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hard

  
    adj  

1  compact, dense, firm, impenetrable, inflexible, rigid, rock-like, solid, stiff, stony, strong, tough, unyielding  

2  arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, exacting, exhausting, fatiguing, formidable, Herculean, laborious, rigorous, strenuous, toilsome, tough, uphill, wearying  

3  baffling, complex, complicated, difficult, intricate, involved, knotty, perplexing, puzzling, tangled, thorny, unfathomable  

4  affectless, callous, cold, cruel, exacting, grim, hardhearted, harsh, implacable, obdurate, pitiless, ruthless, severe, stern, strict, stubborn, unfeeling, unjust, unkind, unrelenting, unsparing, unsympathetic  

5  calamitous, dark, disagreeable, disastrous, distressing, grievous, grim, intolerable, painful, unpleasant  

6  driving, fierce, forceful, heavy, powerful, strong, violent  

7    (of feelings or words)  acrimonious, angry, antagonistic, bitter, hostile, rancorous, resentful  

8    (of truth or facts)  actual, bare, cold, definite, indisputable, plain, undeniable, unvarnished, verified  
    adv  

9  energetically, fiercely, forcefully, forcibly, heavily, intensely, powerfully, severely, sharply, strongly, vigorously, violently, with all one's might, with might and main  

10  assiduously, determinedly, diligently, doggedly, earnestly, industriously, intently, persistently, steadily, strenuously, untiringly  

11  agonizingly, badly, distressingly, harshly, laboriously, painfully, roughly, severely, with difficulty  

12  bitterly, hardly, keenly, rancorously, reluctantly, resentfully, slowly, sorely  
  
Antonyms    
,     adj  

1  flexible, malleable, pliable, soft, weak  
  easy, easy-peasy    (slang)  lazy, light, soft  

3  clear, direct, easy, easy-peasy    (slang)  simple, straightforward, uncomplicated  

4  agreeable, amiable, careless, flexible, friendly, gentle, good, humane, kind, lenient, merciful, mild, permissive, pleasant  
    adv  

9 & 10  lazily, lightly, loosely, softly, weakly  

11  easily, gently, softly  

12  calmly, mildly, serenely  

die-hard  

1  
    n  fanatic, intransigent, old fogey, reactionary, stick-in-the-mud    (informal)  ultraconservative, zealot  

2  
    adj  dyed-in-the-wool, immovable, inflexible, intransigent, reactionary, ultraconservative, uncompromising, unreconstructed    (chiefly U.S.)  

hard and fast    
binding, immutable, incontrovertible, inflexible, invariable, rigid, set, strict, stringent, unalterable  

hard-bitten    , hard-boiled  
case-hardened, cynical, down-to-earth, hard-headed, hard-nosed    (informal)  matter-of-fact, practical, realistic, shrewd, tough, unsentimental  
  
Antonyms    
  benign, compassionate, gentle, humane, idealistic, merciful, mild, romantic, sympathetic  

hard-core  

1  dedicated, die-hard, dyed-in-the-wool, extreme, intransigent, obstinate, rigid, staunch, steadfast  

2  explicit, obscene, X-rated    (informal)  

hard-favoured    , hard-featured  
austere, coarse-featured, forbidding, grim visaged, ill-favoured, severe, ugly  

hard-headed    
astute, cool, hard-boiled    (informal)  level-headed, practical, pragmatic, realistic, sensible, shrewd, tough, unsentimental  
  
Antonyms    
  idealistic, impractical, sentimental, unrealistic  

hard-hitting    
critical, no holds barred, pulling no punches, strongly worded, tough, uncompromising, unsparing, vigorous  

hard-nosed    
businesslike, down-to-earth, hard-headed, hardline, practical, pragmatic, realistic, shrewd, tough, uncompromising, unsentimental  

hard-pressed    
harried, hotly pursued, in difficulties, pushed    (informal)  under attack, under pressure, up against it    (informal)  with one's back to the wall  

hard up    
bankrupt, broke    (informal)  bust    (informal)  cleaned out    (slang)  dirt-poor    (informal)  down and out, flat broke    (informal)  impecunious, impoverished, in queer street, in the red    (informal)  on one's uppers    (informal)  on the breadline, out of pocket, penniless, poor, short, short of cash or funds, skint    (Brit. slang)  strapped for cash    (informal)  without two pennies to rub together    (informal)  
  
