Near rhymes dictionary


List of near rhymes for the word: lives


Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
AvesAve(ornithology) the class of birds
AvesAves(ornithology) the class of birds
AvsAvthe eleventh month of the civil year; the fifth month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in July and August)
beevesbeefcattle that are reared for their meat
bravesbravepeople who are brave; "the home of the free and the brave"
brevesbrevea diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound
calvescalfyoung of domestic cattle
calvescalvebirth; "the whales calve at this time of year"
cavescafea small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
cavescavea geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
chiveschivecylindrical leaves used fresh as a mild onion-flavored seasoning
civesciveperennial having hollow cylindrical leaves used for seasoning
cleavescleavecome or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
clevesclefa musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
clovesclovespice from dried unopened flower bud of the clove tree; used whole or ground
covescovea small inlet
cravescraveplead or ask for earnestly
deavesdeafpeople who have severe hearing impairments; "many of the deaf use sign language"
divesdivea steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
dovesdoveany of numerous small pigeons
drivesdrivethe act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
drovesdrovea stonemason's chisel with a broad edge for dressing stone
eaveseavethe overhang at the lower edge of a roof
EavesEavesthe overhang at the lower edge of a roof
eveseve(Old Testament) Adam's wife in Judeo-Christian mythology: the first woman and mother of the human race; God created Eve from Adam's rib and placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden
fauvesfauvea member of a group of French painters who followed fauvism
fivesfifea game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls
fivesfivea game resembling handball; played on a court with a front wall and two side walls
givesgivethe elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
glovesglovethe handwear used by fielders in playing baseball
GravesGrafEnglish writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
gravesgraveEnglish writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
GravesGravesEnglish writer known for his interest in mythology and in the classics (1895-1985)
greavesgreavethe residue that remains after animal fat has been rendered
grievesgriefsomething that causes great unhappiness; "her death was a great grief to John"
grievesgrievefeel grief
groovesgroovea settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut"
grovesgroveUnited States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)
GrovesGrovesUnited States general who served as military director of the atomic bomb project (1896-1970)
halveshalfone of two equal parts of a divisible whole; "half a loaf"; "half an hour"; "a century and one half"
halveshalvedivide by two; divide into halves; "Halve the cake"
haveshavea person who possesses great material wealth
heavesheavea chronic emphysema of the horse that causes difficult expiration and heaving of the flanks
hiveshivean itchy skin eruption characterized by weals with pale interiors and well-defined red margins; usually the result of an allergic response to insect bites or food or drugs
hooveshoofthe foot of an ungulate mammal
IvesIvesUnited States lithographer who (with his partner Nathaniel Currier) produced thousands of prints signed `Currier & Ives' (1824-1895)
IVsIVadministration of nutrients through a vein
jivesjivea style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
knavesknaveone of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
knivesknifeedge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
laveslavewash one's face and hands; "She freshened up in the bathroom"
lavslava room or building equipped with one or more toilets
leavesleafhinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
leavesleavethe act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"
liveslifeliving things collectively; "the oceans are teeming with life"
liveslivehave firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"
loavesloafa quantity of food (other than bread) formed in a particular shape; "meat loaf"; "sugar loaf"; "a loaf of cheese"
loveslovesexual activities (often including sexual intercourse) between two people; "his lovemaking disgusted her"; "he hadn't had any love in months"; "he has a very complicated love life"
mauvesmauvea moderate purple
movesmovethe act of deciding to do something; "he didn't make a move to help"; "his first move was to hire a lawyer"
naivesnaifa naive or inexperienced person
naivesnaivenot initiated; deficient in relevant experience; "it seemed a bizarre ceremony to uninitiated western eyes"; "he took part in the experiment as a naive subject"
navesnavethe central area of a church
oavesoafan awkward stupid person
pavespavea setting with precious stones so closely set that no metal shows
peevespeevean annoyed or irritated mood
poovespoofoffensive term for an openly homosexual man
poovespooveoffensive term for an openly homosexual man
ravesravean extravagantly enthusiastic review; "he gave it a rave"
reavesreavesteal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
reevesreefone of several strips across a sail that can be taken in or rolled up to lessen the area of the sail that is exposed to the wind
