amazing, astounding, astonishing, stunning,
stool, n. 1. footstool, hassock, ottoman, taboret; stepstool, folding stool, campstool, milking stool; seat, bench, cricket; kneeler, prie-dieu, faldstool.
2. decoy, bait, lure, come-on, trick; trap, snare, springe.
3. toilet, commode; privy, cloaca, latrine, outhouse, backhouse; bathroom, washroom, lavatory, Brit. water closet.
4. feces, fecal matter, feculence, excrement, excreta, bowel movement; dung, ordure, manure, Obs. sterco-ration.
5. window sill or ledge, apron, casement.
stoop1, v. 1. bend, lean, crook; bow, curtsy, salaam, kowtow, genuflect; crouch, squat, hunker, hunch, SI. scrooch down, kneel; slouch, slump, droop, nod, flag, sag, sink; duck, bob, dip, dive.
2. condescend, lower or humble oneself, deign; assent, consent, submit, yield, give in, acquiesce, concede.
-n. 3. slouch, slump, droop, sag; Vet. Pathol, sway-back; bow, curtsy, salaam, genuflection, kowtow, cowering; crouch, squat; duck, bob, dip.
4. condescension, deigning, debasement, abasement, comedown; humbling, humility, self-deprecation, overmodesty, self-abnegation; yielding, submission, acquiescence.
stoop2, n. porch, portico, Hawaiian, lanai, veranda, Chiefly New Eng. and Southern U.S. piazza, front or back step or steps; patio, terrace, Fr. terrasse.
stop, v. 1. discontinue, quit, cease from, leave off, Inf drop* abandon; desist from, forbear, Inf. cut out, SI. can, SI. cheese, Brit. SI. nark it; withdraw from, have done with; (ail of work) Inf. call it quits, call it a day, shut up shop, Inf knock off; finish, complete, culminate, consummate.
2. pause, desist, cease, halt, quit, SI. hold the phone, Archaic, surcease; slow down, hold one's horses, come to a standstill, (of a car) pull up or over, (of a ship) lie to; come to an end, conclude, draw to a close, lapse, break off, wind up, run out, run its course; rest, wait, linger, tarry, idle.
3. terminate, close, end, stay, put an end to; lay to rest, make an end of; silence, quiet, still; quell, squelch, subdue, put down, squash, scotch; lower the boom, crack down on, quash, put the kibosh on; arrest, check, cut short, interrupt, nip in the bud, throttle, Archaic, stanch; defeat, discomfit, rout, smash, crush, destroy, overpower, master.
4. intercept, cut off, choke off, shut off; withhold, refuse, deny; retain, hold back.
5. restrain, repress, suppress, curb, rein in, constrain; hamper, impede, thwart, foil, frustrate, checkmate, deadlock; hinder, delay, retard, detain, prevent, Inf tie up; deter, stall, postpone.
6. block, bar, obstruct, clog, barricade, blockade, occlude; stifle, muzzle, choke, stem; close, stuff, cram, ram, dam, oppilate; caulk, seal, plug, bung, cork.
7. stop by a. visit, pay a visit, pay a call, stop in or over, drop in or over. b. remain, lodge, sojourn, put up at, lay over, stop off, Inf. stay or sleep over. -n. 8. cessation, arrest, end, stay, standstill, halt, desistance, termination, abruption; intermission, interlude, interval, abeyance, break, Inf. letup; interruption, disruption, discontinuance, discontinuation, discontinuity; delay, hold back.
9. sojourn, stay, visit; stop-off, stopover, layover; rest, respite, vacation, Brit, holiday. 10. station, depot, terminal, terminus, station house; rest area, roadstop, truck stop, Brit, layover. 11. closing up, closure, shutting off, U.S. Pari. Proc. cloture; blocking, filling up, stoppage, oppilation,
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.