1. to a sufficient degree

    Antonyms : insufficiently
    Examples :
    • she was sufficiently fluent in Mandarin


  1. the conversion of bare or cultivated land into forest (originally for the purpose of hunting)

    Type Of : conversion


  1. of a bluish shade of green

    Synonyms : blue-green, bluish green, teal
  2. a primary subtractive color for light; has a blue-green color

    Type Of : blue green, bluish green, teal


  1. a way of organizing business to reduce the taxes it must pay on current earnings

    Synonyms : tax shelter
    Type Of : step-down, reduction, decrease, diminution
  2. the condition of being protected

    Synonyms : protection
    Type Of : security
  3. a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

    Type Of : construction, structure
  4. invest (money) so that it is not taxable

    Type Of : invest, commit, place, put
  5. protective covering that provides protection from the weather

    Type Of : protection, protective cover, protective covering
  6. provide shelter for

    Type Of : furnish, render, supply, provide
    Examples :
    • After the earthquake, the government could not provide shelter for the thousands of homeless people
  7. temporary housing for homeless or displaced persons

    Type Of : lodging, housing, living accommodations


  1. merriment expressed by a brightness or gleam or animation of countenance

    Synonyms : light, sparkle, twinkle
    Type Of : facial expression, expression, face, aspect, look, verve, vitality
    Examples :
    • he had a sparkle in his eye
  2. put in motion or move to act

    Synonyms : activate, actuate, set off, spark off, touch off, trigger, trigger off, trip
    Type Of : pioneer, initiate
  3. emit or produce sparks

    Synonyms : sparkle
    Type Of : give out, emit, give off
    Examples :
    • A high tension wire, brought down by a storm, can continue to spark
  4. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

    Synonyms : arc, discharge, electric arc, electric discharge
    Type Of : electrical conduction
  5. a momentary flash of light

    Synonyms : flicker, glint
    Type Of : flash
  6. Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)

    Synonyms : dame muriel spark, muriel sarah spark, muriel spark
  7. a small but noticeable trace of some quality that might become stronger

    Type Of : tint, trace, suggestion, hint
    Examples :
    • a spark of interest
    • a spark of decency
  8. a small fragment of a burning substance thrown out by burning material or by friction

    Type Of : fragment


  1. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    Synonyms : hold out, resist, stand firm
    Type Of : fight down, fight back, oppose, fight, defend
  2. resist or confront with resistance

    Synonyms : defy, hold, hold up
    Type Of : resist, hold out, stand firm
    Examples :
    • The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear


  1. affect with wonder

    Synonyms : amaze, astound
    Type Of : surprise


  1. immunity from an obligation or duty

    Synonyms : exemption
    Type Of : unsusceptibility, immunity
  2. the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints

    Type Of : state


  1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    Synonyms : effect, event, issue, outcome, result, upshot
    Type Of : phenomenon
    Examples :
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
  2. having important effects or influence

    Synonyms : import, moment
    Antonyms : inconsequence
    Type Of : significance
    Examples :
    • decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself
    • that result is of no consequence
  3. the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

    Synonyms : aftermath
    Type Of : termination, final result, result, resultant, outcome


  1. apt to speak irritably

    Synonyms : snappy
    Examples :
    • a snappish tone of voice