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Saturday, August 29, 2020


spurious is a synonym of fake

adjective [ spyoor-ee-uhs ]

spurious is another word for fake

Something that is spurious is not genuine, authentic, or true. The particular brand of falsehood implied by this slippery adjective depends on what it is describing. When describing objects, such as an artifact or a document, spurious means counterfeit or forged. When describing accusations or claims, spurious veers more toward deliberately misleading or insincere. And when applied to reasoning, as in a spurious argument or spurious correlations, spurious means something closer to faulty or flawed.

Commonly found as

spurious claim
He kept repeating the spurious claim that her dog attacked him. The truth was that her dog had been away at the vet.
entirely spurious
The former employee claims that he was dismissed on entirely spurious grounds.

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Friday, August 28, 2020


manifest is a synonym of demonstrate

verb [ man-uh-fest ]

manifest is another word for demonstrate

The verb manifest means “to make clear or evident” or “to show plainly.” Things manifested—such as feelings, intentions, or conditions—are typically made apparent through actions or behaviors. For instance, anxiety might manifest itself in an inability to sleep. Or, more pleasantly, a friend might manifest or show approval of something with a hearty laugh.

Commonly found as

manifest itself
His kindness manifests itself in attentive care for his neighbors.
stress manifests
Stress manifests itself in the body in many ways.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020


modification is a synonym of change

noun [ mod-uh-fi-key-shuhn ]

modification is another word for change

A modification is a partial alteration or adjustment. This word works as a synonym for the noun change when talking about relatively small changes—or modifications—that leave the fundamental nature of a thing intact. For instance, we make modifications to our behavior, lifestyle, or diet, when we want to alter but not completely overhaul these areas of our lives. Similarly, modifications may be made to rules, loans, or contracts to make them more lenient or feasible while preserving the essentials.

Commonly found as

slight modification
The friends made a slight modification to the rules of the game to allow for more players.
require modification
Making the trail safe for bikes, scooters, and pedestrians would require a number of modifications.

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