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  1. 1. The Sense Of Touch Andrew Ernest Ritz May 8, 2011Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 1 / 123
  2. 2. alive adj –1. (14) alive, live – (possessing life; ”the happiest person alive”; ”the nerve is alive”; ”doctors are working hard to keep him alive”; ”burned alive”; ”a live canary”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 2 / 123
  3. 3. blush noun –1. bloom, blush, flush, rosiness – (a rosy color (especial ly in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health) verb –1. (9) blush, crimson, flush, redden – (turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; ”The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 3 / 123
  4. 4. blushing verb –1. (9) blush, crimson, flush, redden – (turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; ”The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by”) adj –. (1) blushful, blushing, red-faced – (having a red face from embarrassment or shame or agitation or emotional upset; ”the blushing boy was brought before the Principal”; ”her blushful beau”; ”was red-faced with anger”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 4 / 123
  5. 5. bristly adj –1. bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish – (very irritable; ”bristly exchanges between the White House and the press”; ”he became prickly and spiteful”; ”witty and waspish about his colleagues” ) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 5 / 123
  6. 6. brush noun –1. (11) brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket – (a dense growth of bushes) verb –1. (11) brush – (rub with a brush, or as if with a brush; ”Johnson brushed the hairs from his jacket”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 6 / 123
  7. 7. bumpy adj –1. rough, rocky, bumpy, jolty, jolting, jumpy – (causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements; ”a rough ride”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 7 / 123
  8. 8. caress noun –. (2) caress – (a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it); ”he showered her with caresses”; ”soft music was a fond caress”; ”the caresses of the breeze played over his face”) verb –. (5) caress, fondle – (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; ”He caressed her face”; ”They fondled in the back seat of the taxi”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 8 / 123
  9. 9. chill noun –1. (3) chill, iciness, gelidity – (coldness due to a cold environment) verb –1. (2) chill – (depress or discourage; ”The news of the city’s surrender chilled the soldiers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 9 / 123
  10. 10. chilly noun –. chili, chili pepper, chilli, chilly, chile – (very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency) adj –1. (1) chilly – (not characterized by emotion; ”a female form in marble–a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues”-C.W.Cunningham) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 10 / 123
  11. 11. coarse adj –1. (1) coarse, harsh – (of textures that are rough to the touch or substances consisting of relatively large particles; ”coarse meal”; ”coarse sand”; ”a coarse weave”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 11 / 123
  12. 12. cold noun –1. (5) cold, common cold – (a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs); ”will they never find a cure for the common cold?”) adj –1. (35) cold – (having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; ”a cold climate”; ”a cold room”; ”dinner has gotten cold”; ”cold fingers”; ”if you are cold, turn up the heat”; ”a cold beer”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 12 / 123
  13. 13. coldness noun –1. (1) cold, coldness – (the sensation produced by low temperatures; ”he shivered from the cold”; ”the cold helped clear his head”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 13 / 123
  14. 14. contact noun –1. (29) contact – (close interaction; ”they kept in daily contact”; ”they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings”) verb –1. (10) reach, get through, get hold of, contact – (be in or establish communication with; ”Our advertisements reach millions”; ”He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 14 / 123
  15. 15. cool noun –1. cool – (the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature; ”the cool of early morning”) verb –1. (15) cool, chill, cool down – (make cool or cooler; ”Chill the food”) adj –1. (25) cool – (neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat; ”a cool autumn day”; ”a cool room”; ”cool summer dresses”; ”cool drinks”; ”a cool breeze”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 15 / 123
  16. 16. creepy adj –1. creepy – (annoying and unpleasant; ”some creepy kids were bothering her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 16 / 123
