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  1. Learning Shades of Meaning: Fun Ways To Teach Kids How Synonyms Work

    by Kimberly Murphy When you were in school, you were likely taught that synonyms are words with the same meaning. That definition, though, isn’t entirely accurate. Synonyms are words with the same or similar meanings, but there are important, nuanced differences in how they are used. Educators refer to these differences as shades of meaning. Let’s break down this concept some more—with some printable, hands-on …

  2. What Are The Best Synonyms For “Nice”?

    It’s hard to think of a more overused, vanilla word than nice. Not that there’s anything wrong with vanilla, especially if sprinkles are involved! But when there’s a whole world of other choices, it’s good to have some options in your vocabulary—some may even be twice as nice.  Also, it’s worth considering that when we describe someone or something as nice, that’s not exactly what …

  3. Words To Make You Sound Like A Boss

    Leadership roles can be hard. They bring with them a lot of responsibility, longer hours, and the unenviable task of having be the one who delivers any bad news. So we get that being a manager, supervisor, or boss can be tough. But being able to talk the talk, should not be the hardest part of walking the walk. The good news is that you don’t …

  4. “Psychic” vs. “Medium”: Are These Synonyms?

    Some people seem to be born with a special intuition to always know things before they happen. Others have a special gift allowing them to see ghosts or talk to the dead. But are people with these unique talents psychics or mediums? And can the words psychic and medium be interchanged? The answer is sometimes; psychic and medium aren’t always synonyms, and despite both having a …

  5. “Fictional,” “Fictitious,” And “Fictive”: Are They Synonyms?

    Although some people absolutely love reading true stories, there are others who have no interest in nonfiction books. Instead, they prefer to dive into stories from made-up universes instead of immersing themselves in facts. So do they prefer fictional novels, fictitious tales, or fictive stories? All three of these adjectives look and sound similar, but are they synonyms that can be interchanged? The answer is …

  6. Eight Words To Use Instead Of “Lame”

  7. “Masticate,” “Micturate,” And Other Fancy Words For Bodily Functions

  8. Crutch Words That Can Ruin Your Sentence

  9. It’s The First Thesaurus Treasure Hunt! 

  10. Synonyms Across Generations: Is It A Mixtape Or Playlist?

    Does your grandfather still call the fridge an “icebox”? Have you ever wondered why your mom calls the remote a “clicker”? Are you the kind of person who stubbornly still refers to your contact list as a “Rolodex”? As technology advances, the language that we use changes. New inventions (and conventions) prompt most of us to abandon old-fashioned terms like icebox in favor of more …