4. muffle, deaden, mute, still, quiet, soft-pedal; lower, turn down, tone down; throttle, silence, stifle, Both Music., Acoustics, damp, dampen.
5. relent, give in, acquiesce, yield, give way, bend; accede, agree, assent, consent, concur, Inf. come round; relax, ease up, let up. soggy, adj. 1. soppy, sopping or wringing or dripping wet; soaked, drenched, saturate. See sodden (def. 1).
2. heavy, doughy, pasty; pulpy, mushy, soft. See sodden (def. 2).
3. dull, dry, uninteresting; dull-witted, stolid, Inf. thick; torpid, phlegmatic, spiritless. See sodden (defs.
3. 4). soil1, n. 1. ground, earth, Archaic, glebe, turf, marl, loam, humus; clay, dirt, dust.
2. country, land, region; property, premises. soil2, v. 1. dirty, stain, spot, maculate, smudge, muddy, sully; splash, spatter, Inf. slop up, Inf. foul up; bedraggle, draggle, begrime, besmear, smear, smirch, besmirch; foul, befoul; blacken, tarnish.
2. defile, pollute, taint, poison; smear, blot, blur; contaminate, make impure; sully, dishonor, disgrace, asperse; deprecate, defame, denigrate.
-n. 3. dirt, mud, mire, muck, sludge, slush, sediment, silt; filth, refuse, trash, garbage, slop; sewage, dregs, lees, slime; decay, rot, offal, foul matter.
4. manure, fertilizer; excrement, waste matter, waste, feculence, dung, muck, ordure, guano, animal droppings, coprolites, coproliths. sojourn, v. 1. (all temporarily) live, reside, abide; tarry, stop over, visit; rest, repose, vacation, take the air.
-n. 2. (all temporary) dwelling, residence, visit, stopover, stay; pause, respite, halt; holiday, vacation, rest, relaxation, repose, solace, n. 1. comfort, balm, consolation, condolence, soothing words; succor, relief, aid, help, support; encouragement, enheartenment, cheer.
-v. 2. comfort, console, condole; cheer, encour age, enhearten, hearten, reassure, bolster, inspirit, Inf. buck up, Inf. pat [s.o.] on the back, Inf give [s.o.] a lift or boost.
3. (all of pain, sorrow, etc.) soothe, mitigate, alleviate, ameliorate, meliorate, soften, assuage, allay; relieve, disburden, lighten [s.o.'s] load or burden. soldier, n. 1. brave, warrior, fighter, fighting man, man-of-arms, man-at-arms; infantryman, common soldier, cannon fodder, GI or GI Joe, U.S. SI. grunt, U.S. Marine SI. leatherneck, U.S. SI. gyrene, Brit. Tommy, Scot. Jock, Fr. poilu, Inf doughboy; intrepid or fearless warrior, lion, tiger, bulldog, gamecock, fighting cock.
2. hero, champion, paladin, knight; stalwart, gallant, valiant, cavalier, chevalier; a man, brave man, man of courage or mettle.
3. Informal, shirker, malingerer, Inf. goldbricker, SI. goof-off, SI. boondoggler; idler, loafer, layabout. See also shirker.
-v. 4. bear arms; serve, serve one's country or flag, do one's duty, fulfull one's military obligation; go to war, see action or combat, see active duty.
5. Informal, shirk, malinger, SI. goldbrick, SI. goof off, Brit, skulk; slack off, lie down on the job, Brit. SI. scrimshank. See also shirk (def. 2). soldierly, adj. 1. martial, military, military-minded, soldierlike; brave, courageous, valiant, valorous; stout, stalwart, staunch, doughty; mettlesome, plucky, spirited, game, red-blooded.
2. militant, warlike, aggressive; bellicose, belligerent, combative, pugnacious, truculent, full of fight, SI. scrappy.
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.