  17. 17. crisp noun –. (1) chip, crisp, potato chip, Saratoga chip – (a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat) verb –1. wrinkle, ruckle, crease, crinkle, scrunch, scrunch up, crisp – (make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in; ”The dress got wrinkled”; ”crease the paper like this to make a crane”) adj –1. (3) crisp, sharp – ((of something seen or heard) clearly defined; ”a sharp photographic image”; ”the sharp crack of a twig”; ”the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 17 / 123
  18. 18. cuddly adj –. cuddlesome, cuddly – (inviting cuddling or hugging; ”a cuddlesome baby”; ”a cuddly teddybear”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 18 / 123
  19. 19. dab noun –1. (1) tap, pat, dab – (a light touch or stroke) verb –1. (2) dab, swab, swob – (apply (usually a liquid) to a surface; ”dab the wall with paint”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 19 / 123
  20. 20. damp noun –. damp, dampness, moistness – (a slight wetness) verb –1. muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down – (deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping) adj –. (6) damp, dampish, moist – (slightly wet; ”clothes damp with perspiration”; ”a moist breeze”; ”eyes moist with tears”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 20 / 123
  21. 21. deadened verb –1. (1) dampen, deaden, damp – (make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; ”muffle the message”) adj –1. (1) dead, deadened – (devoid of physical sensation; numb; ”his gums were dead from the novocain”; ”she felt no discomfort as the dentist drilled her deadened tooth”; ”a public desensitized by continuous television coverage of atrocities”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 21 / 123
  22. 22. downy adj –1. downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy – (like down or as soft as down) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 22 / 123
  23. 23. dull verb –1. (1) dull – (make dull in appearance; ”Age had dulled the surface”) adj –1. (5) dull – (lacking in liveliness or animation; ”he was so dull at parties”; ”a dull political campaign”; ”a large dull impassive man”; ”dull days with nothing to do”; ”how dull and dreary the world is”; ”fell back into one of her dull moods”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 23 / 123
  24. 24. dry noun –. dry, prohibitionist – (a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages) verb –1. (12) dry, dry out – (remove the moisture from and make dry; ”dry clothes”; ”dry hair”) adj –1. (18) dry – (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; ”dry land”; ”dry clothes”; ”a dry climate”; ”dry splintery boards”; ”a dry river bed”; ”the paint is dry”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 24 / 123
  25. 25. dusty adj –1. dusty, dust-covered – (covered with a layer of dust; ”a dusty pile of books”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 25 / 123
  26. 26. feathery adj –1. featherlike, feathery – (resembling or suggesting a feather or feathers; ”feathery palm trees”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 26 / 123
  27. 27. feel noun –1. (5) feel – (an intuitive awareness; ”he has a feel for animals” or ”it’s easy when you get the feel of it”;) verb –1. (181) feel, experience – (undergo an emotional sensatio n or be in a particular state of mind; ”She felt resentful”; ”He felt regret”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 27 / 123
  28. 28. feeling noun –1. (49) feeling – (the experiencing of affective and emotional states; ”she had a feeling of euphoria”; ”he had terrible feelings of guilt”; ”I disliked him and the feeling was mutual”) verb –1. (181) feel, experience – (undergo an emotional sensatio n or be in a particular state of mind; ”She felt resentful”; ”He felt regret”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 28 / 123
  29. 29. feverish adj –1. (4) feverish, hectic – (marked by intense agitation or emotion; ”worked at a feverish pace”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 29 / 123
  30. 30. firm noun –. (26) firm, house, business firm – (the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishmen ts; ”he worked for a brokerage house”) verb –1. tauten, firm – (become taut or tauter; ”Your muscles will firm when you exercise regularly”; ”the rope tautened”) adj –1. (12) firm, steadfast, steady, stiff, unbendable, unfalter ing, unshakable, unwavering – (marked by firm determination or resolution; not shakable; ”firm convictions”; ”a firm mouth”; ”steadfa st resolve”; ”a man of unbendable perseverence”; ”unwavering loyalty”) adv –. (1) firm, firmly, steadfastly, unwaveringly – (with resolute determination; ”we firmly believed it”; ”you must stand firm”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 30 / 123
