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Friday, December 11, 2020


pinnacle is a synonym of peak

noun [ pin-uh-kuhl ]

pinnacle is another word for peak

The noun pinnacle is used to talk about the highest or culminating point of something, most commonly the time in one’s career when they are most successful or a specific achievement that caps one's career. In architecture, a pinnacle is a small, upright structure rising above the roof of a building or capping a tower. In nature, a pinnacle is a lofty peak of a mountain or a pointed, towering part of a rock formation. The theme of capping, crowning, or being positioned atop something is what threads these senses together. The more general word peak is the appropriate choice for talking about maximum prices (oil prices reached their peak) or maximum volume (traffic was at its peak).

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reach the pinnacle
Having been nominated for an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony in the same year, it was clear the performer had reached the pinnacle of success.
pinnacle + career
Winning the Pulitzer Prize was the pinnacle of her career.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020


fret is a synonym of worry

verb [ fret ]

fret is another word for worry

To fret over something is to feel or express worry, annoyance, or annoyance about it. The earliest senses of this term in English had to do with devouring or consuming in the literal sense—as in moths fretting your favorite sweater (heaven forbid!). The verb has of course evolved since then, with the theme of consuming taking a turn: rather than expressing the act of consuming, fret now conveys being consumed or eaten by something. Interestingly, the critters who would do the fretting were usually small (like moths), which perhaps explains why the current sense of fret suggests incremental or gradual gnawing away at one’s peace of mind.

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fret about
The meteoric rise of streaming services caused traditional media outlets to fret about their future.
don't fret
His partner had just requested a pay raise, which took a lot of courage. Immediately after, he told her, "Don't fret about the outcome. Either they'll give it to you or they won't."

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