1. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

    Synonyms : closure, gag law, gag rule
    Type Of : parliamentary procedure, rules of order, order, parliamentary law
  2. terminate debate by calling for a vote

    Synonyms : closure
    Type Of : end, terminate
    Examples :
    • cloture the discussion


  1. an extreme bellicose nationalist

    Synonyms : flag-waver, hundred-percenter, jingo, jingoist, patrioteer
    Type Of : nationalist, patriot
  2. a person with a prejudiced belief in the superiority of his or her own kind

    Type Of : bigot


  1. someone who is drafted into military service

    Synonyms : draftee, inductee
    Type Of : military personnel, serviceman, man, military man
  2. enroll into service compulsorily

    Type Of : enlist
    Examples :
    • The men were conscripted


  1. a waterproof filler and sealant that is used in building and repair to make watertight

    Synonyms : caulking
    Type Of : sealant, sealer
  2. seal with caulking

    Synonyms : calk
    Type Of : seal, seal off
    Examples :
    • caulk the window


  1. the trait of displaying arrogance by patronizing those considered inferior

    Synonyms : disdainfulness, superciliousness
    Type Of : lordliness, haughtiness, hauteur, high-handedness, arrogance
  2. a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient

    Synonyms : disdain, patronage
    Type Of : disparagement, depreciation, derogation
  3. affability to your inferiors and temporary disregard for differences of position or rank

    Synonyms : condescendingness
    Type Of : amiableness, bonhomie, affability, affableness, amiability, geniality
    Examples :
    • the queen's condescension was intended to make us feel comfortable


  1. of or being or relating to or involving cognition

    Examples :
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style


  1. mix together different elements

    Synonyms : blend, coalesce, combine, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
    Type Of : change integrity
  2. mix or blend

    Type Of : blend, immingle, intermingle, intermix
    Examples :
    • His book commingles sarcasm and sadness


  1. the closing section of a musical composition

    Synonyms : finale
    Type Of : conclusion, end, ending, closing, close


  1. a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

    Synonyms : argot, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
    Type Of : non-standard speech
  2. heel over

    Synonyms : cant over, pitch, slant, tilt
    Type Of : move
  3. stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition

    Synonyms : buzzword
    Type Of : hokum, nonsense, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, bunk
  4. insincere talk about religion or morals

    Synonyms : pious platitude
    Type Of : talking, talk
  5. two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees

    Synonyms : bevel, chamfer
    Type Of : edge
  6. a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force

    Synonyms : bank, camber
    Type Of : incline, side, slope


  1. acting with a specific goal

    Synonyms : calculating, calculative, scheming, shrewd
  2. acting together in secret toward a fraudulent or illegal end

    Synonyms : collusive