struck with overwhelming shock or amazement; filled with sudden fright or horror: ADJECTIVE. Synonyms:
afraid, agape, agog, alarmed, amazed, anxious, appalled, astonished, astounded, awestruck, confounded, dismayed, dumbfounded, frightened, overwhelmed, shocked, startled, stunned, surprised, terrified, thunderstruck Antonyms:
undisturbed, unperturbed, unsurprised
1. We sat, aghast, with mouths open, looking at the painting in wonder.
to defraud; cheat: VERB.
bamboozle*, beat, circumvent, con, deceive, defraud, disappoint, do*, fleece*, flimflam*, foil, frustrate, gyp*, overreach, rook*, ruin, swindle, thwart, trick Antonyms:
give, give away
Bilked-transitive verb, bilk•ing-transitive verb, bilks-transitive verb, bilker-noun Sentences:
1. The man bilked his way to the top, cheating and betraying his friends. 2. The act of bilking a test is a surefire way to get an integrity referral. 3. He bilks himself by refusing to learn this information he will need later. 4. The bilker of the class lied to the teacher about his parent’s signature.
extremely irritable or easily angered: ADJECTIVE Synonyms:
affronted, annoyed, antagonized, bitter, chafed, choleric, convulsed, cross, displeased, enraged, exacerbated, exasperated, ferocious, fierce, fiery, fuming, furious, galled, hateful, heated, hot, huffy, ill-tempered, impassioned, incensed, indignant, inflamed, infuriated, irascible, irate, ireful, irritable, irritated, maddened, nettled, offended, outraged, passionate, piqued, provoked, raging, resentful, riled, sore, splenetic, storming, sulky, sullen, tumultuous, turbulent, uptight, vexed, wrathful Antonyms:
calm, content, euphoric, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, pleased Companion Forms:
chol•er•i•cal•ly, chol•er•ic•ly, adverb chol•er•ic•ness, noun
1. The choleric nature of the little boy clashed with the girl’s shy nature. 2. The wrestler cholerically threw the chair at his opponent, with rage. 3. The baby’s irritating behavior brought out the mother’s cholericness.
the act or process of falling into an inferior condition or state; deterioration; decay: NOUN Synonyms:
corruption, debasement, decay, decline, degeneracy, degeneration, degradation, devolution, dissipation, dissolution, downfall, downgrade, evil, fall, regression, retrogression, self-indulgence Antonyms:
1. The decadency of the old house caused concern for its stability. 2. The school’s decadence of education caused its academic deterioration.
death or decease: NOUN
annihilation, big jump, collapse, curtains, decease, departure, dissolution, downfall, dying, end, ending, expiration, extinction, failure, fall, final thrill*, last out*, last roundup*, lights out*, number's up*, passing, quietus, ruin, silence, sleep, tap city, taps, termination Antonyms:
1. When the book’s character met his demise I could not help but feel sad. 2. Immortals are not demisable because they are unable to die. 3. The demisability of the fish was realized when we found him dead.
to send forth (liquid, light, heat, sound, particles, etc.); discharge: VERB Synonyms:
e•mit•ted, e•mit•ting, e•mits (all transitive verbs) Sentences:
1. The campaigning governor emits an appeal from his podium to my vote. 2. When the football has been thrown in the air, it has been emitted. 3. When emitting a basketball into a hoop, make sure to toss high. 4. The radio stations emit radio waves from their networks, to my radio.
to remove or destroy utterly; extirpate: VERB
afford, beam, belch, breathe, cast out, diffuse,...
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