conceive

  1. judge or regard; look upon; judge

    Synonyms : believe, consider, think
    Type Of : judge, evaluate, pass judgment
    Examples :
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior
  2. have the idea for

    Synonyms : conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate
    Type Of : create mentally, create by mental act
    Examples :
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  3. become pregnant; undergo conception

    Type Of : turn, change state
    Examples :
    • She cannot conceive
    • My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day

cataclysmic

  1. severely destructive

    Synonyms : cataclysmal
    Examples :
    • cataclysmic nuclear war
    • a cataclysmic earthquake

calibrate

  1. make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

    Synonyms : fine-tune, graduate
    Type Of : correct, adjust, set
    Examples :
    • calibrate an instrument
  2. mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units

    Type Of : tag, label, mark
    Examples :
    • he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale
  3. measure the caliber of

    Type Of : mensurate, measure out, measure
    Examples :
    • calibrate a gun

chantey

  1. a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors

    Synonyms : chanty, sea chantey, shanty
    Type Of : work song

curmudgeon

  1. a crusty irascible cantankerous old person full of stubborn ideas

    Type Of : golden ager, old person, oldster, senior citizen

carrion

  1. the dead and rotting body of an animal; unfit for human food

    Type Of : body, dead body

congruent

  1. corresponding in character or kind

    Synonyms : congruous
  2. coinciding when superimposed

    Antonyms : incongruent

cloture

  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

chauvinist

  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

conscript

  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