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Monday, November 30, 2020


adjective [ uhn-pres-i-den-tid ]

unprecedented is another word for unparalleled

The adjective unparalleled describes things that stand alone in quality or degree, or, more literally, things that have no parallel. Unprecedented—a word we’ve heard a lot in 2020—describes things that have not happened before, or that have no precedent. A precedent is any act, decision, or case that serves as a guide or justification for subsequent situations. Unprecedented is often found near the words history, historic, and historically, which makes sense considering that when something unprecedented occurs, it is, by definition, a first, not yet recorded in the annals of history. Find out why this word was a top trend on and in 2020.

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unprecedented scale
The crisis called for collective action on an unprecedented scale.
face unprecedented
The new economic task force faced unprecedented levels of unemployment.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020


tutelage is a synonym of instruction

noun [ toot-l-ij, tyoot- ]

tutelage is another word for instruction

To be under the tutelage of another is to receive careful guidance and instruction from that person. A promising young violinist might be lucky enough to come under the tutelage of a world-renowned musician, receiving expert training and support in a manner that sets her up for future success. Tutelage comes from Latin tūtēla “guardianship,” and its earliest uses in English referred to the act of guarding or protecting, or to the office or function of a guardian. While the meaning of the term has broadened, it still suggests a degree of watchful protectiveness or personal interest on the part of the teacher or guide.

Commonly found as

under the tutelage
The young musician's talents were nurtured under the tutelage of the celebrated concert pianist.
expert tutelage
He was grateful to have spent the summer learning under the expert tutelage of his mentor.

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Saturday, November 28, 2020


sluggish is a synonym of slow

adjective [ sluhg-ish ]

sluggish is another word for slow

The adjective slow describes things characterized by a lack of speed (slow pace) or moving with less than usual speed (slow train). Sluggish, calling to mind everyone’s favorite shell-less gastropod, captures this as well. But sluggish also suggests a lack of activity, as in laziness or lethargy, or stagnant growth as in an industry or economy. You might feel sluggish after a grand feast, for instance. After your meal, perhaps while lounging about and browsing headlines, you might encounter news of sluggish sales in a retail sector or a sluggish economic recovery.

Commonly found as

feel sluggish
He was feeling sluggish after his long nap so he made himself a strong cup of tea.
sluggish economy
The entrepreneur decided against launching a new startup in such a sluggish economy.

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