gorgeous, adj. 1. splendid, splendrous, Inf splendiferous, magnificent, resplendent; exquisite, elegant, sumptuous; luxurious, rich, opulent; dazzling, glittering, brilliant, refulgent, radiant; impressive, stately, imposing; beautiful, breath-taking, Literary, beauteous, good-looking, attractive, pulchritudinous, lovely, charming.
2. pleasant, enjoyable, fine, Inf nifty, SI. swell, terrific; glorious, marvelous, SI. marvy, delightful, wonderful; excellent, great, grand, Inf. colossal; first-rate, Inf. super, sensational, superb, perfect, sublime, gormandize, v. gluttonize, gorge, stuff, cram, make a pig of oneself; devour, eat greedily, SI. eat like there's no tomorrow, SI. pig in; eat richly, dine well, SI. eat high off the hog. gory, adj. 1. bloody, bleeding, bloodstained, bloodsoaked, sanguinary, sanguineous; like a slaughterhouse or abattoir.
2. murderous, cruel, brutal, savage; fell, fierce, destructive, dreadful, horrendous, bloodthirsty.
3. unpleasant, disagreeable, distasteful, repellent, revolting; messy, SI. yucky, embarrassing; awful, terrible, grim, ghastly. gospel, n. 1. (often cap.) Christian doctrine, the teachings of Christ, Christianity, Christian revelation, the good news, glad tidings; Scripture, the New Testament, the writings of the evangelists. See Scripture (defs. 1, 2).
2. truth, certainty, fact, verity, authenticity; Inf. the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
3. belief, creed, credo, doctrine, ethic, principle, tenet. gossamer, n. 1. cobweb, spiderweb; thistledown, feather; gauze, tissue, chiffon.
-adj. 2. gossamery, cobwebby, feathery, silky; thin, light, fine, delicate, flimsy, frail; diaphanous, sheer, transparent, see-through, translucent; unsubstantial, airy, light as an angel's breath, gossip, n. 1. rumor, grapevine, Inf. scuttlebutt, hearsay, Fr. oui-dire, report, Archaic, bruit; an earful, SI. dope, Inf. inside info, SI. poop, tittle-tattle; scandal, dirt, whispering campaign, mud-slinging.
2. prattle, idle talk, SI. schmooze, small talk, palaver, Scot. clishmaclaver; chat, chitchat, SI. yackety-yak, SI. yak, twaddle, blather.
3. gossipper, gossipmonger, newsmonger, rumor-monger; whisperer, tattler, talebearer, tattletale; loud mouth, Inf. blabbermouth, SI. big mouth; yenta, tabby, cat; quidnunc, busybody, Paul Pry, snoop, meddler, Australian. SI. stickybeak, eavesdropper; chatterer, gabbler, chatterbox, magpie; babbling brook, blatherskite, prattler, flibbertigibbet.
-v. 4. tattle, Inf. blab, rumor, circulate, bruit, Scot. clishmaclaver, whisper; spread stories, squeal, dish the dirt; prattle, prate, palaver; chatter, chat, chitchat, SI. yak, SI. schmooze; gibber, blather, gabble, run off at the mouth, SI. have diarrhea of the mouth, SI. jaw, shoot the breeze, gothic, adj. 1. medieval; barbaric, barbarous, uncivilized, rude.
2. (of literary style) gloomy, grotesque, macabre, violent; (of novels) mystery, gourmand, n. 1. gastronome, epicure. See gourmet.
2. gormandizer, trencherman. See glutton, gourmet, n. gastronome, epicure, connoisseur, Fr. bon vivant, Fr. bon viveur; dainty feeder, refined feeder, good palate, Lucullus. govern, v. 1. rule, reign, exercise control over, hold sway, wield the scepter, wield the power or authority, wear the crown, occupy the throne, have the whip hand; command, order, dictate, call the shots, run the show; boss, lay down the law, be in the driver's seat, be in the saddle, wear the pants or trousers.
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.