If the bus that you need comes every 15 minutes, it is convenient. You don’t have to wait very long.
If your apartment has laundry in the basement, that is convenient. You don’t have to waste time going to a laundromat.
If your hair is very short, that is convenient. You don’t spend much time or energy washing, drying, or styling your hair.
Thus, convenient means: Easy to use, or easy to do. Not requiring much effort.
Long hair is versatile. Look at all of the things it can do:
Blue jeans are also versatile. You can wear bluejeans at home or at work. Jean material can be made into pants, jackets, or skirts.
Apples are also versatile. They can be eaten fresh, drunk as juice, fermented into hard cider, cooked into a sauce, baked into a pie.
Versatile, then, means: having many uses.
Of course, something can be BOTH convenient and versatile.
That folding chair is convenient because you can pick it up and take it anywhere.
It is also versatile. It can be a chair, a table, a ladder, a doorstop, a decoration, a weapon, a bed–or twenty more things besides.
Can you think of other examples of things that are both convenient and versatile?
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