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  • clue (name) (definition)
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    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]
  • 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
  • bedew (definition)
    v 1: cover with drops of dew or as with dew
  • bestrew (definition)
    v 1: cover by strewing
  • 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]
  • 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"
  • 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
  • cm (definition)
    n 1: a metric unit of length equal to one hundredth of a meter [syn: centimeter, centimetre, cm] 2: a radioactive transuranic metallic element; produced by bombarding plutonium with helium nuclei [syn: curium, Cm, atomic number 96]
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • enough (definition)
    adv 1: as much as necessary; "Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks" [syn: enough, plenty] adj 1: sufficient for the purpose; "an adequate income"; "the food was adequate"; "a decent wage"; "enough food"; "food enough" [syn: adequate, decent, enough] n 1: an adequate quantity; a quantity that is large enough to achieve a purpose; "enough is as good as a feast"; "there is more than a sufficiency of lawyers in this country" [syn: enough, sufficiency]
  • 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
  • folio (definition)
    n 1: the system of numbering pages [syn: pagination, folio, page number, paging] 2: a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book) [syn: leaf, folio] 3: a book (or manuscript) consisting of large sheets of paper folded in the middle to make two leaves or four pages; "the first folio of Shakespeare's plays"
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • hullabaloo (definition)
    n 1: disturbance usually in protest [syn: agitation, excitement, turmoil, upheaval, hullabaloo]
  • imbroglio (definition)
    n 1: an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation [syn: imbroglio, embroilment] 2: a very embarrassing misunderstanding
  • 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]
  • in (name) (definition)
    adv 1: to or toward the inside of; "come in"; "smash in the door" [syn: in, inwards, inward] adj 1: holding office; "the in party" 2: directed or bound inward; "took the in bus"; "the in basket" 3: currently fashionable; "the in thing to do"; "large shoulder pads are in" n 1: a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot [syn: inch, in] 2: a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite [syn: indium, In, atomic number 49] 3: a state in midwestern United States [syn: Indiana, Hoosier State, IN]
  • intaglio (definition)
    n 1: a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate; the plate is smeared with ink and wiped clean, then the ink left in the recesses makes the print [syn: intaglio printing, intaglio, gravure] 2: glyptic art consisting of a sunken or depressed engraving or carving on a stone or gem (as opposed to cameo) [syn: intaglio, diaglyph]
  • 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
  • laugh (definition)
    n 1: the sound of laughing [syn: laugh, laughter] 2: a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing; "his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision" 3: a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point" [syn: joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape] v 1: produce laughter [syn: laugh, express joy, express mirth] [ant: cry, weep]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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"
  • 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]
  • polio (definition)
    n 1: an acute viral disease marked by inflammation of nerve cells of the brain stem and spinal cord [syn: poliomyelitis, polio, infantile paralysis, acute anterior poliomyelitis]
  • portfolio (definition)
    n 1: a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather; "he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio" 2: a set of pieces of creative work collected to be shown to potential customers or employers; "the artist had put together a portfolio of his work"; "every actor has a portfolio of photographs" 3: a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution; "they were disappointed by the poor returns on their stock portfolio" 4: the role of the head of a government department; "he holds the portfolio for foreign affairs"
  • punctilio (definition)
    n 1: a fine point of etiquette or petty formality 2: strict observance of formalities
  • 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]
  • roux (name) (definition)
    n 1: a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
  • 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]
  • seraglio (definition)
    n 1: living quarters reserved for wives and concubines and female relatives in a Muslim household [syn: harem, hareem, seraglio, serail]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • slue (definition)
    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]
  • sough (definition)
    v 1: make a murmuring sound; "the water was purling" [syn: sough, purl]
  • 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"
  • strew (definition)
    v 1: spread by scattering ("straw" is archaic); "strew toys all over the carpet" [syn: strew, straw] 2: cover; be dispersed over; "Dead bodies strewed the ground"
  • subdue (definition)
    v 1: put down by force or intimidation; "The government quashes any attempt of an uprising"; "China keeps down her dissidents very efficiently"; "The rich landowners subjugated the peasants working the land" [syn: repress, quash, keep down, subdue, subjugate, reduce] 2: to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires" [syn: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb] 3: hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh" [syn: mortify, subdue, crucify] 4: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness" [syn: overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master] 5: make subordinate, dependent, or subservient; "Our wishes have to be subordinated to that of our ruler" [syn: subordinate, subdue] 6: correct by punishment or discipline [syn: tame, chasten, subdue]
  • sue (name) (definition)
    n 1: French writer whose novels described the sordid side of city life (1804-1857) [syn: Sue, Eugene Sue] v 1: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination" [syn: action, sue, litigate, process]
  • taboo (definition)
    adj 1: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject" [syn: forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten] 2: forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands [syn: taboo, tabu] n 1: a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature [syn: taboo, tabu] 2: an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion [syn: taboo, tabu] v 1: declare as sacred and forbidden
