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{adj: Aegean} of or relating to or bordering the Aegean Sea
"Aegean islands"



{adj: Atlantic} relating to or bordering the Atlantic Ocean
"Atlantic currents"

{adj: Byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tangled, tortuous} highly complex or intricate
"the Byzantine tax structure"
"convoluted legal language"
"convoluted reasoning"
"the plot was too involved"
"a knotty problem"
"got his way by labyrinthine maneuvering"
"Oh, what a tangled web we weave"- Sir Walter Scott
"tortuous legal procedures"
"tortuous negotiations lasting for months"

{adj: Confederate} of or having to do with the southern Confederacy during the American Civil War
"Confederate soldiers"

{adj: Lutheran} of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of the Protestant Church adhering to the views of Luther
"Lutheran doctrines"

{adj: Methodist, Wesleyan} of or pertaining to or characteristic of the branch of Protestantism adhering to the views of Wesley
"Methodist theology"

{adj: Norwegian, Norse} of or relating to Norway or its people or culture or language
"Norwegian herring"

{adj: Pacific} relating to or bordering the Pacific Ocean
"Pacific islands"

{adj: Palladian} referring to or relating to or having the style of architecture created by Andrea Palladio
"the much imitated arch and column compositions known as the Palladian motif"

{adj: Reformed} of or relating to the body of Protestant Christianity arising during the Reformation; used of some Protestant churches especially Calvinist as distinct from Lutheran
"Dutch Reformed theology"

{adj: Regency} of or relating to or characteristic of the style (especially the style of furniture) favored during the Regency (1811-1820)

{adj: Roman} relating to or characteristic of people of Rome
"Roman virtues"
"his Roman bearing in adversity"
"a Roman nose"

{adj: Solomonic} exhibiting or requiring the wisdom of Solomon in making difficult decisions

{adj: Union, Federal} being of or having to do with the northern United States and those loyal to the Union during the American Civil War
"Union soldiers"
"Federal forces"
"a Federal infantryman"

{adj: a posteriori} requiring evidence for validation or support

{adj: abolitionary} relating to or favoring abolition, especially abolition of slavery

{adj: abstemious} sparing in consumption of especially food and drink
"the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious"- John Galsworthy
<-> gluttonous

{adj: abulic, aboulic} suffering from abulia; showing abnormal inability to act or make decisions

{adj: abutting, adjacent, adjoining, conterminous, contiguous, neighboring} having a common boundary or edge; touching
"abutting lots"
"adjoining rooms"
"Rhode Island has two bordering states; Massachusetts and Conncecticut"
"the side of Germany conterminous with France"
"Utah and the contiguous state of Idaho"
"neighboring cities"

{adj: accidental, casual, chance} occurring or appearing or singled out by chance
"their accidental meeting led to a renewal of their friendship"
"seek help from casual passers-by"
"a casual meeting"
"a chance occurrence"

{adj: accumulative} marked by acquiring or amassing
"we live in an accumulative society"

{adj: acerb, acerbic, acid, acrid, bitter, blistering, caustic, sulfurous, sulphurous, venomous, virulent, vitriolic} harsh or corrosive in tone
"an acerbic tone piercing otherwise flowery prose"
"a barrage of acid comments"
"her acrid remarks make her many enemies"
"bitter words"
"blistering criticism"
"caustic jokes about political assassination, talk-show hosts and medical ethics"
"a sulfurous denunciation"
"a vitriolic critique"

{adj: acid-loving} thriving in a relatively acidic environment (especially of plants requiring a pH well below 7)
<-> alkaline-loving

{adj: acrophobic} suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places

{adj: ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed} with little or no preparation or forethought
"his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"
"an extemporaneous piano recital"
"an extemporary lecture"
"an extempore skit"
"an impromptu speech"
"offhand excuses"
"trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"
"an off-the-cuff toast"
"a few unrehearsed comments"

{adj: adaptive, adaptative} having a capacity for adaptation
"the adaptive coloring of a chameleon"
<-> maladaptive

{adj: addlebrained, addlepated, potty, puddingheaded, muddleheaded} stupid and confused; used especially of persons
"blathering like the addlepated nincompoop that you are"
"a confused puddingheaded, muddleheaded fellow"- Isaac Sterne

{adj: adiabatic} occurring without loss or gain of heat
"adiabatic expansion"
<-> diabatic

{adj: adjusted} altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation
"an adjusted insurance claim"
"the car runs more smoothly with the timing adjusted"
<-> unadjusted

{adj: admirable} inspiring admiration or approval
"among her many admirable qualities are generosity and graciousness"

{adj: admiring} showing or feeling admiration
"an admiring crowd"
"gave me one of her rare admiring looks"

{adj: adorable, endearing, lovely} lovable especially in a childlike or naive way

{adj: adoring, doting, fond} extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent
"adoring grandparents"
"deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"
"hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"

{adj: adulatory} obsequiously complimentary
"they listened with flattering interest"

{adj: adulterous, extramarital, extracurricular} characterized by adultery
"an adulterous relationship"
"extramarital affairs"
"the extracurricular activities of a philandering husband"

