gentility

  1. elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

    Synonyms : breeding, genteelness
    Type Of : elegance

labyrinth

  1. a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium

    Synonyms : inner ear, internal ear
    Type Of : sense organ, receptor, sensory receptor
  2. complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

    Synonyms : maze
    Type Of : system

credence

  1. a kind of sideboard or buffet

    Synonyms : credenza
    Type Of : buffet, sideboard, counter
  2. the mental attitude that something is believable and should be accepted as true

    Synonyms : acceptance
    Type Of : attitude, mental attitude
    Examples :
    • he gave credence to the gossip

peat

  1. partially carbonized vegetable matter saturated with water; can be used as a fuel when dried

    Type Of : humate, vegetable matter

breach

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

    Synonyms : break, go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate
    Type Of : disrespect
  2. a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)

    Synonyms : break, falling out, rift, rupture, severance
    Type Of : breakup, separation, detachment
  3. make an opening or gap in

    Synonyms : gap
    Type Of : open, open up
  4. a failure to perform some promised act or obligation

    Type Of : failure
  5. an opening (especially a gap in a dike or fortification)

    Type Of : gap, opening

incendiarism

  1. malicious burning to destroy property

    Synonyms : arson, fire-raising
    Type Of : burning, combustion

principal

  1. the educator who has executive authority for a school

    Synonyms : head, head teacher, school principal
    Type Of : educator, pedagog, pedagogue
    Examples :
    • she sent unruly pupils to see the principal
  2. the major party to a financial transaction at a stock exchange; buys and sells for his own account

    Synonyms : dealer
    Type Of : financier, moneyman
  3. an actor who plays a principal role

    Synonyms : lead, star
    Type Of : histrion, actor, thespian, role player, player
  4. capital as contrasted with the income derived from it

    Synonyms : corpus, principal sum
    Type Of : capital
  5. most important element

    Synonyms : chief, main, master, primary
    Examples :
    • the principal rivers of America
    • the principal example
  6. (criminal law) any person involved in a criminal offense, regardless of whether the person profits from such involvement

    Type Of : wrongdoer, offender
  7. the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated

    Type Of : debt

phenomenology

  1. a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account

    Type Of : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

congruity

  1. the quality of agreeing; being suitable and appropriate

    Synonyms : congruence, congruousness
    Antonyms : incongruity
    Type Of : harmoniousness, harmony

respectively

  1. in the order given

    Synonyms : severally
    Examples :
    • the brothers were called Felix and Max, respectively