fulminate, comminate, denounce, censure; damn, condemn, proscribe, doom; excommunicate, banish, Archaic. ban.
2. swear, utter obscenities, use four-letter words; blaspheme, use profanities, take the name of the Lord in vain.
anatomize, v. 1. dissect, vivisect, dismember, cut apart or up, skeletonize, lay open.
2. scrutinize, examine, analyze, study, pull apart, tear to pieces; probe, sift through, search through, investigate, research, inquire into, look into,
anatomy, n. 1. biology, zoology, zoometry, bota
2. skeleton, bones, framework, frame, build, form, Biol, structure, Inf. body; construction, constitution, make-up, composition.
3. dissection, zootomy, vivisection, dismemberment, cutting apart or up.
4. scrutiny, study, analysis, examination; investigation, inquiry, research.
ancestor, n. 1. forefather, forbear, progenitor, primogenitor, Archaic, predecessor; procreator, begetter; patriarch, parent, father, genitor.
2. forerunner, precursor; prototype, model, exemplar,
ancestral, adj. inherited, hereditary, lineal, patrimonial, patriarchal, patriarchic, patriarchical.
ancestry, n. ancestral line, lineage, descent, parentage, birth, derivation, extraction, filiation; family, dynasty, house, tribe; race, strain, stock, breed, bloodline, pedigree, stem, branch, stirps; heredity, genealogy, family tree; heritage, background, past, history, roots; nobility, noble or high birth, aristocracy, blue blood.
anchor, n. 1. mooring, ground tackle, kedge, grapnel, grappling iron, killick; mushroom anchor, stockless anchor.
2. safeguard, mainstay, security, protection, support, strength, defense; prop, pillar, staff; refuge, asylum, haven, sanctuary.
-v. 3. secure by anchor; fix, affix, fasten, attach, make fast, grasp, connect, bind.
4. drop anchor, ride at anchor, hold fast; rest, tarry, abide, stop, settle, remain, continue; dwell, reside.
anchorage, n. 1. mooring, dock, landing, jetty, wharf, pier, quay; port, harbor, harborage, haven; shelter, refuge, asylum, sanctuary, port in a storm, Scot. bield.
2. wharfage, dockage, fee, toll, charge, fare, exaction.
3. tower, pillar, tower or pillar of strength, rock, rock of ages, Inf. rock of Gibraltar or Gibraltar.
anchorite, anchoret, n. eremite, hermit, solitary, recluse, Islam, marabout, Islam, santon; anchoress, an-cress, hermitess, Obs. hermitress, nun; troglodyte, cave dweller, incluse; stylite, pillarist, pillar-saint; ascetic, celibate, monk, monastic, holy man.
ancient, adj. 1. primeval, primal, prehistoric, preglacial, preadamic, Noachian, Noachiac, Noachical, antediluvian, before the Flood or Deluge; eolithic, Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic; pristine, early, earliest, primitive, primordial, primigenial.
2. antiquated, antique, fossilized, fossil-like, ancient, archaic; superannuated, oldest, age-old, immemorial, remote, old, old as the hills, timeworn, elderly, aged; venerable, gray, hoary, Rare, hoar, patriarchal.
3. atavistic, old-fashioned, old-fogyish, old-time, bygone, unmodern, quaint, old-world; out-of-date, outmoded, passe, obsolete, superseded, obsolescent.
-n. 4. venerable, patriarch, elder; Inf. old-timer, Methuselah, Inf. oldster, SI. relic.
5. ancients, n. antiquities, venerables, patriarchs, elders; aboriginals, aborigines; autochthons.