  31. 31. flabby adj –. soft, flabby, flaccid – (out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance; ”he was too soft for the army”; ”flabby around the middle”; ”flaccid cheeks”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 31 / 123
  32. 32. flat noun –1. (2) flat – (a level tract of land; ”the salt flats of Utah”) adj –1. (11) flat, level, plane – (having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; ”a flat desk”; ”acres of level farmland”; ”a plane surface”; ”skirts sewn with fine flat seams”) adv –1. flat – (with flat sails; ”sail flat against the wind”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 32 / 123
  33. 33. fluffy adj –. (1) downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy – (like down or as soft as down) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 33 / 123
  34. 34. flush noun –1. (1) flower, prime, peak, heyday, bloom, blossom, efflorescence, flush – (the period of greatest prosperity or producti vity) verb –1. (3) blush, crimson, flush, redden – (turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; ”The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by”) adj –1. (1) flush – (of a surface exactly even with an adjoining one, forming the same plane; ”a door flush with the wall”; ”the bottom of the window is flush with the floor”) adv –1. (2) flush – (squarely or solidly; ”hit him flush in the face”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 34 / 123
  35. 35. flushed verb –1. (3) blush, crimson, flush, redden – (turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame; ”The girl blushed when a young man whistled as she walked by”) adj –1. (2) flushed, rose-cheeked, rosy, rosy-cheeked – (having the pinkish flush of health) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 35 / 123
  36. 36. fondle verb –. caress, fondle – (touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner; ”He caressed her face”; ”They fondled in the back seat of the taxi”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 36 / 123
  37. 37. fumble noun –. (1) fumble, muff – ((sports) dropping the ball) verb –1. (4) grope, fumble – (feel about uncertainly or blindly; ”She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 37 / 123
  38. 38. furry adj –. (1) furred, furry – (covered with a dense coat of fine silky hairs; ”furred animals”; ”a furry teddy bear”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 38 / 123
  39. 39. fuzzy adj –1. (2) fuzzed, fuzzy – (covering with fine light hairs; ”his head fuzzed like a dandelion gone to seed”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 39 / 123
  40. 40. gooey adj –. gooey, icky – (soft and sticky) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 40 / 123
  41. 41. grab noun –1. grab – (a mechanical device for gripping an object) verb –1. (27) catch, grab, take hold of – (take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; ”Catch the ball!”; ”Grab the elevator door!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 41 / 123
  42. 42. grasp noun –1. appreciation, grasp, hold – (understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; ”he has a good grasp of accounting practices”) verb –1. (15) grasp, hold on – (hold firmly) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 42 / 123
  43. 43. grainy adj –. farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealy – (composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; ”granular sugar”; ”the photographs were grainy and indistinct”; ”it left a mealy residue”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 43 / 123
  44. 44. greasy adj –1. (7) greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous – (containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; ”greasy hamburgers”; ”oily fried potatoes”; ”oleaginous seeds”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 44 / 123
  45. 45. gritty adj –1. (1) farinaceous, coarse-grained, grainy, granular, granulose, gritty, mealy – (composed of or covered with particles resembling meal in texture or consistency; ”granular sugar”; ”the photographs were grainy and indistinct”; ”it left a mealy residue”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 45 / 123
  46. 46. gummy adj –1. (1) gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous – (having the sticky properties of an adhesive) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 46 / 123
  47. 47. hairy adj –1. (2) hairy, haired, hirsute – (having or covered with hair; ”Jacob was a hairy man”; ”a hairy caterpillar”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 47 / 123
  48. 48. handle noun –. (4) handle, grip, handgrip, hold – (the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; ”he grabbed the hammer by the handle”; ”it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip”) verb –1. (41) manage, deal, care, handle – (be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; ”I can deal with this crew of workers”; ”This blender can’t handle nuts”; ”She managed her parents’ affairs after they got too old”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 48 / 123
