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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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knell

  • noun the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something
  • verb ring as in announcing death

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dreadful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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rousing

  • noun the act of arousing
    arousal.
    • the purpose of art is the arousal of emotions
  • verb become active
    bestir; rouse.
    • He finally bestirred himself

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tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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unpleasant

  • adjective disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
    • an unpleasant personality
    • unpleasant repercussions
    • unpleasant odors

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terror

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    panic; affright.
  • noun a person who inspires fear or dread
    threat; scourge.
    • he was the terror of the neighborhood

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portentous

  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    prodigious.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; fateful.

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enlightenment

  • noun education that results in understanding and the spread of knowledge
  • noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
    nirvana.

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hideous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
    repulsive.
    • a hideous scar
    • a repulsive mask

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stupefying

  • adjective satellite so surprisingly impressive as to stun or overwhelm
    astonishing; staggering; astounding.
    • such an enormous response was astonishing
    • an astounding achievement
    • the amount of money required was staggering
    • suffered a staggering defeat
    • the figure inside the boucle dress was stupefying
  • verb make dull or stupid or muddle with drunkenness or infatuation
    besot; stupefy.

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appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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terrorisation

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorization; frightening.
  • noun an act of terrorism
    terrorization.

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bullyrag

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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agitating

  • adjective satellite causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
    provoking; agitative.
    • a provoking delay at the airport
  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; agitate; foment.

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foretell

  • verb foreshadow or presage
    herald; announce; harbinger; annunciate.
  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election

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rapturous

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; enraptured; ecstatic; rapt.

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spook

  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; creep.
  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    ghost; spectre; shade; specter; wraith.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past

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resonant

  • adjective satellite characterized by resonance
    resonating; resounding; reverberating; reverberative.
    • a resonant voice
    • hear the rolling thunder
  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; remindful; evocative; redolent.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics

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swivet

  • noun a panic or extreme discomposure
    • it threw her into a swivet

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bluffer

  • noun a person who tries to bluff other people
    four-flusher.
  • adjective satellite very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
    sheer; bold; bluff.
    • a bluff headland
    • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
    • a sheer descent of rock

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frisson

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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shock

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    daze; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun the violent interaction of individuals or groups entering into combat
    impact.
    • the armies met in the shock of battle

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afeard

  • adjective satellite a pronunciation of afraid
    afeared.

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invigorate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    enliven; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give life or energy to
    quicken.
    • The cold water invigorated him

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inauspicious

  • adjective not auspicious; boding ill
    unfortunate.
  • adjective satellite contrary to your interests or welfare
    untoward; adverse.
    • adverse circumstances
    • made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

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enrapture

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enchant; transport.

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panic-stricken

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    panicked; panicky; terrified; frightened; panic-struck.
    • became panicky as the snow deepened
    • felt panicked before each exam
    • trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd
    • the terrified horse bolted

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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unblinking

  • adjective satellite showing no visible emotion
    • stood unblinking and accepted a sentence of a year
  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unshrinking; unflinching.

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abominable

  • adjective satellite unequivocally detestable
    detestable; execrable; odious.
    • abominable treatment of prisoners
    • detestable vices
    • execrable crimes
    • consequences odious to those you govern"- Edmund Burke
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; awful; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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fear

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fearfulness; fright.
  • noun an anxious feeling
    care; concern.
    • care had aged him
    • they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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shivery

  • adjective satellite cold enough to cause shivers
    • felt all shivery
    • shivery weather
  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    scary; shuddery; chilling; scarey.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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scare_off

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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reminiscent

  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    remindful; evocative; redolent; resonant.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics

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throb

  • noun a deep pulsating type of pain
  • noun an instance of rapid strong pulsation (of the heart)
    throbbing; pounding.
    • he felt a throbbing in his head

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mischievous

  • adjective satellite naughtily or annoyingly playful
    pixilated; impish; puckish; prankish; implike; arch; wicked.
    • teasing and worrying with impish laughter
    • a wicked prank
  • adjective satellite deliberately causing harm or damage
    • mischievous rumors and falsehoods

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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hairy

  • adjective having or covered with hair
    haired; hirsute.
    • Jacob was a hairy man
    • a hairy caterpillar
  • adjective satellite hazardous and frightening
    • hairy moments in the mountains

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melancholy

  • noun a feeling of thoughtful sadness
  • noun a constitutional tendency to be gloomy and depressed

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unsure

  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; diffident.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man
  • adjective lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
    incertain; uncertain.
    • uncertain of his convictions
    • unsure of himself and his future
    • moving with uncertain (or unsure) steps
    • an uncertain smile
    • touched the ornaments with uncertain fingers

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tremor

  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    shudder.
  • noun a small earthquake
    earth tremor; microseism.

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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bode

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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overawe

  • verb subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe; frighten (as with threats)
    cow.

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creeps

  • noun a disease of cattle and sheep attributed to a dietary deficiency; characterized by anemia and softening of the bones and a slow stiff gait
  • noun a feeling of fear and revulsion
    • he gives me the creeps

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horror-stricken

  • adjective satellite stricken with horror
    horror-struck; horrified.

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creepy

  • adjective satellite annoying and unpleasant
    • some creepy kids were bothering her
  • adjective satellite causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    creepy-crawly.
    • a creepy story
    • I had a creepy-crawly feeling

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horrified

  • adjective satellite stricken with horror
    horror-struck; horror-stricken.
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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triskaidekaphobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from triskaidekaphobia (abnormal fear of the number 13)

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strong-arm

  • verb handle roughly
    • He was strong-armed by the policemen
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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creepiness

  • noun an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin

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hydrophobic

  • adjective lacking affinity for water; tending to repel and not absorb water; tending not to dissolve in or mix with or be wetted by water
  • adjective satellite abnormally afraid of water
    aquaphobic.

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acrophobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places

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panicked

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    panicky; terrified; frightened; panic-stricken; panic-struck.
    • became panicky as the snow deepened
    • felt panicked before each exam
    • trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd
    • the terrified horse bolted
  • verb be overcome by a sudden fear
    panic.
    • The students panicked when told that final exams were less than a week away

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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cowardly

  • adjective lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
    fearful.
    • cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

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apprehensive

  • adjective satellite quick to understand
    discerning.
    • a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • adjective satellite mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
    worried.
    • apprehensive about her job
    • not used to a city and worried about small things
    • felt apprehensive about the consequences

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gruesomeness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    grimness; ghastliness; luridness.

