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aboard
on a ship, train, bus, etc.
aboard (prep.)
on (A stowaway was aboard the freighter.)
afoul
in a state of entanglement (fishermen with their lines afoul)
afoul of
in or into collision or entanglement with
aloof
in the state of being at a distance
aloof (adj.)
withdrawn
amiss (adv.)
in missing-the-mark manner; wrong
amiss (adj.)
wrong; imperfect; faulty
asunder
in an apart position; apart
withdraw
draw back; take back
withhold
hold back
withstand
stand up against; resist
notwithstanding
despite
beset
attack on ally sides; surround
begrime
cover with grime; make dirty
benighted
overtaken by darkness of night; unenlightened; intellectually or morally ignorant
belittle
cause to be or seem little or unimportant; disparage
contrariwise
on the contrary
nowise
in no way; not at all
earldom
realm or dignity of an earl
martyrdom
state of being martyr
officialdom
those having the authority of officials; officials collectively
cumbersome
full of encumbrances; burdensome
fulsome
offensively because of excessive display or obvious insincerity
lissom(e)
lithesome; numble
mettlesome
full of mettle (courage); spirited
noisome
offensive to the sense of smell; unwholesome
winsome
full of a winning quality; cheerful; merry
twosome
group of two
hireling
one whose only interest in his or her work is the hire (pay)
starveling
one who is thin from lack of food
suckling
child or animal that is nursed (sucks)
yearling
one who is a year old
changeling
child secretly exchanged for another in infancy
duckling
little duck
foundling
infant found after being deserted by its unknown parents
gosling
young goose
sibling
brother or sister
stripling
lad
anent
about; concerning in respect to
anon
soon; presently
behest
command; order
beholden
bound in gratitude; indebted
behoove
be necessary for; be proper for
betimes
early
heath
tract of wasteland
wane
decrease gradually in size
warlock
sorcerer or wizard
warp
the threads running lengthwise in the loom, crossed by the woof
wax
grow in size, as in "to wax and wane"
withal
with it all; as well
woof
the threads running from side to side in a woven fabrice
yclept or ycleped
named; called
fatherly
pertaining to a father
paternal
1. fatherly
2. inherited from or related to the father's side
motherly
pertaining to a mother
maternal
1. motherly
2. inherited from or related to the mother's side
brotherly
pertaining to a brother
fraternal
1. brotherly
2. having to do with a fraternal society
daughterly
pertaining to a daughter
filial
of or befitting a daughter or son
childlike
of or like a child in a good sense
infantile
of or like a very young child; babyish
childish
of or like a child in a bad sense
puerile
foolish for a grown-up to say or do
manly
having the qualities usually considered desirable in a man
masculine
1. denoting the opposite gender of feminine
2. having qualities appropriate to a man
virile
having the physical capabilities of a male
womanly
having the qualities usually considered desirable in an adult woman
feminine
1. denoting the opposite gender of masculine
2. having the features, qualities, and characteristics belonging to women
devilish
like a devil; mischievous
diabolic(al)
very cruel; wicked; fiendish
bearish
1. like a bear
2. tending to depress stock prices
3. expecting a fall in stock prices
ursine
of or like a bear
bullish
1. like a bull; obstinate
2. tending to cause rises in stock prices
3. expecting a rise in stock prices
taurine
1. of or like a bull
2. relating to Taurus
catlike
like a cat; stealthy
cowlike
resembling a cow
bovine
1. of or like the cow or ox
2. sluggish and patient
oxlike
resembling an ox
doggish
doglike
canine
1. of or pertaining to the dog family
2. designating one of the four pointed teeth next to the incisors
donkeyish
like a donkey
asinine
like an ass or donkey; stupid; silly
fishy
likea a fish in smell or taste
piscine
of or like a fish
foxy
foxlike; wily; sly
vulpine
of or like a fox; crafty; cunning
goatish
goatlike; coarse; lustful
hircine
goatlike; especially in smell
horsy
having to do with horses or horse racing
equine
of or like a horse
piggish
hoggish; swinish
porcine
of or like a pig
sheepish
1. like a sheep in timidity or stupidity
2. awkwardly bashful or embarrassed
wolfish
characteristic of a wolf; ferocious
lupine
of or like a wolf; ravenous
bloody
smeared with blood; involving bloodshed
sanguine
1. having a ruddy color
2. confident
sanguinary
bloody
beget
procreate; generate
begin
originate; initiate
behead
decapitate
bless
consecrate
bow, stoop
condescend; prostrate
break
disintegrate; invalidate
chew
masticate
curse
execrate
drink
imbibe
eat
devour; consume
flay, fleece, skin
excoriate
free
emancipate; liberate
frighten
intimidate
lie
prevaricate
lighten
relieve; alleviate
sail
navigate
shorten
abridge; abbreviate
show
demonstrate
soothe
assuage; pacify
spit
expectorate
steal
peculate
strengthen
corroborate; invigorate
sweat
perspire
take (for oneself)
appropriate
think
cogitate; ratiocinate
twinkle, sparkle
scintillate
understand
comprehend
withstand
resist; oppose
worship
venerate; revere
yield
capitulate; succumb
blessing
benediction
breach
infraction; rupture
burden
obligation
curse
execration; malediction
fire
conflagration
food
nutriment
greed
avarice
heaven
firmament
home
domicile; residence
mirth
hilarity
name
appellation
oath
affirmation
shame
ignominy
shard
fragment
smear
vilification
snake
reptile
sorrow
contrition; remorse
speed
velocity; celerity
strength
impregnability
theft
larceny; peculation
thread
filament
threat
menace
truth
verity (of things)
truthfulness
veracity (of persons)
wedding
nuptials