This page collects words similar in one way or another: synonym, paronym, homonym, homophone, homograph, and other kind of nameless nymphs of my fancy, including: near synonyms, near homonyms, words likely mixed up, specialized technical jargons, etc.
See also: Form of government.
flock, flight, herd, drove, pack, gang, gaggle, bevy, brood, school, swarm, throng..
See also: List of animal names (with collective nouns), Herd
Some bird names:
grumble, babble, mumble, murmur, mutter, stammer, prattle, blather, drivel, drool, prate, twaddle, gab, chatter, blabber, burble, jabber, gibber, maunder, patter, yak, yammer, twiddle, twitter, smatter, tinkle, ramble
English has lots words describing these. They may indicate a commen need to describe such slacking talk. Oftentimes we can glimpse a culture or human nature from languages. Other examples are the plethora of words for decribing stupidity or fools, and as well women as sex objects.
lass, lassie, wench, dame, femme, chit, colleen, damsel, demoiselle; broad; minx, coquette, hussy, bint, bimbo
maiden, virgin, houri
demimonde (demimondaine), paramour, ladylove, sweetheart
popsy, doxy, sexpot, chanteuse, ingenue, frump
trull │ And let my spleenful sons this trull deflower [Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus: Act 2]
A trull is a prostitute. Synonyms for prostitute varies in context and connotation. There's tramp, harlot, courtesan, call girl, prostitute, whore.
chemise, corset, peignoir, Lingerie
swagger, trod, tread, tramp, trample, trudge, stamp, limp, lope, amble, saunter, scamper, scuttle, scurry, scoot, shamble, shuffle, slouch, traipse
Some words used for fantasy creatures.
From greek mythology:
Some words used for color:
chartreuse, grizzle, jet, ebony, sepia, bister, beige, dun, ecru, flaxen, tawny, maize, titian, umber, amber, ocher, russet, ruddy, carmine, sorrel, scarlet, henna, garnet, claret, fuchsia, vermillion, magenta, mauve, sanguine, maroon, cardinal, lavender, turquoise, azure, teal, sapphire, indigo
See also: List of colors.
dawdle, doodle │ in the game American McGee's Alice, the white rabbit said to Alice “don't dawdle, Alice”
allay, alleviate, palliate, sooth
swamp, mash, marsh, pulp, quagmire, mire
ails ills aisles isles
twirl, whorl, whirl, swirl
consul, council, councel
vis-a-vis = face-to-face, bona fide = genuine, et al = and others, etc. = et cetera; and so forth, per se = as such, i.e. = id est; that is, e.g. = exempli gratia; for example, viz. = videlicet; namely, MIA, g.o.p., AWOL
knoll, hillock, hummock
perorate, harangue, tirade, diatribe, rant, rave
skulduggery, hanky-panky, prestidigitation
dextral, sinistral , deasil, widdershins │ all these are hardly used.
ophthalmologist, optician, optometrist
remunerate, requite, repay, redeem, compensation, recompense, reparation, atonement
rump, hip, buttocks, bottom, cheeks, derriere, ass, breech
epee, rapier, scimitar, cutlass, dagger, foil, stiletto, stylet, halberd, pike, lance, spear, bow, crossbow │ there are good varieties of words for varieties of swords used around the world.
tot, tote, toot, tout │ Price has a song called _Sing of the Times_; the lyrics talks about a tot whose favorite game is about toting a machine gun. Owls hoot, whistles hoot. Merchants tout. │ in describing small child, there's also tyke and kid, with kid also being a young goat.
podium, rostrum, lectern, dais, pulpit, soapbox
caustic, mordant, trenchant, acrid, scathing
shrewd, sagacious, perspicacious, astute │ Jon, this is your chance to smite the world's eggheads with your prowess and perspicaciousness. (Announcing a programing contest to a brash hotshot Perl programer)
pope, pontiff, prelate, bishop, priest, deacon, subdeacon, vicar, rector, curate, pastor, sexton, diocese, parish, chapel
flair, flare, blare
club, mace, maul, cudgel, bludgeon, truncheon
balustrade, parapet, rampart, bulwark, palisade, stake
dapple, dapper, dabble, dabber
varnish, burnish, furbish, tarnish, garnish, furnish
dozen/gross/score, team of horses, span of mules, yoke of oxen, brace of partridge, pair of shoes, couple of days, raft, horde, throng, mound
coruscate, scintillate, shimmer, glisten, glint, glimmer, glean, garner, muster
fiddle, fumble, botch, bumble, blunder, bobble, boggle, bungle, cobble, flounder
refection, ration, sustenance, provision, viand, morsel, victual, repast, elixir, arcana, libation, nectar, ambrosia, panacea
veldt, prairie, savannah
gaggle, gobble, gulp, gurgle, gargle, goggle, gargoyle
cranny, crevice, fissure, nick, gash
dock, jetty, quay, wharf, harbor, estuary, inlet, bay, promontory, cape, peninsula
crater, furrow, valley, chasm, gorge, canyon, ravine, gulch, gullet, gully
tomb, vault, sepulcher, catacomb
epigram, epigraph, epitaph, epitome, epithet
recipient, incipient, percipient
admonish, upbraid, scold, chide, berate, vituperate, blame, reprehend, reproach, reproof, reprove, censure, excoriate, rebuke, objurgate, reprimand, chastise
bespeak, divination, presentiment, premonition, presage, portend, prognosticate, predict, foretell, forecast, forebode
jangle, joggle, jiggle, jounce, giggle
admonish, demolish, abolish
exalt, extol, exhort, exult, extort
prodigious, prodigal, profligate, reprobate
ingenious, ingenuous, indigenous
repentant, penitent, deplore, doleful, melancholy, mourn, sorrow
compunctious, regretful, deplore, remorseful, contrite
malign, traduce, asperse, vilify, calumniate, defame
facetious, felicity, felicitous
acclaim, declaim, exclaim, proclaim, announce, denounce, belittle, deprecate, depredate
dispel, disperse, dissipate, disseminate
cheap, thrifty, niggardly, penurious, parsimonious, frugal, Spartan, providentblog comments powered by Disqus