2. soothe, quiet, hush, still, silence; calm, compose, smooth, becalm, dulcify, subdue, quell; assuage, allay, ease, relieve, alleviate; pacify, tranquilize, mollify, mitigate.
3. let up, subside, slacken, decline, diminish; abate, ebb, recede, sink, shrink, fall off; decrease, lessen, dwindle, wane, die down. -n. 4. quiet, stillness, hush, silence, soundlessness, not a sound; calm, repose, restfulness, composure; tranquility, quiescence, placidness, serenity, peace.
5. respite, recess, interlude, intermission, interim; interval, time-out, Sports, halftime, pause; cessation, break, lapse, caesura, hiatus; truce, cease-fire, armistice, moratorium; suspension, abeyance, suspense, mid-air; standstill, discontinuance, stop, halt.
6. abatement, letup, subsidence, decline; lessening, decrease, diminution, slackening; slack season, slow time, off-season.
7. murmur, whisper, rush, rustle, sigh, sough, susurration, murmuration; hum, purr, whir, buzz, drone, thrumb; patter, gurgle, babble, plash, lapping, purl.
lullaby, n. cradlesong, song, Music, berceuse, ditty; soft music, lulling tune.
lumber1, n. 1. timber, logs, boards, planks; wood, hardwood, softwood; siding, wallboard, clapboard; beam, post; lath, strip of wood.
2. jumble, heap, mass, agglomeration, bunch, mess, huddle; medley, hash, patchwork, olla-podrida, olio, gallimaufry, farrago, jungle, hodgepodge, Brit, hotchpotch, mishmash, salmagundi; miscellany, potpourri, odds and ends, motley collection; litter, clutter, trash, Inf garbage, rubbish, riffraff, Brit. Dial, raff, litter, chaff; castoffs, rags, tatters, castaways, rejects, discards.
-v. 3. cut timber, fell trees, log, prepare logs.
4. heap, pile, bunch, mass, huddle, cram, throw together; jumble, mix, mingle, tangle, entangle; clutter, litter, mess, tumble, scatter, strew about; disarrange, disorder, unsettle, discompose; disorganize, shuffle, dishevel, make a shambles, Inf. turn topsy-turvy, Inf. muss up.
5. fill, fill up, fill to the brim, fill to overflowing, overfill, stuff, overstuff, crowd, overcrowd, congest; force in, pack in, push in, jam, squeeze, pack like sardines; encumber, make impassable, block, bar, blockade.
lumber2, v. move clumsily, gangle, clump, stump, stamp; plod, trudge, drag, shuffle, SI. schlepp, shamble, drag one's feet, drag one's freight; stumble, fumble, toddle, dodder, falter, move unsteadily, waddle, flounder; hobble, limp, hitch, walk lamely,
lumbering, adj. 1. clumsy, awkward, ungraceful, ungainly; oafish, doltish, cloddish, heavy-footed, lubberly, bearish, bovine, lumpish, hulking; stodgy, stolid, heavy, unwieldy, ponderous; stiff, uneasy, wooden, gawky, constrained.
2. bungling, blundering, bumbling, bunglesome, heavy-handed; left-handed, all thumbs, maladroit; unhandy, inefficient, inept, incapable.
lumberman, n. lumberjack, logger, woodsman, wood chopper, wood cutter,
luminary, n. 1. celestial or heavenly body, sun, moon, star, shining star.
2. light, lighter, illuminant, illuminator, source of light; ray, beam, shaft of light; lightbulb, lamp, chandelier, electrolier, flashlight, flood lamp, search light, lantern, beacon; candle, taper, candelabrum, match, torch, flare, flame, blaze, fire.
3. star, superstar, bright light, guiding light, leading light, leader, standout, lion, Inf. big name; celebrity, Sl. celeb, notable, dignitary, toast of the town, somebody, famous or well-known person, name, household name, Inf. V.I.P.,Inf bigwig, Inf. big shot, Sl. biggie, Sl. big gun, Sl. big wheel, Sl. big cheese, Sl. high-muck-a-muck; genius, bright mind, intellect, mental giant, sage, wise man, savant, Inf. brain, Inf Einstein.