  • tattoo (name) (definition)
    n 1: a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters 2: a design on the skin made by tattooing 3: the practice of making a design on the skin by pricking and staining v 1: stain (skin) with indelible color
  • though (definition)
    adv 1: (postpositive) however; "it might be unpleasant, though"
  • too (definition)
    adv 1: to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits; "too big" [syn: excessively, overly, to a fault, too] 2: in addition; "he has a Mercedes, too" [syn: besides, too, also, likewise, as well]
  • true (name) (definition)
    adv 1: as acknowledged; "true, she is the smartest in her class" [syn: true, admittedly, avowedly, confessedly] adj 1: consistent with fact or reality; not false; "the story is true"; "it is undesirable to believe a proposition when there is no ground whatever for supposing it true"- B. Russell; "the true meaning of the statement" [ant: false] 2: accurately placed or thrown; "his aim was true"; "he was dead on target" [syn: true, dead on target] 3: devoted (sometimes fanatically) to a cause or concept or truth; "true believers bonded together against all who disagreed with them" 4: expressing or given to expressing the truth; "a true statement"; "gave truthful testimony"; "a truthful person" [syn: truthful, true] [ant: untruthful] 5: conforming to definitive criteria; "the horseshoe crab is not a true crab"; "Pythagoras was the first true mathematician" 6: worthy of being depended on; "a dependable worker"; "an honest working stiff"; "a reliable sourcSFLe of information"; "he was true to his word"; "I would be true for there are those who trust me" [syn: dependable, honest, reliable, true(p)] 7: not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed; "genuine emotion"; "her interest in people was unfeigned"; "true grief" [syn: genuine, true(a), unfeigned] 8: rightly so called; "true courage"; "a spirit which true men have always admired"; "a true friend" 9: determined with reference to the earth's axis rather than the magnetic poles; "true north is geographic north" 10: having a legally established claim; "the legitimate heir"; "the true and lawful king" [syn: true(a), lawful, rightful(a)] 11: in tune; accurate in pitch; "a true note" [syn: on-key, true] 12: accurately fitted; level; "the window frame isn't quite true" [syn: true, straight] n 1: proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true" v 1: make level, square, balanced, or concentric; "true up the cylinder of an engine" [syn: true, true up]
  • two (definition)
    adj 1: being one more than one; "he received two messages" [syn: two, 2, ii] n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number [syn: two, 2, II, deuce] 2: one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots [syn: deuce, two]
  • undo (definition)
    v 1: cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect; "I wish I could undo my actions" 2: deprive of certain characteristics [syn: unmake, undo] [ant: do, make] 3: cause the ruin or downfall of; "A single mistake undid the President and he had to resign" 4: cause to become loose; "undo the shoelace"; "untie the knot"; "loosen the necktie" [syn: untie, undo, loosen] 5: remove the outer cover or wrapping of; "Let's unwrap the gifts!"; "undo the parcel" [syn: unwrap, undo] [ant: wrap, wrap up]
  • undue (definition)
    adj 1: not yet payable; "an undue loan" [ant: due] 2: not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances; "undue influence"; "I didn't want to show undue excitement"; "accused of using undue force" [ant: due] 3: lacking justification or authorization; "desire for undue private profit"; "unwarranted limitations of personal freedom" [syn: undue, unjustified, unwarranted] 4: beyond normal limits; "excessive charges"; "a book of inordinate length"; "his dress stops just short of undue elegance"; "unreasonable demands" [syn: excessive, inordinate, undue, unreasonable]
  • untrue (definition)
    adj 1: not according with the facts; "unfortunately the statement was simply untrue" 2: not true to an obligation or trust; "is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"-Bruno Laske 3: not accurately fitted; not level; "the frame was out of true"; "off-level floors and untrue doors and windows" [syn: out of true, untrue] 4: (used especially of persons) not dependable in devotion or affection; unfaithful; "a false friend"; "when lovers prove untrue" [syn: false, untrue]
  • view (definition)
    n 1: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; "consider what follows from the positivist view" [syn: position, view, perspective] 2: the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views" [syn: view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama] 3: the act of looking or seeing or observing; "he tried to get a better view of it"; "his survey of the battlefield was limited" [syn: view, survey, sight] 4: the range of the eye; "they were soon out of view" [syn: view, eyeshot] 5: a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "I am not of your persuasion"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?" [syn: opinion, sentiment, persuasion, view, thought] 6: a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page" [syn: opinion, view] 7: purpose; the phrase `with a view to' means `with the intention of' or `for the purpose of'; "he took the computer with a view to pawning it" 8: graphic art consisting of the graphic or photographic representation of a visual percept; "he painted scenes from everyday life"; "figure 2 shows photographic and schematic views of the equipment" [syn: scene, view] 9: the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated; "It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge" [syn: horizon, view, purview] 10: outward appearance; "they look the same in outward view" v 1: deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do" [syn: see, consider, reckon, view, regard] 2: look at carefully; study mentally; "view a problem" [syn: view, consider, look at] 3: see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie" [syn: watch, view, see, catch, take in]
  • who (definition)
    n 1: a United Nations agency to coordinate international health activities and to help governments improve health services [syn: World Health Organization, WHO]
  • woo (definition)
    v 1: seek someone's favor; "China is wooing Russia" [syn: woo, court] 2: make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary" [syn: woo, court, romance, solicit]
  • yew (definition)
    n 1: wood of a yew; especially the durable fine-grained light brown or red wood of the English yew valued for cabinetwork and archery bows 2: any of numerous evergreen trees or shrubs having red cup- shaped berries and flattened needlelike leaves
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