WORDMASTER 1

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  1. CASCADE
    • NOUN
    • 1. a waterfall descending over a steep, rocky surface.
    • 2. a series of shallow or steplike
    • waterfalls, either natural or artificial.
    • 3. anything that resembles a waterfall, esp. in seeming to flow or fall in abundance: a cascade of roses covering the wall.

    • VERB (used without object)
    • 10. to fall in or like a cascade.

    • VERB (used with object)
    • 11. to cause to fall in a cascade.
    • 12. Electricity . to arrange (components) in a cascade.
  2. BRAWNY
    • –Adjective, brawn·i·er, brawn·i·est.
    • muscular; strong.

    • —Synonyms
    • burly, robust, strapping.

    • —Antonyms
    • weak, slight, frail.
  3. CRAFTY
    • ADJECTIVE, craft·i·er, craft·i·est.
    • 1. skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning; deceitful; sly.
    • 2. Obsolete . skillful; ingenious;
    • dexterous.

    • SYNONYMS
    • 1. wily, tricky, designing, scheming.
  4. EMBER
    • NOUN
    • 1. a small live piece of coal, wood, etc., as in a dying fire.
    • 2. embers, the smoldering remains of a fire.
  5. FILCH
    • VERB (used with object)
    • to steal (esp. something of small value); pilfer: to filch ashtrays from fancy restaurants.

    • — SYNONYMS
    • purloin, take, swipe, lift, snaffle, pinch.
  6. FURTIVE
    • ADJECTIVE
    • 1. taken, done, used, etc., surreptitiously or by stealth; secret: a furtive glance.
    • 2. sly; shifty: a furtive manner.

    • SYNONYMS
    • 1. clandestine, covert. 2. underhand, cunning.
  7. GAUNT
    • ADJECTIVE, -er, -est.
    • 1. extremely thin and bony; haggard and drawn, as from great hunger, weariness, or torture; emaciated.
    • 2. bleak, desolate, or grim, as places or things: a gaunt, windswept landscape.

    • SYNONYMS
    • 1. lean, spare, scrawny, lank, angular, rawboned. See thin.

    • ANTONYMS
    • 1. stout.
  8. GLARE
    • NOUN
    • 1. a very harsh, bright, dazzling light: in the glare of
    • sunlight.
    • 2. a fiercely or angrily piercing stare.
    • 3. dazzling or showy appearance; showiness.

    • VERB (used without object)
    • 4. to shine with or reflect a very harsh, bright, dazzling light.
    • 5. to stare with a fiercely or angrily piercing look.
    • 6. Archaic . to appear conspicuous; stand out obtrusively.

    • VERB (used with object)
    • 7. to express with a glare: They glared their anger at each other.

    • SYNONYMS
    • flare, glitter, flash. 4. See shine. 5. Glare, glower, gloat all have connotations of emotion that accompany an intense gaze. To glare is to look piercingly or angrily: A tiger glares at its prey. To glower is to look fiercely and threateningly, as from wrath; it suggests a scowl along with a glare: to glower at a mischievous child. To gloat meant originally to look with exultation, avaricious or malignant, on something or someone: a tyrant gloating over the helplessness of his victim.
    • Today, however, it may simply imply inner exultation.

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