Intangible Group ACTIVE

Indicates concepts that are immaterial.

Element Class(es) Gloss / Clarification Taxonomy
-ab* unb rel itg Ability to perform the action described by the source base. Ability
abakew* rel abe sta itg Dustlessness, cleanness.
-abew* rel abe sta itg Lack of ability to do the action described by the source base.
abib* act To flower, bloom. Production of external structures. Flowering
adal* subj pos rel m itg Virtue. See Probity, Repute. Virtue
ækur* act m itg Torture. Torture
ækwi* abs sta itg Equality. Equality
æmlosi* act m itg Rivalry, opposition, jealousy, envy. Opponent
æmol* act m itg Emulation, striving to equality.
æn* dis itg Riddle, puzzle, enigma. Enigma
æq* rel act m itg Direction. Direction (Voluntary Action)
-æq* m itg Sickness, disease, malfunction.
æqew* rel abe sta itg Lack of guidance or direction. Direction (Voluntary Action)
ærew* abe sta m itg Lack of air, deprivation of air, suffocation.
æst* m itg Summer, summertime. Summer
æt* min rel itg Age. Time
-æt* dis itg Event, instance of action Time
æþorg* des rel ess sta m itg Desire for alcohol.
æv* m itg Time. Time
ajr* dis itg The early part of the day after sunrise; morning. Parts of the Day
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Apprenticeship Act of working for another in order to learn a trade, profession or skill. Pupilage, tutelage, novitiate.


Ascetic Essive of asceticism. Anchoret or anchorite; hermit (recluse) [See Seclusion. Exclusion]; puritan, sabbatarian, cynic; bhikshu, sannyasi or sanyasi, yogi [all Hindu]; dervish, fakir.


Coition, copulation; sexual congress, sexual conjunction, sexual intercourse.


COMPENSATION, equation; commutation; indemnification; compromise [See Compromise]; neutralization, nullification; counteraction [See Counteraction]; reaction; measure for measure; retaliation [See Retaliation]; equalization [See Equality]; redemption, recoupment.
SET-OFF, offset; makeweight, casting weight; counterpoise, ballast; indemnity, equivalent, quid pro quo [L.]; bribe, hush money; gift, donation [See Giving]; amends (atonement) [See Atonement]; counterbalance, counterclaim, countervailing; cross debt, cross demand.
PAY, payment, reward [See Reward].


Expressing or covering much in few words. Brevity, laconicism or laconism; ellipsis; syncope.
(Act of generation) Abridgment (shortening); compression.
Epitome [See Compendium]; monostich.

Courage synonyms

Bravery, valor or valour; resoluteness, boldness &c. adj.; spirit, daring, gallantry, intrepidity, prowess, heroism, chivalry; contempt -, defiance- of danger; derring-do [pseudo-archaic]; audacity; rashness [See Rashness]; dash; defiance [See Defiance]; confidence, self-reliance.
manhood, manliness, nerve, pluck, mettle, game; heart, - of grace; spunk [colloq.], grit, virtue, hardihood, fortitude; firmness (stability) [See Stability]; heart of oak; bottom, backbone (preseverance) [See Resolution]a; resolution (determination) [See Resolution]; tenacity, bulldog courage.


Credulity Willingness to believe or trust too readily, especially without proper or adequate evidence. Credulousness; gullibility, cullibility [obs.]; gross credulity, infatuation; self-delusion, self-deception; superstition; one’s blind side; bigotry (obstinacy); [[[thesaurus:Heterodoxy|hyperorthodoxy].


Deadlock Cessation due to mutual contention for held resources. Dead stop, dead stand; full stop; fix; embargo.


Deliverance Transitive transference from danger to safety. Extrication, rescue, ransom; reprieve, reprieval [rare], respite; armistice, truce; liberation [See Liberation]; emancipation; redemption, redeemableness, salvation; exemption; day of grace; riddance.


Delusion Deception with the hands. Gullery [archaic]; juggling, jugglery; sleight of hand, legerdemain; prestigiation [obs.], prestidigitation; magic [See Sorcery]; conjuring, conjuration.


Demonstration Reasoning validated with evidence or experiment. Proof, irrefragability; conclusiveness &c. adj.; apodeixis or apodixis, probation, comprobation [obs.].

Dereliction of Duty

Nonobservance, nonperformance, noncoöperation; indolence, neglect, relaxation, infraction, violation, transgression, failure, evasion; eyeservice; dead letter.
Slacker (essive), loafer, time-killer; eyeserver, eyeservant; striker; noncoöperator.


Expressing or covering little in many words. Amplification &c. v.; dilating &c. v.; verbosity, wordiness; verbiage, cloud of words, copia verborum [L.]; flow of words (loquacity) [See Loquacity]; looseness.


Dishabille State of being dressed in a careless, disheveled, or disorderly style or manner. Morning dress, tea gown, wrapper, negligee or négligé [F.], dressing gown, undress; kimono; shooting coat; smoking jacket; mufti [chiefly Eng.]; rags, tatters, old clothes; mourning, weeds; duds [colloq. or slang]; slippers.


