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  • acetify (definition)
    v 1: make sour or more sour [syn: sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify] [ant: dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten] 2: turn acidic; "the solution acetified" [syn: acidify, acetify] [ant: alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, basify]
  • acidify (definition)
    v 1: make sour or more sour [syn: sour, acidify, acidulate, acetify] [ant: dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten] 2: turn acidic; "the solution acetified" [syn: acidify, acetify] [ant: alkalify, alkalise, alkalize, basify]
  • alibi (definition)
    n 1: (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question 2: a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.; "he kept finding excuses to stay"; "every day he had a new alibi for not getting a job"; "his transparent self-justification was unacceptable" [syn: excuse, alibi, exculpation, self-justification] v 1: exonerate by means of an alibi
  • alkali (definition)
    n 1: any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water; "bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia" [syn: base, alkali] 2: a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture
  • alkalify (definition)
    v 1: turn basic and less acidic; "the solution alkalized" [syn: alkalize, alkalise, alkalify, basify] [ant: acetify, acidify]
  • alloy (definition)
    n 1: a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten; "brass is an alloy of zinc and copper" [syn: alloy, metal] 2: the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something [syn: admixture, alloy] v 1: lower in value by increasing the base-metal content [syn: debase, alloy] 2: make an alloy of
  • ally (definition)
    n 1: a friendly nation 2: an associate who provides cooperation or assistance; "he's a good ally in fight" [syn: ally, friend] [ant: enemy, foe] v 1: become an ally or associate, as by a treaty or marriage; "He allied himself with the Communists"
  • amplify (definition)
    v 1: increase in size, volume or significance; "Her terror was magnified in her mind" [syn: magnify, amplify] 2: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery" [syn: overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify] [ant: downplay, minimise, minimize, understate] 3: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated" [syn: inflate, blow up, expand, amplify] 4: increase the volume of; "amplify sound"
  • anti (definition)
    adj 1: not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.) [ant: pro] n 1: a person who is opposed (to an action or policy or practice etc.); "the antis smelled victory after a long battle"
  • apply (definition)
    v 1: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer" [syn: use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ] 2: be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone" [syn: apply, hold, go for] 3: ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job" 4: apply to a surface; "She applied paint to the back of the house"; "Put on make-up!" [syn: put on, apply] 5: be applicable to; as to an analysis; "This theory lends itself well to our new data" [syn: lend oneself, apply] [ant: defy, refuse, resist] 6: give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose" [syn: give, apply] 7: avail oneself to; "apply a principle"; "practice a religion"; "use care when going down the stairs"; "use your common sense"; "practice non-violent resistance" [syn: practice, apply, use] 8: ensure observance of laws and rules; "Apply the rules to everyone"; [syn: enforce, implement, apply] [ant: exempt, free, relieve] 9: refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; "He applied this racial slur to me!" 10: apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
  • argufy (definition)
    v 1: have a disagreement over something; "We quarreled over the question as to who discovered America"; "These two fellows are always scrapping over something" [syn: quarrel, dispute, scrap, argufy, altercate]
  • assegai (definition)
    n 1: the slender spear of the Bantu-speaking people of Africa [syn: assegai, assagai]
  • awry (definition)
    adv 1: away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations" [syn: awry, amiss] 2: turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry" [syn: askew, awry, skew-whiff] adj 1: turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff" [syn: askew, awry(p), cockeyed, lopsided, wonky, skew-whiff] 2: not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine" [syn: amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)]
  • banzai (definition)
    n 1: a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
  • beatify (definition)
    v 1: fill with sublime emotion; "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success" [syn: exhilarate, tickle pink, inebriate, thrill, exalt, beatify] 2: make blessedly happy 3: declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
