Near rhymes dictionary


List of near rhymes for the word: needs


Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
addsadda condition (mostly in boys) characterized by behavioral and learning disorders
adsada public promotion of some product or service
adzadzan edge tool used to cut and shape wood
AedesAedesyellow-fever mosquitos
aidesaide(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
AidesAides(Greek mythology) the god of the underworld in ancient mythology; brother of Zeus and husband of Persephone
aidsaida serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
AIDSAIDSa serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
badsbadthat which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency; "take the bad with the good"
baudsbaud(computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems
bawdsbawda woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money
beadsbeadseveral beads threaded together on a string
bedsbeda piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep; "he sat on the edge of the bed"; "the room had only a bed and chair"
bidesbidedwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
bidsbidan attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
bladesbladethe flat part of a tool or weapon that (usually) has a cutting edge
bleedsbleedlose blood from one's body
bloodsbloodtemperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"
bodesbodeindicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"
bodsbodalternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
bradsbrada small nail
braidsbraidtrimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
breadsbreadfood made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
breedsbreeda special type; "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"
bridesbridea woman who has recently been married
broadsbroadslang term for a woman; "a broad is a woman who can throw a mean punch"
broodsbroodthe young of an animal cared for at one time
budsbuda partially opened flower
cadscadsoftware used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
cedescederelinquish possession or control over; "The squatters had to surrender the building after the police moved in"
chadschada family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
chideschidecensure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
cladescladea group of biological taxa or species that share features inherited from a common ancestor
clodscloda compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
cloudsclouda group of many things in the air or on the ground; "a swarm of insects obscured the light"; "clouds of blossoms"; "it discharged a cloud of spores"
ClydesClydea river in western Scotland that flows from the southern uplands into the Firth of Clyde; navigable by oceangoing vessels as far as Glasgow
codescodea coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy
codscodmajor food fish of Arctic and cold-temperate waters
creedscreedany system of principles or beliefs
crowdscrowda large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"
crudescrudea dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons
crudscrudan ill-defined bodily ailment; "he said he had the crud and needed a doctor"
cudscuda wad of something chewable as tobacco
dadsdadan informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk
deadsdeadpeople who are no longer living; "they buried the dead"
deedsdeedperformance of moral or religious acts; "salvation by deeds"; "the reward for good works"
dreadsdreadfearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
DruidsDruida pre-Christian priest among the Celts of ancient Gaul and Britain and Ireland
dudesdudea man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
dudsdudinformal terms for clothing
fadesfadegradually ceasing to be visible
fadsfadan interest followed with exaggerated zeal; "he always follows the latest fads"; "it was all the rage that season"
fedsfedthe central bank of the United States; incorporates 12 Federal Reserve branch banks and all national banks and state-chartered commercial banks and some trust companies; "the Fed seeks to control the United States economy by raising and lowering short-term interest rates and the money supply"
feedsfeedfood for domestic livestock
feudsfeuda bitter quarrel between two parties
floodsflooda large flow
fluidsfluidcontinuous amorphous matter that tends to flow and to conform to the outline of its container: a liquid or a gas
foodsfoodany substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue
fraudsfraudsomething intended to deceive; deliberate trickery intended to gain an advantage
gadsgada sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward; "cowboys know not to squat with their spurs on"
gaudsgaudcheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
gladesgladea tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
gladsgladany of numerous plants of the genus Gladiolus native chiefly to tropical and South Africa having sword-shaped leaves and one-sided spikes of brightly colored funnel-shaped flowers; widely cultivated
glidesglidethe activity of flying a glider
goadsgoada pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
godsgoda material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
goodsgoodarticles of commerce
gradesgradea variety of cattle produced by crossbreeding with a superior breed
gradsgrada person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
greedsgreedreprehensible acquisitiveness; insatiable desire for wealth (personified as one of the deadly sins)
gridsgrida cooking utensil of parallel metal bars; used to grill fish or meat
guidesguidea structure or marking that serves to direct the motion or positioning of something
HadesHades(religion) the world of the dead; "No one goes to Hades with all his immense wealth"-Theognis
headsheadoral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"
heedsheedpaying particular notice (as to children or helpless people); "his attentiveness to her wishes"; "he spends without heed to the consequences"
hideshidebody covering of a living animal
hodshodan open box attached to a long pole handle; bricks or mortar are carried on the shoulder
hoodshood(zoology) an expandable part or marking that resembles a hood on the head or neck of an animal
hyoidshyoida U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
idesidein the Roman calendar: the 15th of March or May or July or October or the 13th of any other month
IDsID(psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity
jadesjadean old or over-worked horse
kidskidyoung goat
kneadskneadmanually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
ladesladefill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
ladslada male child (a familiar term of address to a boy)
laudslaudpraise, glorify, or honor; "extol the virtues of one's children"; "glorify one's spouse's cooking"
leadsleadthe playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
LEDsLEDdiode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used
LeedsLeedsa city on the River Aire in West Yorkshire in northern England; a center of the clothing industry
lidslidheaddress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
loadsloada large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
lodeslodea deposit of valuable ore occurring within definite boundaries separating it from surrounding rocks
lodzlodza large city of central Poland
madsmadroused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark"
maidsmaidan unmarried girl (especially a virgin)
meadsmeadmade of fermented honey and water
medsmeda master's degree in education
meedsmeeda fitting reward
midsmidused in combination to denote the middle; "midmorning"; "midsummer"; "in mid-1958"; "a mid-June wedding"
modesmodehow something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
modsmoda youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters
ModsModsa youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters
moodsmooda characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling; "whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
mudsmudslanderous remarks or charges
needsneedin such a manner as could not be otherwise; "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"
needsneedsin such a manner as could not be otherwise; "it is necessarily so"; "we must needs by objective"
nodesnode(computer science) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
nodsnodthe act of nodding the head
NSAIDsNSAIDan anti-inflammatory drug that does not contain steroids; "NSAIDs inhibit the activity of both Cox-1 and Cox-2 enzymes"
