ambivalence, n. uncertainty, indecision, irresolution, unsettledness, inconclusiveness, incertitude, unsureness, infirmity of purpose, Psychol, ambitend-ency; doubt, hesitancy, hesitation; fluctuation, vacillation, tergiversation, changefulness, fickleness, caprice, capriciousness, second thoughts; instability, inconstancy; conflict, contradiction, opposition, antinomy, irreconcilability, paradox; confusion, ambiguity, equivocation, irony,
ambivalent, adj. uncertain, indecisive, irresolute, unsettled, inconclusive, unsure, infirm of purpose; doubtful, dubious, hesitant, hesitating, faltering, at loose ends, of two minds; fluctuating, vacillating, tergiversating, changing, mercurial, capricious, fickle, unstable, inconstant; conflicting, contradictory, opposite, opposing, irreconcilable, paradoxical, antinomic; confusing, ambiguous, equivocal, ironic,
amble, v. 1. stroll, saunter; shuffle, Inf. mosey; ramble, meander, Inf. traipse; (both of horses) pace, rack.
-n. 2. easy walk, easy pace, gentle pace; strolling or ambling gait; stroll, saunter, walk, ramble, jaunt,
ambrosial, adj. 1. savory, delectable, palatable; delicious, tasty, tasteful, toothsome, flavory, flavorful; mouth-watering, appetizing, gustable; sweet, nec-tarous, sugary, honeyed.
2. fragrant, aromatic, balmy, perfumed, perfumy; amaranthine, redolent, sweet-smelling, rosy; odorous, odoriferous, olent.
3. divine, godly, heavenly, supernal; celestial, ethereal, elysian, empyreal, paradisiac; beatific, golden, glorious, exalted.
ambulate, v. 1. walk, foot, SI.hoof, SI.take the shoe-leather express; step, pace, tread.
2. perambulate, stroll, promenade, saunter, amble; roam, rove, range, ramble; meander, circumambulate, straggle, gad about, gallivant, traipse, shuffle; peregrinate, traverse, trek, travel.
ambulatory, adj. 1. walking, pedestrian, on foot;
moving, mobile, shifting.
2. itinerant, peripatetic, wandering, wayfaring; nomadic, migratory, vagrant, vagabond; strolling, rambling, meandering.
3. Law. alterable, changeable, modifiable, mutable, permutable; revocable, reversible.
ambush, n. 1. ambuscade, hiding-place, retreat, concealment, cover, screen, blind; trap, snare, pitfall, lure; lying in wait, lurking.
-v. 2. ambuscade, lurk, skulk, lie in wait; waylay, entrap, ensnare, decoy, lure,
ameliorate, v. 1. improve, better, make better, amend, meliorate; advance, promote, raise, elevate; straighten out, reform, revise, rectify, set or put straight, make or set right, fix, repair.
2. remedy, cure, mend, heal, doctor; relieve, ease, mitigate, lessen, assuage, alleviate,
amelioration, n. 1. improvement, betterment, melioration; advancement, promotion, raise, elevation; straightening out, reform, revision, amendment, rectification, setting or making right.
2. remedy, cure, mending, healing, doctoring; relief, easing, mitigation, lessening, assuagement, alleviation,
amen, interj. 1. it is so, so it is, so be it, be it so, so is it, so shall it be, let it be so, would that it were so; by all means, SI.right on, SI.way to go. -adv. 2. verily, truly, honestly, truthfully, precisely, assuredly, as a matter of fact, frankly, in truth, indeed, literally.
-n. 3. assent, concurrence, approval, endorsement, backing, okay, O.K., commendation, approbation.
amenability, n. 1. agreeableness, agreeability, reasonableness; compliancy, pliancy, flexibility, conform-ability, adaptability; yieldingness, acquiescence, submissiveness, deference, obedience; docility, manageability, manageableness, governability, tractability.