The New Word Project

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impetus

Noun

  1. a force that moves something along
    • Synonyms
      • drift
      • impulsion
    • Less specific
      • force
    • Related
      • impel
      • force
      • drift
      • float
      • drift
      • be adrift
      • blow
  2. the act of applying force suddenly; “the impulse knocked him over”
    • Synonyms
      • impulse
      • impulsion
    • Less specific
      • drive
      • thrust
      • driving force
    • Related
      • propel
      • impel

See dictionary entry for impetus

malady

Noun

  1. any unwholesome or desperate condition; “what maladies afflict our nation?”
    • Less specific
      • condition
      • status
  2. impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
    • Synonyms
      • illness
      • unwellness
      • sickness
    • Antonyms
      • health
      • wellness
      • health
      • wellness
    • Less specific
      • ill health
      • unhealthiness
      • health problem
    • More specific
      • condition
      • ague
      • amyloidosis
      • anuresis
      • anuria
      • catastrophic illness
      • collapse
      • prostration
      • decompression sickness
      • aeroembolism
      • air embolism
      • gas embolism
      • caisson disease
      • bends
      • food poisoning
      • gastrointestinal disorder
      • lead poisoning
      • plumbism
      • saturnism
      • disease
      • hypermotility
      • indisposition
      • ozone sickness
      • toxemia of pregnancy
      • toxaemia of pregnancy
      • toxemia
      • toxaemia
      • growth
    • Related
      • ill
      • sick
      • ailing
      • indisposed
      • peaked
      • poorly
      • sickly
      • unwell
      • under the weather
      • seedy
      • ill
      • sick

See dictionary entry for malady

equipoise

Noun

  1. equality of distribution
    • Synonyms
      • balance
      • equilibrium
      • counterbalance
    • Less specific
      • structure
      • construction
    • More specific
      • conformation
      • symmetry
      • proportion
    • Related
      • balance
      • equilibrate
      • equilibrize
      • equilibrise
      • equilibrate
      • balance
      • equilibrate
      • equilibrize
      • equilibrise

See dictionary entry for equipoise

sero-

combining form

prefix: sero-

  1. relating to serum.
    • “serotype”
    • involving a serous membrane.
    • “serositis”
  2. Origin
    • representing serum.

See dictionary entry for sero-

serodiscordant

Adjective

  1. serodiscordant (not comparable): Of a couple with one partner HIV positive and the other HIV negative.

    • Usage notes
      • In the field of public health and NGO work in AIDS, this term is usually shortened to discordant, with the meaning clear from context.
    • Antonyms
      • seroconcordant

See dictionary entry for serodiscordant

avant-garde

Noun

  1. any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)
    • Synonyms
      • vanguard
      • van
      • new wave
    • Less specific
      • artistic movement
      • art movement

Adjective

  1. radically new or original; “an avant-garde theater piece”
    • Synonyms
      • daring
    • Similar to
      • original

See dictionary entry for avant-garde

ebullient

Adjective

  1. joyously unrestrained
    • Synonyms
      • exuberant
      • high-spirited
    • Similar to
      • spirited
    • Related
      • high-spiritedness
      • exuberate
      • exult
      • rejoice
      • triumph
      • jubilate
      • exuberance
      • exuberance
      • enthusiasm
      • ebullience

See dictionary entry for ebullient

bon vivant

Noun

  1. a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    • Synonyms
      • epicure
      • gourmet
      • gastronome
      • epicurean
      • foodie
    • Less specific
      • sensualist
    • Related
      • hedonic
      • hedonistic
      • epicurean
      • hedonic
      • hedonistic
      • epicurean

See dictionary entry for bon vivant

epicurean

Noun

  1. a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
    • Synonyms
      • epicure
      • gourmet
      • gastronome
      • bon vivant
      • foodie
    • Less specific
      • sensualist
    • Related
      • hedonic
      • hedonistic
      • epicurean
      • hedonic
      • hedonistic
      • epicurean

Adjective

  1. of Epicurus or epicureanism; “Epicurean philosophy”
    • Pertains to
      • Epicurus
      • epicureanism
  2. devoted to pleasure; “a hedonic thrill”; “lives of unending hedonistic delight”; “epicurean pleasures”
    • Synonyms
      • hedonic
      • hedonistic
    • Similar to
      • indulgent
    • Related
      • epicure
      • gourmet
      • gastronome
      • bon vivant
      • epicurean
      • foodie
      • epicure
      • gourmet
      • gastronome
      • bon vivant
      • epicurean
      • foodie
      • hedonism
      • hedonism
      • hedonism
      • hedonism
  3. displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses; “an epicurean banquet”; “enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs”; “Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence”; “a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness”
    • Synonyms
      • luxurious
      • luxuriant
      • sybaritic
      • voluptuary
      • voluptuous
    • Similar to
      • indulgent
    • Related
      • luxuriance
      • lushness
      • voluptuousness
      • voluptuary
      • sybarite
      • voluptuary
      • sybarite
      • luxury
      • luxuriousness
      • opulence
      • sumptuousness

See dictionary entry for epicurean

gregarious

Adjective

  1. (of animals) tending to form a group with others of the same species; “gregarious bird species”
    • Antonyms
      • ungregarious
    • Similar to
      • social
    • See also
      • social
    • Attributes
      • gregariousness
    • Related
      • gregariousness
    • Topic Members
      • animal
      • animate being
      • beast
      • brute
      • creature
      • fauna
  2. instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others; “he is a gregarious person who avoids solitude”
    • Similar to
      • social
    • Related
      • gregariousness
  3. (of plants) growing in groups that are close together
    • Antonyms
      • ungregarious
    • Similar to
      • clustered
    • Topic Members
      • plant
      • flora
      • plant life

See dictionary entry for gregarious

inclement

Adjective

  1. (of weather or climate) severe
    • Antonyms
      • clement
    • See also
      • intemperate
    • Related
      • bad weather
      • inclemency
      • inclementness
      • bad weather
      • inclemency
      • inclementness
  2. used of persons or behavior; showing no clemency or mercy; “the harsh sentence of an inclement judge”
    • Antonyms
      • clement
    • Similar to
      • unsparing
    • See also
      • merciless
      • unmerciful
    • Related
      • severity
      • severeness
      • harshness
      • rigor
      • rigour
      • rigorousness
      • rigourousness
      • inclemency
      • hardness
      • stiffness

See dictionary entry for inclement

soporific

Noun

  1. a drug that induces sleep
    • Synonyms
      • hypnotic
    • Less specific
      • drug
      • hypnagogue
    • More specific
      • narcoleptic
      • sleeping pill
      • sleeping tablet
      • sleeping capsule
      • sleeping draught
    • Related
      • narcotic
      • soporiferous
      • soporific
      • soporific
      • soporiferous
      • somniferous
      • somnific
      • hypnogogic
      • hypnagogic

Adjective

  1. sleep inducing
    • Synonyms
      • soporiferous
      • somniferous
      • somnific
      • hypnogogic
      • hypnagogic
    • Similar to
      • depressant
    • Related
      • soporific
      • hypnotic
  2. inducing mental lethargy; “a narcotic speech”
    • Synonyms
      • narcotic
      • soporiferous
    • Similar to
      • uninteresting
    • Related
      • soporific
      • hypnotic

See dictionary entry for soporific

pedagogy

Noun

  1. the principles and methods of instruction
    • Synonyms
      • teaching method
      • pedagogics
    • Less specific
      • method
    • More specific
      • Socratic method
      • maieutic method
    • Related
      • pedagogical
      • pedagogic
      • pedagogical
      • pedagogic
  2. the profession of a teacher; “he prepared for teaching while still in college”; “pedagogy is recognized as an important profession”
    • Synonyms
      • teaching
      • instruction
    • Less specific
      • education
    • More specific
      • catechesis
      • catechetical instruction
      • language teaching
      • teaching reading
      • schooling
      • indoctrination
      • tutelage
      • tuition
      • tutorship
      • lesson
      • sleep-learning
      • hypnopedia
      • spoonfeeding
      • lecture
      • lecturing
    • Related
      • pedagogical
      • pedagogic
      • pedagogical
      • pedagogic
      • instructional
  3. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; “he received no formal education”; “our instruction was carefully programmed”; “good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded”
    • Synonyms
      • education
      • instruction
      • teaching
      • didactics
      • educational activity
    • Less specific
      • activity
    • More specific
      • coeducation
      • continuing education
      • course
      • course of study
      • course of instruction
      • class
      • elementary education
      • extension
      • extension service
      • university extension
      • extracurricular activity
      • higher education
      • secondary education
      • team teaching
      • work-study program
    • Parts
      • classroom project
      • classwork
      • homework
      • prep
      • preparation
      • lesson
    • Related
      • didactic
      • didactical
      • pedagogical
      • pedagogic
      • pedagogical
      • pedagogic
      • teach
      • learn
      • instruct
      • instructional
      • teach
      • learn
      • instruct
      • educational
      • educationist
      • educationalist
      • educationist
      • educationalist
      • educate
      • train
      • develop
      • prepare
      • educate
    • Member of topics
      • education
      • point system
      • education
      • academic program
      • Department of Education
      • Education Department
      • Education
      • tuition
      • tuition fee

See dictionary entry for pedagogy

commensurate

Adjective

  1. corresponding in size or degree or extent; “pay should be commensurate with the time worked”
    • Antonyms
      • incommensurate
    • Similar to
      • coextensive
      • coterminous
      • conterminous
      • commensurable
      • proportionate
    • See also
      • equal
    • Related
      • commensurateness
      • correspondence
      • proportionateness

