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Adjective:Easily persuaded to believe something; credulous.
Synonyms:credulous - naive - trustful
Noun:A fine, filmy substance consisting of cobwebs spun by small spiders, which is seen esp. in autumn.
Adjective:Made of or resembling gossamer.
Synonyms:noun. cobweb - gauzeadjective. fine - thin - slight - subtle - gossamery
Noun:A braid or gathered hank of hair hanging from the back of the head, or either of a pair at the sides.A short length of flexible braided wire connecting a stationary part to a moving part in an electrical device.
Synonyms:braid - plait - queue - tress
Noun:A humorous or malicious deception.
Verb:Deceive with a hoax.
Synonyms:noun. fraud - trick - deception - deceit - spoofverb. cheat - swindle - bamboozle - deceive - fool - spoof
Verb:(of a person) Give a loud shout or cry.
Noun:A loud cry or shout.
Synonyms:verb. shout - cry - yell - whoop - exclaim - bawl - callnoun. shout - cry - yell
Cause (someone) to become insane: "a deranged man".Throw (something) into confusion; cause to act irregularly: "stress deranges the immune system".
Adjective:(of a person) Lean and haggard, esp. because of suffering, hunger, or age.
Synonyms:lean - scrawny - skinny - thin - meager - scraggy
Noun:A long, thin line or mark of a different substance or color from its surroundings
: "a streak of oil".
Verb:Cover (a surface) with streaks
: "tears streaking her face, Cynthia looked up".
Synonyms:noun. stripe - line - stripverb. stripe
Noun:The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
Verb:Talk or exchange remarks in a good-humored teasing way
: "the men bantered with the waitresses"; "a bantering tone".
Synonyms:noun. jest - joke - raillery - pleasantry - badinageverb. joke - jest - chaff - lark - tease - jape - mock
rag: a small piece of cloth or paper.
Throw (an object) with great force: "rioters hurled a brick through the windshield of a car".
strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear.
Adjective:(of a place) Deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness.
Verb:Make (a place) bleakly and depressingly empty or bare.
Synonyms:adjective. forlorn - lonely - solitary - desert - desertedverb. devastate - ravage
Adjective:Dark and gloomy, esp. due to thick mist.(of liquid) Dark and dirty; not clear.
Synonyms:dark - gloomy - obscure - somber - murk - sombre - dim
Noun:A smell that is only smelled briefly or faintly
: "I caught a whiff of perfume".
Verb:Get a brief or faint smell of
: "he whiffed Limburger".
Synonyms:noun. puff - breath - waftverb. smell - sniff - puff
Synonyms:hungry - ravenous - starved - starveling - sharp-set
Adverb:To an extreme and often disgusting extent
: "he is filthy rich".
Synonyms:foul - nasty - sordid - unclean - smutty - squalid
Verb:Sink or subside gradually under weight or pressure or through lack of strength
: "he sagged against the wall".
Hang down loosely or unevenly.
A white person from an English-speaking country (used in Spanish-speaking regions, chiefly Latin America).
or brighten the surface of (something) by rubbing it hard, typically
with an abrasive or detergent
: "he scoured the bathtub".Subject (a place, text, etc.) to a thorough search in order to locate something.
Noun:The action of scouring or the state of being scoured, esp. by swift-flowing water.
Synonyms:verb. clean - scrub - rub - washnoun. scrub
Noun:A person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.A person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
Synonyms:model - pattern - example
Verb:Compete eagerly with someone in order to do or achieve something.
Verb:(of a wound or sore) Become septic; suppurate.(of food or garbage) Become rotten and offensive to the senses.
Synonyms:suppurate - rankle - maturate - putrefy
In a jumbled, confused manner; helter-skelter. 2. In frantic disorderly haste; headlong
Verb:Spread throughout (something); pervade.Synonyms:penetrate - pervade - pierce - percolate - infiltrate
Adjective:Not allowing something to pass through; not penetrable.Unable to be affected by
: "impervious to the heat".
Synonyms:impermeable - impenetrable
Noun:Punishment that is considered to be morally right and fully deserved.
