6. clever, ingenious, resourceful, daedal; deft, adept, adroit, apt, dexterous, handy, skillful.
7. (all of liquor) straight, straight-up, unmixed, undiluted, unwatered, unblended, uncut, unadulterated, pure. -adv. 8. smartly, sprucely, nattily, trimly, sleekly, neatly, Inf. slickly.
9. skillfully, expertly, adroitly, adeptly, dexterously, deftly, handily, aptly; cleverly, ingeniously, resourcefully.
neaten, v. tidy, tidy up, straighten up or out, pick up, clean, clean up, Inf. fix up, Inf. police; spruce up, groom, trim, put in trim, Brit. Dial, trig up or out; arrange, order, put in order. nebulous adj. 1. obscure, indistinct, indeterminate, hazy, fuzzy, shapeless, amorphous; faint, pale, dim; murky, opaque; muddled, confused, muddy, Inf. clear as mud; vague, abstract, general, generalized, nonspecific, unspecific, undifferentiated.
2. cloudy, clouded, overclouded, overcast; foggy, hazy, misty; cloudlike, nebulose, nubilous.
3. celestial, heavenly, empyrean; astral, starry, stellar, sphery, nebular. necessarily, adv. 1. of necessity, perforce, by force of circumstance, needfully, needs must, without choice; willy-nilly, willing or unwilling, whether willing or not, whether or no, like it or not; Fr. bon gre, mal gre; Latin, nolens volens.
2. as a result, consequently, as a consequence, in consequence; naturally, of course, as a matter of course, and so, it follows that; inevitably, unavoidably, inescapably, ineluctably; certainly, surely, without doubt. necessary, adj. 1. needed, needful, called-for, occasioned, in demand, requisite, required; indispensable, vital, essential, of the essence, important, of the utmost importance; fundamental, elementary, rudimentary, basic, bedrock, material, substantive, Inf. square-one; imperative, urgent, exigent, instant, pressing, compelling, high-priority, high-pressure, life-and-death or life-or-death.
2. compulsive, involuntary, coercive, choiceless, forced; compulsory, obligatory, binding, mandatory, prescriptive; inescapable, unavoidable, ineludible, ineluctable, inevasible, irresistible; certain, for certain, sure, for sure, sure as death, sure as death and taxes, inevitable, necessitous.
-n. 3. necessity, requisite, requirement. See necessity (def. 1).
4. Chiefly New England, privy, outhouse, backhouse, stool, closet, cloaca, Brit. SI.
bog. necessitate, v. oblige, require, demand, exact, call for, dictate, insist upon; compel, impel, force, make, cause, cause to, have; constrain, bind, tie [s.o.'sj hands, leave no option or choice; drive, railroad, ramrod; bring to bear upon, bear down upon, put the pressure on, press, apply pressure, Inf. pressure or high-pressure, Inf. lean on, Inf squeeze, Inf. put the screws on or to, Inf twist [s.o.'s] arm; coerce, dragoon, bully, intimidate, Inf. steamroller, Inf. bulldoze, SI. strong-arm. necessitous, adj. 1. needy, indigent, impoverished, impecunious, penurious, distressed, in reduced circumstances, reduced, straitened, in straitened circumstances, in narrow straits, in dire straits; poor, badly off, Inf. hard up, unable to make ends meet, unable to keep the wolf from the door; disadvantaged, underprivileged, in want, in need, mendicant, beggared, beggarly, pauperized; destitute, poverty-stricken, penniless, without a penny, without a sou, down-and-out; All SI.
broke, flat broke, stone broke, stony, busted,
My Account / Test History
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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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.