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Negative ConnotationPlay
Hoard often implies excessive gathering, sometimes viewed negatively as greed or fear-driven. SlideHis father's hoard of old newspapers bordered on obsession.
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Secrecy ElementPlay
A hoard is typically hidden, emphasizing secrecy or protection against loss or theft. SlideThe family discovered a hoard of jewels behind the ancient portrait.
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'Hoard' can refer to historical treasures, often arousing curiosity or value due to age. SlideArchaeologists unearthed a Viking hoard of coins and weapons.