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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
- Adjective:Extremely hungry.
- Synonyms:hungry - ravenous - starved - starveling - sharp-set
- Adjective:Disgustingly dirty.
- 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,
- or defiling: "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
- unsatisfactory outcome: "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.
- Verb:Quarrel pettily.
- 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.