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  • accrue (definition)
    v 1: grow by addition; "The interest accrues" 2: come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son" [syn: accrue, fall]
  • adieu (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]
  • ado (definition)
    n 1: a rapid active commotion [syn: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir]
  • aglow (definition)
    adj 1: softly bright or radiant; "a house aglow with lights"; "glowing embers"; "lambent tongues of flame"; "the lucent moon"; "a sky luminous with stars" [syn: aglow(p), lambent, lucent, luminous]
  • ago (definition)
    adv 1: in the past; "long ago"; "sixty years ago my grandfather came to the U.S." adj 1: gone by; or in the past; "two years ago"; "`agone' is an archaic word for `ago'" [syn: ago, agone]
  • anew (definition)
    adv 1: again but in a new or different way; "start afresh"; "wanted to write the story anew"; "starting life anew in a fresh place" [syn: afresh, anew]
  • apropos (definition)
    adv 1: at an opportune time; "your letter arrived apropos" [syn: seasonably, timely, well-timed, apropos] 2: introducing a different topic; in point of fact; "incidentally, I won't go to the party" [syn: by the way, by the bye, incidentally, apropos] adj 1: of an appropriate or pertinent nature [ant: malapropos]
  • askew (name) (definition)
    adv 1: 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]
  • ballyhoo (definition)
    n 1: blatant or sensational promotion [syn: ballyhoo, hoopla, hype, plug] v 1: advertize noisily or blatantly
  • bamboo (place) (definition)
    n 1: the hard woody stems of bamboo plants; used in construction and crafts and fishing poles 2: woody tropical grass having hollow woody stems; mature canes used for construction and furniture
  • beau (name) (definition)
    n 1: a man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked" [syn: boyfriend, fellow, beau, swain, young man] 2: a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance [syn: dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse]
  • below (definition)
    adv 1: in or to a place that is lower [syn: below, at a lower place, to a lower place, beneath] [ant: above, higher up, in a higher place, to a higher place] 2: at a later place; "see below" [ant: above, supra] 3: (in writing) see below; "vide infra" [syn: below, infra] 4: on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs" [syn: downstairs, down the stairs, on a lower floor, below] [ant: on a higher floor, up the stairs, upstairs] 5: further down; "see under for further discussion" [syn: under, below]
  • bestow (definition)
    v 1: present; "The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated"; "bestow an honor on someone" [syn: confer, bestow] 2: give as a gift 3: bestow a quality on; "Her presence lends a certain cachet to the company"; "The music added a lot to the play"; "She brings a special atmosphere to our meetings"; "This adds a light note to the program" [syn: lend, impart, bestow, contribute, add, bring]
  • blue (name) (definition)
    adj 1: of the color intermediate between green and violet; having a color similar to that of a clear unclouded sky; "October's bright blue weather"- Helen Hunt Jackson; "a blue flame"; "blue haze of tobacco smoke" [syn: blue, bluish, blueish] 2: used to signify the Union forces in the American Civil War (who wore blue uniforms); "a ragged blue line" 3: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited] 4: characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words" [syn: blasphemous, blue, profane] 5: suggestive of sexual impropriety; "a blue movie"; "blue jokes"; "he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details"; "a juicy scandal"; "a naughty wink"; "naughty words"; "racy anecdotes"; "a risque story"; "spicy gossip" [syn: blue, gamy, gamey, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy] 6: belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy; "an aristocratic family"; "aristocratic Bostonians"; "aristocratic government"; "a blue family"; "blue blood"; "the blue-blooded aristocracy"; "of gentle blood"; "patrician landholders of the American South"; "aristocratic bearing"; "aristocratic features"; "patrician tastes" [syn: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician] 7: morally rigorous and strict; "the puritan work ethic"; "puritanic distaste for alcohol"; "she was anything but puritanical in her behavior" [syn: blue(a), puritanic, puritanical] 8: causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, dreary] n 1: blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime; "he had eyes of bright blue" [syn: blue, blueness] 2: blue clothing; "she was wearing blue" 3: any organization or party whose uniforms or badges are blue; "the Union army was a vast blue" 4: the sky as viewed during daylight; "he shot an arrow into the blue" [syn: blue sky, blue, blue air, wild blue yonder] 5: used to whiten laundry or hair or give it a bluish tinge [syn: bluing, blueing, blue] 6: the sodium salt of amobarbital that is used as a barbiturate; used as a sedative and a hypnotic [syn: amobarbital sodium, blue, blue angel, blue devil, Amytal] 7: any of numerous small butterflies of the family Lycaenidae v 1: turn blue
