1. cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing

    Synonyms : bangle, bauble, fallal, gaud, gewgaw, novelty
    Type Of : adornment


  1. a feeling of alarm or dread

    Type Of : apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread


  1. taking a zigzag path on skis

    Synonyms : traversal
    Type Of : crossing
  2. to cover or extend over an area or time period

    Synonyms : cross, span, sweep
    Type Of : cover, continue, extend
    Examples :
    • Rivers traverse the valley floor
  3. a horizontal beam that extends across something

    Synonyms : crossbeam, crosspiece, trave
    Type Of : beam
  4. travel across or pass over

    Synonyms : cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track
    Type Of : pass
  5. deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit

    Synonyms : deny
  6. a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it

    Synonyms : transom
    Type Of : crosspiece
  7. travel across

    Synonyms : traversal
    Type Of : travel, traveling, travelling


  1. lasting a very short time

    Synonyms : ephemeral, fugacious, passing, short-lived, transitory
    Examples :
    • youth's transient beauty
  2. of a mental act; causing effects outside the mind

    Synonyms : transeunt
  3. one who stays for only a short time

    Type Of : traveler, traveller
    Examples :
    • transient laborers
  4. (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load

    Type Of : oscillation, vibration


  1. act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises

    Synonyms : breach, break, go against, infract, offend, violate
    Type Of : disrespect
  2. pass beyond (limits or boundaries)

    Synonyms : overstep, trespass
    Type Of : pass
  3. commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law

    Synonyms : sin, trespass
    Type Of : break, offend, go against, infract, violate, breach
  4. spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline

    Type Of : overspread, spread
    Examples :
    • The sea transgresses along the West coast of the island


  1. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves

    Synonyms : placid, quiet, smooth, still, unruffled
    Examples :
    • a lake of tranquil blue water reflecting a tranquil blue sky
  2. not agitated; without losing self-possession

    Synonyms : calm, serene, unagitated
    Examples :
    • she became more tranquil
    • tranquil life in the country


  1. responsive to suggestions and influences

    Synonyms : amenable
    Examples :
    • a tractable student
  2. easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)

    Synonyms : manipulable
    Antonyms : intractable
    Examples :
    • tractable young minds
    • the natives...being...of an intelligent tractable disposition


  1. move unsteadily, with a rocking motion

    Synonyms : seesaw, teeter
    Type Of : move
  2. walk unsteadily

    Synonyms : coggle, dodder, paddle, toddle, waddle
    Type Of : walk
  3. move without being stable, as if threatening to fall

    Type Of : rock, shake, sway
    Examples :
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table


  1. a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility

    Synonyms : torpidity
    Type Of : physiological state, physiological condition, physical condition
    Examples :
    • he fell into a deep torpor
  2. inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy

    Synonyms : listlessness, torpidity, torpidness
    Type Of : passiveness, passivity


  1. slow and apathetic

    Synonyms : inert, sluggish, soggy
    Examples :
    • a mind grown torpid in old age
  2. in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

    Synonyms : dormant, hibernating
    Examples :
    • torpid frogs