  • beautify (definition)
    v 1: make more beautiful [syn: fancify, beautify, embellish, prettify] [ant: uglify] 2: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere" [syn: deck, adorn, decorate, grace, embellish, beautify] 3: make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day" [syn: decorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautify]
  • belie (definition)
    v 1: be in contradiction with [syn: contradict, belie, negate] 2: represent falsely; "This statement misrepresents my intentions" [syn: misrepresent, belie]
  • blowfly (definition)
    n 1: large usually hairy metallic blue or green fly; lays eggs in carrion or dung or wounds [syn: blowfly, blow fly]
  • bonsai (definition)
    n 1: a dwarfed ornamental tree or shrub grown in a tray or shallow pot
  • botfly (definition)
    n 1: stout-bodied hairy dipterous fly whose larvae are parasites on humans and other mammals
  • buckeye (place) (definition)
    n 1: the inedible nutlike seed of the horse chestnut [syn: buckeye, horse chestnut, conker] 2: tree having palmate leaves and large clusters of white to red flowers followed by brown shiny inedible seeds [syn: horse chestnut, buckeye, Aesculus hippocastanum] 3: a native or resident of Ohio [syn: Ohioan, Buckeye]
  • butterfly (definition)
    n 1: diurnal insect typically having a slender body with knobbed antennae and broad colorful wings 2: a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down [syn: butterfly, butterfly stroke] v 1: flutter like a butterfly 2: cut and spread open, as in preparation for cooking; "butterflied shrimp" 3: talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women" [syn: chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash]
  • buy (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: an advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price" [syn: bargain, buy, steal] v 1: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction; "The family purchased a new car"; "The conglomerate acquired a new company"; "She buys for the big department store" [syn: buy, purchase] [ant: sell] 2: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought" [syn: bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms] 3: be worth or be capable of buying; "This sum will buy you a ride on the train" 4: acquire by trade or sacrifice or exchange; "She wanted to buy his love with her dedication to him and his work" 5: accept as true; "I can't buy this story"
  • by (name) (definition)
    adv 1: so as to pass a given point; "every hour a train goes past" [syn: by, past] 2: in reserve; not for immediate use; "started setting aside money to buy a car"; "put something by for her old age"; "has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day" [syn: aside, by, away]
  • bye (name) (definition)
    n 1: you advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent; "he had a bye in the first round" [syn: bye, pass] 2: a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]
  • calcify (definition)
    v 1: become impregnated with calcium salts [ant: decalcify] 2: become inflexible and unchanging; "Old folks can calcify" 3: turn into lime; become calcified; "The rock calcified over the centuries" 4: convert into lime; "the salts calcified the rock"
  • catchfly (definition)
    n 1: any plant of the genus Silene [syn: silene, campion, catchfly] 2: mostly perennial herbs with sticky stems that catch insects; widespread in north temperate zone [syn: lychnis, catchfly]
  • catechise (definition)
    v 1: give religious instructions to [syn: catechize, catechise] 2: examine through questioning and answering [syn: catechize, catechise]
  • certify (definition)
    v 1: provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes; "His high fever attested to his illness"; "The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication"; "This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness" [syn: attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence] 2: guarantee payment on; of checks 3: authorize officially; "I am licensed to practice law in this state" [syn: license, licence, certify] [ant: decertify, derecognise, derecognize] 4: guarantee as meeting a certain standard; "certified grade AAA meat" [syn: certify, endorse, indorse] 5: declare legally insane
  • certiorari (definition)
    n 1: a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case [syn: certiorari, writ of certiorari]
  • chi (name) (definition)
    n 1: the circulating life energy that in Chinese philosophy is thought to be inherent in all things; in traditional Chinese medicine the balance of negative and positive forms in the body is believed to be essential for good health [syn: qi, chi, ch'i, ki] 2: the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet [syn: chi, khi]
  • citify (definition)
    v 1: accustom to urban ways; "Immigration will citify the country?"
