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{adj: Allied} of or relating to or denoting the Allies in World War I
"an allied offensive"
"the Allied powers"



{adj: Caroline, Carolean} of or relating to the life and times of kings Charles I or Charles II of England

{adj: Elizabethan} of or relating to Elizabeth I of England or to the age in which she ruled as queen
"Elizabethan music"

{adj: Gregorian} of or relating to Pope Gregory I or to the plainsong chants of the Roman Catholic Church

{adj: Jacobean} of or relating to James I or his reign or times
"Jacobean writers"

{adj: ablative} tending to ablate; i.e. to be removed or vaporized at very high temperature
"ablative material on a rocket cone"

{adj: accustomed} (often followed by `to') in the habit of or adapted to
"accustomed to doing her own work"
"I've grown accustomed to her face"
<-> unaccustomed

{adj: addressed} (of mail) marked with a destination
"I throw away all mail addressed to `resident'"
<-> unaddressed

{adj: adequate to, capable, equal to, up to} having the requisite qualities for
"equal to the task"
"the work isn't up to the standard I require"

{adj: adjusted} (especially of garments) having the fit or style adjusted
"for my wedding I had my mother's wedding dress altered to fit me"

{adj: afoot} traveling by foot
"she was afoot when I saw her this morning"

{adj: afraid} feeling worry or concern or insecurity
"She was afraid that I might be embarrassed"
"terribly afraid of offending someone"
"I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict"

{adj: afraid} filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
"I'm afraid I won't be able to come"
"he was afraid he would have to let her go"
"I'm afraid you're wrong"

{adj: all in, beat, bushed, dead} very tired
"was all in at the end of the day"
"so beat I could flop down and go to sleep anywhere"
"bushed after all that exercise"
"I'm dead after that long trip"

{adj: all right, fine, o.k., ok, okay, hunky-dory} being satisfactory or in satisfactory condition
"an all-right movie"
"the passengers were shaken up but are all right"
"is everything all right?"
"everything's fine"
"things are okay"
"dinner and the movies had been fine"
"another minute I'd have been fine"

{adj: alone, only} exclusive of anyone or anything else
"she alone believed him"
"cannot live by bread alone"
"I'll have this car and this car only"

{adj: alone} isolated from others
"could be alone in a crowded room"
"was alone with her thoughts"
"I want to be alone"

{adj: amazed, astonied, astonished, astounded, stunned} filled with the emotional impact of overwhelming surprise or shock
"an amazed audience gave the magician a standing ovation"
"I stood enthralled, astonished by the vastness and majesty of the cathedral"
"astounded viewers wept at the pictures from the Oklahoma City bombing"
"stood in stunned silence"
"stunned scientists found not one but at least three viruses"

{adj: analytic, analytical} using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
"an analytic experiment"
"an analytic approach"
"a keenly analytic man"
"analytical reasoning"
"an analytical mind"
<-> synthetic

{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: apt, disposed, given, minded, tending} (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward
"he is apt to ignore matters he considers unimportant"
"I am not minded to answer any questions"

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

{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: bashful} self-consciously timid
"I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound

{adj: bastardly, mean} of no value or worth
"I was caught in the bastardly traffic"

{adj: belated, late, tardy} after the expected or usual time; delayed
"a belated birthday card"
"I'm late for the plane"
"the train is late"
"tardy children are sent to the principal"
"always tardy in making dental appointments"

{adj: better} (comparative of `good') changed for the better in health or fitness
"her health is better now"
"I feel better"
<-> worse

{adj: better} (comparative of `good') superior to another (of the same class or set or kind) in excellence or quality or desirability or suitability; more highly skilled than another
"You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"
"a better coat"
"a better type of car"
"a suit with a better fit"
"a better chance of success"
"produced a better mousetrap"
"she's better in math than in history"
<-> worse

{adj: blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal} expletives used informally as intensifiers
"he's a blasted idiot"
"it's a blamed shame"
"a blame cold winter"
"not a blessed dime"
"I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"
"he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"
"a deuced idiot"
"an infernal nuisance"

{adj: blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder} characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
"blunt talking and straight shooting"
"a blunt New England farmer"
"I gave them my candid opinion"
"forthright criticism"
"a forthright approach to the problem"
"tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"
"it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"
"plainspoken and to the point"
"a point-blank accusation"

{adj: breathless, dyspneic, dyspnoeic, dyspneal, dyspnoeal} not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty
"breathless at thought of what I had done"
"breathless from running"
"followed the match with breathless interest"
<-> breathing

{adj: brimful, brimfull, brimming} filled to capacity
"a brimful cup"
"I am brimful of chowder"
"a child brimming over with curiosity"
"eyes brimming with tears"

