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Monday, December 14, 2020


purview is a synonym of scope

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.

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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


unequivocal is a synonym of definite

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.

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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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Saturday, December 12, 2020


ancillary is a synonym of extra

adjective [ an-suh-ler-ee ]

ancillary is another word for extra

Something that is ancillary is additional or supplemental. The ancillary costs of something are those “extra” expenditures beyond the sticker price of a product or service. This sense of ancillary is closest to extra when the latter is used to refer to things that are additional or go beyond what is expected. But ancillary suggests a more defined relationship than extra, usually indicating a subordinate or subsidiary position. Used in a medical context, ancillary feels quite far from extra: in this context ancillary describes services or staff that provide essential support, as in a hospital. So remember, context is key!

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merely ancillary
The publisher's role was merely ancillary since the manuscript had been submitted ready for publication.
ancillary services
Increasingly, airlines have been charging for ancillary services such as checked bags and priority seating.

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