  • clarify (definition)
    v 1: make clear and (more) comprehensible; "clarify the mystery surrounding her death" [syn: clarify, clear up, elucidate] [ant: obfuscate] 2: make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating; "clarify the butter"; "clarify beer"
  • classify (definition)
    v 1: arrange or order by classes or categories; "How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?" [syn: classify, class, sort, assort, sort out, separate] 2: declare unavailable, as for security reasons; "Classify these documents" [ant: declassify] 3: assign to a class or kind; "How should algae be classified?"; "People argue about how to relegate certain mushrooms" [syn: relegate, classify]
  • codify (definition)
    v 1: organize into a code or system, such as a body of law; "Hammurabi codified the laws"
  • comply (definition)
    v 1: act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules" [syn: comply, follow, abide by]
  • counterspy (definition)
    n 1: a spy who works against enemy espionage [syn: counterspy, mole]
  • crosstie (definition)
    n 1: one of the cross braces that support the rails on a railway track; "the British call a railroad tie a sleeper" [syn: tie, railroad tie, crosstie, sleeper]
  • crucify (definition)
    v 1: kill by nailing onto a cross; "Jesus Christ was crucified" 2: treat cruelly; "The children tormented the stuttering teacher" [syn: torment, rag, bedevil, crucify, dun, frustrate] 3: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh" [syn: mortify, subdue, crucify] 4: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage" [syn: savage, blast, pillory, crucify]
  • cry (definition)
    n 1: a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience" [syn: cry, outcry, call, yell, shout, vociferation] 2: a loud utterance of emotion (especially when inarticulate); "a cry of rage"; "a yell of pain" [syn: cry, yell] 3: a slogan used to rally support for a cause; "a cry to arms"; "our watchword will be `democracy'" [syn: war cry, rallying cry, battle cry, cry, watchword] 4: a fit of weeping; "had a good cry" 5: the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night" v 1: utter a sudden loud cry; "she cried with pain when the doctor inserted the needle"; "I yelled to her from the window but she couldn't hear me" [syn: shout, shout out, cry, call, yell, scream, holler, hollo, squall] 2: shed tears because of sadness, rage, or pain; "She cried bitterly when she heard the news of his death"; "The girl in the wheelchair wept with frustration when she could not get up the stairs" [syn: cry, weep] [ant: express joy, express mirth, laugh] 3: utter aloud; often with surprise, horror, or joy; "`I won!' he exclaimed"; "`Help!' she cried"; "`I'm here,' the mother shouted when she saw her child looking lost" [syn: exclaim, cry, cry out, outcry, call out, shout] 4: proclaim or announce in public; "before we had newspapers, a town crier would cry the news"; "He cried his merchandise in the market square" [syn: cry, blazon out] 5: demand immediate action; "This situation is crying for attention" 6: utter a characteristic sound; "The cat was crying" 7: bring into a particular state by crying; "The little boy cried himself to sleep"
  • damselfly (definition)
    n 1: slender non-stinging insect similar to but smaller than the dragonfly but having wings folded when at rest
  • dandify (definition)
    v 1: dress like a dandy
  • dayfly (definition)
    n 1: slender insect with delicate membranous wings having an aquatic larval stage and terrestrial adult stage usually lasting less than two days [syn: mayfly, dayfly, shadfly]
  • deadeye (definition)
    n 1: a dead shot 2: (nautical) a round hardwood disk with holes and a grooved perimeter used to tighten a shroud
  • decalcify (definition)
    v 1: lose calcium or calcium compounds 2: remove calcium or lime from; "decalcify the rock" [ant: calcify]
  • decertify (definition)
    v 1: cause to be no longer approved or accepted; "Carter derecognized Taiwan in 1979 after the U.S. recognized the People's Republic of China" [syn: decertify, derecognize, derecognise] [ant: certify, licence, license]
  • declassify (definition)
    v 1: lift the restriction on and make available again; "reclassify the documents" [ant: classify]
  • decry (definition)
    v 1: express strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated" [syn: condemn, reprobate, decry, objurgate, excoriate]
  • defy (definition)
    v 1: resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held" [syn: defy, withstand, hold, hold up] 2: elude, especially in a baffling way; "This behavior defies explanation" [syn: defy, resist, refuse] [ant: apply, lend oneself] 3: challenge; "I dare you!" [syn: defy, dare]
