workaday: Associated Words
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  • humdrum
    • noun the quality of wearisome constancy, routine, and lack of variety
      monotony; sameness.
      • he had never grown accustomed to the monotony of his work
      • he was sick of the humdrum of his fellow prisoners
      • he hated the sameness of the food the college served
    • adjective satellite not challenging; dull and lacking excitement
      prosaic; commonplace; unglamourous; unglamorous.
      • an unglamorous job greasing engines

  • routines
    • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
      modus operandi.
    • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
      turn; bit; number; act.
      • he did his act three times every evening
      • she had a catchy little routine
      • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

  • mundane
    • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
      unremarkable; quotidian; workaday; routine; everyday.
      • a placid everyday scene
      • it was a routine day
      • there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
    • adjective satellite concerned with the world or worldly matters
      terrestrial.
      • mundane affairs
      • he developed an immense terrestrial practicality

  • drudgery
    • noun hard monotonous routine work
      donkeywork; plodding; grind.

  • drab
    • noun a dull greyish to yellowish or light olive brown
      olive drab.
    • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
      dreary.
      • her drab personality
      • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
      • a series of dreary dinner parties

  • chores
    • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
      job; task.
      • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
      • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
      • the endless task of classifying the samples
      • the farmer's morning chores

  • prosaic
    • adjective satellite not fanciful or imaginative
      matter-of-fact.
      • local guides describe the history of various places in matter-of-fact tones
      • a prosaic and unimaginative essay
    • adjective satellite lacking wit or imagination
      pedestrian; prosy; earthbound.
      • a pedestrian movie plot

  • songs
    • noun a short musical composition with words
      vocal.
      • a successful musical must have at least three good songs
    • noun a distinctive or characteristic sound
      • the song of bullets was in the air
      • the song of the wind
      • the wheels sang their song as the train rocketed ahead

  • ordinary
    • noun a judge of a probate court
    • noun the expected or commonplace condition or situation
      • not out of the ordinary

  • world
    • noun everything that exists anywhere
      universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
      • they study the evolution of the universe
      • the biggest tree in existence
    • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
      domain.
      • the Western world

  • dreary
    • adjective satellite lacking in liveliness or charm or surprise
      drab.
      • her drab personality
      • life was drab compared with the more exciting life style overseas
      • a series of dreary dinner parties
    • adjective satellite causing dejection
      blue; dingy; drear; disconsolate; dark; gloomy; dismal; drab; sorry; grim.
      • a blue day
      • the dark days of the war
      • a week of rainy depressing weather
      • a disconsolate winter landscape
      • the first dismal dispiriting days of November
      • a dark gloomy day
      • grim rainy weather

  • garb
    • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
      dress; attire.
      • formal attire
      • battle dress
    • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
      enclothe; garment; fit out; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
      • Parents must feed and dress their child

  • sober
    • verb cause to become sober
      • A sobering thought
    • verb become more realistic
      sober up.
      • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

  • routine
    • noun an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
      modus operandi.
    • noun a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
      turn; bit; number; act.
      • he did his act three times every evening
      • she had a catchy little routine
      • it was one of the best numbers he ever did

  • recovers
    • verb get or find back; recover the use of
      regain; retrieve; find.
      • She regained control of herself
      • She found her voice and replied quickly
    • verb get over an illness or shock
      recuperate; convalesce.
      • The patient is recuperating

  • grind
    • noun an insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious
      wonk; dweeb; nerd; swot.
    • noun the grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground
      • a coarse grind of coffee

  • busy
    • verb keep busy with
      occupy.
      • She busies herself with her butterfly collection
    • adjective actively or fully engaged or occupied
      • busy with her work
      • a busy man
      • too busy to eat lunch

  • clothes
    • noun clothing in general
      apparel; dress; wearing apparel.
      • she was refined in her choice of apparel
      • he always bought his clothes at the same store
      • fastidious about his dress
    • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
      enclothe; garment; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
      • Parents must feed and dress their child

  • normal
    • noun something regarded as a normative example
      formula; pattern; rule; convention.
      • the convention of not naming the main character
      • violence is the rule not the exception
      • his formula for impressing visitors
    • adjective conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
      • serve wine at normal room temperature
      • normal diplomatic relations
      • normal working hours
      • normal word order
      • normal curiosity
      • the normal course of events

