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Thursday, February 04, 2021

synonym for lasting

perennial

adjective [ puh-ren-ee-uhl ]

perennial is another word for lasting

The adjective lasting describes things that continue or endure for a long time, as in a lasting friendship or a lasting impression. The adjective perennial is used to talk about things that are timeless, recurrent, or that last indefinitely. A perennial debate is one that comes up again and again, and is never fully settled or closed. A perennial favorite is something, be it a song, a book, or a meal, that never fails to please. Perennial has a more specific meaning when it’s used to describe plants: a perennial plant (also called simply a perennial) is one that dies back above ground, but sends up new growth year after year (as opposed to an annual plant, which lasts for one year or growing season only).

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perennial favorite
When there is a chill in the air, many home cooks revert to the perennial favorites like soup or chicken pot pie.
seemingly perennial
The assistant felt like he could never get ahead of the seemingly perennial paperwork.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

synonym for refresh

rejuvenate

verb [ ri-joo-vuh-neyt ]

rejuvenate is another word for refresh

The verb refresh is a broad term that is used in many different ways to talk about newness, whether it be bringing a new element to something or making something familiar or forgotten seem new. One can refresh a room with some new paint, refresh a social media feed to see the latest news, or refresh another’s memory by reminding them of something. The verb rejuvenate is a close synonym of refresh, but it is used less often and in fewer contexts. Where refresh emphasizes making something fresh or new, rejuvenate emphasizes restoring things to how they once were, or, in the context of health and wellness, restoring a youthful vigor or appearance.

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help rejuvenate
Adding some compost to your garden will help rejuvenate the soil and increase your vegetable yield.
rejuvenate + body
A dip in the hot springs was exactly what the mountain climber needed to rejuvenate his body after his latest trek.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2021

synonym for predict

prognosticate

verb [ prog-nos-ti-keyt ]

prognosticate is another word for predict

To predict something is to tell in advance what will happen. This verb often (but not always) implies calculation, knowledge, or shrewd inference from facts or experience, as in the case of astronomers who predict an eclipse. The verb prognosticate deals primarily in signs and omens. A thing, such as the presence or absence of a certain groundhog’s shadow, can prognosticate, or presage, something (the estimated time of arrival for spring). Similarly, a person can prognosticate, or foretell, a future event from present indications or signs. The related word prognosis is used in medicine to talk about the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery.

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prognosticate the future
The TV pundits used the closing segment of their show to prognosticate the future of artificial intelligence—and the picture they painted resembled dystopian storylines from Hollywood.
try to prognosticate
The sports announcers tried to prognosticate the outcome of the championship, but it was impossible since both teams had played so well all season.

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