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February 16, 2013 [EBook number 42108]
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In this project, we’re going to write an ebook called “The Slang Dictionary.”
Choose the Right Word for “Sturdy.”
STRONG, STOUT, STURDY, STALWART, TOUGH, TENACIOUS mean being able to fight back or keep going. STRONG may mean power that comes from muscular vigor, big size, structural soundness, intellectual or spiritual resources, or something else.
powerful arms The defense has a good case. STOUT implies that you can handle stress, pain, or hard use without giving in.
boots that are strong enough to hike in STURDY means that strength comes from vigorous growth, determination of spirit, and the solidity of construction. a strong table and people with strong independence STALWART suggests a level of trust that can’t be broken.
Ecologists who have been around for a long time TOUGH means that something is very strong and durable. a political opponent who is hard to work with TENACIOUS means that you are strong at grabbing, holding on to, clinging to, or holding together. tenacious farmers who hold on to an old way of life.
a dog with a strong, sturdy build