See dictionary entry for commensurate

elucidation

Noun

  1. an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
    • Less specific
      • explanation
    • Related
      • clarify
      • clear up
      • elucidate
      • clear
      • clear up
      • shed light on
      • crystallize
      • crystallise
      • crystalize
      • crystalise
      • straighten out
      • sort out
      • enlighten
      • illuminate
      • elucidate
  2. an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding; “the professor’s clarification helped her to understand the textbook”
    • Synonyms
      • clarification
      • illumination
    • Less specific
      • interpretation
    • More specific
      • disambiguation
    • Related
      • clear
      • clear up
      • shed light on
      • crystallize
      • crystallise
      • crystalize
      • crystalise
      • straighten out
      • sort out
      • enlighten
      • illuminate
      • elucidate
      • clarify
      • clear up
      • elucidate
      • clear
      • clear up
      • shed light on
      • crystallize
      • crystallise
      • crystalize
      • crystalise
      • straighten out
      • sort out
      • enlighten
      • illuminate
      • elucidate
      • clarify
      • clear up
      • elucidate

See dictionary entry for elucidation

ichthyosis

Noun

  1. any of several congenital diseases in which the skin is dry and scaly like a fish
    • Less specific
      • genetic disease
      • genetic disorder
      • genetic abnormality
      • genetic defect
      • congenital disease
      • inherited disease
      • inherited disorder
      • hereditary disease
      • hereditary condition
    • More specific
      • xeroderma
      • xerodermia

See dictionary entry for ichthyosis

germane

Adjective

  1. relevant and appropriate; “he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue”
    • Similar to
      • relevant
    • Related
      • germaneness

See dictionary entry for germane

rogue

Noun

  1. a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
    • Synonyms
      • knave
      • rascal
      • rapscallion
      • scalawag
      • scallywag
      • varlet
    • Less specific
      • villain
      • scoundrel
    • Related
      • rascally
      • roguish
      • scoundrelly
      • blackguardly

See dictionary entry for rogue

acquiescence

Noun

  1. acceptance without protest
    • Less specific
      • acceptance
    • Related
      • assent
      • accede
      • acquiesce
  2. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something; “he gave his assent eagerly”; “a murmur of acquiescence from the assembly”
    • Synonyms
      • assent
    • Less specific
      • agreement
    • More specific
      • acceptance
      • concession
      • conceding
      • yielding
    • Related
      • acquiescent
      • biddable
      • assent
      • accede
      • acquiesce
      • assent
      • accede
      • acquiesce

See dictionary entry for acquiescence

pedantic

Adjective

  1. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
    • Synonyms
      • academic
      • donnish
    • Similar to
      • scholarly
    • Related
      • pedantry
      • pedant
      • bookworm
      • scholastic

See dictionary entry for pedantic

gentrification

Noun

  1. the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)
    • Less specific
      • restoration
    • Related
      • gentrify

See dictionary entry for gentrification

parallax

Noun

  1. the apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object
    • Less specific
      • optical phenomenon
    • More specific
      • heliocentric parallax
      • annual parallax
      • geocentric parallax
      • diurnal parallax

See dictionary entry for parallax

clandestine

Adjective

  1. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; “clandestine intelligence operations”; “cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines”; “hole-and-corner intrigue”; “secret missions”; “a secret agent”; “secret sales of arms”; “surreptitious mobilization of troops”; “an undercover investigation”; “underground resistance”
    • Synonyms
      • cloak-and-dagger
      • hole-and-corner
      • hugger-mugger
      • hush-hush
      • secret
      • surreptitious
      • undercover
      • underground
    • Similar to
      • covert
    • Related
      • underground
      • resistance

See dictionary entry for clandestine

plenary

Adjective

  1. full in all respects; “a plenary session of the legislature”; “a diplomat with plenary powers”
    • Similar to
      • comprehensive
    • Related
      • plenum

See dictionary entry for plenary

befuddle

Verb

  1. be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; “These questions confuse even the experts”; “This question completely threw me”; “This question befuddled even the teacher”
    • Synonyms
      • confuse
      • throw
      • fox
      • fuddle
      • bedevil
      • confound
      • discombobulate
    • Less specific
      • be
    • More specific
      • demoralize
      • perplex
      • vex
      • stick
      • get
      • puzzle
      • mystify
      • baffle
      • beat
      • pose
      • bewilder
      • flummox
      • stupefy
      • nonplus
      • gravel
      • amaze
      • dumbfound
      • disorient
      • disorientate
    • Related
      • confusion
      • discombobulation
      • bewilderment
      • obfuscation
      • puzzlement
      • befuddlement
      • mystification
      • bafflement
      • bemusement
      • confusion
      • mental confusion
      • confusedness
      • muddiness
      • disarray
  2. make stupid with alcohol
    • Synonyms
      • fuddle
    • Less specific
      • intoxicate
      • soak
      • inebriate

See dictionary entry for befuddle

beleaguer

Verb

  1. annoy persistently; “The children teased the boy because of his stammer”
    • Synonyms
      • tease
      • badger
      • pester
      • bug
    • Less specific
      • torment
      • rag
      • bedevil
      • crucify
      • dun
      • frustrate
    • Related
      • pest
      • blighter
      • cuss
      • pesterer
      • gadfly
      • heckler
      • badgerer
      • tease
      • teasing
      • ribbing
      • tantalization
      • tease
      • teaser
      • annoyer
      • vexer
      • tease
      • teaser
      • annoyer
      • vexer
  2. surround so as to force to give up; “The Turks besieged Vienna”
    • Synonyms
      • besiege
      • surround
      • hem in
      • circumvent
    • Less specific
      • attack
      • assail
    • More specific
      • blockade
      • seal off
      • ebb
    • Related
      • besieger

See dictionary entry for beleaguer

deus ex machina

Noun

  1. any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve an insoluble difficulty
    • Less specific
      • causal agent
      • cause
      • causal agency

See dictionary entry for deus ex machina

zygote

Noun

  1. (genetics) the diploid cell resulting from the union of a haploid spermatozoon and ovum (including the organism that develops from that cell)
    • Synonyms
      • fertilized ovum
    • Less specific
      • cell
    • More specific
      • heterozygote
      • homozygote
    • Related
      • zygotic
    • Topic Members
      • organism
      • being
      • genetics
      • genetic science

See dictionary entry for zygote

concomitant

Noun

  1. an event or situation that happens at the same time as or in connection with another
    • Synonyms
      • accompaniment
      • attendant
      • co-occurrence
    • Less specific
      • happening
      • occurrence
      • occurrent
      • natural event
    • More specific
      • associate
      • background
    • Related
      • coincident
      • coincidental
      • coinciding
      • concurrent
      • co-occurrent
      • cooccurring
      • simultaneous
      • coincide
      • co-occur
      • cooccur
      • attendant
      • consequent
      • accompanying
      • concomitant
      • incidental
      • ensuant
      • resultant
      • sequent
      • collateral
      • attach to
      • accompany
      • come with
      • go with

Adjective

  1. occurring with or following as a consequence; “an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems”; “snags incidental to the changeover in management”; “attendant circumstances”; “the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness”; “the ensuant response to his appeal”; “the resultant savings were considerable”; “collateral target damage from a bombing run”
    • Synonyms
      • attendant
      • consequent
      • accompanying
      • incidental
      • ensuant
      • resultant
      • sequent
      • collateral
    • Similar to
      • subsequent
    • Related
      • resultant
      • end point
      • result
      • resultant
      • final result
      • outcome
      • termination
      • vector sum
      • resultant
      • leave
      • result
      • lead
      • result
      • ensue
      • concomitance
      • consequence
      • effect
      • outcome
      • result
      • event
      • issue
      • upshot
      • accompaniment
      • concomitant
      • attendant
      • co-occurrence
      • attend

See dictionary entry for concomitant

heterogeneous

Adjective

  1. consisting of elements that are not of the same kind or nature; “the population of the United States is vast and heterogeneous”
    • Synonyms
      • heterogenous
    • Antonyms
      • homogeneous
      • homogenous
    • Similar to
      • assorted
      • miscellaneous
      • mixed
      • motley
      • sundry
      • disparate
      • inhomogeneous
      • nonuniform
    • See also
      • different
      • diversified
      • varied
    • Related
      • heterogeneity
      • heterogeneousness
      • heterogeneity
      • heterogeneousness
  2. originating outside the body
    • Synonyms
      • heterogenous
    • Antonyms
      • autogenous
      • autogenic

See dictionary entry for heterogeneous

parochial

Adjective

  1. relating to or supported by or located in a parish; “parochial schools”
    • Pertains to
      • parish
    • Related
      • parish
      • parish
  2. narrowly restricted in outlook or scope; “little sympathy with parochial mentality”; “insular attitudes toward foreigners”
    • Synonyms
      • insular
    • Similar to
      • provincial

See dictionary entry for parochial

compendium

Noun

  1. a publication containing a variety of works
    • Synonyms
      • collection
    • Less specific
      • publication
    • More specific
      • anthology
      • archives
      • compilation
      • digest
  2. a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work
    • Less specific
      • summary
      • sum-up
    • Related
      • compendious
      • compact
      • succinct
      • summary

See dictionary entry for compendium

exegesis

Noun

  1. an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
    • Less specific
      • interpretation
    • Related
      • exegetic
      • exegetical
      • exegetic
      • exegetical
    • Topic Members
      • Bible
      • Christian Bible
      • Book
      • Good Book
      • Holy Scripture
      • Holy Writ
      • Scripture
      • Word of God
      • Word

