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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]
  • 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]
  • 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
  • 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
  • bluff (place) (definition)
    adj 1: very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock" [syn: bluff, bold, sheer] 2: bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader" n 1: a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion) 2: pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted" 3: the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards [syn: bluff, four flush] v 1: deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand [syn: bluff, bluff out] 2: frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
  • 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]
  • bough (name) (definition)
    n 1: any of the larger branches of a tree
  • 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"
  • brow (definition)
    n 1: the part of the face above the eyes [syn: brow, forehead] 2: the arch of hair above each eye [syn: eyebrow, brow, supercilium] 3: the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills" [syn: hilltop, brow]
  • buff (name) (definition)
    adj 1: of the yellowish-beige color of buff leather n 1: an ardent follower and admirer [syn: fan, buff, devotee, lover] 2: a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen 3: bare skin; naked; "swimming in the buff" 4: a medium to dark tan color [syn: yellowish brown, raw sienna, buff, caramel, caramel brown] 5: an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring) [syn: buff, buffer] v 1: strike, beat repeatedly; "The wind buffeted him" [syn: buffet, buff] 2: polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes" [syn: buff, burnish, furbish]
  • 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"
  • 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
  • chow (definition)
    n 1: the imperial dynasty of China from 1122 to 221 BC; notable for the rise of Confucianism and Taoism [syn: Zhou, Zhou dynasty, Chou, Chou dynasty, Chow, Chow dynasty] 2: informal terms for a meal [syn: chow, chuck, eats, grub] 3: breed of medium-sized dogs with a thick coat and fluffy curled tails and distinctive blue-black tongues; believed to have originated in northern China [syn: chow, chow chow]
  • chuff (definition)
    v 1: blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain" [syn: puff, huff, chuff]
  • ciao (definition)
    n 1: an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye (aloha is Hawaiian and ciao is Italian) [syn: aloha, ciao]
  • 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
  • cow (name) (definition)
    n 1: female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term" [syn: cow, moo-cow] 2: mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull' 3: a large unpleasant woman v 1: subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats) [syn: overawe, cow]
  • 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]
  • cuff (name) (definition)
    n 1: the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg [syn: cuff, turnup] 2: shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs [syn: handcuff, cuff, handlock, manacle] v 1: hit with the hand [syn: cuff, whomp] 2: confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs; "The police handcuffed the suspect at the scene of the crime" [syn: manacle, cuff, handcuff]
  • 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"
  • dhow (definition)
    n 1: a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • duff (name) (definition)
    n 1: a stiff flour pudding steamed or boiled usually and containing e.g. currants and raisins and citron [syn: duff, plum duff]
  • 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]
  • 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"
  • 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
  • fluff (definition)
    n 1: any light downy material 2: something of little value or significance [syn: bagatelle, fluff, frippery, frivolity] 3: a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines) v 1: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up] 2: erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers" [syn: ruffle, fluff] 3: ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect [syn: tease, fluff]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • gruff (definition)
    adj 1: brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply" [syn: crusty, curmudgeonly, gruff, ill-humored, ill-humoured] 2: deep and harsh sounding as if from shouting or illness or emotion; "gruff voices"; "the dog's gruff barking"; "hoarse cries"; "makes all the instruments sound powerful but husky"- Virgil Thomson [syn: gruff, hoarse, husky]
  • guff (definition)
    n 1: unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements) [syn: bunk, bunkum, buncombe, guff, rot, hogwash]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • huff (name) (definition)
    n 1: a state of irritation or annoyance [syn: huff, miff, seeing red] v 1: inhale recreational drugs; "The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day"; "the kids were huffing glue" [syn: huff, snort] 2: blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain" [syn: puff, huff, chuff]
  • 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
  • kazoo (definition)
    n 1: a toy wind instrument that has a membrane that makes a sound when you hum into the mouthpiece
  • 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]
  • luff (name) (definition)
    n 1: (nautical) the forward edge of a fore-and-aft sail that is next to the mast 2: the act of sailing close to the wind v 1: sail close to the wind [syn: luff, point] 2: flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
  • meow (definition)
    n 1: the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this) [syn: meow, mew, miaou, miaow, miaul] v 1: cry like a cat; "the cat meowed" [syn: meow, mew]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • muff (name) (definition)
    n 1: a warm tubular covering for the hands 2: (sports) dropping the ball [syn: fumble, muff] v 1: fail to catch, as of a ball 2: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up]
  • 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"
  • now (definition)
    adv 1: in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events; "President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"; "Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"; "the ship is now listing to port" 2: in these times; "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford; "we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"; "today almost every home has television" [syn: nowadays, now, today] 3: used to preface a command or reproof or request; "now hear this!"; "now pay attention" 4: at the present moment; "goods now on sale"; "the now-aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time now" [syn: now, at present] 5: without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening; "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!" [syn: immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shot] 6: (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity; "Now the next problem is..." 7: in the immediate past; "told me just now" n 1: the momentary present; "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • pew (definition)
    n 1: long bench with backs; used in church by the congregation [syn: pew, church bench]
  • plough (definition)
    n 1: a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon] 2: a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing [syn: plow, plough] v 1: move in a way resembling that of a plow cutting into or going through the soil; "The ship plowed through the water" [syn: plow, plough] 2: to break and turn over earth especially with a plow; "Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week"; "turn the earth in the Spring" [syn: plow, plough, turn]
