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Thursday, October 07, 2021


sustain is a synonym of continue

verb [ suh-steyn ]

sustain is another word for continue

Both words refer to keeping an action or process going without interruption. With continue, the subject can persist in its own movement (I continued to dance) or keep something else going (They continued the conversation), whereas sustain is limited to the latter case and always takes a noun as its direct object (How did you manage to sustain the conversation?). In terms of meaning, continue emphasizes an activity that is kept up, while sustain implies keeping something in existence or making it last: sustain economic growth; sustain the momentum or pace.

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sustain growth
Her policies are more likely to help sustain growth in small tech businesses.
achieve/build/create and sustain
They have created and sustained a successful law practice that does a lot of pro bono work.

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Wednesday, October 06, 2021


vicissitude is a synonym of change

noun [ vi-sis-i-tood, -tyood ]

vicissitude is another word for change

Change refers to an instance of something becoming different than it was or being replaced by something new: a change in leadership; changes in the environment. Vicissitude refers to one of a succession of changes or alterations in the state, form, or condition of something over time. The most familiar use of vicissitude is in the plural, as in the vicissitudes of life. In this sense, the vicissitudes—of life, history, politics, fortune, love, or the market—suggests something like “the twists and turns” and “ups and downs” that characterize the course of any of these major human affairs when considered in its entirety. When we use “change” as a mass noun, as in “Change is constant,” this approaches the meaning of vicissitudes, but is more abstract and general. Vicissitudes evokes the particularity and number of the changes we weather.

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the vicissitudes of fortune
She had endured the vicissitudes of fortune without losing the fair-minded, good-humored core of her character.
subject to the vicissitudes
At the very least, if he got married he would no longer be subject to the vicissitudes of dating.

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Tuesday, October 05, 2021


vehement is a synonym of strong

adjective [ vee-uh-muhnt ]

vehement is another word for strong

Both words are used to describe intense or forcefully expressed emotions or opinions. Strong suggests felt or expressed with some degree of intensity: strong feelings; a strong objection, but strong’s wide range of application tends to dilute its precision and strength in these contexts. Vehement, which comes from a Latin word meaning “forceful” or “violent,” suggests something felt or expressed with intense passion. Vehement is not limited to a negative meaning (a vehement expression of his faith) but it does tend to be used most frequently for oppositional feelings and utterances: vehement protest, a vehement denial, vehement opposition. 

Commonly found as

vehement opposition
We faced a storm of vehement opposition from the kids when we announced we were buying a pig farm and moving to the country.
vehement expression
The miners uttered vehement expressions of gratitude as they were extricated from the rubble.

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