Noncompliance with authority.
Insubordination, contumacy; infraction, infringement; violation, noncompliance; nonobservance [See Nonobservance].
mutinousness &c. adj.; mutineering; sedition, treason; high -, petty -, misprision of- treason; præmunire or premunire; lèse-majesté [F.]; violation of law [See Illegality]; defection, secession, revolution; overthrow -, overturn- of -government, - authority; sabotage [F.], sans-culottism, bolshevism.
Insurgent, mutineer, rebel, revolter, rioter, traitor, sansculotte, red republican, bonnet rouge [F.], communist, Fenian, frondeur [F.], seceder, Secessionist [esp., U. S. hist.] or Secesh [colloq. or slang, U. S.]; apostate, renegade, runaway, runagate; brawler, anarchist, demagogue; ring-leader.
Revolt, rebellion, mutiny, outbreak, rising, uprising, insurrection, émeute [F.], riot, tumult (disorder) [See Disorder]; strike (resistance) [See Resistance]; barring out; defiance [See Defiance].


Removal of placement.
Elocation [obs.], heterotopy, transposition.
Ejectment [See Ejection]; exile (banishment) [See Seclusion. Exclusion].
Removal (transference) [See Transference]; unshipment, transshipment or transhipment, unplacement [rare], moving, shift.
Misplacement, dislocation [See Derangement]; fish out of water.


Excitability Capacity for excitation.
Impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness &c. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, non-endurance; irritability (irascibility) [See Irascibility]; itching (desire) [See Desire]; wincing; disquiet, disquietude; restlessness; fidgets, fidgetiness; agitation &c. (irregular motion) [See Agitation].
Monomania; fascination, infatuation, fanaticism."

Fire Worship

pyrolatr* Fire Worship, pyrolatry, sun worship, heliolatry, Sabæanism or Sabeanism or Sabeism, Parsiism or Parseeism, Zoroastrianism; pyrolator, heliolator, Sabæan or Sabean, Parsi or Parsee, Zoroastrian.

Fluency (in language)

Flippancy, volubility; verbosity (diffuseness) [See Diffuseness]; gift of the gab (eloquence) [See Speech].


Heraldry Indication of genealogy, honor or precedence. Crest; arms, coat of arms; armorial bearings, hatchment; escutcheon or scutcheon, achievement, shield, supporters; livery, uniform; cockade, brassard, epaulet, chevron; garland, chaplet, favor.


Hint Quantum of information. Suggestion, innuendo (pej), inkling, whisper, passing word, word in the ear, subaudition, subauditur, cue, byplay; gesture (indication) [See Indication]; gentle -, broad- hint; verbum sapienti [L.]; word to the wise; insinuation (latency) [See Latency].


Manner, description, denomination, persuasion, connection, designation, character, stamp; predicament; indication, particularization, selection, specification.


Mistake Miss, fault, blunder, cross-purposes, oversight, misprint, erratum, corrigendum, slip, blot, flaw, loose thread; trip, stumble (failure) [See Failure]; botchery (want of skill) [See Unskillfulness].
[from Guilt:] Indiscretion, lapse, slip, trip, faux pas [F.], peccadillo; flaw, blot, omission, failing, failure; blunder."


Post, chargeship, incumbency, living; situation, berth, billet, appointment, employ, service; engagement; undertaking.


Altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.

Altruism, humanity, humanitarianism, universal benevolence, eudæmonism or eudemonism, deliciæ humani generis [L.].
Public Welfare, commonwealth [now rare], commonweal or common weal [now rare]; socialism, communism; Fourierism, phalansterism or phalansterianism, Saint Simonianism; cosmopolitanism, utilitarianism, the greatest happiness of the greatest number, social science, sociology.
Public spirit, patriotism, civism, nationality, love of country, amor patriæ [L.].
Chivalry, knight errantry; generosity [See Disinterestedness].
Philanthropist (generator of philanthropy) Eudæmonist or eudemonist, utilitarian, Benthamite, socialist, communist, cosmopolite, citizen of the world, amicus humani generis [L.]; altruist [See Benevolence]; “little friend of all the world” [Kipling]; knight errant; patriot.


prokumb* Recumbency (horizontality with purpose); lying down &c. v.; reclination, decumbence or decumbency, discumbency [obs.]; proneness &c. adj.; accubation, supination, resupination, prostration; azimuth.


[[en:respect|Respects]]] Show of respect through writing or token. Regards, duty.


Battology, polylogy [obs.], perissology [obs.]; pleonasm, exuberance, redundance; thrice-told tale; prolixity, longiloquence, longsomeness, circumlocution, ambages [rare], periphrase, periphrasis, roundabout phrases; episode; expletive; penny-a-lining; richness [See Ornament]; padding [editor’s cant]; drivel, twaddle, drool.


Name Gloss
Ability Competence in activity.
Absence Lack of presence.
Absence of Motive
Absurdity Contrarity to reason.
Abuse Harmful or injurious use.
Acclivity Upward obliquity with respect to a base horizontal.
Act Instance of action with purpose.
Aggravation Increase in severity, bitterness, or violence.
Agitation Irregular motion.
Agreement General relation. Abstract order.
Approbation Official or formal approval or sanction.
Arbitrary Power
Arborescence Treelike in size and form.
Arrogance High pride accompanied with insolence.
Ascent Motion upwards.
Asceticism Doctrine that a person can attain a high spiritual and moral state through moral practice.
Assemblage Generation of coherence.
Assent Judgment in the positive.
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Abbreviation Name Definition
act-itg Action Subclass


Element Class(es) Gloss / Clarification Taxonomy

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