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Thursday, October 15, 2020


judicious is a synonym of wise

adjective [ joo-dish-uhs ]

judicious is another word for wise

As you might guess from the look of it, judicious is all about sound judgment—but not necessarily in the courtroom. This adjective means “having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment.” Someone who is judicious is sensible, levelheaded, and well advised in their decisions and actions. The adjective judicial (so close in spelling and very easy to confuse) is the better choice for describing matters pertaining to judgment in courts of justice.

Commonly found as

judicious use
The teacher argued for judicious use of digital tech in the classroom.
careful and judicious
At the conference about privacy, the panelist urged everyone to be careful and judicious about what they store on their phone.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020


fortitude is a synonym of strength

noun [ fawr-ti-tood, -tyood ]

fortitude is another word for strength

Strength takes many forms: there’s physical strength, as in muscular power, but there’s also mental and emotional strength. That’s where fortitude comes in. Fortitude refers to mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously. Someone who displays great fortitude has tremendous resolve and is able to stay the course for what they think is right, no matter what challenges arise.

Commonly found as

admire + fortitude
She admired his fortitude in always standing up for what he believed was right, even though she disagreed with him on just about every point.
fortitude necessary
The medic somehow mustered the fortitude necessary to endure the long hours of difficult work.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020


petulant is a synonym of irritable

adjective [ pech-uh-luhnt ]

petulant is another word for irritable

Someone who is irritable is easily annoyed, angered, or provoked. Someone who is petulant is impatient, impulsive, and sulky if they don’t get their way. Sound a little childish? That would be a correct assessment of how this word is used! Petulant suggests immaturity and is often used to describe behavior that is unseemly or surprising considering age or stature.

Commonly found as

like a petulant child
The soccer player would stomp his feet like a petulant child whenever the referees' calls would not go his way.
sound petulant
Upon complaining to the manager about the lack of marshmallows in stock, he was told that he sounded petulant and entitled.

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