Near rhymes dictionary

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List of near rhymes for the word: serious

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Rhymes with 1 syllable

WordBase wordDefinition
bracebracea structural member used to stiffen a framework
braesbraea slope or hillside
braisebraisecook in liquid; "braise beef"
brasbraan undergarment worn by women to support their breasts
brassbrassa wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
brawsbrawbrightly colored and showy; "girls decked out in brave new dresses"; "brave banners flying"; "`braw' is a Scottish word"; "a dress a bit too gay for her years"; "birds with gay plumage"
braysbraythe cry of an ass
brazebrazesolder together by using hard solder with a high melting point
breezebreezeany undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
breizbreiza former province of northwestern France on a peninsula between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay
brewsbrewdrink made by steeping and boiling and fermenting rather than distilling
briesbriesoft creamy white cheese; milder than Camembert
brisbristhe Jewish rite of circumcision performed on a male child on the eighth day of his life
browsbrowthe arch of hair above each eye
BruceBruceking of Scotland from 1306 to 1329; defeated the English army under Edward II at Bannockburn and gained recognition of Scottish independence (1274-1329)
bruisebruisean injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
crasscrass(of persons) so unrefined as to be lacking in discrimination and sensibility
crawscrawa pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
crazecrazea fine crack in a glaze or other surface
creasecreasea Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
CreesCreethe Algonquian language spoken by the Cree
creesecreesea Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
cresscresspungent leaves of any of numerous cruciferous herbs
crewscrewan organized group of workmen
criescrya fit of weeping; "had a good cry"
crosscross(genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids
CrosseCrossea long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
CrouseCrouseUnited States playwright (1893-1966)
CrowsCrowblack birds having a raucous call
cruisecruisean ocean trip taken for pleasure
cruscruthe leg from the knee to foot
cruscrusthe leg from the knee to foot
crusecrusesmall jar; holds liquid (oil or water)
drawsdrawthe act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"
draysdraya low heavy horse cart without sides; used for haulage
dressdressclothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"
dreysdreythe nest of a squirrel
driesdrya reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
drossdrossworthless or dangerous material that should be removed; "there were impurities in the water"
drusedrusean adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God; "a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives"
DruzeDruzean adherent of an esoteric monotheistic religious sect living in the relative security of the mountains of Syria and Lebanon who believes that Al-hakim was an incarnation of God; "a Druze is permitted to conform outwardly to the faith of the unbelievers among whom he lives"
drysdrya reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
fraisefraisesloping or horizontal rampart of pointed stakes
frausfraua German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
fraysfraya noisy fight
freesfreepeople who are free; "the home of the free and the brave"
freezefreezefixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"
fressfresseat a lot and without restraint
FriesFriesstrips of potato fried in deep fat
friesfrystrips of potato fried in deep fat
friezefriezea heavy woolen fabric with a long nap
frizzfrizzthe condition of being formed into small tight curls; "her hair was in a frizz"
frozefreezefixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level; "a freeze on hiring"
gracegracea disposition to kindness and compassion; "the victor's grace in treating the vanquished"
grassgrassstreet names for marijuana
graysgrayhorse of a light gray or whitish color
GrazGrazan industrial city is southeastern Austria
grazegrazethe act of grazing
greasegreasethe state of being covered with unclean things
GreeceGreecea republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
greysgreyhorse of a light gray or whitish color
grisgrisSpanish cubist painter (1887-1927)
grossgrossthe entire amount of income before any deductions are made
groszgrosz100 groszy equal 1 zloty in Poland
grousegrousepopular game bird having a plump body and feathered legs and feet
growsgrowcome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts"
GrusGrustype genus of the Gruidae: typical cranes
KrisKrisa Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
phrasephrasedance movements that are linked in a single choreographic sequence
praisepraisean expression of approval and commendation; "he always appreciated praise for his work"
prayspraycall upon in supplication; entreat; "I beg you to stop!"
