1. food mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens

    Type Of : dish


  1. hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface

    Examples :
    • scorching heat
  2. capable of causing burns

    Examples :
    • it was scorching hot


  1. a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

    Synonyms : grin, grinning, smiling
    Type Of : facial expression, facial gesture
  2. change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

    Type Of : grimace, make a face, pull a face
  3. express with a smile

    Type Of : evince, show, express
    Examples :
    • She smiled her thanks


  1. become smaller or draw together

    Synonyms : contract
    Antonyms : stretch
    Type Of : diminish, lessen, decrease, fall
  2. decrease in size, range, or extent

    Synonyms : shrivel
    Type Of : diminish, decrease, lessen, fall
  3. draw back, as with fear or pain

    Synonyms : cringe, flinch, funk, quail, recoil, squinch, wince
    Type Of : move
  4. a physician who specializes in psychiatry

    Synonyms : head-shrinker, psychiatrist
    Type Of : specialist, medical specialist
  5. wither, as with a loss of moisture

    Synonyms : shrivel, shrivel up, wither
    Type Of : diminish, fall, decrease, lessen
  6. reduce in size; reduce physically

    Synonyms : reduce
    Type Of : minify, decrease, lessen
    Examples :
    • Hot water will shrink the sweater
    • Can you shrink this image?


  1. causing to become stable

    Synonyms : stabilising
    Examples :
    • the family is one of the great stabilizing elements in society


  1. a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes

    Type Of : comedy
  2. acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

    Type Of : acoustic device
  3. characterized by horseplay and physical action

    Examples :
    • slapstick style of humor


  1. the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand

    Synonyms : smack, smacking
    Type Of : blow
  2. a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

    Synonyms : smack
    Type Of : blow, bump
  3. directly

    Synonyms : bang, bolt, slapdash, smack
    Examples :
    • ran slap into her
  4. hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand

    Type Of : strike
    Examples :
    • The impatient teacher slapped the student
    • a gunshot slapped him on the forehead


  1. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell

    Synonyms : hypnotic, mesmeric, mesmerizing
    Examples :
    • a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome


  1. containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

    Synonyms : greasy, oily, oleaginous


  1. a woman advocate of women's right to vote (especially a militant advocate in the United Kingdom at the beginning of the 20th century)

    Type Of : feminist, women's rightist, libber, suffragist, women's liberationist