1. determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason

    Synonyms : capricious, impulsive
    Examples :
    • the victim of whimsical persecutions


  1. make keen or more acute

    Synonyms : quicken
    Type Of : excite, stimulate, stir
    Examples :
    • whet my appetite
  2. sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone

    Type Of : sharpen


  1. give birth to (a puppy)

    Synonyms : pup
    Type Of : birth, give birth, have, bear, deliver
    Examples :
    • the dog whelped
  2. young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf

    Synonyms : pup
    Type Of : young mammal


  1. excessively fat

    Synonyms : corpulent, obese, rotund
    Examples :
    • a weighty man
  2. powerfully persuasive

    Synonyms : cogent, telling
    Examples :
    • a weighty argument
  3. of great gravity or crucial import; requiring serious thought

    Synonyms : grave, grievous, heavy
    Examples :
    • the weighty matters to be discussed at the peace conference
  4. weighing heavily on the spirit; causing anxiety or worry

    Examples :
    • weighty problems
  5. having relatively great weight; heavy

    Antonyms : weightless
    Examples :
    • a weighty load
    • a weighty package


  1. wait in hiding to attack

    Synonyms : ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, scupper
    Type Of : wait


  1. increase in phase

    Synonyms : full
    Antonyms : wane
    Type Of : increase
    Examples :
    • the moon is waxing
  2. go up or advance

    Synonyms : climb, mount, rise
    Antonyms : wane
    Type Of : increase
  3. any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water

    Type Of : lipide, lipoid, lipid
  4. cover with wax

    Type Of : cover
    Examples :
    • wax the car


  1. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

    Synonyms : leery, mistrustful, suspicious, untrusting
  2. marked by keen caution and watchful prudence

    Antonyms : unwary
    Examples :
    • they were wary in their movements
    • a wary glance at the black clouds
    • taught to be wary of strangers


  1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

    Synonyms : ebb, ebbing
    Type Of : decline, diminution
  2. grow smaller

    Synonyms : decline, go down
    Type Of : decrease, lessen, fall, diminish
    Examples :
    • Interest in the project waned
  3. become smaller

    Antonyms : wax
    Type Of : decrease, lessen, fall, diminish
    Examples :
    • Interest in his novels waned
  4. decrease in phase

    Antonyms : wax
    Type Of : lessen, decrease, diminish, fall


  1. do without or cease to hold or adhere to

    Synonyms : dispense with, forego, foreswear, forgo, relinquish
  2. lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime

    Synonyms : forego, forfeit, forgo, give up, throw overboard
    Type Of : abandon


  1. a formal written statement of relinquishment

    Synonyms : discharge, release
    Type Of : relinquishing, relinquishment