abecedarian

  1. a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge

    Type Of : religious order, sect, religious sect
  2. a novice learning the rudiments of some subject

    Type Of : initiate, tiro, tyro, beginner, novice
  3. alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

ashen

  1. anemic looking from illness or emotion

    Synonyms : blanched, bloodless, livid, white
    Examples :
    • a face turned ashen
  2. made of wood of the ash tree

appetizing

  1. appealing to or stimulating the appetite especially in appearance or aroma

    Synonyms : appetising
    Antonyms : unappetizing

armory

  1. a place where arms are manufactured

    Synonyms : armoury, arsenal
    Type Of : metalworks, foundry
  2. a collection of resources

    Synonyms : armoury, inventory
    Type Of : resourcefulness, resource, imagination
    Examples :
    • he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  3. all the weapons and equipment that a country has

    Synonyms : armoury, arsenal
    Type Of : armament
  4. a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

    Synonyms : armoury, arsenal
    Type Of : military installation

assent

  1. agreement with a statement or proposal to do something

    Synonyms : acquiescence
    Type Of : agreement
    Examples :
    • he gave his assent eagerly
  2. to agree or express agreement

    Synonyms : accede, acquiesce
    Antonyms : dissent
    Type Of : agree
    Examples :
    • The Maestro assented to the request for an encore

antibiotic

  1. a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections

    Synonyms : antibiotic drug
    Type Of : antibacterial drug, bactericide, antibacterial
    Examples :
    • when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs
  2. of or relating to antibiotic drugs

armour

  1. tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant

    Synonyms : armor
    Type Of : protective covering
  2. protective covering made of metal and used in combat

    Synonyms : armor
    Type Of : protective covering, protection, protective cover
  3. a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles

    Synonyms : armor
    Type Of : military unit, force, military force, military group
  4. equip with armor

    Synonyms : armor
    Type Of : equip, fit out, fit, outfit

amicability

  1. a disinclination to quarrel

    Synonyms : amicableness
    Type Of : friendliness
  2. having a disposition characterized by warmth and friendliness

    Synonyms : amicableness
    Type Of : friendliness

attested

  1. established as genuine

    Synonyms : authenticated, documented

approval

  1. the formal act of approving

    Synonyms : approving, blessing
    Antonyms : disapproval
    Type Of : support
    Examples :
    • his decision merited the approval of any sensible person
  2. acceptance as satisfactory

    Synonyms : favorable reception, favourable reception
    Type Of : acceptance
    Examples :
    • he bought it on approval
  3. a message expressing a favorable opinion

    Synonyms : commendation
    Antonyms : disapproval
    Type Of : message, subject matter, content, substance
    Examples :
    • words of approval seldom passed his lips
  4. a feeling of liking something or someone good

    Antonyms : disapproval
    Type Of : liking
    Examples :
    • although she fussed at them, she secretly viewed all her children with approval