Let Us Now Praise Tiny Ants- April 6, 2021

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apposite
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remarkably appropriate Something apposite is fitting or relevant. It is apposite that radio stations play Christmas carols on Christmas Eve, and that your tax accountant takes vacation after April 15th. It all makes sense. synonyms:apt, pertinent apropos of an appropriate or pertinent nature
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machinate
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verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together synonyms:cabal, complot, conjure, conspire types:coconspire conspire together type of:plot plan secretly, usually something illegal EX: The vice president of the project machinated other groups to show that project manager is not qualified in order to get his position.
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conspire
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When you conspire, you collaborate with others to do harm, or maybe just keep something from happening, like a group that conspires to get tuna melts booted from the lunch menu by urging everyone to order other things. verb engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together "They conspired to overthrow the government" synonyms:cabal, complot, conjure, machinate types:coconspire conspire together type of:plot plan secretly, usually something illegal
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synapse
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A synapse is the tiny gap across which a nerve cell, or neuron, can send an impulse to another neuron. When all your synapses are firing, you're focused and your mind feels electric. noun the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle types: myoneural junction, neuromuscular junction the junction between a nerve fiber and the muscle it supplies
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tenuous
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If something is tenuous it's thin, either literally or metaphorically. If you try to learn a complicated mathematical concept by cramming for 45 minutes, you will have a tenuous grasp of that concept, at best. adjective lacking substance or significance "a tenuous argument" synonyms:flimsy, fragile, slight, thin
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quip
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A quip — a short, witty comment — can be pleasant, wise, or sarcastic, but usually carries an element of humor. noun a witty saying synonyms:epigram noun witty remark synonyms:crack, sally, wisecrack
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acquainted
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adjective having fair knowledge of "they were acquainted" "fully acquainted with the facts" Synonyms:familiar well known or easily recognized
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struck
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adjective (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming "awe- struck" synonyms:smitten, stricken affected acted upon; influenced
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correspondence
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Correspondence is a body of letters or communications. If you've ever had a pen pal or an email buddy, you've written plenty of correspondence. noun (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane synonyms:balance, symmetricalness, symmetry noun the relation of corresponding in degree or size or amount synonyms:commensurateness, proportionateness
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intercept
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When you intercept a pass in football, you grab the ball that your opponent had thrown to a member of his own team. To intercept is to stop something from reaching its intended destination. verb seize on its way synonyms:stop
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constraining
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When something is constraining, it restricts. Tight jeans or high heels can be constraining--in fact, you can hardly walk. You may find your parents' rules to be constraining as well. adjective restricting the scope or freedom of action synonyms:confining, constrictive, limiting, restricting restrictive serving to restrict SE-SYN deterring
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detract
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verb take away a part from; diminish "His bad manners detract from his good character" synonyms:take away bring down, cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim back, trim down cut down on; make a reduction in SE-SYN- deprecatory= detracting
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deprecatory
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adjective tending to diminish or disparage "deprecatory remarks about the book" synonyms:belittling, deprecating, deprecative, depreciative, depreciatory, slighting uncomplimentary tending to (or intended to) detract or disparage
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germane
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adjective relevant and appropriate "he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue" Synonyms:relevant having a bearing on or connection with the subject at issue Germane means relevant; it fits in. If you are giving a speech on dog training, stick to the germane, canine stuff. Topics that would not be germane? Catnip toys, hamster wheels, and the use of a saddle.
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elusive
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adjective skillful at eluding capture ""a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist"- David Kline" Synonyms:artful marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft adjective difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze "that elusive thing the soul" synonyms:subtle impalpable imperceptible to the senses or the mind adjective difficult to describe