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


  1. a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

    Synonyms : inflection
    Type Of : grammatical relation


  1. a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified

    Synonyms : modulation
    Type Of : delivery, manner of speaking, speech
  2. the patterns of stress and intonation in a language

    Synonyms : prosody
    Type Of : speech, manner of speaking, delivery
  3. deviation from a straight or normal course

    Synonyms : flection, flexion
    Type Of : divergence, departure, difference, deviation
  4. a change in the form of a word (usually by adding a suffix) to indicate a change in its grammatical function

    Synonyms : inflexion
    Type Of : grammatical relation


  1. make timid or fearful

    Type Of : fright, frighten, affright, scare
    Examples :
    • Her boss intimidates her
  2. to compel or deter by or as if by threats

    Type Of : discourage