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Wednesday, November 25, 2020


gormandize is a synonym of eat

verb [ verb gawr-muhn-dahyz ]

gormandize is another word for eat

The verb eat, though tremendously useful, says very little about the manner in which one partakes in a meal. Slowly? Quickly? With gusto? That’s where big, flavorful verbs like gormandize come in handy: to gormandize is to eat greedily or ravenously. Gormandize comes from the noun of the same spelling, which originally skewed negative to refer to excessive eating, but in the 1800s picked up a degree of refinement, suggesting unrestrained enjoyment of fine foods, wines, and the like. When not gobbling up food, gormandize may be found devouring books, knowledge, or gossip.

Commonly found as

gourmandize (without object)
He did not just eat; he gormandized, leaving not a crumb behind.
gourmandize (with object)
Having waiting 5 years for its much-hyped release, she absolutely gormandized the new book.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020


serene is a synonym of peaceful

adjective [ suh-reen ]

serene is another word for peaceful

The adjective serene means calm, peaceful, or tranquil. It is most commonly used to describe people who display a notably unruffled manner, or natural surroundings that are fair and calm. When applied to people, serene suggests dignity, composure, and graciousness. When applied to nature, it suggests mellowness. Unlike peaceful, serene is not used to describe relations, as between nations, or processes, such as transitions of power. In fact, serene, when not describing an individual's expression or demeanor, is more likely to turn up in descriptions of settings where people are scarce!

Commonly found as

face + serene
Despite the commotion around him, his face was serene and he seemed perfectly relaxed.
quiet and serene
She preferred to kayak in the early morning, when the lake was quiet and serene.

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Monday, November 23, 2020


intrepid is a synonym of fearless

adjective [ in-trep-id ]

intrepid is another word for fearless

Someone who is intrepid stays their course regardless of obstacles that arise. This bold adjective is a close synonym for fearless, but intrepid suggests a degree more resolve and daring. Adventurers, explorers, and travelers are all commonly described as intrepid; reporters, too, though not scaling mountains and traversing seas, are often described as intrepid, surmounting obstacles of a different variety. The phrase intrepid soul is used to refer to an individual who dares to do something to the surprise, delight, or admiration of others.

Commonly found as

intrepid reporter
The story had career-making potential for whichever intrepid reporter dared to take it on.
a few intrepid + noun
The rancher watched as a few intrepid cows broke from the herd and ran straight up the hill in search of greener pastures.

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