{adj: adventurous, adventuresome} willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises
"adventurous pioneers"
"the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy"
<-> unadventurous

{adj: aestival, estival} (rare) of or occurring in summer
"the sky was a burnished aestival blue"
"estival winds"

{adj: affectionate, caring, fond, lovesome, tender, warm} having or displaying warmth or affection
"affectionate children"
"caring parents"
"a fond embrace"
"fond of his nephew"
"a tender glance"
"a warm embrace"

{adj: affirmative, favoring} supporting a policy or attitude etc
"an affirmative argument"

{adj: aflare, flaring, flying, waving} streaming or flapping or spreading wide as if in a current of air
"ran quickly, her flaring coat behind her"
"flying banners"
"flags waving in the breeze"

{adj: agaze, staring} (used of eyes) open and fixed as if in fear or wonder
"staring eyes"

{adj: aglitter, coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparkly} having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
"bugle beads all aglitter"
"glinting eyes"
"glinting water"
"his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent"
"shop window full of glittering Christmas trees"
"glittery costume jewelry"
"scintillant mica"
"the scintillating stars"
"a dress with sparkly sequins"
"`glistering' is an archaic term"

{adj: agoraphobic} suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places

{adj: agricultural} relating to or used in or promoting agriculture or farming
"agricultural engineering"
"modern agricultural (or farming) methods"
"agricultural (or farm) equipment"
"an agricultural college"

{adj: air} relating to or characteristic of or occurring in the air
"air war"
"air safety"
"air travel"
<-> land, sea

{adj: algophobic} suffering from algophobia; abnormally afraid of pain

{adj: alkaline-loving} thriving in a relatively alkaline environment; (especially of plants requiring a pH above 7)
<-> acid-loving

{adj: all-devouring} (of animals) both plant-eating and flesh-eating

{adj: all-or-none, all-or-nothing} occurring completely or not occurring at all

{adj: allochronic} (of taxa) occurring in different geologic times

{adj: allopatric} (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another
<-> sympatric

{adj: alluring, beguiling, enticing, tempting} highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire
"an alluring prospect"
"her alluring smile"
"the voice was low and beguiling"
"difficult to say no to an enticing advertisement"
"a tempting invitation"

{adj: alternate, alternating} occurring by turns; first one and then the other
"alternating feelings of love and hate"

{adj: amazing, awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing} inspiring awe or admiration or wonder
"New York is an amazing city"
"the Grand Canyon is an awe-inspiring sight"
"the awesome complexity of the universe"
"this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath"- Melville
"Westminster Hall's awing majesty, so vast, so high, so silent"

{adj: ambitious, challenging} requiring full use of your abilities or resources
"ambitious schedule"
"performed the most challenging task without a mistake"

{adj: amentiferous, amentaceous} (of plants) bearing or characterized by aments or catkins

{adj: amnesic, amnesiac} suffering from a partial loss of memory

{adj: anemic, anaemic} relating to anemia or suffering from anemia

{adj: anemophilous} of flowering plants (especially grasses etc) that are pollinated by the wind
<-> entomophilous

{adj: annihilating, devastating, withering} making light of
"afire with annihilating invective"
"a devastating portrait of human folly"
"to compliments inflated I've a withering reply"- W.S.Gilbert

{adj: annihilative, annihilating, devastating, withering} wreaking or capable of wreaking complete destruction
"possessing annihilative power"
"a devastating hurricane"
"the guns opened a withering fire"

{adj: annoying, bothersome, galling, irritating, nettlesome, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, plaguy, plaguey, teasing, vexatious, vexing} causing irritation or annoyance
"tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"
"aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"
"found it galling to have to ask permission"
"an irritating delay"
"nettlesome paperwork"
"a pesky mosquito"
"swarms of pestering gnats"
"a plaguey newfangled safety catch"
"a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"
"a vexatious child"
"it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"

{adj: annual, one-year} completing its life cycle within a year
"a border of annual flowering plants"
<-> biennial, perennial

{adj: annual, yearly} occurring or payable every year
"an annual trip to Paris"
"yearly medical examinations"
"annual (or yearly) income"

{adj: apocarpous} (of ovaries of flowering plants) consisting of carpels that are free from one another as in buttercups or roses
<-> syncarpous

{adj: apologetic, excusatory} offering or expressing apology
"an apologetic note"
"an apologetic manner"
<-> unapologetic

{adj: apparent, ostensible, seeming} appearing as such but not necessarily so
"for all his apparent wealth he had no money to pay the rent"
"the committee investigated some apparent discrepancies"
"the ostensible truth of their theories"
"his seeming honesty"

{adj: appealing, imploring, importunate, pleading} expressing earnest entreaty
"the appealing and frightened look worn by an injured dog"
"she holds out her hand for money, importunate, insistent"
"a pleading note in her voice"

{adj: applied} concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles; opposed to theoretical
"applied physics"
"applied psychology"
"technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied discipcdlines"- Sidney Hook
<-> theoretical

{adj: approaching, coming, forthcoming, upcoming} of the relatively near future
"the approaching election"
"this coming Thursday"
"the forthcoming holidays"
"the upcoming spring fashions"

