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

supine

  1. lying face upward

    Synonyms : resupine
  2. passive as a result of indolence or indifference

    Examples :
    • No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried

subliminal

  1. below the threshold of conscious perception

sidereal

  1. (of divisions of time) determined by daily motion of the stars

    Antonyms : civil
    Examples :
    • sidereal time
  2. of or relating to the stars or constellations

    Examples :
    • sidereal bodies
    • the sidereal system

solicitous

  1. full of anxiety and concern

    Examples :
    • solicitous parents
    • solicitous about the future
  2. showing hovering attentiveness

    Examples :
    • solicitous about her health
    • made solicitous inquiries about our family

sinecure

  1. a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached

    Type Of : ecclesiastical benefice, benefice
  2. an office that involves minimal duties

    Type Of : billet, office, place, position, post, situation, spot, berth

stygian

  1. dark and dismal as of the rivers Acheron and Styx in Hades

    Synonyms : acheronian, acherontic
  2. hellish