secure

  1. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with

    Synonyms : impregnable, inviolable, strong, unassailable, unattackable
    Examples :
    • a secure telephone connection
  2. fill or close tightly with or as if with a plug

    Synonyms : plug, stop up
    Type Of : fill up, close
  3. make certain of

    Synonyms : assure, ensure, guarantee, insure
  4. furnish with battens

    Synonyms : batten, batten down
    Type Of : fortify, beef up, strengthen
  5. financially safe

    Synonyms : dependable, good, safe
    Examples :
    • a secure investment
  6. get by special effort

    Synonyms : procure
    Type Of : obtain
  7. cause to be firmly attached

    Synonyms : fasten, fix
    Type Of : attach
  8. free from fear or doubt; easy in mind

    Synonyms : unafraid, untroubled
    Antonyms : insecure
    Examples :
    • he was secure that nothing will be held against him
  9. assure payment of

    Type Of : guarantee, vouch
  10. free from danger or risk

    Antonyms : insecure
    Examples :
    • secure from harm
    • his fortune was secure
    • made a secure place for himself in his field
  11. not likely to fail or give way

    Antonyms : insecure
    Examples :
    • the lock was secure
    • a secure foundation
    • a secure hold on her wrist

statute

  1. enacted by a legislative body

    Synonyms : codified
    Examples :
    • statute law
  2. an act passed by a legislative body

    Synonyms : legislative act
    Type Of : act, enactment

supplicant

  1. someone who prays to God

    Synonyms : prayer
    Type Of : religious person
  2. humbly entreating

    Synonyms : suppliant, supplicatory
  3. one praying humbly for something

    Synonyms : petitioner, requester, suppliant
    Type Of : applicant, applier

soliloquy

  1. speech you make to yourself

    Synonyms : monologue
    Type Of : speech, voice communication, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, oral communication
  2. a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections

    Type Of : actor's line, speech, words

steep

  1. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation

    Synonyms : exorbitant, extortionate, outrageous, unconscionable, usurious
  2. devote (oneself) fully to

    Synonyms : absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, soak up
    Type Of : pore, center, centre, concentrate, focus, rivet
  3. let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

    Synonyms : infuse
    Type Of : soak, imbue
    Examples :
    • steep the blossoms in oil
    • steep the fruit in alcohol
  4. a steep place (as on a hill)

    Type Of : declination, decline, declivity, declension, descent, downslope, fall
  5. having a sharp inclination

    Antonyms : gradual
    Examples :
    • the steep attic stairs
    • steep cliffs
  6. of a slope; set at a high angle

    Examples :
    • note the steep incline
    • a steep roof sheds snow

sinewy

  1. (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew

    Synonyms : fibrous, stringy, unchewable
  2. consisting of tendons or resembling a tendon

    Synonyms : tendinous
  3. (of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful

    Synonyms : brawny, hefty, muscular, powerful

score

  1. a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages

    Synonyms : musical score
    Type Of : sheet music
    Examples :
    • he studied the score of the sonata
  2. a resentment strong enough to justify retaliation

    Synonyms : grievance, grudge
    Type Of : rancour, gall, bitterness, rancor, resentment
    Examples :
    • settling a score
  3. a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)

    Synonyms : scotch
    Type Of : prick, dent, slit, scratch, incision
  4. gain points in a game

    Synonyms : hit, rack up, tally
    Type Of : advance, win, gain ground, make headway, pull ahead, get ahead, gain
    Examples :
    • The home team scored many times
  5. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

    Synonyms : grade, mark
    Type Of : evaluate, appraise, assess, measure, valuate, value
    Examples :
    • score the SAT essays
  6. grounds

    Synonyms : account
    Type Of : ground, reason
    Examples :
    • he tried to blame the victim but his success on that score was doubtful
  7. induce to have sex

    Synonyms : make, seduce
    Type Of : persuade
    Examples :
    • Did you score last night?
  8. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

    Synonyms : grade, mark
    Type Of : evaluation, rating, valuation
    Examples :
    • what was your score on your homework?
  9. make small marks into the surface of

    Synonyms : mark, nock
    Type Of : notch
    Examples :
    • score the clay before firing it
  10. a seduction culminating in sexual intercourse

    Synonyms : sexual conquest
    Type Of : seduction, conquest
    Examples :
    • calling his seduction of the girl a `score' was a typical example of male slang
  11. make underscoring marks

    Synonyms : mark
    Type Of : record, put down, enter
  12. an amount due (as at a restaurant or bar)

    Type Of : debt
    Examples :
    • add it to my score and I'll settle later
  13. a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

    Type Of : number
    Examples :
    • the score was 7 to 0
  14. a set of twenty members

    Type Of : set
    Examples :
    • a score were sent out but only one returned
  15. get a certain number or letter indicating quality or performance

    Type Of : accomplish, attain, achieve, reach
    Examples :
    • She scored high on the SAT
    • He scored a 200
  16. the act of scoring in a game or sport

    Type Of : success
    Examples :
    • the winning score came with less than a minute left to play
  17. the facts about an actual situation

    Type Of : fact
    Examples :
    • he didn't know the score
  18. write a musical score for

    Type Of : compose, write

stipple

  1. produce a mottled effect

    Synonyms : speckle
    Type Of : cloud, mottle, dapple
    Examples :
    • The sunlight stippled the trees
  2. apply (paint) in small dots or strokes

    Type Of : paint
  3. engrave by means of dots and flicks

    Type Of : etch, engrave
  4. make by small short touches that together produce an even or softly graded shadow, as in paint or ink

    Type Of : paint

squalid

  1. foul and run-down and repulsive

    Synonyms : flyblown, sordid
    Examples :
    • a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town
    • squalid living conditions
  2. morally degraded

    Synonyms : seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid
    Examples :
    • the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal

stanch

  1. stop the flow of a liquid

    Synonyms : halt, staunch, stem
    Type Of : check