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Wabble, v. stagger, vacillate, reel.

waddle, v. toddle, totter.

wade, v. ford.

wading birds. Grallatores, Grallae.

wading place. ford.

wage, v. stake, bet, wager.

wager, v. bet, stake, pledge, hazard, speculate.

wages, n. compensation, pay, earnings, hire, salary.

waggery, n. humor, facetiousness, pleasantry, drollery, jesting, jocularity.

waggish, a. frolicsome, facetious, roguish, arch, sportive, prankish.

wagon, n. vehicle, wain; caravan, van.

wagon-maker, n. wainwright, wagonwright, wheelwright.

waif, n. estray, stray, wastrel.

waist, n. corsage, bodice; blouse, basque; girth (waist measure).

waistcoat, n. vest, doublet.

wait, v. tarry, stay, linger, await, abide; (Colloq.) delay, postpone, defer, procrastinate.

wait, n. waiting, delay, halt, stop; ambush, ambuscade.

waiter, n. attendant, servitor, lackey, garcon (Fr.); salver, tray.

waiting, n. tarrying, lingering, delay; abeyance, suspension, quiescence.

waiting-room, n. station, depot.

waive, v. relinquish, forego, surrender.

wake, v. awake, waken; arouse, rouse, revive.

wakeful, a. sleepless, insomnolent; vigilant, watchful.

wakefulness, n. sleeplessness, insomnia, insomnolence; vigilance, watchfulness.

waken, v. awake, awaken, wake.

Wales, n. Cambria (Ancient name).

walk, n. stroll, promenade, constitutional; gait, step, carriage; sidewalk, mall; ambulatory. Associated Words: ambulant, ambulatory, ambulatorial, peripatetic pedometer, odograph, gradient, gravigrade, stilts, shambling, shuffling, locomotion, alure.

walk, v. stroll, tramp, stride, plod, trudge, tread, ambulate, pace, march, promenade, shamble, stalk, strut, step, bundle, toddle, daddle, waddle, shuffle, gad, galavant, hike, saunter, foot it, slouch; perambulate (walk through or about).

walker, n. pedestrian, ambulator, perambulator.

walking, n. ambulation, pedestrianism, strolling, perambulation.

walking papers. dismissal.

wall, n. foundation; partition; defense, breastwork, rampart, battlement, bulwark, parapet, fortification. Associated Words: mural, murage dado, buttress, coping, intramural, wainscot, alcove, niche, abutment, pointing, fresco, studding, underpinning.

wallet, n. pocket-book, purse.

wallow, v. welter, flounder; grovel.

walrus, n. morse, sea-cow.

wand, n. verge, rod; baton, mace, truncheon.

wander, v. ramble, range, rove, stroll, roam, stray, straggle, itinerate, saunter, gad, peregrinate, digress, expatiate; depart, deviate, swerve.

wanderer, n. nomad, vagrant, rover, rambler, stroller, peregrinator, vagabond, itinerant, pilgrim, waif, wayfarer, landloper.

wandering, n. rambling, ranging, roving, strolling, itineracy, peregrination, pilgrimage; digression, expatiation, departure, deviation, divergence, errantry; aberration, delirium, raving, irrationality; divagation.

wandering, a. nomadic, migratory, itinerant, vagrant, vagabond, landloping, wayfaring, errant, unsettled, devious, excursive, digressive, deviating.

wane, v. decrease, diminish, fade.—n. decrease, diminution, decrescence.

want, n. deficiency, lack, dearth, scarcity, need, default, absence, shortness, inadequacy, paucity, insufficiency, scarceness; desideratum, requirement; destitution, distress, straits, privation, indigence, penury, poverty.

want, v. need, require; desire, wish, crave.

wanting, a. absent, lacking, missing, deficient, defective, needy, destitute.

wanton, a. unrestrained, uncontrolled, unchecked, unbridled undisciplined; luxuriant, rampant, exuberant, excessive, rank; dissolute, licentious, immoral, unchaste; frolicsome, playful, sportive; reckless, heedless, inconsiderate.

war, n. hostilities, warfare, strife, battle, crusade, belligerence. Associated Words: Bellona, Mars, belligerent, bellicose, tactics, casus belli, strategy, cartel, campaign, mobilize, mobilization, demobilize, demobilization, munitions, disarmament.

war, v. contend, fight, combat, militate, wage war.

warble, v. trill, carol, yodel.

warble, n. trill, carol, yodel.

warcry, n. slogan, war-whoop.

ward, n. guardianship, guard, tutelage; protege. Associated Word: pupillary.

ward, v. ward off, fend off, avert, parry, repel, forefend.

warden, n. church warden; keeper, custodian, curator, warder.

warder, n. keeper, guard, warden; mace, truncheon; turnkey.

warding off. parry, evasion, averting.

wardship, n. pupillage, pupillarity, minority.

warehouse, n. storehouse, depot, magazine, repository, depository.

wares, n. pl. merchandise, commodities.

warfare, n. war, hostilities; crusade, struggle, strife, militancy.

war-horse, n. charger; Bucephalus.

warlike, a. military, martial, belligerent, bellicose.

warm, a. lukewarm, tepid, thermal; zealous, ardent, fervent, sanguine, fervid, glowing, eager, enthusiastic; temperate, genial; irascible, choleric, irritable, peppery, fiery; vehement, violent, heated, passionate, animated, spirited; sultry, muggy; incalescent.

warm, v. heat.

warm-blooded, a. homothermous, homoiothermal.

warmed over. rechauffe.

warm room of Roman baths. tepidarium.

warmth, n. heat; ardor, fervor, passion, earnestness, fervency, cordiality, vehemence, enthusiasm, zeal, empressement.

warn, v. admonish, caution, notify, premonish, apprise, advise, forewarn, signal.

warner, n. admonisher, monitor, sentinel, sentry, mentor.