  • boo (place) (definition)
    n 1: a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt [syn: boo, hoot, Bronx cheer, hiss, raspberry, razzing, razz, snort, bird] v 1: show displeasure, as after a performance or speech [syn: boo, hiss] [ant: acclaim, applaud, clap, spat]
  • bow (name) (definition)
    n 1: a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces [syn: bow, bowknot] 2: a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments 3: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore, prow, stem] 4: a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow 5: something curved in shape [syn: bow, arc] 6: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting [syn: bow, bowing, obeisance] 7: an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience [syn: bow, curtain call] 8: a decorative interlacing of ribbons 9: a stroke with a curved piece of wood with taut horsehair strands that is used in playing stringed instruments v 1: bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame" [syn: bow, bow down] 2: yield to another's wish or opinion; "The government bowed to the military pressure" [syn: submit, bow, defer, accede, give in] 3: bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting; "He bowed before the King" 4: bend one's back forward from the waist on down; "he crouched down"; "She bowed before the Queen"; "The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse" [syn: crouch, stoop, bend, bow] 5: play on a string instrument with a bow
  • brew (name) (definition)
    n 1: drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling [syn: brew, brewage] v 1: prepare by brewing; "people have been brewing beer for thousands of years" 2: sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; "the tea is brewing"
  • canoe (definition)
    n 1: small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle v 1: travel by canoe; "canoe along the canal"
  • chateau (name) (definition)
    n 1: an impressive country house (or castle) in France
  • chew (name) (definition)
    n 1: a wad of something chewable as tobacco [syn: chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad] 2: biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow [syn: chew, chewing, mastication, manduction] v 1: chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass" [syn: chew, masticate, manducate, jaw]
  • chough (definition)
    n 1: a European corvine bird of small or medium size with red legs and glossy black plumage
  • clue (name) (definition)
    n 1: a slight indication [syn: hint, clue] 2: evidence that helps to solve a problem [syn: clue, clew, cue] v 1: roll into a ball [syn: clue, clew]
  • construe (definition)
    v 1: make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?" [syn: interpret, construe, see]
  • coo (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: the sound made by a pigeon v 1: speak softly or lovingly; "The mother who held her baby was cooing softly" 2: cry softly, as of pigeons
  • coup (definition)
    n 1: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force [syn: coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover] 2: a brilliant and notable success
  • crew (name) (definition)
    n 1: the men and women who man a vehicle (ship, aircraft, etc.) 2: an organized group of workmen [syn: gang, crew, work party] 3: an informal body of friends; "he still hangs out with the same crowd" [syn: crowd, crew, gang, bunch] 4: the team of men manning a racing shell v 1: serve as a crew member on
  • cue (definition)
    n 1: an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech 2: evidence that helps to solve a problem [syn: clue, clew, cue] 3: a stimulus that provides information about what to do [syn: discriminative stimulus, cue] 4: sports implement consisting of a tapering rod used to strike a cue ball in pool or billiards [syn: cue, cue stick, pool cue, pool stick] v 1: assist (somebody acting or reciting) by suggesting the next words of something forgotten or imperfectly learned [syn: prompt, remind, cue]
  • debut (definition)
    n 1: the act of beginning something new; "they looked forward to the debut of their new product line" [syn: introduction, debut, first appearance, launching, unveiling, entry] 2: the presentation of a debutante in society v 1: present for the first time to the public; "The band debuts a new song or two each month" 2: appear for the first time in public; "The new ballet that debuts next months at Covent Garden, is already sold out" 3: make one's debut; "This young soprano debuts next month at the Metropolitan Opera"
  • dew (name) (definition)
    n 1: water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air; "in the morning the grass was wet with dew"
  • do (name) (definition)
