adult education

  1. a course (via lectures or correspondence) for adults who are not otherwise engaged in formal study

    Type Of : class, course, course of instruction, course of study

ado

  1. a rapid active commotion

    Synonyms : bustle, flurry, fuss, hustle, stir
    Type Of : commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult

abridgement

  1. a shortened version of a written work

    Synonyms : abridgment, capsule, condensation
    Type Of : sum-up, summary

angiosperms

  1. plants having seeds in a closed ovary

    Synonyms : flowering plant
    Type Of : phanerogam, spermatophyte, seed plant

assiduousness

  1. great and constant diligence and attention

    Synonyms : assiduity, concentration
    Type Of : diligence, industriousness, industry

appetites

  1. a feeling of craving something

    Synonyms : appetence, appetency
    Type Of : craving
    Examples :
    • an appetite for life

antipodal

  1. relating to the antipodes or situated at opposite sides of the earth

    Synonyms : antipodean
    Examples :
    • antipodal regions of the earth
    • antipodal points on a sphere
  2. the relation of opposition along a diameter

    Synonyms : antipodal opposition, diametrical opposition
    Type Of : opposition

awry

  1. turned or twisted to one side

    Synonyms : askew, skew-whiff
    Examples :
    • with his necktie twisted awry
  2. not functioning properly

    Synonyms : amiss, haywire, wrong
  3. away from the correct or expected course

    Synonyms : amiss
    Examples :
    • something has gone awry in our plans
  4. turned or twisted toward one side

    Synonyms : askew, cockeyed, lopsided, skew-whiff, wonky
    Examples :
    • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry

apple pie

  1. pie (with a top crust) containing sliced apples and sugar

    Type Of : pie

attrition

  1. erosion by friction

    Synonyms : abrasion, corrasion, detrition
    Type Of : eating away, eroding, erosion, wearing away, wearing
  2. sorrow for sin arising from fear of damnation

    Synonyms : contriteness, contrition
    Type Of : rue, ruefulness, sorrow, regret
  3. the wearing down of rock particles by friction due to water or wind or ice

    Synonyms : abrasion, detrition, grinding
    Type Of : friction, rubbing
  4. a wearing down to weaken or destroy

    Type Of : decrease, drop-off, lessening
    Examples :
    • a war of attrition
  5. the act of rubbing together; wearing something down by friction

    Type Of : friction, rubbing, detrition