{adj: brushed} touched lightly in passing; grazed against
"of all the people brushed against in a normal day on a city street I remember not a one"

{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: chuffed} very pleased
"I'm chuffed to have won"

{adj: clear, unmortgaged} (especially of a title) free from any encumbrance or limitation that presents a question of fact or law
"I have clear title to this property"

{adj: composed} serenely self-possessed and free from agitation especially in times of stress
"the performer seemed completely composed as she stepped onto the stage"
"I felt calm and more composed than I had in a long time"
<-> discomposed

{adj: conformable} quick to comply
"I have been to you a true and humble wife, at all times to your will conformable"-Shakespeare

{adj: confused, disoriented, lost} having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity
"I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"
"the anesthetic left her completely disoriented"

{adj: consistent} (sometimes followed by `with') in agreement or consistent or reliable
"testimony consistent with the known facts"
"I have decided that the course of conduct which I am following is consistent with my sense of responsibility as president in time of war"- FDR
<-> inconsistent

{adj: convinced, positive, confident} persuaded of; very sure
"were convinced that it would be to their advantage to join"
"I am positive he is lying"
"was confident he would win"

{adj: creepy, creepy-crawly} causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
"a creepy story"
"I had a creepy-crawly feeling"

{adj: curdling} turning into a solid mass
"I waited for her to materialize out of the clogging curdling crowd"

{adj: cursed, curst} deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier
"villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"
"cursed with four daughter"
"not a cursed drop"
"his cursed stupidity"
"I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
<-> blessed

{adj: damaged} harmed or injured or spoiled
"I won't buy damaged goods"
"the storm left a wake of badly damaged buildings"
<-> undamaged

{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: defective, faulty} having a defect
"I returned the appliance because it was defective"

{adj: defined, formed, settled} clearly defined
"I have no formed opinion about the chances of success"

{adj: definite} precise; explicit and clearly defined
"I want a definite answer"
"a definite statement of the terms of the will"
"a definite amount"
"definite restrictions on the sale of alcohol"
"the wedding date is now definite"
"a definite drop in attendance"
<-> indefinite

{adj: dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow} slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
"so dense he never understands anything I say to him"
"never met anyone quite so dim"
"although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
"dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"
"he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"
"worked with the slow students"

{adj: dependable, honest, reliable, true} worthy of being depended on
"a dependable worker"
"an honest working stiff"
"a reliable source of information"
"he was true to his word"
"I would be true for there are those who trust me"

{adj: dicky, dickey} (British informal) faulty
"I've got this dicky heart"- John le Carre

{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: dry, teetotal} practicing complete abstinence from alcoholic beverages
"he's been dry for ten years"
"no thank you; I happen to be teetotal"

{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: else} other than what is under consideration or implied
"ask somebody else"
"I don't know what else to do"
"where else can we look?"

{adj: enigmatic, enigmatical, puzzling} not clear to the understanding
"I didn't grasp the meaning of that enigmatic comment until much later"
"prophetic texts so enigmatic that their meaning has been disputed for centuries"

{adj: etymological} based on or belonging to etymology
"I merely drew an etymological distinction"

{adj: even} being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with)
"an even application of varnish"
"an even floor"
"the road was not very even"
"the picture is even with the window"
<-> uneven

{adj: exasperating, infuriating, maddening, vexing} extremely annoying or displeasing
"his cavelier curtness of manner was exasperating"
"I've had an exasperating day"
"her infuriating indifference"
"the ceaseless tumult of the jukebox was maddening"

{adj: fallible, frail, imperfect, weak} having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings
"I'm only a fallible human"
"frail humanity"

{adj: fascinated} intensely interested in or attracted by
"I'm very interested in birds; in fact I'm fascinated by them"

{adj: fiduciary, fiducial} relating to or of the nature of a legal trust (i.e. the holding of something in trust for another)
"a fiduciary contract"
"in a fiduciary capacity"
"fiducial power"

{adj: former} referring to the first of two things or persons mentioned (or the earlier one or ones of several)
"the novel was made into a film in 1943 and again in 1967; I prefer the former version to the latter one"
<-> latter

{adj: free} able to act at will; not hampered; not under compulsion or restraint
"free enterprise"
"a free port"
"a free country"
"I have an hour free"
"free will"
"free of racism"
"feel free to stay as long as you wish"
"a free choice"
<-> unfree

{adj: full-fledged, fully fledged} (of persons e.g.) having gained full status
"a full-fledged lawyer"
"by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist"
"sees itself as a fully fledged rival party"

{adj: good, sound} in excellent physical condition
"good teeth"
"I still have one good leg"
"a sound mind in a sound body"

{adj: good, well} resulting favorably
"its a good thing that I wasn't there"
"it is good that you stayed"
"it is well that no one saw you"
"all's well that ends well"

