-adv. 8. on the same level, in a straight line, squarely, square, evenly, even, dead, plumb, directly.
-v. 9. make flush, even, square, level, even off, smooth, flatten, lay level, plane, planish; equalize, align, balance,
flushed, adj. 1. excited, aroused, impassioned, quickened; enthused, inspired, possessed, animated; feverish, febrile, hot, burning, in a fever, ablaze; aquiv-er, aflutter, atwitter, Inf. in a tizzy, in a ferment, hectic, overwrought.
2. blushing, ablush, red, glowing, warm, rosy, reddened, rubicund, scarlet; ruddy, blowzy, sunburned, burnt.
3. cheerful, gay, light-hearted, insouciant, carefree, happy, happy-go-lucky; airy, jaunty, buoyant; vivacious, lively, brisk, allegro, sportive, Inf chipper; elated, exultant, exhilarated, in high spirits, in high feather.
4. enthusiastic, sanguine, expectant, anticipative, anticipatory; hopeful, optimistic, heartened; assured, confident, certain.
fluster, v. 1. excite, flutter, agitate, Inf. give the heebie-jeebies or willies or jimjams, flurry; shake, upset, Inf. discombobulate, discompose, disquiet; perturb, disturb, bother; stagger, shock, startle, boggle, take aback.
2. confuse, rattle, disconcert, Inf. faze, confound, discomfit; bewilder, distract, baffle, throw off, puzzle, perplex, nonplus, Inf. blow one's mind; addle, muddle, fuddle, befuddle; dumfound, daze, dazzle,
flutist, n. flautist, flute player; fifer, piper, Pied Piper, Pan; piccoloist, Inf. piccolo Pete, oboist,
flutter, v. 1. wave to and fro, sway, undulate, flap, flop; toss about, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate; swish, swing loosely, flourish; wag, dangle, pendulate; waver, ripple, quiver, shiver, quaver, shake, vibrate, tremble, twitter, shudder; jerk, twitch, vellicate, jump.
2. beat, pulse, expand and contract, palpitate, pitapat; throb, thump, alternate, pound, reverberate; vibrate, agitate, quiver.
3. flit, flirt, dance, hover; glint, flash, whisk, skim; glide, wing, fly, soar; dart, dartle, move quickly.
4. fluster, flurry, confuse, confound, bewilder; baffle, pose, befuddle; perplex, puzzle, nonplus; befog, make muddled or unclear, mystify, bamboozle; obscure, obfuscate, disorient, disorientate; embarrass, disconcert, discompose, unsettle, agitate, perturb; upset, rattle, unhinge, unbalance.
-n. 5. swaying, undulating, undulation; flap, flapping, flop, flopping; tossing about, oscillating, oscillation, fluctuating, fluctuation, vacillating, vacillation; swish, swishing, loose swinging, swing, flourish, flourishing; wag, wagging, dangling, pendulating; waver, wavering, ripple, rippling, quiver, quivering, shiver, shivering; quaver, quavering, shake, shaking, vibrating, vibration; tremble, trembling, twitter, twittering, shudder, shuddering; jerk, jerking, twitch, twitching, vellicating, vellication, jump, jumping.
6. fluster, nervous excitement, flurry, Inf. dither; confusion, disorder, bewilderment, bafflement; befud-dlement, perplexity, puzzledness, puzzlingness; mud-dledness, muddlement, disorientation; mystification, bamboozlement, obscureness, obfuscation; embarrassment, disconcertingness, disconcertion, disconcertment, discomposure; mental agitation, perturbation, perturbedness, perturbment; turmoil, tumult, unsettlement; unhingement, unhinging, upset, unbalance, unbalancing.
7. sensation, stir, commotion, convulsion, turmoil, tumult; confusion, flurry, ado; hubbub, bustle, activity, Inf. to-do; agitation, excitement, fermentation; furor, uproar, disorder; turbulence, storm, squall; outbreak, outburst, ebullition.