reevesreevefemale ruff
revsrevrate of revolution of a motor; "the engine was doing 6000 revs"
rivesrifeexcessively abundant
rivesriveseparate or cut with a tool, such as a sharp instrument; "cleave the bone"
rovesrovemove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"
salvessalveanything that remedies or heals or soothes; "he needed a salve for his conscience"
savessafecontraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse
savessave(sports) the act of preventing the opposition from scoring; "the goalie made a brilliant save"; "the relief pitcher got credit for a save"
shavesshavethe act of removing hair with a razor
sheavessheafa package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
shivsshiva knife used as a weapon
shovesshovethe act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); "he gave the door a shove"
shrivesshrivegrant remission of a sin to; "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Mary's"
sievessievea strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
skivesskiveremove the surface of; "skive leather"
slavesslavea person who is owned by someone
SlavsSlavany member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
sleevessleevethe part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
SoavesSoavedry white Italian wine from Verona
spivsspiva person without employment who makes money by various dubious schemes; goes about smartly dressed and having a good time
stavesstaffa strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"
stavesstavea crosspiece between the legs of a chair
stovesstoveany heating apparatus
strivesstrifebitter conflict; heated often violent dissension
strivesstriveto exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
thievesthiefa criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
thievesthievetake by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
thrivesthrivegrow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
travestravea horizontal beam that extends across something
trovestrovetreasure of unknown ownership found hidden (usually in the earth)
waiveswaifa homeless child especially one forsaken or orphaned; "street children beg or steal in order to survive"
waiveswaivelose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
waveswavea movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
weavesweavepattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
wiveswifea married woman; a man's partner in marriage
wiveswiveprovide with a wife; marry (someone) to a wife

Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
abovesabovean earlier section of a written text; "for instructions refer to the above"
achievesachieveto gain with effort; "she achieved her goal despite setbacks"
activesactivea person who is a participating member of an organization; "the club issues a list of members, both the actives and the retirees"
agavesagavetropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
aggrievesaggrievecause to feel sorrow; "his behavior grieves his mother"
airwavesairwavemedium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"
alcovesalcovea small recess opening off a larger room
approvesapprovejudge to be right or commendable; think well of
archivesarchivecollection of records especially about an institution
ArgivesArgivea native or inhabitant of the city of Argos
arrivesarrivereach a destination; arrive by movement or progress; "She arrived home at 7 o'clock"; "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"
beehivesbeehivea man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
behalvesbehalfas the agent of or on someone's part (usually expressed as "on behalf of" rather than "in behalf of"); "the guardian signed the contract on behalf of the minor child"; "this letter is written on behalf of my client";
behavesbehavebehave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
behoovesbehoovebe appropriate or necessary; "It behooves us to reflect on this matter"
behovesbehovebe appropriate or necessary; "It behooves us to reflect on this matter"
believesbelieveaccept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"
bereavesbereavedeprive through death
brainwavesbrainwavethe clear (and often sudden) understanding of a complex situation
broadleavesbroadleafhaving relatively broad rather than needlelike or scalelike leaves
burgravesburgravethe military governor of a German town in the 12th and 13th centuries
captivescaptivean animal that is confined
commovescommovechange the arrangement or position of
conceivesconceivebecome pregnant; undergo conception; "She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"
conclavesconclavea confidential or secret meeting
connivesconniveform intrigues (for) in an underhand manner
contrivescontrivecome up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; "excogitate a way to measure the speed of light"
cookstovescookstovea stove for cooking (especially a wood- or coal-burning kitchen stove)
cursivescursiverapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
dativesdativethe category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
deceivesdeceivecause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"
depravesdepravecorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
deprivesdeprivetake away
derivesderivedevelop or evolve from a latent or potential state
disprovesdisproveprove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
drawknivesdrawknifea woodworker's knife to shave surfaces
