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adjacentnear or close to but not necessarily touching; nearest in space or position; immediately adjoining without intervening space; having a common boundary or edge; touchingadjectivenext, side by side, abutting, adjoining, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring
alightlighted up by or as by fire or flame; come down; to come to rest, settleadjective/verbclimb down, light, perch, ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, blazing, burning, flaming, on fire
barrenincapable of sustaining life; not bearing offspring; completely wanting or lacking; providing no shelter or sustenance; an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivationadjective/nounwaste, wasteland, destitute, devoid, innocent, bare, bleak, desolate, stark
disruptthrow into disorder; interfere in someone else's activity; make a break inverbinterrupt, break up, cut off
dynastya sequence of powerful leaders in the same familynoun
foretastean early limited awareness of something yet to occurnoun
germinatecause to grow or sprout; produce buds, branches, or germinate; work outverbshoot, spud, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout, evolve, develop
humdrumtediously repetitious or lacking in variety; not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of varietyadjective/nounmonotonous, monotony, sameness, commonplace, prosaic, unglamorous, unglamourous
hurtlemove with or as if with a rushing sound; throw forcefully; make a thrusting forward movementverbhurl, cast, lunge, thrust
insinuateintroduce or insert (oneself) in a subtle manner; give to understandverbintimate, adumbrate
interminabletiresomely long; seemingly without endadjectiveendless, eternal
interrogatepose a series of questions to; transmit (a signal) for setting off an appropriate response, as in telecommunicationverbquestion
recompensethe act of compensating for service or loss or injury; payment or reward (as for service rendered); make payment to; compensate; make amends for; pay compensation fornoun/verbcompensation, compensate, remunerate, repair, indemnify
renovaterestore to a previous or better condition; give new life or energy to; make brighter and prettierverbrestitute, animate, recreate, reanimate, revive, repair, quicken, vivify, revivify, refurbish, freshen up
trickleflowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid; run or flow slowly, as in drops or in an unsteady streamnoun/verbdribble, filter, drip
trivialobvious and dull; concerned with trivialities; not large enough to consider or notice; (informal) small and of little importance; of little substance or significanceadjectiveinsignificant, fiddling, footling, lilliputian, little, niggling, piddling, piffling, petty, picayune, superficial
trucea state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace termsnounarmistice, cease-fire
viciousmarked by deep ill will; deliberately harmful; (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering; bringing or deserving severe rebuke or censure; having the nature of viceadjectivepoisonous, venomous, barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, condemnable, criminal, deplorable, reprehensible, evil
availableobtainable or accessible and ready for use or service; convenient for use or disposal; not busy; not otherwise committedadjectiveusable, useable, uncommitted
catersupply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets; provide what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenanceverbprovide, supply, ply
customaryin accordance with convention or custom; commonly used or practiced; usualadjectiveaccustomed, habitual, wonted
dissuadeturn away from by persuasionverbdeter
entrepreneursomeone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for itnounenterpriser
firebrandsomeone who deliberately foments trouble; a piece of wood that has been burned or is burningnouninstigator, provoker, inciter, instigant, brand
hazardan obstacle on a golf course; a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another; put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation; take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; put at risknoun/verbjeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment, luck, fortune, chance, guess, venture, pretend, gamble, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance, stake, jeopardize
homicidethe killing of a human being by another human beingnoun
indifferenceunbiased impartial unconcern; the trait of lacking enthusiasm for or interest in things generally; the trait of remaining calm and seeming not to care; a casual lack of concern; apathy demonstrated by an absence of emotional reactionsnounapathy, numbness, spiritlessness, nonchalance, unconcern, emotionlessness, impassivity, impassiveness, phlegm, stolidity, unemotionality
indignantangered at something unjust or wrongadjectiveincensed, outraged, umbrageous
indispensableunavoidable; not to be dispensed with; essential; absolutely necessary; vitally necessaryadjectiveessential
lubricatemake slippery or smooth through the application of a lubricant; apply a lubricant to; have lubricating propertiesverblube
mutualconcerning each of two or more persons or things; especially given or done in return; common to or shared by two or more partiesadjectivereciprocal, common
peltbody covering of a living animal; the dressed hairy coat of a mammal; cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile; attack and bombard with or as if with missiles; rain heavilynoun/verbbombard, hide, skin, fur, pepper, pour, stream, rain cats and dogs, rain buckets
plaguean annoyance; any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God); any epidemic disease with a high death rate; a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal; a swarm of insects that attack plants; annoy continually or chronically; cause to suffer a blightnoun/verbpestilence, pest, pestis, infestation, harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, molest, provoke, blight
poisedmarked by balance or equilibrium and readiness for action; in full control of your facultiesadjectivecollected, equanimous, self-collected, self-contained, self-possessed