{adj: arcane} requiring secret or mysterious knowledge
"the arcane science of dowsing"

{adj: arduous} difficult to accomplish; demanding considerable mental effort and skill
"the arduous work of preparing a dictionary"

{adj: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician} 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"

{adj: armed} (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms
"armed robbery"
<-> unarmed

{adj: armored, armoured} used of animals; provided with protective covering
<-> unarmored

{adj: armorial} of or relating to heraldry or heraldic arms
"armorial bearing"

{adj: arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, perfect, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated} without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
"an arrant fool"
"a complete coward"
"a consummate fool"
"a double-dyed villain"
"gross negligence"
"a perfect idiot"
"pure folly"
"what a sodding mess"
"stark staring mad"
"a thoroughgoing villain"
"utter nonsense"
"the unadulterated truth"

{adj: arrogant, chesty, self-important} having or showing feelings of unwarranted importance out of overbearing pride
"an arrogant official"
"arrogant claims"
"chesty as a peacock"

{adj: aspirant, aspiring, wishful} desiring or striving for recognition or advancement

{adj: assonant} having the same sound (especially the same vowel sound) occurring in successive stressed syllables
"note the assonant words and syllables in `tilting at windmills'"

{adj: assonant} having the same vowel sound occurring with different consonants in successive words or stressed syllables

{adj: assorted, miscellaneous, mixed, motley, sundry} consisting of a haphazard assortment of different kinds (even to the point of incongruity)
"an arrangement of assorted spring flowers"
"assorted sizes"
"miscellaneous accessories"
"a mixed program of baroque and contemporary music"
"a motley crew"
"sundry sciences commonly known as social"- I.A.Richards

{adj: assumed, arrogated} taken as your right without justification
"was hearing evidence in an assumed capacity"
"Congress's arrogated powers over domains hitherto belonging to the states"

{adj: astonishing, astounding, staggering, stupefying} so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
"such an enormous response was astonishing"
"an astounding achievement"
"the amount of money required was staggering"
"suffered a staggering defeat"
"the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying"

{adj: astounding, dumbfounding, dumfounding} bewildering or striking dumb with wonder

{adj: asynchronous} not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
<-> synchronous

{adj: audacious, brave, dauntless, fearless, intrepid, unfearing} invulnerable to fear or intimidation
"audacious explorers"
"fearless reporters and photographers"
"intrepid pioneers"

{adj: audacious, daring, venturesome, venturous} disposed to venture or take risks
"audacious visions of the total conquest of space"
"an audacious interpretation of two Jacobean dramas"
"the most daring of contemporary fiction writers"
"a venturesome investor"
"a venturous spirit"

{adj: auditory, audile, auditive} of or relating to the process of hearing
"auditory processing"
"an audile person"

{adj: aural} of or pertaining to hearing or the ear
"an animal with a very sensitive aural apparatus"

{adj: auricular} relating to or perceived by or shaped like the organ of hearing
"my apprehension of words is auricular; I must hear what I read"- George Santayana
"an auricular confession"
"an auricular appendage"

{adj: austere, stern} of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect
"an austere expression"
"a stern face"

{adj: authentic, bona fide, unquestionable, veritable} not counterfeit or copied
"an authentic signature"
"a bona fide manuscript"
"an unquestionable antique"
"photographs taken in a veritable bull ring"

{adj: authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing} expecting unquestioning obedience
"he was imperious and dictatorial"
"the timid child of authoritarian parents"
"insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter"

{adj: autocratic, bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory} offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
"an autocratic person"
"autocratic behavior"
"a bossy way of ordering others around"
"a rather aggressive and dominating character"
"managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"
"a swaggering peremptory manner"

{adj: autographed} bearing an autograph
"an autographed copy of his latest book"

{adj: autoloading, self-loading, semiautomatic} (of firearms) capable of automatic loading and firing continuously
"an autoloading rifle"

{adj: autumn-flowering, autumn-blooming, fall-flowering, fall-blooming, late-flowering, late-blooming} of plants that bloom during the autumn

{adj: autumnal} of or characteristic of or occurring in autumn
"the autumnal equinox"
"autumnal fruits"
<-> wintry, vernal, summery

{adj: avant-garde, daring} radically new or original
"an avant-garde theater piece"

{adj: avaricious, covetous, grabby, grasping, greedy, prehensile} immoderately desirous of acquiring e.g. wealth
"they are avaricious and will do anything for money"
"casting covetous eyes on his neighbor's fields"
"a grasping old miser"
"grasping commercialism"
"greedy for money and power"
"grew richer and greedier"
"prehensile employers stingy with raises for their employees"

{adj: avid, devouring, esurient, greedy} (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
"avid for adventure"
"an avid ambition to succeed"
"fierce devouring affection"
"the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity"
"greedy for fame"

{adj: awned, awny} having awns i.e. bristlelike or hairlike appendages on the flowering parts of some cereals and grasses
"awned wheatgrass"
<-> awnless

{adj: azygous, azygos} occurring singly; not one of a pair
"the azygous muscle of the uvula"

{adj: babbling} continuous low murmuring sound; as especially of water
"a babbling brook"