See dictionary entry for exegesis

lubricious

Adjective

  1. having a smooth or slippery quality; “the skin of cephalopods is thin and lubricious”
    • Similar to
      • slippery
      • slippy
  2. characterized by lust; “eluding lubricious embraces”; “prurient literature”; “prurient thoughts”
    • Synonyms
      • lustful
      • prurient
      • salacious
    • Similar to
      • sexy
    • Related
      • obscenity
      • lewdness
      • bawdiness
      • salaciousness
      • salacity
      • obscenity
      • lewdness
      • bawdiness
      • salaciousness
      • salacity
      • prurience
      • pruriency
      • lasciviousness
      • carnality
      • lubricity
      • prurience
      • pruriency
      • lasciviousness
      • carnality
      • lubricity
      • lecherousness
      • lust
      • lustfulness

See dictionary entry for lubricious

proxemics

Noun

  1. the study of spatial distances between individuals in different cultures and situations
    • Less specific
      • social science

See dictionary entry for proxemics

gerontological

Adjective

  1. of or relating to or practicing geriatrics; “geriatric hospital”
    • Synonyms
      • geriatric
    • Pertains to
      • geriatrics
      • gerontology
      • geriatrics
      • gerontology
    • Related
      • geriatrics
      • gerontology
      • geriatrics
      • gerontology

See dictionary entry for gerontological

precipitous

Adjective

  1. done with very great haste and without due deliberation; “hasty marriage seldom proveth well”- Shakespeare; “hasty makeshifts take the place of planning”- Arthur Geddes; “rejected what was regarded as an overhasty plan for reconversion”; “wondered whether they had been rather precipitate in deposing the king”
    • Synonyms
      • hasty
      • overhasty
      • precipitate
      • precipitant
    • Similar to
      • hurried
    • Related
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • precipitate
      • abruptness
      • precipitateness
      • precipitousness
      • precipitance
      • precipitancy
      • suddenness
      • haste
      • hastiness
      • hurry
      • hurriedness
      • precipitation
      • haste
      • hastiness
      • hurry
      • hurriedness
      • precipitation
  2. extremely steep; “an abrupt canyon”; “the precipitous rapids of the upper river”; “the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings”; “a sharp drop”
    • Synonyms
      • abrupt
      • sharp
    • Similar to
      • steep
    • Related
      • abruptness
      • precipitousness
      • steepness
      • precipice
      • abruptness
      • precipitousness
      • steepness

See dictionary entry for precipitous

progenitor

Noun

  1. an ancestor in the direct line
    • Synonyms
      • primogenitor
    • Less specific
      • ancestor
      • ascendant
      • ascendent
      • antecedent
      • root
    • More specific
      • genitor

See dictionary entry for progenitor

apraxia

Noun

  1. inability to make purposeful movements
    • Less specific
      • brain disorder
      • encephalopathy
      • brain disease
    • Related
      • apractic
      • apraxic
      • apractic
      • apraxic

See dictionary entry for apraxia

proprioception

Noun

  1. the ability to sense the position and location and orientation and movement of the body and its parts
    • Less specific
      • interoception
    • More specific
      • kinesthesis
      • kinaesthesis
      • kinesthesia
      • kinaesthesia
      • kinesthetics
      • muscle sense
      • sense of movement
      • kinanesthesia
      • equilibrium
      • labyrinthine sense
      • vestibular sense
      • sense of balance
      • sense of equilibrium
    • Part of
      • somesthesia
      • somesthesis
      • somaesthesia
      • somaesthesis
      • somatesthesia
      • somataesthesis
      • somatosensory system
      • somatic sensory system
      • somatic sense

See dictionary entry for proprioception

bombastic

Adjective

  1. ostentatiously lofty in style; “a man given to large talk”; “tumid political prose”
    • Synonyms
      • declamatory
      • large
      • orotund
      • tumid
      • turgid
    • Similar to
      • rhetorical
    • Related
      • turgidity
      • turgidness
      • flatulence
      • turgidity
      • turgidness
      • flatulence
      • pretentiousness
      • pretension
      • largeness
      • bombast
      • fustian
      • rant
      • claptrap
      • blah

See dictionary entry for bombastic

prodigious

Adjective

  1. so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; “colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple”; “has a colossal nerve”; “a prodigious storm”; “a stupendous field of grass”; “stupendous demand”
    • Synonyms
      • colossal
      • stupendous
    • Similar to
      • large
      • big
    • Related
      • prodigy
      • giant
      • goliath
      • behemoth
      • monster
      • colossus
  2. of momentous or ominous significance; “such a portentous…monster raised all my curiosity”- Herman Melville; “a prodigious vision”
    • Synonyms
      • portentous
    • Similar to
      • significant
      • important
    • Related
      • omen
      • portent
      • presage
      • prognostic
      • prognostication
      • prodigy
      • omen
      • portent
      • presage
      • prognostic
      • prognostication
      • prodigy
  3. far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; “a night of exceeding darkness”; “an exceptional memory”; “olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy”; “the young Mozart’s prodigious talents”
    • Synonyms
      • exceeding
      • exceptional
      • olympian
      • surpassing
    • Similar to
      • extraordinary
    • Related
      • exception

See dictionary entry for prodigious

capricious

Adjective

  1. changeable; “a capricious summer breeze”; “freakish weather”
    • Synonyms
      • freakish
    • Similar to
      • unpredictable
    • Related
      • abnormality
      • freakishness
      • capriciousness
      • unpredictability
  2. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; “a capricious refusal”; “authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious”; “the victim of whimsical persecutions”
    • Synonyms
      • impulsive
      • whimsical
    • Similar to
      • arbitrary
    • Related
      • notion
      • whim
      • whimsy
      • whimsey
      • flightiness
      • arbitrariness
      • whimsicality
      • whimsy
      • whimsey
      • capriciousness
      • flightiness
      • arbitrariness
      • whimsicality
      • whimsy
      • whimsey
      • capriciousness
      • impulsiveness
      • caprice
      • impulse
      • whim
      • flightiness
      • arbitrariness
      • whimsicality
      • whimsy
      • whimsey
      • capriciousness

See dictionary entry for capricious

pernicious

Adjective

  1. exceedingly harmful
    • Synonyms
      • baneful
      • deadly
      • pestilent
    • Similar to
      • noxious
    • Related
      • pestilence
      • canker
      • perniciousness
      • toxicity
      • deadliness
      • lethality
  2. working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way; “glaucoma is an insidious disease”; “a subtle poison”
    • Synonyms
      • insidious
      • subtle
    • Similar to
      • harmful
    • Related
      • perniciousness
      • toxicity
      • insidiousness

See dictionary entry for pernicious

elephantine

Adjective

  1. of great mass; huge and bulky; “a jumbo jet”; “jumbo shrimp”
    • Synonyms
      • gargantuan
      • giant
      • jumbo
    • Similar to
      • large
      • big
    • Related
      • giant
      • hulk
      • heavyweight
      • whale
      • giant
      • giant
      • goliath
      • behemoth
      • monster
      • colossus
      • giant
      • Gargantua

See dictionary entry for elephantine

genuflect

Verb

  1. bend the knees and bow in church or before a religious superior or image
    • Less specific
      • bow
    • Related
      • genuflection
      • genuflexion
      • genuflection
      • genuflexion
  2. bend the knees and bow in a servile manner
    • Synonyms
      • scrape
      • kowtow
    • Less specific
      • bow
    • Related
      • genuflection
      • genuflexion
      • genuflection
      • genuflexion
      • kowtow
      • kotow
      • scrape
      • scraping
      • scrape
      • scraping

See dictionary entry for genuflect

chagrin

Noun

  1. strong feelings of embarrassment
    • Synonyms
      • humiliation
      • mortification
    • Less specific
      • embarrassment
    • Related
      • humiliate
      • mortify
      • chagrin
      • humble
      • abase
      • humiliate
      • mortify
      • chagrin
      • humble
      • abase
      • humiliate
      • mortify
      • chagrin
      • humble
      • abase

Verb

  1. cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; “He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss”
    • Synonyms
      • humiliate
      • mortify
      • humble
      • abase
    • Less specific
      • hurt
      • wound
      • injure
      • bruise
      • offend
      • spite
    • More specific
      • crush
      • smash
      • take down
      • degrade
      • disgrace
      • demean
      • put down
    • Related
      • humiliation
      • abasement
      • chagrin
      • humiliation
      • mortification
      • chagrin
      • humiliation
      • mortification
      • humiliation
      • mortification
      • humiliation
      • chagrin
      • humiliation
      • mortification
      • humiliation
      • mortification
      • humiliation
      • abasement

See dictionary entry for chagrin

haberdasher

Noun

  1. a merchant who sells men’s clothing
    • Synonyms
      • clothier
    • Less specific
      • merchant
      • merchandiser

See dictionary entry for haberdasher

fennel

Noun

  1. any of several aromatic herbs having edible seeds and leaves and stems
    • Less specific
      • herb
      • herbaceous plant
    • More specific
      • common fennel
      • Foeniculum vulgare
      • Florence fennel
      • Foeniculum dulce
      • Foeniculum vulgare dulce
    • Member of
      • Foeniculum
      • genus Foeniculum
  2. aromatic bulbous stem base eaten cooked or raw in salads
    • Synonyms
      • Florence fennel
      • finocchio
    • Less specific
      • vegetable
      • veggie
      • veg
    • Part of
      • Florence fennel
      • Foeniculum dulce
      • Foeniculum vulgare dulce
  3. leaves used for seasoning
    • Synonyms
      • common fennel
    • Less specific
      • herb
    • Part of
      • common fennel
      • Foeniculum vulgare
  4. fennel seeds are ground and used as a spice or as an ingredient of a spice mixture
    • Less specific
      • spice