presspressthe act of pressing; the exertion of pressure; "he gave the button a press"; "he used pressure to stop the bleeding"; "at the pressing of a button"
PricePricethe high value or worth of something; "her price is far above rubies"
priesprya heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
prisepriseregard highly; think much of; "I respect his judgement"; "We prize his creativity"
prizeprizesomething given as a token of victory
prosproan argument in favor of a proposal
prowsprowfront part of a vessel or aircraft; "he pointed the bow of the boat toward the finish line"
prysprya heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
RaceRacea canal for a current of water
raiseraisethe act of raising something; "he responded with a lift of his eyebrow"; "fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up"
RasRasthe network in the reticular formation that serves an alerting or arousal function
raserasetear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
rawsrawinformal terms for nakedness; "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"
raysraycartilaginous fishes having horizontally flattened bodies and enlarged winglike pectoral fins with gills on the underside; most swim by moving the pectoral fins
razerazetear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
razzrazza cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
reisrealan old small silver Spanish coin
resrea widely distributed system consisting of all the cells able to ingest bacteria or colloidal particles etc, except for certain white blood cells
reusereuseuse again after processing; "We must recycle the cardboard boxes"
rheasrhealarger of two tall fast-running flightless birds similar to ostriches but three-toed; found from Brazil to Patagonia
rhosrhothe 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
rhusrhusdeciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron)
ricericegrains used as food either unpolished or more often polished
RiseRisethe act of changing location in an upward direction
roesroethe eggs or egg-laden ovary of a fish
roserisea dusty pink color
roserosea dusty pink color
RossRossAmerican seamstress said to have made the first American flag at the request of George Washington (1752-1836)
rouserousecause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
rowsrowthe act of rowing as a sport
ruesrue(French) a street or road in France
RusRusthe medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev
ruserusea deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
screesscreea sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff
screwsscrewslang for sexual intercourse
shrewsshrewsmall mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles
skreighsskreighutter a harsh abrupt scream
spraysspraya dispenser that turns a liquid (such as perfume) into a fine mist
spreesspreea brief indulgence of your impulses
sprucespruceany coniferous tree of the genus Picea
spruesspruea chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
StraussStraussAustrian composer of waltzes (1804-1849)
strawsstrawa thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth
straysstrayan animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
stressstressthe relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch); "he put the stress on the wrong syllable"
strewsstrewcover; be dispersed over; "Dead bodies strewed the ground"
ThraceThracean ancient country and wine producing region in the east of the Balkan Peninsula to the north of the Aegean Sea; colonized by ancient Greeks; later a Roman province; now divided between Bulgaria and Greece and Turkey
threesthreeone of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
thricethricethree times; "I called you thrice last night"
throesthroeviolent pangs of suffering; "death throes"
throwsthrowthe act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); "the catcher made a good throw to second base"
TraceTraceeither of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree
traystrayan open receptacle for holding or displaying or serving articles or food
treestreeEnglish actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)
tresstressa hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
trewstrewstight-fitting trousers; usually of tartan
treystreyone of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
tricetricea very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
triestryearnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
TroyesTroyan ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
troystroyan ancient city in Asia Minor that was the site of the Trojan War
trucetrucea state of peace agreed to between opponents so they can discuss peace terms
truestrueproper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment; "out of true"
trusstruss(architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)
wrassewrassechiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
x-raysx-raya radiogram made by exposing photographic film to X rays; used in medical diagnosis
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Rhymes with 2 syllables

WordBase wordDefinition
AarhusAarhusport city of Denmark in eastern Jutland
abraseabrasewear away
abstruseabstrusedifficult to penetrate; incomprehensible to one of ordinary understanding or knowledge; "the professor's lectures were so abstruse that students tended to avoid them"; "a deep metaphysical theory"; "some recondite problem in historiography"
accrasaccrathe capital and largest city of Ghana with a deep-water port
accruesaccruegrow by addition; "The interest accrues"
achrasachrastropical trees having papery leaves and large fruit
acrisacriscricket frogs
acrossacrosstransversely; "the marble slabs were cut across"
actressactressa female actor
addressaddresssocial skill
aeriesaerieany habitation at a high altitude
aeriesaeryany habitation at a high altitude
affraysaffraya noisy fight
AfrosAfroa rounded thickly curled hairdo
aggressaggresstake the initiative and go on the offensive; "The Serbs attacked the village at night"; "The visiting team started to attack"
