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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

synonym for moving

poignant

adjective [ poin-yuhnt, poi-nuhnt ]

poignant is another word for moving

To call something poignant is to emphasize how deeply affecting or moving it is emotionally. This adjective conveys a sharpness of feeling that the more general adjective moving does not, a distinction that makes sense if you consider the full picture of the word: poignant entered English describing sensations that were painful or distressing and smells that were particularly pungent. Poignant has softened over time. Nowadays when we describe things as poignant we don’t mean they bring distress; we mean they are touching and often bittersweet.

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poignant moment
After the last performance, the cast shared a poignant moment backstage, recalling the antics and struggles from the production's run.
funny and poignant
The movie was both funny and poignant, depicting a realistic love story with all its mishaps and heartaches.

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Monday, December 14, 2020

synonym for scope

purview

noun [ pur-vyoo ]

purview is another word for scope

The noun purview is used to refer to the range of operation, authority, or control of something or of someone in a particular function. Purview is most commonly used in locating responsibility or oversight for specified activities or projects. For example, in the U.S. government, disaster readiness falls under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. You may also encounter this term used in reference to a particular range of insight or understanding. The noun scope, though also indicating extent, does not on its own suggest authority or responsibility. An investigation of wide scope is simply one that is far reaching.

Commonly found as

fall under the purview
Determining the safety of the so-called miracle products fell under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration.
sole purview
The smartwatch made technology that was once the sole purview of medical professionals readily accessible to consumers.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

synonym for definite

unequivocal

adjective [ uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl ]

unequivocal is another word for definite

The surefooted adjective unequivocal describes things that are unambiguous or have only one possible meaning or interpretation: unequivocal proof is proof that cannot be refuted or misinterpreted. Unequivocal also describes things that are absolute or not subject to conditions or exceptions. To have someone’s unequivocal support is to know that they will be there for you no matter what, no strings attached.

Commonly found as

unequivocal support
The unequivocal support of his family helped him get through difficult times.
clear and unequivocal
The community looked to its mayor for a clear and unequivocal condemnation of the recent violence.

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