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beautifier

One who, or that which, beautifies or makes beautiful.

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olivaster

Of the color of the olive; tawny. Sir T. Herbert.

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beautify

  • verb make more beautiful
    fancify; embellish; prettify.
  • verb be beautiful to look at
    deck; embellish; decorate; grace; adorn.
    • Flowers adorned the tables everywhere

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sooty

  • adjective satellite of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
    coal-black; jet-black; jet; pitchy.
  • adjective satellite covered with or as if with soot
    • a sooty chimney

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sallow

  • noun any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
  • verb cause to become sallow
    • The illness has sallowed her face

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blushy

Like a blush; having the color of a blush; rosy. R. "A blushy color." Harvey.

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pal

  • noun a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
    crony; sidekick; buddy; chum; brother.
  • verb become friends; act friendly towards
    chum up; pal up.

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atrabilarious

Affected with melancholy; atrabilious. Arbuthnot.

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rubicund

  • adjective satellite inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
    florid; sanguine; ruddy.
    • a ruddy complexion
    • Santa's rubicund cheeks
    • a fresh and sanguine complexion

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rubescent

Growing or becoming red; tending to redness.

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swarthy

  • adjective satellite naturally having skin of a dark color
    swart; dark-skinned; dusky.
    • a dark-skinned beauty
    • gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks
    • a smile on his swarthy face
    • `swart' is archaic

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swarthy

  • adjective satellite naturally having skin of a dark color
    swart; dark-skinned; dusky.
    • a dark-skinned beauty
    • gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks
    • a smile on his swarthy face
    • `swart' is archaic

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wondrously

  • adverb (used as an intensifier) extremely well
    marvellously; terrifically; superbly; wondrous; toppingly; wonderfully; marvelously.
    • her voice is superbly disciplined
    • the colors changed wondrously slowly

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xanthous

  • adjective satellite of the color intermediate between green and orange in the color spectrum; of something resembling the color of an egg yolk
    yellowish; yellow.

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blotchy

  • adjective satellite marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
    blotched; splotched.
  • adjective satellite marred by discolored spots or blotches
    • blotchy skin

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adust

  • adjective satellite dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
    parched; scorched; baked; sunbaked.
    • a vast desert all adust
    • land lying baked in the heat
    • parched soil
    • the earth was scorched and bare
    • sunbaked salt flats
  • adjective satellite burned brown by the sun
    • of an adust complexion"- Sir Walter Scott

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dimmed

  • adjective made dim or less bright
    dim.
    • the dimmed houselights brought a hush of anticipation
    • dimmed headlights
    • we like dimmed lights when we have dinner
  • verb switch (a car's headlights) from a higher to a lower beam
    dim; dip.

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ruddy

  • adjective satellite inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
    florid; rubicund; sanguine.
    • a ruddy complexion
    • Santa's rubicund cheeks
    • a fresh and sanguine complexion
  • adjective satellite of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    reddish; scarlet; cherry; crimson; blood-red; cerise; cherry-red; carmine; ruby-red; ruby; red.

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reddened

  • adjective satellite (especially of the face) reddened or suffused with or as if with blood from emotion or exertion
    crimson; red-faced; flushed; red.
    • crimson with fury
    • turned red from exertion
    • with puffy reddened eyes
    • red-faced and violent
    • flushed (or crimson) with embarrassment
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    crimson; blush; redden; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

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splotchy

Covered or marked with splotches.

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ashen

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    blanched; bloodless; white; livid.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • adjective satellite made of wood of the ash tree

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tallowy

Of the nature of tallow; resembling tallow; greasy.

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pasty

  • noun small meat pie or turnover
  • noun (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers

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ruddy

  • adjective satellite inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
    florid; rubicund; sanguine.
    • a ruddy complexion
    • Santa's rubicund cheeks
    • a fresh and sanguine complexion
  • adjective satellite of a color at the end of the color spectrum (next to orange); resembling the color of blood or cherries or tomatoes or rubies
    reddish; scarlet; cherry; crimson; blood-red; cerise; cherry-red; carmine; ruby-red; ruby; red.

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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unmarred

  • adjective free from physical or moral spots or stains
    unblemished; unmutilated.
    • an unblemished record
    • an unblemished complexion

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florid

  • adjective satellite elaborately or excessively ornamented
    aureate; flamboyant.
    • flamboyant handwriting
    • the senator's florid speech
  • adjective satellite inclined to a healthy reddish color often associated with outdoor life
    rubicund; sanguine; ruddy.
    • a ruddy complexion
    • Santa's rubicund cheeks
    • a fresh and sanguine complexion

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dazzlingly

  • adverb in a manner or to a degree that dazzles the beholder

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blanched

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    bloodless; ashen; white; livid.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench; pale.