Antonyms    
  affluent, comfortable    (informal)  fortunate, loaded    (slang)  rich, wealthy, well-heeled    (informal)  well-off  

hard-wearing    
durable, resilient, rugged, stout, strong, tough, well-made  

hard-working    
assiduous, busy, conscientious, diligent, energetic, indefatigable, industrious, sedulous, zealous  
  
Antonyms    
  careless, dilatory, good-for-nothing, inconstant, indifferent, lazy  



  • itis what itis  exp. means "that's just the way it is"

    c'est comme ça, point barre

  • itis up to you  adj. the decision is yours
  • laughter is the best medicine  exp. It is healthy to laugh
  • It's as broad as itis long  exp. Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal

    English expression

  • there is more room on the outside than on the inside  q. This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.

    this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french

  • east or west, home is best  exp. home is the best place to be no matter where it is
  • dark night of the soul  n. 1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
  • you catch more flies with honey  exp. The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
  • boarded up  adj. when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.

    one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up

  • Wirk  v. A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.

    This is a term rising in popularity

  • presumption  n. something that you think is true because it is very likely

    I have the presumption that my holiday is going to be great because I am planning to go back to Japan.

  • vaccine  n. a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them from getting that disease.
  • murder suicide  n. when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
  • Ubuntu  n. classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.

    "I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy

  • instant tradition  n. Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.

 

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A synonym is simply a word that means the same as the given word. It comes from the Greek “syn” and “onym,” which mean “together” and “name,” respectively. When speaking or writing, one of the best ways to expand your vocabulary and to avoid using the same words repeatedly is to use a thesaurus to find synonyms (similar meaning words). A thesaurus is a general phrase that describes a type of dictionary that provides a list of words that have the same or similar meaning as the word referenced. For example, if you were to look up the word “beautiful,” you might get a listing of more than thirty words that have similar meanings. There are many forms of a thesaurus from Roget’s Thesaurus, authored by Peter Mark Roget and published in , to online materials available from companies that specialize in educational resources.

Why is it Important to Use Synonyms in your Speech or Writing?

It is important because synonyms can help you enhance the quality of your writing by providing your readers with a crisp and unique outlook of your text. Furthermore, it can also improve both your oral skills and your writing skills, as noted in the following section.

What are the Benefits of Using Synonyms in Writing?

Some of the benefits of using synonyms are that they can:

  • Make text much more captivating.
  • Help avoid dull text.
  • Improve communication between you and others.
  • Help provide an image in the mind of the reader.
  • Help avoid boring and repetitive text.

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For example, instead of using the word “beautiful” several times in your text, you might use synonyms such as “gorgeous,” “stunning,” or “ravishing” to better paint a picture of your description. Using just one word repeatedly will ensure that you will lose the attention of your audience simply out of boredom!

It is quite easy to build your arsenal of synonyms, and the list of tools later in this article will help you get started. As with any efforts to increase your vocabulary, it is helpful to keep a journal or list of new words to which to refer. It is also helpful to use those new synonyms often to keep them in your memory. The more you use new words, the more quickly they will come to mind in your oral or written presentations.

Avoiding Plagiarism using Paraphrasing with Synonyms

Plagiarism is a serious issue for writers and editors and is considered copyright infringement. It is particularly serious for academic researchers because plagiarizing someone else’s work in a research document can diminish or even destroy their professional credibility. Any works that you refer to in your writings that are not your original thoughts or ideas should be correctly cited and referenced. Must you always use direct quotations? Not necessarily, but any part of the original text that you include in your paraphrased text should be in quotation marks.

