lous, turbulent, squally; windy, gusty, blustery, blusterous, howling, roaring, raging; rainy, damp, raw, sleety, snowy, icy, cold; bad, foul, inclement; bleak, gray, overcast, threatening.
2. violent, fierce, intense, impassioned, inflamed, fiery, strong, vehement; loud, noisy, boisterous, raving, ranting; angry, irate, wrathful, furious, mad, boiling, raging; excited, agitated, wrought up, worked up, frantic, frenzied, frenetic, feverish, beside oneself, out of control. story1, n. 1. narration, tale, account, recital, chronicle, history; fable, myth, fairy tale, epic, saga, Archaic. gest; parable, allegory, apologue; anecdote, incident, joke, Inf. yarn, tall tale, SI. fish or war story, SI. megillah; fiction, fictitious tale.
2. narrative, novel, romance, novella, novelette, short story; drama, play, teleplay, script, episode; adventure story, mystery story, Inf. mystery, detective story, Inf. whodunit, thriller, tale of suspense; science fiction, SI. sci-fi, speculative fiction; horse opera, Inf Western, soap opera, dime novel.
3. story line, plot, plot development; events, episodes, series of incidents.
4. statement, allegation; rumor, gossip, scandal, hearsay.
5. Informal, lie, fib, falsehood; alibi, excuse.
6. report, news, news article or item, piece, exposd, copy; scoop, Both Journalism, exclusive, beat; dispatch, aviso; word, information, intelligence, tidings.
7. memoirs, biography, Inf. bio, autobiography, life; experiences, confessions, fortunes, adventures. story2, n. floor, level, tier, stage, deck, stratum; It. piano nobile, mezzanine, Archit. entresol, storyteller, n. 1. taleteller, teller of tales, Inf. yarn-spinner or spinner of yarns, fabler, fabulist; narrator, relator, recounter, reporter; describer, delineator, out-liner; author, novelist, writer, romancer, historian, biographer; anecdotist, raconteur.
2. Informal, fibber, liar, fabricator, prevaricator, falsifier, Psychiatry, mythomaniac. stout, adj. 1. thick, thickset, heavy, heavy-set, stocky; fat, obese, corpulent, overweight, portly, pursy, Scot. fodgel; fleshy, filled-out, well-fed, bouncing; ample, substantial, full, big, large; bulky, hulky, hulking.
2. beefy, brawny, burly, husky, sturdy, well-built, herculean, strapping, Brit. Inf. chopping; muscular, hefty, able-bodied, rugged, athletic, solid, seasoned; hardy, manly, virile, masculine; tough, powerful, mighty, Literary, puissant.
3. bold, brave, unafraid, fearless. See stout-hearted (def. 1).
4. determined, strong-willed, resolute, firm. See stout-hearted (def. 2).
5. loyal, faithful, devoted, dedicated, staunch; patient, plodding, sedulous, assiduous, untiring, unflagging, unfaltering; durable, enduring, lasting.
6. healthy, fit, sound; vigorous, staminal, robust, lusty; youthful, fresh.
-n. 7. ale, malt liquor, porter, porter's ale, brew, stout-hearted, adj. 1. brave, courageous, valiant, valorous, heroic, heroical, hero-like, lion-hearted, iron-hearted, great-hearted; intrepid, fearless, dauntless, dreadless, aweless, nervy, SI. gutsy, unafraid, un-blenching, unblenched, undaunted, unalarmed, undismayed, unappalled; bold, bold-spirited, high-spirited, daring, dashing, adventurous; audacious, reckless.
My Account / Test History
Most children in England and Wales follow this route in the state system (= free education).
• You go to school (as a pupil to study) and go to university (as a student to study). You don’t use the definite article ‘the’ here. Other expressions like this are go to bed (to sleep); go into hospital (when you are ill); go to church (to pray / to worship).
• In some areas of the UK there are not many grammar schools.
• There are also public schools. In fact, these are private, and parents pay to send their children there. Some are expensive. About 5% of the population go to public schools.
A school timetable
Maths is an abbreviation of mathematics.
As you can see, the pupils have five lessons every day, and altogether they do (= study) eleven subjects a week plus Physical Education (PE). Every morning they have a twenty-minute break. There are three terms (= periods of continuous work) in a school year, and the timetable changes every year.
Note: Some words in English which end in ‘s’ look plural, but in fact they are singular: Maths isn’t my favourite subject, and physics is very difficult.
Most nouns of this type refer to subjects; other examples are economics and politics.