prunes

  1. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things

    Synonyms : cut, rationalise, rationalize
    Type Of : eliminate, extinguish, get rid of, do away with
  2. cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

    Synonyms : clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, snip, trim
    Type Of : thin out
  3. dried plum

    Type Of : dried fruit

mettlesome

  1. willing to face danger

    Synonyms : game, gamey, gamy, gritty, spirited, spunky
  2. having a proud and unbroken spirit

patriotism

  1. love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it

    Synonyms : nationalism
    Type Of : loyalty, trueness
    Examples :
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism

halt

  1. an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

    Synonyms : freeze
    Type Of : pause
    Examples :
    • a halt in the arms race
  2. the state of inactivity following an interruption

    Synonyms : arrest, check, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage
    Type Of : inactivity, inaction, inactiveness
    Examples :
    • during the halt he got some lunch
  3. cause to stop

    Synonyms : arrest, hold
    Type Of : stop
    Examples :
    • halt the presses
  4. stop from happening or developing

    Synonyms : block, kibosh, stop
    Type Of : foreclose, forestall, prevent, preclude, forbid
  5. stop the flow of a liquid

    Synonyms : stanch, staunch, stem
    Type Of : check
  6. come to a halt, stop moving

    Synonyms : stop
  7. the event of something ending

    Synonyms : stop
    Type Of : conclusion, ending, finish
  8. disabled in the feet or legs

    Synonyms : crippled, game, gimpy, halting, lame

daguerreotype

  1. a photograph made by an early photographic process; the image was produced on a silver plate sensitized to iodine and developed in mercury vapor

    Type Of : exposure, photo, photograph, pic, picture

cavalcade

  1. a procession of people traveling on horseback

    Type Of : procession

instantaneous

  1. occurring with no delay

    Synonyms : instant
    Examples :
    • relief was instantaneous

reprisal

  1. a retaliatory action against an enemy in wartime

    Type Of : retaliation, revenge

recourse

  1. something or someone turned to for assistance or security

    Synonyms : refuge, resort
    Type Of : resource
    Examples :
    • his only recourse was the police
  2. act of turning to for assistance

    Synonyms : refuge, resort
    Type Of : aid, assist, assistance, help
    Examples :
    • have recourse to the courts

monitoring

  1. the act of observing something (and sometimes keeping a record of it)

    Type Of : observance, observation, watching
    Examples :
    • the monitoring of enemy communications plays an important role in war times