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posit is a synonym of suppose

verb [ poz-it ]

posit is another word for suppose

Suppose and posit can both mean to assume or suggest something to be true.

Suppose has a wider meaning, as it can mean to assume something is true in general or to assume something is true for a certain purpose (I suppose you’ll be too tired to go out tonight).

Posit is less common and has a meaning similar to hypothesize, and means assuming that something is true often to base an argument or theory on it (Some physicists have posited the existence of long-lived supermassive particles).

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drained is a synonym of exhausted

adjective [ dreynd ]

drained is another word for exhausted

✅ Both exhausted and drained describe being extremely tired, and lacking energy (I was exhausted after a full day of classes; The argument left me feeling drained).

Exhausted centers the idea of being worn-out and having used all your reserves of energy (The preparations for the party left me exhausted).

Drained centers the idea of having faced constant demands on your energy, either physical or emotional, and now having nothing left (I felt drained after dealing with all those people).

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verisimilitude is a synonym of realism

noun [ ver-uh-si-mil-i-tood, -tyood ]

verisimilitude is another word for realism

✅ Both realism and verisimilitude can be used to refer to a sense of truth, accuracy, and authenticity to real lives and real experiences. Realism is often used in the context of literature and art (His books were characterized by a strong sense of realism).

Verisimilitude refers to the appearance of truth, authenticity, or accuracy (I thought the movie lacked verisimilitude).

Realism centers the idea of representing things as they really are (Critics praised the realism of the play), whereas verisimilitude centers things that look or seem accurate and true (His story lacked verisimilitude, although it turned out he was actually telling the truth).

✅ Sometimes, something that is actually true doesn’t seem like it should be true. In that case, it may have realism but lack verisimilitude.

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