balm

  1. semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation

    Synonyms : ointment, salve, unction, unguent
    Type Of : curative, therapeutic, cure, remedy
  2. any of various aromatic resinous substances used for healing and soothing

    Type Of : balsam

barrage

  1. the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

    Synonyms : bombardment, onslaught, outpouring
    Type Of : language, linguistic communication
    Examples :
    • a barrage of questions
  2. the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

    Synonyms : barrage fire, battery, bombardment, shelling
    Type Of : firing, fire
    Examples :
    • they laid down a barrage in front of the advancing troops
  3. address with continuously or persistently, as if with a barrage

    Synonyms : bombard
    Type Of : snipe, assault, attack, lash out, round, assail
    Examples :
    • The speaker was barraged by an angry audience

brook

  1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    Synonyms : abide, bear, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
    Type Of : allow, countenance, permit, let
  2. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

    Synonyms : creek
    Type Of : watercourse, stream

burlesque

  1. make a parody of

    Synonyms : parody, spoof
    Type Of : mock
  2. a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way

    Synonyms : lampoon, mockery, parody, pasquinade, put-on, send-up, sendup, spoof, takeoff, travesty
    Type Of : caricature, imitation, impersonation
  3. a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)

    Type Of : show
  4. relating to or characteristic of a burlesque

    Examples :
    • burlesque theater

boozy

  1. given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol

    Synonyms : bibulous, drunken, sottish
    Examples :
    • his boozy drinking companions
    • thick boozy singing

brew

  1. drink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling

    Synonyms : brewage
    Type Of : inebriant, intoxicant, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, alcohol
  2. prepare by brewing

    Type Of : create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Examples :
    • people have been brewing beer for thousands of years
  3. sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor

    Type Of : soak, imbue
    Examples :
    • the tea is brewing

blowhard

  1. a very boastful and talkative person

    Synonyms : boaster, braggart, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
    Type Of : egoist, egotist, swellhead

bent

  1. fixed in your purpose

    Synonyms : bent on, dead set, out to
    Examples :
    • bent on going to the theater
  2. a relatively permanent inclination to react in a particular way

    Synonyms : set
    Type Of : inclination, disposition, tendency
  3. of metal e.g.

    Synonyms : crumpled, dented
    Examples :
    • bent nails
  4. grass for pastures and lawns especially bowling and putting greens

    Synonyms : bent-grass, bent grass
    Type Of : grass
  5. used of the back and knees; stooped

    Synonyms : bended
    Examples :
    • with bent (or bended) back
  6. a special way of doing something

    Synonyms : hang, knack
    Type Of : endowment, gift, natural endowment, talent
    Examples :
    • he had a bent for it
  7. an area of grassland unbounded by fences or hedges

    Type Of : grassland

baleful

  1. deadly or sinister

    Synonyms : baneful
    Examples :
    • the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  2. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

    Synonyms : forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening
    Examples :
    • a baleful look

boycott

  1. a group's refusal to have commercial dealings with some organization in protest against its policies

    Type Of : dissent, objection, protest
  2. refuse to sponsor; refuse to do business with

    Antonyms : patronise, patronize
    Type Of : ostracise, ostracize