nudesnudea painting of a naked human figure
oddsoddsthe likelihood of a thing occurring rather than not occurring
odesodea lyric poem with complex stanza forms
ODsODthe right eye
padspadthe fleshy cushion-like underside of an animal's foot or of a human's finger
plaidsplaida cloth having a crisscross design
pleadspleadappeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop"
plodsplodthe act of walking with a slow heavy gait; "I could recognize his plod anywhere"
podspoda detachable container of fuel on an airplane
poodspooda Russian unit of weight equal to approximately 36 pounds
pridesprideunreasonable and inordinate self-esteem (personified as one of the deadly sins)
prodsproda pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
prudesprudea person excessively concerned about propriety and decorum
pseudspseuda person who makes deceitful pretenses
pudspud(British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
quadsquada rectangular area surrounded on all sides by buildings
quidsquida wad of something chewable as tobacco
radsradthe unit of plane angle adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites; equal to the angle at the center of a circle subtended by an arc equal in length to the radius (approximately 57.295 degrees)
raidsraidan attempt by speculators to defraud investors
readsreadsomething that is read; "the article was a very good read"
redsredred color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
reedsreeda musical instrument that sounds by means of a vibrating reed
RhodesRhodesa Greek island in the southeast Aegean Sea 10 miles off the Turkish coast; the largest of the Dodecanese; it was colonized before 1000 BC by Dorians from Argos; site of the Colossus of Rhodes
ridesridea journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
ridsridrelieve from; "Rid the house of pests"
roadsroada partly sheltered anchorage
rodsrodany rod-shaped bacterium
roodsroodrepresentation of the cross on which Jesus died
ruddsruddEuropean freshwater fish resembling the roach
sadessadbad; unfortunate; "my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
sadessadeFrench soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
scadsscada large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
schrodsschrodyoung Atlantic cod or haddock especially one split and boned for cooking
screedsscreedan accurately levelled strip of material placed on a wall or floor as guide for the even application of plaster or concrete
scrodsscrodyoung Atlantic cod or haddock especially one split and boned for cooking
scudsscudthe act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale)
seedsseedthe thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
shadesshadespectacles that are darkened or polarized to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun; "he was wearing a pair of mirrored shades"
shadsshadherring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
shedsshedan outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
shredsshreda small piece of cloth or paper
shroudsshroudburial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
sidessidean extended outer surface of an object; "he turned the box over to examine the bottom side"; "they painted all four sides of the house"
sidssidssudden and unexpected death of an apparently healthy infant during sleep
skidsskidan unexpected slide
sledssleda vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
slidesslidethe act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it; "his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill"; "the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope"
sneadssneadUnited States golfer known for the graceful arc of his swing (1912-2002)
snidessnideexpressive of contempt; "curled his lip in a supercilious smile"; "spoke in a sneering jeering manner"; "makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one"
snoodssnoodan ornamental net in the shape of a bag that confines a woman's hair; pins or ties at the back of the head
sodssodsurface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
spadesspadea sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot
speedsspeedchanging location rapidly
spodesspodea brand of fine English porcelain
spreadsspreadact of extending over a wider scope or expanse of space or time
spudsspuda sharp hand shovel for digging out roots and weeds
squadssquada small squad of policemen trained to deal with a particular kind of crime
squidssquidwidely distributed fast-moving ten-armed cephalopod mollusk having a long tapered body with triangular tail fins
steadssteadthe post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"
steedssteed(literary) a spirited horse for state or war
StradsStrada violin made by Antonio Stradivari or a member of his family
stridesstridesignificant progress (especially in the phrase "make strides"); "they made big strides in productivity"
studsstudpoker in which each player receives hole cards and the remainder are dealt face up; bets are placed after each card is dealt
sudssuda dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces)
sudssudsa dysphemism for beer (especially for lager that effervesces)
suedessuedea fabric made to resemble suede leather
swadsswada bunch; "a thick swad of plants"
SwedesSwedethe large yellow root of a rutabaga plant used as food
tadstada slight amount or degree of difference; "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"
threadsthreadinformal terms for clothing
thudsthuda heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
tidestidethe periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
toadstoadany of various tailless stout-bodied amphibians with long hind limbs for leaping; semiaquatic and terrestrial species
todstoda unit of weight for wool equal to about 28 pounds
tradestradtraditional jazz as revived in the 1950s
tradestradethe skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
treadstreada step in walking or running
tweedstweed(usually in the plural) trousers made of flannel or gabardine or tweed or white cloth
voidsvoidan empty area or space; "the huge desert voids"; "the emptiness of outer space"; "without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum"
wadeswadeEnglish tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)
wadswada large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
wedswedthe fourth day of the week; the third working day
weedsweeda black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning
weedsweedsa black garment (dress) worn by a widow as a sign of mourning
wideswidenot on target; "the kick was wide"; "the arrow was wide of the mark"; "a claim that was wide of the truth"
woadswoadany of several herbs of the genus Isatis
woodswoodthe trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
WoodsWoodsthe trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
yidsyid(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
yodhsyodhthe 10th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
zedszedthe 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; "the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee"; "he doesn't know A from izzard"

Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
abidesabideput up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"
abodesabodehousing that someone is living in; "he built a modest dwelling near the pond"; "they raise money to provide homes for the homeless"
abradesabraderub hard or scrub; "scour the counter tops"
accedesaccedeto agree or express agreement; "The Maestro assented to the request for an encore"
accroidesaccroidesan alcohol-soluble resin from Australian trees; used in varnishes and in manufacturing paper
acidsacidstreet name for lysergic acid diethylamide
adzeadzean edge tool used to cut and shape wood
aeridesaeridesany orchid of the genus Aerides
aggradesaggradebuild up to a level by depositing sediment
airheadsairheada bridgehead seized by airborne troops
airspeedsairspeedthe speed of an aircraft relative to the air in which it is flying
AlcidesAlcides(classical mythology) a hero noted for his strength; performed 12 immense labors to gain immortality
alkydsalkyda durable synthetic resin widely used in adhesives and paints
alludesalludemake a more or less disguised reference to; "He alluded to the problem but did not mention it"
amidesamideany organic compound containing the group -CONH2
androidsandroidan automaton that resembles a human being
aneidesaneidesclimbing salamanders