Synonyms:requital - retaliation - punishment - reward - penalty
Adjective:Not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.Dependent on chance; uncertain.
Synonyms:uncertain - insecure - dubious - doubtful - unsafe
Adjective:Many and of various types.Having many varied parts or aspects.
Synonyms:manifold - various - varied - diverse - miscellaneous
protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization:
"negotiations were conducted under the aegis of the UN".(in classical art and mythology) An attribute of Zeus and Athena usually represented as a goatskin shield.
Synonyms:egis - protection - shield - defence - defense
Noun:An open rebellion against the proper authorities, esp. by soldiers or sailors against their officers.
Verb:Refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority.
Synonyms:noun. rebellion - revolt - insurrection - riot - uprisingverb. rebel - revolt - riot - rise
Verb:Alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
Synonyms:waver - wobble - hesitate - oscillate - fluctuate
Verb:Walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury.
Noun:An awkward way of walking, typically due to pain from an injury.
Synonyms:verb. limp - haltnoun. limp
Adjective:(of a person or their behavior) Primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics.
Noun:A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
Synonyms:adjective. venalnoun. hireling - soldier of fortune
Adjective:Loud and harsh; grating.Presenting a point of view, esp. a controversial one, in an excessively and unpleasantly forceful way.
Synonyms:sharp - grating
Verb:Make (something, esp. the skin) thoroughly clean
: "this preparation will cleanse and tighten the skin"; "a cleansing cream".Rid
(a person, place, or thing) of something seen as unpleasant, unwanted,
: "the mission to cleanse the nation of subversives".
Noun:A person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
Adjective:Having or exhibiting such an ability.
Synonyms:noun. seeradjective. clear-sighted - discerning - farsighted
Noun:A small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece
: "a splinter of ice".
Verb:Break or cause to break into small sharp fragments
: "the crash splintered the wooden barricade".
Synonyms:noun. chip - sliver - fragment - shiver - splintverb. split - cleave - shatter
Adjective:Anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.Of or relating to perception or understanding.
Synonyms:anxious - fearful - afraid
Adjective:(of a person or object) Large, heavy, or clumsy
: "a hulking young man".
Synonyms:clumsy - unwieldy - awkward - ungainly - heavy - bulky
Verb:Promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).Put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.
Synonyms:proclaim - publish - declare - announce - give out
Adjective:Destructive to both sides in a conflict
: "savage internecine warfare".
Synonyms:murderous - homicidal - deadly
Noun:A piece of fine material worn by women to protect or conceal the face
: "a white bridal veil".
Verb:Cover with or as though with a veil.
Synonyms:noun. cover - shroud - curtain - cloak - pall - veiling - maskverb. cover - mask - conceal - cloak - hide - disguise - shroud
Adjective:Fast and nimble in movement: "a man of advancing years, but fleet of foot".
Adjective:Lasting for a long time or slow to end.
Synonyms:long - slow - prolonged - protracted
Verb:Use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions.
Noun:A fraudulent scheme or action.
Synonyms:verb. cheat - deceive - defraud - trick - beguile - gull - dupenoun. fraud - cheat - imposture - humbug - deceit - deception
Verb:Disorder or disarrange (someone's hair), typically by running one's hands through it
: "he ruffled her hair affectionately".
Noun:An ornamental gathered or goffered frill of lace or other cloth on a garment, esp. around the wrist or neck.
Synonyms:verb. rumplenoun. frill - ripple
Verb:Reject as invalid, esp. by legal procedure
: "his conviction was quashed on appeal".Put an end to; suppress: "a hospital executive quashed rumors that nursing staff will lose jobs".
Synonyms:annul - cancel - rescind - nullify - abrogate - repeal
Noun:Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
Synonyms:quarrel - contention - dispute - fight - conflict
Noun:A small, thin, narrow piece of something cut or split off a larger piece.
Verb:Cut or break (something) into small, thin, narrow pieces.
Synonyms:noun. splinter - chip - shiververb. split - splinter
Noun:A long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support.