Paraphrasing allows us to reduce a very lengthy quotation by using fewer words to convey the same message, and it can help avoid the temptation to use too many quotations. This is where synonyms come in handy, but you must be mindful of what words to use.

How to Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing

When paraphrasing, be sure of the following points:

  • The words you choose to replace the original idea are true synonyms. For example, the original phrase, “It was a dark day,” could mean more than one thing. It could mean that the weather was gloomy or that the person’s mood was somber and depressed.
  • Be sure that you grasp the original idea and use words that will convey the same meaning.

Recommended Tools/Websites for finding Synonyms

Several books and websites can help you build your dictionary of synonyms. One of the most often used publications is Roget’s Thesaurus, which is available in both hardcopy and electronically after downloading from an online source. Below are some of the recommended tools/websites for finding appropriate synonyms:

  • The Visual Thesaurus® is an interactive dictionary that allows you to type in a word for which you want a synonym and then creates “word maps” of related words. It also provides definitions.
  • Thesaurus.com is another interactive reference tool that not only provides http://www.thesaurus.com/synonyms and other related words, but also categorizes them based on complexity and length, and whether the word is used formally or informally. The site also features a “word of the day” as an aid for building your vocabulary.
  • Synonyms.net provides synonyms, antonyms, definitions, and even translation of the word into several other languages.
  • Reverso Dictionary not only provides synonyms but also translations of a word in other languages.

Learning to use synonyms effectively can help you better communicate your ideas. Clear and concise text using a variety of synonyms can provide your readers with more interesting reading that will hold their interest. After all, this is ultimately the goal in academic writing so that new topics and research can be clearly presented to anyone interested.

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chirp

verb

to say something in a livelyhappy way

chorus

verb

literary when peoplechorus something, they say it together

come on strong

phrase

to express yourself in a very determined and confident way

declaim

verb

formal to say something, especially in a formal or impressive way

gasp out

phrasal verb

mainly literary to say something while you are breathing with difficulty, for example because you need more air, or are in pain

mouth

verb

to say something without reallymeaning or understanding what you say

pant

verb

to say something while you are panting

phrase

verb

to express something in a particular way in speech or writing

put

verb

to say or write something in a particular way

sigh

verb

to say something with a sigh

splutter

verb

informal to say something while you are spluttering

talk sense/nonsense etc

phrase

to say something that is sensible/stupid etc

wheeze

verb

to say something while you are breathing in this way

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It&#;s hard to tell/say

Both phrases, "hard to tell" and "hard to say" ("difficult" can be substituted for "hard"), indicate that something is puzzling or perplexing, but they have a slight difference in meaning. "Hard to say" indicates that something is difficult to describe or put into words.

"Hard to tell" can be used to indicate that a decision is difficult to reach or a difference is difficult to detect, even if no verbal expression or description of the difference or decision is needed or expected. "I find it hard to tell the difference between A and B. Therefore, I find it hard to say what the difference is."

In the case of alternatives or decisions, if I find it hard to tell which is better, then I will find it hard to say which is better.

In your case, you could reply to a question that it was "hard to tell" whether Prague or Budapest was better. A listener fluent in English would know that you would therefore find it "hard to say" which was better. But if you said it was "hard to say" which was better, your equally fluent listener would know that that was because it was "hard to tell" the difference.

Thus, often you can use either one.

 

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Synonym say hard to

arduous

The definition of arduous is a way of describing something that is extremely tiring and difficult.

cruel(related)

The definition of cruel is someone or something that deliberately causes pain or suffering.

rough

Not polished; uncut; said of a gem.

firm(related)

Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:

strong(related)

Persuasive, effective, and cogent:

thick(related)

Having component parts in a close, crowded state or arrangement; dense:

harsh

Unpleasant, uncomfortable, or hostile to survival:

severe

Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:

bitter

Designating or having a sharp, often unpleasant taste; acrid, as quinine or peach stones

with great effort

adamant

The definition of adamant is someone who will never change his mind, or something that will never be changed.