  • dehumidify (definition)
    v 1: make less humid; "The air conditioner dehumidifies the air in the summer" [ant: humidify, moisturise, moisturize]
  • deify (definition)
    v 1: consider as a god or godlike; "These young men deify financial success" 2: exalt to the position of a God; "the people deified their King"
  • demulsify (definition)
    v 1: cause to demulsify [ant: emulsify] 2: break down into components [ant: emulsify]
  • demystify (definition)
    v 1: make less mysterious or remove the mystery from; "let's demystify the event by explaining what it is all about" [ant: mystify]
  • denitrify (definition)
    v 1: remove nitrogen from; "Denitrify the soil" [ant: nitrify]
  • deny (name) (definition)
    v 1: declare untrue; contradict; "He denied the allegations"; "She denied that she had taken money" [ant: acknowledge, admit] 2: refuse to accept or believe; "He denied his fatal illness" 3: refuse to grant, as of a petition or request; "The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses"; "the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day" 4: refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance" [syn: deny, refuse] [ant: allow, grant] 5: deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits" [syn: deny, abnegate] 6: deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit [syn: traverse, deny] 7: refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
  • deploy (definition)
    v 1: place troops or weapons in battle formation 2: to distribute systematically or strategically; "The U.S. deploys its weapons in the Middle East"
  • descry (definition)
    v 1: catch sight of [syn: descry, spot, espy, spy]
  • detoxify (definition)
    v 1: remove poison from; "detoxify the soil" [syn: detoxify, detoxicate] 2: treat for alcohol or drug dependence; "He was detoxified in the clinic" [syn: detox, detoxify]
  • die (place) (definition)
    n 1: a small cube with 1 to 6 spots on the six faces; used in gambling to generate random numbers [syn: die, dice] 2: a device used for shaping metal 3: a cutting tool that is fitted into a diestock and used for cutting male (external) screw threads on screws or bolts or pipes or rods v 1: pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102" [syn: die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it] [ant: be born] 2: suffer or face the pain of death; "Martyrs may die every day for their faith" 3: be brought to or as if to the point of death by an intense emotion such as embarrassment, amusement, or shame; "I was dying with embarrassment when my little lie was discovered"; "We almost died laughing during the show" 4: stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident" [syn: fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down] 5: feel indifferent towards; "She died to worldly things and eventually entered a monastery" 6: languish as with love or desire; "She dying for a cigarette"; "I was dying to leave" 7: cut or shape with a die; "Die out leather for belts" [syn: die, die out] 8: to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player 9: lose sparkle or bouquet; "wine and beer can pall" [syn: die, pall, become flat] 10: disappear or come to an end; "Their anger died"; "My secret will die with me!" 11: suffer spiritual death; be damned (in the religious sense); "Whosoever..believes in me shall never die"
  • dignify (definition)
    v 1: confer dignity or honor upon; "He was dignified with a title" [syn: ennoble, dignify] 2: raise the status of; "I shall not dignify this insensitive remark with an answer"
  • disqualify (definition)
    v 1: make unfit or unsuitable; "Your income disqualifies you" [syn: disqualify, unfit, indispose] [ant: dispose, qualify] 2: declare unfit; "She was disqualified for the Olympics because she was a professional athlete" [ant: qualify]
  • dissatisfy (definition)
    v 1: fail to satisfy [ant: gratify, satisfy]
  • diversify (definition)
    v 1: make (more) diverse; "diversify a course of study" 2: spread into new habitats and produce variety or variegate; "The plants on this island diversified" [syn: diversify, radiate] 3: vary in order to spread risk or to expand; "The company diversified" [syn: diversify, branch out, broaden] [ant: narrow, narrow down, specialise, specialize]
  • dobsonfly (definition)
    n 1: large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait [syn: dobson, dobsonfly, dobson fly, Corydalus cornutus]
  • dragonfly (definition)
    n 1: slender-bodied non-stinging insect having iridescent wings that are outspread at rest; adults and nymphs feed on mosquitoes etc. [syn: dragonfly, darning needle, devil's darning needle, sewing needle, snake feeder, snake doctor, mosquito hawk, skeeter hawk]
  • dry (place) (definition)
