sober

  1. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

    Synonyms : sober up
    Type Of : go, become, get
    Examples :
    • Keep him in bed until he sobers up
  2. become more realistic

    Synonyms : sober up
    Type Of : become, go, get
    Examples :
    • After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up
  3. lacking brightness or color; dull

    Synonyms : drab, somber, sombre
    Examples :
    • sober Puritan grey
  4. completely lacking in playfulness

    Synonyms : serious, unplayful
  5. dignified and somber in manner or character and committed to keeping promises

    Synonyms : grave, sedate, solemn
    Examples :
    • as sober as a judge
  6. cause to become sober

    Type Of : modify, alter, change
    Examples :
    • A sobering thought
  7. not affected by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

    Antonyms : intoxicated

shard

  1. a broken piece of a brittle artifact

    Synonyms : fragment, sherd
    Type Of : piece

sere

  1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

    Synonyms : dried-up, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered
    Examples :
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation

syllogism

  1. deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

    Type Of : deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesis

sedulous

  1. marked by care and persistent effort

    Synonyms : assiduous
    Examples :
    • sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles

slew

  1. move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner

    Synonyms : skid, slide, slip, slue
    Type Of : glide
  2. turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    Synonyms : curve, cut, sheer, slue, swerve, trend, veer
    Type Of : turn
  3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    Synonyms : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Type Of : large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
    Examples :
    • a slew of journalists

scurvy

  1. a condition caused by deficiency of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

    Synonyms : scorbutus
    Type Of : avitaminosis, hypovitaminosis
  2. of the most contemptible kind

    Synonyms : abject, low, low-down, miserable, scummy
    Examples :
    • a scurvy trick

suborn

  1. incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

    Type Of : vitiate, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert
    Examples :
    • He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife
  2. induce to commit perjury or give false testimony

    Type Of : make, get, cause, have, stimulate, induce
    Examples :
    • The President tried to suborn false witnesses
  3. procure (false testimony or perjury)

    Type Of : secure, procure

slake

  1. satisfy (thirst)

    Synonyms : allay, assuage, quench
    Type Of : conform to, fit, meet, fill, fulfill, satisfy, fulfil
  2. cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water

    Synonyms : slack
    Type Of : hydrate
  3. make less active or intense

    Synonyms : abate, slack
    Type Of : lessen, decrease, minify

satiate

  1. supplied (especially fed) to satisfaction

    Synonyms : satiated
    Antonyms : insatiate
  2. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

    Synonyms : binge, englut, engorge, glut, gorge, gormandise, gormandize, gourmandize, ingurgitate, overeat, overgorge, overindulge, pig out, scarf out, stuff
    Type Of : eat
  3. fill to satisfaction

    Synonyms : fill, replete, sate
    Type Of : consume, take, take in, have, ingest