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Thursday, October 22, 2020

synonym for hopeful

sanguine

adjective [ sang-gwin ]

sanguine is another word for hopeful

Someone who is sanguine about an outcome is cheerfully optimistic or confident that things will work out favorably—even if the odds are stacked against them. This term on its own is positive, but sanguine is often used to describe people who have an exceedingly rosy outlook in situations that would seem to call for the opposite. In those cases, sanguine may suggest a degree of naiveté.

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sanguine about
She was feeling sanguine about the grand opening, even though she’d had some planning setbacks earlier in the week.
sanguine view
In the wake of the stock market crash, he took a remarkably sanguine view of the economy’s future.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

synonym for skill

dexterity

noun [ dek-ster-i-tee ]

dexterity is another word for skill

The noun skill is a general term for the ability, rooted in one’s knowledge or practice, to do something well. The noun dexterity is more specific: it refers to one’s skill or adroitness in using the hands or body. A person who displays great dexterity is highly coordinated and able to perform a challenging physical activity with precision and ease. Dexterity is also used to refer to cleverness or agility of the mind.

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manual dexterity
After the procedure, the surgeon's manual dexterity was called into question.
require dexterity
The new video game has so many puzzles, it requires tremendous dexterity (and a significant time commitment) to win.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

synonym for shun

eschew

verb [ es-choo ]

eschew is another word for shun

To shun something is to take pains to avoid it. To eschew something is to abstain from it or keep away from it. They are very close in meaning, but eschew is more often used to talk about the avoidance of a course of action that is perceived as unwise or detrimental to a specific outcome. The verb shun is more likely to be used to convey aversion or loathing.

Commonly found as

eschew politics
The book was a striking commentary on modern life that somehow managed to eschew politics.
generally eschew
Newly elected leaders generally eschew the use of force in international matters.

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