    adj 1: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry" [ant: wet] 2: humorously sarcastic or mocking; "dry humor"; "an ironic remark often conveys an intended meaning obliquely"; "an ironic novel"; "an ironical smile"; "with a wry Scottish wit" [syn: dry, ironic, ironical, wry] 3: lacking moisture or volatile components; "dry paint" [ant: wet] 4: opposed to or prohibiting the production and sale of alcoholic beverages; "the dry vote led by preachers and bootleggers"; "a dry state" [ant: wet] 5: not producing milk; "a dry cow" [ant: lactating, wet] 6: (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux" [ant: sweet] 7: without a mucous or watery discharge; "a dry cough"; "that rare thing in the wintertime; a small child with a dry nose" [ant: phlegmy] 8: not shedding tears; "dry sobs"; "with dry eyes" 9: lacking interest or stimulation; dull and lifeless; "a dry book"; "a dry lecture filled with trivial details"; "dull and juiceless as only book knowledge can be when it is unrelated"- John Mason Brown [syn: dry, juiceless] 10: used of solid substances in contrast with liquid ones; "dry weight" 11: unproductive especially of the expected results; "a dry run"; "a mind dry of new ideas" 12: having no adornment or coloration; "dry facts"; "rattled off the facts in a dry mechanical manner" 13: (of food) eaten without a spread or sauce or other garnish; "dry toast"; "dry meat" 14: having a large proportion of strong liquor; "a very dry martini is almost straight gin" 15: lacking warmth or emotional involvement; "a dry greeting"; "a dry reading of the lines"; "a dry critique" 16: practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages; "he's been dry for ten years"; "no thank you; I happen to be teetotal" [syn: dry, teetotal] n 1: a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages [syn: dry, prohibitionist] v 1: remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair" [syn: dry, dry out] [ant: wet] 2: become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun" [syn: dry, dry out]
  • dulcify (definition)
    v 1: make sweeter in taste [syn: sweeten, dulcify, edulcorate, dulcorate] [ant: acetify, acidify, acidulate, sour]
  • dye (name) (definition)
    n 1: a usually soluble substance for staining or coloring e.g. fabrics or hair [syn: dye, dyestuff] v 1: color with dye; "Please dye these shoes"
  • edify (definition)
    v 1: make understand; "Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal" [syn: enlighten, edify]
  • electrify (definition)
    v 1: excite suddenly and intensely; "The news electrified us" 2: charge (a conductor) with electricity 3: equip for use with electricity; "electrify an appliance" [syn: electrify, wire]
  • employ (definition)
    n 1: the state of being employed or having a job; "they are looking for employment"; "he was in the employ of the city" [syn: employment, employ] [ant: unemployment] v 1: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer" [syn: use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ] 2: engage or hire for work; "They hired two new secretaries in the department"; "How many people has she employed?" [syn: hire, engage, employ] [ant: can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate]
  • emulsify (definition)
    v 1: cause to become an emulsion; make into an emulsion [ant: demulsify] 2: form into or become an emulsion; "The solution emulsified" [ant: demulsify]
  • espy (name) (place) (definition)
    v 1: catch sight of [syn: descry, spot, espy, spy]
  • etherify (definition)
    v 1: change into an ether; "etherify an alcohol"
  • exemplify (definition)
    v 1: be characteristic of; "This compositional style is exemplified by this fugue" [syn: exemplify, represent] 2: clarify by giving an example of [syn: exemplify, illustrate, instance]
  • eye (name) (definition)
    n 1: the organ of sight [syn: eye, oculus, optic] 2: good discernment (either visually or as if visually); "she has an eye for fresh talent"; "he has an artist's eye" 3: attention to what is seen; "he tried to catch her eye" 4: an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm" [syn: center, centre, middle, heart, eye] 5: a small hole or loop (as in a needle); "the thread wouldn't go through the eye" v 1: look at [syn: eye, eyeball]
  • falsify (definition)
    v 1: make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story [syn: falsify, distort, garble, warp] 2: tamper, with the purpose of deception; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data" [syn: fudge, manipulate, fake, falsify, cook, wangle, misrepresent] 3: prove false; "Falsify a claim" 4: falsify knowingly; "She falsified the records" [ant: correct, rectify, right] 5: insert words into texts, often falsifying it thereby [syn: interpolate, alter, falsify]
