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2. squint, look obliquely, look askance, glance sidewise.
3. oblique, slant, slope, tilt, incline.
4. misrepresent, belie, misquote, misstate, misrender, misreport, misread, misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand; distort, pervert, falsify, twist, Scot. thraw, change, tamper with; slant, bias, color, varnish; embroider, embellish, add to, dress up; exaggerate, stretch, overdraw, strain. -n. 5. swerve, deflection, shift, sheer, turn, veer, deviation, divergence, divergency; curve, curvature, bend, twist; slant, slope, tilt, pitch, angle, incline, skid, v. 1. slide, coast, glide, skim, skate, ski, sled,
toboggan, glissade.
2. check, brake, retard, slow up
or down, stop, halt, arrest.
3. slide, slip, sideslip; turn, veer, swerve, sheer; go out of control.
skiff,
n. small boat, dinghy, cockle, rowboat, caique; canoe, piragua, pirogue, dugout, kayak, shell, sampan; sailboat, Trademark. Sunfish, Trademark. Sailfish, Naut. jolly boat, catboat or cat, Naut. catamaran, skill, n. 1. ability, faculty, talent, gift, forte; com petence, competency, efficiency, efficacy, adequacy, sufficiency; capableness, readiness, technique, execution, know-how, savoir-faire.
2. expertise, expertness, excellence, mastery; proficiency, adeptness, knack, finesse, address, ingenuity, subtlety; dexterity, adroitness, facility, artistry, felicity, ambidexterity, deftness, skillfulness, handiness.
3. trade, industrial art, craft, handicraft, art; vocation, calling, line, occupation, profession, mdtier. skillful,
adj. 1. proficient, adept, skilled, good at, finished, polished; dexterous, adroit, deft, facile, ambidexterous, handy, neat, Brit. Dial, feat; expert, masterful, masterly, veteran, professional, Fr. au fair; topflight, top-drawer, first-rate, Inf topnotch, ace, Inf. crack, Sl. crackerjack, Sl. hotshot, Sl. on the ball, Inf. whiz-bang, Brit. Sl. whizzo.
2. talented, gifted, endowed, apt, clever; conversant, learned,
Archaic, studied, versed, knowledgeable; practiced, accomplished, experienced; able, capable, competent, efficient, adequate, sufficient, qualified, trained. skim, v. 1. cream, despumate; take up, remove, take off, scoop off or up.
2. glide, move over lightly, fly, skate, slide, coast.
3. brush, touch, scrape, graze, shave.
4. skip, throw, bounce, ricochet.
5. scan, glance at, read quickly, flip through the pages, dip into, look through quickly, spot-check; go
or run through, Inf. breeze through.
6. cover, overspread, overlay, coat, film. skimp, v.
1. scrimp, pinch pennies, cut corners; economize, conserve, save, be sparing or frugal; be penurious, be parsimonious, be stingy or cheap, Inf. pinch a penny till it squeaks.
2. restrict, limit serverly, dole, stint, pinch, cramp; reduce, curtail, straiten, cut down on, take shortcuts, curb, grudge, begrudge, give reluctantly.
3. scamp, run through, dash off, do work negligently, perform hurriedly
or hastily. skimpy, adj. 1. scanty, meager, scrimpy, scant, shy; lacking, wanting, deficient; shallow, superficial, insubstantial, depthless; sketchy, incomplete, inadequate, beggarly, insufficient; very little, paltry, poor, piddling, Inf. measly, mere; small, narrow, puny, slight, slender, brief, short; nominal, minute, negligible.
2. stingy, niggardly,
Rare, illiberal, parsimonious, cheeseparing, penurious; miserly, skinflinty, mean, tight, tight-fisted, close-fisted, cheap, SI. chintzy, moneygrubbing, grasping; scrimping, penny-pinching, grudging, begrudging, ungenerous, stinting; thrifty, frugal, sparing, chary; economical, prudent, saving, penny-wise.

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