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attract

synonyms ATTRACT, ALLURE, CHARM, CAPTIVATE, FASCINATE, ENCHANT mean to draw another by exerting a powerful influence.
ATTRACT applies to any degree or kind of ability to exert influence over another <student attracted by the school's locale>.
ALLURE implies an enticing by what is fair, pleasing, or seductive <an alluring smile>.
CHARM implies the power of casting a spell over the person or thing affected and so compelling a response <charmed by their hospitality>, but it may, like CAPTIVATE, suggest no more than evoking delight or admiration <her performance captivated audiences>.
FASCINATE suggests a magical influence and tends to stress the ineffectiveness of attempts to resist <a story that continues to fascinate children>.
ENCHANT is perhaps the strongest of these terms in stressing the appeal of the agent and the degree of delight evoked in the subject <hopelessly enchanted by her beauty>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 18:56

insipid

synonyms INSIPID, VAPID, FLAT, JEJUNE, BANAL, INANE mean devoid of qualities that make for spirit and character.
INSIPID implies a lack of sufficient taste or savor to please or interest <an insipid romance with platitudes on every page>.
VAPID suggests a lack of liveliness, force, or spirit <an exciting story given a vapid treatment>.
FLAT applies to things that have lost their sparkle or zest <although well-regarded in its day, the novel now seems flat>.
JEJUNE suggests a lack of rewarding or satisfying substance <a jejune and gassy speech>.
BANAL stresses the complete absence of freshness, novelty, or immediacy <a banal tale of unrequited love>.
INANE implies a lack of any significant or convincing quality <an inane interpretation of the play>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 18:54

wit

synonyms WIT, HUMOR, IRONY, SARCASM, SATIRE, REPARTEE mean a mode of expression intended to arouse amusement.
WIT suggests the power to evoke laughter by remarks showing verbal felicity or ingenuity and swift perception especially of the incongruous <a playful wit>.
HUMOR implies an ability to perceive the ludicrous, the comical, and the absurd in human life and to express these usually without bitterness <a sense of humor>.
IRONY applies to a manner of expression in which the intended meaning is the opposite of what is seemingly expressed <the irony of the title>.
SARCASM applies to expression frequently in the form of irony that is intended to cut or wound <given to heartless sarcasm>.
SATIRE applies to writing that exposes or ridicules conduct, doctrines, or institutions either by direct criticism or more often through irony, parody, or caricature <a satire on the Congress>.
REPARTEE implies the power of answering quickly, pointedly, or wittily <a dinner guest noted for repartee>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 02:10

caustic

synonyms CAUSTIC, MORDANT, ACRID, SCATHING mean stingingly incisive.
CAUSTIC suggests a biting wit <caustic comments>.
MORDANT suggests a wit that is used with deadly effectiveness <mordant reviews of the play>.
ACRID implies bitterness and often malevolence <acrid invective>.
SCATHING implies indignant attacks delivered with fierce severity <a scathing satire>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 02:09

wander

synonyms WANDER, ROAM, RAMBLE, ROVE, TRAIPSE, MEANDER mean to go about from place to place usually without a plan or definite purpose.
WANDER implies an absence of or an indifference to a fixed course <fond of wandering about the square just watching the people>.
ROAM suggests wandering about freely and often far afield <liked to roam through the woods>.
RAMBLE stresses carelessness and indifference to one's course or objective <the speaker rambled on without ever coming to the point>.
ROVE suggests vigorous and sometimes purposeful roaming <armed brigands roved over the countryside>.
TRAIPSE implies a course that is erratic but may sometimes be purposeful <traipsed all over town looking for the right dress>.
MEANDER implies a winding or intricate course suggestive of aimless or listless wandering <the river meanders for miles through rich farmland>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 02:06

deform

synonyms DEFORM, DISTORT, CONTORT, WARP means to mar or spoil by or as if by twisting.
DEFORM may imply a change of shape through stress, injury, or some accident of growth <his face was deformed by hatred>.
DISTORT and contort both imply a wrenching from the natural, normal, or justly proportioned, but CONTORT suggests a more involved twisting and a more grotesque and painful result <disease had painfully contorted her body>.
WARP indicates physically an uneven shrinking that bends or twists out of a flat plane <warped floorboards>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 02:04

power

synonyms POWER, FORCE, ENERGY, STRENGTH, might mean the ability to exert effort.
POWER may imply latent or exerted physical, mental, or spiritual ability to act or be acted upon .
FORCE implies the actual effective exercise of power <used enough force to push the door open>.
ENERGY applies to power expended or capable of being transformed into work <a worker with boundless energy>.
STRENGTH applies to the quality or property of a person or thing that makes possible the exertion of force or the withstanding of strain, pressure, or attack <use weight training to build your strength>. might implies great or overwhelming power or strength .


synonyms POWER, AUTHORITY, JURISDICTION, CONTROL, COMMAND, SWAY, DOMINION mean the right to govern or rule or determine.
POWER implies possession of ability to wield force, permissive authority, or substantial influence .
AUTHORITY implies the granting of power for a specific purpose within specified limits <gave her attorney the authority to manage her estate>.
JURISDICTION applies to official power exercised within prescribed limits .
CONTROL stresses the power to direct and restrain <you are responsible for the students under your control>.
COMMAND implies the power to make arbitrary decisions and compel obedience .
SWAY suggests the extent or scope of exercised power or influence <an empire that extended its sway over the known world>.
DOMINION stresses sovereign power or supreme authority <given dominion over all the animals>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 02:01

proficient

synonyms PROFICIENT, ADEPT, SKILLED, SKILLFUL, EXPERT mean having great knowledge and experience in a trade or profession.
PROFICIENT implies a thorough competence derived from training and practice <proficient in translating foreign languages>.
ADEPT implies special aptitude as well as proficiency <adept at doing long division>.
SKILLED stresses mastery of technique <a skilled surgeon>.
SKILLFUL implies individual dexterity in execution or performance <skillful drivers>.
EXPERT implies extraordinary proficiency and often connotes knowledge as well as technical skill <expert in the evaluation of wines>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 01:51

attack

synonyms ATTACK, ASSAIL, ASSAULT, BOMBARD, STORM mean to make an onslaught upon.
ATTACK implies taking the initiative in a struggle <plan to attack the town at dawn>.
ASSAIL implies attempting to break down resistance by repeated blows or shots <assailed the enemy with artillery fire>.
ASSAULT suggests a direct attempt to overpower by suddenness and violence of onslaught <commandos assaulted the building from all sides>.
BOMBARD applies to attacking with bombs or shells <bombarded the city nightly>.
STORM implies attempting to break into a defended position <preparing to storm the fortress>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-11 01:50

intelligent

synonyms INTELLIGENT, CLEVER, ALERT, QUICK-WITTED mean mentally keen or quick.
INTELLIGENT stresses success in coping with new situations and solving problems <an intelligent person could assemble it fast>.
CLEVER implies native ability or aptness and sometimes suggests a lack of more substantial qualities <clever with words>.
ALERT stresses quickness in perceiving and understanding <alert to new technology>.
QUICK-WITTED implies promptness in finding answers in debate or in devising expedients in moments of danger or challenge <no match for his quick-witted opponent>.
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by scummy | 2008-03-10 19:08

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