{adj: back-geared, double-geared} (of a lathe) equipped with gearing for reducing the speed of the spindle from that of the driving pulley
"a back-geared lathe"

{adj: backward} (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature
"a backward lover"
<-> forward

{adj: bald, denuded, denudate} without the natural or usual covering
"a bald spot on the lawn"
"bare hills"

{adj: barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious} (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering
"a barbarous crime"
"brutal beatings"
"cruel tortures"
"Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks"
"a savage slap"
"vicious kicks"

{adj: bare-breasted, braless, topless} having the breasts uncovered or featuring such nudity
"topless waitresses"
"a topless cabaret"

{adj: bare} lacking its natural or customary covering
"a bare hill"
"bare feet"
<-> covered

{adj: barren} not bearing offspring
"a barren woman"
"learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"

{adj: base, dishonorable, dishonourable, immoral, unethical} not adhering to ethical or moral principles
"base and unpatriotic motives"
"a base, degrading way of life"
"cheating is dishonorable"
"they considered colonialism immoral"
"unethical practices in handling public funds"

{adj: bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten, spurious} born out of wedlock
"the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman

{adj: bated} held back
"we watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath"

{adj: bearing} (of a structural member) withstanding a weight or strain
<-> nonbearing

{adj: bearing} producing or yielding
"an interest-bearing note"
"fruit-bearing trees"

{adj: beaten} formed or made thin by hammering
"beaten gold"

{adj: begotten} (of offspring) generated by procreation
"naturally begotten child"

{adj: beguiling} misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods
"taken in by beguiling tales of overnight fortunes"

{adj: belligerent, fighting, militant, war-ridden, warring} engaged in war
"belligerent (or warring) nations"
"a fighting war"

{adj: berried, baccate, bacciferous} producing or bearing berries

{adj: bespectacled, monocled, spectacled} wearing, or having the face adorned with, eyeglasses or an eyeglass
"a bespectacled grandmother"
"the monocled gentleman"

{adj: bewitching, captivating, enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating} capturing interest as if by a spell
"bewitching smile"
"Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"
"enchanting music"
"an enthralling book"
"antique papers of entrancing design"
"a fascinating woman"

{adj: biased, colored, coloured, one-sided, slanted} favoring one person or side over another
"a biased account of the trial"
"a decision that was partial to the defendant"

{adj: biennial, biyearly} occurring every second year
"they met at biennial conventions"

{adj: bigeminal} occurring in pairs
"a bigeminal pulse"

{adj: bilious, liverish, livery} suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress

{adj: bimodal} of a distribution; having or occurring with two modes
<-> unimodal

{adj: bimonthly, bimestrial} occurring every two months
"bimonthly visits"

{adj: binaural, biaural} relating to or having or hearing with two ears
"binaural hearing"
<-> monaural

{adj: binding, constricting} hindering freedom of movement
"tight garments are uncomfortably binding"

{adj: biparous, twinning} producing two offspring at a time

{adj: bipolar} of, pertaining to, or occurring in both polar regions
"the bipolar distribution of certain species"

{adj: black, bleak, dim} offering little or no hope
"the future looked black"
"prospects were bleak"
"Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge
"took a dim view of things"

{adj: bladed} bearing or characterized by a blade or sword; often used in combination
"he fought on, broken-bladed but unbowed"

{adj: blaring, blasting} unpleasantly loud and penetrating
"the blaring noise of trumpets"
"shut our ears against the blasting music from his car radio"

{adj: blathering, blithering, jabbering, babbling} talking idly or incoherently
"blithering (or blathering) idiot"
"jabbering children"
"gabbling housewives"
"a babbling hospital inmate"

{adj: blazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glary} shining intensely
"the blazing sun"
"blinding headlights"
"dazzling snow"
"fulgent patterns of sunlight"
"the glaring sun"

{adj: blistering, blistery} hot enough to raise (or as if to raise) blisters
"blistering sun"

{adj: blistering, hot, red-hot} very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"a hot sports car"
"a blistering pace"
"got off to a hot start"
"in hot pursuit"
"a red-hot line drive"

{adj: blustering, blusterous, blustery} 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"

{adj: blustery, bullying} noisily domineering; tending to browbeat others

{adj: bodily, corporal, corporeal, somatic} affecting or characteristic of the body as opposed to the mind or spirit
"bodily needs"
"a corporal defect"
"corporeal suffering"
"a somatic symptom or somatic illness"

{adj: boisterous, rambunctious, robustious, rumbustious, unruly} noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline
"a boisterous crowd"
"a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand"
"a robustious group of teenagers"
"beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings"
"an unruly class"

{adj: bold} fearless and daring
"bold settlers on some foreign shore"
"a bold speech"
"a bold adventure"
<-> timid

{adj: bondable} capable of holding together or cohering; as particles in a mass

{adj: booming, flourishing, palmy, prospering, prosperous, roaring, thriving} very lively and profitable
"flourishing businesses"
"a palmy time for stockbrokers"
"a prosperous new business"
"doing a roaring trade"
"a thriving tourist center"
"did a thriving business in orchids"

