embellished, embroidered, elaborated, festooned.
4. extravagant, fantastic, outlandish, outrageous; odd, strange, peculiar, weird, queer, grotesque,
barracks, n. Military, billet, casern, cantonment, military quarters, quarters, U.S. Sl. the Q, U.S. Inf. bullpen; fort, garrison, camp, encampment,
barrage, n. 1. bombardment, cannonade, shelling, battery, broadside, assault, salvo, volley; artillery fire, gunfire, drumfire, fire; barrier of fire, wall of fire, curtain of flame, deluge of steel.
2. superabundance, profusion, plethora; deluge, inundation, flood, avalanche, landslide, mountain, mass; storm, rash, riot, blitz.
barrel, n. 1. cask, keg, hogshead, puncheon, butt, tierce, tun, rundlet; vat, tank, tub, firkin; container, vessel.
barrels lot, Inf. lots, Inf. oodles, Inf. tons; pile, heap, Inf. load, stack, mass accumulation, amassment; hoard, store, stock, stockpile, supply; abundance, volume, plenty, quantity, profusion, Inf raft; storm, shower, ocean, sea; multitude, array, legion; scores, numbers, swarm, mob, Sl. slew, Sl. scad,
barren, adj. 1. childless, sterile, infertile, unpro-lific, infecund, agenetic, unprocreant, Bot. acarpous, 0of cows) farrow, impotent, effete.
2. unproductive, unyielding, unfructuous, unfruitful, fruitless; uncultivable, uncultivatable, fallow; exhausted, depleted, worn out, impoverished; .meager, scanty, scarce, empty, lean, forlorn; poor, bare, dry, arid, bald, waste, desolate, dead, naked.
3. uninteresting, boring, unsuggestive, uninstructive, uninspiring; stale, dull, flat, inane, jejune, insipid, prosaic, tame.
4. dull, stupid, mentally deficient, unintelligent, moronic, idiotic, imbecilic, vacant; weak-minded, brainless, witless, fool-headed, foolish, simple, muddle-headed.
5. ineffective, ineffectual, incapable, inadequate, inefficient, incompetent, inept; useless, inutile, worthless, valueless, meritless, nugatory; futile, vain, bootless, unavailing, idle; unprofitable, profitless, un-remunerative, unrewarding, unpaying, gainless; unsuccessful, Inf. no-go, to no avail, to no purpose, for naught.
6. (usually fol. by of) destitute, bereft, devoid , lacking, deficient, wanting.
barrenness, n. 1. childlessness, sterility, infertility, unprolificness, infecundity, Med. agenesis, impotence, effeteness.
2. unproductiveness, unyieldingness, unfruitfulness, fruitlessness; exhaustion, depletion, impoverishment; meagerness, scarcity, poverty, emptiness; dryness, aridity, baldness, nakedness, bareness, waste, desolation, death.
3. dullness, staleness, flatness, inanity, prosaicness, tameness.
4. stupidity, dullness, mental deficiency, unintelligence, imbecility, simpleness; weakmindedness, brainlessness, witlessness, foolishness, muddle-headedness.
5. ineffectiveness, ineffectualness, inefficacy, inadequacy, inefficiency, incompetence, ineptness; uselessness, inutility, worthlessness, valuelessness, meritless-ness, nugacity; futility, bootlessness, unavailingness, idleness; unprofitableness, profitlessness, nonsuccess, failure, defeat.
barricade, n. 1. barrier, obstacle, hindrance; rampart, bulwark, protection. See - barrier (defs. 1-3). -v. 2. obstruct, block, blockade, bar; block up, close up, shut off, choke off; lock, padlock, bolt, secure, fasten, batten; shut in, fence in, defend, fortify,
barrier, n. 1. bar, check, obstacle, hindrance, obstruction, impediment; barricade, barricado, blockade, block, roadblock, stopper; hurdle, difficulty, stumbling block.