  • firefly (definition)
    n 1: tropical American click beetle having bright luminous spots [syn: firefly, fire beetle, Pyrophorus noctiluca] 2: nocturnal beetle common in warm regions having luminescent abdominal organs [syn: firefly, lightning bug]
  • fly (definition)
    adj 1: (British informal) not to be deceived or hoodwinked n 1: two-winged insects characterized by active flight 2: flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent [syn: tent-fly, rainfly, fly sheet, fly, tent flap] 3: an opening in a garment that is closed by a zipper or by buttons concealed under a fold of cloth [syn: fly, fly front] 4: (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air [syn: fly, fly ball] 5: fisherman's lure consisting of a fishhook decorated to look like an insect v 1: travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly" [syn: fly, wing] 2: move quickly or suddenly; "He flew about the place" 3: operate an airplane; "The pilot flew to Cuba" [syn: fly, aviate, pilot] 4: transport by aeroplane; "We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America" 5: cause to fly or float; "fly a kite" 6: be dispersed or disseminated; "Rumors and accusations are flying" 7: change quickly from one emotional state to another; "fly into a rage" 8: pass away rapidly; "Time flies like an arrow"; "Time fleeing beneath him" [syn: fly, fell, vanish] 9: travel in an airplane; "she is flying to Cincinnati tonight"; "Are we driving or flying?" 10: display in the air or cause to float; "fly a kite"; "All nations fly their flags in front of the U.N." 11: run away quickly; "He threw down his gun and fled" [syn: flee, fly, take flight] 12: travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic" 13: hit a fly 14: decrease rapidly and disappear; "the money vanished in las Vegas"; "all my stock assets have vaporized" [syn: vanish, fly, vaporize]
  • fortify (definition)
    v 1: make strong or stronger; "This exercise will strengthen your upper body"; "strengthen the relations between the two countries" [syn: strengthen, beef up, fortify] [ant: weaken] 2: enclose by or as if by a fortification [syn: fortify, fort] 3: prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border" [syn: arm, build up, fortify, gird] [ant: demilitarise, demilitarize, disarm] 4: add nutrients to; "fortified milk" 5: add alcohol to (beverages); "the punch is spiked!" [syn: spike, lace, fortify]
  • fructify (definition)
    v 1: become productive or fruitful; "The seeds fructified" 2: make productive or fruitful; "The earth that he fructified" 3: bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify" [syn: fructify, set]
  • fry (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: English painter and art critic (1866-1934) [syn: Fry, Roger Fry, Roger Eliot Fry] 2: English dramatist noted for his comic verse dramas (born 1907) [syn: Fry, Christopher Fry] 3: a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster" [syn: child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestling] v 1: be excessively hot; "If the children stay out on the beach for another hour, they'll be fried" 2: cook on a hot surface using fat; "fry the pancakes" 3: kill by electrocution, as in the electric chair; "The serial killer was electrocuted" [syn: electrocute, fry]
  • fungi (definition)
    n 1: the taxonomic kingdom including yeast, molds, smuts, mushrooms, and toadstools; distinct from the green plants [syn: Fungi, kingdom Fungi, fungus kingdom]
  • gadfly (definition)
    n 1: a persistently annoying person [syn: pest, blighter, cuss, pesterer, gadfly] 2: any of various large flies that annoy livestock
  • gallfly (definition)
    n 1: small solitary wasp that produces galls on oaks and other plants [syn: gall wasp, gallfly, cynipid wasp, cynipid gall wasp] 2: fragile mosquito-like flies that produce galls on plants [syn: gall midge, gallfly, gall gnat] 3: any of various insects that deposit their eggs in plants causing galls in which the larvae feed
  • glorify (definition)
    v 1: praise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking" [syn: laud, extol, exalt, glorify, proclaim] 2: bestow glory upon; "The victory over the enemy glorified the Republic" 3: elevate or idealize, in allusion to Christ's transfiguration [syn: transfigure, glorify, spiritualize] 4: cause to seem more splendid; "You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"
  • goodbye (definition)
    n 1: a farewell remark; "they said their good-byes" [syn: adieu, adios, arrivederci, auf wiedersehen, au revoir, bye, bye-bye, cheerio, good-by, goodby, good-bye, goodbye, good day, sayonara, so long]
  • gratify (definition)