anodesanodea positively charged electrode by which electrons leave an electrical device
aphidesaphidany of various small plant-sucking insects
aphidsaphidany of various small plant-sucking insects
applaudsapplaudexpress approval of; "I applaud your efforts"
apsidesapsisa domed or vaulted recess or projection on a building especially the east end of a church; usually contains the altar
arcadesarcadea structure composed of a series of arches supported by columns
aroidsaroidany plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
asidesasidea message that departs from the main subject
audadsaudadwild sheep of northern Africa
avoidsavoidstay clear from; keep away from; keep out of the way of someone or something; "Her former friends now avoid her"
axseedsaxseedEuropean herb resembling vetch; naturalized in the eastern United States; having umbels of pink-and-white flowers and sharp-angled pods
azidesazidea chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
backsidesbacksidethe fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
backslidesbackslidedrop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
backwoodsbackwooda remote and undeveloped area
baldheadsbaldheada person whose head is bald
balladesballadea poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy
balladsballada narrative poem of popular origin
barmaidsbarmaida female bartender
basswoodsbasswoodany of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
beachheadsbeachheadan initial accomplishment that opens the way for further developments; "the town became a beachhead in the campaign to ban smoking outdoors"; "they are presently attempting to gain a foothold in the Russian market"
bearwoodsbearwoodshrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada
becloudsbecloudmake less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
bedsidesbedsidespace by the side of a bed (especially the bed of a sick or dying person); "the doctor stood at her bedside"
bedspreadsbedspreaddecorative cover for a bed
bedsteadsbedsteadthe framework of a bed
beebreadsbeebreada mixture of nectar and pollen prepared by worker bees and fed to larvae
beefwoodsbeefwoodtree yielding hard heavy reddish wood
beheadsbeheadcut the head of; "the French King was beheaded during the Revolution"
bentwoodsbentwoodwood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture; "bentwood chairs"
besidesbesidesmaking an additional point; anyway; "I don't want to go to a restaurant; besides, we can't afford it"; "she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her"
bestridesbestrideget up on the back of; "mount a horse"
betidesbetidebecome of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"
bigheadsbigheadany of various diseases of animals characterized by edema of the head and neck
bilstedsbilsteda North American tree of the genus Liquidambar having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap
bindweedsbindweedany of several vines of the genera Convolvulus and Calystegia having a twining habit
bipedsbipedan animal with two feet
birdseedsbirdseedfood given to birds; usually mixed seeds
blackheadsblackheada black-tipped plug clogging a pore of the skin
blackleadsblackleadcover with graphite
blackwoodsblackwoodany of several hardwood trees yielding very dark-colored wood
blindsidesblindsideattack or hit on or from the side where the attacked person's view is obstructed
blockadesblockadea war measure that isolates some area of importance to the enemy
blockheadsblockheada stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
bloodshedsbloodshedthe shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"
blueheadsblueheadsmall Atlantic wrasse the male of which has a brilliant blue head
blueweedsblueweeda coarse prickly European weed with spikes of blue flowers; naturalized in United States
boatloadsboatloadthe amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car; "he imported wine by the boatload"
bolidesbolidean especially luminous meteor (sometimes exploding)
bondmaidsbondmaida female slave
bovidsbovidhollow-horned ruminants
bowheadsbowheadlarge-mouthed Arctic whale
boxwoodsboxwoodevergreen shrubs or small trees
boyhoodsboyhoodthe childhood of a boy
brierwoodsbrierwoodwood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes
brigadesbrigadearmy unit smaller than a division
broadsidesbroadsidethe simultaneous firing of all the armament on one side of a warship
brocadesbrocadethick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
bromidesbromidea trite or obvious remark
brookweedsbrookweedwater pimpernel of Europe to China
brushwoodsbrushwooda dense growth of bushes
bulkheadsbulkheada partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
bullheadsbullheadany of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
burnsidesburnsidefacial hair that has grown down the side of a man's face in front of the ears (especially when the rest of the beard is shaved off)
busloadsbusloadthe quantity of cargo or the number of passengers that a bus can carry
byroadsbyroada side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
camwoodscamwoodsmall shrubby African tree with hard wood used as a dyewood yielding a red dye
cancroidscancroidthe most common form of skin cancer
candidscandidcharacterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me what you think--and you may just as well be frank"; "it is possible to be outspoken without being rude"; "plainspoken and to the point"; "a point-blank accusation"
canidscanidany of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
capsidscapsidthe outer covering of protein surrounding the nucleic acid of a virus
carbidescarbidea binary compound of carbon with a more electropositive element
carloadscarloada gathering of passengers sufficient to fill an automobile
cartloadscartloadthe quantity that a cart holds
cartroadscartroadany road or path affording passage especially a rough one
cascadescascadea mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range
CascadesCascadesa mountain range in the northwestern United States extending through Washington and Oregon and northern California; a part of the Coast Range
catchweedscatchweedannual having the stem beset with curved prickles; North America and Europe and Asia
cathodescathodea negatively charged electrode that is the source of electrons entering an electrical device
ceilidhsceilidhan informal social gathering at which there is Scottish or Irish folk music and singing and folk dancing and story telling
centroidscentroidthe center of mass of an object of uniform density
cervidscerviddistinguished from Bovidae by the male's having solid deciduous antlers
cestodescestoderibbonlike flatworms that are parasitic in the intestines of humans and other vertebrates
chalcidschalcidany of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects
chancroidschancroidinfectious venereal ulcer
charadescharadeplayer acts out a phrase for others to guess
cheerleadscheerleadact as a cheerleader in a sports event
cheloidscheloidraised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
chickweedschickweedany of various plants related to the common chickweed
childbedschildbedconcluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child; "she was in labor for six hours"
childhoodschildhoodthe state of a child between infancy and adolescence
chlorideschlorideany salt of hydrochloric acid (containing the chloride ion)
choroidschoroida highly vascular membrane in the eye between the retina and the sclera; a dark pigmentation minimizes the scattering of light inside the eye
cichlidscichlidfreshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
cladodescladodea flattened stem resembling and functioning as a leaf
cleridscleridpredacious on other insects; usually brightly colored or metallic
clupeidsclupeidany of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas
coccoidscoccoidspherical; like a coccus; "a coccoid microorganism"
cockadescockadean ornament (such as a knot of ribbon or a rosette) usually worn on the hat
coincidescoincidehappen simultaneously; "The two events coincided"
collidescollidecrash together with violent impact; "The cars collided"; "Two meteors clashed"
colloidscolloida mixture with properties between those of a solution and fine suspension
colludescolludeact in unison or agreement and in secret towards a deceitful or illegal purpose; "The two companies conspired to cause the value of the stock to fall"
commodescommodea tall elegant chest of drawers
ComradesComradeused as a term of address for those male persons engaged in the same movement; "Greetings, comrade!"
