wrack

  1. growth of marine vegetation especially of the large forms such as rockweeds and kelp

    Synonyms : sea wrack
    Type Of : seaweed
  2. smash or break forcefully

    Synonyms : bust up, wreck
    Type Of : destroy, ruin
  3. the destruction or collapse of something

    Synonyms : rack
    Type Of : destruction, demolition, wipeout
    Examples :
    • wrack and ruin
  4. dried seaweed especially that cast ashore

    Type Of : seaweed

warily

  1. in a wary manner

    Antonyms : unwarily
    Examples :
    • the sailor watched the sky warily

wiseacre

  1. an upstart who makes conceited, sardonic, insolent comments

    Synonyms : smart aleck, weisenheimer, wise guy, wisenheimer
    Type Of : upstart

write down

  1. put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.

    Synonyms : get down, put down, set down
    Type Of : write
  2. reduce the estimated value of something

    Synonyms : expense, write off
    Type Of : depreciate

waste

  1. cause to grow thin or weak

    Synonyms : emaciate, macerate
    Type Of : enfeeble, debilitate, drain
  2. run off as waste

    Synonyms : run off
    Type Of : course, feed, flow, run
    Examples :
    • The water wastes back into the ocean
  3. spend thoughtlessly; throw away

    Synonyms : blow, squander
    Antonyms : conserve
    Type Of : expend, use
    Examples :
    • He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends
  4. become physically weaker

    Synonyms : rot
    Type Of : devolve, degenerate, drop, deteriorate
  5. get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing

    Synonyms : do in, knock off, liquidate, neutralise, neutralize
    Type Of : kill
  6. cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    Synonyms : desolate, devastate, lay waste to, ravage, scourge
    Type Of : ruin, destroy
    Examples :
    • The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion
  7. lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

    Synonyms : languish, pine away
    Type Of : weaken
  8. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

    Synonyms : godforsaken, wild
    Examples :
    • waste places
  9. an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

    Synonyms : barren, wasteland
    Type Of : wilderness, wild
    Examples :
    • the trackless wastes of the desert
  10. useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly

    Synonyms : dissipation, wastefulness
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste
  11. spend extravagantly

    Synonyms : consume, squander, ware
    Type Of : expend, drop, spend
    Examples :
    • waste not, want not
  12. (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect

    Synonyms : permissive waste
    Type Of : act, human activity, human action, deed
  13. the trait of wasting resources

    Synonyms : thriftlessness, wastefulness
    Type Of : improvidence, shortsightedness
    Examples :
    • a life characterized by thriftlessness and waste
    • the wastefulness of missed opportunities
  14. any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

    Synonyms : waste material, waste matter, waste product
    Type Of : stuff, material
    Examples :
    • they collect the waste once a week
    • much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers
  15. get rid of

    Type Of : cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, discard, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, toss, toss away, toss out
    Examples :
    • We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer
  16. use inefficiently or inappropriately

    Type Of : use, employ, utilise, utilize, apply
    Examples :
    • waste heat
    • waste a joke on an unappreciative audience

whoever

  1. Whatever person; any person who; be or she who; any one who.

    Examples :
    • he shall be punished, whoever he may be

welcome

  1. bid welcome to; greet upon arrival

    Synonyms : receive
    Antonyms : say farewell
    Type Of : recognize, greet, recognise
  2. accept gladly

    Type Of : accept, have, take
    Examples :
    • I welcome your proposals
  3. a greeting or reception

    Type Of : greeting, salutation
    Examples :
    • the proposal got a warm welcome
  4. giving pleasure or satisfaction or received with pleasure or freely granted

    Antonyms : unwelcome
    Examples :
    • a welcome relief
    • a welcome guest
    • made the children feel welcome
    • you are welcome to join us
  5. receive someone, as into one's house

    Type Of : receive, invite, take in
  6. the state of being welcome

    Type Of : acceptance
    Examples :
    • don't outstay your welcome

wigwam

  1. a Native American lodge frequently having an oval shape and covered with bark or hides

    Type Of : indian lodge, lodge

whereas

  1. At which place; where.

words

  1. an angry dispute

    Synonyms : dustup, quarrel, row, run-in, wrangle
    Type Of : difference of opinion, dispute, conflict, difference
    Examples :
    • they had words
  2. words making up the dialogue of a play

    Synonyms : actor's line, speech
    Type Of : line
  3. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

    Synonyms : language, lyric
    Type Of : textual matter, text
    Examples :
    • he wrote both words and music
  4. language that is spoken or written

    Type Of : linguistic communication, language
    Examples :
    • he has a gift for words
    • she put her thoughts into words
  5. the words that are spoken

    Type Of : voice communication, language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language
    Examples :
    • I listened to his words very closely