See dictionary entry for fennel

cacophony

Noun

  1. a loud harsh or strident noise
    • Synonyms
      • blare
      • blaring
      • clamor
      • din
    • Less specific
      • noise
    • Related
      • boom
      • din
      • blatant
      • clamant
      • clamorous
      • strident
      • vociferous
      • cacophonous
      • cacophonic
      • cacophonous
      • cacophonic
      • blast
      • blare
  2. loud confusing disagreeable sounds
    • Less specific
      • dissonance
    • Related
      • cacophonous
      • cacophonic
      • cacophonous
      • cacophonic

See dictionary entry for cacophony

kotow

Noun

  1. a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
    • Synonyms
      • kowtow
    • Less specific
      • bow
      • bowing
      • obeisance
    • Related
      • fawn
      • toady
      • truckle
      • bootlick
      • kowtow
      • kotow
      • suck up
      • fawn
      • toady
      • truckle
      • bootlick
      • kowtow
      • kotow
      • suck up
      • scrape
      • kowtow
      • genuflect

Verb

  1. try to gain favor by cringing or flattering; “He is always kowtowing to his boss”
    • Synonyms
      • fawn
      • toady
      • truckle
      • bootlick
      • kowtow
      • suck up
    • Less specific
      • flatter
      • blandish
    • More specific
      • curry favor
      • curry favour
      • court favor
      • court favour
    • Related
      • kowtow
      • kotow
      • kowtow
      • kotow
      • apple polisher
      • bootlicker
      • fawner
      • groveller
      • groveler
      • truckler
      • apple polisher
      • bootlicker
      • fawner
      • groveller
      • groveler
      • truckler
      • truckling
      • sycophant
      • toady
      • crawler
      • lackey
      • ass-kisser
      • apple polisher
      • bootlicker
      • fawner
      • groveller
      • groveler
      • truckler

See dictionary entry for kotow

prolific

Adjective

  1. intellectually productive; “a prolific writer”; “a fecund imagination”
    • Synonyms
      • fecund
      • fertile
    • Similar to
      • productive
    • Related
      • fecundity
      • fruitfulness
  2. bearing in abundance especially offspring; “flying foxes are extremely prolific”; “a prolific pear tree”
    • Synonyms
      • fertile
    • Similar to
      • fruitful
    • Related
      • fertility
      • fecundity

See dictionary entry for prolific

anathema

Noun

  1. a detested person; “he is an anathema to me”
    • Synonyms
      • bete noire
    • Less specific
      • unpleasant person
      • disagreeable person
  2. a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
    • Less specific
      • execration
      • condemnation
      • curse
    • Related
      • accurse
      • execrate
      • anathemize
      • comminate
      • anathemise
      • anathematize
      • anathematise

See dictionary entry for anathema

equivoque

Noun

  1. an expression capable of having more than one meaning; a pun. the fact of having more than one meaning or possible interpretation; ambiguity.
    • Origin
      • late Middle English (as an adjective in the sense ‘equivocal’): from Old French equivoque or late Latin aequivocus (see equivocal).

See dictionary entry for equivoque

filial

Adjective

  1. designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
    • Antonyms
      • parental
    • Pertains to
      • offspring
      • progeny
      • issue
    • Topic Members
      • genetics
      • genetic science
  2. relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring; “filial respect”
    • Antonyms
      • parental
      • maternal
      • paternal
    • Similar to
      • daughterly

See dictionary entry for filial

mongoloid

Noun

  1. a member of the Mongoloid family
    • Less specific
      • Asian
      • Asiatic
  2. a person suffering from Down syndrome (no longer used technically in this sense, now considered offensive)
    • Less specific
      • idiot
      • imbecile
      • cretin
      • moron
      • changeling
      • half-wit
      • retard

Adjective

  1. characteristic of or resembling a Mongol; “the mongoloid epicanthic fold”
    • Pertains to
      • Mongol
      • Mongolian
  2. of or pertaining to or characteristic of one of the traditional racial division of humankind including especially peoples of central and eastern Asia
    • Pertains to
      • Mongolia
    • Topic Members
      • anthropology
  3. (offensive) of or relating to or suffering from Down syndrome
    • Pertains to
      • mongolism
      • mongolianism
      • Down’s syndrome
      • Down syndrome
      • trisomy 21

See dictionary entry for mongoloid

blustery

Adjective

  1. blowing in violent and abrupt bursts; “blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia”; “a cold blustery day”; “a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind”
    • Synonyms
      • blustering
      • blusterous
    • Similar to
      • stormy
    • Related
      • bluster
      • bluster
  2. noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others
    • Synonyms
      • bullying
    • Similar to
      • domineering

See dictionary entry for blustery

agglutination

Noun

  1. a clumping of bacteria or red cells when held together by antibodies (agglutinins)
    • Less specific
      • organic process
      • biological process
    • More specific
      • hemagglutination
      • haemagglutination
      • isoagglutination
    • Related
      • agglutinate
  2. the building of words from component morphemes that retain their form and meaning in the process of combining
    • Less specific
      • linguistic process
    • Related
      • agglutinate
  3. the coalescing of small particles that are suspended in solution; these larger masses are then (usually) precipitated
    • Synonyms
      • agglutinating activity
    • Less specific
      • chemical process
      • chemical change
      • chemical action

See dictionary entry for agglutination

elucidate

Verb

  1. make clear and (more) comprehensible; “clarify the mystery surrounding her death”
    • Synonyms
      • clarify
      • clear up
    • Antonyms
      • obfuscate
    • Less specific
      • explain
      • explicate
    • More specific
      • demystify
      • clear
      • clear up
      • shed light on
      • crystallize
      • crystallise
      • crystalize
      • crystalise
      • straighten out
      • sort out
      • enlighten
      • illuminate
      • elucidate
      • elaborate
      • lucubrate
      • expatiate
      • exposit
      • enlarge
      • flesh out
      • expand
      • expound
      • dilate
      • disambiguate
    • Related
      • clarifying
      • elucidative
      • clarity
      • lucidity
      • lucidness
      • pellucidity
      • clearness
      • limpidity
      • elucidation
      • clarification
      • elucidation
      • illumination
      • clarification
      • elucidation
      • illumination
  2. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear; “Could you clarify these remarks?”; “Clear up the question of who is at fault”
    • Synonyms
      • clear
      • clear up
      • shed light on
      • crystallize
      • crystallise
      • crystalize
      • crystalise
      • straighten out
      • sort out
      • enlighten
      • illuminate
    • Less specific
      • clarify
      • clear up
      • elucidate
    • Related
      • clarifying
      • elucidative
      • lucidity
      • clarity
      • lucidity
      • lucidness
      • pellucidity
      • clearness
      • limpidity
      • elucidation
      • clarification
      • elucidation
      • illumination
      • clarification
      • elucidation
      • illumination

See dictionary entry for elucidate

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generative

Adjective

  1. having the ability to produce or originate; “generative power”; “generative forces”
    • Synonyms
      • productive
    • Antonyms
      • consumptive
    • Related
      • productiveness
      • productivity
      • generate
      • generate
      • bring forth
  2. producing new life or offspring; “the reproductive potential of a species is its relative capacity to reproduce itself under optimal conditions”; “the reproductive or generative organs”
    • Synonyms
      • procreative
      • reproductive
    • Similar to
      • fruitful
    • Related
      • reproduce
      • procreate
      • multiply
      • reproduce
      • procreate
      • multiply
      • beget
      • get
      • engender
      • father
      • mother
      • sire
      • generate
      • bring forth

See dictionary entry for generative

hagiography

Noun

  1. a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
    • Less specific
      • biography
      • life
      • life story
      • life history
    • Related
      • hagiographer
      • hagiographist
      • hagiologist

See dictionary entry for hagiography

amorphous

Adjective

  1. having no definite form or distinct shape; “amorphous clouds of insects”; “an aggregate of formless particles”; “a shapeless mass of protoplasm”
    • Synonyms
      • formless
      • shapeless
    • Similar to
      • unformed
    • Related
      • shapelessness
  2. lacking the system or structure characteristic of living bodies
    • Synonyms
      • unstructured
    • Similar to
      • inorganic
  3. (of a group of people or an organization) unorganized or unfocused; “A mob is an amorphous crowd of people without ideals, a sum of individuals in which each lives for himself”
    • Similar to
      • unstructured
  4. unclear because vague or badly organized; “Her vague, amorphous statement of her predicament was part of what made it so hard for her to solve it”
    • Similar to
      • unclear
  5. without real or apparent crystalline form; “an amorphous mineral”; “amorphous structure”
    • Synonyms
      • uncrystallized
      • uncrystallised
    • Similar to
      • noncrystalline

See dictionary entry for amorphous

idiosyncratic

Adjective

  1. peculiar to the individual; “we all have our own idiosyncratic gestures”; “Michelangelo’s highly idiosyncratic style of painting”
    • Similar to
      • individual
      • single
    • Related
      • idiosyncrasy
      • foible
      • mannerism

See dictionary entry for idiosyncratic

morose

Adjective

  1. showing a brooding ill humor; “a dark scowl”; “the proverbially dour New England Puritan”; “a glum, hopeless shrug”; “he sat in moody silence”; “a morose and unsociable manner”; “a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius”- Bruce Bliven; “a sour temper”; “a sullen crowd”
    • Synonyms
      • dark
      • dour
      • glowering
      • glum
      • moody
      • saturnine
      • sour
      • sullen
    • Similar to
      • ill-natured
    • Related
      • sulkiness
      • sullenness
      • moroseness
      • sourness
      • sulkiness
      • sullenness
      • moroseness
      • sourness
      • moroseness
      • glumness
      • sullenness
      • sulkiness
      • sullenness
      • moroseness
      • sourness
      • moodiness
      • moroseness
      • glumness
      • sullenness