    v 1: make happy or satisfied [syn: satisfy, gratify] [ant: dissatisfy] 2: yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, pander, indulge]
  • greenfly (definition)
    n 1: greenish aphid; pest on garden and crop plants
  • grisaille (definition)
    n 1: chiaroscuro painting or stained glass etc., in shades of grey imitating the effect of relief
  • guy (name) (definition)
    n 1: an informal term for a youth or man; "a nice guy"; "the guy's only doing it for some doll" [syn: guy, cat, hombre, bozo] 2: an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day 3: a cable, wire, or rope that is used to brace something (especially a tent) [syn: guy, guy cable, guy wire, guy rope] v 1: subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday" [syn: ridicule, roast, guy, blackguard, laugh at, jest at, rib, make fun, poke fun] 2: steady or support with a guy wire or cable; "The Italians guyed the Tower of Pisa to prevent it from collapsing"
  • hereby (definition)
    adv 1: (formal) by means of this; "I hereby declare you man and wife" [syn: hereby, herewith]
  • hi (definition)
    n 1: an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos" [syn: hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how- do-you-do] 2: a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands [syn: Hawaii, Hawai'i, Aloha State, HI]
  • high (definition)
    adv 1: at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder" [syn: high, high up] 2: in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high" 3: in a rich manner; "he lives high" [syn: high, richly, luxuriously] 4: far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river" adj 1: greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself" [ant: low] 2: (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high" [ant: low] 3: standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community" [syn: eminent, high] 4: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency [syn: high, high-pitched] [ant: low, low-pitched] 5: happy and excited and energetic [syn: high, in high spirits] 6: (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted [syn: gamey, gamy, high] 7: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) [syn: high, mellow] n 1: a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high" [ant: low] 2: an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high" 3: a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days" [ant: low spirits] 4: a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on" 5: a high place; "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights" [syn: high, heights] 6: a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn: senior high school, senior high, high, highschool, high school] 7: a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed [syn: high gear, high]
  • horrify (definition)
    v 1: fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us" [syn: dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify]
  • horsefly (definition)
    n 1: winged fly parasitic on horses [syn: horse tick, horsefly, Hippobosca equina] 2: large swift fly the female of which sucks blood of various animals [syn: horsefly, cleg, clegg, horse fly]
  • housefly (definition)
    n 1: common fly that frequents human habitations and spreads many diseases [syn: housefly, house fly, Musca domestica]
  • humidify (definition)
    v 1: make (more) humid; "We have a machine that humidifies the air in the house" [syn: humidify, moisturize, moisturise] [ant: dehumidify]
  • identify (definition)
    v 1: recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something; "She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster" [syn: identify, place] 2: give the name or identifying characteristics of; refer to by name or some other identifying characteristic property; "Many senators were named in connection with the scandal"; "The almanac identifies the auspicious months" [syn: name, identify] 3: consider (oneself) as similar to somebody else; "He identified with the refugees" 4: conceive of as united or associated; "Sex activity is closely identified with the hypothalamus" 5: identify as in botany or biology, for example [syn: identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name] 6: consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives"
  • imply (definition)
    v 1: express or state indirectly [syn: imply, connote] 2: suggest as a logically necessary consequence; in logic 3: have as a logical consequence; "The water shortage means that we have to stop taking long showers" [syn: entail, imply, mean] 4: suggest that someone is guilty [syn: incriminate, imply, inculpate] 5: have as a necessary feature; "This decision involves many changes" [syn: imply, involve]
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