{adj: hopeless} of a person unable to do something skillfully
"I'm hopeless at mathematics"

{adj: identical, selfsame, very} being the exact same one; not any other:
"this is the identical room we stayed in before"
"the themes of his stories are one and the same"
"saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers"
"on this very spot"
"the very thing he said yesterday"
"the very man I want to see"

{adj: ignoble} completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose
"something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude"
"I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part"- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
<-> noble

{adj: in Dutch} in disfavor
"I'm in Dutch with the boss"

{adj: involved} connected by participation or association or use
"we accomplished nothing, simply because of the large number of people involved"
"the problems involved"
"the involved muscles"
"I don't want to get involved"
"everyone involved in the bribery case has been identified"
<-> uninvolved

{adj: jiggered} (British informal expletive) surprised
"Well I'm jiggered!"

{adj: judgmental} depending on judgment
"a judgmental error"
"I think that she is too judgmental to be a good therapist"
<-> nonjudgmental

{adj: knockdown} (furniture) easily assembled and dismantled
"I bought a knockdown chest at the do-it-yourself store"

{adj: last} coming after all others in time or space or degree or being the only one remaining
"the last time I saw Paris"
"the last day of the month"
"had the last word"
"waited until the last minute"
"he raised his voice in a last supreme call"
"the last game of the season"
"down to his last nickel"
<-> intermediate, first

{adj: left, left-hand} intended for the left hand
"I rarely lose a left-hand glove"

{adj: licked} having been got the better of
"I'm pretty beat up but I don't feel licked yet"

{adj: little} small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context)
"a nice little job"
"bless your little heart"
"my dear little mother"
"a sweet little deal"
"I'm tired of your petty little schemes"
"filthy little tricks"
"what a nasty little situation"

{adj: made} successful or assured of success
"now I am a made man forever"- Christopher Marlowe

{adj: magnetic, magnetized, magnetised} having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
"the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material"
<-> antimagnetic

{adj: mechanic} resembling the action of a machine
"from blank to blank a threadless way I pushed mechanic feet"- Emily Dickenson

{adj: mindful, aware} bearing in mind; attentive to
"ever mindful of her health"
"mindful of his responsibilities"
"mindful of these criticisms, I shall attempt to justify my action"
<-> unmindful

{adj: moral} relating to principles of right and wrong; i.e. to morals or ethics
"moral philosophy"

{adj: nonrestrictive} not limiting the reference of a modified word or phrase
"the nonrestrictive clause in `I always buy his books, which have influenced me greatly,' refers to his books generally and adds an additional fact about them"

{adj: nonsyllabic, unsyllabic} not forming a syllable or the nucleus of a syllable; consisting of a consonant sound accompanied in the same syllable by a vowel sound or consisting of a vowel sound dominated by other vowel sounds in a syllable (as the second vowel in a falling diphthong)
"the nonsyllabic `n' in `botany' when it is pronounced `botny'"
"the nonsyllabic `i' in `oi'"
<-> syllabic

{adj: normal} being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
"a perfectly normal child"
"of normal intelligence"
"the most normal person I've ever met"
<-> abnormal

{adj: no} quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of
"we have no bananas"
"no eggs left and no money to buy any"
"have you no decency?"
"did it with no help"
"I'll get you there in no time"
<-> all, some

{adj: off the hook} freed from danger or blame or obligation
"I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand"

{adj: on the hook} caught in a difficult or dangerous situation
"there I was back on the hook"

{adj: one, 1, i, ane} used of a single unit or thing; not two or more
"`ane' is Scottish"

{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: personal} concerning or affecting a particular person or his or her private life and personality
"a personal favor"
"for your personal use"
"personal papers"
"I have something personal to tell you"
"a personal God"
"he has his personal bank account and she has hers"
<-> impersonal

{adj: pleasant} pleasant in manner or behavior
"I didn`t enjoy it and probably wasn't a pleasant person to be around"

{adj: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological} repetition of same sense in different words
"`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"
"the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"
"at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant

{adj: precautionary, precautional} taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
"gave precautionary advice"
"I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"

{adj: protected, secure} kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
"the most protected spot I could find"
<-> unprotected

{adj: provincial} characteristic of the provinces or their people
"deeply provincial and conformist"
"in that well-educated company I felt uncomfortably provincial"
"narrow provincial attitudes"
<-> cosmopolitan

{adj: pure} (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
"I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath
"pure as the driven snow"
<-> impure

{adj: rattlebrained, rattlepated, scatterbrained, scatty} lacking sense or discretion
"his rattlebrained crackpot ideas"
"how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"- Glenway Westcott

{adj: ready} completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress
"get ready"
"she is ready to resign"
"the bridge is ready to collapse"
"I am ready to work"
"ready for action"
"ready for use"
"the soup will be ready in a minute"
"ready to learn to read"
<-> unready

