9. crafty, cunning, shrewd, canny, wily, Inf. cagey; Machiavellian, politic, sophistical, tactical, scheming, slick, designing, strategic; clever, shifty, sly, foxy, stealthy, sneaky, resourceful, tricky, subtle.
10. gentle, soft, honey, sweet, dulcet, soothing; mellifluous, mellow, golden, molten-golden; euphonious, metrical, lyric, musical; silvery, tuneful, mellisonant. -v. 11. plane, level, even, align, planish; flatten, roll, steamroll, bulldoze; press, iron, mangle, calender; raze, lay, fell; pare, shave, mow, sheer, poll; dress, smooth out, equalize; scrape, abrade, rub down, scour, grind; buff, sand, sandpaper, pumice, file; furbish, burnish, glaze, slick, gloss; wax, lubricate, oil, grease, finish, varnish.
12. ready, prepare, prime; facilitate, ease, clear, clear the way, make way, expedite, quicken; pave, help, aid, help along, open the way, open the door; grease, grease the wheels, soap, lubricate; lighten, disembarrass, disencumber, unhamper, disburden, free up.
13. polish, refine, harmonize; correct, cultivate, civilize; temper, soften, perfect, mellow; improve, ameliorate, meliorate, better.
14. tranquilize, calm, soothe, compose, moderate; assuage, mollify, allay, mitigate, alleviate; modulate, attemper, temper; soften, appease, pacify, propitiate, placate, conciliate; hush, lull, still, quiet, rock, cradle; dulcify, lenify, quell, subdue, pour oil on troubled waters, pour balm on, take the sting out of.
15. gloss over, extenuate, apologize, excuse, palliate; whitewash, varnish, dress up, cloak.
smooth-spoken, adj. 1. gentle, soft-spoken, subtle; silver-tongued, persuasive, suasive, eloquent, moving, winning; fluent, flowing, smooth, suave; dulcet, agreeable, pleasant, sweet, mellifluent, mellifluous.
2. glib, slick, fast-talking; oily, unctuous, suave; talkative, garrulous, voluble; possessed of the gift of gab.
smother, v. 1. stifle, suffocate, asphyxiate, choke to death; strangle, burke, garrotte, throttle, Sl. scrag.
2. extinguish, damp, dampen, deaden, put out, snuff out, stamp out.
3. muffle, dull, soften, tone down; mute, silence, still hush, quiet.
4. envelop, cover, shroud, blanket, wrap, enwrap, enshroud, surround; pile with, heap with, load with, shower with.
5. suppress, repress, choke back or down, hold back; conceal, hide, veil, mask, disguise, cloak, cover up; put down, quash, quell, crush, squash, squelch.
smudge, n. 1. dirty mark, smut, smear, smutch, blur, streak; stain, blot, taint, blemish, spot, smirch, blotch, splotch.
-v. 2. smear, blur, streak, smutch, smut; dirty, sully, soil, stain, spot, smirch, discolor, blacken; begrime, besmear, besmirch, defile, daub, mar, blemish,
smug, adj. 1. conceited, self-important, vain, proud, overproud; overconfident, cocksure, too sure of oneself, Inf. riding for a fall; self-satisfied, content, complacent.
2. trim, neat, dapper, smart, spruce, natty; well-groomed, smooth, sleek, glossy,
smuggle, v. (all illegally) import, bring in, sneak in; export, send out, take out, sneak out; transport, run, convey, traffic, U.S. bootleg,
smuggler, n. contrabandist, runner, U.S. bootlegger, U.S. Inf. rumrunner, (of drugs) Sl. mule,
smut, n. 1. soot, ashes, filth, grime, dirt; dirty mark, smudge, smear, smutch. See - smudge (def. 1).