  • worlds
    • noun everything that exists anywhere
      universe; creation; macrocosm; existence; cosmos.
      • they study the evolution of the universe
      • the biggest tree in existence
    • noun people in general; especially a distinctive group of people with some shared interest
      domain.
      • the Western world

  • everyday
    • adjective satellite found in the ordinary course of events
      mundane; unremarkable; quotidian; workaday; routine.
      • a placid everyday scene
      • it was a routine day
      • there's nothing quite like a real...train conductor to add color to a quotidian commute"- Anita Diamant
    • adjective satellite appropriate for ordinary or routine occasions
      casual; daily.
      • casual clothes
      • everyday clothes

  • attire
    • noun clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion
      dress; garb.
      • formal attire
      • battle dress
    • verb put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive
      rig out; dress up; fig out; overdress; trick up; deck out; prink; tog out; get up; fig up; deck up; fancy up; tog up; gussy up; trick out.
      • She never dresses up, even when she goes to the opera
      • The young girls were all fancied up for the party

  • practical
    • adjective concerned with actual use or practice
      • he is a very practical person
      • the idea had no practical application
      • a practical knowledge of Japanese
      • woodworking is a practical art
    • adjective satellite guided by practical experience and observation rather than theory
      hardheaded; hard-nosed; pragmatic.
      • a hardheaded appraisal of our position
      • a hard-nosed labor leader
      • completely practical in his approach to business
      • not ideology but pragmatic politics

  • lives
    • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
      dwell; inhabit; populate.
      • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
      • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
      • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
      • deer are populating the woods
    • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
      • we had to live frugally after the war

  • dull
    • verb make dull in appearance
      • Age had dulled the surface
    • verb become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
      • the varnished table top dulled with time

  • worries
    • noun something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
      headache; vexation; concern.
      • New York traffic is a constant concern
      • it's a major worry
    • noun a strong feeling of anxiety
      trouble.
      • his worry over the prospect of being fired
      • it is not work but worry that kills
      • he wanted to die and end his troubles

  • weary
    • verb exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
      wear out; tire; wear down; jade; fag out; fatigue; wear; tire out; outwear; fag; wear upon.
      • We wore ourselves out on this hike
    • verb lose interest or become bored with something or somebody
      jade; fatigue; pall; tire.
      • I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food

  • realities
    • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
      world.
      • his world was shattered
      • we live in different worlds
      • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
    • noun the state of being actual or real
      realness; realism.
      • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

  • habitual
    • adjective satellite commonly used or practiced; usual
      customary; accustomed; wonted.
      • his accustomed thoroughness
      • took his customary morning walk
      • his habitual comment
      • with her wonted candor

  • cares
    • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
      aid; tending; attention.
      • no medical care was required
      • the old car needs constant attention
    • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
      precaution; caution; forethought.
      • he exercised caution in opening the door
      • he handled the vase with care

  • usual
    • adjective occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure
      • grew the usual vegetables
      • the usual summer heat
      • came at the usual time
      • the child's usual bedtime
    • adjective satellite commonly encountered
      common.
      • a common (or familiar) complaint
      • the usual greeting

  • bustle
    • noun a rapid active commotion
      fuss; flurry; ado; stir; hustle.
    • noun a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

  • plain
    • noun extensive tract of level open land
      champaign; field.
      • they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
      • he longed for the fields of his youth
    • noun a basic knitting stitch
      plain stitch; knit; knit stitch.

  • prose
    • noun ordinary writing as distinguished from verse
    • noun matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression

  • harsh
    • adjective satellite unpleasantly stern
      rough.
      • wild and harsh country full of hot sand and cactus
      • the nomad life is rough and hazardous
    • adjective satellite disagreeable to the senses
      • the harsh cry of a blue jay
      • harsh cognac
      • the harsh white light makes you screw up your eyes
      • harsh irritating smoke filled the hallway

  • selves
    • noun your consciousness of your own identity
      ego.
    • noun a person considered as a unique individual
      • one's own self

  • more
    • adjective (comparative of `much' used with mass nouns) a quantifier meaning greater in size or amount or extent or degree
      more than.
      • more land
      • more support
      • more rain fell
      • more than a gallon
    • noun English statesman who opposed Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and was imprisoned and beheaded; recalled for his concept of Utopia, the ideal state
      Sir Thomas More; Thomas More.