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atrocious

  • adjective satellite shockingly brutal or cruel
    grievous; monstrous; flagitious.
    • murder is an atrocious crime
    • a grievous offense against morality
    • a grievous crime
    • no excess was too monstrous for them to commit
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; terrible; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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strawman

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; straw man; nominal head; front; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    straw man.

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enliven

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; animate; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb make lively
    liven; animate; liven up; invigorate.
    • let's liven up this room a bit

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faint

  • noun a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
    swoon; deliquium; syncope.
  • verb pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
    swoon; pass out; conk.

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panic-struck

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    panicked; panicky; terrified; frightened; panic-stricken.
    • became panicky as the snow deepened
    • felt panicked before each exam
    • trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd
    • the terrified horse bolted

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white-lipped

  • adjective satellite having white lips from fear or terror

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unapprehensive

  • adjective satellite not recognizing or slow to recognize danger

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dismay

  • noun the feeling of despair in the face of obstacles
    discouragement; disheartenment.
  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    alarm; consternation.

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dispirited

  • adjective satellite marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    listless.
    • a dispirited and divided Party
    • reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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malefic

  • adjective satellite having or exerting a malignant influence
    malign; evil; malevolent.
    • malevolent stars
    • a malefic force

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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downhearted

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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grisly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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low-spirited

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

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ecstasy

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; raptus; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun a state of elated bliss
    rapture.

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somber

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; sombre; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; sombre.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

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boss_around

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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exhilaration

  • noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    excitement.
    • he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed

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mousey

  • adjective infested with mice
    mousy.
  • adjective satellite of something having a drab pale brown color resembling a mouse
    mousy; mouse-colored; mouselike.
    • a mousy brownish-grey color
    • mousy hair
    • mouse-colored hair

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petrifying

  • adjective satellite paralyzing with terror
  • verb cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned
    petrify.
    • The horror petrified his feelings
    • Fear petrified her thinking

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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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joyous

  • adjective full of or characterized by joy
    • felt a joyous abandon
    • joyous laughter

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predict

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise; prognosticate.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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rapt

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; rapturous; enraptured; ecstatic.

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malign

  • verb speak unfavorably about
    traduce; badmouth; drag through the mud.
    • She badmouths her husband everywhere
  • adjective evil or harmful in nature or influence
    • prompted by malign motives
    • believed in witches and malign spirits
    • gave him a malign look
    • a malign lesion

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maleficent

  • adjective harmful or evil in intent or effect

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fearsome

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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pink

  • noun a light shade of red
  • noun any of various flowers of plants of the genus Dianthus cultivated for their fragrant flowers
    garden pink.

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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redoubtable

  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    unnerving; formidable.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • adjective satellite worthy of respect or honor
    • born of a redoubtable family

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titillation

  • noun a tingling feeling of excitement (as from teasing or tickling)
  • noun an agreeable arousal

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raptus

  • noun a sudden occurrence (or recurrence) of a disease
    ictus; seizure.
    • he suffered an epileptic seizure
  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; ecstasy; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens

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pin

  • noun a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • noun when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    fall.

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panic

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; affright.
  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    scare.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

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horror

  • noun intense and profound fear
  • noun something that inspires dislike; something horrible
    • the painting that others found so beautiful was a horror to him

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prognostic

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; predictive.

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numb

  • verb make numb or insensitive
    benumb; blunt; dull.
    • The shock numbed her senses
  • adjective satellite lacking sensation
    benumbed; asleep.
    • my foot is asleep
    • numb with cold

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unintimidated

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unblinking; unshrinking; unflinching.

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filthy

  • adjective satellite disgustingly dirty; filled or smeared with offensive matter
    nasty; foul.
    • as filthy as a pigsty
    • a foul pond
    • a nasty pigsty of a room
  • adjective satellite vile; despicable
    lousy; dirty.
    • a dirty (or lousy) trick
    • a filthy traitor

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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omen

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a strategically located monarchy on the southern and eastern coasts of the Arabian Peninsula; the economy is dominated by oil
    Sultanate of Oman; Oman; Muscat and Oman.

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beatification

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; blessedness.
  • noun the action of rendering supremely blessed and extremely happy

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spectre

  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; phantasma; phantasm; specter.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us
  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    ghost; shade; spook; specter; wraith.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past

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gloomy

  • adjective satellite depressingly dark
    glooming; gloomful; sulky.
    • the gloomy forest
    • the glooming interior of an old inn
    • `gloomful' is archaic
  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; down in the mouth; depressed; downcast; down; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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dread

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; apprehensiveness.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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shade

  • noun relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
    shadowiness; shadiness.
    • it is much cooler in the shade
    • there's too much shadiness to take good photographs
  • noun a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color
    tint; tone; tincture.
    • after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted

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prognostication

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle
  • noun a statement made about the future
    forecasting; prediction; foretelling.

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push_around

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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shaky

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    rickety; wobbly; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • adjective satellite vibrating slightly and irregularly; as e.g. with fear or cold or like the leaves of an aspen in a breeze
    shivering; trembling.
    • a quaking bog
    • the quaking child asked for more
    • quivering leaves of a poplar tree
    • with shaking knees
    • seemed shaky on her feet
    • sparkling light from the shivering crystals of the chandelier
    • trembling hands

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awful

  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; unspeakable; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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shuddery

  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    scary; shivery; chilling; scarey.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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ghastly

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; charnel.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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horrify

  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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prophetical

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetic.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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dismaying

  • adjective satellite causing consternation
    appalling.
    • appalling conditions
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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lipped

  • adjective having a lip or lips
    • a lipped bowl
    • a virgin purest lipped"- John Keats

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prodigy

  • noun an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration
    • she is a chess prodigy
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prognostication; presage; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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frighten_away

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare.
    • dashed by the refusal

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awfulness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; horridness; terribleness.

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craw

  • noun a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
    crop.

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fearful

  • adjective satellite experiencing or showing fear
    • a fearful glance
    • fearful of criticism
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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bashful

  • adjective satellite self-consciously timid; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
    • I never laughed, being bashful
  • adjective satellite disposed to avoid notice; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
    blate.
    • they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it

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intimidation

  • noun the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    bullying.
  • noun the feeling of discouragement in the face of someone's superior fame or wealth or status etc.