drawshavesdrawshavea woodworker's knife to shave surfaces
enclavesenclavean enclosed territory that is culturally distinct from the foreign territory that surrounds it
endivesendivevariety of endive having leaves with irregular frilled edges
engravesengravecarve, cut, or etch into a material or surface; "engrave a pen"; "engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's"; "the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree"
enslavesenslavemake a slave of; bring into servitude
ex-wivesex-wifea woman who was formerly a particular man's wife; "all his exes live in Texas"
fishwivesfishwifesomeone who sells fish
flagstavesflagstaffa tall staff or pole on which a flag is raised
flyleavesflyleafa blank leaf in the front or back of a book
forgivesforgivestop blaming or grant forgiveness; "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
foxglovesfoxgloveany of several plants of the genus Digitalis
half-liveshalf-lifethe time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)
HargreavesHargreavesEnglish inventor of the spinning jenny (1720-1778)
improvesimproveget better; "The weather improved toward evening"
inweavesinweaveweave together into a fabric or design
jackknivesjackknifea dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out
kerchieveskerchiefa square scarf that is folded into a triangle and worn over the head or about the neck
khediveskhediveone of the Turkish viceroys who ruled Egypt between 1867 and 1914
landgraveslandgravea count who had jurisdiction over a large territory in medieval Germany
lowliveslowlifea person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
MaldivesMaldivesa group of about 1,200 small coral islands (about 220 inhabited) in the Indian ocean
mangrovesmangrovea tropical tree or shrub bearing fruit that germinates while still on the tree and having numerous prop roots that eventually form an impenetrable mass and are important in land building
margravesmargravea German nobleman ranking above a count (corresponding in rank to a British marquess)
meatloavesmeatloafa baked loaf of ground meat
midwivesmidwifea woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
misgivesmisgivesuggest fear or doubt; "Her heart misgave her that she had acted inexcusably"
missivesmissivea written message addressed to a person or organization; "mailed an indignant letter to the editor"
MohavesMohavethe Yuman language spoken by the Mohave
MojavesMojavethe Yuman language spoken by the Mohave
motivesmotifa design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
motivesmotivethe psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behavior; "we did not understand his motivation"; "he acted with the best of motives"
nativesnativeindigenous plants and animals
octavesoctavea rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
ogivesogivefront consisting of the conical head of a missile or rocket that protects the payload from heat during its passage through the atmosphere
oldwivesoldwifea common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States
olivesolivea yellow-green color of low brightness and saturation
outbravesoutbravebe braver than
outlivesoutlivelive longer than; "She outlived her husband by many years"
palsgravespalsgrave(Middle Ages) the lord of a palatinate who exercised sovereign powers over his lands
passivespassivethe voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is the recipient (not the source) of the action denoted by the verb; "`The ball was thrown by the boy' uses the passive voice"; "`The ball was thrown' is an abbreviated passive"
penknivespenknifea small pocketknife; originally used to cut quill pens
perceivesperceivebecome conscious of; "She finally perceived the futility of her protest"
plosivesplosivea consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
provesproveestablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
receivesreceiveconvert into sounds or pictures; "receive the incoming radio signals"
relievesreliefthe act of reducing something unpleasant (as pain or annoyance); "he asked the nurse for relief from the constant pain"
relievesrelieveprovide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
relivesreliveexperience again, often in the imagination; "He relived the horrors of war"
removesremovedegree of figurative distance or separation; "just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy";
reprievesreprievethe act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment
reprovesreprovetake to task; "He admonished the child for his bad behavior"
retrievesretrieverecall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
revivesrevivereturn to consciousness; "The patient came to quickly"; "She revived after the doctor gave her an injection"
ringdovesringdoveEurasian pigeon with white patches on wings and neck
shinleavesshinleafNorth American evergreen with small pinkish bell-shaped flowers and oblong leaves used formerly for shinplasters
shirtsleevesshirtsleevenot wearing a jacket; "in your shirtsleeves" means you are not wearing anything over your shirt; "in hot weather they dined in their shirtsleeves"
stativesstative( used of verbs (e.g. `be' or `own') and most participial adjectives) expressing existence or a state rather than an action
survivessurvivesupport oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
truelovestruelovea person loved by another person
unlivesunlivelive so as to annul some previous behavior; "You can never live this down!"
