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Saturday, October 24, 2020


laud is a synonym of praise

verb [ lawd ]

laud is another word for praise

The verb laud is a more celebratory way to say praise. If you laud the accomplishments, efforts, or achievements of another person, then you’re singing their praises. While we don’t mean singing literally (though who doesn’t love an impromptu serenade?), the suggestion of song is rooted in the history of this word: in its earliest uses, the verb laud suggested an act of worship, as the singing of a hymn, and a laud (noun) is a song or hymn of praise.

Commonly found as

laud + effort
The town council lauded the efforts of local businesses who had given back to the community.
critically lauded
The actress was most remembered for her starring role in one of the most critically lauded series of all time.

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Friday, October 23, 2020


spectacle is a synonym of show

noun [ spek-tuh-kuhl ]

spectacle is another word for show

A spectacle is an elaborate or impressive show or display, such as the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. The term can also refer, more generally, to a visually striking scene, such as a starry sky on a cloudless night. The key idea behind the word spectacle is that of being seen, which doesn’t always work to one’s favor! Indeed, a show or display that is remarkable for all the wrong reasons might be called a spectacle. Additionally, to make a spectacle of oneself is to behave foolishly or badly in public.

Commonly found as

witness + spectacle
About fifty people had woken up early to witness the rare spectacle of a thousand sandpipers taking flight at the local beach.
bizarre spectacle
The event devolved into a bizarre spectacle the likes of which had not been seen before.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020


sanguine is a synonym of hopeful

adjective [ sang-gwin ]

sanguine is another word for hopeful

Someone who is sanguine about an outcome is cheerfully optimistic or confident that things will work out favorably—even if the odds are stacked against them. This term on its own is positive, but sanguine is often used to describe people who have an exceedingly rosy outlook in situations that would seem to call for the opposite. In those cases, sanguine may suggest a degree of naiveté.

Commonly found as

sanguine about
She was feeling sanguine about the grand opening, even though she’d had some planning setbacks earlier in the week.
sanguine view
In the wake of the stock market crash, he took a remarkably sanguine view of the economy’s future.

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