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raze is a synonym of demolish

verb [ reyz ]

raze is another word for demolish

✅  Demolish often focuses on intentionally destroying something in an organized and non-violent way, so that something else can be built there (They demolished the abandoned house). People usually demolish things, though sometimes something can be demolished by natural forces (The tornado demolished the barn).

✅  Raze suggests something being destroyed so completely that there’s nothing left, and usually implies a violent and sometimes disorganized effort (They razed the village to the ground).

✅  Raze is a more emotionally charged word, suggesting senseless destruction (The town was completely razed by the enemy troops).

✅  Demolish also has an informal, figurative meaning: to defeat an opponent or their arguments (It took him two sentences to demolish their arguments). .

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falsehood is a synonym of lie

noun [ fawls-hood ]

falsehood is another word for lie

✅ A falsehood is a statement that distorts the truth in order to mislead or deceive (complete falsehood; obvious falsehood).

Lie can refer to something told intentionally for vicious or cruel reasons (blatant lie; outrageous lie). But lie can also be used with qualifiers when that’s not the case (little lie; comforting lie).

Falsehood is a more formal, slightly antiquated word, and therefore less frequent than lie. It’s often used in religious or literary contexts (I will oppose such a glaring falsehood!).

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grateful is a synonym of thankful

adjective [ greyt-fuhl ]

grateful is another word for thankful

✅ Use thankful and grateful when you want to show appreciation for something you’ve received (I was thankful for the gift; I was grateful for the opportunity).

✅ You can be grateful and thankful for the same things. The difference is primarily in how you express your feelings: the meaning of thankful refers to explicitly giving thanks, but grateful is more likely to refer to a warm or deep appreciation that may be expressed in all kinds of ways.

Thankful can also suggest giving thanks to a higher power, and suggests that you feel saved from bad circumstances (thankful for being spared; thankful for my blessings).

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