concedesconcedebe willing to concede; "I grant you this much"
concludesconcludedecide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
confidesconfidereveal in private; tell confidentially
conoidsconoida shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
cordwoodscordwoodfirewood cut and stacked in cords; wood sold by the cord
corkwoodscorkwoodvery small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood
cornbreadscornbreadbread made primarily of cornmeal
corradescorradewear away
corrodescorrodebecome destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid; "The metal corroded"; "The pipes rusted"
couvadescouvadea custom among some peoples whereby the husband of a pregnant wife is put to bed at the time of bearing the child
cowhidescowhidea heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow
cowshedscowsheda barn for cows
crapaudscrapaudlarge toothed frog of South America and Central America resembling the bullfrog
crawdadscrawdadsmall freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
crinoidscrinoidprimitive echinoderms having five or more feathery arms radiating from a central disk
crossbreedscrossbreed(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
crossheadscrossheadmetal block that connects to a piston; it slides on parallel guides and moves a connecting rod back and forth
crossroadscrossroada point where a choice must be made; "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
crossroadscrossroadsa point where a choice must be made; "Freud's work stands at the crossroads between psychology and neurology"
CrusadesCrusadea series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
cuboidscuboida rectangular parallelepiped
cudweedscudweedperennial cottony-white herb of southwestern United States
cupidscupida symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
curbsidescurbsidethe side of a sidewalk that is bordered by a curb; "policemen stood at intervals along the curbside"
cuspidescuspidone of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
cuspidscuspidone of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars
cycadscycadany tropical gymnosperm of the order Cycadales; having unbranched stems with a crown of fernlike leaves
CycladesCycladesthe Bronze Age civilization on the Cyclades islands in the southern Aegean Sea that flourished 3000-1100 BC
cycloidscycloida line generated by a point on a circle rolling along a straight line
DavidsDavid(Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
daybedsdaybeda long chair; for reclining
deadheadsdeadheada train or bus or taxi traveling empty
deadwoodsdeadwoodsomeone or something that is unwanted and unneeded
deathbedsdeathbedthe bed on which a person dies
decadesdecadethe cardinal number that is the sum of nine and one; the base of the decimal system
decidesdecidereach, make, or come to a decision about something; "We finally decided after lengthy deliberations"
decodesdecodeconvert code into ordinary language
defraudsdefrauddeprive of by deceit; "He swindled me out of my inheritance"; "She defrauded the customers who trusted her"; "the cashier gypped me when he gave me too little change"
degradesdegradelower the grade of something; reduce its worth
deltoidsdeltoida large triangular muscle covering the shoulder joint and serving to abduct and flex and extend and rotate the arm
deludesdeludebe false to; be dishonest with
denudesdenudelay bare; "denude a forest"
deridesderidetreat or speak of with contempt; "He derided his student's attempt to solve the biggest problem in mathematics"
desmidsdesmidfreshwater green algae
dickheadsdickheadinsulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
diodesdiodea semiconductor that consists of a p-n junction
diploidsdiploid(genetics) an organism or cell having the normal amount of DNA per cell; i.e., two sets of chromosomes or twice the haploid number
disbudsdisbuddestroy undeveloped horn buds (of cattle)
discoidsdiscoidhaving a flat circular shape
dispreadsdispreadspread abroad or out; "The sun dispread its beams"
dividesdividea ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
docksidesdocksidethe region adjacent to a boat dock
dogwoodsdogwooda tree of shrub of the genus Cornus often having showy bracts resembling flowers
doodadsdoodadsomething unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known; "she eased the ball-shaped doodad back into its socket"; "there may be some great new gizmo around the corner that you will want to use"
downgradesdowngradethe property possessed by a slope or surface that descends
downloadsdownloadtransfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location
downsidesdownsidea negative aspect of something that is generally positive; "there is a downside even to motherhood"
driftwoodsdriftwoodwood that is floating or that has been washed ashore
drumheadsdrumheada membrane that is stretched taut over a drum
dryadesdryada deity or nymph of the woods
dryadsdryada deity or nymph of the woods
drygoodsdrygoodstextiles or clothing and related merchandise
duadsduadtwo items of the same kind
duckweedsduckweedany small or minute aquatic plant of the family Lemnaceae that float on or near the surface of shallow ponds
dyadsdyadtwo items of the same kind
ebbtidesebbtidethe tide while water is flowing out
eggheadseggheadan intellectual; a very studious and academic person; "in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"
elideselideleave or strike out; "This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant"
eludeseludeavoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
embedsembedattach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war; "The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division"
encodesencodeconvert information into code; "encode pictures digitally"
enneadsenneadthe cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
enshroudsenshroudcover as if with a shroud; "The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery"
equidsequidhoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
erodeseroderemove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces"
ethmoidsethmoidone of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
etudesetudea short composition for a solo instrument; intended as an exercise or to demonstrate technical virtuosity
evadesevadeavoid or try to avoid fulfilling, answering, or performing (duties, questions, or issues); "He dodged the issue"; "she skirted the problem"; "They tend to evade their responsibilities"; "he evaded the questions skillfully"
exceedsexceedbe or do something to a greater degree; "her performance surpasses that of any other student I know"; "She outdoes all other athletes"; "This exceeds all my expectations"; "This car outperforms all others in its class"
excludesexcludeprevent from being included or considered or accepted; "The bad results were excluded from the report"; "Leave off the top piece"
exodesexodea farcical afterpiece in the ancient Roman theater
explodesexplodeincrease rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
extrudesextrudeform or shape by forcing through an opening; "extrude steel"
exudesexuderelease (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
facadesfacadethe face or front of a building
factoidsfactoida brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item
fairleadsfairleada pulley-block used to guide a rope forming part of a ship's rigging to avoid chafing
fantodsfantodan ill-defined state of irritability and distress
faradsfaradthe capacitance of a capacitor that has an equal and opposite charge of 1 coulomb on each plate and a voltage difference of 1 volt between the plates
farmsteadsfarmsteada farm together with its buildings
fatheadsfatheada man who is a stupid incompetent fool
felidsfelidany of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
fibroidsfibroidbenign tumor containing fibrous tissue (especially in the uterus)
firesidesfiresidehome symbolized as a part of the fireplace; "driven from hearth and home"; "fighting in defense of their firesides"
flatbedsflatbedan open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects
flatbreadsflatbreadany of various breads made from usually unleavened dough
FlatheadsFlatheadpallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout
flaxseedsflaxseedthe seed of flax used as a source of oil
flintheadsflintheadan American stork that resembles the true ibises in having a downward-curved bill; inhabits wooded swamps of New World tropics
fluoridesfluoridea salt of hydrofluoric acid
footpadsfootpada highwayman who robs on foot
forbidsforbidcommand against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"