aggrosaggro(informal British usage) aggravation or aggression; "I skipped it because it was too much aggro"
agreesagreeconsent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; "She agreed to all my conditions"; "He agreed to leave her alone"
aircrewsaircrewthe crew of an aircraft
airscrewsairscrewa propeller that rotates to push against air
airwaysairwaya commercial enterprise that provides scheduled flights for passengers
AmbroseAmbrose(Roman Catholic Church) Roman priest who became bishop of Milan; the first Church Father born and raised in the Christian faith; composer of hymns; imposed orthodoxy on the early Christian church and built up its secular power; a saint and Doctor of the Church (340?-397)
AndrewsAndrewsUnited States naturalist who contributed to paleontology and geology (1884-1960)
appraiseappraiseconsider in a comprehensive way; "He appraised the situation carefully before acting"
appriseappriseincrease the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
apprizeapprizeincrease the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
ArasArasa river that rises in northeastern Turkey (near the source of the Euphrates) and flows generally eastward through Armenia to the Caspian Sea; ancient name was Araxes
areasareaa part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
AriesAriesthe first sign of the zodiac which the sun enters at the vernal equinox; the sun is in this sign from about March 21 to April 19
ariseariseget up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night"
aroseariseget up and out of bed; "I get up at 7 A.M. every day"; "They rose early"; "He uprose at night"
arousearousestop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"
arrasarrasa wall hanging of heavy handwoven fabric with pictorial designs
arraysarrayan arrangement of aerials spaced to give desired directional characteristics
arrowsarrowa projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
ashtraysashtraya receptacle for the ash from smokers' cigars or cigarettes
astreusastreusa genus of fungi belonging to the family Geastraceae
AtreusAtreus(Greek mythology) the king of Mycenae and father of Agamemnon and of Menelaus
aurasauraa distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing; "an air of mystery"; "the house had a neglected air"; "an atmosphere of defeat pervaded the candidate's headquarters"; "the place had an aura of romance"
aurousaurousof or relating to or containing or derived from gold
backcrossbackcrossmate a hybrid of the first generation with one of its parents
balldressballdressa suit or dress for formal occasions
bare-assbare-ass(used informally) completely unclothed
barrowsbarrowa cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
bawdriesbawdrylewd or obscene talk or writing; "it was smoking-room bawdry"; "they published a collection of Elizabethan bawdy"
BeatriceBeatricethe woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy
bedstrawsbedstrawany of several plants of the genus Galium
belfriesbelfrya room (often at the top of a tower) where bells are hung
BeretsBereta cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth
berriesberryany of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves
beshrewsbeshrewwish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"
bestrewsbestrewcover by strewing
betraysbetraygive away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
bewraysbewrayreveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
BirosBiroa pen that has a small metal ball as the point of transfer of ink to paper
bistrosbistroa small informal restaurant; serves wine
bluegrassbluegrassa type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
boreasboreas(Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind; "Boreas was pictured as bearded and powerful and winged and draped against the cold"
boroughsboroughan English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament
borrowsborrowget temporarily; "May I borrow your lawn mower?"
bourtreesbourtreea common shrub with black fruit or a small tree of Europe and Asia; fruit used for wines and jellies
boytroseboytroseresembling a cluster of grapes in form
breakthroughsbreakthroughmaking an important discovery
briosbrioquality of being active or spirited or alive and vigorous
browsebrowsethe act of feeding by continual nibbling
bunchgrassbunchgrassany of various grasses of many genera that grow in tufts or clumps rather than forming a sod or mat; chiefly of western United States
burasburaa Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
bureausbureaufurniture with drawers for keeping clothes
burgrassburgrassa grass of the genus Cenchrus
buriesburydismiss from the mind; stop remembering; "I tried to bury these unpleasant memories"
burrosburrosmall donkey used as a pack animal
BurroughsBurroughsUnited States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950)
burrowsburrowa hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
buttressbuttressa support usually of stone or brick; supports the wall of a building
CapriceCapricea sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse"
CaprisCaprian island (part of Campania) in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy; a tourist attraction noted for beautiful scenery
CaprosCaprosa genus of fish in the family Caproidae
caresscaressa gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); "he showered her with caresses"; "soft music was a fond caress"; "the caresses of the breeze played over his face"
cariescariessoft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth
carousecarouserevelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
carriescarrythe act of carrying something
CastriesCastriesa port on the island of Saint Lucia; capital and largest city of Saint Lucia
catchphrasecatchphrasea phrase that has become a catchword
cedruscedrustrue cedars
CenchrusCenchrusa genus of grasses of the family Gramineae that have burs
cenchruscenchrusa genus of grasses of the family Gramineae that have burs
cerascerasone of the often brightly colored and branching hornlike structures on the back of the nudibranch (and other related mollusks) that serve as gills
