enmity

  1. the feeling of a hostile person

    Synonyms : hostility, ill will
    Type Of : hate, hatred
  2. a state of deep-seated ill-will

    Synonyms : antagonism, hostility
    Type Of : state

credible

  1. capable of being believed

    Synonyms : believable
    Antonyms : incredible
    Examples :
    • completely credible testimony
    • credible information
  2. (a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous

    Examples :
    • she was not the...credible fool he expected
  3. appearing to merit belief or acceptance

    Examples :
    • a credible witness

appraisal

  1. a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation)

    Synonyms : estimate, estimation
    Type Of : commercial instrument, commercial document
  2. the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth

    Synonyms : assessment
    Type Of : classification, categorization, categorisation, sorting
  3. an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something

    Type Of : estimate, estimation

intervening

  1. occurring or falling between events or points in time

    Examples :
    • so much had happened during the intervening years

faint

  1. weak and likely to lose consciousness

    Synonyms : light, light-headed, lightheaded, swooning
    Examples :
    • suddenly felt faint from the pain
    • was sick and faint from hunger
  2. deficient in magnitude; barely perceptible; lacking clarity or brightness or loudness etc

    Synonyms : weak
    Examples :
    • a faint outline
    • the wan sun cast faint shadows
    • the faint light of a distant candle
    • a faint hissing sound
    • a faint aroma
  3. lacking conviction or boldness or courage

    Synonyms : faint-hearted, fainthearted, timid
    Examples :
    • faint heart ne'er won fair lady
  4. pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain

    Synonyms : conk, pass out, swoon
    Type Of : zonk out, pass out, black out
  5. lacking strength or vigor

    Synonyms : feeble
    Examples :
    • damning with faint praise
    • faint resistance
  6. lacking clarity or distinctness

    Synonyms : dim, shadowy, vague, wispy
    Examples :
    • only a faint recollection
  7. a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain

    Synonyms : deliquium, swoon, syncope
    Type Of : loss of consciousness
  8. indistinctly understood or felt or perceived

    Examples :
    • a faint clue to the origin of the mystery
    • haven't the faintest idea

venus

  1. type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shells

    Synonyms : genus venus
    Type Of : mollusk genus
  2. goddess of love; counterpart of Greek Aphrodite

    Synonyms : urania
  3. the second nearest planet to the sun; it is peculiar in that its rotation is slow and retrograde (in the opposite sense of the Earth and all other planets except Uranus); it is visible from Earth as an early `morning star' or an `evening star'

dementia

  1. mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

    Synonyms : dementedness
    Type Of : insanity

van

  1. the leading units moving at the head of an army

    Synonyms : vanguard
    Type Of : army unit
  2. any creative group active in the innovation and application of new concepts and techniques in a given field (especially in the arts)

    Synonyms : avant-garde, new wave, vanguard
    Type Of : artistic movement, art movement
  3. a camper equipped with living quarters

    Synonyms : caravan
    Type Of : camping bus, motor home, camper
  4. a truck with an enclosed cargo space

    Type Of : truck, motortruck
  5. (Great Britain) a closed railroad car that carries baggage or freight

    Type Of : railcar, railroad car, railway car, car

demolished

  1. torn down and broken up

    Synonyms : dismantled, razed

flatter

  1. praise somewhat dishonestly

    Synonyms : blandish
    Antonyms : disparage
    Type Of : praise