forebodesforebodemake a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election"
foreheadsforeheadthe large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
freeloadsfreeloadlive off somebody's generosity; "This young man refuses to work and is freeloading"
fruitwoodsfruitwoodwood of various fruit trees (as apple or cherry or pear) used especially in cabinetwork
fucoidsfucoidany of various algae of the family Fucaceae
gadoidsgadoida soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
ganoidsganoidprimitive fishes having thick bony scales with a shiny covering
geodesgeode(mineralogy) a hollow rock or nodule with the cavity usually lined with crystals
girlhoodsgirlhoodthe childhood of a girl
glissadesglissade(ballet) a gliding or sliding step in ballet
glochidsglochida barbed spine or bristle (often tufted on cacti)
glottidesglottisthe vocal apparatus of the larynx; the true vocal folds and the space between them where the voice tone is generated
godheadsgodheadterms referring to the Judeo-Christian God
GodspeedsGodspeeda successful journey; "they wished him Godspeed"
goldthreadsgoldthreadlow-growing perennial of North America woodlands having trifoliate leaves and yellow rootstock and white flowers
gonadsgonada gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
grandadsgrandadthe father of your father or mother
granddadsgranddadthe father of your father or mother
greenweedsgreenweedsmall Eurasian shrub having clusters of yellow flowers that yield a dye; common as a weed in Britain and the United States; sometimes grown as an ornamental
greenwoodsgreenwoodwoodlands in full leaf; "the greenwood was Robin Hood's home"
grenadesgrenadea small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile
groundspeedsgroundspeedthe speed of an aircraft relative to the ground
gulfweedsgulfweedbrown algae with rounded bladders forming dense floating masses in tropical Atlantic waters as in the Sargasso Sea
gumweedsgumweedany of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock
gumwoodsgumwoodwood or lumber from any of various gum trees especially the sweet gum
halideshalidea salt of any halogen acid
handmaidshandmaida personal maid or female attendant
haploidshaploid(genetics) an organism or cell having only one complete set of chromosomes
hardheadshardheada weedy perennial with tough wiry stems and purple flowers; native to Europe but widely naturalized
hardwoodshardwoodthe wood of broad-leaved dicotyledonous trees (as distinguished from the wood of conifers)
hatredshatredthe emotion of intense dislike; a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action
hawkweedshawkweedany of numerous often hairy plants of the genus Hieracium having yellow or orange flowers that resemble the dandelion
hayseedshayseeda person who is not very intelligent or interested in culture
heartseedsheartseedherbaceous vine of tropical America and Africa
heartwoodsheartwoodthe older inactive central wood of a tree or woody plant; usually darker and denser than the surrounding sapwood
HebridesHebridesa group of more than 500 islands off the western coast of Scotland
heptadsheptadthe cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
hexadshexadthe cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
highroadshighroada highway
hillsideshillsidethe side or slope of a hill
hogsheadshogsheada large cask especially one holding 63 gals
hogweedshogweedtall coarse plant having thick stems and cluster of white to purple flowers
hotbedshotbeda bed of earth covered with glass and heated by rotting manure to promote the growth of plants
hotheadshotheada reckless impetuous irresponsible person
hundredshundredten 10s
HyadesHyades(Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward
hybridshybrid(genetics) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"
hydrideshydrideany binary compound formed by the union of hydrogen and other elements
hydroidshydroidcolonial coelenterates having the polyp phase dominant
imbedsimbedfix or set securely or deeply; "He planted a knee in the back of his opponent"; "The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum"
imidesimideany of a class of organic compounds that contain the divalent radical -CONHCO-
impedesimpedeblock passage through; "obstruct the path"
implodesimplodeburst inward; "The bottle imploded"
inbredsinbrednormally existing at birth; "mankind's connatural sense of the good"
includesincludeadd as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category; "We must include this chemical element in the group"
incudesincusthe ossicle between the malleus and the stapes
inroadsinroadan encroachment or intrusion; "they made inroads in the United States market"
insidesinsidethe inner or enclosed surface of something
intrudesintrudethrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"
invadesinvademarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
iridesirisdiaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
IxodesIxodestype genus of the family Ixodidae
jassidsjassida variety of leafhopper
jehadsjehada holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
jihadsjihada holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal
joyridesjoyridea ride in a car taken solely for pleasure; "they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars"
keloidskeloidraised pinkish scar tissue at the site of an injury; results from excessive tissue repair
keypadskeypada keyboard that is a data input device for computers; arrangement of keys is modelled after the typewriter keyboard
kindredskindredgroup of people related by blood or marriage
kingwoodskingwoodBrazilian tree yielding a handsome cabinet wood
knapweedsknapweedany of various plants of the genus Centaurea having purple thistlelike flowers
knighthoodsknighthoodaristocrats holding the rank of knight
lakesideslakesidethe shore of a lake
lamedhslamedhthe 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
lampshadeslampshadea protective ornamental shade used to screen a light bulb from direct view
landsideslandsidecomponent consisting of a side piece opposite the moldboard
landslideslandslidea slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
launchpadslaunchpada platform from which rockets or space craft are launched
lightwoodslightwoodtall Australian acacia yielding highly valued black timber
limeadeslimeadesweetened beverage of lime juice and water
lingcodslingcodfood fish of the northern Pacific related to greenlings
linseedslinseedthe seed of flax used as a source of oil
lipideslipidean oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
lipidslipidan oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
lipoidslipoidan oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
lipreadslipreadinterpret by lipreading; of deaf people
liquidsliquida frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant (especially `l' and `r')
logwoodslogwoodspiny shrub or small tree of Central America and West Indies having bipinnate leaves and racemes of small bright yellow flowers and yielding a hard brown or brownish-red heartwood used in preparing a black dye
lunkheadslunkheada stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
maenadesmaenad(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
maenadsmaenad(Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus
maidhoodsmaidhoodthe childhood of a girl
maltedsmalteda milkshake made with malt powder
manhoodsmanhoodthe status of being a man
mantidsmantidpredacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer
maraudsmarauda sudden short attack
marriedsmarrieda person who is married; "we invited several young marrieds"
masjidsmasjid(Islam) a Muslim place of worship
mastheadsmastheadthe head or top of a mast
mastoidsmastoidprocess of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
matchwoodsmatchwoodfragments of wood; "it was smashed into matchwood"
mayweedsmayweedwidespread rank-smelling weed having white-rayed flower heads with yellow discs
meloidsmeloidbeetle that produces a secretion that blisters the skin
mermaidsmermaidhalf woman and half fish; lives in the sea
MethodsMethodan acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed
milkmaidsmilkmaida woman who works in a dairy
milkweedsmilkweedannual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads
MiltiadesMiltiadesAthenian general who defeated the Persians at Marathon (540-489)
misdeedsmisdeedimproper or wicked or immoral behavior
misguidesmisguidegive bad advice to
misleadsmisleadgive false or misleading information to
misreadsmisreadinterpret wrongly; "I misread Hamlet all my life!"