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paling

  • noun a fence made of upright pickets
    picket fence.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench; pale.

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darkish

  • adjective satellite slightly dark
    • darkish red

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redden

  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    crimson; blush; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by
  • verb make red
    • The setting sun reddened the sky

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nutbrown

  • adjective satellite of the color of nuts
    • nutbrown hair

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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pa

  • noun an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
    dad; dada; papa; pop; pappa; daddy.
  • noun a short-lived radioactive metallic element formed from uranium and disintegrating into actinium and then into lead
    protoactinium; atomic number 91; protactinium.

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flawless

  • adjective satellite without a flaw
    unflawed.
    • a flawless gemstone

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liverish

  • adjective satellite suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
    bilious; livery.
  • adjective satellite irritable as if suffering from indigestion
    dyspeptic; bilious; atrabilious.

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pervert

  • noun a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
    deviate; deviant; degenerate.
  • verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals

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atrabilious

  • adjective satellite irritable as if suffering from indigestion
    dyspeptic; liverish; bilious.

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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bronzed

  • adjective satellite (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun
    tanned; suntanned.
    • a young bronzed Apollo
  • verb give the color and appearance of bronze to something
    bronze.
    • bronze baby shoes

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peachy

  • adjective satellite very good
    groovy; dandy; corking; bully; not bad; swell; smashing; great; keen; slap-up; neat; cracking; nifty; bang-up.
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing
  • adjective satellite of something resembling a peach in color
    peachy-colored; peachy-coloured.

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sunburnt

  • adjective satellite suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight
    sunburned.

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waxlike

  • adjective satellite having the paleness of wax
    waxen; waxy.
    • the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker
    • the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him
    • a thin face with a waxy paleness

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bespoke

  • adjective satellite (of clothing) custom-made
    made-to-order; tailored; bespoken; tailor-made.
  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; indicate; signal; betoken; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

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freckled

  • adjective satellite relating to or covered with or resembling freckles
    lentiginous; lentiginose.
  • verb become freckled
    freckle.
    • I freckle easily

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pallid

  • adjective satellite abnormally deficient in color as suggesting physical or emotional distress
    pale; wan.
    • the pallid face of the invalid
    • her wan face suddenly flushed
  • adjective satellite (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
    pale; sick; wan.
    • the pale light of a half moon
    • a pale sun
    • the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street
    • a pallid sky
    • the pale (or wan) stars
    • the wan light of dawn

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smirch

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    blot; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; blot; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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redden

  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    crimson; blush; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by
  • verb make red
    • The setting sun reddened the sky

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tanned

  • adjective satellite (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun
    bronzed; suntanned.
    • a young bronzed Apollo
  • verb treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather
    tan.

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suntanned

  • adjective satellite (of skin) having a tan color from exposure to the sun
    bronzed; tanned.
    • a young bronzed Apollo

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darkened

  • adjective satellite (of fabrics and paper) grown dark in color over time
    • the darkened margins of the paper
  • verb become dark or darker
    darken.
    • The sky darkened

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fairish

  • adjective satellite not excessive or extreme
    reasonable; fair.
    • a fairish income
    • reasonable prices
  • adjective satellite (used of hair or skin) pale or light-colored;
    fair.
    • a fair complexion

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darken

  • verb become dark or darker
    • The sky darkened
  • verb tarnish or stain
    • a scandal that darkened the family's good name

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pockmarked

  • adjective satellite used of paved surfaces having holes or pits
    pocked; potholed.
  • verb mark with or as if with pockmarks
    pockmark.
    • Her face was pockmarked by the disease

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flushed

  • adjective satellite having the pinkish flush of health
    rose-cheeked; rosy; rosy-cheeked.
  • verb turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame
    crimson; blush; redden; flush.
    • The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by

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pimpled

  • adjective satellite (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
    pustulate; pimply; acned.

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deepen

  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions
  • verb become more intense
    intensify.
    • The debate intensified
    • His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan

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waxen

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxy.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective satellite having the paleness of wax
    waxy; waxlike.
    • the poor face with the same awful waxen pallor"- Bram Stoker
    • the soldier turned his waxlike features toward him
    • a thin face with a waxy paleness

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pimply

  • adjective satellite (of complexion) blemished by imperfections of the skin
    pustulate; pimpled; acned.

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belie

  • verb be in contradiction with
    negate; contradict.
  • verb represent falsely
    misrepresent.
    • This statement misrepresents my intentions

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blotched

  • adjective satellite marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
    blotchy; splotched.
  • verb mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
    streak; blotch; mottle.