    n 1: an uproarious party [syn: bash, do, brawl] 2: the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization [syn: do, doh, ut] 3: doctor's degree in osteopathy [syn: Doctor of Osteopathy, DO] v 1: engage in; "make love, not war"; "make an effort"; "do research"; "do nothing"; "make revolution" [syn: make, do] 2: carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance" [syn: perform, execute, do] 3: get (something) done; "I did my job" [syn: do, perform] 4: proceed or get along; "How is she doing in her new job?"; "How are you making out in graduate school?"; "He's come a long way" [syn: do, fare, make out, come, get along] 5: give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident" [syn: cause, do, make] 6: carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions; "practice law" [syn: practice, practise, exercise, do] 7: be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity; "A few words would answer"; "This car suits my purpose well"; "Will $100 do?"; "A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school"; "Nothing else will serve" [syn: suffice, do, answer, serve] 8: create or design, often in a certain way; "Do my room in blue"; "I did this piece in wood to express my love for the forest" [syn: do, make] [ant: undo, unmake] 9: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people" [syn: act, behave, do] 10: spend time in prison or in a labor camp; "He did six years for embezzlement" [syn: serve, do] 11: carry on or function; "We could do with a little more help around here" [syn: do, manage] 12: arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding" [syn: dress, arrange, set, do, coif, coiffe, coiffure] 13: travel or traverse (a distance); "This car does 150 miles per hour"; "We did 6 miles on our hike every day"
  • doe (name) (definition)
    n 1: the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977 [syn: Department of Energy, Energy Department, Energy, DOE] 2: mature female of mammals of which the male is called `buck'
  • dough (definition)
    n 1: a flour mixture stiff enough to knead or roll 2: informal terms for money [syn: boodle, bread, cabbage, clams, dinero, dough, gelt, kale, lettuce, lolly, lucre, loot, moolah, pelf, scratch, shekels, simoleons, sugar, wampum]
  • drew (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: United States actor (born in Ireland); father of Georgiana Emma Barrymore (1827-1862) [syn: Drew, John Drew]
  • due (definition)
    adv 1: directly or exactly; straight; "went due North" adj 1: owed and payable immediately or on demand; "payment is due" [ant: undue] 2: scheduled to arrive; "the train is due in 15 minutes" 3: suitable to or expected in the circumstances; "all due respect"; "due cause to honor them"; "a long due promotion"; "in due course"; "due esteem"; "exercising due care" [ant: undue] 4: capable of being assigned or credited to; "punctuation errors ascribable to careless proofreading"; "the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain"; "the oversight was not imputable to him" [syn: ascribable, due, imputable, referable] n 1: that which is deserved or owed; "give the devil his due" 2: a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership); "the society dropped him for non-payment of dues"
  • ensue (definition)
    v 1: issue or terminate (in a specified way, state, etc.); end; "result in tragedy" [syn: result, ensue]
  • eschew (definition)
    v 1: avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of [syn: shun, eschew]
  • escrow (definition)
    n 1: a written agreement (or property or money) delivered to a third party or put in trust by one party to a contract to be returned after fulfillment of some condition
  • ewe (definition)
    n 1: a member of a people living in southern Benin and Togo and southeastern Ghana 2: a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin 3: female sheep
  • few (name) (definition)
    adj 1: a quantifier that can be used with count nouns and is often preceded by `a'; a small but indefinite number; "a few weeks ago"; "a few more wagons than usual"; "an invalid's pleasures are few and far between"; "few roses were still blooming"; "few women have led troops in battle" [ant: many] n 1: a small elite group; "it was designed for the discriminating few"
  • floe (definition)
    n 1: a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea [syn: ice floe, floe]
  • flow (definition)
    n 1: the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases) [syn: flow, flowing] 2: the amount of fluid that flows in a given time [syn: flow, flow rate, rate of flow] 3: the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression [syn: flow, stream] 4: any uninterrupted stream or discharge 5: something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously; "a stream of people emptied from the terminal"; "the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors" [syn: stream, flow] 6: dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas; "two streams of development run through American history"; "stream of consciousness"; "the flow of thought"; "the current of history" [syn: stream, flow, current] 7: the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"-- Aristotle [syn: menstruation, menses, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow] v 1: move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium" [syn: flow, flux] 2: move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi" [syn: run, flow, feed, course] 3: cause to flow; "The artist flowed the washes on the paper" 4: be abundantly present; "The champagne flowed at the wedding" 5: fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back" [syn: hang, fall, flow] 6: cover or swamp with water 7: undergo menstruation; "She started menstruating at the age of 11" [syn: menstruate, flow]
