is another word for special

The adjective exceptional describes things that are out of the ordinary or rare. Exceptional circumstances, for instance, are circumstances that deviate from the norm or from what’s expected. Often, exceptional implies excellence and superiority, as is the case when we talk about someone with exceptional talent. Here, the degree of excellence is what sets the talent apart and makes it an exception.

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exceptional circumstances
Applicants who did not complete the exam would be considered only in exceptional circumstances.
truly exceptional
She was a truly exceptional swimmer; no one could break her records.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

synonym for clear

apparent

adjective [ uh-par-uhnt, uh-pair- ]

apparent is another word for clear

Something that is apparent is readily seen or perceived; it is obvious. For instance, a solution to a problem that is apparent to all is widely seen and understood—it requires no uncovering or pointing out. However, things are not always what they seem with this wily adjective! Apparent is frequently used to imply room between what is actual and what appears to be true.

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become apparent
During the debate, it became apparent who was more knowledgable on the topic.
readily apparent
The reason for their abrupt departure from the event was not readily apparent.

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

synonym for also

likewise

adverb [ lahyk-wahyz ]

likewise is another word for also

Likewise is a versatile adverb that emphasizes similarity. Sometimes it is closer to “also" or "in addition,” and other times it means “similarly” or “in the same way.” It is commonly found with the verb do, as in someone urging another to do likewise, or do the same. And lastly, there’s the conversational likewise, which sometimes stands alone and is functionally equivalent to “me too," "same here," or "right back at you."

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do likewise
After donating all her old clothes to the thrift store, my friend suggested I do likewise.
Likewise,
The residents were anxious about the proposed demolition on their block. Likewise, the contractors were dreading the project.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

synonym for important

decisive

adjective [ dih-sahy-siv ]

decisive is another word for important

The adjective decisive is used to describe important moments or actions that put an end to controversy or clarify a path forward—things that decide an outcome. It’s also applied to outcomes that are indisputable, as a decisive defeat, and to circumstances that point overwhelmingly toward a particular outcome, as a decisive lead in votes.

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decisive action
She took swift and decisive action to ensure her company was meeting new goals on greenhouse gas reduction.
prove decisive
The former rival's warm endorsement of the candidate may prove decisive.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

synonym for find

encounter

verb [ en-koun-ter ]

encounter is another word for find

To find something is to locate or obtain it. To encounter something is to come upon it unexpectedly. Those who find something are usually looking for it, and may be delighted or relieved to find it. Those who encounter something—not so much! Confrontation and conflict accompany encounter in many contexts because the word entered English poised for battle; its earliest sense was “to meet in conflict,” as in “We will encounter the enemy at dawn.” Today, encounter is used less to talk about daybreak adversaries, and more about unforeseen obstacles and difficulties.

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encounter difficulties
His cross-country trip was thrilling, but he encountered many difficulties along the way.
frequently encounter
The fact-checkers on the story said they frequently encountered denial and blame.

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Monday, August 17, 2020

synonym for kind

amiable

adjective [ ey-mee-uh-buhl ]

amiable is another word for kind

The adjective kind implies a deep-seated benevolence and sympathetic nature. Amiable emphasizes congeniality. Someone who is amiable is friendly, agreeable, and pleasant to be around. Amiable also connotes affability, or an easy manner that invites approach and conversation (someone who is affable is easy to talk to). Amiable is close in spelling and meaning to another well-intended adjective, amicable. But context is key: amicable usually describes friendliness or goodwill where there could otherwise be hostility.

Commonly found as

amiable personality, amiable disposition
The neighbor had such an amiable personality that we couldn't help but like her.
easygoing and amiable
The scientist was much more easygoing and amiable than we expected, given the seriousness and intensity of her work.

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

synonym for say

assert

verb [ uh-surt ]

assert is another word for say

To say something is to express it verbally. To assert something is to state it with assurance, confidence, or force. Compared to say, which often indicates simply the act of speech, assert describes an insistent and sometimes even aggressive manner of expressing oneself; one who asserts something aims to persuade others to agree with or accept their position.

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confidently assert
The student confidently asserts that if he'd had more time to complete his report, he would have won the top grade in class.
assert that
Critics assert that the bill does not go far enough and will not help those most in need.

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