{adj: boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome} so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
"a boring evening with uninteresting people"
"the deadening effect of some routine tasks"
"a dull play"
"his competent but dull performance"
"a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"
"what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke
"tedious days on the train"
"the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain
"other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

{adj: bottomless} unclothed especially below the waist or featuring such nudeness
"bottomless dancers"
"a bottomless bar"

{adj: branded} (of goods and merchandise) marked or labeled by a distinctive word or symbol indicating exclusive rights
"branded merchandise is that bearing a standard brand name"

{adj: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy} tastelessly showy
"a flash car"
"a flashy ring"
"garish colors"
"a gaudy costume"
"loud sport shirts"
"a meretricious yet stylish book"
"tawdry ornaments"

{adj: brave, courageous} possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
"a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
"set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
<-> cowardly

{adj: breathless, inanimate, pulseless} appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse
"an inanimate body"
"pulseless and dead"

{adj: breeding} producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
"the breeding population"
"retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"

{adj: brindled, brindle, brinded, tabby} having a grey or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats

{adj: brisant} of or relating to the power (the shattering effect) of an explosive

{adj: bronchitic} suffering from or prone to bronchitis

{adj: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative} persistently or morbidly thoughtful

{adj: brutal, cruel} (of weapons or instruments) causing suffering and pain
"brutal instruments of torture"
"cruel weapons of war"

{adj: bullate} of leaves; appearing puckered as if blistered

{adj: bunched, bunchy, clustered} occurring close together in bunches or clusters

{adj: burdened, heavy-laden, loaded down} bearing a physically heavy weight or load
"tree limbs burdened with ice"
"a heavy-laden cart"
"loaded down with packages"

{adj: burdened} bearing a heavy burden of work or difficulties or responsibilities
"she always felt burdened by the load of paper work"
<-> unburdened

{adj: burdensome, onerous, taxing} not easily borne; wearing
"the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"
"my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"
"a taxing schedule"

{adj: calciferous} bearing or producing or containing calcium or calcium carbonate or calcite

{adj: callous, indurate, pachydermatous} emotionally hardened
"a callous indifference to suffering"
"cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion"

{adj: camouflaged} made invisible by means of protective coloring

{adj: canonic, canonical} appearing in a biblical canon
"a canonical book of the Christian New Testament"

{adj: capitalistic, capitalist} favoring or practicing capitalism
<-> socialistic

{adj: carbocyclic} having or relating to or characterized by a ring composed of carbon atoms

{adj: careworn, drawn, haggard, raddled, worn} showing the wearing effects of overwork or care or suffering
"looking careworn as she bent over her mending"
"her face was drawn and haggard from sleeplessness"
"that raddled but still noble face"
"shocked to see the worn look of his handsome young face"- Charles Dickens

{adj: caring} feeling and exhibiting concern and empathy for others
"caring friends"

{adj: carnassial} (of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh
"the carnassial teeth of carnivores"

{adj: carpellate, pistillate} bearing or consisting of carpels
<-> acarpelous

{adj: cast-off, discarded, throwaway, thrown-away} thrown away
"wearing someone's cast-off clothes"
"throwaway children living on the streets"
"salvaged some thrown-away furniture"

{adj: cast} (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold

{adj: casual, occasional} occuring from time to time
"casual employment"
"a casual correspondence with a former teacher"
"an occasional worker"

{adj: caudate} of a leaf shape; tapering gradually into a long taillike tip

{adj: cautionary, preventive, prophylactic} tending to ward off
"the swastika...a very ancient prophylactic symbol occurring among all peoples"- Victor Schultze

{adj: centrifugal} tending away from centralization, as of authority
"the division of Europe into warring blocs produces ever-increasing centrifugal stress"

{adj: centromeric} pertaining to the dense specialized portion of a chromosome to which the spindle attaches during mitosis

{adj: certain, sure} exercising or taking care great enough to bring assurance
"be certain to disconnect the iron when you are through"
"be sure to lock the doors"

{adj: cheering} bringing cheer or gladness
"cheering news"

{adj: cheeseparing, close, near, penny-pinching, skinny} giving or spending with reluctance
"our cheeseparing administration"
"very close (or near) with his money"
"a penny-pinching miserly old man"

{adj: chewy} (of a consistency) requiring chewing
"chewy caramels"

{adj: childbearing} relating to or suitable for childbirth
"of childbearing age"

{adj: childless} without offspring
"in some societies a childless woman is rejected by her tribesmen"

{adj: chlorotic, greensick} of or pertaining to or suffering from chlorosis

{adj: chronic} being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
"chronic indigestion"
"a chronic shortage of funds"
"a chronic invalid"
<-> acute

{adj: circadian} of or relating to biological processes occurring at 24-hour intervals
"circadian rhythms"

{adj: circumpolar} (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
"a circumpolar star"

{adj: citywide} occurring or extending throughout a city
"citywide bussing"
"a citywide strike"

{adj: civil} of or occurring within the state or between or among citizens of the state
"civil affairs"
"civil strife"
"civil disobedience"
"civil branches of government"

{adj: clad} having an outer covering especially of thin metal
"steel-clad"
"armor-clad"

