Inf. plug at or ahead, knuckle down.
-n. 3. struggle, fight, battle; labor, work, travail, effort, strain, laboriousness; diligence, perseverance, persistence, assiduousness, wretch, n. 1. unfortunate, miserable or poor being or creature, poor devil, pilgarlic, sad case, SL sad sack, Chiefly Brit. Sl. poor bugger; victim, sufferer, prey, shorn lamb, martyr, scapegoat; outcast, misfit, pariah; ragamuffin, Sl. raggy, tatterdemalion, pauper, beggar; vagabond, tramp, Inf bum, hobo.
2. scoundrel, knave, blackguard, varlet, rascal, rogue, rapscallion, scalawag, scullion, scapegrace, wastrel, ne'er-do-well, Archaic, bezonian, Archaic, caitiff, Archaic. whoreson; miscreant, reprobate, renegade, wrongdoer, delinquent, black sheep; criminal, villain, ruffian, thug, culprit, malefactor, felon; rake, debauchee, libertine, wanton, lecher; beast, cur, hound, viper, skunk, polecat; All Inf. jerk, creep, louse, rat, stinker, bad egg; All Sl. bum, mucker, bastard, SOB; All Brit. Sl. rotter, bounder, blighter,
wretched, adj. 1. forlorn, woeful, woebegone, careworn, heartsick, sick at heart, downhearted, brokenhearted, heartbroken, crushed, broken, heavy-laden, afflicted, desolate, despairing, dismal, despondent; down, disconsolate, dejected, depressed, melancholic, gloomy, disheartened, spiritless, Inf. broken-up, Inf. cut-up, Sl. bummed-out or bummed; sad, unhappy, infelicitous, sorrowful, doleful, dolorous, dolorific, dreary, Literary, drear, grieved, mournful, tearful, teary, lachrymose; comfortless, cheerless, joyless.
2. miserable, sorry, poor, pitiful, pitiable, piteous, Inf. lousy, Sl. rotten; adverse, troublesome, difficult, hard, trying; star-crossed, ill-starred, evil-starred, unlucky, unfortunate, hapless; tragic, ruinous, fatal, dire, black, grievous, grim; abject, stark, sordid, slummy, slum-like, poverty-stricken.
3. contemptible, beneath contempt, worthy of contempt, despicable, detestable, base, base-spirited, mean, mean-spirited, low, vile, paltry, Archaic, caitiff.
4. worthless, useless, pathetic, Chiefly Dial, footy,
not worth mentioning, not worth a rap or straw or
damn, not worth a nickel or dime.
wriggle, v. 1. squirm, writhe, wiggle, twist and
turn, Inf. have ants in one's pants.
2. worm, snake, slink.
wriggly, adj. 1. wiggly, wiggling, wriggling, writhing, twisting, twisting and turning, squirming, Sl. antsy or antsy-pantsy.
2. evasive, shifty, slippery, hard to pin down, Inf.
wring, v. 1. twist, wrench, wrest; force from, wrench from, rend from, tear from, rip from.
2. squeeze, extract, put through the wringer.
3. blackmail, exact, Law. extort, Sl. shake down, Sl. bleed.
4. torment, torture, agonize, harrow, excruciate,
rack; rend, stab, pierce, wound.
wrinkle, n. 1. fold, crease, crimp, gather, pucker; corrugation, furrow, ridge, Chiefly Scot. wimple; line, crow's foot.
-v. 2. crease, crimp, gather, pucker; corrugate, fold, furrow; pleat; knit, pucker; crumple, crinkle,
wrinkled, adj. creased, folded, furrowed, ridged, gathered, puckered; corrugated, lined, puckered; crinkled, crinkly, crumpled, wrinkly,
write, v. 1. inscribe, Rare, scribe, pen, put pen to paper, commit to paper; jot down, dash off; scrawl, scribble, scrabble, scratch.
2. draft, draw up, write up or out; lucubrate.
3. author, compose, indite; poeticize, poetize, versify, rhyme, sing; pamphletize, pamphleteer.