astute

  1. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

    Synonyms : sharp, shrewd
    Examples :
    • an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease

assuage

  1. satisfy (thirst)

    Synonyms : allay, quench, slake
    Type Of : satisfy, fulfil, meet, fit, fill, conform to, fulfill
  2. provide physical relief, as from pain

    Synonyms : alleviate, palliate, relieve
    Type Of : improve, amend, better, ameliorate, meliorate
  3. cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of

    Synonyms : appease, conciliate, gentle, gruntle, lenify, mollify, pacify, placate
    Type Of : quieten, quiet, lull, calm, calm down, tranquillize, tranquillise, tranquilize, still

assiduous

  1. marked by care and persistent effort

    Synonyms : sedulous
    Examples :
    • her assiduous attempts to learn French
    • assiduous research

ascetic

  1. pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic or the practice of rigorous self-discipline

    Synonyms : ascetical
    Examples :
    • ascetic practices
  2. practicing great self-denial

    Synonyms : ascetical, austere, spartan
    Examples :
    • Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it
  3. someone who practices self denial as a spiritual discipline

    Synonyms : abstainer
    Type Of : religious person

artisan

  1. a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

    Synonyms : artificer, craftsman, journeyman
    Type Of : skilled workman, trained worker, skilled worker

artifice

  1. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)

    Synonyms : ruse
    Type Of : maneuver, manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre

articulate

  1. provide with a joint

    Synonyms : joint
    Type Of : furnish, provide, render, supply
  2. speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

    Synonyms : enounce, enunciate, pronounce, say, sound out
  3. express or state clearly

    Synonyms : enunciate, vocalise, vocalize
    Type Of : say, tell, state
  4. consisting of segments held together by joints

    Synonyms : articulated
  5. put into words or an expression

    Synonyms : formulate, give voice, phrase, word
    Type Of : express, show, evince
  6. expressing yourself easily or characterized by clear expressive language

    Antonyms : inarticulate
    Examples :
    • articulate speech
    • an articulate orator
    • articulate beings
  7. unite by forming a joint or joints

    Type Of : unite, join, link up, connect, link
    Examples :
    • the ankle bone articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle bones

archives

  1. collection of records especially about an institution

    Type Of : collection, compendium

archetype

  1. something that serves as a model or a basis for making copies

    Synonyms : original, pilot
    Type Of : example, model

arcane

  1. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge

    Examples :
    • the arcane science of dowsing