another word written differently from the word in question that means something similar. Most synonyms, however, do not have a meaning exactly the same, they are separated by the shades of meaning either implicit or connoted.

Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
                                   For thine is the Kingdom
Between the conception
And the creation
Between the emotion
And the response
Falls the Shadow
                                          Life is very long

Excerpted from The Hollow Men by T.S. Eliot