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Sunday, December 19, 2021

synonym for show

reveal

verb [ ri-veel ]

reveal is another word for show

Today we're pulling back the veil on the difference between the verbs show and reveal. To show something is to make it visible or known. The verb reveal is very close in meaning, but implies an element of discovery: items that are revealed have, up to the point of revelation, been invisible or concealed. Reveal comes from the Latin verb meaning "to unveil," which offers helpful imagery: when someone reveals something, they are in a sense removing a covering, whether literal or figurative, to show what lies beneath. Reveal is often found with stealthy adjectives, such as secret and hidden.

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reveal the truth
In her paper, the scientist revealed the truth about neutrinos and their importance in the universe.
reveal + hidden
The would-be heiress used a special pen to reveal hidden writing in the will, naming her as the main recipient of the deceased's property.

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Saturday, December 18, 2021

synonym for mutual

reciprocal

adjective [ ri-sip-ruh-kuhl ]

reciprocal is another word for mutual

Something mutual is held in common or experienced between two parties, as in mutual friends. Similarly, reciprocal indicates a balanced relationship between two or more people, in which an act, thing, or feeling is given in return for another. Unlike mutual, reciprocal also carries the meaning of “matching or equivalent.” So a reciprocal promise may be made to ensure that both parties will maintain confidentiality about a matter. Often used in math, navigation, and grammar, reciprocal has a more technical implication of being one-for-one or the exact opposite or inverse of something, whereas mutual features in the world of finance or insurance when assets are shared (e.g., mutual funds). 

Commonly found as

reciprocal relationship
Mentors and mentees must build a respectful reciprocal relationship for success.
reciprocal + between
The leaders developed reciprocal agreements between their two neighboring countries to ensure safe and unrestricted travel for all their people.

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Friday, December 17, 2021

synonym for knowledge

erudition

noun [ er-yoo-dish-uh n, er-oo- ]

erudition is another word for knowledge

There are many types of knowledge, and erudition is one of them. Erudition is a thorough, formal, and profound sort of knowledge obtained by extensive research. The term is often used to discuss knowledge in fields other than those of mathematics and the physical sciences—so you're more likely to encounter it in discussion of philosophy or literature than in discussion of biology. Erudition is not a high-frequency word in English, but when it is used, it's likely to be in a context of glowing appreciation, as something that inspires respect or awe.

Commonly found as

wit and erudition
The author was known for her wit and erudition; her writing was comprehensive, insightful, and an overall delight to read.
vast erudition
The inventor was a man of vast erudition and creativity.

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