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gleam is a synonym of shine

verb [ gleem ]

gleam is another word for shine

Shine means to give out light, or to reflect light in a particularly bright way (The polished sword shone in the candlelight).

Gleam also means to give out or reflect light, but especially in a subdued way (The lanterns gleamed in the dark).

Shine suggests a bright or glittery light (The headlights shine too brightly). Gleam suggests a dimmer or more subdued light (His eyes gleamed).

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fortitude is a synonym of strength

noun [ fawr-ti-tood ]

fortitude is another word for strength

Strength refers to mental or physical power, or mental courage (The competition is a real test of strength).

Fortitude refers to mental and emotional strength when facing difficult circumstances (Climbing Denali takes a lot of fortitude).

Strength and fortitude both refer to having mental and emotional firmness, courage, or resilience (It takes a lot of strength to get through hard times).

Strength is more general, whereas fortitude specifically suggests facing, or having faced, difficult situations (She showed fortitude in the face of poverty).

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spunky is a synonym of spirited

adjective [ spuhng-kee ]

spunky is another word for spirited

Spirited describes someone or something showing liveliness, animation, fervor, or courage (a spirited argument).

Spunky describes a person who is spirited or plucky (The team was very spunky after their win).

Spirited and spunky both tend to describe lively, energetic, and vibrant people.

✅ In particular, spunky is often used to describe self-confident young girls (The teacher called her spunky), while spirited can sometimes suggest a person or animal who is self-willed and stubborn (I always get the spirited horse when I go on trail rides).

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