3. dilute, weaken, mix, water or water down, (of alcohol or drugs) Inf. cut, thin, admix, alloy, Inf. doctor; pollute, contaminate, adulterate; defile, corrupt, pervert, vulgarize, debauch, soil, sully, dirty or soil one's hands.
degraded, adj. 1. depraved, degenerate, debased, base, contemptible, despicable, corrupt, sordid, vicious, vile, mean, scurvy, rascally, fallen, lapsed, Inf. low-down; dishonorable, disreputable, shameful, abandoned; vulgar, coarse, gross, shabby, indelicate, low-minded, crude.
2. abject, ignoble, groveling; inferior, worthless.
degree, n. 1. stage, grade, gradation, scale; step, rung, stair, peg, notch; point, mark.
2. status, rank, standing; standard, grade; position, station, class, caste; worth, value, merit, quality; situation, condition, lot, estate.
3. extent, measure, magnitude, quantity, amount, fullness; shade, strength, intensity; capacity, volume, proportions, dimensions, size, gauge, bulk, content; breadth, width, depth, broadness, wideness, height, length; scope, range, play, compass, swing, sweep; spread, reach, span.
dehydrate, v. dry up or out, desiccate, exsiccate, evaporate, sun-dry, parch; remove the moisture from, drain, draw off water from.
deification, n. 1. immortalization, apotheosis, Archaic. canonization; exaltation, glorification, dignifying, ennoblement, enthronement, putting on a pedestal; elevation, raising up, lifting up; transfiguration, transformation, enhancement, intensification, magnification, heightening, enlargement, aggrandizement.
2. idolization, adoration, worship, celebration; honor, homage, tribute, reverence, awe, veneration; idealization, admiration, respect, esteem, estimation.
deify, v. 1. make a god of, immortalize, apotheosize, Archaic, canonize; exalt, glorify, dignify, ennoble, enthrone, put on a pedestal; elevate, raise, upraise, raise up, make lofty; lift, uplift, lift up, cast up; promote, advance, boost, upgrade, improve, ameliorate, better; transfigure, transform, renew, change; enhance, intensify, magnify, heighten, increase, add to, enlarge, make bigger than life, aggrandize.
2. idolize, regard as a deity, adore, worship, celebrate; honor, pay homage to, pay tribute to; reverence, venerate, revere, hold in awe; idealize, look up to, admire, respect, value, esteem.
deign, v. condescend, stoop, think fit, see fit, deem worthy; vouchsafe, assent, yield, concede.
deity, n. 1. (cap.) God, God Almighty, the Almighty, the Godhead, Divine Being, the Deity, Providence, Holy One; God the Father, Divine Father, Our Father; Jehovah, Yahweh, Allah; the Supreme Being, Supreme Goodness, the All-Powerful, the Omnipotent, the All-Merciful, the All-Wise, the All-Knowing, the Omniscient; the Infinite, the Eternal, the Absolute; Lord, Lord of Lords, King of Kings, King of Glory; Creator, Author of all things, the Maker, the Maker of Heaven and Earth, the First Cause, the Prime Mover, the Light of the World, Ruler of Heaven and Earth, Sovereign of the Universe, Most High.
2. god, goddess, divine being, demiurge, Rom. Relig. lares and penates, Hinduism, avatar, joss; idol, golden calf, graven image, icon.
3. divinity, numen, spirit, genius.
deject, v. dispirit, dishearten, daunt, take the heart out of, Inf. take the starch out of, Sl. bring down, Dial, take the tuck out of; discourage, dampen, put a damper on one's spirits, Inf. put a wet blanket on, Inf. throw cold water on; sadden, dismay, cast a gloom or pall on or over; Inf. break one's heart; depress, put [s.o.] down in the dumps or the doldrums, make [s.o.] despondent, weigh [s.o.] down, lie heavy on, oppress, crush, prostrate, Sl. bum [s.o.] out; enervate, weaken, weary, tire, dull, deaden,
dejected, adj. disheartened, dispirited, low-spirited, downhearted, downcast, down, Inf. down in the dumps; discouraged, daunted, dismayed, distressed, disappointed, crestfallen, brokenhearted, heartsick, Inf. broken up; unhappy, cheerless, glum, gloomy, under a cloud, doleful, Archaic, wan; saddened, sad, blue, forlorn, melancholy, mopey, mopish, longfaced, chap-fallen, Inf down in the mouth, SI. off one's feed; miserable, morose, heartbroken, woebegone, heavy-hearted, disconsolate, sorrowful, mournful, lachrymose, funereal; depressed, weighed down, burdened, crushed, prostrate, Inf. broken, SI. bummed out; despondent, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, Brit, hipped, spiritless, lifeless, exanimate, enervated, weakened, weary, tired, drained,
dejection, n. disheartenment, dispiritedness, lowspiritedness, downheartedness, low spirits, downcastness; discouragement, disappointment, crestfallenness, broken-heartedness, heartsickness; unhappiness, cheerlessness, glumness, gloominess, dolefulness, mopishness, mopiness; sadness, melancholy, sorrowfulness, mournfulness, lachrimosity; miserableness, moroseness, heartbrokenness, forlornness, woebegoneness, disconsolateness, disconsolation, despair, hopelessness; depression, blues, blue devils, doldrums, Inf. dumps, Inf. funk, SI. blue funk, Both Psychiatry. hypochondria, hypochondriosis, Archaic, vapors; despondency, spiritlessness, lifelessness, enervation, exanimation.
My Account / Test History
If we begin a sentence with here or there, we put the whole verb before the subject, if this is a noun.
- Here comes Mrs Foster (not I here Mrs Foster comes)
There goes your brother.
- Here she comes There he goes
This structure is possible with some other short adverbs like down, up.
So I stopped the car, and up walked a policeman.
In descriptive writing and story-telling, other adverbs of place can come at the beginning of a clause, followed by verb + subject.
- Under a tree was sitting the biggest man I have ever seen.
On the bed lay a beautiful young girl.
In books, the subject often comes after verbs like said, asked in reporting direct speech.
- What do you mean ?' asked Henry
If the subject is a pronoun, it comes before the verb.
'What do you mean?' he asked