abet

  1. assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing

    Type Of : assist

bargain

  1. an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each

    Synonyms : deal
    Type Of : agreement, understanding
    Examples :
    • he made a bargain with the devil
  2. negotiate the terms of an exchange

    Synonyms : dicker
    Type Of : talk terms, negociate, negotiate
    Examples :
    • We bargained for a beautiful rug in the bazaar
  3. an advantageous purchase

    Synonyms : buy, steal
    Type Of : purchase
    Examples :
    • she got a bargain at the auction
  4. come to terms; arrive at an agreement

    Type Of : agree

gourmet

  1. a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)

    Synonyms : bon vivant, epicure, epicurean, foodie, gastronome
    Type Of : sensualist

drawbacks

  1. the quality of being a hindrance

    Type Of : disadvantage
    Examples :
    • he pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan

cantankerous

  1. stubbornly obstructive and unwilling to cooperate

    Synonyms : bloody-minded
  2. having a difficult and contrary disposition

    Synonyms : crotchety, ornery
    Examples :
    • a cantankerous and venomous-tongued old lady

unemployment

  1. the state of being unemployed or not having a job

    Antonyms : employment
    Type Of : state
    Examples :
    • unemployment is a serious social evil
    • the rate of unemployment is an indicator of the health of an economy

monument

  1. a burial vault (usually for some famous person)

    Synonyms : repository
    Type Of : sepulchre, burial chamber, sepulcher, sepulture
  2. a structure erected to commemorate persons or events

    Synonyms : memorial
    Type Of : construction, structure
  3. an important site that is marked and preserved as public property

    Type Of : site, land site

ambivalence

  1. mixed feelings or emotions

    Synonyms : ambivalency
    Type Of : feeling

debatable

  1. open to doubt or debate

    Synonyms : problematic, problematical
  2. open to argument or debate

    Synonyms : arguable, disputable, moot
  3. capable of being disproved

    Synonyms : disputable

unremitting

  1. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

    Synonyms : ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing
    Examples :
    • unremitting demands of hunger