See dictionary entry for morose

perseverate

Verb

  1. psychology: repeat a response after the cessation of the original stimulus; “The subjects in this study perseverated”
    • Less specific
      • repeat
      • reiterate
      • ingeminate
      • iterate
      • restate
      • retell
    • Related
      • perseverance
      • persistence
      • perseveration

See dictionary entry for perseverate

salient

Noun

  1. (military) the part of the line of battle that projects closest to the enemy
    • Less specific
      • projection
    • Part of
      • line of battle
    • Topic Members
      • military
      • armed forces
      • armed services
      • military machine
      • war machine

Adjective

  1. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention; “an outstanding fact of our time is that nations poisoned by anti semitism proved less fortunate in regard to their own freedom”; “a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book”; “salient traits”; “a spectacular rise in prices”; “a striking thing about Picadilly Circus is the statue of Eros in the center”; “a striking resemblance between parent and child”
    • Synonyms
      • outstanding
      • prominent
      • spectacular
      • striking
    • Similar to
      • conspicuous
    • Related
      • salience
      • saliency
      • strikingness
      • spectacle
      • salience
      • saliency
      • strikingness
      • salience
      • saliency
      • strikingness
  2. (of angles) pointing outward at an angle of less than 180 degrees
    • Antonyms
      • re-entrant
      • reentrant
  3. represented as leaping (rampant but leaning forward)
    • Similar to
      • inclined
    • Topic Members
      • heraldry

See dictionary entry for salient

oligopoly

Noun

  1. (economics) a market in which control over the supply of a commodity is in the hands of a small number of producers and each one can influence prices and affect competitors
    • Less specific
      • market
      • marketplace
      • market place
    • Topic Members
      • economics
      • economic science
      • political economy

See dictionary entry for oligopoly

syntony

Noun

  1. the state of being normally responsive to and in harmony with the environment
  2. resonance 1b
    • Origin of SYNTONY
      • Greek syntonia agreement, from syntonos being in harmony (from syn- + tonos voice, pitch) + -ia -y — more at tone

See dictionary entry for syntony

obfuscate

Verb

  1. make obscure or unclear
    • Antonyms
      • clarify
      • clear up
      • elucidate
    • Less specific
      • change
      • alter
      • modify
    • Related
      • bewilderment
      • obfuscation
      • puzzlement
      • befuddlement
      • mystification
      • bafflement
      • bemusement
      • obfuscation
      • mystification
      • obfuscation

See dictionary entry for obfuscate

compensatory time

Noun

  1. time off that is granted to a worker as compensation for working overtime
    • Less specific
      • time off

See dictionary entry for compensatory time

scrivener

Noun

  1. someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
    • Synonyms
      • copyist
      • scribe
    • Less specific
      • employee
    • Examples
      • Ezra
    • Related
      • transcript
      • copy
      • copy
      • copy
      • re-create

See dictionary entry for scrivener

laudable

Adjective

  1. worthy of high praise; “applaudable efforts to save the environment”; “a commendable sense of purpose”; “laudable motives of improving housing conditions”; “a significant and praiseworthy increase in computer intelligence”
    • Synonyms
      • applaudable
      • commendable
      • praiseworthy
    • Similar to
      • worthy
    • Related
      • praiseworthiness
      • laudability
      • laudableness
      • laud
      • extol
      • exalt
      • glorify
      • proclaim
      • applaud

See dictionary entry for laudable

anapaest

Noun

  1. a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
    • Synonyms
      • anapest
    • Less specific
      • metrical foot
      • foot
      • metrical unit

See dictionary entry for anapaest

amalgam

Noun

  1. an alloy of mercury with another metal (usually silver) used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth; except for iron and platinum all metals dissolve in mercury and chemists refer to the resulting mercury mixtures as amalgams
    • Synonyms
      • dental amalgam
    • Less specific
      • alloy
      • metal
  2. a combination or blend of diverse things; “his theory is an amalgam of earlier ideas”
    • Less specific
      • combination
    • Related
      • mix
      • mingle
      • commix
      • unify
      • amalgamate

See dictionary entry for amalgam

spastic

Noun

  1. a person suffering from spastic paralysis
    • Less specific
      • paralytic

Adjective

  1. relating to or characterized by spasm; “a spastic colon”; “spastic paralysis is a spastic form of cerebral palsy”
    • Pertains to
      • spasm
      • cramp
      • muscle spasm
    • Related
      • cerebral palsy
      • spastic paralysis
      • spasticity
  2. suffering from spastic paralysis; “a spastic child”
    • Similar to
      • ill
      • sick
    • Related
      • cerebral palsy
      • spastic paralysis
      • spasticity
  3. affected by involuntary jerky muscular contractions; resembling a spasm; “convulsive motions”; “his body made a spasmodic jerk”; “spastic movements”
    • Synonyms
      • convulsive
      • spasmodic
    • Similar to
      • unsteady
    • Related
      • spasticity
      • convulse
      • convulse

See dictionary entry for spastic

pastiche

Noun

  1. a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
    • Synonyms
      • medley
      • potpourri
    • Less specific
      • musical composition
      • opus
      • composition
      • piece
      • piece of music
  2. a work of art that imitates the style of some previous work
    • Less specific
      • work of art

See dictionary entry for pastiche

denizen

Noun

  1. a person who inhabits a particular place
    • Synonyms
      • inhabitant
      • habitant
      • dweller
      • indweller
    • Less specific
      • person
      • individual
      • someone
      • somebody
      • mortal
      • soul
    • More specific
      • Asian
      • Asiatic
      • European
      • Australian
      • Aussie
      • Austronesian
      • New Zealander
      • Kiwi
      • American
      • American
      • Alsatian
      • borderer
      • cottager
      • cottage dweller
      • easterner
      • Galilean
      • Galilaean
      • Hittite
      • islander
      • island-dweller
      • landlubber
      • landsman
      • landman
      • Latin
      • liver
      • marcher
      • Nazarene
      • Northerner
      • Numidian
      • Occidental
      • Philistine
      • Phrygian
      • plainsman
      • resident
      • occupant
      • occupier
      • tellurian
      • earthling
      • earthman
      • worldling
      • Trinidadian
      • villager
      • westerner
    • Related
      • populate
      • dwell
      • live
      • inhabit
      • populate
      • dwell
      • live
      • inhabit
  2. a plant or animal naturalized in a region; “denizens of field and forest”; “denizens of the deep”
    • Less specific
      • organism
      • being

See dictionary entry for denizen

locum tenens

Noun

  1. someone (physician or clergyman) who substitutes temporarily for another member of the same profession
    • Synonyms
      • locum
    • Less specific
      • stand-in
      • substitute
      • relief
      • reliever
      • backup
      • backup man
      • fill-in

See dictionary entry for locum tenens

sublimation

Noun

  1. (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
    • Less specific
      • transformation
      • transmutation
      • shift
    • Related
      • sublime
      • sublimate
    • Topic Members
      • chemistry
      • chemical science
  2. (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
    • Less specific
      • change
      • alteration
      • modification
    • Related
      • sublimate
    • Topic Members
      • psychology
      • psychological science

See dictionary entry for sublimation

panacea

Noun

  1. (Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
    • Is a
      • Greek deity
  2. hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
    • Synonyms
      • nostrum
      • catholicon
      • cure-all
    • Less specific
      • remedy
      • curative
      • cure
      • therapeutic
    • More specific
      • elixir

See dictionary entry for panacea

anneal

Verb

  1. bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling; “temper glass”
    • Synonyms
      • temper
      • normalize
    • Less specific
      • harden
      • indurate
    • Related
      • temper
      • toughness
      • annealing
      • tempering
      • temperance

See dictionary entry for anneal

flummox

Verb

  1. be a mystery or bewildering to; “This beats me!”; “Got me–I don’t know the answer!”; “a vexing problem”; “This question really stuck me”
    • Synonyms
      • perplex
      • vex
      • stick
      • get
      • puzzle
      • mystify
      • baffle
      • beat
      • pose
      • bewilder
      • stupefy
      • nonplus
      • gravel
      • amaze
      • dumbfound
    • Less specific
      • confuse
      • throw
      • fox
      • befuddle
      • fuddle
      • bedevil
      • confound
      • discombobulate
    • More specific
      • stump
      • mix up
      • riddle
      • elude
      • escape
    • See also
      • puzzle over
      • solve
      • work out
      • figure out
      • puzzle out
      • lick
      • work
    • Related
      • stupefaction
      • bewilderment
      • obfuscation
      • puzzlement
      • befuddlement
      • mystification
      • bafflement
      • bemusement
      • poser
      • stumper
      • toughie
      • sticker
      • bewilderment
      • obfuscation
      • puzzlement
      • befuddlement
      • mystification
      • bafflement
      • bemusement
      • mystification
      • mystification
      • obfuscation
      • puzzle
      • puzzler
      • mystifier
      • teaser
      • mystery
      • enigma
      • secret
      • closed book
      • puzzle
      • puzzler
      • mystifier
      • teaser
      • bewilderment
      • obfuscation
      • puzzlement
      • befuddlement
      • mystification
      • bafflement
      • bemusement
      • puzzle
      • puzzler
      • mystifier
      • teaser

