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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

synonym for tireless

indefatigable

adjective [ in-di-fat-i-guh-buhl ]

indefatigable is another word for tireless

The adjective tireless usually describes people that never seem to tire or to have their strength reduced or exhausted by labor or exertion, e.g., She was a tireless worker. But if you’re looking to wake up your readers with a little lexical variety, indefatigable is a strong choice. Indefatigable is defined as “incapable of being tired out” or “not yielding to fatigue.” Just like tireless, indefatigable often describes people who seem to have an endless reserve of energy, strength, or patience (an indefatigable researcher who left no stone of knowledge unturned), but this term is also likely to be found describing qualities of such people, as in someone who tackles big challenges or daunting situations with an indefatigable spirit.

Commonly found as

indefatigable spirit
The entrepreneur’s indefatigable spirit and resourcefulness kept her company afloat in times of paucity.
seemingly indefatigable
He was seemingly indefatigable: after running twelve miles, he chopped wood all afternoon, and then went out dancing!

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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

synonym for quirk

idiosyncrasy

noun [ id-ee-uh-sing-kruh-see, -sin- ]

idiosyncrasy is another word for quirk

A quirk is a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality. We usually use this term to discuss a minor, unimportant kind of oddity, e.g., Her one quirk was a habit of speaking to strangers in elevators. An idiosyncrasy is a characteristic, habit, or mannerism that is peculiar to an individual. This word emphasizes the person behind the behavior so much so that usually, when we talk about idiosyncrasies, we are talking about modes of behavior or ways of thinking that are so fundamentally associated with a particular person, they almost serve as identifying markers.

Commonly found as

stylistic idiosyncrasies
The author’s latest novel was full of stylistic idiosyncrasies that irritated editors but often delighted readers.
capture + idiosyncrasies
The film did a great job of capturing the artist’s many idiosyncrasies and shedding light on all the little things that made him who he was.

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Monday, March 01, 2021

synonym for notify

apprise

verb [ uh-prahyz ]

apprise is another word for notify

The verbs notify and apprise are close in meaning—they both deal with conveying information—but there are a few differences in how they are used. Notify is more likely to be used of information that needs to be formally addressed or acted on. The DMV might notify you that your driver's license is about to expire, for instance. Apprise, which is defined as “to give notice to” or “to advise,” is very often used to talk about keeping someone up to date on information that is of interest to them, or, in other words, keeping them in the loop. This verb appears most frequently in passive constructions, so while it’s perfectly appropriate to say “Julie apprised Joe of the matter,” you’re far more likely to encounter it in a pattern resembling this: “Joe asked Julie to keep him apprised of the matter.”

Commonly found as

keep + apprised
The diplomat asked his aides to keep him apprised of the potentially volatile situation.
fully apprised
The attorney kept his client fully apprised of all developments pertaining to the case.

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