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June 25, 2013

I’ve been doing a lot of official write ups already this week and today I was trying to wish a colleague well on their new adventure – without using the word adventure again. So yet again I turned to the thesaurus, but this time the synonyms were not very helpful. But they definitely ring true for a friend of mine who is about to set out on a great adventure herself this Sunday.

So I thought I’d share, since it’s common place to forget the other side to the thrill and excitement when talking of adventures…


excitement, thrill, stimulation; risk, danger, hazard, peril, uncertainty, precariousness.
exploit, escapade, deed, feat, experience.

transitive verb
1 : to expose to danger or loss : venture
2 : to venture upon : try
intransitive verb
1 : to proceed despite risk
2 : to take the risk

endanger, compromise, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopard, jeopardize, menace, peril, risk, venture

Related Words
intimidate, threaten; expose; subject; chance,wager

Near Antonyms
guard, protect, shelter, shield; preserve, resume, save

So try to keep that in mind the next time you embark on an adventure. Just because it’s exciting, doesn’t mean it can’t be terrifying at the same time.

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