{adj: real} no less than what is stated; worthy of the name
"the real reason"
"real war"
"a real friend"
"a real woman"
"meat and potatoes--I call that a real meal"
"it's time he had a real job"
"it's no penny-ante job--he's making real money"
<-> unreal

{adj: rebarbative, repellent, repellant} serving or tending to repel
"he became rebarbative and prickly and spiteful"
"I find his obsequiousness repellent"

{adj: rhetorical} of or relating to rhetoric
"accepted two or three verbal and rhetorical changes I suggested"- W.A.White
"the rhetorical sin of the meaningless variation"- Lewis Mumford

{adj: sad} of things that make you feel sad
"sad news"
"she doesn't like sad movies"
"it was a very sad story"
"When I am dead, my dearest, / Sing no sad songs for me"- Christina Rossetti

{adj: same} same in identity
"the same man I saw yesterday"
"never wore the same dress twice"
"this road is the same one we were on yesterday"
"on the same side of the street"
<-> other

{adj: sectional} relating to or based upon a section (i.e. as if cut through by an intersecting plane)
"a sectional view"
"sectional drawings"

{adj: sensible} aware intuitively or intellectually of something sensed
"made sensible of his mistakes"
"I am sensible that the mention of such a circumstance may appear trifling"- Henry Hallam
"sensible that a good deal more is still to be done"- Edmund Burke

{adj: set up} well established and ready to function
"things I can do now that I'm set up"

{adj: settled} established in a desired position or place; not moving about
"nomads...absorbed among the settled people"
"settled areas"
"I don't feel entirely settled here"
"the advent of settled civilization"
<-> unsettled

{adj: sinning} transgressing a moral or divine law
"if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most sinning soul alive"- Shakespeare

{adj: smart} quick and brisk
"I gave him a smart salute"
"we walked at a smart pace"

{adj: stuffed} crammed with food
"a full stomach"
"I feel stuffed"

{adj: subordinating, subordinative} serving to connect a subordinate clause to a main clause
"`when' in `I will come when I can' is a subordinating conjunction"
<-> coordinating

{adj: substantival} of or relating to or having the nature or function of a substantive (i.e. a noun or noun equivalent)
"a substantival constituent"

{adj: supposed} required or under orders
"I'm supposed to be there at ten"
"he was supposed to go to the store"

{adj: thronged} filled with great numbers crowded together
"I try to avoid the thronged streets and stores just before Christmas"

{adj: tonal} having tonality; i.e. tones and chords organized in relation to one tone such as a keynote or tonic
<-> atonal

{adj: truthful} conforming to truth
"I wouldn't have told you this if it weren't so"
"a truthful statement"

{adj: unaware, incognizant} (often followed by `of') not aware
"seemed unaware of the scrutiny"
"unaware of the danger they were in"
"unaware of the newborn hope"
"the most unaware person I've known"
<-> aware

{adj: uncomfortable} conducive to or feeling mental discomfort
"this kind of life can prove disruptive and uncomfortable"
"the uncomfortable truth"
"grew uncomfortable beneath his appraising eye"
"an uncomfortable way of surprising me just when I felt surest"
"the teacher's presence at the conference made the child very uncomfortable"
<-> comfortable

{adj: unconvinced} lacking conviction
"I remain unconvinced"
<-> convinced

{adj: undue} not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
"undue influence"
"I didn't want to show undue excitement"
"accused of using undue force"
<-> due

{adj: ungrateful} disagreeable
"I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln

{adj: unneurotic} not neurotic
"successful mothers--mothers with unneurotic children"
"he's the most unneurotic person I know"
<-> neurotic

{adj: unrepresentative} not exemplifying a class
"I soon tumbled to the fact that my weekends were atypical"
"behavior quite unrepresentative (or atypical) of the profession"

{adj: unrestricted} free of restrictions on conduct
"I had unrestricted access"

{adj: unsuspecting} (often followed by `of') not knowing or expecting; not thinking likely
"an unsuspecting victim"
"unsuspecting (or unaware) of the fact that I would one day be their leader"

{adj: used to, wont to} in the habit
"I am used to hitchhiking"
"you'll get used to the idea"
"...was wont to complain that this is a cold world"- Henry David Thoreau

{adj: used} employed in accomplishing something
"the principle of surprise is the most used and misused of all the principles of war"- H.H.Arnold & I.C.Eaker
<-> misused

{adj: vanishing, disappearing} quickly going away and passing out of sight
"all I saw was his vanishing back"

{adj: well} in good health especially after having suffered illness or injury
"appears to be entirely well"
"the wound is nearly well"
"a well man"
"I think I'm well; at least I feel well"
<-> ill

