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stoic is a synonym of aloof

adjective [ stoh-ik ]

stoic is another word for aloof

Aloof describes someone who is reserved, disinterested, or reticent when concerning other people (He was aloof with the other guests).

Stoic describes someone who is generally impassive and seems unmoved by strong emotion, and who also accepts hardship without complaint (She was stoic about the end of her relationship).

Aloof and stoic describe similar kinds of personality traits, though there are key differences.

Aloof generally describes the way someone interacts with other people (They thought the gentleman was aloof and rude), whereas stoic describes a person’s response to their circumstances and emotions (Beneath her stoic expression, they could tell she was having a good time).

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rejuvenation is a synonym of renewal

noun [ ri-joo-vuh-ney-shuhn ]

rejuvenation is another word for renewal

Renewal refers to the state of being new again, or seeming like new. Renewal also suggests a feeling of being young again or returning to a previous state of mental and emotional health (The subscription was up for renewal; The spa promised rest and renewal).

Rejuvenation refers to making someone feel younger and healthier, or returning something to a previous and better state (I was filled with a sense of rejuvenation after the meal; The garden was in need of rejuvenation).

✅ While renewal has a more general meaning and covers all different kinds of making things like new (Spring brought joy and renewal), rejuvenation generally suggests a return of vigor and enthusiasm (Economic rejuvenation made the town an exciting place to live again).

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strategic is a synonym of important

adjective [ struh-tee-jik ]

strategic is another word for important

Important describes something that matters very much, or is of great significance and consequence (an important conversation).

Strategic describes something that is important to a strategy, or that makes particularly good or efficient use of resources in pursuit of a goal (a strategic move in chess).

Important is more general than strategic. While an important decision might also be a strategic decision, strategic suggests something in line with a larger plan (The hill fort was in a strategic position, in case of attack).

Strategic is associated with good decision-making and efficient use of time and resources. Important can sometimes sound weaker because it’s a common and general word.

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