July 13, 2013
ponder (verb)
\PAHN-der\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: to consider carefully
How do you use it?
Our teacher asked us to ponder the question, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?"
Are you a word wiz?

If you think about it, there are several words in English that mean about the same thing as "ponder." Which word is a synonym of "ponder"?

After all things are considered, answer D is the correct choice. "Ponder," "meditate," and "muse" all mean to consider or examine attentively or deliberately. "Ponder" suggests carefully thinking about a problem or matter, often without reaching a solution, as in "pondering the best course of action." "Meditate" implies concentrating on something so as to understand it deeply, as in "meditating on the meaning of life." "Muse" suggests day-dreaming about something or remembering it fondly, as in "musing on childhood joys."
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