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twilight is a synonym of evening

noun [ twahy-lahyt ]

twilight is another word for evening

Evening and twilight both refer to a period of the day around sunset, and twilight can also refer to the soft light around sunset or before sunrise (The fireflies came out in the twilight).

✅ Both are used metaphorically to mean the last years of something (I made sure to enjoy the evening of my life; The twilight years of the Victorian period).

Evening, in its straightforward sense, often refers to a longer period of time than twilight, and it is more common to use twilight metaphorically or poetically.

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cessation is a synonym of ending

noun [ se-sey-shuhn ]

cessation is another word for ending

Ending refers to a stop or a coming to an end (The story came to a satisfying ending).

Cessation also refers to a stop, which can be temporary (The countries agreed to a cessation of hostilities during the holiday).

Ending is a more common word (The announcement brought the party to an abrupt ending), while cessation is relatively uncommon and pretty formal (A temporary cessation of the fighting).

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dilly-dally is a synonym of dawdle

verb [ dil-ee-dal-ee ]

dilly-dally is another word for dawdle

Dawdle means to waste time, especially by loitering, moving slowly, or taking more time on something than you need to (He dawdled in the store).

Dilly-dally also means to waste time, especially because of being unable to make a decision (Stop dilly-dallying and choose a candy bar).

Dilly-dally implies having trouble making small decisions, or taking a lot of time over them (When it comes to ordering, I wish he wouldn’t dilly-dally so much), while dawdle emphasizes slow movement (She was known to dawdle when she didn’t want to do something).

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