screw up; encourage, embolden, hearten, enhearten, cheer, reassure, buoy, buoy up; arouse, rouse, stimulate, animate, inspirit, inspire, galvanize, electrify, vivify, rally, revive, awaken, shake up, jolt, jog.
-n. 9. tug, pull, hike, hitch; tweak, twinge, twitch; yank, jerk, snatch, grasp, wrest, clutch, catch, quick or sudden pull.
10. (all of animals; used for food) heart, liver, lungs.
11. mettle, mettlesomeness, spirit, pluckiness, gameness, nerve, chutzpah, backbone, gumption, heart, stout heart, blood, marrow, Archaic, pith, stamina, Inf. toughness, grit, true grit, U.S. Inf. sand, Inf. starch, Inf. spunk, Inf. spunkiness, SI. guts, SI. gutsiness, SI. moxie; courage, bravery, valor, valorousness, valiancy, valiance, heroism, prowess, stout-heartedness, lionheartedness, iron-heartedness, great-heartedness, high-heartedness; intrepidity, intrepidness, fearlessness, dauntlessness, awelessness, dreadlessness; boldness, bold-spiritedness, high-spiritedness, daring, derring-do, bravado, dan, dash, panache; audacity, audaciousness, rashness, recklessness, foolhardiness.
12. fortitude, endurance, tenacity, determination, will, will power; firmness, resolution, resoluteness, indomitableness, indomitability, invincibleness, invincibility, unconquerableness; staunchness, stalwartness, steadfastness, doughtiness, sturdiness, hardiness, hardihood, bulldog courage.
plucky, adj. 1. mettlesome, gritty, game, spirited, red-blooded, Inf. spunky; brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, heroic, hero-like, stout-hearted, lionhearted, iron-hearted, great-hearted, high-hearted; intrepid, fearless, dauntless, unafraid, dreadless, aweless, nervy, SI. gutsy, unblenching, unblenched, undaunted, undismayed, unappalled, unalarmed; bold, bold-spirited, high-spirited, daring, dashing, adventurous, audacious.
2. firm, resolute, determined, staunch, stanch, steadfast, stalwart, Archaic, stalworth, doughty, sturdy, hardy; indomitable, invincible, unconquerable, unyielding, unshrinking, unbending, unfaltering, unhesitating, unwavering, unswerving, undeviating.
3. vigorous, full of vigor, energetic, full of energy, active, spirited, animated, vivacious, gay, cheerful, lively, full of life, brisk, zesty, zestful, full of zest, robust, lusty, Inf. zippy, Inf. peppy, Inf. snappy, Inf. bouncing. plug, n. 1. wedge, peg, pin, spike; stopper, stop, cork, stopple, bung; spill, spile, Dentistry, dowel; pledget, wadding, stuffing, packing, tampon, tampion; tap, spigot, cock, stopcock, petcock, faucet, valve; obstruction, block, occlusion, clog.
2. chew, cake, twist, quid, cud; pigtail, Dial, chaw, cavendish.
3. Informal, publicity, promotion, mention, SI. boost, puff, SI. buildup; commendation, recognition, good word, honorable mention; SI. hype, SI. blurb, word, PR, SI. promo; exposure, report, SI. ballyhoo, advertising.
-v. 4. stop, stop up, stuff, block, occlude, bar, clog, obstruct; choke, fill, jam, pack; close, shut up, stay, cover; bung, cork, stopple, spile, stanch, caulk, seal; dam, dam up, constipate, bind.
5. Informal, promote, advertise, mention, publicize, sell; SI. boost, build up, Inf. puff up, SI. ballyhoo; commend, put in a good word about, make a pitch for, beat the drum for; write up, put on the map, make a household word.
6. Informal, plod, stuggle, toil, drudge, labor, peg away, grind, hammer away; persist, persevere, see it through, hold on, keep on or at; Inf. stick to it, never say die, SI. hang in there, give it all one's got, SI. give it
My Account / Test History
When someone calls you, you answer the phone (or pick up the phone).
When you make a statement or some comments, we usually say the other person replies or responds.
When you ask a question, we usually say the other person answers. However, this is not 100% - reply and respond can also be used for answering a question.
When used as a noun (with a, an, the and possessive pronouns like my, your, his, her, etc.) the words answer and reply don't change - but the noun form of "respond" is response.