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Wednesday, July 14, 2021

synonym for party

fete

noun [ feyt, fet ]

fete is another word for party

Feast your eyes on these fun synonyms: party and fete. A party is a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, or entertainment: a cocktail party; a costume party. The more lavish synonym fete varies in meaning depending on context: a fete can be a festive celebration or entertainment (The ball was the greatest fete of the season!), a day of celebration of a holiday (The Fourth of July is a great American fete.), or a religious feast or festival (a fete lasting several days in honor of a saint). You may encounter the term spelled with a circumflex, fête, reflecting its French origins. July 14, Bastille Day, is often called la fête nationale in France.

Commonly found as

village fete
She looked forward to the village fete every summer, not only for the delicious cakes and wine, but also for the great opportunity to raise money for charity.
fete + hold
The fete was held at the county fairgrounds in order to have enough space for all the booths, the food tent, and the large stage.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

synonym for atmosphere

ambience

noun [ am-bee-uhns ]

ambience is another word for atmosphere

The word atmosphere has a few meanings. When we talk about the earth's atmosphere, we mean the gaseous envelope surrounding the planet. But when we talk about a tense atmosphere or an atmosphere of impending war, we are describing a different kind of atmosphere, that is, a surrounding or pervading mood or environment. Atmosphere is useful for talking about mental or psychological environments as well as physical ones. The synonym ambience is almost always used to talk about physical surroundings, specifically a pleasant or luxurious quality, tone, or mood of a particular environment or milieu. The term is often used in the context of restaurants, many of which seek to cultivate the perfect ambience for a memorable dining experience.

Commonly found as

create ambience
The hotel manager insisted that candles be lit in the lobby at all times to create a cozy ambience for guests.
relaxing/relaxed ambience
She could tell why it was his favorite restaurant—the relaxing ambience put patrons at ease and made everything taste even more amazing!

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Monday, July 12, 2021

synonym for warn

admonish

verb [ ad-mon-ish ]

admonish is another word for warn

The verbs warn and admonish both imply attempting to prevent another from running into danger or getting into unpleasant or undesirable circumstances. To warn is to speak plainly and usually in strong terms: She warned him of the dangers that lay ahead. To admonish is to caution, advise, or counsel. This synonym suggests giving earnest, authoritative advice with only tacit references to danger or penalty. A judge might admonish jurors not to discuss a trial outside of the courtroom. This verb can also mean "to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner"— and often an admonition is a little bit of both: part warning, part scolding, as in the case of a teacher who admonishes a student about excessive noise.

Commonly found as

gently admonish
The professor gently admonished the student for his sloppy research, reminding him that he would have to take a much more rigorous approach to the material if he wanted to get published in an academic journal one day.
judge + admonish
As one juror dosed off and another’s eyelids were beginning to droop, the judge admonished the jury to stay alert during the entire trial.

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