cereuscereusgenus of much-branched treelike or shrubby cacti with pronounced ribs and rounded needlelike spines and nocturnal flowers usually white
cerisecerisea red the color of ripe cherries
ceroscerolarge mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil
cerouscerousof or relating to or containing cerium with valence 3
cerusecerusea poisonous white pigment that contains lead
chambrayschambraya lightweight fabric woven with white threads across a colored warp
chancrouschancrousof or having chancres
chantrieschantrya chapel endowed for singing Masses for the soul of the donor
charascharagreen algae common in freshwater lakes of limestone districts
ChartreuseChartreusea shade of green tinged with yellow
cheatgrasscheatgrassannual or winter annual grass with softly hairy leaves of the Mediterranean
checkrowscheckrowplant in checkrows
cherriescherrya red the color of ripe cherries
ChlorisChloristufted or perennial or annual grasses having runners: finger grass; windmill grass
chondruschondrusa genus of protoctist
choreaschoreaany of several degenerative nervous disorders characterized by spasmodic movements of the body and limbs
choruschorusthe part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
cirrhuscirrhususually coiled
cirruscirrusa slender flexible animal appendage as on barnacles or crinoids or many insects; often tactile
citrouscitrousof or relating to or producing fruit of the plants of the genus Citrus; "the citrus production of Florida"
citruscitrusany of numerous fruits of the genus Citrus having thick rind and juicy pulp; grown in warm regions
clariesclaryaromatic herb of southern Europe; cultivated in Great Britain as a potherb and widely as an ornamental
claroesclaroa cigar made with light-colored tobacco
clarosclaroa cigar made with light-colored tobacco
clathrusclathrustype genus of the Clathraceae
clearwaysclearwaya road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown)
coatdresscoatdressa dress that is tailored like a coat and buttons up the front
cobrascobravenomous Asiatic and African elapid snakes that can expand the skin of the neck into a hood
cockcrowscockcrowthe first light of day; "we got up before dawn"; "they talked until morning"
comfreyscomfreyleaves make a popular tisane; young leaves used in salads or cooked
compresscompressa cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
comprisecompriseform or compose; "This money is my only income"; "The stone wall was the backdrop for the performance"; "These constitute my entire belonging"; "The children made up the chorus"; "This sum represents my entire income for a year"; "These few men comprise his entire army"
congresscongressthe act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
construesconstruemake sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?"
contrascontraa Nicaraguan counterrevolutionary guerrilla force from 1979 to 1990; it opposed a left-wing government, with support from the United States
coprascoprathe dried meat of the coconut from which oil is extracted
cordgrasscordgrassany of several perennial grasses of the genus Spartina; some important as coastal soil binders
corkscrewscorkscrewa bottle opener that pulls corks
corriescorriea steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain; may contain a lake
countriescountrythe people who live in a nation or country; "a statement that sums up the nation's mood"; "the news was announced to the nation"; "the whole country worshipped him"
cowriescowrieany of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
cowriescowryany of numerous tropical marine gastropods of the genus Cypraea having highly polished usually brightly marked shells
crabgrasscrabgrassgrasses with creeping stems that root freely; a pest in lawns
crisscrosscrisscrossa marking that consists of lines that cross each other
CriusCrius(Greek mythology) one of the Titans
cuirasscuirassmedieval body armor that covers the chest and back
cumbrouscumbrousdifficult to handle or use especially because of size or weight; "a cumbersome piece of machinery"; "cumbrous protective clothing"
cuprouscuprousof or containing divalent copper
curiescurieFrench chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
curriescurry(East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
cut-pricecut-pricecosting less than standard price; "buying bargain-priced clothes for the children"; "cut-rate goods"
cypresscypressany of numerous evergreen conifers of the genus Cupressus of north temperate regions having dark scalelike leaves and rounded cones
cypruscyprusan island in the eastern Mediterranean
CyrusCyrusPersian prince who was defeated in battle by his brother Artaxerxes II (424-401 BC)
dairiesdairya farm where dairy products are produced
darisdarian Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan
deariesdeariea special loved one
deariesdearya special loved one
decreasedecreasethe act of decreasing or reducing something
decreesdecreea legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
decriesdecryexpress strong disapproval of; "We condemn the racism in South Africa"; "These ideas were reprobated"
deepfreezedeepfreezeelectric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
deep-freezedeep-freezeelectric refrigerator (trade name Deepfreeze) in which food is frozen and stored for long periods of time
defraysdefraybear the expenses of
degreesdegreea position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
depressdepresslessen the activity or force of; "The rising inflation depressed the economy"
derrisderrisany of various usually woody vines of the genus Derris of tropical Asia whose roots yield the insecticide rotenone; several are sources of native fish and arrow poisons
descriesdescrycatch sight of
destressdestressreduce the emphasis
destroysdestroydefeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
dextrosedextrosean isomer of glucose that is found in honey and sweet fruits
dextrousdextrousskillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
diestrousdiestrous(of animals that have several estrous cycles in one breeding season) in a period of sexual inactivity
