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Thursday, December 17, 2020

synonym for clean

immaculate

adjective [ ih-mak-yuh-lit ]

immaculate is another word for clean

The adjective immaculate describes things that are spotlessly clean or perfectly neat. It’s the adjective to reach for when clean simply isn’t enough. If you go to a friend’s house and their kitchen (inexplicably) has nary a dishtowel out of place nor speck of dust in view, it might qualify as immaculate. Immaculate is one of a handful of prefixed words in English that is better known than its unadorned counterpart: have you ever heard something described as maculate? The odds are no, but maculate is a perfectly fine and real adjective meaning “spotted; stained.”

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immaculate home
The couple's immaculate home was perfectly appointed down to every last detail and looked like something out of a movie set.
absolutely immaculate
After months of sweatshirts and pajamas, she was dumbstruck when she saw her husband dressed up: his suit was absolutely immaculate.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

synonym for avoid

evade

verb [ ih-veyd ]

evade is another word for avoid

To avoid something, like a dangerous or undesirable situation, is to keep clear of it or to prevent it from happening. The verb evade is a bit more cunning. To evade something is to get around it or to get out of it, usually by a degree of trickery or cleverness. This verb is most commonly used to talk about getting out of paying taxes, getting around legal consequences, or getting out of answering a question directly. This term’s earliest uses in English had to do with escaping literal pursuit or attack; while this specific sense has waned, the notion of escaping something undesirable remains a useful differentiator.

Commonly found as

evade taxes
The mayor had hired a crafty accountant to help him evade taxes.
try to evade
The company had been trying to evade responsibility for the oil spill by way of legal loopholes. But it was clear that the disaster was a result of their negligence.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

synonym for moving

poignant

adjective [ poin-yuhnt, poi-nuhnt ]

poignant is another word for moving

To call something poignant is to emphasize how deeply affecting or moving it is emotionally. This adjective conveys a sharpness of feeling that the more general adjective moving does not, a distinction that makes sense if you consider the full picture of the word: poignant entered English describing sensations that were painful or distressing and smells that were particularly pungent. Poignant has softened over time. Nowadays when we describe things as poignant we don’t mean they bring distress; we mean they are touching and often bittersweet.

Commonly found as

poignant moment
After the last performance, the cast shared a poignant moment backstage, recalling the antics and struggles from the production's run.
funny and poignant
The movie was both funny and poignant, depicting a realistic love story with all its mishaps and heartaches.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

synonym for scope

purview

noun [ pur-vyoo ]

purview is another word for scope

The noun purview is used to refer to the range of operation, authority, or control of something or of someone in a particular function. Purview is most commonly used in locating responsibility or oversight for specified activities or projects. For example, in the U.S. government, disaster readiness falls under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. You may also encounter this term used in reference to a particular range of insight or understanding. The noun scope, though also indicating extent, does not on its own suggest authority or responsibility. An investigation of wide scope is simply one that is far reaching.

Commonly found as

fall under the purview
Determining the safety of the so-called miracle products fell under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration.
sole purview
The smartwatch made technology that was once the sole purview of medical professionals readily accessible to consumers.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

synonym for definite

unequivocal

adjective [ uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl ]

unequivocal is another word for definite

The surefooted adjective unequivocal describes things that are unambiguous or have only one possible meaning or interpretation: unequivocal proof is proof that cannot be refuted or misinterpreted. Unequivocal also describes things that are absolute or not subject to conditions or exceptions. To have someone’s unequivocal support is to know that they will be there for you no matter what, no strings attached.

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unequivocal support
The unequivocal support of his family helped him get through difficult times.
clear and unequivocal
The community looked to its mayor for a clear and unequivocal condemnation of the recent violence.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020

synonym for extra

ancillary

adjective [ an-suh-ler-ee ]

ancillary is another word for extra

Something that is ancillary is additional or supplemental. The ancillary costs of something are those “extra” expenditures beyond the sticker price of a product or service. This sense of ancillary is closest to extra when the latter is used to refer to things that are additional or go beyond what is expected. But ancillary suggests a more defined relationship than extra, usually indicating a subordinate or subsidiary position. Used in a medical context, ancillary feels quite far from extra: in this context ancillary describes services or staff that provide essential support, as in a hospital. So remember, context is key!

Commonly found as

merely ancillary
The publisher's role was merely ancillary since the manuscript had been submitted ready for publication.
ancillary services
Increasingly, airlines have been charging for ancillary services such as checked bags and priority seating.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

synonym for peak

pinnacle

noun [ pin-uh-kuhl ]

pinnacle is another word for peak

The noun pinnacle is used to talk about the highest or culminating point of something, most commonly the time in one’s career when they are most successful or a specific achievement that caps one's career. In architecture, a pinnacle is a small, upright structure rising above the roof of a building or capping a tower. In nature, a pinnacle is a lofty peak of a mountain or a pointed, towering part of a rock formation. The theme of capping, crowning, or being positioned atop something is what threads these senses together. The more general word peak is the appropriate choice for talking about maximum prices (oil prices reached their peak) or maximum volume (traffic was at its peak).

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reach the pinnacle
Having been nominated for an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony in the same year, it was clear the performer had reached the pinnacle of success.
pinnacle + career
Winning the Pulitzer Prize was the pinnacle of her career.

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