6. (all of colors) deep, strong, intense; vivid, graphic, striking, impressive; brilliant, lustrous, full-toned, bright-hued, high-colored, deep-colored; vibrant, dynamic, gay, bright; gaudy, garish, loud, screaming, SI. jazzy.
7. sonorous, canorous, resonant, full; mellifluous, euphonic, euphonious, harmonious; dulcet, melodic, melodious, silver-toned.
8. redolent, fragrant, aromatic, odoriferous, odorous; perfumed, scented, ambrosial, savory; pungent, strong, sharp, nose-piercing.
9. fruitful, fecund, productive, generative, pro-generative, potent; prolific, proliferous, pullulating, multiparous.
10. abundant, plentiful, plenteous, plenitudinous, bountiful, bounteous, copious, unstinted, bumper; ample, more than enough, Inf. plenty; immeasurable, unmeasured, inexhaustible, bottomless; much, many, numerous, Inf. dime a dozen; in quantity, in plenty, Inf. aplenty, Inf. galore.
a. amusing, humorous, comical, funny, Inf. rib-tickling; hilarious, too funny for words, Inf. priceless, Inf. side-splitting, b. ridiculous, ludicrous, absurd, nonsensical, SI. screwball, SI. screwy, SI. nutty, SI. wacky.
12. (all of food) heavy, creamy, fattening; succulent, juicy, mouth-watering, flavorful, savory; spicy, tangy, piquant.
riches, n. affluence, wealth, wealthiness, prosperity, prosperousness; opulence, opulency, comfort, easy circumstances, Inf Easy Street, Inf. velvet, Inf clover; gold, treasure, fortune; money, cash, SI. dough, SI. bread, SI. moolah, SI. spondulicks, SI. loot, SI. gravy, U.S. SI. bucks, U.S. SI. big bucks; capital, assets, means, funds, finances, resources, wherewithal; nest egg, SI. cushion, SI. tidy bundle,
richness, n. 1. wealthiness, affluence, opulence, prosperousness. See - riches.
2. luxuriousness, lushness, lavishness, sumptuousness; splendidness, resplendence, Inf. splendiferousness, gorgeousness, magnificence, grandness, grandiosity.
3. vividness, graphicness, intensity, deepness; brilliancy, lustrousness; vibrancy, brightness, gayness; gaudiness, garishness, loudness, SI. jazziness.
4. resonance, sonorousness, canorousness, fullness, orotundity; mellifluousness, euphoniousness, harmoniousness; dulcetness, melodiousness.
5. redolence, fragrance, aromaticity, odorousness, odoriferousness.
6. fruitfulness, fecundity, productiveness, fertility, frugiferousness, fructiferousness; prolificness, proliferousness.
7. plenteousness, plentifulness, bountifulness, bounteousness, copiousness; amplitude, ampleness; abundance, profusion, plenitude, bounty, plenty, cornucopia, horn of plenty, endless supply, Scot. scouth, Scot. and North Eng. routh.
8. (all of food) heaviness, creaminess; succulence, juiciness, flavorfulness, savoriness; spiciness, tanginess, piquancy.
rickety, adj. 1. shaky, unsteady, unstable, unsound, unfixed, unsecure, unsafe, precarious, hanging by a thread; tottering, teetering, doddering.
2. infirm, feeble, frail; withered, wasted, worn-out; unhealthy, in poor health, on the decline, reduced to skin and bones, skeleton-like; crippled, lame, halt; (all of bones) brittle, frangible, fragile, breakable.
3. dilapidated, deteriorated, battered, in disrepair, broken-down, tumble-down, ramshackle, seedy, decrepit; old, ancient, on its last legs, the worst for wear, having seen better days.
4. irregular, uncertain, unsure, unpredictable, erratic, fickle, capricious, changeable; sporadic, fitful, desultory, stop-and-go, come-and-go. ricochet, n. 1. rebound, recoil, reaction, reflex, backlash, return; repercussion, result, counteraction, retroaction; echo, reecho, reverberation, reflection; deflection, glancing off, turning aside, divergence.
My Account / Test History
| Affirmative|| Question|| Negative|
| I worked you worked he/she/it worked, etc|| did I work? did you work? did he/she/it work? etc|| I did not work you did not work he/she/it did not work, etc|
We use the simple past tense to talk about many kinds of past events: short, quickly finished actions and happenings, longer situations, and repeated events.
Peter broke a window last night.
I spent all my childhood in Scotland.
past-1 Scotland l-•-? future
Regularly every summer, Janet fell in love.
We use the simple past in 'narrative' — when we tell stories, and when we tell people about past events.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who lived with her father. One day the king decided . . .
I saw John this morning. He told me .. .
(NOT I have seen John this morning. He has told me . . .)
A simple rule: use the simple past tense if you do not have a good reason for using one of the other past or perfect tenses.