diestrusdiestrus(of animals having several estrous cycles in one breeding season) a state or interval of sexual inactivity or quiescence between periods of activity
digressdigresslose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking; "She always digresses when telling a story"; "her mind wanders"; "Don't digress when you give a lecture"
disgracedisgracea state of dishonor; "one mistake brought shame to all his family"; "suffered the ignominy of being sent to prison"
dispraisedispraisethe act of speaking contemptuously of
distressdistressthe seizure and holding of property as security for payment of a debt or satisfaction of a claim; "Originally distress was a landlord's remedy against a tenant for unpaid rents or property damage but now the landlord is given a landlord's lien"
dobrasdobrathe basic unit of money on Sao Tome e Principe
doorwaysdoorwaythe entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close; "he stuck his head in the doorway"
doriesdorymarine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters
DorisDorisa small region of ancient Greece where the Doric dialect was spoken
dourahsdourahsorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
dourasdourasorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
dowriesdowrymoney or property brought by a woman to her husband at marriage
draweesdraweethe person (or bank) who is expected to pay a check or draft when it is presented for payment
dreariesdrearycausing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
drowsedrowsea light fitful sleep
DryasDryasmountain avens
durasdurathe outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
duressduresscompulsory force or threat; "confessed under duress"
durrasdurrasorghums of dry regions of Asia and North Africa
ecrusecrua very light brown
eelgrasseelgrasssubmerged aquatic plant with ribbonlike leaves; Old World and Australia
egressegressthe act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent
embraceembracea close affectionate and protective acceptance; "his willing embrace of new ideas"; "in the bosom of the family"
embryosembryoan animal organism in the early stages of growth and differentiation that in higher forms merge into fetal stages but in lower forms terminate in commencement of larval life
empressempressa woman emperor or the wife of an emperor
engrossengrossconsume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
entreesentreethe act of entering; "she made a graceful entree into the ballroom"
entriesentrythe act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
erasera(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched
eraseeraseremove from memory or existence; "The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915"
EriesEriea port city on Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania
ErisEris(Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
eroserosa desire for sexual intimacy
eroseerosehaving an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
escrowsescrowa written agreement (or property or money) delivered to a third party or put in trust by one party to a contract to be returned after fulfillment of some condition
espritsespritliveliness of mind or spirit
estrousestrous(of lower mammals) showing or in a state of estrus; in heat; "the estrous state"; "the estrous cycle"
estrusestrusapplies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
EurosEurothe basic monetary unit of most members of the European Union (introduced in 1999); in 2002 twelve European nations (Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Austria, Finland) adopted the euro as their basic unit of money and abandoned their traditional currencies
expressexpressrapid transport of goods
extrasextrasomething additional of the same kind; "he always carried extras in case of an emergency"
eyraseyralong-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat
eyrieseyrieany habitation at a high altitude
eyrieseyryany habitation at a high altitude
faeriesfaeriethe enchanted realm of fairies
faeriesfaerythe enchanted realm of fairies
FaeroesFaeroesa group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands
FaeroeseFaeroesea Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
fairiesfairya small being, human in form, playful and having magical powers
fairwaysfairwaythe area between the tee and putting green where the grass is cut short
FaroesFaroesa group of 21 volcanic islands in the North Atlantic between Iceland and the Shetland Islands
FaroeseFaroesea Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
farosfaroa card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
farrowsfarrowthe production of a litter of pigs
ferriesferrytransport by boat or aircraft
ferrousferrousof or relating to or containing iron
fibrousfibrous(of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew
florasflora(botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
fluorescefluoresceexhibit or undergo fluorescence
flurriesflurrya rapid active commotion
footracefootracea race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
foraysforayan initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence); "scientists' forays into politics"
forestriesforestrythe science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber
fortressfortressa fortified defensive structure
foundressfoundressa woman founder
foundriesfoundryfactory where metal castings are produced
freewaysfreewaya broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
full-dressfull-dresscomplete in every respect; "a full-dress debate"; "a full-dress investigation"
fundraisefundraiseraise money for a cause or project; "We are fundraising for AIDS research"
furiesfurythe property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
furrowsfurrowa long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
gabbrosgabbroone of a family of granular intrusive rocks
gantriesgantrya framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a traveling crane etc.
gauntriesgauntrya framework of steel bars raised on side supports to bridge over or around something; can display railway signals above several tracks or can support a traveling crane etc.
