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sophisticated is a synonym of mature

adjective [ suh-fis-ti-key-tid ]

sophisticated is another word for mature

Mature describes someone or something that is fully developed. A person described as mature is responsible and has a fully adult approach to the world (She was mature for her age).

Mature can also mean being sensible about something (a mature approach to finances).

Sophisticated describes someone who is educated and cultured, and through that education has a well-developed understanding of something (A sophisticated sense of color and design).

Sophisticated especially (but not necessarily) suggests being educated in the things considered valuable by high society (sophisticated taste in wine).

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pinpoint is a synonym of identify

verb [ pin-point ]

pinpoint is another word for identify

Identify means to recognize someone or something as a particular person or thing (She could identify the handwriting as being her sister’s).

Pinpoint means to locate or describe something exactly, as if you were putting a pin in it (pinpoint the location).

Pinpoint can sometimes be used interchangeably with identify: you can both identify and pinpoint a problem or cause, for instance.

Pinpoint suggests a narrow and exact, and sometimes more accurate, understanding or identification, while identify sometimes, but not always, suggests a less narrow recognition (We identified what was wrong, and then pinpointed the specific issue).

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periwinkle is a synonym of purple

adjective [ per-i-wing-kuhl ]

periwinkle is another word for purple

Purple describes something that is a color between red and blue. Purple clothes have been historically worn by people of a high social rank, and it’s still sometimes associated with power (a purple robe; a purple bruise).

Periwinkle describes a particularly bluish purple, close to violet, and is neither particularly light nor particularly deep (He wanted the wedding bouquet to be periwinkle and sage green).

Purple covers a spectrum of colors between red and blue, and periwinkle is very close to the blue end of that spectrum (The periwinkle walls didn’t contrast well against the light blue curtains; He looked good in his purple suit).

Periwinkle is a less common word, and more specific. It’s also one of the less royal shades of purple!

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