unweavesunweaveundo strands that have been woven together

Rhymes with 3 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
ablativesablativethe case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
abrasivesabrasivea substance that abrades or wears down
additivesadditivesomething added to enhance food or gasoline or paint or medicine
adhesivesadhesivea substance that unites or bonds surfaces together
adjectivesadjectivethe word class that qualifies nouns
adventivesadventivenot native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized; "an adventive weed"
afterlivesafterlifelife after death
alewivesalewifeshad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus
apperceivesapperceiveperceive in terms of a past experience
architravesarchitravethe lowest part of an entablature; rests immediately on the capitals of the columns
auditivesauditiveof or relating to the process of hearing; "auditory processing"; "an audile person"
autoclavesautoclavea device for heating substances above their boiling point; used to manufacture chemicals or to sterilize surgical instruments
cloverleavescloverleafan interchange that does not require left-hand turns
collectivescollectivemembers of a cooperative enterprise
compulsivescompulsivea person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things
conjunctivesconjunctivean uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
connectivesconnectivean instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"
consumptivesconsumptivea person with pulmonary tuberculosis
correctivescorrectivea device for treating injury or disease
corrosivescorrosivea substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali)
countermovescountermovean attack by a defending force against an attacking enemy force in order to regain lost ground or cut off enemy advance units etc.
curativescurativea medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
defectivesdefectivenot working properly; "a bad telephone connection"; "a defective appliance"
defensivesdefensivean attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
depressivesdepressivesomeone suffering psychological depression
detectivesdetectivea police officer who investigates crimes
detersivesdetersivehaving cleansing power
directivesdirectivea pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity; "the boss loves to send us directives"
disapprovesdisapproveconsider bad or wrong
disbelievesdisbeliefdoubt about the truth of something
disbelievesdisbelievereject as false; refuse to accept
durativesdurativethe aspect of a verb that expresses its duration
electiveselectivea course that the student can select from among alternatives
exclusivesexclusivea news report that is reported first by one news organization; "he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"
expletivesexpletiveprofane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"
explosivesexplosivea chemical substance that undergoes a rapid chemical change (with the production of gas) on being heated or struck
fixativesfixativea varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging
fricativesfricativea continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
fugitivesfugitivesomeone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice
genitivesgenitivethe case expressing ownership
handkerchieveshandkerchiefa square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
illativesillativeexpressing or preceding an inference; "`therefore' is an illative word"
incentivesincentivea positive motivational influence
inchoativesinchoativeaspect with regard to the beginning of the action of the verb
intensivesintensivea modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"
interleavesinterleafa blank leaf inserted between the leaves of a book
interleavesinterleaveintersperse alternately, as of protective covers for book illustrations
interweavesinterweaveinterlace by or as if by weaving
intrusivesintrusivetending to intrude (especially upon privacy); "she felt her presence there was intrusive"
invectivesinvectiveabusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
JugoslavsJugoslava native or inhabitant of Yugoslavia
ladylovesladylovea woman who is a man's sweetheart
laxativeslaxativea mild cathartic
leatherleavesleatherleafnorth temperate bog shrub with evergreen leathery leaves and small white cylindrical flowers
leitmotivsleitmotiva melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation (as in Wagner's operas)
liverleavesliverleafany of several plants of the genus Hepatica having three-lobed leaves and white or pinkish flowers in early spring; of moist and mossy subalpine woodland areas of north temperate regions
locativeslocativethe semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb
microwavesmicrowavekitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
misbehavesmisbehavebehave badly; "The children misbehaved all morning"
misbelievesmisbelievehold a false or unorthodox belief
misconceivesmisconceiveinterpret in the wrong way; "Don't misinterpret my comments as criticism"; "She misconstrued my remarks"
misperceivesmisperceiveperceive incorrectly
narrativesnarrativea message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
neckerchievesneckerchiefa kerchief worn around the neck