See dictionary entry for flummox

sacrosanct

Adjective

  1. must be kept sacred
    • Synonyms
      • inviolable
      • inviolate
    • Similar to
      • sacred

See dictionary entry for sacrosanct

tacit

Adjective

  1. implied by or inferred from actions or statements; “gave silent consent”; “a tacit agreement”; “the understood provisos of a custody agreement”
    • Synonyms
      • silent
      • understood
    • Similar to
      • implicit
      • inexplicit

See dictionary entry for tacit

paradigmatic

Adjective

  1. of or relating to a grammatical paradigm; “paradigmatic inflection”
    • Pertains to
      • paradigm
    • Related
      • paradigm
  2. of or relating to a typical example; “paradigmatic learning”
    • Pertains to
      • prototype
      • paradigm
      • epitome
      • image
    • Related
      • prototype
      • paradigm
      • epitome
      • image
  3. related as members of a substitution class; “paradigmatic word associations”
    • Antonyms
      • syntagmatic
    • Pertains to
      • substitution class
      • paradigm
    • Related
      • substitution class
      • paradigm

See dictionary entry for paradigmatic

gossamer

Noun

  1. a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
    • Less specific
      • gauze
      • netting
      • veiling
    • Related
      • ethereal
      • gossamer
  2. filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
    • Synonyms
      • cobweb
    • Less specific
      • fibril
      • filament
      • strand
    • Related
      • ethereal
      • gossamer

Adjective

  1. characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy; “this smallest and most ethereal of birds”; “gossamer shading through his playing”
    • Synonyms
      • ethereal
    • Similar to
      • delicate
    • Related
      • cobweb
      • gossamer
      • gossamer
  2. so thin as to transmit light; “a hat with a diaphanous veil”; “filmy wings of a moth”; “gauzy clouds of dandelion down”; “gossamer cobwebs”; “sheer silk stockings”; “transparent chiffon”; “vaporous silks”
    • Synonyms
      • diaphanous
      • filmy
      • gauzy
      • gauze-like
      • see-through
      • sheer
      • transparent
      • vaporous
      • vapourous
      • cobwebby
    • Similar to
      • thin
    • Related
      • cobweb
      • transparency
      • transparence
      • transparency
      • transparence
      • transparentness
      • gauze
      • netting
      • veiling
      • film
      • plastic film

See dictionary entry for gossamer

inflammable

Adjective

  1. easily ignited
    • Synonyms
      • flammable
    • Similar to
      • combustible
    • Related
      • flammability
      • inflammability
      • flammability
      • inflammability

See dictionary entry for inflammable

sequela

Noun

  1. any abnormality following or resulting from a disease or injury or treatment; “paralysis is one of the sequelae of poliomyelitis”
    • Less specific
      • abnormality
      • abnormalcy

See dictionary entry for sequela

liaise

Verb

  1. act between parties with a view to reconciling differences; “He interceded in the family dispute”; “He mediated a settlement”
    • Synonyms
      • intercede
      • mediate
      • intermediate
      • arbitrate
    • Less specific
      • negociate
      • negotiate
      • talk terms
    • Related
      • arbitrative
      • arbitrable
      • arbitration
      • arbitrament
      • arbitrement
      • arbitration
      • arbitrament
      • arbitrement
      • arbiter
      • arbitrator
      • umpire
      • arbitration
      • arbitration
      • arbitrament
      • arbitrement
      • arbiter
      • arbitrator
      • umpire
      • mediation
      • intermediation
      • mediator
      • go-between
      • intermediator
      • intermediary
      • intercessor
      • mediation
      • mediation
      • intermediation
      • mediator
      • go-between
      • intermediator
      • intermediary
      • intercessor
      • intervention
      • intercession

See dictionary entry for liaise

mezzanine

Noun

  1. first or lowest balcony
    • Synonyms
      • first balcony
    • Less specific
      • balcony
    • Parts
      • loge
  2. intermediate floor just above the ground floor
    • Synonyms
      • mezzanine floor
      • entresol
    • Less specific
      • floor
      • level
      • storey
      • story

See dictionary entry for mezzanine

armature

Noun

  1. coil in which voltage is induced by motion through a magnetic field
    • Less specific
      • coil
    • More specific
      • rotor
      • rotor coil
    • Part of
      • electromagnet
      • electric motor

See dictionary entry for armature

stanchion

Noun

  1. any vertical post or rod used as a support
    • Less specific
      • post

See dictionary entry for stanchion

inculcate

Verb

  1. teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; “inculcate values into the young generation”
    • Synonyms
      • instill
      • infuse
    • Less specific
      • drill
    • More specific
      • din
    • Related
      • inculcation
      • ingraining
      • instilling
      • inculcation
      • ingraining
      • instilling

See dictionary entry for inculcate

individuate

Verb

  1. give individual character to
    • Less specific
      • characterize
      • characterise
    • Related
      • individualization
      • individualisation
      • individuation
      • individuality
      • individualism
      • individuation
  2. give individual shape or form to; “Language that individuates his memories”
    • Less specific
      • shape
      • form
    • Related
      • individuality
      • individualism
      • individuation

See dictionary entry for Individuate

argumentation

Noun

  1. a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal; “the argument over foreign aid goes on and on”
    • Synonyms
      • argument
      • debate
    • Less specific
      • discussion
      • give-and-take
      • word
    • More specific
      • logomachy
    • Related
      • argue
      • contend
      • debate
      • fence
      • debate
      • deliberate
      • debate
      • argue
      • reason
      • argue
      • indicate
      • argue
      • reason
  2. a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; “I can’t follow your line of reasoning”
    • Synonyms
      • logical argument
      • argument
      • line of reasoning
      • line
    • Less specific
      • reasoning
      • logical thinking
      • abstract thought
    • More specific
      • line of inquiry
      • line of questioning
      • casuistry
      • policy
    • Related
      • argue
      • reason
      • argue
      • indicate

See dictionary entry for argumentation

positivism

Noun

  1. the form of empiricism that bases all knowledge on perceptual experience (not on intuition or revelation)
    • Synonyms
      • logical positivism
    • Less specific
      • empiricism
      • empiricist philosophy
      • sensationalism
    • More specific
      • Comtism
    • Related
      • logical positivist
      • positivist
      • positivistic
      • positive
      • positivist
      • rationalist
  2. a quality or state characterized by certainty or acceptance or affirmation and dogmatic assertiveness
    • Synonyms
      • positivity
      • positiveness
    • Antonyms
      • negativity
      • negativeness
      • negativism
      • negativity
      • negativeness
      • negativism
    • Less specific
      • quality
    • More specific
      • assertiveness
      • self-assertiveness
    • Related
      • cocksure
      • overconfident
      • positive
      • positivist
      • positivistic
      • positive
      • positive
      • positive

See dictionary entry for positivism

stymie

Noun

  1. a situation in golf where an opponent’s ball blocks the line between your ball and the hole
    • Synonyms
      • stymy
    • Less specific
      • situation
      • position
  2. a thwarting and distressing situation
    • Synonyms
      • stymy
    • Less specific
      • obstacle
      • obstruction
    • Related
      • obstruct
      • blockade
      • block
      • hinder
      • stymie
      • stymy
      • embarrass

Verb

  1. hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; “His brother blocked him at every turn”
    • Synonyms
      • obstruct
      • blockade
      • block
      • hinder
      • stymy
      • embarrass
    • Less specific
      • prevent
      • forestall
      • foreclose
      • preclude
      • forbid
    • More specific
      • stonewall
      • filibuster
      • check
      • hang
      • bottleneck
    • Related
      • stymie
      • stymy
      • hindrance
      • hinderance
      • deterrent
      • impediment
      • balk
      • baulk
      • check
      • handicap
      • obstruction
      • blockage
      • blockage
      • closure
      • occlusion
      • obstruction
      • obstructionist
      • obstructor
      • obstructer
      • resister
      • thwarter
      • obstructionist
      • obstructor
      • obstructer
      • resister
      • thwarter

See dictionary entry for stymie

teleology

Noun

  1. (philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes
    • Less specific
      • philosophical doctrine
      • philosophical theory
    • Related
      • teleological
      • teleologist
    • Topic Members
      • philosophy

See dictionary entry for teleology

protean

Adjective

  1. taking on different forms; “eyes…of that baffling protean grey which is never twice the same”
    • Similar to
      • variable
    • Related
      • Proteus

See dictionary entry for protean

Axiology

Noun

  1. the study of values and value judgments
    • Less specific
      • philosophy
    • Related
      • axiological

See dictionary entry for axiology

epistemology

Noun

  1. the philosophical theory of knowledge
    • Less specific
      • philosophy
    • More specific
      • methodology
      • methodological analysis
    • Related
      • epistemic
      • epistemological
      • epistemologist

See dictionary entry for epistemology

ontology

Noun

  1. (computer science) a rigorous and exhaustive organization of some knowledge domain that is usually hierarchical and contains all the relevant entities and their relations
    • Less specific
      • arrangement
      • organization
      • organisation
      • system
    • Topic Members
      • computer science
      • computing
  2. the metaphysical study of the nature of being and existence
    • Less specific
      • metaphysics
    • Related
      • ontological

See dictionary entry for ontology

hackneyed

Adjective

  1. repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse; “bromidic sermons”; “his remarks were trite and commonplace”; “hackneyed phrases”; “a stock answer”; “repeating threadbare jokes”; “parroting some timeworn axiom”; “the trite metaphor `hard as nails’”
    • Synonyms
      • banal
      • commonplace
      • old-hat
      • shopworn
      • stock
      • threadbare
      • timeworn
      • tired
      • trite
      • well-worn
    • Similar to
      • unoriginal
    • Related
      • triteness
      • staleness
      • platitude
      • cliche
      • banality
      • commonplace
      • bromide
      • platitude
      • cliche
      • banality
      • commonplace
      • bromide