  • prow (definition)
    n 1: front part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line" [syn: bow, fore, prow, stem]
  • puff (definition)
    adj 1: gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves" [syn: puff, puffed] n 1: a short light gust of air [syn: puff, puff of air, whiff] 2: a light inflated pastry or puff shell 3: exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes) 4: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together [syn: quilt, comforter, comfort, puff] 5: a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin [syn: powderpuff, puff] 6: thick cushion used as a seat [syn: ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassock] 7: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly" [syn: puff, drag, pull] 8: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff" [syn: blow, puff] v 1: smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe" [syn: puff, whiff] 2: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" [syn: puff, drag, draw] 3: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily" [syn: pant, puff, gasp, heave] 4: make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego" 5: praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production" [syn: puff, puff up] 6: speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man" 7: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests" [syn: puff, puff up, blow up, puff out] 8: blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain" [syn: puff, huff, chuff]
  • 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]
  • rough (name) (definition)
    adv 1: with roughness or violence (`rough' is an informal variant for `roughly'); "he was pushed roughly aside"; "they treated him rough" [syn: roughly, rough] 2: with rough motion as over a rough surface; "ride rough" [syn: roughly, rough] adj 1: having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face" [syn: rough, unsmooth] [ant: smooth] 2: (of persons or behavior) lacking refinement or finesse; "she was a diamond in the rough"; "rough manners" 3: not quite exact or correct; "the approximate time was 10 o'clock"; "a rough guess"; "a ballpark estimate" [syn: approximate, approximative, rough] 4: full of hardship or trials; "the rocky road to success"; "they were having a rough time" [syn: rocky, rough] 5: violently agitated and turbulent; "boisterous winds and waves"; "the fierce thunders roar me their music"- Ezra Pound; "rough weather"; "rough seas" [syn: boisterous, fierce, rough] 6: unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound; "a gravelly voice" [syn: grating, gravelly, rasping, raspy, rough, scratchy] 7: ready and able to resort to force or violence; "pugnacious spirits...lamented that there was so little prospect of an exhilarating disturbance"- Herman Melville; "they were rough and determined fighting men" [syn: pugnacious, rough] 8: of the margin of a leaf shape; having the edge cut or fringed or scalloped [ant: smooth] 9: causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; "a rough ride" [syn: rough, rocky, bumpy, jolty, jolting, jumpy] [ant: smooth] 10: not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones" [syn: uncut, rough] [ant: cut] 11: not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry" [syn: crude, rough] 12: not perfected; "a rough draft"; "a few rough sketches" 13: unpleasantly stern; "wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus"; "the nomad life is rough and hazardous" [syn: harsh, rough] 14: unkind or cruel or uncivil; "had harsh words"; "a harsh and unlovable old tyrant"; "a rough answer" [syn: harsh, rough] n 1: the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short v 1: prepare in preliminary or sketchy form [syn: rough in, rough, rough out]
  • 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]
  • ruff (name) (definition)
    n 1: an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal [syn: frill, ruff] 2: a high tight collar [syn: choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff] 3: common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season [syn: ruff, Philomachus pugnax] 4: (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit [syn: ruff, trumping] v 1: play a trump [syn: trump, ruff]
  • scow (definition)
    n 1: any of various flat-bottomed boats with sloping ends 2: a barge carrying bulk materials in an open hold
  • 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]
  • scruff (definition)
    n 1: the back side of the neck [syn: nape, scruff, nucha]
  • scuff (definition)
    n 1: a slipper that has no fitting around the heel [syn: mule, scuff] 2: the act of scuffing (scraping or dragging the feet) v 1: walk without lifting the feet [syn: scuff, drag] 2: get or become scuffed; "These patent leather shoes scuffed" 3: mar by scuffing; "scuffed shoes" 4: poke at with the foot or toe
  • 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)
  • 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]
  • skew (definition)
    adj 1: having an oblique or slanting direction or position; "the picture was skew" [syn: skew, skewed] v 1: turn or place at an angle; "the lines on the sheet of paper are skewed" [ant: adjust, align, aline, line up]
  • slew (definition)
    n 1: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad] v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" [syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut] 2: move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner; "the wheels skidded against the sidewalk" [syn: skid, slip, slue, slew, slide]
  • slough (place) (definition)
    n 1: necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass [syn: gangrene, sphacelus, slough] 2: a hollow filled with mud 3: a stagnant swamp (especially as part of a bayou) 4: any outer covering that can be shed or cast off (such as the cast-off skin of a snake) v 1: cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers; "our dog sheds every Spring" [syn: shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough]
  • snuff (definition)
    adj 1: snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown [syn: snuff, snuff-brown, mummy-brown, chukker-brown] n 1: the charred portion of a candlewick 2: a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time 3: finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose 4: sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose [syn: sniff, snuff] v 1: sniff or smell inquiringly [syn: snuff, snuffle] 2: inhale audibly through the nose; "snuff coke"
  • sow (definition)
    n 1: an adult female hog v 1: place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth; "She sowed sunflower seeds" [syn: sow, seed] 2: introduce into an environment; "sow suspicion or beliefs" 3: place seeds in or on (the ground); "sow the ground with sunflower seeds" [syn: inseminate, sow, sow in]
  • spew (definition)
    v 1: expel or eject (saliva or phlegm or sputum) from the mouth; "The father of the victim spat at the alleged murderer" [syn: spit, ptyalize, ptyalise, spew, spue] 2: eject or send out in large quantities, also metaphorical; "the volcano spews out molten rocks every day"; "The editors of the paper spew out hostile articles about the Presidential candidate" [syn: spew, spew out, eruct] 3: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night" [syn: vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up] [ant: keep down]
  • stew (definition)
    n 1: agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams" [syn: fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither] 2: food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables v 1: be in a huff; be silent or sullen [syn: grizzle, brood, stew] 2: bear a grudge; harbor ill feelings [syn: stew, grudge] 3: cook slowly and for a long time in liquid; "Stew the vegetables in wine"
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