negativesnegativea piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed
nonelectivesnonelectivefilled by appointment rather than by election; "a nonelective office"
nonexplosivesnonexplosivenot explosive; "nonexplosive gases"; "a nonexplosive fuel"
nonnativesnonnativeof plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing
nosedivesnosedivea steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
objectivesobjectivethe lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
obsessivesobsessivea person who has obsessions
obstructivesobstructivepreventing movement; "the clogging crowds of revelers overflowing into the street"
offensivesoffensivethe action of attacking an enemy
optativesoptativea mood (as in Greek or Sanskrit) that expresses a wish or hope; expressed in English by modal verbs
overdrivesoverdrivea high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
paperknivespaperknifedull knife used to cut open the envelopes in which letters are mailed or to slit uncut pages of books
partitivespartitiveword (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
perfectivesperfectivethe aspect of a verb that expresses a completed action
perspectivesperspectivethe appearance of things relative to one another as determined by their distance from the viewer
pikestavespikestaffthe staff of a pike
pocketknivespocketknifea knife with a blade that folds into the handle; suitable for carrying in the pocket
positivespositivea film showing a photographic image whose tones correspond to those of the original subject
possessivespossessivethe case expressing ownership
preconceivespreconceiveconceive beforehand; "a preconceived notion"
preventivespreventivean agent or device intended to prevent conception
primitivesprimitivea word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms; "`pick' is the primitive from which `picket' is derived"
ProgressivesProgressivea person who favors a political philosophy of progress and reform and the protection of civil liberties
prospectivesprospectiveof or concerned with or related to the future; "prospective earnings"; "a prospective mother"; "a prospective bride"; "the statute is solely prospective in operation"
protectivesprotective(usually followed by `of') solicitously caring or mindful; "protective of his reputation"
purgativespurgativea purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
quarterstavesquarterstaffa long stout staff used as a weapon
recessivesrecessivean allele that produces its characteristic phenotype only when its paired allele is identical
reflexivesreflexivea personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
relativesrelativean animal or plant that bears a relationship to another (as related by common descent or by membership in the same genus)
restrictivesrestrictive(of tariff) protective of national interests by restricting imports
sedativessedativea drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
semibrevessemibrevea musical note having the longest time value (equal to four beats in common time)
sensitivessensitivesomeone who serves as an intermediary between the living and the dead; "he consulted several mediums"
siccativessiccativea substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
spokeshavesspokeshavea small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)
subjectivessubjectiveof a mental act performed entirely within the mind; "a cognition is an immanent act of mind"
subjunctivessubjunctivea mood that represents an act or state (not as a fact but) as contingent or possible
substantivessubstantiveany word or group of words functioning as a noun
subversivessubversivea radical supporter of political or social revolution
sugarloavessugarloafa large conical loaf of concentrated refined sugar
tentativestentativeunder terms not final or fully worked out or agreed upon; "probationary employees"; "a provisional government"; "just a tentative schedule"
transitivestransitivea verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
turtledovesturtledoveany of several Old World wild doves
unbelievesunbeliefa rejection of belief
undeceivesundeceivefree from deception or illusion
vocativesvocativethe case (in some inflected languages) used when the referent of the noun is being addressed
vomitivesvomitivea medicine that induces nausea and vomiting
YugoslavsYugoslava native or inhabitant of Yugoslavia

Rhymes with 4 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
accusativesaccusativethe case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
adversativesadversativeexpressing antithesis or opposition; "the adversative conjunction `but' in `poor but happy'"
affirmativesaffirmativea reply of affirmation; "he answered in the affirmative"
affricativesaffricativea composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point (as `ch' in `chair' and `j' in `joy')
alternativesalternativeone of a number of things from which only one can be chosen; "what option did I have?"; "there no other alternative"; "my only choice is to refuse"
antitussivesantitussiveany medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
appellativesappellativeidentifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
appositivesappositiverelating to or being in apposition; "an appositive noun"