  • flu (definition)
    n 1: an acute febrile highly contagious viral disease [syn: influenza, flu, grippe]
  • flue (definition)
    n 1: flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor [syn: fluke, flue] 2: organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip [syn: flue pipe, flue, labial pipe] 3: a conduit to carry off smoke
  • foe (definition)
    n 1: an armed adversary (especially a member of an opposing military force); "a soldier must be prepared to kill his enemies" [syn: enemy, foe, foeman, opposition] 2: a personal enemy; "they had been political foes for years" [syn: foe, enemy] [ant: ally, friend]
  • fondue (definition)
    n 1: cubes of meat or seafood cooked in hot oil and then dipped in any of various sauces [syn: fondue, fondu] 2: hot cheese or chocolate melted to the consistency of a sauce into which bread or fruits are dipped [syn: fondue, fondu]
  • forego (definition)
    v 1: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate] 2: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with] 3: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]
  • forgo (definition)
    v 1: do without or cease to hold or adhere to; "We are dispensing with formalities"; "relinquish the old ideas" [syn: waive, relinquish, forgo, forego, foreswear, dispense with] 2: be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools" [syn: predate, precede, forego, forgo, antecede, antedate] [ant: follow, postdate] 3: lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property" [syn: forfeit, give up, throw overboard, waive, forgo, forego] [ant: arrogate, claim, lay claim]
  • glue (definition)
    n 1: cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive [syn: glue, gum, mucilage] v 1: join or attach with or as if with glue; "paste the sign on the wall"; "cut and paste the sentence in the text" [syn: glue, paste] 2: be fixed as if by glue; "His eyes were glued on her"
  • gnu (definition)
    n 1: large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail [syn: gnu, wildebeest]
  • go (definition)
    adj 1: functioning correctly and ready for action; "all systems are go" [ant: no-go] n 1: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work" [syn: go, spell, tour, turn] 2: street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine [syn: Adam, ecstasy, XTC, go, disco biscuit, cristal, X, hug drug] 3: a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl" [syn: crack, fling, go, pass, whirl, offer] 4: a board game for two players who place counters on a grid; the object is to surround and so capture the opponent's counters [syn: go, go game] v 1: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast" [syn: travel, go, move, locomote] [ant: stay in place] 2: follow a procedure or take a course; "We should go farther in this matter"; "She went through a lot of trouble"; "go about the world in a certain manner"; "Messages must go through diplomatic channels" [syn: go, proceed, move] 3: move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon" [syn: go, go away, depart] [ant: come, come up] 4: enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!" [syn: become, go, get] 5: be awarded; be allotted; "The first prize goes to Mary"; "Her money went on clothes" 6: have a particular form; "the story or argument runs as follows"; "as the saying goes..." [syn: run, go] 7: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets" [syn: run, go, pass, lead, extend] 8: follow a certain course; "The inauguration went well"; "how did your interview go?" [syn: proceed, go] 9: be abolished or discarded; "These ugly billboards have to go!"; "These luxuries all had to go under the Khmer Rouge" 10: be or continue to be in a certain condition; "The children went hungry that day" 11: make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'" [syn: sound, go] 12: perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore" [syn: function, work, operate, go, run] [ant: malfunction, misfunction] 13: to be spent or finished; "The money had gone after a few days"; "Gas is running low at the gas stations in the Midwest" [syn: run low, run short, go] 14: progress by being changed; "The speech has to go through several more drafts"; "run through your presentation before the meeting" [syn: move, go, run] 15: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?" [syn: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out] 16: pass, fare, or elapse; of a certain state of affairs or action; "How is it going?"; "The day went well until I got your call" 17: 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] 18: be in the right place or situation; "Where do these books belong?"; "Let's put health care where it belongs--under the control of the government"; "Where do these books go?" [syn: belong, go] 19: be ranked or compare; "This violinist is as good as Juilliard-trained violinists go" 20: begin or set in motion; "I start at eight in the morning"; "Ready, set, go!" [syn: start, go, get going] [ant: halt, stop] 21: have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?" [syn: move, go] 22: be contained in; "How many times does 18 go into 54?" 