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remedy is a synonym of cure

verb [ rem-i-dee ]

remedy is another word for cure

Cure refers to healing a sickness or disease (Paracetamol will cure your headache).

Cure can be used literally or metaphorically, and generally implies healing or fixing something permanently (Meditation won’t cure all your problems).

Remedy most often refers to fixing something that is wrong, not necessarily an illness, and suggests fixing it in such a way that solves the problem or makes things better (We’re trying to remedy the situation).

Remedy can also refer to healing an illness. In this sense, it implies fixing something temporarily, rather than permanently (Walking will help remedy the strength imbalance in your legs).

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retort is a synonym of answer

noun [ ri-tawrt ]

retort is another word for answer

Answer refers to a reply, often one that continues a conversation or gives requested information (He gave a very informative answer to her inquiry).

Retort refers to a sharper, wittier reply, usually one made in retaliation for a cruel or aggressive comment (The audience laughed at her retort).

Answer often implies some kind of information is being conveyed, though it can be used more generally to mean a comment in return (Silence was her only answer).

Retort suggests quickness, especially in defense when feeling attacked by a previous comment. Retort especially refers to turning a person’s previous comment against them (He was proud of his quick retort because the bully finally backed off).

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feat is a synonym of achievement

noun [ feet ]

feat is another word for achievement

Achievement refers to a noteworthy or important accomplishment (The high grade was a real achievement).

Feat refers to a particularly difficult accomplishment, often a physical one, that requires a lot of skill or strength (The climb up the mountain was a feat of endurance).

Achievement emphasizes the hard work that has gone into the accomplishment (The award recognized her enormous achievement).

Feat emphasizes the difficulty of what’s been done, often suggesting that it had a small chance of success, or that it may not be reproducible (Getting the cat calmly into the carrier was a feat).

✅ An achievement isn’t usually surprising, but a feat often is.

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