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sarcastic

  • adjective expressing or expressive of ridicule that wounds

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unnerved

  • adjective satellite deprived of courage and strength
    • the steeplejack, exhausted and unnerved, couldn't hold on to his dangerous perch much longer
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate; unnerve.

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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shitless

  • adjective satellite extremely frightened
    • he was scared shitless

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hunted

  • adjective satellite reflecting the fear or terror of one who is hunted
    • the hopeless hunted look on the prisoner's face
    • a glitter of apprehension in her hunted eyes
  • verb pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals)
    hunt down; hunt; run; track down.
    • Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland
    • The dogs are running deer
    • The Duke hunted in these woods

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gloom

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    sombreness; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloominess; sombreness; somberness.

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thrill

  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; boot; charge; bang; flush; kick.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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auspicate

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news
  • verb commence in a manner calculated to bring good luck
    • They auspicated the trip with a bottle of champagne

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mysophobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from mysophobia; abnormally afraid of dirt or contamination

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prefigurative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    adumbrative; foreshadowing.

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shocking

  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    lurid.
    • lurid details of the accident
  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; ball over; blow out of the water; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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bird-scarer

  • noun an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
    scarer; strawman; scarecrow; straw man.

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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dour

  • adjective satellite stubbornly unyielding
    tenacious; dogged; persistent; unyielding; pertinacious.
    • dogged persistence
    • dour determination
    • the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics
    • a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
    • men tenacious of opinion
  • adjective satellite harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    forbidding; grim.
    • a dour, self-sacrificing life
    • a forbidding scowl
    • a grim man loving duty more than humanity
    • undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie

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gloominess

  • noun an atmosphere of depression and melancholy
    gloom; glumness.
    • gloom pervaded the office
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; sombreness; somberness.

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agoraphobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places

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terrify

  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize.

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hysteria

  • noun state of violent mental agitation
    fury; delirium; frenzy; craze.
  • noun excessive or uncontrollable fear

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prickling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    tingling; tingle.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick; prickle.

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tingle

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingling.

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timidness

  • noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    timorousness; timidity.

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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terror-struck

  • adjective satellite struck or filled with terror
    terror-stricken.

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bully

  • noun a cruel and brutal fellow
    yobo; ruffian; tough; roughneck; hooligan; rowdy; yob; yobbo.
  • noun a hired thug

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extraordinary

  • adjective beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable
    • extraordinary authority
    • an extraordinary achievement
    • her extraordinary beauty
    • enjoyed extraordinary popularity
    • an extraordinary capacity for work
    • an extraordinary session of the legislature
  • adjective satellite far more than usual or expected
    over-the-top; sinful.
    • an extraordinary desire for approval
    • it was an over-the-top experience

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dire

  • adjective satellite fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
    desperate.
    • a desperate illness
    • on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
    • a dire emergency
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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nightmarish

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    hair-raising; bloodcurdling.

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ominous

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • adjective satellite presaging ill fortune
    ill; inauspicious.
    • ill omens
    • ill predictions
    • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley
    • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
    • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

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turn_on

  • verb cause to operate by flipping a switch
    switch on.
    • switch on the light
    • turn on the stereo
  • verb be contingent on
    hinge upon; depend on; devolve on; ride; hinge on; depend upon.
    • The outcomes rides on the results of the election
    • Your grade will depends on your homework

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scary

  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    shivery; shuddery; chilling; scarey.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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terrible

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; unspeakable; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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lousy

  • adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  • adjective satellite infested with lice
    • burned their lousy clothes

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scare

  • noun sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
    panic.
    • panic in the stock market
    • a war scare
    • a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building
  • noun a sudden attack of fear
    panic attack.

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bluff

  • noun a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
  • noun pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
    • his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted

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threatening

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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hair-raising

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    nightmarish; bloodcurdling.

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four-flusher

  • noun a person who tries to bluff other people
    bluffer.

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tingling

  • noun a somatic sensation as from many tiny prickles
    prickling; tingle.
  • verb cause a stinging or tingling sensation
    tingle; prickle.

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scare_away

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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enthral

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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attack

  • noun (military) an offensive against an enemy (using weapons)
    onset; onrush; onslaught.
    • the attack began at dawn
  • noun an offensive move in a sport or game
    • they won the game with a 10-hit attack in the 9th inning

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shiver

  • noun a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement
    tremble; shake.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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terrifying

  • adjective satellite causing extreme terror
    terrific.
    • a terrifying wail
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize; terrify.

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daunt

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; frighten off; dash; pall; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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white

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

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malevolent

  • adjective satellite wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred
    • a gossipy malevolent old woman
    • failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful
  • adjective satellite having or exerting a malignant influence
    malign; malefic; evil.
    • malevolent stars
    • a malefic force

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grimness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; ghastliness; luridness.
  • noun something hard to endure
    hardship; rigourousness; severeness; rigor; rigorousness; rigour; asperity; severity.
    • the asperity of northern winters

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painful

  • adjective causing physical or psychological pain
    • worked with painful slowness
  • adjective satellite causing misery or pain or distress
    sore; afflictive.
    • it was a sore trial to him
    • the painful process of growing up

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enthrall

  • verb hold spellbound
    ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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nirvana

  • noun (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
    enlightenment.
  • noun any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
    promised land; heaven; Eden; Shangri-la; paradise.

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gruesome

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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afeared

  • adjective satellite a pronunciation of afraid
    afeard.

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unalarming

  • adjective not alarming; assuaging alarm

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depressed

  • adjective satellite lower than previously
    down.
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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terribleness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; awfulness; horridness.

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outrageous

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    hideous; horrific; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    extortionate; usurious; exorbitant; unconscionable; steep.
    • exorbitant rent
    • extortionate prices
    • spends an outrageous amount on entertainment
    • usurious interest rate
    • unconscionable spending

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death_knell

  • noun an omen of death or destruction
  • noun a bell rung to announce a death
    death bell.