23: be sounded, played, or expressed; "How does this song go again?" 24: blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs" [syn: blend, go, blend in] 25: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South" [syn: go, lead] 26: be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle" [syn: fit, go] 27: go through in search of something; search through someone's belongings in an unauthorized way; "Who rifled through my desk drawers?" [syn: rifle, go] 28: be spent; "All my money went for food and rent" 29: give support (to) or make a choice (of) one out of a group or number; "I plumped for the losing candidates" [syn: plump, go] 30: 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]
  • hello (definition)
    n 1: an expression of greeting; "every morning they exchanged polite hellos" [syn: hello, hullo, hi, howdy, how- do-you-do]
  • hew (name) (definition)
    v 1: make or shape as with an axe; "hew out a path in the rock" [syn: hew, hew out] 2: strike with an axe; cut down, strike; "hew an oak"
  • hitherto (definition)
    adv 1: used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time; "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet" [syn: so far, thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore, as yet, yet, til now, until now]
  • ho (place) (definition)
    n 1: a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds [syn: holmium, Ho, atomic number 67]
  • hoe (definition)
    n 1: a tool with a flat blade attached at right angles to a long handle v 1: dig with a hoe; "He is hoeing the flower beds"
  • hue (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: the quality of a color as determined by its dominant wavelength [syn: hue, chromaticity] v 1: take on color or become colored; "In highlights it hued to a dull silver-grey" 2: suffuse with color [syn: imbue, hue]
  • hullabaloo (definition)
    n 1: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo]
  • imbue (definition)
    v 1: spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks" [syn: permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue, riddle] 2: fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant" [syn: soak, imbue] 3: suffuse with color [syn: imbue, hue]
  • kangaroo (definition)
    n 1: any of several herbivorous leaping marsupials of Australia and New Guinea having large powerful hind legs and a long thick tail
  • kayo (definition)
    n 1: a blow that renders the opponent unconscious [syn: knockout, KO, kayo] v 1: knock unconscious or senseless; "the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds" [syn: knock cold, knock out, kayo]
  • kazoo (definition)
    n 1: a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
  • know (definition)
    n 1: the fact of being aware of information that is known to few people; "he is always in the know" v 1: be cognizant or aware of a fact or a specific piece of information; possess knowledge or information about; "I know that the President lied to the people"; "I want to know who is winning the game!"; "I know it's time" [syn: know, cognize, cognise] [ant: ignore] 2: know how to do or perform something; "She knows how to knit"; "Does your husband know how to cook?" 3: be aware of the truth of something; have a belief or faith in something; regard as true beyond any doubt; "I know that I left the key on the table"; "Galileo knew that the earth moves around the sun" 4: be familiar or acquainted with a person or an object; "She doesn't know this composer"; "Do you know my sister?"; "We know this movie"; "I know him under a different name"; "This flower is known as a Peruvian Lily" 5: have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces" [syn: know, experience, live] 6: accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority; "The Crown Prince was acknowledged as the true heir to the throne"; "We do not recognize your gods" [syn: acknowledge, recognize, recognise, know] 7: have fixed in the mind; "I know Latin"; "This student knows her irregular verbs"; "Do you know the poem well enough to recite it?" 8: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk] 9: know the nature or character of; "we all knew her as a big show-off" 10: be able to distinguish, recognize as being different; "The child knows right from wrong" 11: perceive as familiar; "I know this voice!"
