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Sunday, December 13, 2020


unequivocal is a synonym of definite

adjective [ uhn-i-kwiv-uh-kuhl ]

unequivocal is another word for definite

The surefooted adjective unequivocal describes things that are unambiguous or have only one possible meaning or interpretation: unequivocal proof is proof that cannot be refuted or misinterpreted. Unequivocal also describes things that are absolute or not subject to conditions or exceptions. To have someone’s unequivocal support is to know that they will be there for you no matter what, no strings attached.

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unequivocal support
The unequivocal support of his family helped him get through difficult times.
clear and unequivocal
The community looked to its mayor for a clear and unequivocal condemnation of the recent violence.

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Saturday, December 12, 2020


ancillary is a synonym of extra

adjective [ an-suh-ler-ee ]

ancillary is another word for extra

Something that is ancillary is additional or supplemental. The ancillary costs of something are those “extra” expenditures beyond the sticker price of a product or service. This sense of ancillary is closest to extra when the latter is used to refer to things that are additional or go beyond what is expected. But ancillary suggests a more defined relationship than extra, usually indicating a subordinate or subsidiary position. Used in a medical context, ancillary feels quite far from extra: in this context ancillary describes services or staff that provide essential support, as in a hospital. So remember, context is key!

Commonly found as

merely ancillary
The publisher's role was merely ancillary since the manuscript had been submitted ready for publication.
ancillary services
Increasingly, airlines have been charging for ancillary services such as checked bags and priority seating.

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Friday, December 11, 2020


pinnacle is a synonym of peak

noun [ pin-uh-kuhl ]

pinnacle is another word for peak

The noun pinnacle is used to talk about the highest or culminating point of something, most commonly the time in one’s career when they are most successful or a specific achievement that caps one's career. In architecture, a pinnacle is a small, upright structure rising above the roof of a building or capping a tower. In nature, a pinnacle is a lofty peak of a mountain or a pointed, towering part of a rock formation. The theme of capping, crowning, or being positioned atop something is what threads these senses together. The more general word peak is the appropriate choice for talking about maximum prices (oil prices reached their peak) or maximum volume (traffic was at its peak).

Commonly found as

reach the pinnacle
Having been nominated for an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony in the same year, it was clear the performer had reached the pinnacle of success.
pinnacle + career
Winning the Pulitzer Prize was the pinnacle of her career.

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