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xenophobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign

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charge_up

  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; agitate; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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lurid

  • adjective satellite horrible in fierceness or savagery
    • lurid crimes
    • a lurid life
  • adjective satellite glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism
    shocking.
    • lurid details of the accident

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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prefigure

  • verb imagine or consider beforehand
    • It wasn't as bad as I had prefigured
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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grotty

  • adjective satellite very unpleasant or offensive
    • a grotty little play

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suspense

  • noun apprehension about what is going to happen
  • noun an uncertain cognitive state
    • the matter remained in suspense for several years

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unafraid

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    fearless.
  • adjective free from fear or doubt; easy in mind
    untroubled; secure.
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him

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afraid

  • adjective filled with fear or apprehension
    • afraid even to turn his head
    • suddenly looked afraid
    • afraid for his life
    • afraid of snakes
    • afraid to ask questions
  • adjective satellite filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement
    • I'm afraid I won't be able to come
    • he was afraid he would have to let her go
    • I'm afraid you're wrong

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rhapsodic

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rapturous; enraptured; ecstatic; rapt.

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shocked

  • adjective satellite struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    dismayed; appalled; aghast.
  • verb surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off
    take aback; shock; ball over; blow out of the water; floor.
    • I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

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terrific

  • adjective satellite very great or intense
    • a terrific noise
    • a terrific thunderstorm storm
    • fought a terrific battle
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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timidity

  • noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    timorousness; timidness.
  • noun fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
    timorousness.

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harmful

  • adjective causing or capable of causing harm
    • too much sun is harmful to the skin
    • harmful effects of smoking

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mouth

  • noun the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge
    oral fissure; oral cavity; rima oris.
    • he stuffed his mouth with candy
  • noun the externally visible part of the oral cavity on the face and the system of organs surrounding the opening
    • she wiped lipstick from her mouth

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significant

  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    important.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant
  • adjective satellite fairly large
    substantial.
    • won by a substantial margin

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awe

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of wonder or admiration
    • he stared over the edge with a feeling of awe
  • noun a feeling of profound respect for someone or something
    fear; veneration; reverence.
    • the fear of God
    • the Chinese reverence for the dead
    • the French treat food with gentle reverence
    • his respect for the law bordered on veneration

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alarmed

  • adjective satellite experiencing a sudden sense of danger
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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alarm

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; consternation.
  • noun a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
    alarm system; warning device.

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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prickle

  • noun a small sharp-pointed tip resembling a spike on a stem or leaf
    pricker; spine; thorn; spikelet; sticker.
  • verb cause a prickling sensation
    prick.

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fainthearted

  • adjective satellite lacking conviction or boldness or courage
    faint-hearted; faint; timid.
    • faint heart ne'er won fair lady

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terror-stricken

  • adjective satellite struck or filled with terror
    terror-struck.

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inspire

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; animate; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb supply the inspiration for
    • The article about the artist inspired the exhibition of his recent work

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rapture

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    ecstasy; raptus; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun a state of elated bliss
    ecstasy.

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aghast

  • adjective satellite struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    dismayed; appalled; shocked.

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prodigious

  • adjective satellite so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe
    colossal; stupendous.
    • colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple
    • has a colossal nerve
    • a prodigious storm
    • a stupendous field of grass
    • stupendous demand
  • adjective satellite of momentous or ominous significance
    portentous.
    • such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville
    • a prodigious vision

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baneful

  • adjective satellite exceedingly harmful
    deadly; pestilent; pernicious.
  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baleful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look

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creepy-crawly

  • noun an animal that creeps or crawls (such as worms or spiders or insects)
  • adjective satellite causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin
    creepy.
    • a creepy story
    • I had a creepy-crawly feeling

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hector

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
  • noun (Greek mythology) a mythical Trojan who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War

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black

  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of least lightness (bearing the least resemblance to white)
    inkiness; blackness.
  • noun total absence of light
    lightlessness; pitch blackness; blackness; total darkness.
    • they fumbled around in total darkness
    • in the black of night

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excitatory

  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitant; excitative.

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dreaded

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse
  • verb be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    fear; dread.
    • I fear the winters in Moscow
    • We should not fear the Communists!

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exaltation

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; ecstasy; raptus; transport.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun the location of a planet in the zodiac at which it is believed to exert its maximum influence

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wonky

  • adjective satellite turned or twisted toward one side
    skew-whiff; lopsided; askew; cockeyed; awry.
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton
    • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff
  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wobbly.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky

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prognosticative

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    predictive; prognostic.

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nasty

  • adjective offensive or even (of persons) malicious
    awful.
    • in a nasty mood
    • a nasty accident
    • a nasty shock
    • a nasty smell
    • a nasty trick to pull
    • Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound
  • adjective satellite exasperatingly difficult to handle or circumvent
    tight.
    • a nasty problem
    • a good man to have on your side in a tight situation

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frightening

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; terrorization.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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somberness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; sombreness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; sombreness.

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horridness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    dreadfulness; awfulness; terribleness.

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shy

  • noun a quick throw
    • he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
  • verb start suddenly, as from fright

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worried

  • adjective satellite afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    distressed; disturbed; upset; disquieted.
    • too upset to say anything
    • spent many disquieted moments
    • distressed about her son's leaving home
    • lapsed into disturbed sleep
    • worried parents
    • a worried frown
    • one last worried check of the sleeping children
  • verb be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    worry.
    • I worry about my job

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bad

  • noun that which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency
    badness.
    • take the bad with the good
  • adjective having undesirable or negative qualities
    • a bad report card
    • his sloppy appearance made a bad impression
    • a bad little boy
    • clothes in bad shape
    • a bad cut
    • bad luck
    • the news was very bad
    • the reviews were bad
    • the pay is bad
    • it was a bad light for reading
    • the movie was a bad choice

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enchant

  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; transport.
  • verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; bewitch; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts

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predictive

  • adjective satellite of or relating to prediction; having value for making predictions
    prognosticative; prognostic.

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portend

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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horrendous

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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portent

  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; presage.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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spirited

  • adjective displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness
  • verb infuse with spirit
    spirit up; spirit; inspirit.
    • The company spirited him up

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horrid

  • adjective satellite exceedingly bad
    • when she was bad she was horrid
  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; hideous; horrific.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry

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alarming

  • adjective frightening because of an awareness of danger
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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forecast

  • noun a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
    prognosis.
  • verb predict in advance
    calculate.

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inebriate

  • noun a chronic drinker
    drunk; sot; wino; drunkard; rummy.
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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horrible

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    frightful; ugly; horrifying; atrocious.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound

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presage

  • noun a foreboding about what is about to happen
  • noun a sign of something about to happen
    omen; prognostic; prodigy; prognostication; portent.
    • he looked for an omen before going into battle

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beatify

  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exalt; exhilarate.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success
  • verb make blessedly happy

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browbeat

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young
  • verb discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate
    swagger; bully.