  • kowtow (definition)
    n 1: a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission [syn: kowtow, kotow] v 1: bend the knees and bow in a servile manner [syn: scrape, kowtow, genuflect] 2: try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; "He is always kowtowing to his boss" [syn: fawn, toady, truckle, bootlick, kowtow, kotow, suck up]
  • lieu (definition)
    n 1: the post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of" [syn: stead, position, place, lieu]
  • loo (place) (definition)
    n 1: a toilet in Britain [syn: water closet, closet, W.C., loo]
  • low (name) (definition)
    adv 1: in a low position; near the ground; "the branches hung low" adj 1: less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low" [ant: high] 2: literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow" [ant: high] 3: very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf" [syn: low, low-toned] 4: unrefined in character; "low comedy" 5: used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency [syn: low, low-pitched] [ant: high, high-pitched] 6: of the most contemptible kind; "abject cowardice"; "a low stunt to pull"; "a low-down sneak"; "his miserable treatment of his family"; "You miserable skunk!"; "a scummy rabble"; "a scurvy trick" [syn: abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy, scurvy] 7: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings" [syn: humble, low, lowly, modest, small] 8: no longer sufficient; "supplies are low"; "our funds are depleted" [syn: depleted, low] 9: subdued or brought low in condition or status; "brought low"; "a broken man"; "his broken spirit" [syn: broken, crushed, humbled, humiliated, low] 10: filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted" [syn: gloomy, grim, blue, depressed, dispirited, down(p), downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, low, low-spirited] n 1: an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation; "a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow" [syn: low, depression] 2: British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963) [syn: Low, David Low, Sir David Low, Sir David Alexander Cecil Low] 3: a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low" [ant: high] 4: the lowest forward gear ratio in the gear box of a motor vehicle; used to start a car moving [syn: first gear, first, low gear, low] v 1: make a low noise, characteristic of bovines [syn: moo, low]
  • mew (name) (definition)
    n 1: the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this) [syn: meow, mew, miaou, miaow, miaul] 2: the common gull of Eurasia and northeastern North America [syn: mew, mew gull, sea mew, Larus canus] v 1: cry like a cat; "the cat meowed" [syn: meow, mew] 2: utter a high-pitched cry, as of seagulls
  • misconstrue (definition)
    v 1: interpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks" [syn: misconstrue, misinterpret, misconceive, misunderstand, misapprehend, be amiss]
  • miscue (definition)
    n 1: a faulty shot in billiards; the cue tip slips off the cue ball 2: a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc. [syn: slip, slip-up, miscue, parapraxis]
  • moo (definition)
    n 1: the sound made by a cow or bull v 1: make a low noise, characteristic of bovines [syn: moo, low]
  • mow (definition)
    n 1: a loft in a barn where hay is stored [syn: hayloft, haymow, mow] v 1: cut with a blade or mower; "mow the grass" [syn: mow, cut down] 2: make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip; "mop and mow"; "The girl pouted" [syn: pout, mop, mow]
  • new (name) (definition)
    adv 1: very recently; "they are newly married"; "newly raised objections"; "a newly arranged hairdo"; "grass new washed by the rain"; "a freshly cleaned floor"; "we are fresh out of tomatoes" [syn: newly, freshly, fresh, new] adj 1: not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered; "a new law"; "new cars"; "a new comet"; "a new friend"; "a new year"; "the New World" [ant: old] 2: original and of a kind not seen before; "the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem" [syn: fresh, new, novel] 3: lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits" [syn: raw, new] 4: having no previous example or precedent or parallel; "a time of unexampled prosperity" [syn: new, unexampled] 5: other than the former one(s); different; "they now have a new leaders"; "my new car is four years old but has only 15,000 miles on it"; "ready to take a new direction" 6: unaffected by use or exposure; "it looks like new" [ant: worn] 7: (of a new kind or fashion) gratuitously new; "newfangled ideas"; "she buys all these new-fangled machines and never uses them" [syn: newfangled, new] 8: in use after medieval times; "New Eqyptian was the language of the 18th to 21st dynasties" 9: used of a living language; being the current stage in its development; "Modern English"; "New Hebrew is Israeli Hebrew" [syn: Modern, New] 10: (of crops) harvested at an early stage of development; before complete maturity; "new potatoes"; "young corn" [syn: new, young] 11: unfamiliar; "new experiences"; "experiences new to him"; "errors of someone new to the job"
  • no (definition)
