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Louis A. Fleming

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


oar, n. paddle, scull, spoon oar. Associated Words: rowlock, loom, blade, wash, oarlock.

oar-shaped, a. remiform.

oat grasses. Avena. Associated Words: avenaceous, oaten.

oath, n. adjuration, pledge, sworn promise; curse, profanity, swearing, expletive, blasphemy. Associated Words: juratory, profane, imprecate.

oath-breaking, n. perjury.

obedience, n. compliance, submission, subservience; dutifulness. Antonyms: disobedience, incompliance, defiance, revolt, insubordination.

The purpose of this book, as conceived by the author, is not to attempt to create or to influence usage by pointing out which words should or should not be used, nor to explain the meaning of terms, but simply to provide in a form convenient for reference and study the words that can be used, leaving it to those who consult its pages to determine for themselves, with the aid of a dictionary if necessary, which words supply the information they are looking for or express most accurately the thoughts in their minds.

pace, n. amble, rack.

pacifiable, a. placable, appeasable, conciliable.

pacify, v. appease, quiet, calm, mollify, propitiate, tranquilize.

pack, n. bundle, bale, parcel, package; multitude, number, quantity; gang; shook.

pack, v. compress, stow, truss; load, encumber.

package, n. bundle, packet, bale, parcel, pack, budget, truss, ceroon.

pact, n. compact, covenant, concordat. See agreement.

pad, n. cushion, bolster; saddle-cloth, housing.

padlock, n. Associated Words: shackle, staple, hasp.

pagan, n. See heathen.

a.            stands for adjective. 
adv.            “     ” adverb. 
Amer. Ind.     “     ” American Indian. 

quack, n. charlatan, empiric, pretender, mountebank.

quack, a. empirical, charlatanic, quackish.

quackery, n. empiricism, charlatanism, charlatanry, mountebankery.

quackish, a. empirical, charlatanic.

quack medicine. nostrum.

quaggy, a. boggy, queachy, swampy, marshy, fenny.

quagmire, n. slough, swamp, marsh, morass, bog, fen.

quail, n. bobwhite.

quail, v. tremble, cower, flinch, quake, blench, falter.

quaint, a. fanciful, whimsical, odd, curious, grotesque, old-fashioned.

Abandon, v. desert, forsake, forego, discard, relinquish, repudiate, waive, renounce, abdicate. Antonyms: retain, maintain, continue, cherish.

abandon, n. unrestraint, wantonness.

abandoned, a. forsaken, deserted, derelict, castaway, rejected; depraved, reprobate, incorrigible, arrant, graceless, irreformable.

abandonment, n. desertion, relinquishment, dereliction, reprobation, surrender, evacuation, rejection, abdication. Antonyms: retention, continuance, maintenance, persistence.

abase, v. humble, degrade, dishonor, reduce, humiliate.

rabbit, n. hare, coney, bunny, cottontail.

rabbitry, n. warren.

rabble, n. mob, rabblerout, populace.

rabid, a. violent, raging, furious; intolerant, fanatical, uncompromising, rampant.

rabies, n. hydrophobia. Associated Words: rabid, rabietic, hydrophobic, antihydrophobic.

race, n. Associated Words: ethnology, ethnography, ethnologist, ethnic, racial, ethnogeny, holethnos, holethnic, interracial.

race-course, n. race-track, ring, circus, career, hippodrome, curriculum, stadium.

racer, n. courser.

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