{adj: worse, worsened} changed for the worse in health or fitness
"I feel worse today"
"her cold is worse"
<-> better

{adj: yielding} tending to give in or surrender or agree
"too yielding to make a stand against any encroachments"- V.I.Parrington

{adv: a fortiori} with greater reason; for a still stronger, more certain reason
"if you are wrong then, a fortiori, so am I"

{adv: about, just about, almost, most, all but, nearly, near, nigh, virtually, well-nigh} (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished
"the job is (just) about done"
"the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"
"we're almost finished"
"the car all but ran her down"
"he nearly fainted"
"talked for nigh onto 2 hours"
"the recording is well-nigh perfect"
"virtually all the parties signed the contract"
"I was near exhausted by the run"
"most everyone agrees"

{adv: actually} as a sentence modifier to add slight emphasis
"actually, we all help clear up after a meal"
"actually, I haven't seen the film"
"I'm not all that surprised actually"
"she hasn't proved to be too satisfactory, actually"

{adv: ahead, forward} toward the future; forward in time
"I like to look ahead in imagination to what the future may bring"
"I look forward to seeing you"
<-> back, backward

{adv: ahead, in front, before} at or in the front
"I see the lights of a town ahead"
"the road ahead is foggy"
"staring straight ahead"
"we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front"
"with the cross of Jesus marching on before"

{adv: all in all, on the whole, altogether, tout ensemble} with everything considered (and neglecting details)
"altogether, I'm sorry it happened"
"all in all, it's not so bad"

{adv: along} in accompaniment or as a companion
"his little sister came along to the movies"
"I brought my camera along"
"working along with his father"

{adv: always, ever, e'er} at all times; all the time and on every occasion
"I will always be there to help you"
"always arrives on time"
"there is always some pollution in the air"
"ever hoping to strike it rich"
"ever busy"
<-> never

{adv: always} forever; throughout all time
"we will always be friends"
"I shall treasure it always"
"I will always love you"

{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: apart, aside} not taken into account or excluded from consideration
"these problems apart, the country is doing well"
"all joking aside, I think you're crazy"

{adv: approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so} (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
"lasted approximately an hour"
"in just about a minute"
"he's about 30 years old"
"I've had about all I can stand"
"we meet about once a month"
"some forty people came"
"weighs around a hundred pounds"
"roughly $3,000"
"holds 3 gallons, more or less"
"20 or so people were at the party"

{adv: around} to a particular destination either specified or understood
"she came around to see me"
"I invited them around for supper"

{adv: assertively} in an assertive manner
"`I will take care of my own life,' she said assertively"
<-> unassertively

{adv: backward, backwards} in a manner or order or direction the reverse of normal
"it's easy to get the `i' and the `e' backward in words like `seize' and `siege'"
"the child put her jersey on backward"

{adv: back} in repayment or retaliation
"we paid back everything we had borrowed"
"he hit me and I hit him back"
"I was kept in after school for talking back to the teacher"

{adv: badly, bad} very much; strongly
"I wanted it badly enough to work hard for it"
"the cables had sagged badly"
"they were badly in need of help"
"he wants a bicycle so bad he can taste it"

{adv: badly} without skill or in a displeasing manner
"she writes badly"
"I think he paints very badly"
<-> well

{adv: besides, in any case} making an additional point; anyway
"I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"
"she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her"

{adv: better, best} from a position of superiority or authority
"father knows best"
"I know better."

{adv: by and by, later} at some eventual time in the future
"By and by he'll understand"
"I'll see you later"

{adv: by hook or by crook, by any means} in any way necessary
"I'll pass this course by hook or by crook"

{adv: by the way, by the bye, incidentally} introducing a different topic
"by the way, I won't go to the party"

{adv: by word of mouth, viva voce} orally
"I heard it viva voce"

{adv: cagily, circumspectly} in a cagey manner
"`I don't know yet,' he answered cagily"

{adv: chattily, volubly} in a chatty manner
"`when I was a girl,' she said chattily, `I used to ride a bicycle'"

{adv: cheaply, inexpensively} with little expenditure of money
"I bought this car very cheaply"

{adv: clean, plumb, plum} completely; used as intensifiers
"clean forgot the appointment"
"I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

{adv: close up, at close range} very close
"without my reading glasses I can hardly see things close up"
"even firing at close range he missed"

{adv: contentedly} with equanimity
"`I bought it,' she said contentedly"

{adv: dearly, in a heartfelt way} in a sincere and heartfelt manner
"I would dearly love to know"

{adv: decisively, resolutely} with firmness
"`I will come along,' she said decisively"
<-> indecisively

{adv: defensively} in an apologetic and defensive manner
"`I felt it better you should know,' said Sir Cedric defensively"

{adv: detestably, repulsively, abominably, odiously} in an offensive and hateful manner
"I don't know anyone who could have behaved so abominably"

{adv: diffidently} in a diffident manner
"`Oh, well,' he shrugged diffidently, `I like the work.'"