{adj: clattering, clattery} a rattling sound as of hard things striking together
"a clattering typewriter"
"the clattering sound of dishes"

{adj: claustrophobic} suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places

{adj: clear-cut, distinct, trenchant} clearly or sharply defined to the mind
"clear-cut evidence of tampering"
"Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest"
"trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"

{adj: clear} free from confusion or doubt
"a complex problem requiring a clear head"
"not clear about what is expected of us"

{adj: clinquant, tinseled, tinselly} glittering with gold or silver

{adj: clogging, hindering, impeding, obstructive} preventing movement
"the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"

{adj: close, faithful} marked by fidelity to an original
"a close translation"
"a faithful copy of the portrait"
"a faithful rendering of the observed facts"

{adj: closed-captioned} broadcast with captions that are seen only on receivers having special equipment; can be provided for hard-of-hearing viewers

{adj: closed-chain, closed-ring} having atoms linked by bonds represented in circular or triangular form

{adj: clothed, clad} wearing or provided with clothing; sometimes used in combination
"clothed and in his right mind"- Bible
"proud of her well-clothed family"
"nurses clad in white"
"white-clad nurses"
<-> unclothed

{adj: clueless} totally uninformed about what is going on; not having even a clue from which to infer what is occurring

{adj: coastal} located on or near or bordering on a coast
"coastal marshes"
"coastal waters"
"the Atlantic coastal plain"
<-> inland

{adj: cohesive} cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
"a cohesive organization"

{adj: coincident, coincidental, coinciding, concurrent, co-occurrent, cooccurring, simultaneous} occurring or operating at the same time
"a series of coincident events"

{adj: collectible, collectable, payable} subject to or requiring payment especially as specified
"a collectible bill"
"a note payable on demand"
"a check payable to John Doe"

{adj: comate, comose} bearing a coma; crowned with an assemblage of branches or leaves or bracts
"comate royal palms"
"pineapples are comate"

{adj: concealing} covering or hiding
"the concealing darkness"
"concealing curtains prevented discovery"
<-> revealing

{adj: concluding, final, last, terminal} occurring at or forming an end or termination
"his concluding words came as a surprise"
"the final chapter"
"the last days of the dinosaurs"
"terminal leave"

{adj: concordant, concurring} being of the same opinion

{adj: condemned, convicted} pronounced or proved guilty
"the condemned man faced the firing squad with dignity"
"a convicted criminal"

{adj: conducive, contributing, contributive, contributory, tributary} tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
"working conditions are not conducive to productivity"
"the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city"
"a contributory factor"

{adj: conforming, conformist} adhering to established customs or doctrines (especially in religion)

{adj: congressional} of or relating to congress
"congressional hearing"

{adj: coniferous, cone-bearing} of or relating to or part of trees or shrubs bearing cones and evergreen leaves

{adj: conscious} knowing and perceiving; having awareness of surroundings and sensations and thoughts
"remained conscious during the operation"
"conscious of his faults"
"became conscious that he was being followed"
<-> unconscious

{adj: constant, continuant} continually recurring or continuing without interruption
"constant repetition of the exercise"
"constant chatter of monkeys"

{adj: constructive-metabolic, energy-storing} of or relating to anabolism

{adj: contemporaneous, contemporary} occurring in the same period of time
"a rise in interest rates is often contemporaneous with an increase in inflation"
"the composer Salieri was contemporary with Mozart"

{adj: continental} of or relating to or concerning the American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolutionary War
"the Continental Army"
"the Continental Congress"

{adj: convalescent, recovering} returning to health after illness or debility
"convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed"

{adj: conveyed} sent or carried from one place to another
"during battle, messages conveyed by carrier pigeon got through more often than those sent by plane"

{adj: coreferent} related by sharing a symbolic link to a concrete object or an abstraction
"two expressions are coreferent if they denote the same object or individual"

{adj: cosmopolitan, widely distributed} growing or occurring in many parts of the world
"a cosmopolitan herb"
"cosmopolitan in distribution"
<-> endemic

{adj: countrywide, nationwide} occurring or extending throughout a country or nation
"the event aroused nationwide interest"
"a countrywide fund-raising campaign"

{adj: countywide} occurring or extending throughout a county
"a countywide war on drugs"
"countywide elections"

{adj: cozy, intimate, informal} having or fostering a warm or friendly and informal atmosphere
"had a cozy chat"
"a relaxed informal manner"
"an intimate cocktail lounge"
"the small room was cozy and intimate"

{adj: crapulent, crapulous} suffering from excessive eating or drinking
"crapulent sleep"
"a crapulous stomach"

{adj: credible} appearing to merit belief or acceptance
"a credible witness"

{adj: crookback, crookbacked, humped, humpbacked, hunchbacked, gibbous, kyphotic} characteristic of or suffering from kyphosis, an abnormality of the vertebral column

{adj: cross-cultural} dealing with or comparing two or more cultures
"a cross-cultural survey"

{adj: crowned} provided with or as if with a crown or a crown as specified; often used in combination
"a high-crowned hat"
"an orange-crowned bird"
"a crowned signet ring"
<-> uncrowned