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intimidated

  • adjective satellite made timid or fearful as by threats
  • verb make timid or fearful
    intimidate.
    • Her boss intimidates her

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boss

  • noun a person who exercises control over workers
    foreman; chief; gaffer; honcho.
    • if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
  • noun a person responsible for hiring workers
    hirer.
    • the boss hired three more men for the new job

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foreshadow

  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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baleful

  • adjective satellite deadly or sinister
    baneful.
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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direful

  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; horrific; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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ballyrag

  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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coy

  • adjective satellite affectedly modest or shy especially in a playful or provocative way
    overmodest; demure.
  • adjective satellite showing marked and often playful or irritating evasiveness or reluctance to make a definite or committing statement
    • a politician coy about his intentions

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ill

  • noun an often persistent bodily disorder or disease; a cause for complaining
    complaint; ailment.
  • adjective affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function
    sick.
    • ill from the monotony of his suffering

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timorous

  • adjective satellite timid by nature or revealing timidity
    fearful; trepid.
    • timorous little mouse
    • in a timorous tone
    • cast fearful glances at the large dog

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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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timorousness

  • noun fear of the unknown or unfamiliar or fear of making decisions
    timidness; timidity.
  • noun fearfulness in venturing into new and unknown places or activities
    timidity.

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foreboding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    boding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an unfavorable omen

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tickle_pink

  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; inebriate; exalt; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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menacing

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • verb pose a threat to; present a danger to
    jeopardise; peril; jeopardize; imperil; endanger; threaten; menace.
    • The pollution is endangering the crops

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charnel

  • noun a vault or building where corpses or bones are deposited
    charnel house.
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    sepulchral; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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wraith

  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    ghost; spectre; shade; spook; specter.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past

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shudder

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun an involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear)
    tremor.

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fright

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fear; fearfulness.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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tremendous

  • adjective satellite extraordinarily large in size or extent or amount or power or degree; that a whole civilization should be dependent on technology"- Walter Lippman
    enormous.
    • an enormous boulder
    • enormous expenses
    • tremendous sweeping plains
    • a tremendous fact in human experience
    • a plane took off with a tremendous noise
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    fantastic; marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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appall

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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wobbly

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; rickety; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • noun a member of the Industrial Workers of the World

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scarecrow

  • noun an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
    scarer; bird-scarer; strawman; straw man.

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enraptured

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; rapturous; ecstatic; rapt.
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; ravish; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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sepulchral

  • adjective of or relating to a sepulchre
    • sepulchral inscriptions
    • sepulchral monuments in churches
  • adjective satellite gruesomely indicative of death or the dead
    charnel; ghastly.
    • a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones
    • ghastly shrieks
    • the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs

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faint-hearted

  • adjective satellite lacking conviction or boldness or courage
    fainthearted; faint; timid.
    • faint heart ne'er won fair lady

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excite

  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
  • verb act as a stimulant
    stimulate.
    • The book stimulated her imagination
    • This play stimulates

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bullying

  • noun the act of intimidating a weaker person to make them do something
    intimidation.
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; strong-arm; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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hateful

  • adjective evoking or deserving hatred
    • no vice is universally as hateful as ingratitude"- Joseph Priestly
  • adjective satellite characterized by malice
    mean.
    • a hateful thing to do
    • in a mean mood

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chill

  • noun coldness due to a cold environment
    iciness; gelidity.
  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; quiver; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him

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apprehension

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehensiveness; dread.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension
  • noun the cognitive condition of someone who understands
    savvy; discernment; understanding.
    • he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

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cow

  • noun female of domestic cattle: "`moo-cow' is a child's term"
    moo-cow.
  • noun mature female of mammals of which the male is called `bull'

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intimidate

  • verb make timid or fearful
    • Her boss intimidates her
  • verb to compel or deter by or as if by threats
    restrain.

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ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

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ugly

  • adjective displeasing to the senses
    • an ugly face
    • ugly furniture
  • adjective satellite inclined to anger or bad feelings with overtones of menace
    surly.
    • a surly waiter
    • an ugly frame of mind

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mordant

  • noun a substance used to treat leather or other materials before dyeing; aids in dyeing process
  • adjective satellite harshly ironic or sinister
    black; grim.
    • black humor
    • a grim joke
    • grim laughter
    • fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit

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sombreness

  • noun a state of partial or total darkness
    gloom; somberness.
    • he struck a match to dispel the gloom
  • noun a feeling of melancholy apprehension
    gloom; gloominess; somberness.

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chilling

  • noun the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
    cooling; temperature reduction.
  • verb depress or discourage
    chill.
    • The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers

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mousy

  • adjective satellite quiet and timid and ineffectual
    mousey.
  • adjective infested with mice
    mousey.

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provocative

  • adjective serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy
    • a provocative remark
    • a provocative smile
    • provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
  • adjective satellite exciting sexual desire
    • her gestures and postures became more wanton and provocative

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apprehend

  • verb get the meaning of something
    grok; dig; comprehend; grasp; compass; savvy; get the picture.
    • Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?
  • verb take into custody
    nab; cop; pick up; nail; arrest; collar.
    • the police nabbed the suspected criminals

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remindful

  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; evocative; redolent; resonant.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics

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ghastliness

  • noun the quality of being ghastly
    gruesomeness; grimness; luridness.

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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quail

  • noun flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
  • noun small gallinaceous game birds

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specter

  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    ghost; spectre; shade; spook; wraith.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past
  • noun a ghostly appearing figure
    phantom; fantasm; apparition; spectre; phantasma; phantasm.
    • we were unprepared for the apparition that confronted us

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watchful

  • adjective engaged in or accustomed to close observation
    alert.
    • caught by a couple of alert cops
    • alert enough to spot the opportunity when it came
    • constantly alert and vigilant, like a sentinel on duty
  • adjective satellite experiencing or accompanied by sleeplessness
    sleepless; insomniac.
    • insomniac old people
    • insomniac nights
    • lay sleepless all night
    • twenty watchful, weary, tedious nights"- Shakespeare

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terrorist

  • noun a radical who employs terror as a political weapon; usually organizes with other terrorists in small cells; often uses religion as a cover for terrorist activities

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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unshrinking

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unblinking; unflinching.

