Flashcards in S2 Deck (45):
self satisfaction, pride
derogatory, insulting, mocking, scornful
stay, visit, stopover
fallacious argument, sophism, fallacy;
noise, hubbub, music,idea, appear
a small, thin, often circular piece of glittering metal or other material, used especially for decorating garments
A sphinx (Greek: Σφίγξ /sphinx, Bœotian: Φίξ /Phix) is a mythical creature with, as a minimum, the body of a lion and a human head.
a daub, blot, or smear of something, typically a liquid
fairy, elf, pixie, imp, brownie, puck, peri
a device with a small spike or a spiked wheel that is worn on a rider's heel and used for urging a horse forward.
a noisy quarrel about something petty or trivial: family squabbles.
dirty, mucky, dishonest
still, motionless, inactive
stem, shoot, trunk
sharp, distinct, clear, evident
tall and dignified, imposing, striking, stately, majestic, noble,
remain, hang on, wait, continue, delay
related to star
is a metaphor used to describe a difficult circumstance. It originated as a term for difficult circumstances in the sport of cricket, caused by a damp and soft pitch.
plan, scheme, tactic
hit, slap, beat, ignite, attack,
the cut stalks of grain plants left sticking out of the ground after the grain is harvested.
• short, stiff hairs growing on a man's face when he has not shaved for a while.
stun, knock out, drug, shock,dumbfound, overwhelm, stagger,
in secret, secretly, in private, privately, behind closed doors,
subconscious, unconscious; hidden, concealed. ANTONYMS explicit.
juicy, moist, luscious, ripe, soft, tender; choice, mouthwatering, appetizing, tasty, delicious; informal scrumptious. ANTONYMS dry.
1 she succumbed to temptation: yield, give in/way, submit, surrender, capitulate, cave in. ANTONYMS resist.
2 he succumbed to the disease: die from/of; catch, develop, contract, fall ill with; informal come down with. ANTONYMS withstand.
Lollipop or sucker, a type of confection
Sucker (slang), a slang term for someone considered gullible enough to fall for a very obvious prank or con and go about unaware of it
bad tempered, gloomy
lavish, luxurious, opulent, magnificent, resplendent, gorgeous, splendid,
of or relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
• of exceptional quality or extent: he is the supernal poet of our age
denoting or relating to a policy designed to increase output and employment by changing the conditions under which goods and services are supplied, esp. by measures that reduce government involvement in the economy and allow the free market to operate.
belief, surmise, idea, notion, suspicion, conjecture, speculation, inference, theory, hypothesis, postulation, guess, feeling, hunch, assumption, presumption.
unreal, bizarre, unusual, weird, strange,
turn, rotate, revolve, pivot, swing; spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, gyrate, pirouette.
yes-man, bootlicker, brown-noser, toady, lickspittle, flatterer, flunky, lackey, spaniel, doormat, stooge, cringer, suck, suck-up.
an instance of a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn (whether validly or not) from two given or assumed propositions (premises), each of which shares a term with the conclusion, and shares a common or middle term not present in the conclusion (e.g., all dogs are animals; all animals have four legs; therefore all dogs have four legs).
a conference or meeting to discuss a particular subject.
the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects
words with the same or similar meanings.
combination, blend, mixture, compound, fusion, composite, alloy; unification, amalgamation