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DMS Wordmasters 2013

WordSynonyms/Antonyms/Definitions
Digress Synonyms-Stray, Veer, Diverge Antonyms- Stay Linger Definition- To turn aside, especially from the main subject in speaking. (To go back.) (Change the subject.) (Pause, take a step back.)
Overbearing domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant Synonyms: bossy, cocky, selfish Antonyms: kindhearted, giving
sprint Verb:1.to race or move at full speed Noun:2.a short race at full speed 3.A brief spell of great activity Synonyms:run, dash Antonyms:stroll
alight to dismount from a horse, descend from a vehicle, etc. 2. to settle or stay after descending: The bird alighted on the tree. 3. 1.to encounter or notice something accidentally.
tremor involuntary shaking of the body or limbs, as from disease, fear, weakness, or excitement; a fit of trembling. 2. any tremulous or vibratory movement; vibration: tremors following an earthquake. 3. a trembling or quivering effect, as of light. 4. a q
glean 2. to gather (grain or the like) after the reapers or regular gatherers. 3. 1.to learn, discover, or find out, usually little by little or slowly.
discreet 1.to be careful and judicious in one's conduct or speech 2. modest, unobtrusive
blitz 1. Military . a. an overwhelming all-out attack, especially a swift ground attack using armored units and air support. b. an intensive aerial bombing. 2. any swift, vigorous attack, barrage, or defeat: a blitz of commercials every few minutes. 3.
supplant 1. to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like. 2. to replace (one thing) by something else.
vain 1. excessively proud of or concerned about one's own appearance, qualities, achievements, etc.; conceited: a vain dandy. 2. proceeding from or showing pride in or concern about one's appearance, qualities, etc.; resulting from or displaying vanity: He
prig noun a person who displays or demands of others p about trivialities, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.Chiefly Briti to steal. verb (used without object) 2. to haggle or argue over price. 3. British Informal. to beg or entreat; a
indulge verb (used without object) 1. to yield to an inclination or desire; allow oneself to follow one's will (often followed by in ): Dessert came, but I didn't indulge. They indulged in unbelievable shopping sprees.
slapdash adverb 1. in a hasty, haphazard manner: He assembled the motor slapdash. adjective 2. hasty and careless; offhand: a slapdash answer.
snippet noun 1. a small piece snipped off; a small bit, scrap, or fragment: an anthology of snippets. 2. Informal. a small or insignificant person.
heedless adjective careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
sliver noun 1. a small, slender, often sharp piece, as of wood or glass, split, broken, usually lengthwise or with the grain; splinter. 2. any small, narrow piece or portion: A sliver of sky was visible. 3. a strand of loose, untwisted fibers produced in c
meander verb (used without object) 1. to proceed by or take a winding or indirect course: The stream meandered through the valley. 2. to wander aimlessly; ramble: The talk meandered on. verb (used with object) 3. Surveying . to define the margin of (a body
obstreperous adjective 1. resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly. 2. noisy, clamorous, or boisterous: obstreperous children.
coxcomb noun 1. a conceited, foolish dandy; pretentious fop.
roil verb (used with object) 1. to render (water, wine, etc.) turbid by stirring up sediment. 2. to disturb or disquiet; irritate; vex: to be roiled by a delay. verb (used without object) 3. to move or proceed turbulently.
smug adjective, smug·ger, smug·gest. 1. contentedly confident of one's ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent. 2. trim; spruce; smooth; sleek.
quaver verb (used without object) 1. to shake tremulously; quiver or tremble: He stood there quavering with fear. 2. to sound, speak, or sing tremulously: Her voice quavered a moment and then she regained control. 3. to perform trills in singing or on a mu
embark verb (used without object) 1. to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey. 2. to start an enterprise, business, etc. verb (used with object) 3. to put or receive on board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle. 4. to involve (someon
precise adjective 1. definitely or strictly stated, defined, or fixed: precise directions. 2. being exactly that and neither more nor less: a precise temperature; a precise amount. 3. being just that and no other: the precise dress she had wanted.
siege noun 1. the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible. 2. any prolonged or pers
Created by: nnash on 2013-10-16



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