-v. 3. block, obscure, obfuscate, conceal, hide, cover, cloak, veil, enshroud; darken, shadow, shade, adumbrate, becloud, overcloud, cloud, overcast, dim, bedim.
4. overshadow, outshine, outstrip, outdo, outrival, outvie; transcend, surpass, excel, economic, adj. budgetary, pocketbook, money, monetary, pecuniary, financial, fiscal; bread-and-butter, meat-and-potatoes. economical, adj. 1. economizing, thrifty, saving, sparing, chary; provident, prudent, careful, unwasteful, conservative, conservant, conservational; frugal, scrimping, penny-pinching, parsimonious, penurious; miserly, niggardly, stingy, tight, stinting, tight-fisted, closefisted, cheap.
2. money-saving, cost-effective, high-yield; economy, low-cost, budget, low-budget, low-income. economize, v. 1. conserve, save, use sparingly, Inf. go easy on.
2. save, put [s.t.] aside, save for or against a rainy day.
3. scrimp, skimp, pinch pennies, cut corners, tighten one's belt, be sparing or frugal, make both ends meet; be penurious, be parsimonious, be stingy or cheap, stint, Inf. pinch a penny till it squeaks.
4. (all of expenses) cut, trim, cut down on, reduce, diminish, retrench; cut back, curb, curtail, straiten, restrict, limit. economy, n. 1. husbandry, thrifty management, conservation; conserving, saving, economizing; thrift, thriftiness, frugality, frugalness, sparingness; scrimping, skimping, penny-pinching, cutting corners, tightening one's belt, making ends meet; parsimony, parsimoniousness, penuriousness; miserliness, niggardliness, stinginess, tightness, tight-fistedness, closefisted-ness, cheapness.
2. (all of expenses) cut, trimming, cutdown, reduction, decrease, diminution, retrenchment, cutback; control, check, curb, curtailment, straitening, restriction, limitation.
3. conservation, preservation, preserving, saving, reservation, protection; supervision, control, keeping, safe-keeping, care, charge, custody; maintenance, upkeep, support.
4. national income, national earnings, net national product, gross national product, GNP. ecru, adj. light brown, tan, beige, brownish; unbleached, off-white, fawn, tawny, sandy; fusccus, dusky. ecstasy, n. 1. exaltation, elation, exhilaration, thrill, ravishment; paroxysm, orgasm, excitement, excitation; sensation, emotion, enthusiasm, úlan.
2. rapture, transport, bliss, elysium; euphoria, happiness, joy, gladness, felicity; delight, delectation, seventh heaven, swinging on stars; relish, enjoyment, pleasure, gratification; spell, trance, reverie, psychedelia.
3. afflatus, inspiration; jubilation, exultation, rejoicing; radiance, beatitude, paradise. ecstatic, adj. 1. exalted, exhilarated, thrilled, ravished; transported, blissful, rhapsodic, rapturous, orgastic; excited, enthusiastic, elated; joyful, glad, felicitous, beaming; happy as a clam at high tide, bouncing with joy, up in the air, beside oneself, overjoyed; in orbit, delirious, on cloud nine; flying, walking on air, floating.
2. exultant, rapt, entranced, enchanted, enraptured; beatific, radiant, glorious, eddy, n. 1. countercurrent, counterflow, counterflux, backwater, backflow, back stream.
2. whirlpool, gurge, swirl, whirl, edge, n. 1. border, rim, margin, lip, fringe, periphery, perimeter, skirt; circumference, circuit, compass, ambit, outline, frame; bound, limit, bourn, pale, extremity, outer limits, apogee; brink, brow, verge, brim.