1. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    Synonyms : clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
    Type Of : clear up, clarify, elucidate
  2. make lighter or brighter

    Synonyms : illume, illumine, light, light up
    Type Of : lighten up, lighten
  3. add embellishments and paintings to (medieval manuscripts)

    Type Of : embellish, adorn, beautify, decorate, grace, ornament


  1. a state of dishonor

    Synonyms : disgrace, shame
    Type Of : dishonor, dishonour
    Examples :
    • suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison


  1. (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

    Synonyms : black, disgraceful, inglorious, opprobrious, shameful
    Examples :
    • an ignominious retreat


  1. a behavioral attribute that is distinctive and peculiar to an individual

    Synonyms : foible, mannerism
    Type Of : distinctiveness, peculiarity, speciality, specialness, specialty


  1. a destroyer of images used in religious worship

    Synonyms : image breaker
    Type Of : waster, destroyer, ruiner, undoer, uprooter
  2. someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions

    Type Of : assailant, assaulter, attacker, aggressor


  1. impossible to satisfy

    Synonyms : insatiate, unsatiable
    Examples :
    • an insatiable demand for old buildings to restore


  1. of or relating to inertia


  1. an advanced student or graduate in medicine gaining supervised practical experience (`houseman' is a British term)

    Synonyms : houseman, interne, medical intern
    Type Of : physician, doc, doctor, dr., md, medico
  2. deprive of freedom

    Type Of : confine, detain
    Examples :
    • During WW II, Japanese were interned in camps in the West
  3. work as an intern

    Type Of : work
    Examples :
    • The young doctor is interning at the Medical Center this year


  1. having or exercising influence or power

    Antonyms : uninfluential
    Examples :
    • an influential newspaper
    • influential leadership for peace


  1. incapable of being explained or accounted for

    Synonyms : incomprehensible
    Antonyms : explicable
    Examples :
    • inexplicable errors
    • left the house at three in the morning for inexplicable reasons