stringent

  1. demanding strict attention to rules and procedures

    Synonyms : rigorous, tight
    Examples :
    • stringent safety measures

high time

  1. the latest possible moment

    Type Of : time
    Examples :
    • it is high time you went to work

ring

  1. the sound of a bell ringing

    Synonyms : ringing, tintinnabulation
    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • the distinctive ring of the church bell
    • the ringing of the telephone
    • the tintinnabulation that so voluminously swells from the ringing and the dinging of the bells
  2. ring or echo with sound

    Synonyms : echo, resound, reverberate
    Type Of : go, sound
  3. extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle

    Synonyms : border, environ, skirt, surround
    Type Of : adjoin, contact, touch, meet
  4. make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification

    Synonyms : knell
    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • My uncle rings every Sunday at the local church
  5. a toroidal shape

    Synonyms : anchor ring, annulus, doughnut, halo
    Type Of : toroid
    Examples :
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
  6. (chemistry) a chain of atoms in a molecule that forms a closed loop

    Synonyms : closed chain
    Type Of : chemical chain, chain
  7. attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify

    Synonyms : band
    Type Of : attach
    Examples :
    • ring birds
  8. an association of criminals

    Synonyms : gang, mob, pack
    Type Of : association
  9. a rigid circular band of metal or wood or other material used for holding or fastening or hanging or pulling

    Synonyms : hoop
    Type Of : band
  10. sound loudly and sonorously

    Synonyms : peal
    Type Of : sound, go
  11. get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone

    Synonyms : call, call up, phone, telephone
    Type Of : telecommunicate
  12. jewelry consisting of a circlet of precious metal (often set with jewels) worn on the finger

    Synonyms : band
    Type Of : jewellery, jewelry
    Examples :
    • she had rings on every finger
  13. a strip of material attached to the leg of a bird to identify it (as in studies of bird migration)

    Synonyms : band
    Type Of : strip, slip
  14. a characteristic sound

    Type Of : sound
    Examples :
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  15. a platform usually marked off by ropes in which contestants box or wrestle

    Type Of : platform

pontificate

  1. the government of the Roman Catholic Church

    Synonyms : papacy
    Type Of : regime, government, authorities
  2. administer a pontifical office

    Type Of : administrate, administer
  3. talk in a dogmatic and pompous manner

    Type Of : speak, talk
    Examples :
    • The new professor always pontificates

compare

  1. qualities that are comparable

    Synonyms : comparability, comparison, equivalence
    Type Of : alikeness, similitude, likeness
    Examples :
    • beyond compare
  2. consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous

    Synonyms : equate, liken
    Type Of : study, consider
    Examples :
    • We can compare the Han dynasty to the Romans
  3. be comparable

    Type Of : be
    Examples :
    • This car does not compare with our line of Mercedes
  4. examine and note the similarities or differences of

    Type Of : analyse, canvass, examine, analyze, study
    Examples :
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie
  5. to form the comparative or superlative form on an adjective or adverb

    Type Of : inflect

refund

  1. the act of returning money received previously

    Synonyms : repayment
    Type Of : defrayal, payment, defrayment
  2. pay back

    Synonyms : give back, repay, return
    Type Of : pay
    Examples :
    • Please refund me my money
  3. money returned to a payer

    Type Of : payment

propound

  1. put forward, as of an idea

    Type Of : advise, counsel, rede

torrential

  1. pouring in abundance

    Examples :
    • torrential rains
  2. resembling a torrent in force and abundance

    Examples :
    • torrential applause
    • torrential abuse
    • the torrential facility and fecundity characteristic of his style
  3. relating to or resulting from the action of a torrent

    Examples :
    • torrential erosion
    • torrential adaptations seen in some aquatic forms

analogy

  1. the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

    Synonyms : doctrine of analogy
    Type Of : faith, religious belief, religion
  2. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

    Type Of : illation, inference
  3. drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

    Type Of : comparing, comparison
    Examples :
    • the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain
    • the models show by analogy how matter is built up

cilantro

  1. parsley-like herb used as seasoning or garnish

    Synonyms : chinese parsley, coriander
    Type Of : herb
  2. Old World herb with aromatic leaves and seed resembling parsley

    Synonyms : chinese parsley, coriander, coriander plant, coriandrum sativum
    Type Of : herb, herbaceous plant