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Wednesday, October 14, 2020


fortitude is a synonym of strength

noun [ fawr-ti-tood, -tyood ]

fortitude is another word for strength

Strength takes many forms: there’s physical strength, as in muscular power, but there’s also mental and emotional strength. That’s where fortitude comes in. Fortitude refers to mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously. Someone who displays great fortitude has tremendous resolve and is able to stay the course for what they think is right, no matter what challenges arise.

Commonly found as

admire + fortitude
She admired his fortitude in always standing up for what he believed was right, even though she disagreed with him on just about every point.
fortitude necessary
The medic somehow mustered the fortitude necessary to endure the long hours of difficult work.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


petulant is a synonym of irritable

adjective [ pech-uh-luhnt ]

petulant is another word for irritable

Someone who is irritable is easily annoyed, angered, or provoked. Someone who is petulant is impatient, impulsive, and sulky if they don’t get their way. Sound a little childish? That would be a correct assessment of how this word is used! Petulant suggests immaturity and is often used to describe behavior that is unseemly or surprising considering age or stature.

Commonly found as

like a petulant child
The soccer player would stomp his feet like a petulant child whenever the referees' calls would not go his way.
sound petulant
Upon complaining to the manager about the lack of marshmallows in stock, he was told that he sounded petulant and entitled.

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Monday, October 12, 2020


cognizant is a synonym of aware

adjective [ kog-nuh-zuhnt, kon-uh- ]

cognizant is another word for aware

The adjective cognizant implies more understanding, attentiveness, and reasoning than simple sensory awareness. One can be aware of a sound in the distance, but such a state does not necessarily suggest any sort of deliberate recognition or engagement with its occurrence. Cognizant is frequently used in the phrase cognizant of the fact to indicate that a person has incorporated knowledge or understanding of something into their decision-making process.

Commonly found as

cognizant of the fact
He made his decision cognizant of the fact that it would have serious repercussions.
fully cognizant
The hikers were fully cognizant of their surroundings, making sure not to take a false step on the rocky trail.

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