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{adj: Janus-faced, two-faced} having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past
"Janus the two-faced god"



{adj: Janus-faced} having or concerned with polarities or contrasts
"a Janus-faced view of history"
"a Janus-faced policy"

{adj: abaxial, dorsal} facing away from the axis of an organ or organism
"the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"
<-> adaxial

{adj: ablaze, inflamed, reddened} lighted with red light as if with flames
"streets ablaze with lighted Christmas trees"
"the inflamed clouds at sunset"
"reddened faces around the campfire"

{adj: acroscopic} facing or on the side toward the apex
<-> basiscopic

{adj: adaxial, ventral} nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism
"the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"
<-> abaxial

{adj: ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced, double-faced, double-tongued} marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
"she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill
"a double-dealing double agent"
"a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray

{adj: audacious, barefaced, bodacious, bald-faced, brassy, brazen, brazen-faced, insolent} unrestrained by convention or propriety
"an audacious trick to pull"
"a barefaced hypocrite"
"the most bodacious display of tourism this side of Anaheim"- Los Angeles Times
"bald-faced lies"
"brazen arrogance"
"the modern world with its quick material successes and insolent belief in the boundless possibilities of progress"- Bertrand Russell

{adj: baby-faced} having a youthful-looking face

{adj: backhand, backhanded} (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
<-> forehand

{adj: backward} directed or facing toward the back or rear
"a backward view"
<-> forward

{adj: baffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough} making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
"a baffling problem"
"I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"
"a problematic situation at home"

{adj: bald-faced} (of animals) having white markings on the face

{adj: base, baseborn, humble, lowly} of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"
"of humble (or lowly) birth"

{adj: basiscopic} facing or on the side toward the base
<-> acroscopic

{adj: beamish, smiling, twinkly} smiling with happiness or optimism
"Come to my arms, my beamish boy!"- Lewis Carroll
"a room of smiling faces"
"a round red twinkly Santa Claus"

{adj: beardless, smooth-faced} lacking hair on the face
"a smooth-faced boy of 14 years"

{adj: biface, bifacial} having two faces or fronts
"the Roman Janus is bifacial"

{adj: blasting, ruinous} causing injury or blight; especially affecting with sudden violence or plague or ruin
"the blasting effects of the intense cold on the budding fruit"
"the blasting force of the wind blowing sharp needles of sleet in our faces"
"a ruinous war"

{adj: blunt, crude, stark} devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment
"the blunt truth"
"the crude facts"
"facing the stark reality of the deadline"

{adj: blushful, blushing, red-faced} having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset
"the blushing boy was brought before the Principal"
"her blushful beau"
"was red-faced with anger"

{adj: bony, cadaverous, emaciated, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted} very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
"emaciated bony hands"
"a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys"
"eyes were haggard and cavernous"
"small pinched faces"
"kept life in his wasted frame only by grim concentration"

{adj: bright} characterized by happiness or gladness
"bright faces"
"all the world seems bright and gay"

{adj: case-hardened, hardened, hard-boiled} used of persons; emotionally hardened
"faced a case-hardened judge"

{adj: certain, sure} certain to occur; destined or inevitable
"he was certain to fail"
"his fate is certain"
"In this life nothing is certain but death and taxes"- Benjamin Franklin
"he faced certain death"
"sudden but sure regret"
"he is sure to win"
<-> uncertain

{adj: clean} free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits
"children with clean shining faces"
"clean white shirts"
"clean dishes"
"a spotlessly clean house"
"cats are clean animals"
<-> dirty

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

{adj: covered} overlaid or spread or topped with or enclosed within something; sometimes used as a combining form
"women with covered faces"
"covered wagons"
"a covered balcony"
<-> bare

{adj: crimson, red, reddened, red-faced, flushed} (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
"crimson with fury"
"turned red from exertion"
"with puffy reddened eyes"
"red-faced and violent"
"flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment"

{adj: deadpan, expressionless, impassive, poker-faced, unexpressive} deliberately impassive in manner
"deadpan humor"
"his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"

