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  • 141favorable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. auspicious, propitious, advantageous, opportune, commendatory, well inclined; affirmative. See occasion, aid. Ant., unfavorable, disadvantageous. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Winning favor] Syn.… …

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  • 142helpful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. beneficial, contributory, favorable; useful, worthwhile, furthering, improving; serviceable, salutary; remedial. See improvement. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Useful] Syn. valuable, important,… …

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  • 143humane — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. kind, merciful, tender, sympathetic; civilized. See benevolence, pity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Kindly] Syn. benevolent, sympathetic, understanding, pitying, compassionate, kindhearted, human,… …

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  • 144merciful — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. compassionate; lenient. See leniency, pity. Ant., merciless. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Giving evidence of mercy] Syn. lenient, clement, feeling, compassionate, pitiful, soft hearted, mild, sparing …

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  • 145polite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. mannerly, civil, courteous, gracious; gallant, courtly, polished, well bred, refined. See courtesy, fashion. Ant., impolite, surly. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Courteous] Syn. courteous, civil,… …

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  • 146profitable — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. remunerative, lucrative, paying, gainful; advantageous, productive; serviceable, useful. See utility. Ant., unprofitable. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. lucrative, useful, sustaining, self sustaining,… …

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  • 147salutary — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. healthful, salubrious, wholesome; healing, medicinal, sanatory; tonic; beneficial, good. See health, goodness. Ant., insalubrious, unhealthful. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Healthful] Syn. salubrious …

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  • 148toward — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) prep. See direction. II (Roget s IV) modif. & prep. Syn. to, in the direction of, pointing to, via, on the way to, proceeding, moving, approaching, in relation to, close to, headed for, on the road to;… …

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  • 149advantageous — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. beneficial, favorable, profitable, worthwhile; see helpful 1 , profitable . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. favorable, opportune, profitable, beneficial, auspicious, expedient, propitious, fortunate, for the best. ANT …

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  • 150altruistic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unselfish, benevolent, charitable, selfless; see generous 1 , humane 1 , kind , philanthropic , unselfish . See Synonym Study at philanthropic . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. selfless, unselfish, humanitarian,… …

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  • 151benevolent — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. kind, generous, altruistic, helpful; see kind . See Synonym Study at kind . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [buh NEV uh lunt] kindly, doing good, charitable. The United Way is a benevolent… …

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  • 152kindhearted — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. compassionate, generous, sympathetic; see humane 1 , kind , merciful 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. see kind III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by kindness and concern for others: altruistic,… …

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  • 153kindly — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Kind] Syn. generous, helpful, benevolent; see humane 1 , kind , merciful 1 . 2. [In a kind manner] Syn. cordially, considerately, benevolently, genially, graciously, warmly, affectionately, tenderly, solicitously, good… …

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  • 154useful — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. valuable, beneficial, serviceable; see helpful 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. serviceable, helpful, valuable, practical, utilitarian, beneficial, handy, of use, functional. ANT.: useless, worthless, of no help III …

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  • 155benefic — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Affording benefit: advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, benignant, favorable, good, helpful, profitable, propitious, salutary, toward, useful. See HELP …

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  • 156goodhearted — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Characterized by kindness and concern for others: altruistic, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant, good, kind1, kindhearted, kindly. See ATTITUDE, KIND …

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  • 157Benevolence — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Benevolence >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 benevolence benevolence Christian charity Sgm: N 1 God s love God s love God s grace Sgm: N 1 good will good will Sgm: N 1 philanthropy philanthropy &c. 910 Sgm: N …

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  • 158amiable — a. Lovable, lovely, sweet, engaging, charming, winning, winsome, attractive, benignant, benign, sweet tempered, kind hearted, tender hearted, worthy of love, of excellent disposition …

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  • 159beneficent — a. 1. Bountiful, benevolent, kind, liberal, generous, bounteous, princely, munificent. 2. Benign, favorable, beneficial, benignant, salutary …

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  • 160benevolent — a. Kind, benignant, benign, kind hearted, obliging, humane, tender, charitable, generous, liberal, philanthropic, altruistic, unselfish, disposed to do good, full of good will …

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