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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

synonym for talkative

loquacious

adjective [ loh-kwey-shuhs ]

loquacious is another word for talkative

Talkative is straightforward adjective that means exactly what it sounds like: inclined to talk a great deal. Talkative is for the most part neutral, though it skews a bit negative in use. The loftier adjective loquacious suggests more facility and ease: someone who is loquacious talks or tends to talk much or freely. Loquacious is sometimes found alongside positive descriptors such as witty or charismatic. But occasionally loquacious is used to describe someone whose words flow like wine—but of a variety that leaves you wishing for a cork!

Commonly found as

usually loquacious
When the home team's mascot tripped on a carelessly discarded bat, the usually loquacious baseball announcer was rendered speechless.
became loquacious
After a few minutes of answering questions, the artist found his voice and became quite loquacious, amusing the audience with tales of his work.

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Monday, November 16, 2020

synonym for problem

conundrum

noun [ kuh-nuhn-druhm ]

conundrum is another word for problem

A problem is a question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty, or difficulty. A conundrum is a particularly puzzling or complex question or problem. In some cases, conundrum refers to a riddle that involves a pun or play on words (what is black and white and red all over? A newspaper!). However, nowadays conundrum more commonly refers to a riddle of the less literal variety. If you find yourself stumped in a perplexing situation—look out, you may be in a conundrum!

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moral conundrum
The documentarians found themselves in a moral conundrum; they weren’t sure whether to simply capture the scene or get involved in the situation.
face a conundrum
The radio host faced a conundrum: if he made his show less provocative, he'd lose ratings but perhaps gain credibility.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

synonym for pretend

feign

verb [ feyn ]

feign is another word for pretend

Pretend and feign both deal with attempting to create a false appearance. However, feign suggests a degree more sophistication in the art of deception. To feign interest in something is to represent your level of interest fictitiously. Unlike pretend, feign is not used to talk about playful make believe where all parties are privy to the pretense. On the contrary, feign is used in situations where one party aims to convince another of something untrue, as an emotional state or physical condition.

Commonly found as

feign ignorance
When asked if she had eaten the last cookie, she feigned ignorance and replied, “The cookies are gone?”
feign interest
He didn’t follow sports, but he feigned interest when coworkers talked to him about important or exciting games at the office.

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