  49. 49. hard adj –1. (37) difficult, hard – (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; ”a difficult task”; ”nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access”; ”difficult times”; ”why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?”) adv –1. (12) hard – (with effort or force or vigor; ”the team played hard”; ”worked hard all day”; ”pressed hard on the lever”; ”hit the ball hard”; ”slammed the door hard”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 49 / 123
  50. 50. heavy noun –1. heavy – (an actor who plays villainous roles) adj –1. (32) heavy – (of comparatively great physical weight or density; ”a heavy load”; ”lead is a heavy metal”; ”heavy mahogany furniture”) adv –. heavy, heavily – (slowly as if burdened by much weight; ”time hung heavy on their hands”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 50 / 123
  51. 51. hit noun –1. (15) hit – ((baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball); ”he came all the way around on Williams’ hit”) verb –1. (25) hit – (cause to move by striking; ”hit a ball”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 51 / 123
  52. 52. hot adj –1. (50) hot – (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; ”hot stove”; ”hot water”; ”a hot August day”; ”a hot stuffy room”; ”she’s hot and tired”; ”a hot forehead”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 52 / 123
  53. 53. humid adj –. humid – (containing or characterized by a great deal of water vapor; ”humid air”; ”humid weather”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 53 / 123
  54. 54. itch noun –1. scabies, itch – (a contagious skin infection caused by the itch mite; characterized by persistent itching and skin irritation; ”he has a bad case of the itch”) verb –1. (3) rub, scratch, itch – (scrape or rub as if to relieve itching; ”Don’t scratch your insect bites!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 54 / 123
  55. 55. juicy adj –1. (1) juicy – (full of juice) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 55 / 123
  56. 56. jumpy adj –1. (1) edgy, high-strung, highly strung, jittery, jumpy, nervy, overstrung, restive, uptight – (being in a tense state) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 56 / 123
  57. 57. lifeless adj –1. (2) lifeless, exanimate – (deprived of life; no longer living; ”a lifeless body”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 57 / 123
  58. 58. light noun –1. (46) light, visible light, visible radiation – ((physic s) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation; ”the light was filtered through a soft glass window”) verb –1. (12) light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate – (make lighter or brighter; ”This lamp lightens the room a bit”) adj –1. (14) light – (of comparatively little physical weight or density; ”a light load”; ”magnesium is a light metal–having a specific gravity of 1.74 at 20 degrees C”) adv –. lightly, light – (with few burdens; ”experienced travelle rs travel light”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 58 / 123
  59. 59. limp noun –. hitch, hobble, limp – (the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg) verb –1. (3) limp, gimp, hobble, hitch – (walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; ”The old woman hobbles down to the store every day”) adj –1. (3) limp, wilted – (not firm; ”wilted lettuce”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 59 / 123
  60. 60. lukewarm adj –1. (1) lukewarm, tepid – (moderately warm; ”he hates lukewarm coffee”; ”tepid bath water”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 60 / 123
  61. 61. lumpy adj –1. chunky, lumpy – (like or containing small sticky lumps; ”the dumplings were chunky pieces of uncooked dough”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 61 / 123
  62. 62. massage noun –. (1) massage – (kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation) verb –1. (1) massage, rub down, knead – (manually manipulate (someone’s body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes; ”She rubbed down her child with a sponge”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 62 / 123
  63. 63. maul noun –. maul, sledge, sledgehammer – (a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges) verb –1. maul – (split (wood) with a maul and wedges) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 63 / 123
  64. 64. moist adj –. (6) damp, dampish, moist – (slightly wet; ”clothes damp with perspiration”; ”a moist breeze”; ”eyes moist with tears”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 64 / 123
