SYNONYMS

Need to find the right word?

Use our dictionary of synonyms to find substitutes when you want to avoid using the same word repeatedly when speaking or writing, to find a more modern or more formal equivalent of a word, or to broaden your vocabulary.

Declaration_independence
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Quiz: how well do you know your Independence Day quotations?

 

The actor Will Smith was not present at the Declaration of Independence on the 4th of July, 1776. At least there are no pictures…

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Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

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UFO
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Video: what is the origin of the term ‘UFO’?

 

2 July is World UFO Day, commemorating the purported UFO crash on 2 July 1947, in the Roswell UFO Incident. Whether or not…