1. a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion

    Synonyms : prod
    Type Of : device
  2. stab or urge on as if with a pointed stick

    Synonyms : prick
    Type Of : jab, stab
  3. give heart or courage to

    Synonyms : spur
    Type Of : encourage
  4. a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something

    Synonyms : goading, prod, prodding, spur, spurring, urging
    Type Of : encouragement
  5. annoy or provoke, as by constant criticism

    Synonyms : needle
    Type Of : plague, provoke, harass, harry, hassle, molest, beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy
  6. urge with or as if with a goad

    Type Of : incite, prod, egg on


  1. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain

    Synonyms : frigid, frosty, frozen, icy, wintry
    Examples :
    • a glacial handshake
  2. extremely cold

    Synonyms : arctic, frigid, gelid, icy, polar
    Examples :
    • glacial winds
  3. relating to or derived from a glacier

    Examples :
    • glacial deposit


  1. containing seeds of later development

    Synonyms : originative, seminal
  2. seventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (March and April); the month of buds

    Type Of : revolutionary calendar month


  1. relevant and appropriate

    Examples :
    • he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue


  1. a style of expressing yourself in writing

    Synonyms : literary genre, writing style
    Type Of : style, expressive style
  2. an expressive style of music

    Synonyms : music genre, musical genre, musical style
    Type Of : style, expressive style, music
  3. a class of art (or artistic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique

    Type Of : fine art, art
  4. a kind of literary or artistic work

    Type Of : kind, sort, form, variety


  1. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    Synonyms : cadaverous, emaciated, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted
    Examples :
    • a nightmare population of gaunt men and skeletal boys


  1. full of trivial conversation

    Synonyms : chatty, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky


  1. assemble or get together

    Synonyms : collect, gather, pull together
  2. acquire or deserve by one's efforts or actions

    Synonyms : earn, win
    Type Of : acquire, get
  3. a storehouse for threshed grain or animal feed

    Synonyms : granary
    Type Of : depot, storehouse, storage, store, entrepot
  4. store grain

    Type Of : store


  1. tastelessly showy

    Synonyms : brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy
    Examples :
    • garish colors


  1. make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story

    Synonyms : distort, falsify, warp
    Type Of : belie, misrepresent