monadesmonad(biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)
monadsmonad(biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)
monkshoodsmonkshooda poisonous herb native to northern Europe having hooded blue-purple flowers; the dried leaves and roots yield aconite
moonseedsmoonseedplant of the family Menispermaceae having red or black fruit with crescent- or ring-shaped seeds
mopedsmopeda motorbike that can be pedaled or driven by a low-powered gasoline engine
mucoidsmucoidany of several glycoproteins similar to mucin
mudslidesmudslidea landslide of mud
musjidsmusjid(Islam) a Muslim place of worship
nailheadsnailheadflattened boss on the end of nail opposite to the point
nearsidesnearsidethe side of a vehicle nearest the kerb
negroidsnegroida person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
nereidesnereid(Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
nereidsnereid(Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
NiCadsNiCada rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode; often used in emergency systems because of its low discharge rate when not in use
nightshadesnightshadeany of numerous shrubs or herbs or vines of the genus Solanum; most are poisonous though many bear edible fruit
nimrodsnimrod(Old Testament) a famous hunter
noctuidsnoctuidusually dull-colored medium-sized nocturnal moth; the usually smooth-bodied larvae are destructive agricultural pests
nomadsnomada member of a people who have no permanent home but move about according to the seasons
noontidesnoontidethe middle of the day
obtrudesobtrudethrust oneself in as if by force; "The colors don't intrude on the viewer"
occludesoccludeblock passage through; "obstruct the path"
octadsoctadthe cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
oerstedsoerstedDanish physicist (1777-1851)
offloadsoffloadtake the load off (a container or vehicle); "unload the truck"; "offload the van"
offsidesoffsideillegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck; "the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
offsidesoffsidesillegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck; "the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
ogdoadsogdoadthe cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
oilseedsoilseedany of several seeds that yield oil
ootidsootidmature ovum after penetration by sperm but before the formation of a zygote
orchidsorchidany of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
oreadesoread(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
oreadsoread(Greek mythology) one of the mountain nymphs
oreidesoreidealloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry
oroidesoroidealloy of copper and tin and zinc; used in imitation gold jewelry
otidesotidesterrestrial game birds of the Old World and Australia: bustards
outbidsoutbidbid higher than others
outmodesoutmodemake unfashionable, outdated, or obsolete; "Modern ways of cooking have outmoded the hearth"
outridesoutrideride better, faster, or further than; "The champion bicyclist outrode all his competitors"
outsidesoutsidethe outer side or surface of something
outspreadsoutspreadfully extended in width; "outspread wings"; "with arms spread wide"
ovoidsovoidan egg-shaped object
oxidesoxideany compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
packthreadspackthreada strong three-ply twine used to sew or tie packages
paradesparadea visible display; "she made a parade of her sorrows"
paygradespaygraderank in a military organization
payloadspayloadgoods carried by a large vehicle
pentadspentadthe cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
pentodespentodea thermionic tube having five electrodes
peptidespeptideamide combining the amino group of one amino acid with the carboxyl group of another; usually obtained by partial hydrolysis of protein
percoidspercoidany of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
pervadespervadespread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
phasmidsphasmidlarge cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects
phyllodesphyllodean expanded petiole taking on the function of a leaf blade
pieridspieridany of numerous pale-colored butterflies having three pairs of well-developed legs
pigweedspigweedleaves collected from the wild
pinheadspinheadthe head of a pin
pitheadspitheadthe entrance to a coal mine
placoidsplacoidas the hard flattened scales of e.g. sharks
plasmidsplasmida small cellular inclusion consisting of a ring of DNA that is not in a chromosome but is capable of autonomous replication
plastidsplastidany of various small particles in the cytoplasm of the cells of plants and some animals containing pigments or starch or oil or protein
plywoodsplywooda laminate made of thin layers of wood
pomadespomadehairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
pondweedspondweedsubmerged freshwater perennials
pongidspongidany of the large anthropoid apes of the family Pongidae
PostcodesPostcodea code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
postludespostludea voluntary played at the end of a religious service
potheadspotheadsomeone who smokes marijuana habitually
precedesprecedefurnish with a preface or introduction; "She always precedes her lectures with a joke"; "He prefaced his lecture with a critical remark about the institution"
precludesprecludekeep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
preludespreludemusic that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
presidespresideact as president; "preside over companies and corporations"
priesthoodspriesthoodthe body of ordained religious practitioners
prismoidsprismoida prismatoid whose bases are polygons having the same number of sides and whose other faces are trapezoids or parallelograms
proceedsproceedthe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
proceedsproceedsthe income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; "the average return was about 5%"
protrudesprotrudeswell or protrude outwards; "His stomach bulged after the huge meal"
providesprovidetake measures in preparation for; "provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"
psocidspsocidsmall winged insect living on the bark and leaves of trees and feeding on e.g. fungi and decaying plant matter
psyllidspsyllidsmall active cicada-like insect with hind legs adapted for leaping; feeds on plant juices
pulpwoodspulpwoodsoftwood used to make paper
pyxidespyxisa small box used by ancient Greeks to hold medicines
ragweedsragweedany of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
railheadsrailheada railroad depot in a theater of operations where military supplies are unloaded for distribution
railroadsrailroada line of track providing a runway for wheels; "he walked along the railroad track"
ramrodsramroda rod used to ram the charge into a muzzle-loading firearm
ranidsranidinsectivorous usually semiaquatic web-footed amphibian with smooth moist skin and long hind legs
rapidsrapida part of a river where the current is very fast
rawhidesrawhideuntanned hide especially of cattle; cut in strips it is used for whips and ropes
recedesrecedebecome faint or more distant; "the unhappy memories of her childhood receded as she grew older"
redbudsredbudsmall shrubby tree of eastern North America similar to the Judas tree having usually pink flowers; found in damp sheltered underwood
redheadsredheadblack-and-white North American woodpecker having a red head and neck
redmaidsredmaidssucculent carpet-forming plant having small brilliant reddish-pink flowers; southwestern United States
redwoodsredwoodeither of two huge coniferous California trees that reach a height of 300 feet; sometimes placed in the Taxodiaceae
reloadsreloadload anew; "She reloaded the gun carefully"
rereadsrereadread anew; read again; "He re-read her letters to him"
reseedsreseedmaintain by seeding without human intervention; "Some plants reseed themselves indefinitely"
residesresidelive (in a certain place); "She resides in Princeton"; "he occupies two rooms on the top floor"
retreadsretreada used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
rhizoidsrhizoidany of various slender filaments that function as roots in mosses and ferns and fungi etc
rhomboidesrhomboidany of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
rhomboidsrhomboidany of several muscles of the upper back that help move the shoulder blade
richweedsrichweeda plants of the genus Pilea having drooping green flower clusters and smooth translucent stems and leaves
