proxy

  1. a person authorized to act for another

    Synonyms : placeholder, procurator
    Type Of : agent
  2. a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting

    Type Of : power of attorney

wily

  1. marked by skill in deception

    Synonyms : crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky
    Examples :
    • a wily old attorney

fray

  1. a noisy fight

    Synonyms : affray, disturbance, ruffle
    Type Of : scrap, combat, fight, fighting
  2. cause friction

    Synonyms : chafe, fret, rub, scratch
    Type Of : contact, meet, touch, adjoin
  3. wear away by rubbing

    Synonyms : frazzle
    Type Of : wear out, break, bust, fall apart, wear
    Examples :
    • The friction frayed the sleeve

crap

  1. obscene terms for feces

    Synonyms : dirt, poop, shit, shite, turd
    Type Of : faeces, bm, feces, fecal matter, dejection, ordure, stool, faecal matter
  2. have a bowel movement

    Synonyms : ca-ca, defecate, make, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit
    Type Of : egest, pass, excrete, eliminate
  3. obscene words for unacceptable behavior

    Synonyms : bull, bullshit, dogshit, horseshit, irish bull, shit
    Type Of : hogwash, buncombe, rot, bunkum, bunk, guff

mayhem

  1. violent and needless disturbance

    Synonyms : havoc
    Type Of : disturbance
  2. the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person

    Type Of : crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking

repartee

  1. adroitness and cleverness in reply

    Type Of : wittiness, humor, humour, wit, witticism

cultivated

  1. marked by refinement in taste and manners

    Synonyms : civilised, civilized, cultured, genteel, polite
    Examples :
    • cultivated speech
  2. no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use

    Examples :
    • cultivated roses
    • cultivated blackberries
  3. (of land or fields) prepared for raising crops by plowing or fertilizing

    Antonyms : uncultivated
    Examples :
    • cultivated land

venom

  1. feeling a need to see others suffer

    Synonyms : malice, maliciousness, spite, spitefulness
    Type Of : malevolence, malignity
  2. toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions)

    Type Of : animal toxin, zootoxin

insect

  1. a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect

    Synonyms : dirt ball, louse, worm
    Type Of : unpleasant person, disagreeable person
  2. small air-breathing arthropod

    Type Of : arthropod

tending

  1. the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

    Synonyms : aid, attention, care
    Type Of : work
  2. (usually followed by `to') naturally disposed toward

    Synonyms : apt, disposed, given, minded