{adv: disagreeably} in a disagreeable manner
"`I took no harm from the journey, thank you,' she said disagreeably"
<-> agreeably

{adv: discreetly} with discretion; prudently and with wise self-restraint
"I sent for the sergeant of the platoon both men were in and asked him to try to find out discreetly what lay behind this"
<-> indiscreetly

{adv: distinctly, clearly} clear to the mind; with distinct mental discernment
"it's distinctly possible"
"I could clearly see myself in his situation"

{adv: dumbly} in an inarticulate manner
"I nodded dumbly and he slit the envelope"

{adv: earlier, before} earlier in time; previously
"I had known her before"
"as I said before"
"he called me the day before but your call had come even earlier"
"her parents had died four years earlier"
"I mentioned that problem earlier"

{adv: edgewise, edgeways} as if by an edge; barely
"I could not get a word in edgewise"

{adv: either} after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise' or `also'
"he isn't stupid, but he isn't exactly a genius either"
"I don't know either"
"if you don't order dessert I won't either"

{adv: else} (usually used with `or') if not, then
"watch your step or else you may fall"
"leave or else I'll get angry"

{adv: else} additional to or different from this one or place or time or manner
"nobody else is here"
"she ignored everything else"
"I don't know where else to look"
"when else can we have the party?"
"couldn't decide how else it could be done"

{adv: enough, plenty} as much as necessary
"Have I eaten enough?"; (`plenty' is nonstandard) "I've had plenty, thanks"

{adv: even} used as an intensive especially to indicate something unexpected
"even an idiot knows that"
"declined even to consider the idea"
"I don't have even a dollar!"

{adv: facetiously, jokingly, tongue-in-cheek} not seriously
"I meant it facetiously"

{adv: far} at or to a certain point or degree
"I can only go so far before I have to give up"
"how far can we get with this kind of argument?"

{adv: far} to a considerable degree; very much
"a far far better thing that I do"
"felt far worse than yesterday"
"eyes far too close together"

{adv: firsthand} at first hand or directly
"I heard this story firsthand"

{adv: first} before another in time, space, or importance
"I was here first"
"let's do this job first"

{adv: for one} as a particular one of several possibilities
"I for one feel very grateful"
"her mother for one was worried"

{adv: for that matter} as far as that is concerned
"for that matter I don't care either"

{adv: gingerly} in a gingerly manner
"gingerly I raised the edge of the blanket"

{adv: gladly, lief, fain} in a willing manner
"this was gladly agreed to"
"I would fain do it"

{adv: good and} completely or thoroughly
"when I'm good and ready"

{adv: gratis, for free, free of charge} without payment
"I'll give you this gratis"

{adv: heatedly, hotly} in a heated manner
"`To say I am behind the strike is so much nonsense,' declared Mr Harvey heatedly"
"the children were arguing hotly"

{adv: hereby, herewith} (formal) by means of this
"I hereby declare you man and wife"

{adv: herein} in this place or thing or document
"I shall discuss the question herein"

{adv: here} in or at this place; where the speaker or writer is
"I work here"
"turn here"
"radio waves received here on Earth"
<-> there

{adv: here} in this circumstance or respect or on this point or detail
"what do we have here?"
"here I must disagree"

{adv: home} at or to or in the direction of one's home or family
"He stays home on weekends"
"after the game the children brought friends home for supper"
"I'll be home tomorrow"
"came riding home in style"
"I hope you will come home for Christmas"
"I'll take her home"
"don't forget to write home"

{adv: honestly, candidly, frankly} (used as intensives reflecting the speaker's attitude) it is sincerely the case that
"honestly, I don't believe it"
"candidly, I think she doesn't have a conscience"
"frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn"

{adv: hopelessly} without hope; desperate because there seems no possibility of comfort or success
"he hung his head hopelessly"
"`I must die,' he said hopelessly"
<-> hopefully

{adv: hourly, by the hour} every hour
"daily, hourly, I grew stronger"

{adv: however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding} despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)
"although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"
"while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"
"he was a stern yet fair master"
"granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

{adv: i.e., ie, id est} that is to say; in other words

{adv: idly, lazily} in an idle manner
"this is what I always imagined myself doing in the south of France, sitting idly, drinking coffee, watching the people"

{adv: impersonally} in an impersonal manner
"when I told him about Russ I found it difficult to speak impersonally"

{adv: implicitly} without doubting or questioning
"I implicitly trust him"

{adv: in case, just in case} if there happens to be need
"in case of trouble call 911"
"I have money, just in case"