ringsidesringsidefirst row of seating; has an unobstructed view of a boxing or wrestling ring
riptidesriptidea strong surface current flowing outwards from a shore
roadbedsroadbeda bed supporting a road
roadsidesroadsideedge of a way or road or path; "flowers along the wayside"
roadsteadsroadsteada partly sheltered anchorage
rockslidesrockslidea landslide of rocks
rockweedsrockweedcoarse brown seaweed growing on rocks exposed at low tide
rolaidsrolaidsan antacid
rouladesroulade(music) an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
RoundheadsRoundheada supporter of parliament and Oliver Cromwell during the English Civil War
saccadessaccadean abrupt spasmodic movement
sadhessadhethe 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
sainthoodssainthoodthe status and dignity of a saint
saladessaladea light medieval helmet with a slit for vision
saladssaladfood mixtures either arranged on a plate or tossed and served with a moist dressing; usually consisting of or including greens
sapheadssapheada person who lacks good judgment
sapwoodssapwoodnewly formed outer wood lying between the cambium and the heartwood of a tree or woody plant; usually light colored; active in water conduction
sarcodessarcodesnow plant; in some classifications placed in family Pyrolaceae
SarcodesSarcodessnow plant; in some classifications placed in family Pyrolaceae
sarcoidssarcoidof or relating to or resembling flesh
scaphoidsscaphoidshaped like a boat
schizoidsschizoidcharacterized by symptoms similar to but less severe than schizophrenia
scombroidsscombroidimportant marine food and game fishes found in all tropical and temperate seas; some are at least partially endothermic and can thrive in colder waters
scratchpadsscratchpad(computer science) a high-speed internal memory used for temporary storage of preliminary information
seabedsseabedthe bottom of a sea or ocean
seafoodsseafoodedible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
seasidesseasidethe shore of a sea or ocean regarded as a resort
seaweedsseaweedplant growing in the sea, especially marine algae
secedessecedewithdraw from an organization or communion; "After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away"
secludessecludekeep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
seedbedsseedbeda bed where seedlings are grown before transplanting
seedpodsseedpoda several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
serfhoodsserfhoodthe state of a serf
sheepsheadssheepsheadlarge (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico
shiploadsshiploadthe amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car; "he imported wine by the boatload"
shipsidesshipsidethe part of a wharf that is next to a ship
shitheadsshitheada stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
shortbreadsshortbreadvery rich thick butter cookie
sickbedssickbedthe bed on which a sick person lies
sightreadssightreadperform music from a score without having seen the score before; "He is a brilliant pianist but he cannot sightread"
sigmoidssigmoidof or relating to the sigmoid flexure in the large intestine
silkweedssilkweedany of numerous plants of the genus Asclepias having milky juice and pods that split open releasing seeds with downy tufts
skinheadsskinheada youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against Asians and football hooliganism
skunkweedsskunkweedtall herb of the Rocky Mountains having sticky leaves and an offensive smell
soapsudssoapsudsthe froth produced by soaps or detergents
softwoodssoftwoodwood that is easy to saw (from conifers such as pine or fir)
solidssolida three-dimensional shape
sourwoodssourwooddeciduous shrubby tree of eastern North America having deeply fissured bark and sprays of small fragrant white flowers and sour-tasting leaves
sowbreadssowbreadcommon wild European cyclamen with pink flowers
sparidssparidspiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
spearheadsspearheadthe head and sharpened point of a spear
sphenoidssphenoidbutterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
spheroidsspheroida shape that is generated by rotating an ellipse around one of its axes; "it looked like a sphere but on closer examination I saw it was really a spheroid"
sphingidssphingidany of various moths with long narrow forewings capable of powerful flight and hovering over flowers to feed
spoonfeedsspoonfeedteach without challenging the students; "This professor spoonfeeds his students"
springtidesspringtidea greater than average tide occurring during the new and full moons
stairheadsstairheadplatform at the top of a staircase
stampedesstampedea headlong rush of people on a common impulse; "when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits"
steroidssteroidany hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
stickweedsstickweedany of several herbaceous plants having seeds that cling to clothing
stinkweedsstinkweedfoetid Eurasian weed having round flat pods; naturalized throughout North America
stockadesstockadea penal camp where political prisoners or prisoners of war are confined (usually under harsh conditions)
streambedsstreambeda channel occupied (or formerly occupied) by a stream
stupidsstupida person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
subheadssubheada heading of a subdivision of a text
subsidessubsidewear off or die down; "The pain subsided"
succadessuccadefruit cooked in sugar syrup and encrusted with a sugar crystals
succeedssucceedbe the successor (of); "Carter followed Ford"; "Will Charles succeed to the throne?"
suicidessuicidethe act of killing yourself; "it is a crime to commit suicide"
sulfidessulfidea compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
sulphidessulphidea compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
sunshadessunshadea canopy made of canvas to shelter people or things from rain or sun
sweetbreadssweetbreadedible glands of an animal
swellheadsswellheada conceited and self-centered person
switchbladesswitchbladea pocketknife with a blade that springs open at the press of a button
synodssynoda council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business
tabloidstabloidnewspaper with half-size pages
TalmudsTalmudthe collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
tarweedstarweedany of various western American plants of the genus Grindelia having resinous leaves and stems formerly used medicinally; often poisonous to livestock
teakwoodsteakwoodhard strong durable yellowish-brown wood of teak trees; resistant to insects and to warping; used for furniture and in shipbuilding
tetradstetradthe cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
tetrodestetrodea thermionic tube having four electrodes
thickheadsthickheadAustralian and southeastern Asian birds with a melodious whistling call
thyroidsthyroidlocated near the base of the neck
tickseedstickseedany of numerous plants of the genus Coreopsis having a profusion of showy usually yellow daisylike flowers over long periods; North and South America
tightwadstightwada miserly person
tineidstineidsmall yellowish moths whose larvae feed on wool or fur
tiradestiradea speech of violent denunciation
toolshedstoolsheda shed for storing tools
topsidestopside(usually plural) weather deck; the part of a ship's hull that is above the waterline
toroidstoroida ring-shaped surface generated by rotating a circle around an axis that does not intersect the circle
touchwoodstouchwoodmaterial for starting a fire
towheadstowheada person with light blond hair
toxoidstoxoida bacterial toxin that has been weakened until it is no longer toxic but is strong enough to induce the formation of antibodies and immunity to the specific disease caused by the toxin; "diphtheria toxoid"
tracheidstracheidlong tubular cell peculiar to xylem
trailheadstrailheadthe beginning of a trail
trainloadstrainloadquantity that can be carried by a train
transudestransuderelease (a liquid) in drops or small quantities; "exude sweat through the pores"
triadstriada three-note major or minor chord; a note and its third and fifth tones
tribadestribadea female homosexual
triodestriodea thermionic vacuum tube having three electrodes; fluctuations of the charge on the grid control the flow from cathode to anode which makes amplification possible
triploidstriploidof a cell or organism having three complete sets of chromosomes; "human triploid fetuses are usually spontaneously aborted"
tripodstripoda three-legged rack used for support
twaybladestwaybladean orchid of the genus Liparis having a pair of leaves