{adj: crying, egregious, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank} conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
"a crying shame"
"an egregious lie"
"flagrant violation of human rights"
"a glaring error"
"gross ineptitude"
"gross injustice"
"rank treachery"

{adj: cuneate, wedge-shaped} of a leaf shape; narrowly triangular, wider at the apex and tapering toward the base

{adj: curable} curing or healing is possible
"curable diseases"
<-> incurable

{adj: cured, healed, recovered} freed from illness or injury
"the patient appears cured"
"the incision is healed"
"appears to be entirely recovered"
"when the recovered patient tries to remember what occurred during his delirium"- Normon Cameron

{adj: current} occurring in or belonging to the present time
"current events"
"the current topic"
"current negotiations"
"current psychoanalytic theories"
"the ship's current position"
<-> noncurrent

{adj: cursing} who is uttering obscenities
"arrested the flailing cursing old man"

{adj: cutting} suitable for cutting or severing
"a cutting tool"
"the cutting edge"

{adj: cyclic} of a compound having atoms arranged in a ring structure
<-> acyclic

{adj: cynical, misanthropic, misanthropical} believing the worst of human nature and motives; having a sneering disbelief in e.g. selflessness of others

{adj: daily, day-to-day, day-after-day, every day} occurring or done each day
"a daily record"
"day-by-day labors of thousands of men and women"- H.S.Truman
"her day-after-day behavior"
"an every day occurrence"

{adj: darkling} (poetic) occurring in the dark or night
"a darkling journey"

{adj: dazzled} stupefied or dizzied by something overpowering
"I fall back dazzled at beholding myself all rosy red, / At having, I myself, caused the sun to rise."- `Chanticler' by Rostand

{adj: dead-on} accurate and to the point
"a dead-on feel for characterization"
"She avoids big scenes...preferring to rely on small gestures and dead-on dialogue"- Peter S.Prescott

{adj: deaf-and-dumb, deaf-mute} lacking the sense of hearing and the ability to speak

{adj: deaf} lacking or deprive of the sense of hearing wholly or in part
<-> hearing

{adj: defending} attempting to or designed to prevent an opponent from winning or scoring

{adj: defensive} intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
"defensive weapons"
"a defensive stance"
<-> offensive

{adj: dehydrated} suffering from excessive loss of water from the body
"fever resulted from becoming dehydrated"
"was dehydrated after the marathon"

{adj: delicate, ticklish, touchy} difficult to handle; requiring great tact
"delicate negotiations with the big powers";"hesitates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter"
"a touchy subject"

{adj: delicate} of an instrument or device; capable of registering minute differences or changes precisely
"almost undetectable with even the most delicate instruments"

{adj: delusional} suffering from or characterized by delusions

{adj: demanding} requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill
"found the job very demanding"
"a baby can be so demanding"
<-> undemanding

{adj: denominational, partisan} adhering or confined to a particular sect or denomination or party
"denominational prejudice"

{adj: derisive, gibelike, jeering, mocking, taunting} abusing vocally; expressing contempt or ridicule
"derisive laughter"
"a jeering crowd"
"her mocking smile"
"taunting shouts of `coward' and `sissy'"

{adj: deserving, meriting, worth} having sufficient worth
"an idea worth considering"
"a cause deserving or meriting support"
"the deserving poor" (often used ironically)

{adj: despairing, desperate} arising from or marked by despair or loss of hope
"a despairing view of the world situation"
"the last despairing plea of the condemned criminal"
"a desperate cry for help"
"helpless and desperate--as if at the end of his tether"
"her desperate screams"

{adj: developing} gradually unfolding or growing (especially as of something latent)
"his developing social conscience"
"after the long winter they took joy in the developing warmth of spring"

{adj: dextral} preferring to use right foot or hand or eye
"dextral individuals exhibit dominance of the right hand and eye"

{adj: diastolic} of or relating to a diastole or happening during a diastole

{adj: dicotyledonous} (of a flowering plant) having two cotyledons in the seed
<-> monocotyledonous

{adj: differentiated} exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment

{adj: different} differing from all others; not ordinary
"advertising that strives continually to be different"
"this new music is certainly different but I don't really like it"

{adj: difficult, hard} not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure
"a difficult task"
"nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"
"difficult times"
"a difficult child"
"found himself in a difficult situation"
"why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"
<-> easy

{adj: diffident} showing modest reserve
"she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture"

{adj: diffused} (of light rays) subjected to scattering by reflection from a rough surface or transmission through a translucent material
"diffused light"

{adj: dignified} having or expressing dignity; especially formality or stateliness in bearing or appearance
"her dignified demeanor"
"the director of the school was a dignified white-haired gentleman"
<-> undignified

{adj: diligent, persevering} quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness
"a diligent (or patient) worker"
"with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business"

{adj: diminishing} becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
"diminishing returns"
"his diminishing respect for her"

{adj: dimorphic, dimorphous} occurring or existing in two different forms
"dimorphic crystals"
"dimorphous organisms"

{adj: disabling, disqualifying} depriving of legal right; rendering legally disqualified
"certain disabling restrictions disqualified him for citizenship"
<-> enabling