See dictionary entry for hackneyed

Hermeneutics

Noun

  1. the branch of theology that deals with principles of exegesis
    • Less specific
      • theology
      • divinity

See dictionary entry for hermeneutics

in vitro

Adjective

  1. of a biological process occurring in an artificial environment outside the living organism; “in vitro fertilization”
    • Synonyms
      • ex vivo
    • Antonyms
      • in vivo

Adverb

  1. in an artificial environment outside the living organism; “an egg fertilized in vitro”
    • Synonyms
      • ex vivo
    • Pertains to
      • in vitro
      • ex vivo

See dictionary entry for in vitro

in vivo

Adjective

  1. of a biological process occurring within a living organism; “in vivo techniques”
    • Antonyms
      • in vitro
      • ex vivo
    • Topic Members
      • biology
      • biological science

Adverb

  1. in the living organism; “studies conducted in vivo”
    • Pertains to
      • in vivo

See dictionary entry for in vivo

conviviality

Noun

  1. a jovial nature
    • Synonyms
      • joviality
    • Less specific
      • sociability
      • sociableness
    • Related
      • gay
      • jocund
      • jolly
      • jovial
      • merry
      • mirthful
      • convivial
      • good-time
  2. a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity
    • Synonyms
      • merrymaking
      • jollification
    • Less specific
      • celebration
      • festivity
    • More specific
      • jinks
      • high jinks
      • hijinks
      • high jinx
      • revel
      • revelry
    • Related
      • revel
      • racket
      • make whoopie
      • make merry
      • make happy
      • whoop it up
      • jollify
      • wassail
      • revel
      • racket
      • make whoopie
      • make merry
      • make happy
      • whoop it up
      • jollify
      • wassail

See dictionary entry for conviviality

paroxysm

Noun

  1. a sudden uncontrollable attack; “a paroxysm of giggling”; “a fit of coughing”; “convulsions of laughter”
    • Synonyms
      • fit
      • convulsion
    • Less specific
      • attack
    • Related
      • paroxysmal

See dictionary entry for paroxysm

sordid

Adjective

  1. morally degraded; “a seedy district”; “the seamy side of life”; “sleazy characters hanging around casinos”; “sleazy storefronts with…dirt on the walls”- Seattle Weekly; “the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils”- James Joyce; “the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal”
    • Synonyms
      • seamy
      • seedy
      • sleazy
      • squalid
    • Similar to
      • disreputable
    • Related
      • sordidness
      • squalor
      • squalidness
      • baseness
      • sordidness
      • contemptibility
      • despicableness
      • despicability
      • sleaziness
  2. unethical or dishonest; “dirty police officers”; “a sordid political campaign”; “shoddy business practices”
    • Synonyms
      • dirty
      • shoddy
    • Similar to
      • corrupt
    • Related
      • baseness
      • sordidness
      • contemptibility
      • despicableness
      • despicability
  3. foul and run-down and repulsive; “a flyblown bar on the edge of town”; “a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town”; “squalid living conditions”; “sordid shantytowns”
    • Synonyms
      • flyblown
      • squalid
    • Similar to
      • dirty
      • soiled
      • unclean
    • Related
      • sordidness
      • squalor
      • squalidness
      • sordidness
      • squalor
      • squalidness
  4. meanly avaricious and mercenary; “sordid avarice”; “sordid material interests”
    • Similar to
      • acquisitive
    • Related
      • baseness
      • sordidness
      • contemptibility
      • despicableness
      • despicability

See dictionary entry for sordid

nihilism

Noun

  1. a revolutionary doctrine that advocates destruction of the social system for its own sake
    • Less specific
      • doctrine
      • philosophy
      • philosophical system
      • school of thought
      • ism
    • Related
      • nihilistic
      • nihilist
      • anarchist
      • nihilist
      • syndicalist
  2. the delusion that things (or everything, including the self) do not exist; a sense that everything is unreal
    • Synonyms
      • nihilistic delusion
    • Less specific
      • delusion
      • psychotic belief
  3. complete denial of all established authority and institutions
    • Less specific
      • anarchy
      • lawlessness
    • Related
      • nihilistic
      • nihilist
      • anarchist
      • nihilist
      • syndicalist

See dictionary entry for nihilism

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dramaturgy

Noun

  1. the art of writing and producing plays
    • Synonyms
      • dramatic art
      • dramatics
      • theater
      • theatre
    • Less specific
      • communication
      • communicating
    • More specific
      • stage
    • Parts
      • dramatic composition
      • dramatic work
    • Related
      • theatrical
      • theatrical
      • dramaturgic
      • dramaturgical
      • dramaturgic
      • dramaturgical
    • Member of topics
      • upstage
      • downstage
      • amphitheater
      • amphitheatre
      • closed-circuit television
      • theater
      • theatre
      • house
      • dramatic irony
      • flies
      • seat
      • place
      • ticket agent
      • booking clerk
      • act
      • play
      • roleplay
      • playact
      • stooge
      • enter
      • support
      • star
      • appear
      • co-star
      • overact
      • ham it up
      • ham
      • overplay
      • underact
      • underplay

See dictionary entry for dramaturgy

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spindrift

Noun

  1. spray blown up from the surface of the sea
    • Synonyms
      • spoondrift
    • Less specific
      • spray

See dictionary entry for spindrift

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ab initio

Adverb

  1. at the beginning; “at first he didn’t notice anything strange”
    • Synonyms
      • initially
    • Pertains to
      • initial

See dictionary entry for ab initio

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idiographic

Adjective

  1. relating to or involving the study of individuals
    • Antonyms
      • nomothetic
    • Topic Members
      • psychology
      • psychological science

See dictionary entry for idiographic

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Interlocutor

Noun

  1. the performer in the middle of a minstrel line who engages the others in talk
    • Synonyms
      • middleman
    • Less specific
      • minstrel
    • Member of
      • minstrel show
  2. a person who takes part in a conversation
    • Synonyms
      • conversational partner
    • Less specific
      • conversationalist
      • conversationist
      • schmoozer

See dictionary entry for Interlocutor

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vermiform

Adjective

  1. resembling a worm; long and thin and cylindrical
    • Synonyms
      • worm-shaped
    • Similar to
      • formed

vermiform appendix

Noun

  1. a vestigial process that extends from the lower end of the cecum and that resembles a small pouch
    • Synonyms
      • appendix
      • vermiform process
      • cecal appendage
    • Less specific
      • process
      • outgrowth
      • appendage
    • Part of
      • cecum
      • caecum
      • blind gut

See dictionary entry for vermiform

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chauvinism

Noun

  1. fanatical patriotism
    • Synonyms
      • jingoism
      • superpatriotism
      • ultranationalism
    • Less specific
      • patriotism
      • nationalism
    • Related
      • chauvinistic
      • flag-waving
      • jingoistic
      • nationalistic
      • ultranationalistic
      • superpatriotic
      • chauvinistic
      • flag-waving
      • jingoistic
      • nationalistic
      • ultranationalistic
      • superpatriotic
      • chauvinist
      • jingoist
      • jingo
      • flag-waver
      • hundred-percenter
      • patrioteer
      • chauvinistic
      • flag-waving
      • jingoistic
      • nationalistic
      • ultranationalistic
      • superpatriotic
      • chauvinist
      • jingoist
      • jingo
      • flag-waver
      • hundred-percenter
      • patrioteer
  2. activity indicative of belief in the superiority of men over women
    • Synonyms
      • male chauvinism
      • antifeminism
    • Less specific
      • sexism
    • Related
      • antifeminist
      • chauvinist

See dictionary entry for chauvinism

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gestalt

Noun

  1. a configuration or pattern of elements so unified as a whole that it cannot be described merely as a sum of its parts
    • Less specific
      • form
      • shape
      • pattern

See dictionary entry for gestalt

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iconoclastic

Adjective

  1. characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions
    • Similar to
      • unorthodox
    • Related
      • iconoclasm
  2. destructive of images used in religious worship; said of religions, such as Islam, in which the representation of living things is prohibited
    • Similar to
      • destructive
    • Related
      • iconoclasm

See dictionary entry for iconoclastic

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incredulity

Noun

  1. doubt about the truth of something
    • Synonyms
      • disbelief
      • skepticism
      • mental rejection
    • Less specific
      • doubt
      • uncertainty
      • incertitude
      • dubiety
      • doubtfulness
      • dubiousness
    • Related
      • disbelieving
      • skeptical
      • sceptical
      • unbelieving
      • doubting
      • questioning
      • skeptical
      • sceptical
      • incredulous

See dictionary entry for incredulity

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bivouac

Noun

  1. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers; “wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling”
    • Synonyms
      • camp
      • encampment
      • cantonment
    • Less specific
      • military quarters
    • More specific
      • boot camp
      • hutment
      • laager
      • lager
    • Related
      • camp
      • encamp
      • camp out
      • bivouac
      • tent
      • quarter
      • billet
      • canton
      • camp
      • encamp
      • camp out
      • bivouac
      • tent
    • Topic Members
      • military
      • armed forces
      • armed services
      • military machine
      • war machine
  2. a site where people on holiday can pitch a tent
    • Synonyms
      • campsite
      • campground
      • camping site
      • camping ground
      • encampment
      • camping area
    • Less specific
      • site
      • land site
    • Related
      • camp
      • encamp
      • camp out
      • bivouac
      • tent