{adj: deep-set, sunken, recessed} having a sunken area
"hunger gave their faces a sunken look"

{adj: dextral} of or on the right
"a dextral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the right when facing the observer"
"a dextral flatfish lies with the right eye uppermost"
<-> sinistral

{adj: dirty-faced} having a dirty face
"a crowd of dirty-faced ragamuffins surrounded him"

{adj: discontented, discontent} showing or experiencing dissatisfaction or restless longing
"saw many discontent faces in the room"
"was discontented with his position"
<-> contented

{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: double-faced} (of fabrics) having faces on both sides
"damask is a double-faced fabric"

{adj: east} situated in or facing or moving toward the east
<-> west

{adj: easy} free from worry or anxiety
"knowing that I had done my best, my mind was easy"
"an easy good-natured manner"
"by the time the chsild faced the actual problem of reading she was familiar and at ease with all the elements words"
<-> uneasy

{adj: enured, inured, hardened} made tough by habitual exposure
"hardened fishermen"
"a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd
"our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett

{adj: equilateral} having all sides or faces equal

{adj: faced} having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination
"a neatly faced terrace"
<-> faceless

{adj: faceless} without a face or identity
"a faceless apparition"
"the faceless accusers of the police state"
<-> faced

{adj: feisty, plucky, spunky} showing courage
"the champion is faced with a feisty challenger"

{adj: forehand, forehanded} (of racket strokes) made with palm facing direction of stroke
<-> backhand

{adj: frigid, frosty, frozen, glacial, icy, wintry} devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain
"a frigid greeting"
"got a frosty reception"
"a frozen look on their faces"
"a glacial handshake"
"icy stare"
"wintry smile"

{adj: glum, gloomy, long-faced} reflecting gloom
"gloomy faces"

{adj: grave, grievous, heavy, weighty} of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought
"grave responsibilities"
"faced a grave decision in a time of crisis"
"a grievous fault"
"heavy matters of state"
"the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference"

{adj: left} being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
"my left hand"
"left center field"
"the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
<-> right

{adj: lined, seamed} (used especially of skin) marked by lines or seams
"their lined faces were immeasurably sad"
"a seamed face"

{adj: long-faced} having a face longer than the usual

{adj: moon-faced, round-faced} having a round face

{adj: north} situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the north
"artists like north light"
"the north portico"
<-> south

{adj: opposite} being directly across from each other; facing
"And I on the opposite shore will be, ready to ride and spread the alarm"- Longfellow
"we lived on opposite sides of the street"
"at opposite poles"

{adj: opposite} moving or facing away from each other
"looking in opposite directions"
"they went in opposite directions"

{adj: painted} having makeup applied
"brazen painted faces"
<-> unpainted

{adj: pale-faced} having a pale face

{adj: po-faced} humorless and disapproving

{adj: pug-faced} having the flat wrinkled face of a pug dog

{adj: redoubled} become much greater in intensity or size or amount
"we faced redoubled attacks from the enemy"
"despite our redoubled efforts"

{adj: resolute} firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination
"stood resolute against the enemy"
"faced with a resolute opposition"
"a resolute and unshakeable faith"
<-> irresolute

{adj: right} (of the side of cloth or clothing) facing or intended to face outward
"the right side of the cloth showed the pattern"
"be sure your shirt is right side out"

{adj: right} being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
"my right hand"
"right center field"
"a right-hand turn"
"the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
<-> left

{adj: sad-faced} having a face with a sad expression
"the sad-faced clown"

{adj: scrubbed} made clean by scrubbing
"fresh-scrubbed floors"
"boys with scrubbed necks and faces"

{adj: sinistral} of or on the left
"a sinistral gastropod shell with the apex upward has its opening on the left when facing the observer"
"a sinistral flatfish lies with the left eye uppermost"
<-> dextral

{adj: smudgy} smeared with something that soils or stains; these words are often used in combination
"oil-smeared work clothes"
"hostile faces smirched by the grime and rust"- Henry Roth
"ink-smudged fingers"

{adj: south} situated in or facing or moving toward or coming from the south
"the south entrance"
<-> north