  • tasks
    • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
      project; undertaking; labor.
      • he prepared for great undertakings
    • noun a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
      job; chore.
      • estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars
      • the job of repairing the engine took several hours
      • the endless task of classifying the samples
      • the farmer's morning chores

  • sensible
    • adjective showing reason or sound judgment
      reasonable.
      • a sensible choice
      • a sensible person
    • adjective able to feel or perceive
      sensitive.
      • even amoeba are sensible creatures
      • the more sensible parts of the skin

  • garments
    • noun an article of clothing
      • garments of the finest silk
    • verb provide with clothes or put clothes on
      enclothe; fit out; garb; raiment; apparel; habilitate; dress; tog; clothe.
      • Parents must feed and dress their child

  • humble
    • verb cause to be unpretentious
      • This experience will humble him
    • verb cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
      abase; chagrin; mortify; humiliate.
      • He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss

  • pursuits
    • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
      following; pursual; chase.
      • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
    • noun a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
      quest; pursuance.
      • the pursuit of love
      • life is more than the pursuance of fame
      • a quest for wealth

  • regular
    • noun a regular patron
      fixture; habitue.
      • an habitue of the racetrack
      • a bum who is a Central Park fixture
    • noun a soldier in the regular army

  • life
    • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
      • social life
      • city life
      • real life
    • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
      living.
      • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

  • vocational
    • adjective of or relating to a vocation or occupation; especially providing or undergoing training in special skills
      • vocational school
      • vocational students learning to repair a motor

  • reality
    • noun all of your experiences that determine how things appear to you
      world.
      • his world was shattered
      • we live in different worlds
      • for them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were
    • noun the state of being actual or real
      realness; realism.
      • the reality of his situation slowly dawned on him

  • real
    • noun any rational or irrational number
      real number.
    • noun the basic unit of money in Brazil; equal to 100 centavos

  • outfit
    • noun any cohesive unit such as a military company
    • noun a set of clothing (with accessories)
      rig; turnout; getup.
      • his getup was exceedingly elegant

  • actual
    • adjective presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible
      existent.
      • the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different
      • actual and imagined conditions
    • adjective satellite taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated
      • we saw the actual wedding on television
      • filmed the actual beating

  • existence
    • noun the state or fact of existing
      being; beingness.
      • a point of view gradually coming into being
      • laws in existence for centuries
    • noun everything that exists anywhere
      universe; creation; macrocosm; world; cosmos.
      • they study the evolution of the universe
      • the biggest tree in existence

  • common
    • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
      green; park; commons.
      • they went for a walk in the park
    • adjective belonging to or participated in by a community as a whole; public
      • for the common good
      • common lands are set aside for use by all members of a community

  • costume
    • noun the attire worn in a play or at a fancy dress ball
      • he won the prize for best costume
    • noun unusual or period attire not characteristic of or appropriate to the time and place
      • in spite of the heat he insisted on his woolen costume

  • mere
    • noun a small pond of standing water
    • adjective satellite being nothing more than specified
      • a mere child

  • surroundings
    • noun the environmental condition
      milieu.
    • noun the area in which something exists or lives
      environment; environs; surround.
      • the country--the flat agricultural surround

  • daily
    • noun a newspaper that is published every day
    • adjective satellite of or belonging to or occurring every day
      day-by-day; day-after-day; day-to-day.
      • daily routine
      • a daily paper

  • noises
    • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
      • he enjoyed the street noises
      • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
      • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
    • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
      racket; dissonance.
      • modern music is just noise to me

  • rough
    • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
    • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
      rough in; rough out.

  • concerns
    • noun something that interests you because it is important or affects you
      • the safety of the ship is the captain's concern
    • noun an anxious feeling
      fear; care.
      • care had aged him
      • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

  • familiar
    • noun a person attached to the household of a high official (as a pope or bishop) who renders service in return for support
    • noun a friend who is frequently in the company of another
      comrade; fellow; associate; companion.
      • drinking companions
      • comrades in arms

  • activities
    • noun any specific behavior
      • they avoided all recreational activity
    • noun the state of being active
      action; activeness.
      • his sphere of activity
      • he is out of action



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