typhoidstyphoidserious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
unbraidsunbraidundo the braids of; "unbraid my hair"
unloadsunloadtake the load off (a container or vehicle); "unload the truck"; "offload the van"
upbraidsupbraidexpress criticism towards; "The president reproached the general for his irresponsible behavior"
upgradesupgradethe act of improving something (especially machinery) by raising it to a higher grade (as by adding or replacing components); "the power plant received a new upgrade"
uploadsuploadtransfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location
upsidesupsidethe highest or uppermost side of anything; "put your books on top of the desk"; "only the top side of the box was painted"
vespidsvespidmostly social nest-building wasps
viroidsviroidthe smallest of viruses; a plant virus with its RNA arranged in a circular chromosome without a protein coat
warheadswarheadthe front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
wartweedswartweednot unattractive European weed whose flowers turn toward the sun
waysideswaysideedge of a way or road or path; "flowers along the wayside"
WedgwoodsWedgwooda type of pottery made by Josiah Wedgwood and his successors; typically has a classical decoration in white on a blue background
wellheadswellheada structure built over a well
wingspreadswingspreadlinear distance between the extremities of an airfoil
wiredswiredtied or bound with wire; "wired bundles of newspapers"
woodshedswoodsheda shed for storing firewood or garden tools
workloadsworkloadwork that a person is expected to do in a specified time
wormseedswormseedrank-smelling tropical American pigweed
wormwoodswormwoodany of several low composite herbs of the genera Artemisia or Seriphidium
worstedsworsteda woolen fabric with a hard textured surface and no nap; woven of worsted yarns "he wore a worsted suit"
zooidszooidone of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan

Rhymes with 3 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
abfaradsabfarada capacitance unit equal to one billion farads
acaridsacaridvery small free-living arachnid that is parasitic on animals or plants; related to ticks
accoladesaccoladea tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction; "an award for bravery"
actinidesactinideany of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
actinoidsactinoidany of a series of radioactive elements with atomic numbers 89 through 103
adenoidsadenoida collection of lymphatic tissue in the throat behind the uvula (on the posterior wall and roof of the nasopharynx); "hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils is called adenoids"; "enlarged adenoids may restrict the breathing of children"
adulthoodsadulthoodthe state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
agamidsagamida lizard of the family Agamidae
agueweedsagueweedperennial herb of southeastern United States having white-rayed flower heads; formerly used as in folk medicine
aldehydesaldehydeany of a class of highly reactive chemical compounds; used in making resins and dyes and organic acids
aleyrodesaleyrodestype genus of the Aleyrodidae
alidadesalidadesurveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles
alidadsalidadsurveying instrument used with a plane table for drawing lines of sight on a distant object and for measuring angles
alkaloidsalkaloidnatural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
allantoidesallantoidshaped like a sausage
allantoidsallantoidshaped like a sausage
altitudesaltitudeelevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"
ambuscadesambuscadethe act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
ammonoidsammonoidone of the coiled chambered fossil shells of extinct mollusks
amphipodsamphipoda kind of malacostracan crustacean
amplitudesamplitudegreatness of magnitude
amyloidsamyloid(pathology) a waxy translucent complex protein resembling starch that results from degeneration of tissue
aneroidsaneroida barometer that measures pressure without using fluids
aneuploidsaneuploidhaving a chromosome number that is not an exact multiple of the haploid number
anhydridesanhydridea compound formed from one or more other compounds in a reaction resulting in removal of water
aniseedsaniseedliquorice-flavored seeds, used medicinally and in cooking and liquors
annelidsannelidworms with cylindrical bodies segmented both internally and externally
antacidsantacidan agent that counteracts or neutralizes acidity (especially in the stomach)
antecedesantecedebe earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
anthropoidsanthropoidany member of the suborder Anthropoidea including monkeys and apes and hominids
antinodesantinode(physics) the point of maximum displacement in a periodic system
antitradesantitradewind in the upper atmosphere blowing above but in the opposite direction from the trade winds
aoudadsaoudadwild sheep of northern Africa
apartheidsapartheida social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites; the former official policy in South Africa
aptitudesaptitudeinherent ability
arachnidsarachnidair-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
arachnoidsarachnoidair-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
arctiidsarctiidstout-bodied broad-winged moth with conspicuously striped or spotted wings; larvae are hairy caterpillars
arrowheadsarrowheadthe pointed head or striking tip of an arrow
arsenidesarsenidea compound of arsenic with a more positive element
arthritidesarthritisinflammation of a joint or joints
arthropodsarthropodinvertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin
assuredsassuredmarked by assurance; exhibiting confidence; "she paints with an assured hand"
asteroidsasteroidany of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)
athodydsathodyda simple type of jet engine; must be launched at high speed
AtlantidesAtlantides(Greek mythology) group of 3 to 7 nymphs who guarded the golden apples that Gaea gave as a wedding gift to Hera
atromid-satromid-sa drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
attitudesattitudea theatrical pose created for effect; "the actor struck just the right attitude"
autacoidsautacoidany physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification
autocoidsautocoidany physiologically active internal secretion especially one of uncertain classification
babyhoodsbabyhoodthe earliest state of immaturity
bacteroidesbacteroidestype genus of Bacteroidaceae; genus of Gram-negative rodlike anaerobic bacteria producing no endospores and no pigment and living in the gut of man and animals
bacteroidsbacteroida rodlike bacterium (especially any of the rod-shaped or branched bacteria in the root nodules of nitrogen-fixing plants)
balustradesbalustradea railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling
barricadesbarricadea barrier (usually thrown up hastily) to impede the advance of an enemy; "they stormed the barricade"
beatitudesbeatitudeone of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed); "her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"
beggarweedsbeggarweedWest Indian forage plant cultivated in southern United States as forage and to improve soil
belovedsbeloveda beloved person; used as terms of endearment
betrothedsbetrothedthe person to whom you are engaged
bichloridesbichloridea compound containing two chlorine atoms per molecule
bicuspidsbicuspida tooth having two cusps or points; located between the incisors and the molars
bigaradesbigaradeany of various common orange trees yielding sour or bitter fruit; used as grafting stock
bitterweedsbitterweedany of numerous chiefly North American weedy plants constituting the genus Ambrosia that produce highly allergenic pollen responsible for much hay fever and asthma
bitterwoodsbitterwoodmedium to large tree of tropical North and South America having odd-pinnate leaves and long panicles of small pale yellow flowers followed by scarlet fruits
bombycidsbombycidmoderate-sized Asiatic moth whose larvae feed on mulberry leaves and produce silk
boneheadsboneheada stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
brazilwoodsbrazilwoodtropical tree with prickly trunk; its heavy red wood yields a red dye and is used for cabinetry
briarwoodsbriarwoodwood from the hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea; used to make tobacco pipes
bridesmaidsbridesmaidan unmarried woman who attends the bride at a wedding

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