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    fatdode New Member

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    Can't find the right word...

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by fatdode, Nov 23, 2020.

    What one word would you use to describe a decision which was made with a clear goal at the end of it.

    For example, 'my decision to attend university was [blank]. '

    In the context that the individual went as a means to an end, but a way of describing it which does not have negative connotations, i.e. in pursuit of a passion.
     
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    anvilheadsix New Member

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    I don't know how much help this will be:
    "Concrete" as an adjective might work.
    Also I like the phrases "nailed down" and "set in stone". If you're trying for something more formal perhaps" established ".
     
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    Malisky Fortune cookie Contributor

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    Definitive?
     
  4. B.E. Nugent

    B.E. Nugent Active Member

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    Strategic? Purposeful? Pragmatic? Not sure any of these cover what you're looking for.
     
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    Absolute?
     
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    Strategic is a plan with a long-term outcome. Tactical has a short-term outcome. I guess it's all a matter of perception. Is a degree short or long term? Depends on how those years drag on.
     
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  9. Shannon Davidson

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    My decision to attend university was fortuitous. I'd originally considered it only as a means to an end--a waste of the time that I could have spent drinking with my friends at Charlie's. Of course, only an idiot would think such a thing, and no one would argue my skills in that category. Regardless, had I not gone, I never would have met...her. Fortuitous. Yes, that was the right word.
     
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    Affirmed. Certain. Clear. Forsworn. Definite, evident, lucid, obvious, palpable, conspicuous, manifest, bald, unmistakable, distinct. Fated, apportioned, inevitable, predestined, karmic, doomful. Fully fathomed. Luculent, perspicuous, unambiguous. Consummate, unqualified, essential. Unhampered. Sure, secure, expectant.
     

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