lubricant

  1. a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery

    Synonyms : lube, lubricating substance, lubricator
    Type Of : substance

paraphernalia

  1. equipment consisting of miscellaneous articles needed for a particular operation or sport etc.

    Synonyms : appurtenance, gear
    Type Of : equipment

dashed

  1. having gaps or spaces

    Synonyms : dotted

exponent

  1. a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

    Synonyms : advocate, advocator, proponent
    Type Of : soul, someone, somebody, individual, person, mortal
  2. a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself

    Synonyms : index, power
    Type Of : mathematical notation
  3. someone who expounds and interprets or explains

    Type Of : intellectual, intellect

vespa

  1. type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets

    Synonyms : genus vespa
    Type Of : arthropod genus

ascension

  1. a movement upward

    Synonyms : ascent, rise, rising
    Type Of : change of location, travel
  2. (Christianity) celebration of the Ascension of Christ into heaven; observed on the 40th day after Easter

    Synonyms : ascension day, ascension of the lord
    Type Of : holy day of obligation
  3. (New Testament) the rising of the body of Jesus into heaven on the 40th day after his Resurrection

    Synonyms : ascension of christ
  4. the act of changing location in an upward direction

    Synonyms : ascending, ascent, rise
    Type Of : move, movement, motion
  5. (astronomy) the rising of a star above the horizon

    Type Of : travel, change of location

brook

  1. put up with something or somebody unpleasant

    Synonyms : abide, bear, digest, endure, put up, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, tolerate
    Type Of : allow, countenance, permit, let
  2. a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)

    Synonyms : creek
    Type Of : watercourse, stream

dishearten

  1. take away the enthusiasm of

    Synonyms : put off
    Antonyms : hearten
    Type Of : discourage

spurious

  1. plausible but false

    Synonyms : specious
    Examples :
    • spurious inferences
  2. born out of wedlock

    Synonyms : bastardly, misbegot, misbegotten
    Examples :
    • the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring
  3. false or fake; not what it appears to be

    Synonyms : inauthentic, unauthentic
    Examples :
    • a spurious work of art
  4. ostensibly valid, but not actually valid

    Examples :
    • a spurious argument

broach

  1. bring up a topic for discussion

    Synonyms : initiate
    Type Of : discuss, hash out, talk over
  2. a decorative pin worn by women

    Synonyms : breastpin, brooch
    Type Of : pin