20. counterfeit, not genuine, unauthentic, not real, spurious; false, sham, U.S. bogus, fraudulent; imitation, mock, fake, Inf. phony; forged, fabricated, simulated, unreal; pretended, feigned, fictitious, untrue; falsified, tampered with, misstated, misrepresented.
21. Slang, excellent, first-rate, first-class, capital, Inf. tiptop, Inf. A-l. See - excellent. -adv. 22. Informal, badly, very much, a lot, in the worst way.
badge, n. 1. crest, emblem, button, shield, chevron, brassard; device, escutcheon, coat of arms, Heraldry. achievement; insignia, ensign, sign, symbol, sigil, signet, representation, seal, stamp, brand, marker, Archaic. recognizance; decoration, award, token, medal, medallion, ribbon, cockade, rosette, braid, cordon, aiguillette, aglet.
2. identification, indication, signal, label, trademark, tab, earmark; trait, characteristic, distinction, diagnostic; uniform, shibboleth, livery, habit, weeper, phylactery.
badger, v. bait, provoke, torment, bedevil, plague; tease, taunt, tweak; bother, pester, hector, harass, Sl. bug, Sl. hassle; hound, nag, dog, Sl. ride; vex, pique, irritate, annoy, peeve, nettle, chafe, rile, Inf. aggravate; exasperate, ruffle, disturb, disquiet, discompose, discountenance, put out, try [s.o.'s] patience, Inf. put [s.o.'s] nose out of joint, Inf. get, Sl. get [s.o.'s] goat,
badinage, n. 1. banter, raillery, repartee, wordplay, quiddity; teasing, Inf. kidding, Inf. ribbing, Inf. joshing; joking, jesting, pleasantry, drollery, jocularity, waggery; ridicule, mockery, Inf. ragging, Brit. quizzing, persiflage, derision.
-v. 2. banter, tease, Inf kid, Inf rib, Inf. josh; chaff, rally, twit, Inf. pick or get on, Inf. needle; make fun of, mock, ridicule, jeer at, Inf. rag; laugh at, deride, fleer, taunt,
baffle, v. 1. confuse, bewilder, perplex, nonplus, puzzle, confound, mystify, Inf. bamboozle, Inf. buffalo, stump, elude; disconcert, stagger, stun, daze, amaze, astonish, astound, dumfound, Inf. flabbergast; befog, bemuddle, mix up, fool, delude, trick, outwit, hoodwink, bluff, distract.
2. frustrate, thwart, foil; check, deflect, divert, obstruct, block; balk, bar, hinder, prevent; nullify, undo,
bag, n. 1. pouch, sack, Midland U.S. and Scot. poke, Southwestern U.S. alforja, Chiefly Scot. pocket, Obs. budget; pack, packet, satchel, container, receptacle, reticule.
2. purse, (in Scottish Highland costume) sporran, change purse, money bag; pocketbook, handbag; grip, valise, carpetbag; ditty bag.
3. brief case, attache case, dispatch case; grip, carpetbag, valise; suitcase, case, luggage, trunk, portmanteau, Gladstone bag; vanity case, vanity bag, vanity box, cosmetic case, cosmetic bag.
4. backpack, knapsack, kitbag, haversack, rucksack; gunnysack, gunny-bag, duffel bag.
5. saddle bag, sabretache; mail bag, mail pouch.
6. feed bag, nose bag; doggie bag.
7. paunch, belly, abdomen, stomach, Inf tummy, gut, (both of ruminating animals) first stomach, rumen, Scot. and North Eng. wame, Sl. breadbasket; potbelly, Inf. bay window, Inf corporation, Sl. pot, Sl. beerbelly, Sl. spare tire, Obs. gorbelly; (all of birds) gizzard, crop, craw, maw, ingluvies, proventriculus.
8. cyst, Both Anat., Zool. sac, bursa; All Bot. sporangium, spore case, theca.
9. blister, bubble, bleb, bladder; Anat. saccule, sac-culus, utricle; venter, ventricle; udder, teat, mammary gland; marsupium.
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.