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Saturday, August 22, 2020

exceptional

exceptional is a synonym of special

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

apparent

apparent is a synonym of clear

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

likewise

likewise is a synonym of also

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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