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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

synonym for celebrate

revel

verb [ rev-uhl ]

revel is another word for celebrate

To celebrate is to observe a day or commemorate an event with ceremonies or festivities. For example, it is customary to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a parade. This popular verb can also refer, a little more loosely, to having or participating in a party or an uninhibited good time. That’s where today’s synonym revel comes in. To revel is to make merry or to indulge in boisterous festivities. Though, a word to the wise, this carousing sense of revel is not as common as another. Revel is more commonly used these days to talk about taking great pleasure or delight in something: The Joycean scholar reveled in the fact that so many people were taking the day to celebrate Irish culture.

Commonly found as

feast + revel
Neighbors came together to feast and revel one last time at the beloved community theater before it was shuttered and turned into a distribution center.
fans + revel
After their team won the pennant, the fans reveled all night.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

synonym for remember

reminisce

verb [ rem-uh-nis ]

reminisce is another word for remember

To remember something is to think of it again. This general verb describes the mechanism of recalling something to the mind by an act or effort of memory: I tried to remember the best route to the house. To reminisce is to recall past experiences or events, or to indulge in reminiscence. Whereas remembering can be a chore, reminiscing is more like taking a pleasant stroll down memory lane and stopping every so often along the way soak up the scenery. When we reminisce about the old days, for instance, we recall long-gone experiences fondly, in a sort of dreamy and perhaps even wistful or nostalgic state.

Commonly found as

reminisce + days
The two friends loved to get together and reminisce about the old days playing stickball in the neighborhood.
laugh + reminisce
On their anniversary, the couple laughed and reminisced fondly about the many adventures they'd shared over the years.

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Monday, March 15, 2021

synonym for unlucky

hapless

adjective [ hap-lis ]

hapless is another word for unlucky

Unlucky is used a few different ways. It can describe things that are thought to bring bad luck, such as unlucky number, or it can describe people that have been unsuccessful in an endeavor or that been met with unfortunate circumstances. Hapless deals with the latter. This pitiable adjective is defined as “luckless” or “unfortunate,” and it most commonly describes people that simply can’t catch a break. The lamentable status of a hapless individual is reflected in the adjectives that regularly appear near it, such as poor (meaning unfortunate), helpless, hopeless, and miserable (the poor hapless fool was utterly hopeless!).

Commonly found as

hapless victim
The true-crime documentary portrayed the suspect as a hapless victim of circumstance, but audiences weren’t buying it.
hapless + hopeless
Some political candidates emerged as frontrunners, while others appeared hapless and hopeless by comparison.

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