regime(medicine) a systematic plan for therapy (often including diet); the organization that is the governing authority of a political unitnounregimen, government, authorities
transparenteasily understood or seen through (because of a lack of subtlety); transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity; free of deceit; so thin as to transmit lightadjectivecrystalline, crystal clear, limpid, lucid, pellucid, guileless, diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby
unscathedwholly unharmedadjectiveunharmed, unhurt, whole
animatedhaving life or vigor or spirit; made to appear to move as living creatures doadjalive
broodthe young of an animal cared for at one time; sit on (eggs); think moodily or anxiously about something; hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; be in a huff; be silent or sullen; be in a huff and display one's displeasurenoun/verbhatch, cover, incubate, dwell, hover, loom, bulk large, grizzle, stew, sulk, pout
culminaterise to, or form, a summit; bring to a head or to the highest point; end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage; reach the highest altitude or the meridian, of a celestial body; reach the highest or most decisive pointverbclimax
downrightcharacterized by plain blunt honesty; complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; adv. thoroughgoingadjectiveabsolute, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer
dronestingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen; a pipe of the bagpipe that is tuned to produce a single continuous tone; an aircraft without a pilot that is operated by remote control; an unchanging intonation; someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind; talk in a monotonous voice; make a monotonous low dull soundnoun/verbdrone pipe, bourdon, pilotless aircraft, radio-controlled aircraft, drone on, monotone, droning, dawdler, laggard, lagger, trailer, poke
goada alization that encourages you to attempt something; a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion; stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick; urge with or as if with a goad; goad or provoke,as by constant criticism; give heart or courage tonoun/verbgoading, prod, prodding, urging, spur, spurring, prick, needle
indulgeenjoy to excess; give free rein to; yield (to); give satisfaction to; treat with excessive indulgenceverbluxuriate, gratify, pander, pamper, featherbed, cosset, cocker, baby, coddle, mollycoddle, spoil
ingredienta component of a mixture or compound; food that is a component of a mixture in cooking; an abstract part of somethingnounfixings, component, constituent, element, factor
literateknowledgeable and educated in one or several fields; versed in literature; dealing with literature; able to read and write; a person who can read and writeadjective/nounliterate person
looma textile machine for weaving yarn into a textile; appear very large or occupy a commanding position; come into view indistinctly, often threateningly; hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacingnoun/verbtower, predominate, hulk, brood, hover, bulk large
lustera surface coating for ceramics or porcelain; a quality that outshines the usual; the visual property of something that shines with reflected lightnounlustre, brilliancy, splendor, splendour, shininess, sheen
miscellaneousconstituting a grab-bag category; consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)adjectiveassorted, mixed, motley, sundry
orationan instance of oratorynoun
peevisheasily irritated or annoyedadjectivecranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy
seetheboil vigorously; foam as if boiling; be in an agitated emotional state; be noisy with activityverbroll, boil, hum, buzz
singea surface burn; burn superficially or lightly; become superficially burnednoun/verbswinge, scorch, sear
uniquehighly unusual or rare but not the single instance; (followed by `to') applying exclusively to a given category or condition or locality; radically distinctive and without equal; the single one of its kindadjectivealone, unequaled, unequalled, unparalleled, singular
uprightin a vertical position; not sloping; upright in position or posture; of moral excellence; a piano with a vertical sounding board; a vertical structural member as a post or stakeadjective/nounupright piano, vertical, unsloped, erect, good, just
verifyconfirm the truth of; attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition); to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; verify or regulate by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard, of scientific experimentsverbaffirm, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear, control
yearnhave affection for; feel tenderness for; have a desire for something or someone who is not present; desire strongly or persistentlyverbache, yen, pine, languish, hanker, long
alliancea formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim; an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty; a connection based on kinship or marriage or common interest; the state of being allied or confederated; the act of forming an alliance or confederationnouncoalition, alignment, alinement, bond, confederation
bewildercause to be confused emotionally; be a mystery or bewildering toverbbemuse, discombobulate, throw, perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
buffoona person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior; a rude or vulgar foolnounclown, merry andrew
controversialmarked by or capable of arousing controversyadjective
disheartentake away the enthusiasm ofverbput off
fruitlessunproductive of successadjectivebootless, futile, sleeveless, vain
hostileunsolicited and resisted by the management of the target company ( used of attempts to buy or take control of a business); marked by features that oppose constructive treatment or development; very unfriendly; not belonging to your own country's forces or those of an ally; very unfavorable to life or growth; characterized by enmity or ill will; impossible to bring into friendly accord; troops belonging to the enemy's military forcesadjective/noununcongenial, unfriendly