attributivesattributiveof adjectives; placed before the nouns they modify; "`red' is an attributive adjective in `a red apple'"
carminativescarminativemedication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
comparativescomparativethe comparative form of an adjective or adverb; "`faster' is the comparative of the adjective `fast'"; "`less famous' is the comparative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`more surely' is the comparative of the adverb `surely'"
comprehensivescomprehensivean intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge; "she took her comps in English literature"
conservativesconservativea person who is reluctant to accept changes and new ideas
contemplativescontemplativea person devoted to the contemplative life
contraceptivescontraceptivean agent or device intended to prevent conception
cooperativescooperativea jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
copulativescopulativean equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
correlativescorrelativeeither of two or more related or complementary variables
demonstrativesdemonstrativea pronoun that points out an intended referent
derivativesderivativethe result of mathematical differentiation; the instantaneous change of one quantity relative to another; df(x)/dx
diminutivesdiminutivea word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
disincentivesdisincentivea negative motivational influence
executivesexecutivepersons who administer the law
hyperactiveshyperactivemore active than normal; "a hyperactive child"
hypertensiveshypertensivea person who has abnormally high blood pressure
hypotensiveshypotensivea person who has abnormally low blood pressure
imperativesimperativesome duty that is essential and urgent
imperfectivesimperfectiveaspect without regard to the beginning or completion of the action of the verb
indicativesindicativea mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
infinitivesinfinitivethe uninflected form of the verb
initiativesinitiativethe first of a series of actions
intransitivesintransitivea verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
kalashnikovskalashnikova type of submachine gun made in Russia
locomotiveslocomotivea wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
nominativesnominativethe category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
nonprogressivesnonprogressiveold-fashioned and out of date
normotensivesnormotensivehaving normal blood pressure
operativesoperativesomeone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
overachievesoverachieveperform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected; "His daughter always overachieves"
palliativespalliativeremedy that alleviates pain without curing
pejorativespejorativeexpressing disapproval; "dyslogistic terms like `nitwit' and `scalawag'"
postpositivespostpositive(of a modifier) placed after another word
preparativespreparativepreceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps"
prerogativesprerogativea right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right); "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"
preservativespreservativea chemical compound that is added to protect against decay or decomposition
preventativespreventativean agent or device intended to prevent conception
recitativesrecitativea vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
reiterativesreiterativemarked by iteration
restorativesrestorativea device for treating injury or disease
retrospectivesretrospectivean exhibition of a representative selection of an artist's life work
superlativessuperlativethe superlative form of an adjective or adverb; "`fastest' is the superlative of the adjective `fast'"; "`least famous' is the superlative degree of the adjective `famous'"; "`most surely' is the superlative of the adverb `surely'"
suppurativessuppurativerelating to or characterized by suppuration
underachievesunderachieveperform less well or with less success than expected; "John consistently underachieves, although he is very able"; "My stocks underperformed last year"

Rhymes with 5 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
collaborativescollaborativeaccomplished by collaboration; "collaborative research"
continuativescontinuativean uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
counteroffensivescounteroffensivea large scale offensive (more than a counterattack) undertaken by a defending force to seize the initiative from an attacking force
determinativesdeterminativea determining or causal element or factor; "education is an important determinant of one's outlook on life"
frequentativesfrequentativea verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
interrogativesinterrogativea sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
RepresentativesRepresentativean item of information that is typical of a class or group; "this patient provides a typical example of the syndrome"; "there is an example on page 10"

Rhymes with 6 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
antihypertensivesantihypertensivea drug that reduces high blood pressure
neoconservativesneoconservativea conservative who subscribes to neoconservatism

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