alcoholic

Caused by alcohol or liquor containing it

grim

Unrelenting or uncompromising:

softly(antonym)

stubborn

Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:

stark

unyielding

Incapable of being changed; unalterable:

spirituous

Having the nature of or containing alcohol; alcoholic.

adamantine

Of or like adamant; very hard, as dental enamel; unbreakable

active(related)

Actual, not just nominal; participating

acrimonious

Bitter and sharp in language or tone; rancorous:

virulent

Able to overcome the natural defenses of the host; highly infectious

compact

Taking little space; arranged neatly in a small space

incomprehensible

The definition of incomprehensible is something that cannot be explained or cannot be understood.

nice(antonym)

Used as an intensive with and :

sympathetic(antonym)

Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial:

mild(antonym)

Gentle or kind in disposition, manners, or behavior.

pleasant(antonym)

easy(antonym)

Free from worry, anxiety, trouble, or pain:

facile(antonym)

Acting, working, or done easily, or in a quick, smooth way; fluent; ready

flexible(antonym)

Capable of being changed or adjusted to meet particular or varied needs:

pliable(antonym)

The definition of pliable is a person or thing that bends or is easily influenced.

pliant(antonym)

(Figuratively) Easily influenced for good or evil; tractable; as, a pliant heart.

yielding(antonym)

Producing a good yield; productive

untrue(antonym)

questionable(antonym)

That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt

doubtful(antonym)

Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure

inexact(antonym)

Imprecisely or indefinitely conceived or stated

easily(antonym)

lackadaisically(antonym)

unfixedly(antonym)

unenthusiastically(antonym)

tolerantly(antonym)

voiced(antonym)

(Phonet.) Articulated with simultaneous vibration of the vocal cords

obdurate

Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted

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hard

  
    adj  

1  compact, dense, firm, impenetrable, inflexible, rigid, rock-like, solid, stiff, stony, strong, tough, unyielding  

2  arduous, backbreaking, burdensome, exacting, exhausting, fatiguing, formidable, Herculean, laborious, rigorous, strenuous, toilsome, tough, uphill, wearying  

3  baffling, complex, complicated, difficult, intricate, involved, knotty, perplexing, puzzling, tangled, thorny, unfathomable  

4  affectless, callous, cold, cruel, exacting, grim, hardhearted, harsh, implacable, obdurate, pitiless, ruthless, severe, stern, strict, stubborn, unfeeling, unjust, unkind, unrelenting, unsparing, unsympathetic  

5  calamitous, dark, disagreeable, disastrous, distressing, grievous, grim, intolerable, painful, unpleasant  

6  driving, fierce, forceful, heavy, powerful, strong, violent  

7    (of feelings or words)  acrimonious, angry, antagonistic, bitter, hostile, rancorous, resentful  

8    (of truth or facts)  actual, bare, cold, definite, indisputable, plain, undeniable, unvarnished, verified  
    adv  

9  energetically, fiercely, forcefully, forcibly, heavily, intensely, powerfully, severely, sharply, strongly, vigorously, violently, with all one's might, with might and main  

10  assiduously, determinedly, diligently, doggedly, earnestly, industriously, intently, persistently, steadily, strenuously, untiringly  

11  agonizingly, badly, distressingly, harshly, laboriously, painfully, roughly, severely, with difficulty  

12  bitterly, hardly, keenly, rancorously, reluctantly, resentfully, slowly, sorely  
  
Antonyms    
,     adj  

1  flexible, malleable, pliable, soft, weak  
  easy, easy-peasy    (slang)  lazy, light, soft  

3  clear, direct, easy, easy-peasy    (slang)  simple, straightforward, uncomplicated  

4  agreeable, amiable, careless, flexible, friendly, gentle, good, humane, kind, lenient, merciful, mild, permissive, pleasant  
    adv  

9 & 10  lazily, lightly, loosely, softly, weakly  

11  easily, gently, softly  

12  calmly, mildly, serenely  

die-hard  

1  
    n  fanatic, intransigent, old fogey, reactionary, stick-in-the-mud    (informal)  ultraconservative, zealot  

