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Saturday, August 07, 2021


vacant is a synonym of empty

adjective [ vey-kuhnt ]

vacant is another word for empty

Empty and vacant denote absence of content or contents. Empty means without the appropriate or usual contents: an empty refrigerator; empty bottles. An empty room could be a bare room or one without people in it (the theater was almost empty). Vacant is usually applied to that which is temporarily unoccupied: a vacant position; three vacant apartments. A vacant lot is a piece of property which has no buildings on it and lies unused.

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vacant lot
The house on Plain Street would have been perfect for us, but the presence of several vacant lots on the block told us the neighborhood was in decline.
leave/left vacant
When the United States entered World War II, men's jobs were left vacant, and women began to work in positions that they had until then been excluded from.

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Friday, August 06, 2021


synthesize is a synonym of combine

verb [ sin-thuh-sahyz ]

synthesize is another word for combine

Combine and synthesize refer to mixing or joining together two or more things into one. Combine has the broader range of usage, and is looser with respect to how closely associated the joined elements become. Recipes instruct us to combine the diced onions, peppers, and spices in a bowl. Combine also applies to more abstract things: a major that allows her to combine her love of history with biology. Synthesize implies a transformative joining together. In science, it refers to the manufacture of a new substance by means of a chemical reaction between different elements (cells synthesize and secrete insulin). Outside of science, synthesize is mostly used for the mental work of bringing together a number of ideas, information, evidence, or data, in order to make sense of them as a whole (a paper synthesizing existing research). Similarly, a musician might synthesize styles from various musical traditions to create a new work.

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synthesize research
The presenter did an excellent job of summarizing and synthesizing the research so as to make it clear what has prevented practical implementation of the findings.
ability to synthesize
The professor told us that, in our midterm papers, she would be judging our ability to synthesize information and draw a conclusion rather than simply summarizing one source after another.

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Thursday, August 05, 2021


prudent is a synonym of sensible

adjective [ prood-nt ]

prudent is another word for sensible

Prudent and sensible both describe decisions and actions that show good judgment and practical wisdom. Sensible suggests the use of common sense, logic and reason, and practicality–a sensible policy, a sensible approach, sensible shoes. It’s a valuable attribute, although perhaps underappreciated, given that it can imply dull and boring, or practical at the expense of imagination, brilliance, desire, and fun. Prudent emphasizes carefulness, caution, and circumspection. A prudent course of action avoids risk, is mindful of the future, and doesn’t rush into anything. Prudent is frequently associated with wisdom in financial affairs (fiscally prudent, a prudent investment, prudent reserves).

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prudent course
The more prudent course would be to hold focus groups before product design is finalized on your new kitchen appliance line.
fiscally prudent
It is fiscally prudent to overestimate your unforeseen expenses for the coming year so that you don’t end up with debt.

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