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You will choose synonyms to replace the bold words in the sentences provided below.

You will then write to explain why you chose these particular synonyms.

EXAMPLE:

However, in a year that saw the social networking juggernaut Facebook turn a profit for only the first time, it was not clear whether Twitter could achieve financial independence from its venture capital investors.
Synonym = powerhouse

Explanation: I chose the word powerhouse, because the original word, "juggernaut" indicates that that Facebook forcefully took over the social networking industry. I wanted to use a word to indicate powerful success.

SYNONYMS

1. Having demonstrated its versatility as a high-tech newswire, Twitter drew the attention of those who would prefer to see certain information suppressed. Versatility = Many sided. I chose many sided, because it can do all different types of things and has various ways you can use it.

2. Millions of users attempted to log into Twitter only to be greeted by the service's iconic "fail whale," the image of a cartoon whale being hoisted into the air by a flock of birds, signaling a site outage. Iconic = exemplary. I chose this word because iconic people recognize them and some people are looked up to when their iconic, so the best fitting word was exemplary.

3. Following the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, Twitter reaffirmed its role as a powerful tool for the dissemination of information.

Dissemination = Disperse. I chose this word, because it means to spread throughout and dispersing is just as powerful as using dissemination.

4. Additionally, it became an effective fund-raising platform, when the Red Cross launched a mobile giving campaign that surpassed all expectations.

Platform = Base. I used base, because it shows the meaning of platform, the very bottom of the structure.…...

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