    adv 1: referring to the degree to which a certain quality is present; "he was no heavier than a child" [syn: no, no more] 2: not in any degree or manner; not at all; "he is no better today" 3: used to express refusal or denial or disagreement etc or especially to emphasize a negative statement; "no, you are wrong" adj 1: quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time" [ant: all(a), some(a)] n 1: a negative; "his no was loud and clear" [ant: yes] 2: a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known [syn: nobelium, No, atomic number 102]
  • oh (definition)
    n 1: a midwestern state in north central United States in the Great Lakes region [syn: Ohio, Buckeye State, OH]
  • ooh (definition)
    v 1: express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah'; "They oohed and aahed when they unwrapped the presents" [syn: ooh, aah]
  • outdo (definition)
    v 1: be or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class" [syn: surpass, outstrip, outmatch, outgo, exceed, outdo, surmount, outperform] 2: get the better of; "the goal was to best the competition" [syn: outdo, outflank, trump, best, scoop]
  • outgrow (definition)
    v 1: grow too large or too mature for; "I have outgrown these clothes"; "She outgrew her childish habits" 2: grow faster than
  • overdo (definition)
    v 1: do something to an excessive degree; "He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups" [syn: overdo, exaggerate]
  • overdue (definition)
    adj 1: past due; not paid at the scheduled time; "an overdue installment"; "a delinquent account" [syn: delinquent, overdue]
  • overflow (definition)
    n 1: a large flow [syn: flood, overflow, outpouring] 2: the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity [syn: overflow, runoff, overspill] v 1: flow or run over (a limit or brim) [syn: overflow, overrun, well over, run over, brim over] 2: overflow with a certain feeling; "The children bubbled over with joy"; "My boss was bubbling over with anger" [syn: bubble over, overflow, spill over]
  • owe (definition)
    v 1: be obliged to pay or repay 2: be indebted to, in an abstract or intellectual sense; "This new theory owes much to Einstein's Relativity Theory" 3: be in debt; "She owes me $200"; "I still owe for the car"; "The thesis owes much to his adviser"
  • pew (definition)
    n 1: long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation [syn: pew, church bench]
  • plateau (definition)
    n 1: a relatively flat highland [syn: tableland, plateau]
  • pursue (definition)
    v 1: carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in; "She pursued many activities"; "They engaged in a discussion" [syn: prosecute, engage, pursue] 2: follow in or as if in pursuit; "The police car pursued the suspected attacker"; "Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life" [syn: pursue, follow] 3: go in search of or hunt for; "pursue a hobby" [syn: quest for, go after, quest after, pursue] 4: carry further or advance; "Can you act on this matter soon?" [syn: pursue, follow up on, act on]
  • queue (definition)
    n 1: a line of people or vehicles waiting for something [syn: queue, waiting line] 2: (information processing) an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted 3: a braid of hair at the back of the head v 1: form a queue, form a line, stand in line; "Customers lined up in front of the store" [syn: line up, queue up, queue]
  • redo (definition)
    v 1: make new; "She is remaking her image" [syn: remake, refashion, redo, make over] 2: do over, as of (part of) a house; "We are remodeling these rooms" [syn: remodel, reconstruct, redo]
  • renew (definition)
    v 1: reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership" [syn: regenerate, renew] 2: cause to appear in a new form; "the old product was reincarnated to appeal to a younger market" [syn: reincarnate, renew]
  • review (definition)
    n 1: a new appraisal or evaluation [syn: reappraisal, revaluation, review, reassessment] 2: an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) [syn: review, critique, critical review, review article] 3: a subsequent examination of a patient for the purpose of monitoring earlier treatment [syn: follow-up, followup, reexamination, review] 4: (accounting) a service (less exhaustive than an audit) that provides some assurance to interested parties as to the reliability of financial data [syn: review, limited review] 5: a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians [syn: revue, review] 6: a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art 7: a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion [syn: recapitulation, recap, review] 8: (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court) 9: practice intended to polish performance or refresh the memory [syn: review, brushup] 10: a formal or official examination; "the platoon stood ready for review"; "we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator" [syn: inspection, review] v 1: look at again; examine again; "let's review your situation" [syn: review, reexamine] 2: appraise critically; "She reviews books for the New York Times"; "Please critique this performance" [syn: review, critique] 3: hold a review (of troops) [syn: review, go over, survey] 4: refresh one's memory; "I reviewed the material before the test" [syn: review, brush up, refresh] 5: look back upon (a period of time, sequence of events); remember; "she reviewed her achievements with pride" [syn: review, look back, retrospect]
  • revue (definition)
    n 1: a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians [syn: revue, review]
