1. an elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and extended similes with and allusions to nature and mythology

    Type Of : prose
  2. any artificially elegant style of language

    Type Of : expressive style, style


  1. of or the nature of euphemism

    Antonyms : dysphemistic
    Examples :
    • `peepee' is a common euphemistic term


  1. an intellectual; a very studious and academic person

    Type Of : intellect, intellectual
    Examples :
    • in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead


  1. giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing

    Synonyms : titillating
  2. an erotic person

    Type Of : sensualist


  1. to travel for the purpose of discovery

    Synonyms : geographic expedition
    Type Of : expedition
  2. a careful systematic search

    Type Of : hunt, hunting, search
  3. a systematic consideration

    Type Of : consideration
    Examples :
    • he called for a careful exploration of the consequences


  1. the deliberate act of failing to pay money

    Synonyms : nonpayment
    Type Of : commerce, commercialism, mercantilism
    Examples :
    • his evasion of all his creditors
  2. nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do

    Synonyms : dodging, escape
    Type Of : carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance
    Examples :
    • his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible
  3. a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth

    Synonyms : equivocation
    Type Of : misrepresentation, deceit, deception
  4. the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver

    Type Of : escape, flight


  1. eliminate (a substance)

    Synonyms : discharge, eject, exhaust, release
  2. cause to flee

    Synonyms : rout, rout out
    Type Of : defeat, overcome, get the better of
  3. remove from a position or office

    Synonyms : boot out, drum out, kick out, oust, throw out
    Type Of : remove
  4. force to leave or move out

    Synonyms : kick out, throw out
    Type Of : move, displace
    Examples :
    • He was expelled from his native country


  1. the feeling of lively and cheerful joy

    Synonyms : excitement
    Type Of : joyfulness, joyousness, joy


  1. the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

    Synonyms : embrace, embracement
    Type Of : clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold


  1. hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck

    Synonyms : equid
    Type Of : perissodactyl, perissodactyl mammal, odd-toed ungulate
  2. resembling a horse

  3. of or belonging to the family Equidae