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wicked

  • adjective morally bad in principle or practice
  • adjective satellite having committed unrighteous acts
    sinful; unholy.
    • a sinful person

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terrorise

  • verb coerce by violence or with threats
    terrorize.
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorize; terrify.

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agitated

  • adjective troubled emotionally and usually deeply
    • agitated parents
  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; agitate; foment.

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premonition

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; presentiment.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • noun an early warning about a future event
    forewarning.

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straw_man

  • noun a person used as a cover for some questionable activity
    figurehead; nominal head; front; strawman; front man.
  • noun a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
    strawman.

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evil

  • noun morally objectionable behavior
    iniquity; wickedness; immorality.
  • noun that which causes harm or destruction or misfortune; the good is oft interred with their bones"- Shakespeare
    • the evil that men do lives after them

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alert

  • noun condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
    qui vive.
    • bombers were put on alert during the crisis
  • noun a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
    alerting.

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delight

  • noun a feeling of extreme pleasure or satisfaction
    delectation.
    • his delight to see her was obvious to all
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    joy; pleasure.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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consternate

  • verb fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
    • After the terrorist attack, people look consternated

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boding

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; presentiment; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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timid

  • noun people who are fearful and cautious
    cautious.
    • whitewater rafting is not for the timid
  • adjective showing fear and lack of confidence

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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severe

  • adjective satellite intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
    terrible; wicked.
    • severe pain
    • a severe case of flu
    • a terrible cough
    • under wicked fire from the enemy's guns
    • a wicked cough
  • adjective satellite very strong or vigorous
    knockout; hard.
    • strong winds
    • a hard left to the chin
    • a knockout punch
    • a severe blow

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aquaphobic

  • adjective satellite abnormally afraid of water
    hydrophobic.

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blessedness

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    beatitude; beatification.

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appalled

  • adjective satellite struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    dismayed; aghast; shocked.
  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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diffident

  • adjective satellite showing modest reserve
    • she was diffident when offering a comment on the professor's lecture
  • adjective lacking self-confidence
    shy; timid; unsure.
    • stood in the doorway diffident and abashed
    • problems that call for bold not timid responses
    • a very unsure young man

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agitative

  • adjective satellite causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
    provoking; agitating.
    • a provoking delay at the airport

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boot

  • noun footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
  • noun British term for the luggage compartment in a car

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shivering

  • noun a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
    chill.
  • verb tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    shudder; throb; shiver; thrill.

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affright

  • noun an overwhelming feeling of fear and anxiety
    terror; panic.
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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violent

  • adjective acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity
    • a violent attack
    • a violent person
    • violent feelings
    • a violent rage
    • felt a violent dislike
  • adjective satellite effected by force or injury rather than natural causes
    • a violent death

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fateful

  • adjective satellite having momentous consequences; of decisive importance
    fatal.
    • that fateful meeting of the U.N. when...it declared war on North Korea"- Saturday Rev
    • the fatal day of the election finally arrived
  • adjective satellite ominously prophetic
    foreboding; portentous.

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prognosticate

  • verb make a prediction about; tell in advance
    predict; anticipate; forebode; foretell; call; promise.
    • Call the outcome of an election
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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death

  • noun the event of dying or departure from life
    decease; expiry.
    • her death came as a terrible shock
    • upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren
  • noun the permanent end of all life functions in an organism or part of an organism
    • the animal died a painful death

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exalt

  • verb praise, glorify, or honor
    glorify; extol; laud; proclaim.
    • extol the virtues of one's children
    • glorify one's spouse's cooking
  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exhilarate; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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exhilarate

  • verb fill with sublime emotion
    thrill; tickle pink; inebriate; exalt; beatify.
    • The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies
    • He was inebriated by his phenomenal success

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struck

  • adjective satellite (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
    stricken; smitten.
    • conscience-smitten
    • awe-struck
  • verb deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
    strike.
    • The teacher struck the child
    • the opponent refused to strike
    • The boxer struck the attacker dead

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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down_in_the_mouth

  • adjective satellite filled with melancholy and despondency
    blue; downhearted; dispirited; depressed; downcast; down; gloomy; low; low-spirited; grim.
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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minatory

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minacious; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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bloodcurdling

  • adjective satellite extremely alarming
    nightmarish; hair-raising.

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grim

  • adjective satellite not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty
    unrelenting; inexorable; unappeasable; relentless; stern; unforgiving.
    • grim determination
    • grim necessity
    • Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty
    • relentless persecution
    • the stern demands of parenthood
  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    macabre; grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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sensational

  • adjective causing intense interest, curiosity, or emotion
  • adjective satellite commanding attention
    arresting; stunning.
    • an arresting drawing of people turning into animals
    • a sensational concert--one never to be forgotten
    • a stunning performance

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commove

  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    turn on; excite; charge up; agitate; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; disturb; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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terrorize

  • verb coerce by violence or with threats
    terrorise.
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrify.

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balefulness

  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    maleficence; mischief.

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excitant

  • noun a drug that temporarily quickens some vital process
    stimulant drug; stimulant.
  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitative; excitatory.

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provoking

  • adjective satellite causing or tending to cause anger or resentment
    agitating; agitative.
    • a provoking delay at the airport
  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; arouse; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy

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sombre

  • adjective satellite lacking brightness or color; dull
    sober; somber; drab.
    • drab faded curtains
    • sober Puritan grey
    • children in somber brown clothes
  • adjective satellite grave or even gloomy in character
    melancholy; somber.
    • solemn and mournful music
    • a suit of somber black
    • a somber mood

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augur

  • noun (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
    auspex.
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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macabre

  • adjective satellite shockingly repellent; inspiring horror
    grisly; ghastly; sick; gruesome; grim.
    • ghastly wounds
    • the grim aftermath of the bombing
    • the grim task of burying the victims
    • a grisly murder
    • gruesome evidence of human sacrifice
    • macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages
    • macabre tortures conceived by madmen

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scared

  • adjective satellite made afraid
    frightened.
    • the frightened child cowered in the corner
    • too shocked and scared to move
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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hair

  • noun a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    • he combed his hair
    • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells
  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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animate

  • verb heighten or intensify
    invigorate; enliven; inspire; exalt.
    • These paintings exalt the imagination
  • verb give lifelike qualities to
    animize; animise.
    • animated cartoons

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scarer

  • noun an effigy in the shape of a man to frighten birds away from seeds
    bird-scarer; strawman; scarecrow; straw man.