{adv: indecisively} lacking firmness or resoluteness
"`I don't know,' he said indecisively"
<-> decisively

{adv: indubitably} in a manner or to a degree that could not be doubted
"it was immediately and indubitably apparent that I had interrupted a scene of lovers"

{adv: indulgently} in an indulgent manner
"I was indulgently advised to give the kids what they wanted unless I wished my son to be socially ostracised"

{adv: intentionally, deliberately, designedly, on purpose, purposely, advisedly, by choice, by design} with intention; in an intentional manner
"he used that word intentionally"
"I did this by choice"
<-> accidentally, unintentionally

{adv: interminably, endlessly} all the time; seemingly without stopping
"a theological student with whom I argued interminably"
"her nagging went on endlessly"

{adv: jokingly, jestingly} in jest
"I asked him jokingly whether he thought he could drive the Calcutta-Peshawar express"

{adv: just, simply} absolutely
"I just can't take it anymore"
"he was just grand as Romeo"
"it's simply beautiful!"

{adv: laconically, dryly, drily} in a dry laconic manner
"I know that," he said dryly

{adv: lamely} in a weak and unconvincing manner
"`I don't know, Edward,' she answered lamely"

{adv: last, lastly, in conclusion, finally} the item at the end
"last, I'll discuss family values"

{adv: last, most recently} more recently than any other time
"I saw him last in London"

{adv: late, belatedly, tardily} later than usual or than expected
"the train arrived late"
"we awoke late"
"the children came late to school"
"notice came so tardily that we almost missed the deadline"
"I belatedly wished her a happy birthday"
<-> early

{adv: lazily} in a slow and lazy manner
"I watched the blue smoke drift lazily away on the still air"

{adv: longer} for more time
"can I stay bit longer?"

{adv: loquaciously, garrulously, talkatively, talkily} in a chatty loquacious manner
"`When I was young,' she continued loquaciously, `I used to do all sorts of naughty things'"

{adv: lusciously, deliciously, scrumptiously} so as to produce a delightful taste
"I bought some more of these deliciously sweet peaches"

{adv: meanwhile, meantime, in the meantime} during the intervening time
"meanwhile I will not think about the problem"
"meantime he was attentive to his other interests"
"in the meantime the police were notified"

{adv: mendaciously, untruthfully} in a mendacious and untruthful manner
"I told him, quite untruthfully, that I had just returned from leave"
<-> truthfully

{adv: merely, simply, just, only, but} and nothing more
"I was merely asking"
"it is simply a matter of time"
"just a scratch"
"he was only a child"
"hopes that last but a moment"

{adv: miserably} in a miserable manner
"I bit my lip miserably and nodded"

{adv: much, a great deal, often} frequently or in great quantities
"I don't drink much"
"I don't travel much"

{adv: never, ne'er} not ever; at no time in the past or future
"I have never been to China"
"I shall never forget this day"
"had never seen a circus"
"never on Sunday"
"I will never marry you!"
<-> ever

{adv: nowhere} not anywhere; in or at or to no place
"I am going nowhere"

{adv: numbly, insensibly} in a numb manner; without feeling
"I stared at him numbly"

{adv: obviously, evidently, manifestly, patently, apparently, plainly, plain} unmistakably (`plain' is often used informally for `plainly')
"the answer is obviously wrong"
"she was in bed and evidently in great pain"
"he was manifestly too important to leave off the guest list"
"it is all patently nonsense"
"she has apparently been living here for some time"
"I thought he owned the property, but apparently not"
"You are plainly wrong"
"he is plain stubborn"

{adv: off-hand, ex tempore} without preparation
"I don't know the figures off-hand"

{adv: once, one time, in one case} on one occasion
"once I ran into her"

{adv: only} as recently as
"I spoke to him only an hour ago"

{adv: on} indicates continuity or persistence or concentration
"his spirit lives on"
"shall I read on?"

{adv: partially, partly, part} in part; in some degree; not wholly
"I felt partly to blame"
"He was partially paralyzed"
<-> wholly

{adv: pejoratively} in a pejorative manner
"I am not using the word pejoratively"

{adv: personally, in person} in the flesh; without involving anyone else
"I went there personally"
"he appeared in person"

{adv: personally} as yourself
"speaking personally, I would not want to go"

{adv: personally} concerning the speaker
"personally, I find him stupid"

{adv: placidly} in a placid and good-natured manner
"I put the questions, and she answered them placidly"

{adv: pleasantly, cheerily, sunnily} in a cheerful manner
"`I'll do the dishes,' he said pleasantly"

{adv: point-blank} in a direct and unequivocal manner
"I asked him point-blank whether he wanted the job"

{adv: post-free, post-paid} having the postage paid by the sender
"I will send it post-paid"