{adj: strange, unknown} not known before
"used many strange words"
"saw many strange faces in the crowd"
"don't let anyone unknown into the house"

{adj: streaked, streaky} marked with or as if with stripes or linear discolorations
"streaked hair"
"fat legs and dirty streaky faces"

{adj: sweet-faced} having a pleasing face or one showing a sweet disposition
"a sweet-faced child"

{adj: tough-minded, unsentimental} facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination

{adj: unafraid, fearless} oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
<-> afraid

{adj: unconquerable} not capable of being conquered or vanquished or overcome
"a tribute to his courage...and his unconquerable will"- R.E.Danielson
"faced unconquerable difficulties"
<-> conquerable

{adj: unpromising} unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment
"faced an unpromising task"
"music for unpromising combinations of instruments"

{adj: unwrapped} not yet wrapped or having the wrapping removed
"she faced a mountainous pile of presents still unwrapped"
"the floor around the tree was littered with gifts already unwrapped"
<-> wrapped

{adj: west} situated in or facing or moving toward the west
<-> east

{adv: abreast} alongside each other, facing on the same direction

{adv: anyhow, anyway, in any case, at any rate, in any event} used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
"Anyhow, he is dead now"
"I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"
"I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"
"anyway, there is another factor to consider"
"I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"
"in any event, the government faced a serious protest"
"but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"

{adv: broadside} with a side facing an object
"the train hit the truck broadside"
"the wave caught the canoe broadside and capsized it"

{adv: face-to-face, opposite} directly facing each other
"the two photographs lay face-to-face on the table"
"lived all their lives in houses face-to-face across the street"
"they sat opposite at the table"

{adv: forward, forwards, frontward, frontwards, forrad, forrard} at or to or toward the front
"he faced forward"
"step forward"
"she practiced sewing backward as well as frontward on her new sewing machine"; (`forrad' and `forrard' are dialectal variations)
<-> backward

{adv: inside out} with the inside facing outward
"she turned the shirt inside out"

{n: Boston bull, Boston terrier} small pug-faced American terrier breed having a smooth brindle or black coat with white markings

{n: Diocletian, Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletian} Roman Emperor who when faced with military problems decided in 286 to divide the empire between himself in the east and Maximian in the west; he initiated the last persecution of the Christians in 303 (245-313)

{n: Hampshire, Hampshire down} British breed of hornless dark-faced mutton sheep

{n: Janus} (Roman mythology) the Roman god of doorways and passages; is depicted with two faces on opposite sides of his head

{n: Marceau, Marcel Marceau} French mime famous for his sad-faced clown (born in 1923)

{n: New World monkey, platyrrhine, platyrrhinian} hairy-faced arboreal monkeys having widely separated nostrils and long usually prehensile tails

{n: Siegfried line} German fortifications facing the Maginot Line

{n: Virginia reel, reel} an American country dance which starts with the couples facing each other in two lines

{n: Williams syndrome} a rare congenital disorder associated with deletion of genetic material in chromosome 7; characterized by mental deficiency and some growth deficiency and elfin faces but an overly social personality and a remarkable gift for vocabulary

{n: awareness, consciousness, cognizance, cognisance, knowingness} having knowledge of
"he had no awareness of his mistakes"
"his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"
"their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
<-> incognizance

{n: backhand, backhand stroke, backhand shot} a return made with the back of the hand facing the direction of the stroke

{n: baffled} people who are frustrated and perplexed
"the children's faces clearly expressed the frustration of the baffled"

{n: bald-faced hornet, white-faced hornet, Vespula maculata} North American hornet

{n: barb} a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

{n: barouche} a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top

{n: camera obscura} a darkened enclosure in which images of outside objects are projected through a small aperture or lens onto a facing surface

{n: central chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes troglodytes} black-faced chimpanzees of central Africa; closely related to eastern chimpanzees

{n: crystal, crystallization} a rock formed by the solidification of a substance; has regularly repeating internal structure; external plane faces

{n: cube, regular hexahedron} a hexahedron with six equal squares as faces

{n: decahedron} any polyhedron having ten plane faces

{n: dice, die} small cubes with 1 to 6 spots on the faces; used to generate random numbers

