-n. 9. shade, cover, screen, shield, mantel, cloak, veil, curtain, drape, envelopment; mask, blinker, blinder, shutter.
10. concealment, hiding place, hideaway; subterfuge, cover, cloak, camouflage, masquerade, disguise, Inf. front.
11. affectation, pretense, deception, delusion, feint, fake, fraud; artifice, strategem, maneuver, chicanery, guile, wile, finesse, evasion, smoke screen; decoy, ruse, trick, trap, snare, net, catch, ambush, pitfall, Inf. dodge.
the blind the sightless, the visionless, the unsighted, the partially sighted.
blindfold, v. 1. cover [s.o.'s] eyes, Archaic, hoodwink. See - blind (def. 7).
2. obfuscate, obscure, cloud over, fog up. See - blind (def. 8).
-n. 3. mask, blinker, blinder, shutter. See - blind (def. 9). -adj. 4. rash, impetuous, irrational, unthinking. See - blind (def. 3).
blink, v. 1. wink, nictitate, nictate; flutter, flicker.
2. squint, screw up the eyes, see with half an eye, look askance; glimpse, spot, espy, descry, spy, perceive, glance at.
3. wince, flinch, start, shrink, recoil, blench; quiver, shudder, quake, tremble, flutter; be startled, be shocked, be surprised, Sl. be freaked out.
4. ignore, overlook, bypass, disregard, pass over, neglect; slight, snub, ostracize, cut; shirk, evade, elude, shun, avoid, dodge.
5. twinkle, glisten, gleam, glimmer, glitter, coruscate, shimmer, sparkle, Archaic, glister; glow, blaze, radiate, shine, beam; flicker, flutter, waver, dance, glare; scintillate, bedazzle, flash, fulgurate; phosphoresce, be luminous.
-n. 6. wink, flutter, flicker, waver, dance.
7. twinkle, gleam, glimmer, shimmer, sparkle, flash; glowing, shining, blaze.
8. on the blink Slang, in need of repair, Sl. on the fritz, in bad shape, not operating, out of order, Inf out of whack or kilter, out of commission, broken; Both Inf. far gone, done for.
bliss, n. 1. delight, happiness, felicity, enjoyment, delectation, pleasure, luxury; joy, joyousness, exaltation, elation, rapture, jubilation, ecstasy, ravishment; exhilaration, gaiety, jollity, gladness, cheer, glee, Archaic. joyance; enchantment, transport, captivation, fascination; gratification, fulfillment, contentment, glory.
2. heaven, Eden, seventh heaven, utopia, paradise; Elysium, Arcadia, sunshine, halcyon days; beatitude, serenity, peace, heavenly peace, blessfulness, blessedness.
blister, n. 1. blain, boil, furuncle, carbuncle, pustule, pimple, papule, pock, wen, whelk, Rare, bleb, Archaic, botch. See - blain.
2. swelling, bulging, bulge, bubble, protuberance, projection, prominence; growth, tumor, intumescence, tumefaction.
-v. 3. vesicate, swell, tumefy.
4. thrash, whip, spank, batter, beat, beat up, punish.
5. excoriate, denounce, criticize, attack, assail, castigate, scathe; shame, disgrace, embarrass, mortify.
blithe, adj. 1. cheerful, gay, jocund, jolly, merry, gleeful, blithesome; happy, pleased, contented, glad; ecstatic, joyful, elated, joyous, rejoicing, exultant, jubilant, overjoyed; enthusiastic, animated, spirited, flushed, buoyant, frisky, skittish; rollicking, playful, gamesome, frolicsome, sportive; jocular, jocose, joking, jesting, waggish; jovial, mirthful, delightful, gladsome, hilarious; sprightly, light-hearted, debonair, jaunty, lively, airy, brisk, spry.
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.