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Thursday, September 17, 2020


posthaste is a synonym of fast

adverb [ pohst-heyst ]

posthaste is another word for fast

Posthaste, also spelled post-haste, is an adverb that means “with the greatest possible speed or promptness.” It works in a sentence similar to immediately or ASAP. When the term entered English, it referred to speed like that of someone traveling post, or riding express to deliver mail. Nowadays you can use it to command speedy movement or action, “Leave the premise posthaste!” or to describe it, “She came to her friend’s aid posthaste.”

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verb + posthaste
Upon seeing the bear, the hikers returned to their campsite posthaste.
After the incident, the head of the network resigned posthaste. 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020


humdrum is a synonym of boring

adjective [ huhm-druhm ]

humdrum is another word for boring

Something that is boring is dull and uninteresting—maybe even nap inducing. Something that is humdrum is especially boring for its lack of variety (unlike your synonym-rich vocabulary!). Fun though it may be to say, humdrum emphasizes monotony and the drone of the everyday. This dreary adjective commonly describes recurring activities or routines, or even the monotony of life itself.

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humdrum life
The writer’s seemingly humdrum life was, in reality, full of adventure.
escape + humdrum
The movie helped him escape his humdrum reality for a few hours.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020


helm is a synonym of lead

verb [ helm ]

helm is another word for lead

To helm something, such as a creative project or a place of business, is to steer or direct it. The suggestion is of one helming or steering a ship, an activity so named for the wheel or steering apparatus of a seagoing vessel—the helm. You may hear of someone helming a department or agency, a newsroom, or a kitchen in popular restaurant. But most often, helm is used in the entertainment industry in discussion of the director, who steers the production on a (hopefully not choppy) course.

Commonly found as

helm the film
Much to the fans' delight, the director chosen to helm the film has a background in live theater.
previously helmed
The chef came highly recommended; he had previously helmed the kitchen of the most critically acclaimed restaurant in the county.

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