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OR formal : refractory
OR archaic: contumacious.
- 2. narrow-minded
- provincial, hidebound, blinkered
3. set in one's ways, inflexible, entrenched;
4. illiberal, partisan, xenophobic;
generous giving, benevolence
- 1. pamper mollycoddle
- 2. wait on someone hand and foot.
1. use (resources) economically;
2. conserve : the need to husband his remainingstrength.
3. practice of breeding
secret or stealthy
- easily and casually fluent,
- overtones of insincerity
clever, conn of deception
heavenly , immaterial
ANT: defamatory essay
formal or eleborate praise in writing or oration
- inanity::: banal/trite/hackneyed/stock phrase.
"boring us with his platitudes"
1. dictum, truism, principle;
rare: apophthegm, gnome.
- 1 (signs) ominous, premonitory, foreboding, inauspicious, unfavorable.
- 2 (dialoque), bombastic, pontifical,solemn, sonorous, grandiloquent.
instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g.,all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs).
- 1. prudent,
- forearmed, wise,
2. thrifty, economical.
- ANTONYMS: open.
- 1, surreptitious,
- 2. sidelong,sideways,
- oblique, indirect;
- 1. ward off
- 2. deflect
- 3. evade
- transported, enraptured, thrilled, ecstatic.
- 1 apparatus
- 2 livery, garb, regalia,trappings;
- archaic: raiment, vestments
secure or fasten from the underside, esp. by a rope or chain passed underneath.
the reestablishment of cordial relations between two countries which is voluntary
- ordeal, trial, tribulation, trial and tribulation, privation, stress; drudgery, toil, slog,
- effort, exertion, labor, work, endeavor, sweat, struggle.
a short simple song
- pathos, pitifulness,
- piteousness, sadness, sorrow,
- mournfulness, wretchedness, misery,tragedy.
- 1. of or concerning a province of a country or empire
- 2. of or pertaining to a style of architecture or furniture in fashion in the provinces of various European countries
- 3. of or concerning the regions outside the capital city of a country
- 4. unsophisticated or narrow-minded, esp. when considered as typical of such regions.
- noun1 an inhabitant of a province of a country or empire.•
- 2 an inhabitant of the regions outside the capital city of a country, esp. when regarded as unsophisticated or narrow-minded.
3 Christian Church the head or chief of a province or of a religious order in a province.
- archaic or poetic/literary: sulfuric acid.
- figurative:: cruel and bitter criticism
- her mother's sudden gush of fury andvitriol.
- perfect example
- archetype, ideal
- jewel,gem, angel, treasure;
one in a million, the tops;
OR archaic a nonesuch.
nounI doubt they'll have the temerity to print these accusations: audacity, nerve,effrontery, impudence, impertinence, cheek, gall, presumption;daring; informal face, front, neck, chutzpah.
scowl, glare, look daggers, frown, lower, give someone a black look; informal give someone a dirty look.
scold,chastise, upbraid, berate, reprimand, reprove, rebuke, admonish,censure, lambaste, lecture, give someone a piece of one's mind, take to task, rake/haul over the coals; informal tell off, dress down, bawl out, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a tongue-lashing, come down on someone like a ton of bricks, slap someone's wrist, rap over the knuckles, give someone hell,take to the woodshed, have a go at, give someone what for, chew out,ream out; formal castigate; archaic chasten; rare reprehend.ANTONYMS praise.
merriment, high spirits, cheerfulness,cheeriness, hilarity, glee, laughter, gaiety, buoyancy, blitheness,euphoria, exhilaration, lightheartedness, joviality, joy, joyfulness,joyousness. ANTONYMS misery.
yes-man,bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey,spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up.
storyteller, teller of tales, spinner of yarns, narrator; rare anecdotist, anecdotalist.
make known, make public, publicize,spread, communicate, propagate, disseminate, broadcast, promote,preach; literary bruit abroad.2 the law was promulgated in 1942: put into effect, enact, implement,enforce.
of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress :
the waste produced in a furnace
to smile in a foolish way
walk with an arrogant gait
1 a village despoiled by invaders: plunder, pillage, rob, ravage, raid,ransack, rape, loot, sack; devastate, lay waste, ruin.2 the thief despoiled him of all he had: rob, strip, deprive, dispossess, denude,divest, relieve, clean out.
= readily visible
universal cure, cure-all,cure for all ills, universal remedy, elixir, wonder drug; informal magic bullet.
jolt, shock, startle,impel, stir, spur, prod, urge, motivate, stimulate, electrify, excite,rouse, arouse, awaken; invigorate, fire, animate, vitalize, energize,exhilarate, thrill, catalyze, inspire, light a fire under; informal give someone a shot in the arm.
poise, self-assurance, self-confidence, calmness, composure, collectedness, levelheadedness,sangfroid, equilibrium, equanimity; informal unflappability.
- verb1 Alfonso parried the blow: ward off, fend off; deflect, hold off, block,counter, repel, repulse.
- 2 I parried her constant questions: evade, sidestep, avoid, dodge, answer evasively, field, fend off.
bully, intimidate, force,coerce, compel, hector, dragoon, bludgeon, pressure, pressurize,tyrannize, terrorize, menace; harass, harry, hound; informal bulldoze,railroad.
abuse, insults,expletives, swear words, swearing, curses, foul language, foul language, vituperation; denunciation, censure, vilification,revilement, reproach, castigation, recrimination; informal tongue-lashing, trash talk; formal obloquy, contumely. ANTONYMS praise.
adjective chiefly Biologyoccurring in or representing two distinct forms : in this sexually dimorphic species only the males have wings.
modest, unassuming, meek, mild, reserved,retiring, quiet, shy, bashful, diffident, reticent, timid, shrinking, coy;decorous, decent, seemly, ladylike, respectable, proper, virtuous, pure,innocent, chaste; sober, sedate, staid, prim, goody-goody, straitlaced.ANTONYMS brazen.