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paraphrase
to restate (in different words)
to put what someone else has expressed into different wordsparaphrase (n) = restatement of a text or passage
ostensible
apparent
appearing or seeming to be true (but not necessarily proved)
professed or declared as true without being demonstrated or proved
digress
to wander
to stray from the point
to ramble, deviate, go off in another direction
lit. to go apart, walk away
archaic: to physically wander away or turn aside
digression (n)
uncanny
eerie
strange (in an unnatural or unearthly way OR in a remarkable or marvelous way, beyond what is normal or expected)
weird
mysterious
"an uncanny experience/resemblance/ability"
candor
frankness
openness
sincere expression
candid (adj) = frank, open, sincere
the candid person expresses his thoughs frankly and openly, without hesitation.
morose
gloomy
moody
glum
grumpy
ill-tempered
depressed (and silent because you are feeling bitter or resentful)
suggests bitterness or misanthropy
moroseness (n) = ill-tempered, bitter gloominess
adept
skilled (handy, clever, able, expert)
dexterous
proficient
He was adept at managing his investments, and they always turned a handsome profit.
adept (n) = a highly skilled person, an expert
from the Latin adeptus = an alchemist who has learned how to do the impossible - change base metals into gold
saturated
soaked
thoroughly wet
full of moisture
to saturate (v) = to soak or wet thoroughly, literally (my french fries are saturated with oil) or figuratively (the company saturated the media with ads for its new products)
pragmatic
practical
having to do with actual practice
concerned with practical, everyday affairs (as opposed to theory or speculation)
from the Latin pragmaticus = skilled in business or law (lawyers are concerned with evidence and proof, businesspeople with facts and figures - both have littel time for idle speculation or harebrained schemes, both must be pragmatic)
congenial
sympathetic
agreeable
compatible
kindred
harmonious
having the same taste, nature or temperament
Congenial persons have similar or sympathetic tastes, interests, or personalities. Congenial things agree, go well together.