gentriesgentrythe most powerful members of a society
GerrisGerristype genus of the Gerrididae
gharriesgharrya horse-drawn carriage in India
girosgiroa British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so
glabrousglabroushaving no hair or similar growth; smooth; "glabrous stems"; "glabrous leaves"; "a glabrous scalp"
gloriesglorybrilliant radiant beauty; "the glory of the sunrise"
greegreesgreegreean African amulet
gres-grisgres-grisan African amulet
griasgriasanchovy pear tree
grigrisgrigrian African amulet
grugrusgrugrutropical American feather palm having a swollen spiny trunk and edible nuts
gurusgurua Hindu or Buddhist religious leader and spiritual teacher
GyrosGyrorotating mechanism in the form of a universally mounted spinning wheel that offers resistance to turns in any direction
gyrusgyrusa convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
half-pricehalf-pricefor half the price; "she bought it half-price during the sale"
harassharassexhaust by attacking repeatedly; "harass the enemy"
harriesharrymake a pillaging or destructive raid on (a place), as in wartimes
HarrisHarrispublisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
harrowsharrowa cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil
headdressheaddressclothing for the head
headraceheadracea waterway that feeds water to a mill or water wheel or turbine
HebrewsHebrewa New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
HebrewsHebrewsa New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
heiressheiressa female heir
henrieshenryUnited States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)
henryshenryUnited States physicist who studied electromagnetic phenomena (1791-1878)
heroesherothe principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
herosherothe principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
highbrowshighbrowa person of intellectual or erudite tastes
high-risehigh-risetower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments; "`tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'"
hoorayshooraya victory cheer; "let's give the team a big hurrah"
HoraceHoraceRoman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)
HorusHorusEgyptian solar god with the head of a falcon; the son of Osiris and Isis
hourishouri(Islam) one of the dark-eyed virgins of perfect beauty believed to live with the blessed in Paradise
hubrishubrisoverbearing pride or presumption
huntresshuntressa woman hunter
hurrahshurraha victory cheer; "let's give the team a big hurrah"
hurrieshurrythe act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner; "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"
hydrashydrasmall tubular solitary freshwater hydrozoan polyp
hydroushydrouscontaining combined water (especially water of crystallization as in a hydrate)
HydrusHydrusa constellation in the southern hemisphere near the south celestial pole
imbruesimbruepermeate or impregnate; "The war drenched the country in blood"
impressimpressthe act of coercing someone into government service
increaseincreasethe act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
indrisindrilarge short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn
indrisindrislarge short-tailed lemur of Madagascar having thick silky fur in black and white and fawn
ingressingressthe act of entering; "she made a grand entrance"
introsintroa brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music
IRAsIRAbelligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong (personified as one of the deadly sins)
irisirisdiaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
jackscrewsjackscrewscrew-operated jack
jackstrawsjackstrawa game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others
JerezJereza city in southwestern Spain that is famous for making sherry
JerriesJerryoffensive term for a person of German descent
JewriesJewryJews collectively
juarezjuareza city in northern Mexico on the Rio Grande opposite El Paso
juriesjurya body of citizens sworn to give a true verdict according to the evidence presented in a court of law
kaurieskauriwhite close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis
kaurieskaurytall timber tree of New Zealand having white straight-grained wood
kauriskauriwhite close-grained wood of a tree of the genus Agathis especially Agathis australis
knotgrassknotgrasslow-growing weedy grass with spikelets along the leaf stems
kuruskuru100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
kuruskurus100 kurus equal 1 lira in Turkey
lacrosselacrossea game invented by American Indians; now played by two teams who use long-handled rackets to catch and carry and throw the ball toward the opponents' goal
lampreyslampreyprimitive eellike freshwater or anadromous cyclostome having round sucking mouth with a rasping tongue
lamprislampristype genus of the Lampridae
larislarigulls; terns; jaegers; skimmers
LarousseLarousseFrench lexicographer (1817-1875)
laruslarustype genus of the Laridae
laundresslaundressa working woman who takes in washing
laundrieslaundryworkplace where clothes are washed and ironed
LaurusLaurussmall evergreen trees or shrubs with aromatic leaves
leproseleproserough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf
leprousleprousrelating to or resembling or having leprosy
LibrasLibrathe seventh sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about September 23 to October 22
lirasliraformerly the basic unit of money in Italy; equal to 100 centesimi
lorieslorysmall brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits
lorrieslorrya large truck designed to carry heavy loads; usually without sides
lowbrowslowbrowa person who is uninterested in intellectual pursuits