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cadaverous

  • adjective satellite very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold
    pinched; bony; emaciated; gaunt; skeletal; wasted; haggard.
    • 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
  • adjective of or relating to a cadaver or corpse
    cadaveric.
    • we had long anticipated his cadaverous end

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cream

  • noun the best people or things in a group
    pick.
    • the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War
  • noun the part of milk containing the butterfat

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lait

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whitened

  • adjective satellite (of hair) having lost its color
    white.
    • the white hairs of old age
  • verb turn white
    white; whiten.
    • This detergent will whiten your laundry

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lightish

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unsullied

  • adjective satellite spotlessly clean and fresh
    • the unsullied snow of mountains
  • adjective satellite (of reputation) free from blemishes
    stainless; untarnished; untainted; unstained.
    • his unsullied name
    • an untarnished reputation

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lusterless

  • adjective satellite lacking brilliance or vitality
    lackluster; lacklustre; lustreless.
    • a dull lackluster life
    • a lusterless performance
  • adjective satellite lacking luster or shine
    lackluster; lacklustre; lustreless.
    • staring with lackluster eyes
    • lusterless hair

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rival

  • noun the contestant you hope to defeat
    contender; competitor; competition; challenger.
    • he had respect for his rivals
    • he wanted to know what the competition was doing
  • verb be equal to in quality or ability
    touch; equal; match.
    • Nothing can rival cotton for durability
    • Your performance doesn't even touch that of your colleagues
    • Her persistence and ambition only matches that of her parents

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saturnine

  • adjective satellite bitter or scornful
    • the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
  • adjective satellite showing a brooding ill humor
    dour; morose; sour; dark; glum; glowering; sullen; moody.
    • a dark scowl
    • the proverbially dour New England Puritan
    • a glum, hopeless shrug
    • he sat in moody silence
    • a morose and unsociable manner
    • a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven
    • a sour temper
    • a sullen crowd

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mottled

  • adjective satellite having spots or patches of color
    dappled.
  • verb mark with spots or blotches of different color or shades of color as if stained
    streak; blotch; mottle.

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betoken

  • verb be a signal for or a symptom of
    bespeak; indicate; signal; point.
    • These symptoms indicate a serious illness
    • Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    • The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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caramel

  • noun firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
  • noun burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food
    caramelized sugar.

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inclining

  • noun the act of inclining; bending forward
    inclination.
    • an inclination of his head indicated his agreement
  • verb have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined
    run; incline; lean; be given; tend.
    • She tends to be nervous before her lectures
    • These dresses run small
    • He inclined to corpulence

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palish

  • adjective satellite slightly pale

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glow

  • noun an alert and refreshed state
    freshness.
  • noun light from nonthermal sources
    luminescence.

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savour

  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; sapidity; smack; flavor; relish.
  • verb have flavor; taste of something
    taste; savor.

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livid

  • adjective satellite anemic looking from illness or emotion
    blanched; bloodless; ashen; white.
    • a face turned ashen
    • the invalid's blanched cheeks
    • tried to speak with bloodless lips
    • a face livid with shock
    • lips...livid with the hue of death"- Mary W. Shelley
    • lips white with terror
    • a face white with rage
  • adjective satellite (of a light) imparting a deathlike luminosity
    • livid lightning streaked the sky
    • a thousand flambeaux...turned all at once that deep gloom into a livid and preternatural day"- E.A.Poe

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unwrinkled

  • adjective not wrinkled or creased
    wrinkleless.

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waxy

  • adjective made of or covered with wax
    waxen.
    • waxen candles
    • careful, the floor is waxy
  • adjective easily impressed or influenced
    impressible; impressionable.
    • an impressionable youngster
    • an impressionable age
    • a waxy mind

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creamy

  • adjective satellite of the color of cream
    • creamy translucent pebbles
  • adjective satellite thick like cream

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glisten

  • noun the quality of shining with a bright reflected light
    glister; scintillation; glitter; sparkle.
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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butterscotch

  • noun a hard brittle candy made with butter and brown sugar

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sunburned

  • adjective satellite suffering from overexposure to direct sunlight
    sunburnt.
  • verb get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
    sunburn; burn.

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coppery

  • adjective satellite of something having the color of copper
    copper colored.

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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doughy

  • adjective satellite having the consistency of dough because of insufficient leavening or improper cooking; it's a doughy mess"
    soggy.
    • the cake fell

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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brunette

  • noun a person with dark (brown) hair
    brunet.
  • adjective marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
    brunet.
    • a brunette beauty

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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swarth

Swart; swarthy. "A swarth complexion." Chapman.