{n: disbandment} the act of disbanding
"the orchestra faced the prospect of disbandment"

{n: display window, shopwindow, show window} a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store

{n: dodecahedron} any polyhedron having twelve plane faces

{n: dome} a concave shape whose distinguishing characteristic is that the concavity faces downward

{n: face recognition, facial recognition, automatic face recognition} biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces
"they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"

{n: face recognition} the visual perception of familiar faces

{n: facer} (a dated Briticism) a serious difficulty with which one is suddenly faced

{n: face} a part of a person that is used to refer to a person
"he looked out at a roomful of faces"
"when he returned to work he met many new faces"

{n: facial profiling} identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces
"facial profiling is a new form of airport security"

{n: facing, cladding} a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

{n: facing, veneer} an ornamental coating to a building

{n: facing} a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

{n: fire sale} a sale of assets at very low prices typically when the seller faces bankruptcy

{n: fore edge, foredge} the part of a book that faces inward when the book is shelved; the part opposite the spine

{n: forehand, forehand stroke, forehand shot} (sports) a return made with the palm of the hand facing the direction of the stroke (as in tennis or badminton or squash)

{n: frontage} the direction in which something (such as a building) faces

{n: frontispiece} front illustration facing the title page of a book

{n: gainer, full gainer} a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward to complete a full backward somersault and enters the water feet first and facing away from the diving board

{n: gauntlet, gantlet} a form of punishment in which a person is forced to run between two lines of men facing each other and armed with clubs or whips to beat the victim

{n: going, sledding} advancing toward a goal
"persuading him was easy going"
"the proposal faces tough sledding"

{n: great grey owl, great gray owl, Strix nebulosa} large dish-faced owl of northern North America and western Eurasia

{n: half gainer} a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board

{n: heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy} the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
"he showed great heroism in battle"
"he received a medal for valor"

{n: hexahedron} any polyhedron having six plane faces

{n: hogan} a Navajo lodge covered with earth; traditionally built with the entrance facing east

{n: hydra} trouble that cannot be overcome by a single effort because of its many aspects or its persistent and pervasive quality
"we may be facing a hydra that defies any easy solution"

{n: icosahedron} any polyhedron having twenty plane faces

{n: juvenile wart} a small benign growth on the faces of hands of children

{n: klondike} a form of solitaire that begins with seven piles of cards with the top cards facing up; descending sequences of cards of alternating colors are built on these piles; as aces become available they are placed above the seven piles; the object is to build sequences in suit from ace to king as the remaining cards are dealt out one at a time

{n: larboard, port} the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
<-> starboard

{n: left} a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
"take a left at the corner"

{n: left} location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
"she stood on the left"
<-> right

{n: lemur} large-eyed arboreal prosimian having foxy faces and long furry tails

{n: lining, facing} providing something with a surface of a different material

{n: longways, longways dance} country dancing performed with couples in two long lines facing each other

{n: military capability, military strength, strength, military posture, posture} capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
"we faced an army of great strength"
"politicians have neglected our military posture"

{n: military, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machine} the military forces of a nation
"their military is the largest in the region"
"the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

{n: missionary position} a position for sexual intercourse; a man and woman lie facing each other with the man on top; so-called because missionaries thought it the proper position for primitive peoples

{n: myriad} a large indefinite number
"he faced a myriad of details"

{n: octahedron} any polyhedron having eight plane faces

{n: owl, bird of Minerva, bird of night, hooter} nocturnal bird of prey with hawk-like beak and claws and large head with front-facing eyes

{n: pentahedron} any polyhedron having five plane faces

{n: polyhedron} a solid figure bounded by plane polygons or faces

{n: prismatoid} a polyhedron whose vertices all lie in one or the other of two parallel planes; the faces that lie in those planes are the bases of the prismatoid

{n: prismoid} a prismatoid whose bases are polygons having the same number of sides and whose other faces are trapezoids or parallelograms

