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Wednesday, September 23, 2020


fortuitous is a synonym of lucky

adjective [ fawr-too-i-tuhs, -tyoo- ]

fortuitous is another word for lucky

Something that is fortuitous happens by chance or without known cause. In modern standard use, the term almost always carries the senses both of accident or chance and luck or fortune, as in the case of a fortuitous encounter with a former acquaintance that leads to a promising new career opportunity (a happy accident!). Beware that some stylists and editors may object to the use of fortuitous to mean anything more than "accidental." In formal writing, when your intended meaning is less about a happy accident and more about fortune's favor, the adjective fortunate may be a better option.


Commonly found as

timing + fortuitous
The young journalist moved to the small town on a whim last fall, but her timing was fortuitous as a big story was just about to break.
prove fortuitous
The road closure proved fortuitous for the runner who, forced into a new route, found a $50 bill on the sidewalk.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020


insipid is a synonym of bland

adjective [ in-sip-id ]

insipid is another word for bland

A bland sauce is mild and tasteless. A bland vocabulary lacks flavorful descriptors such as insipid! Insipid means without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities, as in the case of remarks that are uninspired and flat, or song lyrics that are so clichéd they are utterly dull. Neither of these terms is used as a compliment, generally speaking, but insipid is the more pointed of the two, connoting at times a shallowness or lack of mental rigor.

Commonly found as

dull and insipid
We expected a poignant and heartfelt speech, but instead we were subjected to an hour of dull and insipid platitudes.
insipid song
The soundtrack launched into a version of the same insipid love song she’d heard a thousand times before.

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Monday, September 21, 2020


allude is a synonym of hint

verb [ uh-lood ]

allude is another word for hint

To allude is to refer to something indirectly. It is a way of pointing toward something or calling it to mind without explicitly naming it. A pop singer might allude to events in their personal life through abstracted lyrics. Allusions, or references to earlier artistic works, are very common in literature, as in the case of a book title (Brave New World by Aldous Huxley) that borrows language from another work (The Tempest by William Shakespeare).

Commonly found as

allude to the fact
At the press briefing, he alluded to the fact that the agency had downsized considerably.
vaguely allude
The lyrics from her new song vaguely allude to the end of a marriage.

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