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Synonyms Dictionary

pusher, n. 1. ambitious person, aggressive person, hard worker, Inf. human dynamo; U.S. Inf. go-getter, Inf. hustler, U.S. Inf. rustler; salesman, saleswoman. 2. Slang, (in reference to narcotics) peddler, dealer,

pushing, adj. 1. enterprising, ambitious, go-ahead, driving; aspiring, hoping, scheming, planning, designing, Inf. on the make, climbing, goal-oriented; industrious, diligent, devoted, hard-working, assiduous, sedulous, determined; perseverant, persevering, pertinacious, persisting, dogged, tenacious.
2. energetic, vigorous, dynamic, forceful, emphatic, powerful, effective; zealous, ardent, fervent, fervid, avid, earnest, enthusiastic, eager; spirited, full of vim and vigor, active,
Inf. full of pep, Inf. peppy, Inf. snappy.
3. aggressive, offensive, invasive, intrusive, meddlesome, officious, incursive; assertive, self-assertive, forward, insistent, peremptory; presumptuous, bumptious,
Inf. cheeky, nervy, brassy, obnoxious; brash, cocky, lippy, mouthy, loud-mouthed; smart-alecky, SI. wise, SI. smart-assed, SI. biggety, Inf. bigheaded.

pushover, n. Slang. 1. something easy, Inf. snap, SI. cinch, SI. child's play, SI. a breeze, duck soup, piece of cake, SI. a picnic, Inf shoo-in, a sure thing. 2. Inf. easy mark or prey, Inf. lightweight, featherweight, SI. patsy, Si sap; milquetoast, namby-pamby, SI. pansy, Si wimp; All Si schlepp, schlemiel, neb-bish, schnook, twirp.

pushy, adj. Informal, self-assertive, bumptious, obtrusive, obnoxious, brassy, aggressive, pushing. See - pushing (def. 3).

pusillanimity, n. timidity, timorousness, cowardice, cowardliness, lily-liveredness, faint-heartedness, weakheartedness, Inf. chicken-heartedness. Si yellow-belliedness; faint heart, weak knees, white feather, no backbone, a backbone of banana, Inf. chicken heart, Inf. funk, Si cold feet, Si yellow streak; poltroonery, dastardliness, recreancy, cravenness,

pusillanimous, adj. timid, timorous, fearful, afraid, afraid of one's own shadow, frightened; unmanly, faint-hearted, weak-hearted, lily-livered, white-livered, having no backbone, with a backbone of banana, Inf. chicken-hearted, Inf. chicken-livered, Inf. pantywaist, Inf. yellow, Si yellow-bellied, Si candy-assed; cowardly, craven, poltroon, dastardly, base, recreant, Archaic. niddering, Archaic, caitiff,

puss, n. 1. cat, feline, pussy, pussycat, Si putty-tat, tabby, tabby cat, tomcat, alley cat, grimalkin; kitten, kit, kitty, Brit. Dial, kitling, Archaic, catling; mouser.
2. woman, lady; girl, maiden, lass; nymph, young thing, wench,
Inf. baggage, Australian Inf. girl-o; All Si chick, doll, dame, tomato, babe, cutie, skirt, Brit. bird.
3.
Slang, face, visage, physiognomy, Si mug, Si pan, Si kisser.
4.
Slang, mouth, Fig. maw, Fig. muzzle, Si mush, Si trap, Si yap, Si bazoo, Si gob, Scot. Si gab.

pussyfoot, v. 1. walk on eggshells, step lightly, tread warily; creep, steal, skulk, slink, prowl, sidle, pad, U.S. Si gumshoe; worm, worm one's way, inch along.
2. equivocate, prevaricate, hem and haw, blow hot and cold, straddle the fence; dodge, evade, sidestep; beat around
or about the bush, beg the question, not come to the point, evade the issue,

pustule, n. 1. pimple, papule, papilla, boil, blain, furuncle, furunculus, carbuncle, wen, pock, whelk, Rare, bleb, Archaic, botch; eruption, inflammation, swelling, rising, lump, bump, wheal; blemish, mark, spot, pockmark, whitehead, Pathol, milium, blackhead, Med. comedo, SI. zit, SI. woogit, SI. hickey.

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Using the possessive '$ with inanimate objects

Don't Say:
Her room's window is open.

Say:
The window of her room is open.

Note:
However, we do Say: a day's work, a night's rest, a week's holiday,a pound's worth, etc., especially with similar measures of time. With inanimate objects we usually use the of structure. The door of the car. The leg of the table The surface of the water. With the names of places and organisations we can use either: London's streets = The streets of London Italy's climate. = The climate of Italy The school's main office =. The main office of the school.
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