dizzy; frivolous, superficial, frothy; eccentric, idiosyncratic; flighty, whimsical, capricious.
10. impractical, injudicious, unsensible; unfounded, groundless, unsound; preposterous, extravagant, excessive; inappropriate, inept, improper, incongruous, inconsistent; imprudent, indiscreet; unwise, ill-considered, ill-suited, ill-advised; short-sighted, careless, unwary, irresponsible; reckless, rash, harum-scarum; unsafe, dangerous, perilous, lunch, n. 1. luncheon, Brit, tiffin, Fr. dejeuner,
brunch, Brit, elevenses.
2. light meal, light repast, collation, Inf snack, Inf. bite, Inf. nosh; refreshments.
3. luncheonette, lunchroom, lunch counter, lunch bar, bar, bar and grill, grill, grill room, diner; cafeteria, canteen, automat; cafe, restaurant; snack bar.
lunge, n. 1. stab, thrust, jab, poke, pass, cut,
2. plunge, leap, jump, spring, pounce.
-v. 3. dash, dive, pitch, pitch into, leap, pounce, jump; lay at, have at, lash out at, swing at, take a swing or crack or swipe or poke at, make a thrust or pass at, deal or aim a blow at.
4. thrust, cut, cut and thrust, poke, jab, feint, lupine, adj. 1. wolfish, wolflike.
2. savage, ferocious, fierce, bloodthirsty; predatory, predacious, raptorial; ravenous, ravening, rapacious.
lurch, n. 1. list, roll, reel, pitch, toss, tumble;
swing, sway, veer, swerve, skew; stagger, totter.
-v. 2. (all of a ship) roll, reel, pitch, toss, pitch and toss, toss and tumble, tumble, flounder, welter, wallow, make heavy weather, be the sport of wind and waves; slant, keel, list, tilt, sway, rock.
3. stagger, totter. lure, n. 1. attraction, attractant, inducement, incitement, SI. come-on, allurement; magnet, captivator, bewitchment, blandishment, siren song; temptation, charm, drawing card, forbidden fruit, intrigue, stratagem.
2. decoy, stool pigeon, shill; hook, bated hook, bait, flytrap, flypaper, deadfall, trap, pitfall, snare, springe.
-v. 3. attract, entice, captivate, induce, allure; fascinate, enchant, bewitch, tempt, charm, enrapture; inveigle, decoy, tantalize, titillate, whet the appetite; seduce, lead down the primrose path; draw in, lead in, magnetize; beguile, persuade, blandish, cajole; ensnare, hook, rope in, entrap, snare. lurid, adj. 1. fiery, burning, flaming, glowing, aglow, glaring; ruddy, flame-red, orange-red, scarlet, crimson, cherry-red; blood-red, blood-colored, bloody, gory, sanguine; overbright, brilliant, dazzling.
2. sensational, melodramatic, vivid, stimulating, Both Journalism. Inf. scare, Inf. yellow; agitating, perturbing, exaggerated, extravagant, extreme; startling, shocking, tantalizing.
3. gruesome, grisly, grim, macabre; terrible, awful, frightful, appalling; dire, horrible, horrid, repugnant, disgusting, revolting; coarse, vulgar.
4. intense, fierce, furious, passionate; vehement, vigorous, turbulent, tumultuous; ardent, bursting out, raging, stormy, frenzied; wild, hot, savage, unrestrained; explosive, volatile, volcanic.
5. sallow, wan, pallid, pale, colorless, ashen, ashy, ghastly; murky, cloudy, overcast, crepuscular, lowering, leaden, dusky; dismal, gloomy, dull, drab, dreary, somber; baleful, menacing. lurk, v. skulk, sneak, slink, prowl, steal, tiptoe, move with stealth; lie in wait, lie low; hide, hide out, conceal oneself, play peek-a-boo; melt into the shadows, darkle; ambush, waylay.