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transport

  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
    conveyance.
  • noun an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

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panic_attack

  • noun a sudden attack of fear
    scare.

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beatitude

  • noun a state of supreme happiness
    blessedness; beatification.
  • noun one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed)
    • her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'

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terrorization

  • noun the act of inspiring with fear
    terrorisation; frightening.
  • noun an act of terrorism
    terrorisation.

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claustrophobic

  • adjective satellite uncomfortably closed or hemmed in
    • a claustrophobic little room
  • adjective satellite suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places

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dreadfulness

  • noun a quality of extreme unpleasantness
    awfulness; horridness; terribleness.

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uneasy

  • adjective lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance
    • farmers were uneasy until rain finally came
    • uneasy about his health
    • gave an uneasy laugh
    • uneasy lies the head that wears the crown
    • an uneasy coalition government
    • an uneasy calm
    • an uneasy silence fell on the group
  • adjective lacking or not affording physical or mental rest
    restless.
    • a restless night
    • she fell into an uneasy sleep

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unfrightened

  • adjective satellite not affected by fright

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terrified

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    panicked; panicky; frightened; panic-stricken; panic-struck.
    • became panicky as the snow deepened
    • felt panicked before each exam
    • trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd
    • the terrified horse bolted
  • verb fill with terror; frighten greatly
    terrorise; terrorize; terrify.

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intense

  • adjective possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
    • intense heat
    • intense anxiety
    • intense desire
    • intense emotion
    • the skunk's intense acrid odor
    • intense pain
    • enemy fire was intense
  • adjective satellite extremely sharp or intense
    acute.
    • acute pain
    • felt acute annoyance
    • intense itching and burning

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presentiment

  • noun a feeling of evil to come
    foreboding; boding; premonition.
    • a steadily escalating sense of foreboding
    • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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sinister

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; minacious; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly
  • adjective satellite stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable
    dark; black.
    • black deeds
    • a black lie
    • his black heart has concocted yet another black deed
    • Darth Vader of the dark side
    • a dark purpose
    • dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility
    • the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy

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frightful

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    ugly; horrifying; atrocious; horrible.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound
  • adjective satellite extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact
    awful; terrible; tremendous.
    • in a frightful hurry
    • spent a frightful amount of money

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stricken

  • adjective satellite grievously affected especially by disease
    afflicted.
  • adjective satellite (used in combination) affected by something overwhelming
    struck; smitten.
    • conscience-smitten
    • awe-struck

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fearless

  • adjective oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
    unafraid.
  • adjective satellite invulnerable to fear or intimidation
    brave; dauntless; audacious; hardy; intrepid; unfearing.
    • audacious explorers
    • fearless reporters and photographers
    • intrepid pioneers

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adumbrative

  • adjective satellite indistinctly prophetic
    prefigurative; foreshadowing.

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stage_fright

  • noun fear that affects a person about to face an audience

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quail_at

  • verb anticipate with dread or anxiety
    apprehend.

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blessed

  • adjective highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
    blest.
    • our blessed land
    • the blessed assurance of a steady income
  • verb give a benediction to
    bless.
    • The dying man blessed his son

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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formidable

  • adjective satellite extremely impressive in strength or excellence
    • a formidable opponent
    • the challenge was formidable
    • had a formidable array of compositions to his credit
    • the formidable army of brains at the Prime Minister's disposal
  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    redoubtable; unnerving.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall

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frightened

  • adjective satellite made afraid
    scared.
    • the frightened child cowered in the corner
    • too shocked and scared to move
  • verb cause fear in
    frighten; scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her

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unnerving

  • adjective satellite inspiring fear
    redoubtable; formidable.
    • the formidable prospect of major surgery
    • a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston
    • something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall
  • verb disturb the composure of
    faze; unsettle; enervate; unnerve.

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hex

  • noun an evil spell
    curse; jinx; whammy.
    • a witch put a curse on his whole family
    • he put the whammy on me
  • verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.

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hangdog

  • adjective satellite showing a sense of guilt
    shamefaced; guilty; shamed.
    • a guilty look
    • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
  • adjective satellite frightened into submission or compliance

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low

  • noun an air mass of lower pressure; often brings precipitation
    depression.
    • a low moved in over night bringing sleet and snow
  • noun British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
    David Low; Sir David Alexander Cecil Low; Sir David Low.

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algophobic

  • adjective satellite suffering from algophobia; abnormally afraid of pain

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hysterical

  • adjective satellite characterized by or arising from psychoneurotic hysteria
    hysteric.
    • during hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered"- Morris Fishbein
    • hysterical amnesia
  • adjective satellite marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion
    • hysterical laughter
    • a mob of hysterical vigilantes

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fearfulness

  • noun an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
    fear; fright.
  • noun the trait of being afraid

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happy

  • adjective enjoying or showing or marked by joy or pleasure
    • a happy smile
    • spent many happy days on the beach
    • a happy marriage
  • adjective satellite marked by good fortune
    felicitous.
    • a felicitous life
    • a happy outcome

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prophetic

  • adjective foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
    prophetical.
    • prophetic writings
    • prophetic powers
    • words that proved prophetic

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mischief

  • noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
    mischief-making; rascality; mischievousness; roguishness; roguery; devilment; deviltry; shenanigan; devilry.
  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    maleficence; balefulness.

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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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needle

  • noun the leaf of a conifer
    acerate leaf.
  • noun a slender pointer for indicating the reading on the scale of a measuring instrument

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intoxication

  • noun the physiological state produced by a poison or other toxic substance
    toxic condition; poisoning.
  • noun a temporary state resulting from excessive consumption of alcohol
    tipsiness; insobriety; drunkenness; inebriety; inebriation.

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sick

  • noun people who are sick
    • they devote their lives to caring for the sick
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; disgorge; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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forbidding

  • noun an official prohibition or edict against something
    ban; forbiddance; banning.
  • verb command against
    prohibit; forbid; proscribe; disallow; veto; nix; interdict.
    • I forbid you to call me late at night
    • Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store
    • Dad nixed our plans

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rouse

  • verb become active
    bestir.
    • 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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raising

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; elevation.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
    rearing; nurture.

