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Sunday, September 26, 2021

synonym for high

lofty

adjective [ lawf-tee, lof- ]

lofty is another word for high

High and lofty refer to something that has considerable height. High is a general term, and refers to extending upward or being at a considerable height: high towers; a high shelf. Lofty refers to imposing or even inspiring height, often in architecture or the natural landscape: lofty cliffs; a lofty spire; at a lofty height. These words also overlap in their figurative senses, so that you can elevate or exalt high ideals and ambitions by making them lofty ones.

Commonly found as

lofty ceilings
The lofty ceilings of the cathedral have the effect of drawing the eyes and spirit upwards.
lofty height
The developers wanted potential investors to see for themselves how from the lofty heights of this parcel of land there were magnificent views of the city and the bay.

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

synonym for bully

hector

verb [ hek-ter ]

hector is another word for bully

The act of hectoring someone has many of the same elements as bullying. Hector refers to relentless harassment or tormenting of people, but it consists almost exclusively of verbal aggression—criticism, accusation, and insult—and doesn’t approach the level of cruelty or vicious abuse suggested by bully. Hector is likely to be paired with verbs such as harass, lecturepreach, nag, and harangue. People who hector don’t necessarily have the power advantage of a bully, but they may assume authority or superiority of a moralizing kind.

Commonly found as

constantly hectored
The workers were constantly hectored by their supervisor for not keeping the line of customers moving, although the real problem was that all restaurants in the chain were understaffed.
hector + harass
Strangers hectored and harassed the disgraced politician wherever she went.

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Friday, September 24, 2021

synonym for miniature

diminutive

adjective [ dih-min-yuh-tiv ]

diminutive is another word for miniature

Both these adjectives describe things that are much smaller in size or scale than is ordinary or normal. Miniature suggests something physically reproduced on a reduced, often tiny, scale: miniature dollhouse furniture; a miniature screwdriver. Diminutive suggests something or someone unusually small (the diminutive size of the phone; her diminutive stature). Although miniature is sometimes used to describe the size of adult people, diminutive is much less likely to offend. In fact, it’s a common word for describing both things and people that are formidable despite being small (diminutive wide receiver; the diminutive pop star).

Commonly found as

diminutive stature
The player uses his diminutive stature to his advantage on the field.
despite + diminutive
Despite their diminutive size, these stereo speakers pack a punch.

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