lowriselow-riseused of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low; "looking out over the roofs of low-rise apartment buildings"
low-riselow-riseused of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low; "looking out over the roofs of low-rise apartment buildings"
lustrouslustrousreflecting light; "glistening bodies of swimmers"; "the horse's glossy coat"; "lustrous auburn hair"; "saw the moon like a shiny dime on a deep blue velvet carpet"; "shining white enamel"
macrosmacroa single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
madrasmadrasa light patterned cotton cloth
maestrosmaestroan artist of consummate skill; "a master of the violin"; "one of the old masters"
mantrasmantra(Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns
MaorisMaorithe Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand
marasmarahare-like rodent of the pampas of Argentina
marriesmarrivery large red gum tree
marriesmarrytake in marriage
marrowsmarrowthe fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones
mattressmattressa large thick pad filled with resilient material and often incorporating coiled springs, used as a bed or part of a bed
MetrosMetroan electric railway operating below the surface of the ground (usually in a city); "in Paris the subway system is called the `metro' and in London it is called the `tube' or the `underground'"
microsmicroextremely small in scale or scope or capability
midgrassmidgrassany of various grasses of moderate height which covered the undisturbed prairie in the United States; includes most of the forage grasses of the temperate zone
millracemillracea channel for the water current that turns a millwheel
mistressmistressa woman master who directs the work of others
MithrasMithraancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
MithrasMithrasancient Persian god of light and truth; sun god
monstrousmonstrousdistorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous; "tales of grotesque serpents eight fathoms long that churned the seas"; "twisted into monstrous shapes"
morassmorassa soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
moraysmorayfamily of brightly colored voracious eels of warm coastal waters; generally nonaggressive to humans but larger species are dangerous if provoked
MorosMoroa member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines
morosemoroseshowing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
MorrisMorrisUnited States statesman who led the committee that produced the final draft of the United States Constitution (1752-1816)
morrowsmorrowthe next day; "whenever he arrives she leaves on the morrow"
MorusMorustype genus of the Moraceae: mulberries
mudrasmudraritual hand movement in Hindu religious dancing
MunrosMunroBritish writer of short stories (1870-1916)
murraysmurraya southeast Australian river; flows westward and then south into the Indian Ocean at Adelaide
myrrhismyrrhisEuropean perennial herbs having pinnate leaves and umbels of white flowers
nacreousnacreoushaving a play of lustrous rainbow colors; "an iridescent oil slick"; "nacreous (or pearlescent) clouds looking like mother-of-pearl"; "a milky opalescent (or opaline) luster"
nairasnairathe basic unit of money in Nigeria
narisnarisany of the openings to the nasal cavities that allow air to flow through the cavities to the pharynx
narrowsnarrowa narrow strait connecting two bodies of water
necrosenecroseundergo necrosis; "the tissue around the wound necrosed"
NegressNegressa Black woman or girl
NegroesNegroa person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
NereusNereus(Greek mythology) a sea god son of Pontus and Gaea; lived in the depths of the sea with his wife Doris and their daughters the Nereids
nightdressnightdresslingerie consisting of a loose dress designed to be worn in bed by women
nitrousnitrousof or containing nitrogen; "nitric acid"
NorrisNorrisUnited States writer (1870-1902)
nutgrassnutgrassa widely distributed perennial sedge having small edible nutlike tubers
oestrusoestrustype genus of the Oestridae: sheep botflies
ogressogress(folklore) a female ogre
okrasokralong mucilaginous green pods; may be simmered or sauteed but used especially in soups and stews
ophrysophrysa hardy genus of terrestrial orchids of Europe and northern Africa and western Asia
oppressoppresscome down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority; "The government oppresses political activists"
orphreysorphreya richly embroidered edging on an ecclesiastical vestment
orrisorrisfragrant rootstock of various irises especially Florentine iris; used in perfumes and medicines
ospreysospreylarge harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
outcriesoutcrya loud utterance; often in protest or opposition; "the speaker was interrupted by loud cries from the rear of the audience"
outdrawsoutdrawdraw a gun faster, or best someone in a gunfight
outgrowsoutgrowgrow too large or too mature for; "I have outgrown these clothes"; "She outgrew her childish habits"
pagruspagrusa genus of Sparidae
palfreyspalfreyespecially a light saddle horse for a woman
pancreaspancreasa large elongated exocrine gland located behind the stomach; secretes pancreatic juice and insulin
pantriespantrya small storeroom for storing foods or wines
parasparaport city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta; main port and commercial center for the Amazon River basin
pariesparies(anatomy) a layer (a lining or membrane) that encloses a structure; "stomach walls"
ParisParisthe capital and largest city of France; and international center of culture and commerce
parousparoushaving given birth to one or more viable children
parriesparrya return punch (especially by a boxer)
