1. extreme excess

    Synonyms : embarrassment, overplus, superfluity
    Type Of : excess, excessiveness, inordinateness


  1. apparently reasonable and credible, and therefore convincing

    Antonyms : implausible
    Examples :
    • a plausible excuse
  2. given to or characterized by presenting specious arguments

    Examples :
    • a plausible liar


  1. enthusiastic approval

    Synonyms : acclaim, acclamation, eclat, plaudits
    Type Of : approval, commendation
    Examples :
    • he acknowledged the plaudits of the crowd


  1. a person who brings an action in a court of law

    Synonyms : complainant
    Antonyms : defendant
    Type Of : litigant, litigator


  1. the act of plagiarizing; taking someone's words or ideas as if they were your own

    Synonyms : piracy, plagiarisation, plagiarization
    Type Of : copyright infringement, infringement of copyright
  2. a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work

    Type Of : piece of writing, writing, written material


  1. not easily irritated

    Synonyms : equable, even-tempered, good-tempered
    Examples :
    • not everyone shared his placid temperament
    • remained placid despite the repeated delays
  2. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    Synonyms : quiet, smooth, still, tranquil, unruffled
    Examples :
    • a ribbon of sand between the angry sea and the placid bay


  1. conspicuous in position or importance

    Synonyms : big, large
    Examples :
    • a prominent citizen
  2. having a quality that thrusts itself into attention

    Synonyms : outstanding, salient, spectacular, striking
    Examples :
    • a new theory is the most prominent feature of the book


  1. examine or consider with attention and in detail

    Type Of : see, examine
    Examples :
    • Please peruse this report at your leisure


  1. the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

    Synonyms : hand, manus, mitt
    Type Of : extremity
  2. a clawed foot of an animal especially a quadruped

    Type Of : animal foot, foot
  3. scrape with the paws

    Type Of : grate, scrape
    Examples :
    • The bear pawed the door
  4. touch clumsily

    Type Of : fondle, caress
    Examples :
    • The man tried to paw her


  1. reflect deeply on a subject

    Synonyms : chew over, contemplate, excogitate, meditate, mull, mull over, muse, reflect, ruminate, speculate, think over
    Type Of : cogitate, think, cerebrate