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red_scare

  • noun a period of general fear of communists

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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minacious

  • adjective satellite threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    minatory; sinister; threatening; forbidding; baleful; ominous; menacing.
    • a baleful look
    • forbidding thunderclouds
    • his tone became menacing
    • ominous rumblings of discontent
    • sinister storm clouds
    • a sinister smile
    • his threatening behavior
    • ugly black clouds
    • the situation became ugly

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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luridness

  • noun the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
    sensationalism.
    • the tabloids relied on sensationalism to maintain their circulation
  • noun unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
    pallor; lividity; achromasia; wanness; paleness; pallidness; lividness.

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excitement

  • noun the feeling of lively and cheerful joy
    exhilaration.
    • he could hardly conceal his excitement when she agreed
  • noun the state of being emotionally aroused and worked up
    fervour; fervor; inflammation; excitation.
    • his face was flushed with excitement and his hands trembled
    • he tried to calm those who were in a state of extreme inflammation

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determent

  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    intimidation; deterrence.

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horror-struck

  • adjective satellite stricken with horror
    horrified; horror-stricken.

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dirty

  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!
  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    soiled; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves

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trepid

  • adjective satellite timid by nature or revealing timidity
    fearful; timorous.
    • timorous little mouse
    • in a timorous tone
    • cast fearful glances at the large dog

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horrifying

  • adjective satellite provoking horror
    frightful; ugly; atrocious; horrible.
    • an atrocious automobile accident
    • a frightful crime of decapitation
    • an alarming, even horrifying, picture
    • war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill
    • an ugly wound
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall; appal.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

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rickety

  • adjective satellite inclined to shake as from weakness or defect
    shaky; wobbly; wonky.
    • a rickety table
    • a wobbly chair with shaky legs
    • the ladder felt a little wobbly
    • the bridge still stands though one of the arches is wonky
  • adjective satellite affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets
    rachitic.
    • rickety limbs and joints
    • a rachitic patient

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panicky

  • adjective satellite thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation
    panicked; terrified; frightened; panic-stricken; panic-struck.
    • became panicky as the snow deepened
    • felt panicked before each exam
    • trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd
    • the terrified horse bolted

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horrific

  • adjective satellite grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror
    outrageous; hideous; horrid.
    • subjected to outrageous cruelty
    • a hideous pattern of injustice
    • horrific conditions in the mining industry
  • adjective satellite causing fear or dread or terror
    dreadful; direful; fearful; frightening; terrible; dread; dire; horrendous; awful; dreaded; fearsome.
    • the awful war
    • an awful risk
    • dire news
    • a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked
    • the dread presence of the headmaster
    • polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
    • a dreadful storm
    • a fearful howling
    • horrendous explosions shook the city
    • a terrible curse

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frighten

  • verb cause fear in
    scare; fright; affright.
    • The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me
    • Ghosts could never affright her
  • verb drive out by frightening

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scarey

  • adjective satellite provoking fear terror
    scary; shivery; shuddery; chilling.
    • a scary movie
    • the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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evocative

  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; remindful; redolent; resonant.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics

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maleficence

  • noun doing or causing evil
  • noun the quality or nature of being harmful or evil
    mischief; balefulness.

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excitative

  • adjective satellite (of drugs e.g.) able to excite or stimulate
    excitant; excitatory.

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redolent

  • adjective satellite serving to bring to mind
    reminiscent; remindful; evocative; resonant.
    • cannot forbear to close on this redolent literary note"- Wilder Hobson
    • a campaign redolent of machine politics
  • adjective satellite (used with `of' or `with') noticeably odorous
    smelling.
    • the hall was redolent of floor wax
    • air redolent with the fumes of beer and whiskey

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offensive

  • noun the action of attacking an enemy
    offense; offence.
  • adjective satellite violating or tending to violate or offend against
    violative.
    • violative of the principles of liberty
    • considered such depravity offensive against all laws of humanity

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pins_and_needles

  • noun a sharp tingling sensation from lack of circulation

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frighten_off

  • verb cause to lose courage
    scare away; scare off; dash; pall; daunt; scare; frighten away.
    • dashed by the refusal

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dismayed

  • adjective satellite struck with fear, dread, or consternation
    appalled; aghast; shocked.
  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    depress; dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

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ecstatic

  • adjective satellite feeling great rapture or delight
    rhapsodic; rapturous; enraptured; rapt.

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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important

  • adjective of great significance or value
    of import.
    • important people
    • the important questions of the day
  • adjective important in effect or meaning
    significant.
    • a significant change in tax laws
    • a significant change in the Constitution
    • a significant contribution
    • significant details
    • statistically significant

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apprehensiveness

  • noun fearful expectation or anticipation
    apprehension; dread.
    • the student looked around the examination room with apprehension

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ghost

  • noun a mental representation of some haunting experience
    spectre; shade; spook; specter; wraith.
    • he looked like he had seen a ghost
    • it aroused specters from his past
  • noun a writer who gives the credit of authorship to someone else
    ghostwriter.

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unflinching

  • adjective satellite not shrinking from danger
    unintimidated; unblinking; unshrinking.

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deterrence

  • noun a negative motivational influence
    disincentive.
  • noun a communication that makes you afraid to try something
    determent; intimidation.

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consternation

  • noun fear resulting from the awareness of danger
    dismay; alarm.

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hold_over

  • verb intimidate somebody (with a threat)
    • She was holding it over him
  • verb hold over goods to be sold for the next season
    carry over.

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downcast

  • noun a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  • adjective satellite directed downward
    • a downcast glance

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appalling

  • noun an experience that appalls
    • is it better to view the appalling or merely hear of it?
  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; appal; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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foreshadowing

  • noun the act of providing vague advance indications; representing beforehand
    prefiguration; adumbration.
  • verb indicate by signs
    omen; prefigure; auspicate; bode; betoken; portend; foreshadow; predict; foretell; augur; prognosticate; forecast; presage.
    • These signs bode bad news

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unspeakable

  • adjective satellite defying expression or description
    indefinable; indescribable; ineffable; untellable; unutterable.
    • indefinable yearnings
    • indescribable beauty
    • ineffable ecstasy
    • inexpressible anguish
    • unspeakable happiness
    • unutterable contempt
    • a thing of untellable splendor
  • adjective satellite exceptionally bad or displeasing
    dreadful; atrocious; terrible; awful; abominable; painful.
    • atrocious taste
    • abominable workmanship
    • an awful voice
    • dreadful manners
    • a painful performance
    • terrible handwriting
    • an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room

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