{n: prism} a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms

{n: realization, realisation, recognition} coming to understand something clearly and distinctly
"a growing realization of the risk involved"
"a sudden recognition of the problem he faced"
"increasing recognition that diabetes frequently coexists with other chronic diseases"

{n: recognition, identification} the process of recognizing something or someone by remembering
"a politician whose recall of names was as remarkable as his recognition of faces"
"experimental psychologists measure the elapsed time from the onset of the stimulus to its recognition by the observer"

{n: regular dodecahedron} a dodecahedron with twelve regular pentagons as faces

{n: regular icosahedron} an icosahedron with twenty equilateral triangles as faces

{n: regular octahedron} an octahedron with eight equilateral triangles as faces

{n: regular polyhedron, regular convex solid, regular convex polyhedron, Platonic body, Platonic solid, ideal solid} any one of five solids whose faces are congruent regular polygons and whose polyhedral angles are all congruent

{n: regular tetrahedron} a tetrahedron with four equilateral triangular faces

{n: revetment, revetement, stone facing} a facing (usually masonry) that supports an embankment

{n: rhombohedron} a parallelepiped bounded by six similar faces (either rhombuses or parallelograms)

{n: right} a turn toward the side of the body that is on the south when the person is facing east
"take a right at the corner"

{n: right} location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
"he stood on the right"
<-> left

{n: rock climber, cragsman} a climber of vertical rock faces

{n: sea coal} pulverized bituminous coal; used as a foundry facing

{n: shopfront, storefront} the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows

{n: spine, backbone} the part of a book's cover that encloses the inner side of the book's pages and that faces outward when the book is shelved
"the title and author were printed on the spine of the book"

{n: spread, spread head, spreadhead, facing pages} two facing pages of a book or other publication

{n: stage left, left stage} the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience

{n: stage right, right stage} the part of the stage on the actor's right as the actor faces the audience

{n: starboard} the right side of a ship or aircraft to someone facing the bow or nose
<-> larboard

{n: tetrahedron} any polyhedron having four plane faces

{n: tradeoff, trade-off} an exchange that occurs as a compromise
"I faced a tradeoff between eating and buying my medicine"

{n: trapezohedron} a polyhedron whose faces are trapeziums

{n: truncation} the replacement of an edge or solid angle (as in cutting a gemstone) by a plane (especially by a plane that is equally inclined to the adjacent faces)

{n: western chimpanzee, Pan troglodytes verus} masked or pale-faced chimpanzees of western Africa; distantly related to the eastern and central chimpanzees; possibly a distinct species

{v: cloud} make gloomy or depressed
"Their faces were clouded with sadness"

{v: confront, face up, face} deal with (something unpleasant) head on
"You must confront your problems"
"He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
<-> avoid

{v: confront, face, present} present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
"We confronted him with the evidence"
"He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"
"An enormous dilemma faces us"

{v: confront, face} oppose, as in hostility or a competition
"You must confront your opponent"
"Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"
"The two enemies finally confronted each other"

{v: disguise} make unrecognizable
"The herb disguises the garlic taste"
"We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

{v: face} be opposite
"the facing page"
"the two sofas face each other"

{v: face} cover the front or surface of
"The building was faced with beautiful stones"

{v: front, look, face} be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point ; be opposite to
"The house looks north"
"My backyard look onto the pond"
"The building faces the park"
<-> back

{v: hide, conceal} prevent from being seen or discovered
"Muslim women hide their faces"
"hide the money"
<-> show

{v: puff, puff up, blow up, puff out} to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

{v: pull} hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
"pull the ball"

{v: recognize, recognise, distinguish, discern, pick out, make out, tell apart} detect with the senses
"The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards"
"I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

{v: reface} provide with a new facing
"The building was refaced with beautiful stones"

{v: reface} put a new facing on (a garment)

{v: scarify} puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
"The men in some African tribes scarify their faces"

{v: shine, beam} emit light ; be bright, as of the sun or a light
"The sun shone bright that day"
"The fire beamed on their faces"

{v: smooch, snog, spoon} snuggle and lie in a position where one person faces the back of the others

{v: veil} to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
"women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
<-> unveil


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