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dwell

  • verb think moodily or anxiously about something
    brood.
  • verb originate (in)
    lie in; consist; lie.
    • The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country

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marbled

  • adjective satellite patterned with veins or streaks or color resembling marble
    marbleised; marbleized.
    • marbleized pink skin
  • verb paint or stain like marble
    marble.
    • marble paper

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gingery

  • adjective satellite having a taste like that of ginger
  • adjective satellite (used especially of hair or fur) having a bright orange-brown color
    ginger.
    • a man with gingery hair and bright blue eyes
    • a ginger kitten

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rosy

  • adjective satellite reflecting optimism
    rose-colored.
    • a rosy future
    • looked at the world through rose-colored glasses
  • adjective satellite having the pinkish flush of health
    flushed; rose-cheeked; rosy-cheeked.

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wafer

  • noun a small adhesive disk of paste; used to seal letters
  • noun a small thin crisp cake or cookie

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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tawny

  • adjective satellite of a light brown to brownish orange color; the color of tanned leather
    tawny-brown.

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pale

  • noun a wooden strip forming part of a fence
    picket.
  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blanch; blench.

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jaundiced

  • adjective satellite affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin etc
    icteric; yellow.
  • verb distort adversely
    jaundice.
    • Jealousy had jaundiced his judgment

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mocha

  • noun soft suede glove leather from goatskin
  • noun a flavoring made from coffee mixed with chocolate

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smear

  • noun slanderous defamation
    malignment; vilification.
  • noun a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
    cytosmear; cytologic smear.

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swart

  • adjective satellite naturally having skin of a dark color
    swarthy; dark-skinned; dusky.
    • a dark-skinned beauty
    • gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks
    • a smile on his swarthy face
    • `swart' is archaic

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faded

  • adjective satellite having lost freshness or brilliance of color
    washy; washed-out; bleached.
    • sun-bleached deck chairs
    • faded jeans
    • a very pale washed-out blue
    • washy colors
  • verb become less clearly visible or distinguishable; disappear gradually or seemingly
    melt; fade.
    • The scene begins to fade
    • The tree trunks are melting into the forest at dusk

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disdain

  • noun lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
    scorn; despite; contempt.
    • he was held in contempt
    • the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
  • noun a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
    condescension; patronage.

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shrivelled

  • adjective satellite (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered; sear; shriveled; sere; dried-up.
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrink; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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olive

  • noun small ovoid fruit of the European olive tree; important food and source of oil
  • noun evergreen tree cultivated in the Mediterranean region since antiquity and now elsewhere; has edible shiny black fruits
    European olive tree; Olea europaea.

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pocked

  • adjective satellite used of paved surfaces having holes or pits
    potholed; pockmarked.
  • verb mark with a scar
    scar; pit; pock; mark.
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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ting

  • noun a light clear metallic sound as of a small bell
    tinkle.
  • verb cause to make a ting

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choleric

  • adjective satellite easily moved to anger
    • men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells
  • adjective satellite quickly aroused to anger
    quick-tempered; hot-tempered; hotheaded; short-tempered; irascible.
    • a hotheaded commander

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marred

  • adjective satellite blemished by injury or rough wear
    scarred.
    • the scarred piano bench
    • walls marred by graffiti
  • verb make imperfect
    impair; mar; deflower; vitiate; spoil.
    • nothing marred her beauty

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bilious

  • adjective relating to or containing bile
    biliary.
  • adjective satellite suffering from or suggesting a liver disorder or gastric distress
    liverish; livery.

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contrast

  • noun the opposition or dissimilarity of things that are compared
    direct contrast.
    • in contrast to", "by contrast
  • noun the act of distinguishing by comparing differences

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sanguine

  • noun a blood-red color
  • adjective satellite confidently optimistic and cheerful

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bleach

  • noun the whiteness that results from removing the color from something
    • a complete bleach usually requires several applications
  • noun an agent that makes things white or colorless
    blanching agent; whitener; bleaching agent.

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dark

  • noun absence of light or illumination
    darkness.
  • noun absence of moral or spiritual values
    iniquity; darkness; wickedness.
    • the powers of darkness

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Collocation words for "complexion" are words related to "complexion" by occurring either before (prefix words) or after "complexion" (suffix words) in common language usage across multiple media. The words assembled above can be filtered by parts of speech (i.e) nouns, verbs, describing adjectives and adverbs, or by their positive or negative vibes, frequency in usage, whether they are prefix words or suffix words for "complexion" or by the count of syllables each word has.


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