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Friday, September 25, 2020


teeming is a synonym of full

adjective [ tee-ming ]

teeming is another word for full

A full train station is filled to capacity. A teeming train station is beyond full—it’s abounding or swarming with people. Teeming comes from the verb teem meaning “to abound or swarm,” or “to be prolific or fertile.” The earliest sense of the verb was “to produce offspring.” Given the fertile history of this word, it is not surprising that teem often appears in close proximity to the word life, as in the case of a tide pool that is teeming with life.

Commonly found as

teeming masses
The park rangers had reservations about opening up that section of pristine wilderness to the teeming masses.
teeming streets
On her first visit to the great metropolis, the tourist was overwhelmed by the sights and smells of the teeming streets.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020


rapport is a synonym of relationship

noun [ ra-pawr, -pohr, ruh- ]

rapport is another word for relationship

Relationship is a general term that can be applied to a wide range of connections, involvements, or associations—each of us has a particular relationship with technology, for instance (some better than others!). The noun rapport is more specific: this term is used of relations between people and suggests a harmonious and sympathetic type of connection. For example, a teacher might try to establish a close rapport with students—a connection marked by mutual understanding and good communication.

Commonly found as

establish rapport
It was important for the diplomat to establish good rapport with other public officials in her assigned region.
instant rapport
He felt an instant rapport with the new employee; within seconds of meeting, their conversation flowed and it felt as though they had known each other for years.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020


fortuitous is a synonym of lucky

adjective [ fawr-too-i-tuhs, -tyoo- ]

fortuitous is another word for lucky

Something that is fortuitous happens by chance or without known cause. In modern standard use, the term almost always carries the senses both of accident or chance and luck or fortune, as in the case of a fortuitous encounter with a former acquaintance that leads to a promising new career opportunity (a happy accident!). Beware that some stylists and editors may object to the use of fortuitous to mean anything more than "accidental." In formal writing, when your intended meaning is less about a happy accident and more about fortune's favor, the adjective fortunate may be a better option.


Commonly found as

timing + fortuitous
The young journalist moved to the small town on a whim last fall, but her timing was fortuitous as a big story was just about to break.
prove fortuitous
The road closure proved fortuitous for the runner who, forced into a new route, found a $50 bill on the sidewalk.

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