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last-minute is a synonym of late

adjective [ last-min-it ]

last-minute is another word for late

Late describes something that happens or comes about after it was supposed to (A late assignment; A late spring).

Last-minute describes something that happens right before or right at the deadline, or at the very last moment it could have (A last-minute announcement; A last-minute change to the schedule).

✅ Something last-minute is almost, but not quite, late. Late suggests that something happened after the deadline (You handed that paper in last-minute! I thought you’d be late!).

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elder is a synonym of older

adjective [ el-der ]

elder is another word for older

Older is the more general term. It describes something that is more advanced in age than something else (The tree is older than all the houses on the block).

Elder also describes something that is older than something else, but is almost always used to refer to people (Her elder sister took her to the movies).

Elder is used to indicate which person is the older of any two people (The elder one is in charge). It is used most often to refer to the oldest child in a family.

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palm is a synonym of hand

noun [ pahm ]

palm is another word for hand

Hand refers to the appendage at the end of the human arm (My hand was cold).

Palm refers to the inner part of the hand, from the wrist to the bottom of the fingers (I cut my palm on a thorn).

✅ While hand refers to the whole of the appendage including the palm, fingers, and thumb, you can use hand to mean the palm (She had the ring in her hand), but you can’t use palm to refer to the whole hand.

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