hospitality, n. friendliness, neighborliness, amicability, congeniality, Ger. Gemiitlichkeit, conviviality, sociability; easiness, openness, approachability, receptiveness; welcomeness, warmth, warmheartedness, kindheartedness, kindliness, benignancy; graciousness, geniality, politeness, cordiality, courteousness; generosity, open-handedness, benevolence.
host1, 1. hostess, party-giver, party-thrower, inviter, treater; entertainer, emcee, M.C., master or mistress of ceremonies.
2. innkeeper, hotelkeeper, hotelman, boniface, hosteler, Fr. hotelier; landlord, landlady, manager, proprietor, proprietress, proprietrix, master, mistress.
host2, n. multitude, lot, crowd, throng, crush, mess, horde, mob, rabble; drove, bevy, herd, pack, flock, swarm, gaggle, school, shoal; army, legion, tribe, band, troop, company, group, body, assemblage, assembly, congregation, aggregation, array.
hostage, n. pawn, gage, prisoner; security, surety, leverage.
hostel, n. hostelry, hospice, youth hostel, youth hotel, caravansary, khan; inn, motor lodge, motel, hotel, tourist or guest home, pension, boarding house, lodging, lodgment, shelter, resting place.
hostile, adj. 1. antagonistic, opposed, adverse, averse, contrary, oppugnant; anti, against, Sl. agin, down on; inimical, unfavorable, unpropitious, inauspicious.
2. aggressive, warlike, belligerent, bellicose; combative, contentious, militant, warring, fighting; bickering, quarreling, wrangling, clashing; discordant, fractious, factious.
3. unfriendly, unkind, unsympathetic, inhospitable, cold, unsociable; malicious, mean, ugly, malevolent.
hostility, n. 1. antagonism, animus, ill will, ill feeling, grudge, spite, contempt; enmity, hatred, hate, dislike, disaffection, odium; malevolence, maliciousness, malice, meanness; bitterness, anger, wrath, dudgeon, rancor; rankling, bad blood, contumely.
2. unfriendliness, unkindness, unneighborliness, inhospitableness, unsociableness; inimicality, unfavorableness, unpropitiousness.
3. opposition, contraposition, contradiction, clash, antipathy, oppugnancy; resistance, unwillingness, contrariness, contrariety, recalcitrance.
4. hostilities war, warfare, fighting, conflict, militancy; contention, strife, aggression; state of war, state of siege; battles, sieges, raids, bloodshed, struggles, action.
hot, adj. 1. heated, warm, calescent; fiery, piping hot, red hot; burning, flaming, blazing, scorching, roasting, searing; toasting, baking, ovenlike; scalding, boiling, sizzling, simmering, steaming; torrid, sultry, parching, sweltry, sweltering, blistering.
2. feverish, febrile, flushed, feverous, fevered, red; pyretic, hectic, Med. pyrexic, malarial, Pathol, calen-tural.
3. peppery, spicy, sharp, piquant, curried; pungent, biting, tart, strong, astringent, burning.
4. ardent, fervent, fervid, zealous, enthusiastic; vehement, passionate, impetuous, spirited; excited, animated, agitated, inflamed, impassioned, kindled; angry, furious, irate, enraged, infuriated; wrathful, splenetic, choleric, hot-tempered; seething, raging, fuming.
5. eager, avid, keen, assiduous, earnest, sedulous; anxious, intent, Sl. gung-ho, desirous; enterprising, industrious, hustling.
6. lustful, lascivious, salacious, lecherous, libidinous, lubricious, Archaic, lickerish; animalistic, bestial, carnal, sensual, voluptuous, goatish; prurient, wanton, concupiscent, ruttish; priapic, randy, Sl.
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)