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Monday, March 29, 2021

reiterate

reiterate is a synonym of repeat

verb [ ree-it-uh-reyt ]

reiterate is another word for repeat

The verbs repeat and reiterate are so close in meaning that reading their definitions might in itself feel like a repetitive act. To repeat something is to say or utter it again. To reiterate something is to say or do it again, or, to repeat it, often excessively. So how are they different? Reiterate is more commonly used for emphasis—that is, to underscore that something is important and therefore worth saying again, perhaps in a different way than first articulated: At the end of the interview, the candidate reiterated her interest in the role. Repeat, on the other hand, is commonly used to talk about the reproduction of words or sounds without the suggestion of importance: The contestant in the spelling bee asked the judge to repeat the word and definition.

Commonly found as

want to reiterate
After receiving complaints for a segment on his show, the news anchor issued a formal statement echoing comments he had made elsewhere: “I want to reiterate that it was not the show's intent to diminish the achievements of our subject.”
reiterate + commitment
When the topic of returning to the office came up, the CEO reiterated her commitment to the safety and well-being of all employees.

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

frond

frond is a synonym of leaf

noun [ frond ]

frond is another word for leaf

We’re pretty sure you know what a leaf is—but do you know how a leaf differs from a frond? Leaf is a general term for a wide variety of expanded, usually green organs born by the stem of a plant. The more specific noun frond is a term for a large, finely divided leaf. Most commonly, frond is used to refer to the leaves of ferns or certain palms. Other useful, nontechnical words we use to differentiate leaves include needle (as of a pine), leaflet (a small or young leaf), and blade (the leaf of a plant, especially of a grass or cereal). Something that bears fronds or that resembles a frond can be described as frondose.

Commonly found as

frond + wave
The giant palm fronds waved gently in the tropical breeze.
green fronds
The forest floor was lush with vibrant green fern fronds unfurled in every direction.

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

exodus

exodus is a synonym of departure

noun [ ek-suh-duhs ]

exodus is another word for departure

The noun departure is a general term used to refer to an act or instance of going away or leaving (the time of departure; a hasty departure). It can also refer to a divergence or deviation, as from a standard or rule (a departure from accepted teaching methods). The noun exodus deals with the act of leaving on a larger scale, more specifically to a departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people: June marked the beginning of the annual summer exodus to the country and shore. When treated as a proper noun, Exodus refers to the departure of the Israelites from Egypt under Moses, or to the second book of the Bible, containing an account of the Exodus.

Commonly found as

mass exodus
Widespread adoption of remote-friendly work policies fueled speculation that there would be a mass exodus from cities.
exodus + refugees
The wave of violence in the region prompted an exodus of refugees.

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