4. chance, mere chance, fortune, good fortune, luck, good luck, Lady Luck, happenstance, serendipity; fate; uncertainty, contingency; blind faith.
5. nonessential, inessential, unessential; incidental, accidental, contingent; extra, accessory, supplement, auxiliary; appendage, appurtenance, addition, addendum; secondary, subsidiary.
accidental, adj.1. unintentional, unintended, unpremeditated, unplanned, undesigned; unwitting, unthinking; unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked-for; chance, fortuitous, serendipitous, Inf.fluky; random, stray, haphazard, casual.
2. nonessential, unessential, inessential, incidental, extraneous, extrinsic, external, adventitious; extra, additional, supplementary, supplemental, adscititious; subsidiary, subordinate, secondary, accessory, collateral; circumstantial, contingent, dependent, conditional, provisional; irrelevant, beside the point, parenthetical, by-the-way; unnecessary, unneeded, superfluous, expendable, dispensable.
unintentionally, undesignedly, without design, by accident, by mistake; inadvertently, involuntarily, unwittingly, unconsciously, unthinkingly; randomly, haphazardly, casually, incidentally, unpre-dictably, whichever way the wind blows; fortuitously, by chance, as it chanced, as luck would have it, by a piece of luck, by a fluke, by good fortune ora piece of good fortune.
acclaim, v. 1. applaud, cheer, celebrate; approve enthusiastically, hail; congratulate, felicitate, compliment, huzzah, rejoice in; praise, sound the praises of, extol, hosanna, bravo, cry up, laud, comment, Archaic. magnify; exalt, eulogize, glorify; pay tribute to, pay homage to, honor, crown.
2. announce, declare, call out; shout, noise about, bruit, rumor; salute, greet, welcome.
-n. 3. applause, ovation, acclamation; praise, eulogy, citation; commendation, approbation; approval, endorsement. See - acclamation.
acclamation, n.1. salutation, greeting, hail, welcome; applause, cheer, ovation, standing ovation, bravo, plaudits, Inf.hand, curtain calls, encore; hosanna, hurrah, huzzah; shouting, calling out, eclat, outcry, announcement, declaration; celebration, congratulation, rejoicing, triumph, jubilation, felicitation; paean, Archaic, gratulation.
2. acclaim, praise, extolment, laudation, Archaic. magnification, citation; eulogy, eulogization, exaltation, glorification, encomium, panegyric; tribute, homage, honoring, crowning; approval, endorsement, sanction, approbation, commendation.
acclimate, v. 1. acclimatize, become accustomed to, get used to, become familiar with, Inf.learn the ropes, become acquainted with; adapt to, adjust to, naturalize; conform to, accommodate, become fitted orsuited to; be attuned to, be in harmony oraccord with.
2. accustom, familiarize, make used to, habituate, adapt; inure, harden, toughen, season, temper, anneal.
acclimation, n.acclimatization, acclimatation, Rare. acclimature, Rare,
acclimatement, habituation, Sociol. acculturation; accustomedness, familiarity, familiarization, familiarness, acquaintance, acquaintanceship, acquaintedness; adaptation, adaptedness, adjustment, naturalization; inurement, inuredness, hardening, toughening, seasoning; conformity, accomodation, fit-tedness; harmony, accord.
acclivitous, adj.sloping upward, uphill, rising, ascending, inclining, mounting, climbing; heaving up, looming up, springing up, towering up; abrupt, sudden, sharp, bold.
acclivity, n.ascent, upward slope, grade, gradient, rise, incline, inclination, slant, pitch, cant, upgrade;