{adj: disarming} capable of allaying suspicion or hostility and inspiring confidence
"a disarming smile"

{adj: discalced, discalceate, unshod} (used of certain religious orders) barefoot or wearing only sandals
"discalced friars"
<-> calced

{adj: discouraging} depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action
"where never is heard a discouraging word"
<-> encouraging

{adj: discreditable} tending to bring discredit or disrepute; blameworthy
"his marks were not at all discreditable"

{adj: discriminatory, preferential} manifesting partiality
"a discriminatory tax"
"preferential tariff rates"
"preferential treatment"
"a preferential shop gives priority or advantage to union members in hiring or promoting"

{adj: disdainful, haughty, lordly, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering} having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
"some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"
"haughty aristocrats"
"his lordly manners were offensive"
"walked with a prideful swagger"
"very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"
"his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"
"a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

{adj: distinguished, grand, imposing, magisterial} used of a person's appearance or behavior; befitting an eminent person
"his distinguished bearing"
"the monarch's imposing presence"
"she reigned in magisterial beauty"

{adj: distressed, hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way} facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty
"distressed companies need loans and technical advice"
"financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"
"we were hard put to meet the mortgage paymentng"
"it was apparent that the magazine was in trouble"
"found themselves in a bad way financially"

{adj: diurnal} belonging to or active during the day
"diurnal animals are active during the day"
"diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night"
<-> nocturnal

{adj: diurnal} having a daily cycle or occurring every day
"diurnal rhythms"
"diurnal rotation of the heavens"
"the diurnal slumber of bats"

{adj: diversified} having variety of character or form or components; or having increased variety
"a diversified musical program ranging from classical to modern"
"diversified farming"
"diversified manufacturing"
"diversified scenery"
"diversified investments"
<-> undiversified

{adj: doddering, doddery, gaga, senile} mentally or physically infirm with age
"his mother was doddering and frail"

{adj: double-geared} equipped with compound gearing consisting of 2 pinions and 2 wheels in mesh to increase the mechanical advantage
"the double-geared lifting mechanism of a crane"

{adj: drained} emptied or exhausted of (as by drawing off e.g. water or other liquid)
"a drained marsh"
"a drained tank"
"a drained and apathetic old man...not caring any longer about anything"
<-> undrained

{adj: dreamy, moony, woolgathering} dreamy in mood or nature
"a woolgathering moment"

{adj: dress, full-dress} (of an occasion) requiring formal clothes
"a dress dinner"
"a full-dress ceremony"

{adj: drudging, laboring, labouring, toiling} doing arduous or unpleasant work
"drudging peasants"
"the bent backs of laboring slaves picking cotton"
"toiling coal miners in the black deeps"

{adj: dry} (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation
"a dry white burgundy"
"a dry Bordeaux"
<-> sweet

{adj: dual} a grammatical number category referring to two items or units as opposed to one item (singular) or more than two items (plural)
"ancient Greek had the dual form but it has merged with the plural form in modern Greek"

{adj: dwindling, tapering, tapering off} gradually decreasing until little remains

{adj: dysgenic, cacogenic} pertaining to or causing degeneration in the offspring produced
<-> eugenic

{adj: early} at or near the beginning of a period of time or course of events or before the usual or expected time
"early morning"
"an early warning"
"early diagnosis"
"an early death"
"took early retirement"
"an early spring"
"early varieties of peas and tomatoes mature before most standard varieties"
<-> middle, late

{adj: early} being or occurring at an early stage of development
"in an early stage"
"early forms of life"
"early man"
"an early computer"
<-> late

{adj: easy} posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
"an easy job"
"an easy problem"
"an easy victory"
"the house is easy to heat"
"satisfied with easy answers"
"took the easy way out of his dilemma"
<-> difficult

{adj: economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting} avoiding waste
"an economical meal"
"an economical shopper"
"a frugal farmer"
"a frugal lunch"
"a sparing father and a spending son"
"sparing in their use of heat and light"
"stinting in bestowing gifts"
"thrifty because they remember the great Depression"
"`scotch' is used only informally"

{adj: edacious, esurient, rapacious, ravening, ravenous, voracious, wolfish} devouring or craving food in great quantities
"edacious vultures"
"a rapacious appetite"
"ravenous as wolves"
"voracious sharks"

{adj: eerie, eery} inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
"an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods"
"an eerie midnight howl"

{adj: effortless} requiring or apparently requiring no effort
"the swallows glided in an effortless way through the busy air"
<-> effortful

{adj: egg-producing, young-bearing} capable of producing eggs and bearing offspring

{adj: egoistic, egoistical, egocentric, self-centered, self-centred} limited to or caring only about yourself and your own needs
<-> altruistic

{adj: eight-membered, 8-membered} of a chemical compound having a ring with eight members

{adj: electric, electrical} using or providing or producing or transmitting or operated by electricity
"electric current"
"electric wiring"
"electrical appliances"
"an electrical storm"

{adj: electrical} relating to or concerned with electricity
"an electrical engineer"
"electrical and mechanical engineering industries"

{adj: elementary, elemental, primary} of or being the essential or basic part
"an elementary need for love and nurturing"


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