November 21, 2012
exploit (noun)
\IK-sployt\ Hear it!
What does it mean?
: a brave or daring act
How do you use it?
For his class project, Jermaine has chosen to document the exploits of the men and women who were pioneers in the field of aviation.
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Which one of these words do you think has about the same meaning as "exploit"?

"Feat," "exploit," and "achievement" are all synonyms that mean a remarkable deed. "Feat" implies strength, ease and grace in physical activity, or daring ("They performed an acrobatic feat.") "Exploit," meanwhile, suggests an adventurous or heroic act. ("The book recounted his exploits as a spy.") And "achievement" implies hard-won success in the face of difficulty or opposition. ("The scientific journal recognized her achievements as a chemist.")
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