1. the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization

    Type Of : solfa syllable


  1. a piece of wood that has been burned or is burning

    Synonyms : brand
    Type Of : firewood
  2. someone who deliberately foments trouble

    Synonyms : inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker
    Type Of : troubler, mischief-maker, bad hat, trouble maker, troublemaker


  1. be a mystery or bewildering to

    Synonyms : amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex
    Type Of : bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw


  1. pass away rapidly

    Synonyms : fly, vanish
    Type Of : go by, elapse, glide by, go along, lapse, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by
  2. the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)

    Synonyms : hide
    Type Of : animal skin
  3. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

    Synonyms : barbarous, brutal, cruel, roughshod, savage, vicious
  4. cause to fall by or as if by delivering a blow

    Synonyms : cut down, drop, strike down
    Type Of : cut
  5. seam made by turning under or folding together and stitching the seamed materials to avoid rough edges

    Synonyms : felled seam
    Type Of : seam
  6. sew a seam by folding the edges

    Type Of : stitch, run up, sew, sew together
  7. the act of felling something (as a tree)

    Type Of : putting to death, killing, kill


  1. not produced by natural forces

    Examples :
    • brokers created a factitious demand for stocks


  1. dissenting (especially dissenting with the majority opinion)

    Synonyms : dissentious, divisive


  1. characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion

    Synonyms : blunt, candid, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulder
    Examples :
    • forthright criticism
    • a forthright approach to the problem
  2. directly and without evasion; not roundabout

    Synonyms : forthrightly, squarely
    Examples :
    • spoke forthright (or forthrightly) and to the point


  1. achieve something by means of trickery or devious methods

    Synonyms : manage, wangle
    Type Of : accomplish, achieve, attain, reach


  1. walk with great difficulty

    Synonyms : stagger
    Type Of : walk
  2. any of various European and non-European marine flatfish

    Type Of : flatfish
  3. behave awkwardly; have difficulties

    Type Of : fight, struggle
    Examples :
    • She is floundering in college
  4. flesh of any of various American and European flatfish

    Type Of : flatfish


  1. an elaborate party (often outdoors)

    Synonyms : feast, fiesta
    Type Of : party
  2. an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)

    Synonyms : festival
    Type Of : celebration, festivity
  3. have a celebration

    Synonyms : celebrate
    Type Of : get together, meet