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  • 181entertainment — diversion, amusement, recreation (see under AMUSE) Analogous words: *dinner, banquet, feast: play, sport, disport (see under PLAY vb) …

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  • 182flirt — vb coquet, dally, *trifle, toy Analogous words: *play, sport, disport: *caress, fondle, pet …

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  • 183jollity — hilarity, glee, *mirth Analogous words: merriment, joviality, jocundity, blitheness (see corresponding adjectives at MERRY): sport, disport, play, frolic, rollick, gambol, romp (see under PLAY vb): diversion, amusement, recreation, entertainment… …

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  • 184spring — vb 1 Spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem can mean to come up or out of something into existence. Spring stresses sudden or surprising emergence especially after a period of concealment or hidden existence… …

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  • 185toy — vb *trifle, dally, flirt, coquet Analogous words: *play, sport, disport, frolic: fondle, *caress, pet, cosset, cuddle, dandle …

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  • 186amuse — v 1. please, charm, cheer, Inf. hand one a few laughs; gladden, gratify, tickle, take or tickle one s fancy, regale, exhilarate, enliven, rejoice. 2. interest, occupy, beguile, engross, absorb; divert, relax, do one s heart good, cheer up,… …

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  • 187brandish — v 1. wave, flourish, wield, raise, whisk; shake, jerk, swing, flap, move about, flap, wag. 2. flaunt, parade, display, disport, exhibit, show off, vaunt; swagger, strut, strut one s stuff, swashbuckle …

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  • 188entertain — v 1. divert, interest, occupy, beguile, engage, engross, absorb; amuse, please, charm, cheer, Inf. hand one a few laughs; gladden, gratify, tickle, exhilarate, enliven, rejoice. 2. disport, recreate, dally; clown, joke, jest, cut up, burlesque,… …

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  • 189flare — v 1. burn unsteadily, blaze, flame; flash, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate, gleam, fulgurate, glitter twinkle, flicker, glisten, Archaic. glister, glimmer, flut ter, shimmer; glow, phosphoresce, incandesce; radiate, illuminate. 2. burst forth,… …

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  • 190frolic — n 1. merry play, fun, sport, play, game, Sl. buster; lark, antic, prank, caper, trick, monkey trick; gambol, romp, skylarking; gaiety, merriment, mirth, pleasantry, jollity, laughter. 2. merrymaking, Brit. holiday making, jollification,… …

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  • 191gambol — v 1. frolic, frisk, sport, disport, play, skip about; romp, rollick, dance or jump about; cavort, caper, cut capers, curvet. n 2. frolic, fun, sport, play, Sl. buster; lark, antic, prank, caper; romp, skylarking …

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  • 192glitter — v 1. glint, glimmer, glisten, Archaic. glister; shine, sparkle, twinkle, light, spark, scintillate; flicker, blink, wink, flutter; quiver, shiver, ripple; shimmer, dance, dazzle, bedazzle; flash, flare, fulgurate, gleam, glare, coruscate;… …

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  • 193lark — I n bird, songbird, songster, warbler; skylark, meadowlark, titlark. II n 1. frolic, spree, fling, Sl. buster, romp, gambol, Inf. skylarking, fun, sport, play, game; antic, caper, prank, trick, Sl. monkeybusiness, Inf. shenanigans, mischief, Sl.… …

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  • 194make — v 1. fabricate, manufacture, produce, mint; construct, build, assemble, set up; erect, elevate, raise, rear, put up; mold, form, fashion, model, shape, frame; create, invent, originate, devise, contrive, compose, write, put together; cast, block …

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  • 195play — n 1. drama, dramatic play, stage play; stage show, show; theatrical piece, theatricals, piece, work, vehicle; screenplay, photoplay, photodrama, Inf. opus; teleplay, television drama or play, TV drama or play; radio drama or play, broadcast… …

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  • 196recreate — v 1. refresh, restore, renew, rejuvenate, regenerate; invigorate, enliven, exhilarate; entertain, divert, occupy, absorb, interest; amuse, cheer, gladden, gratify, tickle, take or tickle one s fancy, regale. 2. unwind, relax, rest, put one s feet …

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  • 197romp — v 1. frisk, gambol, rollick; frolic, caper, cavort, disport oneself gaily; spring, spring about, vault, hop, trip, trip about, trip gaily; bounce, skip, jump around. 2. carouse, revel, tear about, have a fling; celebrate, make merry, have fun. n… …

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  • 198shake — v 1. vibrate, rattle, chatter; convulse, corn move, twitch, vellicate, toss and turn; shimmy, wiggle, rock, bounce, bob, dance, (both of dice) roll, toss; swing, sway, oscillate, wave, roll. 2. tremble, quiver, twitter, trill; pulsate, pulse,… …

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  • 199sparkle — v 1. spark, light, scintillate, flame, blaze, burn; shine, twinkle, flicker, blink, wink, flutter; quiver, shiver, ripple; shimmer, dance, dazzle, bedazzle; glisten, Archaic. glister, glitter, glint, glimmer; gleam, glare, effulge, shine forth,… …

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  • 200sport — n 1. game, contest, tournament, competition, athletic event; athletics, sports, exercise. 2. recreation, play, pastime, amusement, entertainment; diversion, divertissement, distraction, relaxation; pleasure, enjoyment, delight, gaiety, cheer,… …

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