  • roe (name) (definition)
    n 1: fish eggs or egg-filled ovary; having a grainy texture [syn: roe, hard roe] 2: eggs of female fish 3: the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster 4: the eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
  • roux (name) (definition)
    n 1: a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
  • row (name) (definition)
    n 1: an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line; "a row of chairs" 2: an angry dispute; "they had a quarrel"; "they had words" [syn: quarrel, wrangle, row, words, run-in, dustup] 3: a long continuous strip (usually running horizontally); "a mackerel sky filled with rows of clouds"; "rows of barbed wire protected the trenches" 4: (construction) a layer of masonry; "a course of bricks" [syn: course, row] 5: a linear array of numbers, letters, or symbols side by side 6: a continuous chronological succession without an interruption; "they won the championship three years in a row" 7: the act of rowing as a sport [syn: rowing, row] v 1: propel with oars; "row the boat across the lake"
  • rue (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy [syn: rue, herb of grace, Ruta graveolens] 2: leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy 3: sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; "he drank to drown his sorrows"; "he wrote a note expressing his regret"; "to his rue, the error cost him the game" [syn: sorrow, regret, rue, ruefulness] 4: (French) a street or road in France v 1: feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about [syn: repent, regret, rue]
  • screw (definition)
    n 1: someone who guards prisoners [syn: prison guard, jailer, jailor, gaoler, screw, turnkey] 2: a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole 3: a propeller with several angled blades that rotates to push against water or air [syn: screw, screw propeller] 4: a fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head 5: slang for sexual intercourse [syn: fuck, fucking, screw, screwing, ass, nooky, nookie, piece of ass, piece of tail, roll in the hay, shag, shtup] v 1: have sexual intercourse with; "This student sleeps with everyone in her dorm"; "Adam knew Eve"; "Were you ever intimate with this man?" [syn: sleep together, roll in the hay, love, make out, make love, sleep with, get laid, have sex, know, do it, be intimate, have intercourse, have it away, have it off, screw, fuck, jazz, eff, hump, lie with, bed, have a go at it, bang, get it on, bonk] 2: turn like a screw 3: cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion; "drive in screws or bolts" [syn: screw, drive in] 4: tighten or fasten by means of screwing motions; "Screw the bottle cap on" [ant: unscrew] 5: defeat someone through trickery or deceit [syn: cheat, chouse, shaft, screw, chicane, jockey]
  • sew (definition)
    v 1: fasten by sewing; do needlework [syn: sew, run up, sew together, stitch] 2: create (clothes) with cloth; "Can the seamstress sew me a suit by next week?" [syn: sew, tailor, tailor-make]
  • shampoo (definition)
    n 1: cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair 2: the act of washing your hair with shampoo v 1: use shampoo on (hair)
  • shoe (definition)
    n 1: footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material 2: (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time 3: U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof [syn: horseshoe, shoe] 4: a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation [syn: brake shoe, shoe, skid] v 1: furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed"
  • shoo (definition)
    v 1: drive away by crying `shoo!' [syn: shoo off, shoo, shoo away]
  • show (definition)
    n 1: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill" 2: something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" [syn: display, show] 3: a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway" 4: pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show" [syn: appearance, show] v 1: give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington" [syn: show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate] 2: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture" [syn: prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew] [ant: confute, disprove] 3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn: testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show] 4: make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" [ant: conceal, hide] 5: show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting" [syn: picture, depict, render, show] 6: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn: express, show, evince] 7: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents" [syn: indicate, point, designate, show] 8: be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show" [syn: show, show up] 9: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, show, record] 10: give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening" 11: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn: usher, show] 12: finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
  • shrew (definition)
    n 1: a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman [syn: shrew, termagant] 2: small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles [syn: shrew, shrewmouse]
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