2  
    adj  dyed-in-the-wool, immovable, inflexible, intransigent, reactionary, ultraconservative, uncompromising, unreconstructed    (chiefly U.S.)  

hard and fast    
binding, immutable, incontrovertible, inflexible, invariable, rigid, set, strict, stringent, unalterable  

hard-bitten    , hard-boiled  
case-hardened, cynical, down-to-earth, hard-headed, hard-nosed    (informal)  matter-of-fact, practical, realistic, shrewd, tough, unsentimental  
  
Antonyms    
  benign, compassionate, gentle, humane, idealistic, merciful, mild, romantic, sympathetic  

hard-core  

1  dedicated, die-hard, dyed-in-the-wool, extreme, intransigent, obstinate, rigid, staunch, steadfast  

2  explicit, obscene, X-rated    (informal)  

hard-favoured    , hard-featured  
austere, coarse-featured, forbidding, grim visaged, ill-favoured, severe, ugly  

hard-headed    
astute, cool, hard-boiled    (informal)  level-headed, practical, pragmatic, realistic, sensible, shrewd, tough, unsentimental  
  
Antonyms    
  idealistic, impractical, sentimental, unrealistic  

hard-hitting    
critical, no holds barred, pulling no punches, strongly worded, tough, uncompromising, unsparing, vigorous  

hard-nosed    
businesslike, down-to-earth, hard-headed, hardline, practical, pragmatic, realistic, shrewd, tough, uncompromising, unsentimental  

hard-pressed    
harried, hotly pursued, in difficulties, pushed    (informal)  under attack, under pressure, up against it    (informal)  with one's back to the wall  

hard up    
bankrupt, broke    (informal)  bust    (informal)  cleaned out    (slang)  dirt-poor    (informal)  down and out, flat broke    (informal)  impecunious, impoverished, in queer street, in the red    (informal)  on one's uppers    (informal)  on the breadline, out of pocket, penniless, poor, short, short of cash or funds, skint    (Brit. slang)  strapped for cash    (informal)  without two pennies to rub together    (informal)  
  
Antonyms    
  affluent, comfortable    (informal)  fortunate, loaded    (slang)  rich, wealthy, well-heeled    (informal)  well-off  

hard-wearing    
durable, resilient, rugged, stout, strong, tough, well-made  

hard-working    
assiduous, busy, conscientious, diligent, energetic, indefatigable, industrious, sedulous, zealous  
  
Antonyms    
  careless, dilatory, good-for-nothing, inconstant, indifferent, lazy  



  • sound out (a word)  v. to say, pronounce, speak

    ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.

  • it&#;s all Greek to me  id. phrase used to qualify something appearing to you incomprehensible or hard to understand

    According to Albert, this partial differential equation was beautiful, harmonious, speaking louder than any words while it was all Greek to me and just looked like fly droppings on a sheet of paper!

  • hard  n. con fuerza, duro, dificil
  • hard  n. con fuerza, duro, dificil
  • attribute  v. give credit to; to say an event caused something else.

    Eg.: I attribute my illness to my friend who coughed at me.

  • dub dub dub  o. used to say briefly "www" (instead of "double u, double u, double u")

    mostly in spoken language

  • let it out!  exp. expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
  • bend over backwards  v. When you bend over backwards, you put all your effort into something. This expression is often used to say that someone puts a lot of energy into pleasing someone else.

    Ex.: She was so benevolent; she would always bend over backwards to help me.

  • say on pay  n. right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
  • before you can say knife  adv. Very quickly; almost instantaneously
  • grunt work  n. grunt work is hard, uninteresting work

    US informal

  • You can say that again!  id. expression used to show full agreement on smth.
  • hit the nail on the head  v. do or say something exactly right

    My bestie hit the nail on the head when she figured out why I was worried. Identifying the specific cause of the failure, the technician hit the nail on the head.

  • advocate  v. say publicly that something should be done

    I never advocate my opinion because I am shy to speak in front of many people.


 

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