inflammableeasily ignitedadjectiveflammable
inflictimpose something unpleasantverbbring down, visit, impose
malignantdangerous to health; characterized by progressive and uncontrolled growth (especially of a tumor)adjective
mortifyhold within limits and control; practice self-denial of one's body and appetites; undergo necrosis; cause to feel shame; hurt the pride ofverbsubdue, cricify, necrose, gangrene, sphacelate, humiliate, chagrin, humble, abase
orthodoxadhering to what is commonly accepted; of or pertaining to or characteristic of Judaism; of or relating to or characteristic of the Eastern Orthodox Churchadjective
procureget by special effortverbsecure, pander
scurryrushing about hastily in an undignified way; to move about or proceed hurriedlynoun/verbscamper, skitter, scuttle, scramble
soddenwet through and through; thoroughly wetadjectivedrenched, saturated, soaked, soaking, sopping, soppy
spiriteddisplaying animation, vigor, or liveliness; made lively or spirited; willing to face danger; marked by lively actionadjectiveenlivened, game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spunky, bouncing, bouncy, peppy, zippy
virtualexisting in essence or effect though not in actual fact; being actually such in almost every respectadjectivepractical
voidcontaining nothing; lacking any legal or binding force; an empty area or space; the state of nonexistence; clear (a room, house, place) of occupants or empty or clear (a place or receptacle) of something; excrete or discharge from the body; take away the legal force of or render ineffective; declare invalidadjective/verbvacancy, emptiness, vacuum, nothingness, nullity, nihility, evacuate, empty, invalidate, vitiate, annul, quash, avoid, nullify, null
waywardresistant to guidance or disciplineadjectivecontrary, obstinate, perverse
wincea reflex response to sudden pain; the facial expression of sudden pain; make a face indicating disgust or dislike; draw back, as with fear or painnoun/verbflinch, squinch, funk, cringe, shrink, recoil, quail
anecdoteshort account of an incident (especially a biographical one)noun
consolidatemake firm or secure; strengthen; make or form into a solid or hardened mass; form into a solid mass or whole; unite into one; bring together into a single whole or systemverb
counterfeitnot genuine; imitating something superior; a copy that is represented as the original; make a copy of with the intent to deceiveadjective/verbimitative, imitation, forgery, forge, fake
docilewilling to be taught or led or supervised or directed; easily handled or managed; ready and willing to be taughtadjectivegentle, teachable
dominatehave dominance or the power to defeat over; be in control; look down on; be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importanceverbmaster, command, overlook, overtop, predominate, rule, reign, prevail
entreatask for or request earnestlyverbbid, beseech, adjure, press, conjure
falliblelikely to fail or make errors; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beingsadjectivefrail, imperfect, weak
ficklemarked by erratic changeableness in affections or attachments; liable to sudden unpredictable changeadjectivevolatile, erratic, mercurial, quicksilver
fugitivelasting for a markedly brief time; someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice; someone who flees from an uncongenial situationadjective/nounfugitive from justice, runaway, fleer, fleeting, momentaneous, momentary
grimythickly covered with ingrained dirt or sootadjectivebegrimed, dingy, grubby, grungy, raunchy
iotathe 9th letter of the Greek alphabet; a tiny or scarcely detectable amountnounshred, scintilla, whit, tittle, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, smidge
maula heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges; injure badly by beating; split (wood) with a maul and wedgesnoun/verbsledge, sledgehammer, mangle
potentialexisting in possibility; expected to become or be; in prospect; the inherent capacity for coming into being; the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in voltsadjective/nounpotentiality, potency, possible, electric potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltage, expected, likely
radiantradiating or as if radiating lightadjectivebeaming, beamy, effulgent, refulgent
ruralliving in or characteristic of farming or country life; relating to rural areasadjective
substantialhaving substance or capable of being treated as fact; not imaginary; having a firm basis in reality and being therefore important, meaningful, or considerable; "substantial equivalents"; fairly large; of good quality and condition; solidly built; providing abundant nourishmentadjectivereal, material, substantive, significant, solid, strong, hearty, satisfying, square
tactfulshowing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people; having or showing a sense of what is fitting and considerate in dealing with othersadjectivekid-glove
tampera tool for tamping (e.g., for tamping tobacco into a pipe bowl or a charge into a drill hole etc.); play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or dishonestly; intrude in other people's affairs or business; interfere unwantedlynoun/verbfiddle, monkey, tamp, tamping bar, meddle
ultimatebeing the last or concluding element of a series; furthest or highest in degree or order; utmost or extreme; the finest or most superior quality of its kindadjective/noun
uncertaintybeing unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance; the state of being unsure of somethingnoununcertainness, precariousness, doubt, incertitude, dubiety, doubtfulness, dubiousness
anonymoushaving no known name or identity or known source; not known or lacking marked individualityadjectiveanon.
browsethe act of feeding by continual nibbling; reading superficially or at random; eat lightly, try different dishes; look around casually and randomly, without seeking anything in particular; feed as in a meadow or pasture; shop around; not necessarily buyingnoun/verbbrowsing, graze, surf, crop, range, pasture, shop
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