Dictionary

Habit, n. wont, custom, practice, usage, habitude, addiction, way, routine.

habitual, a. wonted, customary, regular, accustomed.

habituate, v. accustom, addict, inure, familiarize. Antonyms: disaccustom, wean.

hag, n. vixen, virago, termagant, harridan, fury, Jezebel, beldame.

haggard, a. gaunt, emaciated, hollow-eyed.

haggle, v. hack, hackle; chaffer, higgle.

haggler, n. higgler, chafferer.

hail, v. accost, salute, address, signal.

hail-storm, n. Associated Words: paragrandine, paragrele.

Z. izzard, zed.

zany, n. jester, buffoon, clown, harlequin, merry-an-drew.

zanyism, n. harlequinism, buffoonery, clownishness.

zeal, n. fervor, ardor, zealotry, intensity, passion, devotion, devotedness.

zealot, n. enthusiast, partisan, devotee, fanatic.

zealous, a. ardent, eager, strenuous, fervent, passionate, intense, devoted, impassioned.

zenith, n. culmination, pinnacle, acme, summit, apex. Antonym: nadir.

zero, n. cipher, nothing, naught.

zest, n. relish, flavor, taste; enjoyment, relish, gusto.

ice, n. Associated Words: igloo, iceberg, glacier, floe, icicle, frazil, avalanche, curling, skate, skee, skating, skeeing, brash, glare, serac, crampoons, calk, glaciate, glaciation, creeper, anchor ice.

iced, a. chilled, frappe.

Iceland moss. lichen.

icy, a. glacial, glacious.

idea, n. conception, notion, opinion, fancy, impression; intention, design.

ideal, a. faultless, consummate, perfect.

idiocy, n. imbecility, foolishness, fatuity, folly, senselessness

automobile, n. motor car, autocar, motor. Associated Words: garage, tonneau, carburetter, chassis, automobilist, chauffeur, mechanician.

baby carriage. perambulator.

balloon, n. Montgolfier (hot-air balloon). Associated words: parachute, inflate, inflation, deflate, deflation, dirigible.

birth rate. natality.

blood poisoning. pyaemia.

blue, n. indigo.

books, n. pl. Associated Words: literature, literary, bibliomaniac, bibliophagist, bibliotaph, bookcraft, bookworm.

break up. disorganize, disrupt.

Jab, n. (Colloq.) thrust, punch, dig.

jabber, n. gibberish, chatter, gabble, babble.—v. gabble, gibber, babble, chatter.

jackass, n. donkey; dolt, simpleton, witling, ignoramus, fool.

jacket, n. coat, jerkin, blouse, spencer, bolero, pea-jacket sontag, blazer, sweater, reefer, jersey, jumper, cardigan jacket, grego, garibaldi, camisole, temiak (Eskimo); cleading.

jade, n. nephrite, jadeite; nag, plug; hussy, wench, quean.

jag, n. notch, cleft, barb, protuberance.—v. notch.

jagged, a. cleft, jaggy, notched, serrated, erose, sharp.

Keel over. (Colloq.) overturn, capsize, tip over.

keen, a. sharp, acute, trenchant; penetrating, shrewd, astute, discerning; piercing, poignant, excruciating, a crimonious, mordacious, bitter, intense, severe; eager, ardent, ravenous, vehement.

keep, n. custody, charge; maintenance, support; stronghold, donjon; condition, case.

labor, n. toil, work, drudgery, task, industry, travail.

labor, v. toil, work, drudge, slave, moil, travail.

labored, a. studied, elaborate, overwrought, stiff, unnatural.

laborer, n. toiler, workman, stevedore, roustabout, drudge, hack, peon, coolie, navvy.

laborious, a. toilsome, arduous, onerous; diligent, industrious, sedulous.

labyrinth, n. maze, intricacy, complexity.

lace, n. string, cord, thong, aglet.

lacerate, v. tear, rend, mangle, laniate, harrow, wound, harry, distress.

Machine, n. automaton (self-moving machine); mechanism; organization, system.

machinist, n. mechanician.

mad, a. crazy, insane, demented, maniacal, raving; indignant, enraged, irate, resentful; rabid; distracted, wild, infatuated. See angry.

madcap, n. hotspur, blood.—a. wild, reckless, rash.

madden, v. incense, anger, enrage, infuriate, provoke, exasperate, vex, inflame.

made up. devised, fabricated, artificial, sham, false, counterfeit.

madhouse, n. bedlam, insane asylum.

madman, n. maniac, lunatic, bedlamite; monomaniac.

nab, v. (Colloq.) grab, snatch, seize.

nag, v. (Colloq.) plague, tease, twit, hector, torment, scold.

naive, a. artless, innocent, ingenuous, frank.

naivete, n. artlessness, innocence, ingenuousness, candor.

naked, a. nude, undressed, bare; unexaggerated, uncolored, exact, literal.

nakedness, n. nudity, bareness; exactness, literalness, accuracy.

A Practical Aid in Expressing Ideas through the Use of an Exact and Varied Vocabulary

by Louis A. Fleming

 

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