1. make amends for

    Synonyms : aby, abye, atone
    Type Of : compensate, correct, redress, right
    Examples :
    • expiate one's sins


  1. a witty saying

    Synonyms : quip
    Type Of : expression, locution, saying


  1. having a softening or soothing effect especially to the skin

    Synonyms : demulcent, salving, softening
  2. toiletry consisting of any of various substances in the form of a thick liquid that have a soothing and moisturizing effect when applied to the skin

    Synonyms : cream, ointment
    Type Of : toiletry, toilet articles


  1. disturb the composure of

    Synonyms : faze, unnerve, unsettle
    Type Of : upset, discompose, disconcert, discomfit, untune
  2. weaken mentally or morally

    Type Of : weaken


  1. derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

    Synonyms : empiric
    Antonyms : theoretical
    Examples :
    • an empirical basis for an ethical theory
    • empirical laws
    • empirical data
    • an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known
  2. relying on medical quackery

    Synonyms : empiric


  1. tending to vanish like vapor

    Examples :
    • evanescent beauty


  1. perform without preparation

    Synonyms : ad-lib, extemporise, improvise, improvize
    Type Of : do, execute, perform
    Examples :
    • he extemporized a speech at the wedding
  2. manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand

    Synonyms : improvise
    Type Of : contend, cope, deal, make do, make out, manage, get by, grapple


  1. the philosophical theory of knowledge

    Type Of : philosophy


  1. destroy completely, as if down to the roots

    Synonyms : eradicate, exterminate, root out, uproot
    Type Of : destruct, destroy
  2. pull up by or as if by the roots

    Synonyms : deracinate, root out, uproot
    Type Of : displace, move
  3. surgically remove (an organ)

    Type Of : withdraw, remove, take, take away


  1. still in existence; not extinct or destroyed or lost

    Antonyms : extinct
    Examples :
    • extant manuscripts
    • specimens of graphic art found among extant barbaric folk