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Tuesday, June 08, 2021


flee is a synonym of escape

verb [ flee ]

flee is another word for escape

When you’ve escaped, congratulations are due, because you’ve managed to get away from or out of something threatening or dangerous. Escape means to free yourself from confinement or restraint (an ingenious plan to escape from jail, a need to escape from reality) or to succeed in avoiding capture or any other danger (escaped the police, escaped detection). Fleeing does not necessarily entail escape, although people certainly flee with the intention of escaping. When you flee, you run away—on foot or using any means of transportation. Flee usually implies running away from peril or from pursuers, whether the danger is explicitly stated or not (waited for a chance to flee, fled from the police). Flee can also mean to leave a dangerous person or place (fled the country, fled the scene).

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flee a country
These refugees have been forced to flee their country because they are members of a persecuted ethnic group.
urge/encourage to flee
Although her parents urged her to flee ahead of the storm, she wanted to hole up in her boyfriend’s basement apartment and work on her philosophy paper.

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Monday, June 07, 2021


redolent is a synonym of suggestive

adjective [ red-l-uhnt ]

redolent is another word for suggestive

When we describe something as suggestive, we mean it suggests or calls up thoughts or ideas of other things. (His recommendation was suggestive of his boss’s thinking.) Redolent can be used to similar effect, although redolent denotes calling up memories as well as thoughts of something else (verse redolent of Shakespeare, an atmosphere redolent of the McCarthy era). You may have encountered redolent in its more common literal meaning of “pleasantly fragrant” (redolent lilacs) or “odorous or smelling of” (redolent of garlic). Given the unique power of olfactory memory, it is not surprising redolent acquired a meaning similar to suggestive. Redolent is also used with the preposition “with,” to mean steeped in or imbued with either a smell or a quality (a song redolent with nostalgia).

Commonly found as

atmosphere redolent of
We finally found the Parisian cafe of our dreams, its atmosphere redolent of that bygone era celebrated by Hemingway.
redolent with history
In Beijing, we ate at an American fried chicken chain, but had only to cross the street to enter an alleyway lined with traditional residences and redolent with history.

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Sunday, June 06, 2021


decrypt is a synonym of crack

verb [ dee-kript, dih- ]

decrypt is another word for crack

The verb crack means "to figure out or solve," as in crack a murder case or crack a code. Cracking a code suggests being able to decipher messages written in the code without possessing the key or algorithm beforehand. Unless it’s aimed at the daily cryptogram in the newspaper, cracking is generally a hostile action—or heroic, depending on which side you’re on. Decrypt, which is the inverse of encrypt, means to translate a coded communication back into its original, readable form (decrypted the message). Decrypt has been used in reference to deciphering a message with or without a key. In the context of the digital age, it is almost overwhelmingly used to mean with the key. These days, data and files are being automatically encrypted and decrypted constantly, in the effort to conceal them from those who would crack them.

Commonly found as

decrypt messages
The D-Day invasion was an Allied victory, thanks in part to the codebreakers of Bletchley Park, who were able to decrypt messages written in Germany’s “unbreakable” Enigma code and obtain crucial military intelligence.
decrypt files
Hackers who use the malware known as “ransomware,” encrypt files on the user’s computer and then demand money to decrypt the files.

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