1. a heavy woolen fabric with a long nap

    Type Of : cloth, fabric, material, textile
  2. an architectural ornament consisting of a horizontal sculptured band between the architrave and the cornice

    Type Of : architectural ornament


  1. noisy quarrel

    Synonyms : affray, altercation
    Type Of : row, dustup, quarrel, wrangle, run-in, words


  1. a person used as a cover for some questionable activity

    Synonyms : front, front man, nominal head, straw man, strawman
    Type Of : deceiver, cheat, cheater, beguiler, trickster, slicker
  2. figure on the bow of some sailing vessels

    Type Of : figure


  1. characterized by intense emotion

    Synonyms : ardent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid
    Examples :
    • a fervent desire to change society
    • a fervent admirer
  2. (archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing

    Synonyms : fervid
    Examples :
    • the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems


  1. criticize severely

    Synonyms : rail
    Type Of : denounce
    Examples :
    • He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare
  2. a salt or ester of fulminic acid

    Type Of : salt
  3. cause to explode violently and with loud noise

    Type Of : set off, blow up, detonate, explode
  4. come on suddenly and intensely

    Type Of : appear, come along
    Examples :
    • the disease fulminated


  1. formed or conceived by the imagination

    Synonyms : fancied, fictional, fictitious
    Examples :
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence


  1. showing patient and unruffled self-control and restraint under adversity; slow to retaliate or express resentment

    Synonyms : longanimous
    Examples :
    • seemly and forbearing...yet strong enough to resist aggression


  1. cultivated land that is not seeded for one or more growing seasons

    Type Of : cultivated land, farmland, ploughland, plowland, tillage, tilled land, tilth
  2. left unplowed and unseeded during a growing season

    Examples :
    • fallow farmland
  3. undeveloped but potentially useful

    Examples :
    • a fallow gold market


  1. try to stir up public opinion

    Synonyms : agitate, stir up
    Type Of : provoke, stimulate
  2. bathe with warm water or medicated lotions

    Type Of : bathe
    Examples :
    • His legs should be fomented


  1. move like a flail; thresh about

    Synonyms : thresh
    Type Of : beat, flap
    Examples :
    • Her arms were flailing
  2. give a thrashing to; beat hard

    Synonyms : lam, thrash, thresh
    Type Of : beat, work over, beat up
  3. an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing

    Type Of : implement