1. a technique used in behavior therapy; client is flooded with experiences of a particular kind until becoming either averse to them or numbed to them

    Synonyms : implosion therapy
    Type Of : behavior modification, behavior therapy


  1. covering for a person's feet

    Synonyms : footgear
    Type Of : covering
  2. clothing worn on a person's feet

    Type Of : article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable


  1. any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity

    Type Of : cyst, vesicle


  1. Spanish general whose armies took control of Spain in 1939 and who ruled as a dictator until his death (1892-1975)

    Synonyms : el caudillo, francisco franco, general franco


  1. have an argument about something

    Synonyms : argue, contend, debate
    Type Of : converse, discourse
  2. enclose with a fence

    Synonyms : fence in
    Type Of : enclose, shut in, inclose, close in
    Examples :
    • we fenced in our yard
  3. a barrier that serves to enclose an area

    Synonyms : fencing
    Type Of : barrier
  4. surround with a wall in order to fortify

    Synonyms : fence in, palisade, surround, wall
    Type Of : protect
  5. a dealer in stolen property

    Type Of : bargainer, dealer, monger, trader
  6. fight with fencing swords

    Type Of : fight, struggle, contend
  7. receive stolen goods

    Type Of : have, receive

fade away

  1. become weaker

    Synonyms : dissolve, fade out
    Type Of : change state, turn


  1. presaging or likely to bring good luck or a good outcome

    Synonyms : favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous
    Examples :
    • a favorable time to ask for a raise
  2. giving an advantage

    Synonyms : advantageous, favourable
  3. encouraging or approving or pleasing

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • a favorable reply
    • he received a favorable rating
    • listened with a favorable ear
    • made a favorable impression
  4. (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate

    Synonyms : favourable
    Antonyms : unfavorable
    Examples :
    • the days were fair and the winds were favorable


  1. a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny

    Synonyms : religion, religious belief
    Type Of : supernatural virtue, belief, theological virtue
    Examples :
    • he lost his faith but not his morality
  2. complete confidence in a person or plan etc

    Synonyms : trust
    Type Of : belief
    Examples :
    • he cherished the faith of a good woman
  3. an institution to express belief in a divine power

    Synonyms : organized religion, religion
    Type Of : institution, establishment
    Examples :
    • a member of his own faith contradicted him
  4. loyalty or allegiance to a cause or a person

    Type Of : loyalty, allegiance, dedication, commitment
    Examples :
    • keep the faith
    • they broke faith with their investors


  1. bound by chains fastened around the ankles

    Synonyms : shackled


  1. the occurrence of a water flow resulting from sudden rain or melting snow

    Synonyms : spate
    Type Of : flow, flowing