Verb:Support or strengthen; prop up
: "the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence".
Synonyms:noun. pad - pillow - cushionverb. support - uphold - back
Verb:Make (a sailing ship or boat) ready for sailing by providing it with sails and rigging.Manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to produce an advantageous result.
out (a task) clumsily or incompetently, leading to failure or an
: "she had bungled every attempt to help".
Noun:A mistake or failure.
Synonyms:verb. botchnoun. botch
Noun:The crime of betraying one's country, esp. by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government.The action of betraying someone or something.
Synonyms:treachery - betrayal - perfidy - disloyalty - sellout
Noun:A violent or sudden change or disruption to something.An upward displacement of part of the earth's crust.
Synonyms:cataclysm - revolution - shift
Verb:Overbalance or become unsteady and fall slowly.Cause to fall in such a way
: "disagreement had threatened to topple the government".
Synonyms:overturn - tumble - overthrow - fall - upset
Noun:The amount of something allocated to a particular person.The action of allotting.
Synonyms:allocation - assignment - share - distribution - quota
distribute: administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present";
Noun:A badge or distinguishing mark of military rank, office, or membership of an organization; an official emblem.
Synonyms:badge - ensign
Noun:A large group of people or things of a particular kind.A group of birds, particularly when closely gathered on the ground.
Synonyms:flock - herd - swarm - crowd - cluster - group - troop
Adjective:Giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.Wicked or criminal.
Synonyms:ominous - evil - portentous - baleful - inauspicious
Verb:Feel or express strong disapproval of (something)
: "we deplore this act of violence".
Synonyms:bewail - regret - mourn - lament - bemoan - rue - weep
Verb:Smile in an irritatingly smug, conceited, or silly way.
Noun:A smug, conceited, or silly smile
: "a self-satisfied smirk".
Synonyms:verb. simper - grinnoun. grin - simper
Noun:A tube made of fur or other warm material into which the hands are placed for warmth.A mistake or failure, esp. a failure to catch or receive a ball cleanly.
Verb:Handle (a situation, task, or opportunity) clumsily or badly.
Adjective:Covered by or having the consistency of slime.Disgustingly immoral, dishonest, or obsequious.
Synonyms:muddy - oozy - mucous - sludgy
Noun:The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person's reputation.
Verb:Make false and damaging statements about (someone).
Synonyms:noun. calumny - libel - defamation - aspersion - obloquyverb. defame - calumniate - traduce - vilify - backbite - libel
Verb:Suggest or call attention to indirectly; hint at.Mention without discussing at length.
Synonyms:hint - refer - intimate - suggest - imply - mention
Noun:A form of decoration consisting of thin strips of shiny metal foil.Showy or superficial attractiveness or glamour.
Noun:A short cloth gaiter covering the instep and ankle.A petty quarrel.The spawn or larvae of shellfish, esp. oysters.
Synonyms:quarrel - altercate
Noun:A strong feeling of something about to happen, esp. something unpleasant.
Synonyms:presentiment - warning - augury - hunch - caution
Verb:Accept something reluctantly but without protest.
Synonyms:consent - agree - assent - accede - comply
Adjective:(of a person or their manner) Fussily and excessively respectable.(of clothes) Overadorned with details such as ruffles and bows.
Adjective:(of a person) Fastidious about one's needs or requirements; hard to please: "he is very fussy about what he eats".Showing excessive or anxious concern about detail.
mutilate, disfigure, or damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing
"mangled beyond recognition"; "mangling Bach on the piano".Press or squeeze with a mangle.
Noun:A large machine that uses heated rollers to iron sheets or other fabrics.
Synonyms:mutilate - maim
Verb:Inflict a violent and disfiguring injury on.Inflict serious damage on.
Synonyms:maim - mangle - lame
Verb:Wound or injure (someone) so that part of the body is permanently damaged.
Synonyms:mutilate - lame - mangle - disable
Adjective:Giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen.
Synonyms:sinister - portentous - inauspicious - threatening
Adjective:(of a person or part of the body) Gracefully thin.(esp. of a rod or stem) Of small girth or breadth.
