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Synonyms Dictionary

ice crystals, diamond dust, frost mist, frost snow, ice needle, poudrin, snow mist.
2. coldness, coolness, iciness, glaciality, frigidity; aloofness, reserve; unfriendliness, inhospitality, cold shoulder.
-v. 3. ice, freeze, chill; wither, shrivel, brown.
4.
Slang, anger, SI. burn up, annoy, vex, irk, SI. bug, irritate.

frosting, n. icing, coating, sugar-coating; finish, topping, cap, crown, polishing,

frosty, adj. 1. freezing, frigid, glacial, arctic, polar; icy, cold, chilly, cool, algid; wintry, brumal, hie-mal, hibernal; nippy, bleak, raw, bitter, bone-chilling.
2. cool, aloof, reserved, stand-offish, distant; unloving, indifferent, cold-hearted.
3. white, gray-white, hoary, niveous,

froth, n. 1. foam, spume, head, suds, yeast, fizz, bubbles, Brit. Inf. barm; saliva, spittle, spit; foaminess, frothiness, spumescence, effervescence, bubbliness.
2. emptiness, verbosity, prolixity, wordiness, running off
or on at the mouth, empty talk, hot air, Inf. gab, SI. gas; idle talk, jabber, patter, gabble, babble, gibberish, twaddle, blather, drivel; claptrap, trumpery, humbug, flummery, bunkum or bumcombe, SI. bunk.
See - nonsense
(def 2).
-v. 3. foam, froth, cream, come to a head, fizz, fizzle, burble, bubble up
or over, effervesce; aerate, carbonate, shake up; spume, whip, beat, suds or soap up, lather.
4. seethe, ferment, simmer, stew, steam, boil over, mantle, foam at the mouth; salivate, drivel, dribble, sputter, slaver; spew, spout, spit, emit, eject, ejaculate.

frothy, adj. 1. foamy, foamlike, spumy, spumous, spumescent, sudsy, yeasty, barmy; foaming, frothing, bubbling, bubbly, fizzing, fizzy, effervescent, sparkling, Fr. mousseux.
2. shallow, unsubstantial, without substance, trivial, trifling, trite, hackneyed; nonsensical, meaningless, worthless, valueless, unimportant, insignificant; hollow, empty, void,

frown, v. 1. scowl, glower, glare, lower, gloom, look sullen, look black, look daggers, Scot. glunch, SI. give a dirty look, SI. don the hate-mug.
2. frown on
or

upon disapprove, disfavor, view with disfavor, look askance at, not think much of, not take kindly to, Inf. take a dim view of, SI. be turned off by.
-n. 3. scowl, glower, grimace, pout,
Fr. moue, knitted brow.

frowning, adj. scowling, glowering, lowering, threatening, angry, surly, dark, black, black-browed; sullen, sulky, morose, gloomy, glum, dour, longfaced, mopish; stern, solemn, sober, grave, grim, unsmiling.

frowzy, adj. 1. slovenly, slatternly, sluttish, dirty, shabby; blowzy, frumpish, unkempt, untidy, draggle-tailed, Inf. sloppy.
2. ill-smelling, musty, moldy, mildewy, fusty, stale, stuffy,
Brit. Inf. frowsty.

frozen, adj. 1. glacial, ice-cold, bitterly cold, freez ing, wintry, arctic, Siberian; shivering, half-frozen, frozen to death, chilled to the bone.
2. unfeeling, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, cold, frigid, icy.

fructify, v. 1. fruit, bear fruit, flower, bloom, blossom.
2. fertilize, enrich; fecundate, prolificate.

frugal, adj. 1. sparing, saving, thrifty, chary; abstemious, abstinent, self-denying, self-sacrificing; selfcontrolled, temperate, moderate, conservative; con-servant, conservational, careful, unwasteful, economical, prudent, provident; scrimping, penny-pinching, parsimonious, penurious; miserly, niggardly, stingy, tight, tight-fisted, closefisted, cheap.

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Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.

Childhood and adolescence


Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...

Romance


... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...

Marriage


... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.
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