a person who is enjoying themselves in a lively and noisy way.
The city's traditional Labor Day bash usually attracts more than 100,000 revelers.
in a strong, healthy, vigorous way; heartily
Fans cheered lustily.
demonstrating neat skill, especially with the hands.
Dexterous accordion playing.
deft, adept, adroit, agile, nimble, skillfu.
food, especially dried hay or feed, for cattle and other livestock.
1. engrave (metal, glass, or stone) by coating it with a protective layer.
The metal is etched with a dilut acid.
2. cut or carve (a text or design) on a surface.
Her initials were etched on the table.
He shut off the engine and silence enfolded them.
1. a long projecting hari or bristle growing from the face or snout of many mammals.
2. a very small amount.
They won the election by a whisker.
make dirty; pollute
They befoul our water with mining.
1. with the head foremost. head first
He fell headlong into the tent.
2. in a rush; with reckless haste.
A headlong dash through the house.
the fastest pace of a horse or other quadruped, with all the feet off the ground together in each stride.
The horse broken into a furious gallop.
make the sound and movement of vomiting.
The sour taste made her retch.
possessing or showing courage or determination.
She made a valiant effort to hold her anger in check.
extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
a one-masted sailboat with a fore-and-aft mainsail and a jib.
surprise and confuse (someone) so much that they are unsure how to react.
Diane was nonplussed by such an odd question.
a temporary or supplementary fortification, typically square or polygonal and without flanking defenses.
the outer defense of a castle or walled city, especially a double tower above a gate or drawbridge.
a concrete, stone or metal platform lying alongside or projecting into water for loading and unloading ships.
a shady garden alcove with sides and roof formed by trees or climbing plants trained over a wooden framework
a storehouse for threshed grain
the place or role that someone or something should have or fill (used in referring to a substitute)
You wish to have him superseded and to be appointed in his stead.
an old woman who is thin and ugly.
take the place of; supplant
The older models have now been superseded.
the part of a woman's dress (excluding sleeves) that is above the waist.
a strong, heavy grating sliding up and down in vertical grooves, lowered to block a gateway to a fortress or town.
a back or side entrance
A small postern door.
give a slight involuntary grimace or shrinking movement of the boday out of or in anticipation of pain or distress.
He winced at the disgust in her voice.
create or bring about (an object or a situation) by deliberate use of skill and artifice
His opponents contrived a crisis.
(of an event) be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen
The outcome of the game presaged the coming year.
portend, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy
decorate or augment (something) with many studs or similar small objects.
A dagger studded with precious diamonds.
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
exaggeration, overstatement, rhetoric.
1. torment or tease (someone) with the sight or promise of something that is unobtainable.
Such ambitious questions have long tantalized the world's best thinkers.
2. excite the senses or desiries of (someone)
She still tantalized him.
tread on and crush
The fence had been trampled down.
His father and he were sundered by religious differences.
n. v. adj.
a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.
Traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period.
carry around and offer (goods) for sale, typically advertising them by shouting.
Street traders were hawking costume jewelry.
peddle, sell, tout, vend
(of a person) tremble convulsively, typically as a result of fear or revulsion.
I shuddered with horror
1. not taut or held tightly in position; loose
A slack rope.
2. (of business) characterized by a lack of work or activity; quiet
Business was rather slack.
cheerful and friendly.
She was in a jovial mood.
(of an appearance or action) suggest; be evidence of
The attractive tree-lined road bespoke money.