protract, v. prolong, prolongate, extend, lengthen, elongate, stretch out, spin out, draw out, drag out; continue, perpetuate, sustain, maintain, keep up, keep going, keep alive, dwell on, linger on; develop, expand, enlarge, enlarge upon, amplify; pad, fill out.
protracted, adj. extended, prolonged, prolongated, lengthened, drawn-out, long-drawn-out, spun out, dragged-out, strung-out, stretched-out; long, lengthy, overlong, too-long, long-winded, marathon; interminable, unending, never-ending, endless, everlasting, unrelenting; redundant, repetitious, repetitive, bat-tological, pleonastic, tautological, Inf. broken-record; padded, filled out.
protrude, v. 1. project, extrude, jut or jut out, stick out, poke out; extend, excurve, obtrude, bulge, bilge, protuberate, Anat. protract; swell, swell out or up, distend, belly, bag, balloon, billow; (all usu. in reference to the eyes) pop, goggle, Inf bug; vault, vault over, arch, arch over, bow, embow; beetle, overhang, hang over, Rare, impend; stick up, bristle, stand up, shoot up.
2. pout, thrust out or forward.
protuberance, n. 1. prominence, eminence, excrescence, gibbosity, tuberosity, convexity.
2. bulge, bow, swelling, bell, bump, lump, hump, tumescence; outgrowth, Anat., Bot. apophysis, Archit. apophyge; blister, bubble, bleb, pimple, welt, wart; knob, knurl, knot, gnarl, node, nodulation, nodosity; protrusion, projection, jut, overhang, extrusion, excurvation; beetling, jutting, impendence, hang.
protuberant, adj. gibbous, bulbous, bulging, bilging, bulging or bilging out; swelling, swollen, tumid, turgid, tumescent; distended, bellied, potbellied, bagging; goggled, Inf. pop-eyed, Inf. bug-eyed, Sl. googly-eyed; projecting, protruding, protrusive, salient, bold, outstanding, conspicuous, prominent; eminent, protrusile, excrescent, Bot. excurrent; extrusive, jutting, beetling; overlying, overlapping, overhanging, Rare, impending; arched, vaulted, bowed, convex, excurved, excurvate; bossed, embossed, chased, raised, superimposed, in relief, in high or strong relief.
proud, adj. 1. content, contented, satisfied, gratified, pleased, well-pleased, Inf pleased as punch; glad, delighted, happy, sunny, cheerful; complacent, smug, self-satisfied, self-contented, pleased with oneself, like the cat that swallowed the canary.
2. conceited, self-important, self-esteeming, self-admiring, self-centered, egocentric, narcissistic, Sl. stuck or hung up on oneself; vain, vainglorious, egotistical, puffed-up, inflated, swollen, swell-headed, Inf. big-headed; boastful, bragging, crowing, blustering, Sl. full of hot air; cocky, cocksure, bumptious, assertive, self-assertive, self-assured, aggressive, Inf. pushy, Scot. vaunty.
3. arrogant, fastuous, overbearing, overweening, presumptuous, assuming, Inf. too much; contemptuous, disdainful, scornful, derisive, insolent; imperious, lordly, magisterial, high-handed, highfalutin; haughty, snobbish, on one's high horse, high-and-mighty, too good for the rest of us, priggish, Inf. high-hat, Inf. nose in the air, Sl. snooty, Sl. snotty, Sl. sniffy, Sl. stuck-up; supercilious, cavalier, condescending, patronizing, Inf. toplofty; aloof, remote, distant, detached, removed, above-it-all; unbending, stiffnecked, unapproachable, forbidding; pompous, pretentious, affected, hoity-toity.
4. creditable, estimable, laudable, admirable, praiseworthy; honorable, righteous, virtuous, high-minded, high-principled, upright, upstanding.
5. noble, sublime, majestic, august, stately; imposing, impressive, commanding, awe-inspiring, Archaic. magnific; grand, royal, regal, kingly, princely; elegant, graceful, handsome; magnificent, splendid, Inf. splendiferous, resplendent, superb, glorious, brilliant, radiant; luxurious, lavish, sumptuous, gorgeous, Inf out of this world; All Inf. posh, plush, swank, ritzy.
My Account / Test History
2. That's spot on.
3. You've hit the nail on the head. / You've nailed it.
4. I suppose so. (use this when you agree, but you are not completely convinced)
5. I'm afraid you're right. (use this in response to bad news, to say the bad news is correct)