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Thursday, January 21, 2021


lament is a synonym of mourn

verb [ luh-ment ]

lament is another word for mourn

To mourn is to feel or express sorrow or grief over something. The verb lament also conveys sorrow, but sorrow tinged with regret. To lament something is to be deeply saddened by it and, perhaps with a degree of frustration, to wish it were not so. This verb is commonly used to talk about loss, either of people or of items deemed valuable for a specific purpose. One might also lament an unfortunate turn of events.

Commonly found as

lament the loss
The conductor lamented the loss of her best violinist, who had accepted a position with another orchestra. 
bitterly lament
The editorial bitterly lamented the city's failure to prepare for such a disaster.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021


solemnly is a synonym of earnestly

adverb [ sol-uhm-lee ]

solemnly is another word for earnestly

Something that is done earnestly is done with deep and sincere feeling. Something that is done solemnly is done in a serious, formal, or ceremonial manner, and perhaps also in a way that is legally binding. This somber adverb conveys a sense of weighty importance, and is overwhelmingly used with the verb swear, as in the U.S. presidential oath of office: “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Commonly found as

solemnly swear
In the mock inauguration for her civics class, the student solemnly swore to faithfully execute the office of yearbook section editor.
slowly and solemnly
He didn't say much after hearing the bad news; he just nodded slowly and solemnly, which, in its own way, said quite a lot.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021


gumption is a synonym of spunk

noun [ guhmp-shuhn ]

gumption is another word for spunk

The noun spunk refers to one’s spirit or pluck and suggests a lively determination. This term has a fiery background, literally, entering English referring first to a spark and then to ignitable wood or tinder. The far less combustible noun gumption refers to courage and guts. It might take gumption, for instance, to quit a high-paying job. It’s not a stretch to say that gumption is more grounded than spunk, since gumption also implies a resourcefulness and even shrewd common sense in solving problems or getting things done.

Commonly found as

take + gumption
It took a lot of gumption for the intern to stand up to his boss on the matter.
guts and gumption
To train for and finish an adventure race, you need lots of guts and gumption!

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