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Wednesday, January 06, 2021

synonym for healthy

robust

adjective [ roh-buhst, roh-buhst ]

robust is another word for healthy

The adjective healthy gets a lot of use this time of year as so many of us resolve to eat healthy foods and embrace a healthy lifestyle in the new year. Robust is a synonym for healthy, but it is not used to describe food or behaviors that are conducive to good health. Robust emphasizes strength and vigor and is used to describe people that are in particularly fine fettle. It’s also used to describe markets or economies that are thriving or are especially resilient, and discussions or debates that are especially productive or spirited and engaging. You may even hear of a robust password or a robust method, each being strong and effective in all of most situations.

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robust system
The security firm had established a robust system for testing and verifying people’s identities before they could log on to their accounts.
robust enough
The scientist's findings were not robust enough to withstand scrutiny, so she decided against publishing at that time.

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Tuesday, January 05, 2021

synonym for opposite

antithetical

adjective [ an-tuh-thet-i-kuhl ]

antithetical is another word for opposite

The adjective opposite is used to describe things that are opposed or are radically different from each other. Antithetical describes things that are diametrically opposed. The latter is a more pointed and precise adjective, and it is commonly used to highlight essential incompatibilities between ideas, behaviors, or values. For instance, if words or deeds are or are perceived as antithetical to democratic principles, then they go (or are perceived to go) against those principles starkly and irreconcilably.

Commonly found as

antithetical to
The new mayor’s proposals were antithetical to the values she had espoused on the campaign trail.
seem antithetical
The song, which celebrated conspicuous consumption and excess, seemed antithetical to the spirit of the holiday season.

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Monday, January 04, 2021

synonym for surpass

eclipse

verb [ ih-klips ]

eclipse is another word for surpass

To surpass someone or something is to go beyond it in amount, extent, or degree. A new product can surpass expectations if it does more than previously thought. Surpass can also mean to excel or to be superior to, as in, a student who surpasses his classmates in vocabulary knowledge or in sports trivia. If surpassing others in some way makes them look less outstanding or important by comparison, then the verb eclipse covers it. You may know the verb eclipse more for its use in astronomy to denote the blocking out of the light of the moon or sun, but its figurative meaning is relevant closer to home. For example, a basketball player can eclipse her rivals in free throw accuracy, meaning she has overshadowed them with her superior abilities. 

Commonly found as

eclipse + previous
Recent snowfall amounts have eclipsed previous records set in the early 1800’s. 
only eclipsed by
Learning new words is his passion, only eclipsed by his love of ancient history. 

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