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Renascence and renaissance

Renascence and renaissance are two words that are close in spelling and pronunciation. Many find these terms confusing. We will examine the definitions of renascence and renaissance, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Renascence means a rebirth, a revival. Renascence usually refers to a rebirth of something that has been dormant for a period of time, or a reemergence of something that has gone out of fashion, and subsequently returned to popularity. … [Read more...]

Close-knit and tight-knit

Close-knit and tight-knit are compound words that are synonyms.  A compound word is composed of two or more words used together. Synonyms are word that have the same or nearly the same meaning. We will examine the definition of close-knit and tight-knit, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Close-knit and tight-knit are adjectives that describe people who have strong bonds, people who are are closely bound together through cultural, political, social or … [Read more...]

Indefatigable and defatigable

Indefatigable is a word that is often found confusing, as well as its rarely-used antonym, defatigable. Antonyms are two or more words that have opposite meanings. We will examine the definitions of indefatigable and defatigable, where these terms came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Indefatigable describes someone who is untiring, someone energetic and relentless. Someone who is indefatigable can not be deterred. Indefatigable is an adjective, related words are … [Read more...]

Vagabond and vagrant

Vagabond and vagrant are two words that mean the same thing. They are synonyms. However, these two words carry different connotations. A connotation is a feeling or meaning a word evokes beyond its literal meaning. We will examine the definition of vagabond and vagrant, the connotations of these words, where they came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A vagabond is a wanderer, someone who travels aimlessly from place to place, without a home or a job. The term vagabond carries … [Read more...]

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