parusparustype genus of the family Paridae
pastriespastryany of various baked foods made of dough or batter
PatrasPatrasa port city in western Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese on an inlet of the Ionian Sea; was a major trade center from the 5th century BC to the 3rd century BC; commercial importance revived during the Middle Ages
peeresspeeressa woman of the peerage in Britain
perisperi(Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
perriesperrya fermented and often effervescent beverage made from juice of pears; similar in taste to hard cider
peruseperuseexamine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure"
petrouspetrous(of bone especially the temporal bone) resembling stone in hardness
PharaohsPharaohthe title of the ancient Egyptian kings
pharospharosa tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
phratriesphratrypeople descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
phthirusphthirustrue lice: crab lice
picrispicrisgenus of weedy Old World yellow-flowered herbs usually containing a bitter-tasting substance: bitterweed
pierispieristype genus of the Pieridae
pleuraspleurathe thin serous membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest
poetriespoetryliterature in metrical form
poorhousepoorhousean establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless
poroseporoseforming a continuous series of pores; "a porose hymenium"
porousporousfull of pores or vessels or holes
portraysportrayportray in words; "The book portrays the actor as a selfish person"
poultriespoultrya domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
prairiesprairiea treeless grassy plain
preyspreyanimal hunted or caught for food
primroseprimroseany of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
progressprogressgradual improvement or growth or development; "advancement of knowledge"; "great progress in the arts"
proseproseordinary writing as distinguished from verse
prowessprowessa superior skill that you can learn by study and practice and observation; "the art of conversation"; "it's quite an art"
pterispterislarge genus of terrestrial ferns of tropics and subtropics; sometimes placed in family Polypodiaceae
ptlorisptlorisa genus of Paradisaeidae
puracepuracean inactive volcano in the Andes in southern Colombia; last erupted in 1950
pureespureefood prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
puruspurusa Brazilian river; tributary of the Amazon River
pyorrheaspyorrheachronic periodontitis; purulent inflammation of the teeth sockets
PyrrhusPyrrhusking of Epirus; defeated the Romans in two battles in spite of staggering losses (319-272 BC)
pyruspyrusfruit trees native to the Old World: pears
quackgrassquackgrassEuropean grass spreading rapidly by creeping rhizomes; naturalized in North America as a weed
quarriesquarryanimal hunted or caught for food
queriesqueryan instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
reappraisereappraiseappraise anew; "Homes in our town are reappraised every five years and taxes are increased accordingly"
redressredressact of correcting an error or a fault or an evil
reentriesreentrythe act of entering again
regressregressreturning to a former state
regrowsregrowgrow anew or continue growth after an injury or interruption; "parts of the trunk of this tree can regrow"; "some invertebrates can regrow limbs or their tail after they lost it due to an injury"
rephraserephraseexpress the same message in different words
repressrepressblock the action of
repriserepriserepeat an earlier theme of a composition
retraceretracereassemble mentally; "reconstruct the events of 20 years ago"
retriesretryhear or try a court case anew
retrosretroa fashion reminiscent of the past
retrousseretrousse(used of noses) turned up at the end; "a retrousse nose"; "a small upturned nose"
ribgrassribgrassan Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
rockcressrockcressany of several rock-loving cresses of the genus Arabis
rockroserockrosesmall shrubs of scrub and dry woodland regions of southern Europe and North Africa; grown for their showy flowers and soft often downy and aromatic evergreen foliage
rooftreesrooftreea beam laid along the edge where two sloping sides of a roof meet at the top; provides an attachment for the upper ends of rafters
rouesrouea dissolute man in fashionable society
ryasryaa shag rug made in Sweden
ryesryewhiskey distilled from rye or rye and malt
SabrasSabraa native-born Israeli
sandgrousesandgrousepigeon-like bird of arid regions of the Old World having long pointed wings and tail and precocial downy young
sareessareea dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
sarissaria dress worn primarily by Hindu women; consists of several yards of light material that is draped around the body
sauriessauryslender long-beaked fish of temperate Atlantic waters
scabrousscabrousdealing with salacious or indecent material; "a scabrous novel"
sclerassclerathe whitish fibrous membrane (albuginea) that with the cornea forms the outer covering and protection of the eyeball
sculptresssculptressa woman sculptor
scurriesscurryrushing about hastily in an undignified way
seagrassseagrassany of various seaweeds that grow underwater in shallow beds; "seagrass provides a protective environment in which young fish can develop"
seamstressseamstresssomeone who makes or mends dresses
self-praiseself-praisespeaking of yourself in superlatives
sempstresssempstresssomeone who makes or mends dresses
sentriessentrya person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
seriesseries(mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
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