{adv: practically} almost; nearly
"practically the first thing I saw when I got off the train"
"he was practically the only guest at the party"
"there was practically no garden at all"

{adv: preferably, sooner, rather} more readily or willingly
"clean it well, preferably with warm water"
"I'd rather be in Philadelphia"
"I'd sooner die than give up"

{adv: prematurely, untimely} too soon; in a premature manner
"I spoke prematurely"

{adv: prosaically, unimaginatively} in a matter-of-fact manner
"I applied my attention prosaically to my routine"

{adv: prudently, providentially} in a prudent manner
"I had allotted my own bedroom for necking, prudently removing both the bed and the key, and taken both myself and my typewriter into my son's bedroom."
<-> imprudently

{adv: prudishly, puritanically} in a prudish manner
"she acts prudishly, but I wonder whether she is really all that chaste"

{adv: queasily} in a queasy manner
"`Do I have to remove the liver,' the medical student asked queasily"

{adv: raggedly, unevenly} in a ragged uneven manner
"I took the cigarette he offered, drawing at it raggedly"

{adv: rather, kind of, kinda, sort of} to some (great or small) extent
"it was rather cold"
"the party was rather nice"
"the knife is rather dull"
"I rather regret that I cannot attend"
"He's rather good at playing the cello"
"he is kind of shy"

{adv: regretfully} with regret (used in polite formulas)
"I must regretfully decline your kind invitation"

{adv: rent-free} without paying rent
"I can live here rent-free"

{adv: resignedly} with resignation and acceptance; in a resigned manner
"resignedly, I telegraphed back that it was all right with me if he insisted"

{adv: respectfully, with all respect} in a respectful manner
"might I respectfully suggest to the Town Council that they should adopt a policy of masterly inactivity?"
<-> disrespectfully

{adv: retail} at a retail price
"I'll sell it to you retail only"
<-> wholesale

{adv: ruefully, contritely, remorsefully} in a rueful manner
"`I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully"

{adv: second hand} from a source of previously owned goods
"I prefer to buy second hand"

{adv: secondhand} by indirect means
"I heard about it only secondhand or thirdhand"
"he prefers to buy secondhand"

{adv: sentimentally} in a sentimental manner
"`I miss the good old days,' she added sentimentally"
<-> unsentimentally

{adv: serenely} in a peacefully serene manner
"I had the feeling that he was waiting, too--serenely patient"

{adv: shakily} in a manner characterized by trembling or shaking
"`I--I'm going to make you a cup of tea', she explained shakily"

{adv: short, unawares} at a disadvantage
"I was caught short"

{adv: single-handed, single-handedly} without assistance
"I built this house single-handedly"

{adv: slowly, slow, easy, tardily} without speed (`slow' is sometimes used informally for `slowly')
"he spoke slowly"
"go easy here--the road is slippery"
"glaciers move tardily"
"please go slow so I can see the sights"
<-> quickly

{adv: smolderingly, smoulderingly} with barely repressed anger
"`I can't wait,' she answered smolderingly"

{adv: sneakingly} in a sneaky manner
"I always felt sneakingly that I wanted to be a concert pianist"

{adv: sneeringly, superciliously, snidely} with a sneer; in an uncomplimentary sneering manner
"`I don't believe in these customs,' he said sneeringly"

{adv: somehow, for some reason} for some unspecified reason
"It doesn't seem fair somehow"
"he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it"
"for some reason they didn't seem to match"

{adv: sooner, earlier} comparatives of `soon' or `early'
"Come a little sooner, if you can"
"came earlier than I expected"

{adv: soonest, earliest} with the least delay
"the soonest I can arrive is 3 P.M."

{adv: sorely} to a great degree
"I missed him sorely"
"we were sorely taxed to keep up with them"

{adv: so} in such a condition or manner, especially as expressed or implied
"They're happy and I hope they will remain so"
"so live your life that old age will bring no regrets"

{adv: so} in the same way; also
"I was offended and so was he"
"worked hard and so did she"

{adv: so} to a certain unspecified extent or degree
"I can only go so far with this student"
"can do only so much in a day"

{adv: so} to a very great extent or degree
"the idea is so obvious"
"never been so happy"
"I love you so"
"my head aches so!"

{adv: spasmodically} in spurts and fits
"I began to write intermittently and spasmodically"

{adv: squeamishly} in a squeamish manner
"`I would rather not touch,' he said squeamishly"

{adv: stagily, theatrically} in a stagy and theatrical manner
"`I cannot show my face at her house,' he declared theatrically"

{adv: sulkily} in a sulky manner
"`What else could I do?' said Graham sulkily"

{adv: supinely} in an indifferently supine manner
"he called the tune to me and I supinely took it up"

{adv: terribly, awfully, awful, frightfully} used as intensifiers


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