Sunday, November 4, 2012

Speech, Expressions

* more work will be done after November's NaNoWriMo

Oh, Ooh,


Description, Economical

avaricious, abstemious, ascetic,

canny, chary, circumspect, close, closefisted, cost-effective, curmudgeonly, chaste, continent, cagey, calculating, canny,


economical, efficient,

frugal, fastidious,

gingerly, guarded,

heedful, hesitant,


leery, loath,

meager, mean, methodical, miserly, money-saving,

on the rims,

parsimonious, penny-pinching, penny-wise, penurious, practical, provident, prudent, prudential, particular, prudent,

reluctant, restrained,

saving, scrimping, skimping, spare, sparing, stingy, self-denying, self-disciplined, sober, straightlaced, strict, subdued, safe, scrupulous, sparing, stingy, suspicious,

thrifty, tight, time-saving,

unwasteful, unrelenting, uneasy,

wary, watchful, work-saving,

Description, Extravagant

absurd, an arm and leg,


cher, costly, crazy,

dear, desperate, dire,

exaggerated, excessive, executive, exorbitant, expensive, extravagant, extortionate, extreme,

fanciful, fancy, fantastic, flamboyant, flashy, foolish, forceful,

garish, gaudy, grandiose,

high, high-priced, highly priced, harsh,

immoderate, implausible, improvident, imprudent, inordinate,

lavish, ludicrous,


ornate, ostentatious, outrageous, overpriced,

precious, premium, pricey, preposterous, pretentious, prodigal, profligate,

reckless, ridiculous, radical,

showy, silly, spendthrift, steep, strong,


unbalanced, unconscionable, unreasonable, unrestrained


Action Verb, Jumped

bailed out, barged, bobbed, bounced, bounded, bucked,

canter, casper, clear, curvet,

dived, dropped,

erupted, exploded,

fall, fell, flinched,

hopped, hurdled, hustled,

jerked, jiggled, jolted, jounced, jumped,

launched, leapt/leaped, lollop, lopped, lunged, lurched,

parachuteed, plummetted, popped, pounced,


rattle, richochet,

shaked, shot from, skipped, sky, somersaulted, sprang, startled, surged,

take, top, trip,


wavered, wobbled,

Action Verb, Sat


eased into,

hunkered down,

leaned, lodged, lolled, lounged, lowered himself,

perched, plopped down,

reclined, reposed, roosted,

sank into, sat, sat astride, sat bestride, sat himself, settled, slumped, sprawled, squatted, straddled,

was seated,

Speech, Banter

*this list will be cleaned up after November's NaNoWriMo

badinage chaff, chaffing, chitchat, derision, dissing, exchange, fun, gossip, jeering, jesting, joking, joshing, kidding, mockery, persiflage, play, raillery, repartee, ribbing, ridicule, small talk, banter, cajole, apple polish, argue into, banter, beguile, blandish, bootlick, brownnose, build up, butter up, con, crowd, deceive, decoy, delude, dupe, entice, entrap, get around, get next to, hand a line, induce, influence, inveigle, jolly, lay it on thick, lure, make up to, maneuver, massage, mislead, oil, play up to, push, rub the right way, seduce, snow*, soap, soft-soap, soften, spread it on, stroke, suck up to, sweet-talk, sweeten up, tantalize, tempt, urge, wheedle, work on, work over, chaff, banter , deride, fun, jeer, jolly, josh, kid, mock, rag, rally, razz, rib, scoff, taunt, tease, banter , chaff, contemn, detract, dis, disdain, disparage, do a number on, dump on, flout, gibe, jeer, jolly, kid, knock, laugh at, lout, mock, pan, pooh-pooh, put down*, quiz, rag, rally, razz, rib, ridicule, roast, scoff, scorn, slam, sneer, taunt, twit, banter , bat eyes at, come hither, come on, coquet, dally, disport, eyeball, fool, gam, hit on, lead on, linger with, make a move, make a pass, ogle, philander, pick up*, pitch*, proposition, tease, wink at, adaptability, banter , collaboration, compromise, concession, cooperation, deal-making, exchange, offset, reciprocity, settlement, swap, trade, trade-off, wheeling and dealing, amusement, badinage, banter , buffoonery, clowning, comicality, comicalness, drollery, facetiousness, farce, flippancy, fun, gag, gaiety, happiness, high spirits, jest, jesting, jocoseness, jocosity, jocularity, joke, joking, joyfulness, kidding, levity, lightness, playfulness, pleasantry, raillery, tomfoolery, whimsy, wisecrack, wit, witticism, wittiness, banter , burlesque, contempt, contrariness, criticism, derision, humor, incongruity, jibe, mockery, mordancy, paradox, quip, raillery, repartee, reproach, ridicule, sardonicism, satire, taunt, twist, wit, jeer, banter , comeback, contemn, deride, dig*, fleer, flout, gibe, hector, hoot, jab, jest, laugh at, make a crack, mock, poke fun, put down, put on, quip, ridicule, scoff, sneer, snipe, taunt

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Movement, Jumped

absconded, advanced, ascend

bailed out, barged, beat it, bobbed, bolted, boosted, bounced, bounded, breaked, bucked

canter, casper, clear, cleared out, copped out, curvet, cut and ran, cut loosed

darted, dashed, decamped, disappeared, ditched, dived, dropped, dropped out, ducked out, dumped

erupted, escalated, escaped, exploded

faded, fall, fell, fleed, flew the coop, flight, flinched


hightailed, hiked, hootfooted, hopped, hurdled, hurtled, hustled

jacked up, jerked, jiggled, jolted, jounced

kissed goodbye

launched, leaped, leapt/leaped, leaved, leaved flat, leaved high and dry, leaved holding the bag, leaved in the lurch, lollop, lopped, lunged, lurched

made a break, made a break for it, made off, made scarced, made tracks, mounted

opped out

parachuteed, plummetted, popped, pounced, pull out, put up

quit, quiver

raised, ran like scared rabbits, rattle, richochet, rised, run off, run out on, rushed

scampered, scooted, scrammed, shaked, shot from, skedaddled, skipped, skipped out, sky, slipped, sneak awayed, somersaulted, split, splitted, sprang, springed, sprinted, started, startled, stepped on it, stole away, surged

take, take off, took flight, took off, top, trip


vamoosed, vanished, vaulted

walked out on, wavered, wobbled