Archaic, remora; stop, stopper,
wallet, n. billfold, Chiefly Brit, notecase; card case, credit-card case, card carrier; pocketbook, purse, change-purse, Fr. porte-monnaie.
wallow, v. 1. roll around, splash around, swim; welter, tumble, writhe.
2. luxuriate, indulge oneself, bask; delight, revel, relish, enjoy, take pleasure or satisfaction in; savor, appreciate, like, love, fancy, SI. dig, take to; SI. get a bang or kick or boot out of, SI. get high on.
3. flounder, stagger, lurch, roll, pitch, waver, teeter; waddle, stumble, limp, falter.
4. billow, surge, swell, puff, rise; float, waft,
wan, adj. 1. pale, ashen, ashy, pallid, colorless;
white, white as a sheet, bloodless, ghostly, pasty, sallow.
2. tired, worn, weary; unhealthy, sickly, haggard, gaunt, ghastly, thin, emaciated, hollow-cheeked; unhappy, sad, Fr. triste, melancholy, mournful, sorrowful, miserable, desolate.
3. weak, sorry, unforceful; ineffectual, useless, futile, unavailing, vain, bootless, profitless; nonproductive, fruitless, hollow, unsuccessful; inept, unskillful, clumsy.
wand, n. 1. rod, baton, stick, staff; scepter, mace. 2. shoot, offshoot, sprig, branch, twig, sprout; tendril, reed.
wander, v. 1. stray, roam, ramble, rove, meander, straggle; range, nomadize, drift, live like a gypsy; stroll, amble, Inf mosey, saunter, prowl, SI. mooch; peregrinate, travel about, traverse, itinerate.
2. deviate, go off course, swerve, veer, sheer, go astray; digress, divagate, go off on a tangent.
3. speak incoherently, rave, be crazed, go off one's head, be delirious; ramble, rhapsodize, drivel, moon.
wanderer, n. rambler, roamer, rover, strayer, straggler, gadabout; traveler,.wayfarer, voyager, peregri-nator; adventurer, landloper, explorer, soldier of fortune, Inf. boomer, cowboy; trekker, hiker, backpacker; excursionist, sight-seer, Inf. rubbernecker, tourist; bird of passage, migrant, nomad, Kuchi, Bedouin, gypsy, Bohemian; hobo, vagrant, vagabond, Archaic. runagate, Australian, swagman, beachcomber, derelict, street Arab; Inf. bum, SI. vag, SI. bo, SI. stiff, SI. bindle stiff, SI. canvas back; migrant worker, itinerant, Usu. Disparaging. Okie, drifter, Inf. floater, transient, fly-by-night, SI. rolling stone,
wandering, adj. 1. rambling, roving, roaming, itinerant, peripatetic, migratory, migrant, migratory; vagrant, vagabond, homeless, nomadic, gypsy, Bohemian; wayfaring, perambulatory, drifting; journeying, traveling.
2. straggling, meandering, winding, zigzagging; circuitous, ambagious, indirect, roundabout; discursive, excursive, circumlocutory, circumlocutional.
wane, v. 1. decline, decrease, diminish; abate, let up, taper off, subside, ebb; fade away, evanesce, vanish, die out; approach an end, come to a close, Inf. peter out, wind down; obsolesce, be on the way out; dwindle, shrink, contract; shrivel, wither, deteriorate, degenerate; waste away, melt away, deliquesce; weaken, languish, flag, droop, sink, fall, die.
-n. 2. decrease, diminution, decrescence, falling off, fall-off, decline, downgrade; abatement, subsidence, ebb, recession.
3. weakening, failing, failure, decay, wasting; deterioration, degeneration, declension, declination, retrogradation; dying, ending, termination.
4. on the wane decreasing, decrescent, diminishing, fading, dying; obsolescent, on the way out.
wangle, v. Informal, arrange, fix, machinate, manage, Inf. finagle, work, maneuver, bring off, SI.