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Saturday, October 31, 2020


goody is a synonym of treat

noun [ good-ee ]

goody is another word for treat

Trick or treat—today's synonym is pretty sweet! The noun treat is used to refer to anything that affords particular pleasure or enjoyment. On Halloween, treat, of course, means candy! After accumulating a sufficient amount of treats, a pint-sized caped crusader or ferocious jungle cat might spend some time admiring their goodies. The word goody (also spelled goodie) is almost always used in the plural to refer to things especially tasty or pleasing. Something that stands the test of time, as classic song or TV episode, might be called an oldie but a goodie, and a bag of gifts given to guests at an event or party is a goody (or goodie) bag.

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delicious goodies
Having collected more candy than he could possibly consume, the child spent the evening taking inventory of his delicious goodies.
goodies, including
The gift bag was full of unusual goodies, including an assortment of rare chocolates.

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Friday, October 30, 2020


avocation is a synonym of hobby

noun [ av-uh-key-shuhn ]

avocation is another word for hobby

An avocation is something a person does in addition to a principal occupation, especially for pleasure. In its earliest uses, avocation referred to a calling away or diversion, as from a more important or serious task, function, or duty. The suggestion of being called away persists in modern usage. A person’s vocation (“occupation or profession”) might be accounting, but they may feel called to paint. Should they do so in their free time, painting would be their avocation.

Commonly found as

vocation + avocation
Writing was both her vocation and avocation; she was able to earn a living from it and she truly enjoyed it.
lifelong avocation
After making his first pie from scratch, he knew baking would be a lifelong avocation.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020


appease is a synonym of satisfy

verb [ uh-peez ]

appease is another word for satisfy

When desires, expectations, or needs are satisfied, they are fulfilled. A hearty meal might satisfy one's appetite (nice and simple!). The verb appease is used a little differently: to appease someone is to calm, pacify, or soothe them. The core idea behind appease is that of preserving or obtaining peace, but the term is not without conflict: sometimes appease suggests making anxious overtures or undue concessions, perhaps at the expense of what one feels is right, to satisfy demands of powerful people or entities.

Commonly found as

try to appease
The intern tried to appease his moody boss by bringing him the daily report first thing each morning.
appease + critics
The announcement of the new policy did little to appease the critics, who were skeptical it would translate into any meaningful improvements on the ground.

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