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studied is a synonym of labored

adjective [ stuhd-eed ]

studied is another word for labored

Labored describes something that has been achieved through a lot of effort, and feels forced in consequence (His breathing was labored).

Studied describes something unnatural and affected, and that has most likely taken a lot of effort and care to achieve (She looked at them with an air of studied indifference).

Labored is usually used in a negative way, whereas studied can be positive or negative. Labored implies something that seems forced or uninspired, and suggests that someone has tried too hard to achieve the result (The prose was particularly labored).

Studied implies something well-practiced and rehearsed (He moved with studied grace).

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recapitulate is a synonym of repeat

verb [ ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt ]

recapitulate is another word for repeat

Repeat refers to saying or doing something over again (Could you repeat the question?).

Recapitulate refers to repeating your points in a summary (She recapitulated the story quickly, to get everyone up to speed).

Repeat can refer to all kinds of things—you might repeat an action, an expression, or something you’ve said (He repeated the joke in front of all his friends). Recapitulate is generally used to refer to writing or speech (The conclusion of an essay is the place to recapitulate your argument).

Repeat generally implies doing or saying something exactly as it was done or said before, whereas recapitulate means to summarize things that you’ve already said.

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alternative is a synonym of choice

noun [ awl-tur-nuh-tiv, al- ]

alternative is another word for choice

Choice refers to having the ability to pick between several things or options (a wide choice of pastries).

Alternative refers to only having two options (Your alternative to chicken is fish).

Choice usually suggests more extensive options than alternative, though it can still be used when there are only two options (There’s a choice of coffee or tea).

Alternative is most often used with a negative, to mean that there was no choice at all (I had no alternative).

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