shadow (Also shadowed, shadowing, shadows, shadowings) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to shadow


  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuring; conjuration; invocation.

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  • noun large tree of Trinidad and Guyana having odd-pinnate leaves and violet-scented axillary racemes of yellow flowers and long smooth pods; grown as a specimen in parks and large gardens
    Platymiscium trinitatis.
  • noun tall graceful deciduous California oak having leathery leaves and slender pointed acorns
    California white oak; Quercus lobata; valley oak; valley white oak.

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  • noun large willow tree with stiff branches that are easily broken
    Salix fragilis; crack willow; brittle willow.

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  • noun a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  • noun the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
    hinderance; hindrance.

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  • noun an efficient incentive
    moral force.
    • they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches
  • adjective characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
    • a dynamic market
    • a dynamic speaker
    • the dynamic president of the firm

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  • noun very hard brown to brownish-red heartwood of a logwood tree; used in preparing a purplish red dye
  • noun spiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
    logwood tree; campeachy; Haematoxylum campechianum; bloodwood tree.

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  • noun an achondroplastic dwarf whose small size is the result of a genetic defect; body parts and mental and sexual development are normal
    normal dwarf; hypoplastic dwarf; primordial dwarf.

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  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

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  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep

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  • verb drive away by crying `shoo!'
    shoo off; shoo.

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  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

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  • noun calling up a spirit or devil
    conjuration; conjury; invocation.
  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain

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  • verb give life to
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

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  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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  • adjective satellite confined or restricted to a particular location
    • the localized infection formed a definite abscess
  • verb identify the location or place of
    localize; localise; place.
    • We localized the source of the infection

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  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb ask for or request earnestly
    beseech; bid; entreat; press; adjure.
    • The prophet bid all people to become good persons

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  • noun willow of the western United States with leaves like those of peach or almond trees
    peachleaf willow; almond-leaves willow; Salix amygdaloides.

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  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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  • noun any of several evergreen trees or shrubs of the genus Dillenia grown for their foliage and nodding flowers resembling magnolias which are followed by fruit that is used in curries and jellies and preserves

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  • noun the belief in magical spells that harness occult forces or evil spirits to produce unnatural effects in the world
    black art; sorcery; necromancy.

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  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

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  • verb push one's way
    thrust ahead; barge.
    • she barged into the meeting room

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  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; go by; glide by; slip by; pass.
    • three years elapsed

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  • noun small tree of coastal regions of Old World tropics whose leaves are silvery beneath
    Heritiera littoralis.

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  • noun Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  • noun a gunshot from a concealed location

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  • verb become active
    • He finally bestirred himself
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rout out; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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  • verb turn into an automaton
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

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  • noun any of numerous animals inhabiting the sea including e.g. fishes and molluscs and many mammals
    marine animal; marine creature; sea creature.

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  • noun very hard unsalted biscuit or bread; a former ship's staple
    ship biscuit; sea biscuit; pilot bread; pilot biscuit.
  • noun a mountain mahogany

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  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

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  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)

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  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape

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  • noun any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
    flowering tree.

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  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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  • noun any of various trees and shrubs of the genus Casuarina having jointed stems and whorls of scalelike leaves; some yield heavy hardwood

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  • noun medium to large deciduous timber tree of the eastern United States and southeastern Canada having dark outer bark and yellow inner bark used for tanning; broad five-lobed leaves are bristle-tipped
    quercitron; black oak; quercitron oak; Quercus velutina.

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  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

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  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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  • verb put under private control or ownership
    • The steel industry was denationalized

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  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

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  • noun evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans
    false dogwood; Sapindus saponaria; China tree; chinaberry.

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  • noun a tree planted or valued chiefly for its shade from sunlight

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  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete

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  • noun large European beech with minutely-toothed leaves; widely planted as an ornamental in North America
    European beech; Fagus sylvatica.

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  • adjective not consisting of matter
    • immaterial apparitions
    • ghosts and other immaterial entities

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  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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  • adjective being or relating to or resembling or emanating from stars
    • an astral body
    • stellar light

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