Synonyms:slim - thin - slight - tenuous - svelte - fine - delicate
Noun:A slender candle.
Verb:Diminish or reduce or cause to diminish or reduce in thickness toward one end
: "the tail tapers to a rounded tip".
Synonyms:noun. coneverb. sharpen
Verb:Make or cause to make a ringing metallic sound, typically a discordant one.
Noun:A ringing metallic sound.
Synonyms:verb. rattle - clatternoun. noise
Verb:Cause to get up or start moving; rouse: "I rousted him out of his bed".Treat roughly; harass.
Noun:Alcohol, esp. hard liquor.
alcohol, esp. in large quantities
: "you used to booze a lot on
expensive hard liquor"; "Michael is trying to quit boozing".
Synonyms:noun. boose - liquor - drink - alcoholverb. boose - drink - tope - tipple
Noun:A small piece of partly burned coal or wood that has stopped giving off flames but still has combustible matter in it.
Synonyms:ash - ember - dross
Verb:Make (a coin) by stamping metal.Produce for the first time: "an example of newly minted technology".
Noun:A simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson, as told by Jesus in the Gospels.
Synonyms:parabola - allegory - simile
by or appealing to an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and
unpleasant subjects, esp. death and disease.Of the nature of or indicative of disease.
Synonyms:unhealthy - diseased - unsound - ill - sickly
Adjective:Very great, bad, or overwhelming: "there was this hellacious hailstorm".
Adjective:(of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive.(of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith.
Synonyms:terse - concise - succinct
Noun:A person's manner of walking.
Verb:(of a dog or horse) Walk in a trained gait, as at a show
: "the dogs are gaiting in a circle".
Synonyms:pace - walk - tread - step - walking
some sports) An official who watches a game or match closely to enforce
the rules and arbitrate on matters arising from the play.
Verb:Act as an umpire.
Synonyms:noun. referee - judge - arbiter - arbitratorverb. referee - arbitrate - judge - adjudicate
move up and down with no specific path;
Noun:Hard, menial, or dull work.
Synonyms:toil - slavery - hackwork
Noun:A hormone produced by the adrenal cortex.
touch or prod (a person or a part of the body) in a way that causes
itching and often laughter
: "she tickled me under the chin".
Noun:An act of tickling someone
: "a little tickle".
Synonyms:verb. titillate - itchnoun. tickling - titillation
Noun:A short band of tough, flexible, fibrous connective tissue that connects two bones or cartilages or holds together a joint.A membranous fold that supports an organ and keeps it in position.
Synonyms:tie - chord
whitish, flexible connective tissue found in various forms in the
larynx, in the external ear, and in the articulating surfaces of...A particular structure made of this tissue.
Noun:The movement of the tide out to sea
: "the tide was on the ebb"; "the ebb tide".
Verb:(of tidewater) Move away from the land; recede.
Synonyms:noun. decline - reflux - ebb tide - low tideverb. subside - wane - sink - recede - decline - go down
Noun:The front of the leg below the knee.
Verb:Climb quickly up or down by gripping with one's arms and legs
: "he shinned up a tree".
Synonyms:noun. shank - shinbone - tibia - legverb. climb - clamber - scramble
A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique
Noun:A sudden, sharp localized pain.
Verb:(of a part of the body) Suffer a sudden, sharp localized pain.
Synonyms:noun. pangverb. ache - pain
Noun:A style of blues with a strong, fast beat.
Verb:Dance to fast pop or rock music
: "ready to boogie down to the music".
Adjective:Ready to accept control or instruction; submissive.
Synonyms:tractable - obedient - tame - submissive - biddable
Noun:Any of five tendons at the back of a person's knee.
Verb:Cripple (a person or animal) by cutting their hamstrings.
paradoxical anecdote or riddle, used in Zen Buddhism to demonstrate the
inadequacy of logical reasoning and to provoke enlightenment.
The action or fact of forming a united whole: "the work at present lacks cohesion".The sticking together of particles of the same substance.