Verb

  1. live in or as if in a tent; “Can we go camping again this summer?”; “The circus tented near the town”; “The houseguests had to camp in the living room”
    • Synonyms
      • camp
      • encamp
      • camp out
      • tent
    • Less specific
      • populate
      • dwell
      • live
      • inhabit
    • Related
      • camping
      • encampment
      • bivouacking
      • tenting
      • tent
      • collapsible shelter
      • campsite
      • campground
      • camping site
      • camping ground
      • bivouac
      • encampment
      • camping area
      • camp
      • encampment
      • cantonment
      • bivouac
      • camping
      • encampment
      • bivouacking
      • tenting
      • camp
      • camp
      • encampment
      • cantonment
      • bivouac
      • camper
      • camping
      • encampment
      • bivouacking
      • tenting

See dictionary entry for bivouac

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polemic

Noun

  1. a writer who argues in opposition to others (especially in theology)
    • Synonyms
      • polemicist
      • polemist
    • Less specific
      • writer
      • author
    • Related
      • polemic
      • polemical
  2. a controversy (especially over a belief or dogma)
    • Less specific
      • controversy
      • contention
      • contestation
      • disputation
      • disceptation
      • tilt
      • argument
      • arguing
    • Related
      • polemic
      • polemical
      • polemic
      • polemical
      • polemize
      • polemise
      • polemicize
      • polemicise
      • polemize
      • polemise
      • polemicize
      • polemicise
      • polemize
      • polemise
      • polemicize
      • polemicise

Adjective

  1. of or involving dispute or controversy
    • Synonyms
      • polemical
    • Similar to
      • controversial
    • Related
      • polemic
      • polemicist
      • polemist
      • polemic
      • polemic

See dictionary entry for polemic

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myopic

Adjective

  1. unable to see distant objects clearly
    • Synonyms
      • nearsighted
      • shortsighted
    • Antonyms
      • farsighted
      • presbyopic
    • Related
      • myopia
      • nearsightedness
      • shortsightedness
      • myopia
      • nearsightedness
      • shortsightedness
      • myopia
      • nearsightedness
      • shortsightedness
  2. lacking foresight or scope; “a short view of the problem”; “shortsighted policies”; “shortsighted critics derided the plan”; “myopic thinking”
    • Synonyms
      • short
      • shortsighted
      • unforesightful
    • Similar to
      • improvident
    • Related
      • improvidence
      • shortsightedness

See dictionary entry for myopic

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chattel

Noun

  1. personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
    • Synonyms
      • personal chattel
      • movable
    • Less specific
      • personal property
      • personal estate
      • personalty
      • private property
    • Topic Members
      • furniture
      • piece of furniture
      • article of furniture
      • car
      • auto
      • automobile
      • machine
      • motorcar

See dictionary entry for chattel

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anthropocentric

Adjective

  1. human-centered; “our anthropocentric view of the world”
    • Pertains to
      • anthropocentrism
      • anthropocentricity
    • Related
      • anthropocentrism
      • anthropocentricity
      • anthropocentrism
      • anthropocentricity

See dictionary entry for anthropocentric

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deleterious

Adjective

  1. harmful to living things; “deleterious chemical additives”
    • Synonyms
      • hurtful
      • injurious
    • Similar to
      • harmful
    • Related
      • injury
      • hurt
      • harm
      • trauma
      • harmfulness
      • injuriousness

See dictionary entry for deleterious

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envisage

Verb

  1. form a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case; “Can you conceive of him as the president?”
    • Synonyms
      • imagine
      • conceive of
      • ideate
    • Less specific
      • create by mental act
      • create mentally
    • More specific
      • visualize
      • visualise
      • envision
      • project
      • fancy
      • see
      • figure
      • picture
      • image
      • visualize
      • visualise
      • envision
      • foresee
      • fantasize
      • fantasise
      • prefigure
      • think
      • fantasy
      • fantasize
      • fantasise
      • dream
      • daydream
      • woolgather
      • stargaze
    • Related
      • idea
      • thought
      • ideation
      • imaginative
      • inventive
      • imagination
      • imaging
      • imagery
      • mental imagery
      • imagination
      • imaginativeness
      • vision

See dictionary entry for envisage

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inviolable

Adjective

  1. incapable of being transgressed or dishonored; “the person of the king is inviolable”; “an inviolable oath”
    • Antonyms
      • violable
    • Similar to
      • unassailable
      • untouchable
  2. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; “an impregnable fortress”; “fortifications that made the frontier inviolable”; “a secure telephone connection”
    • Synonyms
      • impregnable
      • secure
      • strong
      • unassailable
      • unattackable
    • Similar to
      • invulnerable
    • Related
      • invulnerability
      • impregnability
      • secureness
  3. must be kept sacred
    • Synonyms
      • inviolate
      • sacrosanct
    • Similar to
      • sacred
  4. not capable of being violated or infringed; “infrangible human rights”
    • Synonyms
      • absolute
      • infrangible
    • Similar to
      • inalienable
      • unalienable
    • Related
      • absoluteness

See dictionary entry for inviolable

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jeremiad

Noun

  1. a long and mournful complaint; “a jeremiad against any form of government”
    • Less specific
      • complaint

See dictionary entry for jeremiad

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despotic

Adjective

  1. belonging to or having the characteristics of a despot
    • Synonyms
      • despotical
    • Pertains to
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot
    • Related
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot
  2. ruled by or characteristic of a despot; “moved from a feudal to a despotic order”; “his administration was arrogant and despotic”
    • Similar to
      • undemocratic
    • Related
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot
  3. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; “an authoritarian regime”; “autocratic government”; “despotic rulers”; “a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war”; “a tyrannical government”
    • Synonyms
      • authoritarian
      • autocratic
      • dictatorial
      • tyrannic
      • tyrannical
    • Similar to
      • undemocratic
    • Related
      • absolutism
      • tyranny
      • despotism
      • absolutism
      • tyranny
      • despotism
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot
      • dictator
      • potentate
      • tyrant
      • autocrat
      • despot

See dictionary entry for despotic

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centrifugal

Adjective

  1. tending to move away from a center; “centrifugal force”
    • Antonyms
      • centripetal
    • Similar to
      • outward-developing
      • outward-moving
  2. tending away from centralization, as of authority; “the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress”
    • Similar to
      • decentralizing
      • decentralising
  3. conveying information to the muscles from the CNS; “motor nerves”
    • Synonyms
      • motor
    • Similar to
      • efferent
      • motorial

centripetal

Adjective

  1. tending to move toward a center; “centripetal force”
    • Antonyms
      • centrifugal
    • Similar to
      • inward-developing
      • inward-moving
  2. tending to unify
    • Synonyms
      • unifying
    • Similar to
      • centralizing
      • centralising
  3. of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system; “sensory neurons”
    • Synonyms
      • receptive
      • sensory
    • Similar to
      • afferent
    • Related
      • pick up
      • receive

See dictionary entry for centrifugal versus centripetal

interregnum

Noun

  1. the time between two reigns, governments, etc.
    • Less specific
      • interim
      • meantime
      • meanwhile
      • lag

See dictionary entry for

nascent

Adjective

  1. being born or beginning; “the nascent chicks”; “a nascent insurgency”
    • Antonyms
      • dying
    • Similar to
      • emergent
      • emerging
      • dissilient
      • parturient
    • Related
      • birth
      • nativity
      • nascency
      • nascence

See dictionary entry for

vestibular

Adjective

  1. relating to the sense of equilibrium
    • Pertains to
      • equilibrium
      • labyrinthine sense
      • vestibular sense
      • sense of balance
      • sense of equilibrium
    • Related
      • vestibule

See dictionary entry for vestibular

lacuna

Noun

  1. a blank gap or missing part
    • Synonyms
      • blank
    • Less specific
      • gap
      • crack

See dictionary entry for lacuna

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tellurian

Noun

  1. an inhabitant of the earth
    • Synonyms
      • earthling
      • earthman
      • worldling
    • Less specific
      • inhabitant
      • habitant
      • dweller
      • denizen
      • indweller
    • Related
      • Earth
      • earth
      • world
      • globe
      • Earth
      • earth
      • world
      • globe

Adjective

  1. of or relating to or inhabiting the land as opposed to the sea or air
    • Synonyms
      • telluric
      • terrestrial
      • terrene
    • Pertains to
      • land
      • dry land
      • earth
      • ground
      • solid ground
      • terra firma
      • land
      • dry land
      • earth
      • ground
      • solid ground
      • terra firma
      • land
      • dry land
      • earth
      • ground
      • solid ground
      • terra firma
      • land
      • dry land
      • earth
      • ground
      • solid ground
      • terra firma

See dictionary entry for tellurian

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promulgate

Verb

  1. state or announce; “`I am not a Communist,’ he exclaimed”; “The King will proclaim an amnesty”
    • Synonyms
      • proclaim
      • exclaim
    • Less specific
      • declare
    • More specific
      • declare
      • trumpet
      • clarion
    • Related
      • promulgation
      • announcement
      • promulgation
      • proclamation
      • promulgation
      • emphatic
      • exclamatory
      • ecphonesis
      • exclamation
      • proclamation
      • promulgation
  2. put a law into effect by formal declaration
    • Less specific
      • announce
      • declare
    • Related
      • promulgation
      • proclamation
      • promulgation
      • promulgator

See dictionary entry for promulgate

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theodicy

Noun

  1. the branch of theology that defends God’s goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil
    • Less specific
      • theology
      • divinity

See dictionary entry for theodicy