  65. 65. numb verb –. numb, benumb, blunt, dull – (make numb or insensitive; ”The shock numbed her senses”) adj –1. (3) asleep, benumbed, numb – (lacking sensation; ”my foot is asleep”; ”numb with cold”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 65 / 123
  66. 66. oily adj –1. (4) greasy, oily, sebaceous, oleaginous – (containing an unusual amount of grease or oil; ”greasy hamburgers”; ”oily fried potatoes”; ”oleaginous seeds”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 66 / 123
  67. 67. pat noun –1. pat, rap, tap – (the sound made by a gentle blow) verb –1. (11) chuck, pat – (pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin) adj –1. glib, pat, slick – (having only superficial plausibility ; ”glib promises”; ”a slick commercial”) adv –. pat – (completely or perfectly; ”he has the lesson pat”; ”had the system down pat”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 67 / 123
  68. 68. peck noun –1. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad – ((often followed by ‘of’) a large number or amount or extent; ”a batch of letters”; ”a deal of trouble”; ”a lot of money”; ”he made a mint on the stock market”; ”see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos”; ”it must have cost plenty”; ”a slew of journalists”; ”a wad of money”) verb –1. (3) peck, pick, beak – (hit lightly with a picking motion) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 68 / 123
  69. 69. pet noun –1. (2) pet – (a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement) verb –1. (1) pet – (stroke or caress gently; ”pet the lamb”) adj –. favored, favorite, favourite, best-loved, pet, preferred, preferent – (preferred above all others and treated with partiality; ”the favored child”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 69 / 123
  70. 70. pinch noun –1. pinch – (a painful or straitened circumstance; ”the pinch of the recession”) verb –1. (3) pinch, squeeze, twinge, tweet, nip, twitch – (squeeze tightly between the fingers; ”He pinched her behind”; ”She squeezed the bottle”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 70 / 123
  71. 71. powdery adj –1. (1) powdered, powdery, pulverized, pulverised, small-grai ned, fine-grained – (consisting of fine particles; ”powdered cellulos e”; ”powdery snow”; ”pulverized sugar is prepared from granulated sugar by grinding”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 71 / 123
  72. 72. prickly adj –1. (1) bristly, prickly, splenetic, waspish – (very irritable; ”bristly exchanges between the White House and the press”; ”he became prickly and spiteful”; ”witty and waspish about his colleagues”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 72 / 123
  73. 73. pull noun –1. (5) pull, pulling – (the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you; ”the pull up the hill had him breathing harder”; ”his strenuous pulling strained his back”) verb –1. (44) pull, draw, force – (cause to move by pulling; ”draw a wagon”; ”pull a sled”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 73 / 123
  74. 74. push noun –1. (4) push, pushing – (the act of applying force in order to move something away; ”he gave the door a hard push”; ”the pushing is good exercise”) verb –1. (56) push, force – (move with force, ”He pushed the table into a corner”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 74 / 123
  75. 75. rough noun –. rough – (the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short) verb –. (1) rough in, rough, rough out – (prepare in preliminary or sketchy form) adj –1. (13) rough, unsmooth – (having or caused by an irregular surface; ”trees with rough bark”; ”rough ground”; ”rough skin”; ”rough blankets”; ”his unsmooth face”) adv –1. (1) roughly, rough – (with roughness or violence (‘rough’ is an informal variant for ‘roughly’); ”he was pushed roughly aside”; ”they treated him rough”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 75 / 123
  76. 76. rub noun –1. hang-up, hitch, rub, snag – (an unforeseen obstacle) verb –1. (19) rub – (move over something with pressure; ”rub my hands”; ”rub oil into her skin”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 76 / 123
  77. 77. sandy adj –1. (1) flaxen, sandy – (of hair color; pale yellowish to yellowish brown; ”flaxen locks”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 77 / 123
  78. 78. scratch noun –1. (1) abrasion, scratch, scrape, excoriation – (an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off) verb –1. (9) rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch – (cause friction; ”my sweater scratches”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 78 / 123
  79. 79. scratchy adj –1. (1) abrasive, scratchy – (causing abrasion) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 79 / 123
  80. 80. sharp noun –1. sharp – (a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named) adj –1. (9) crisp, sharp – ((of something seen or heard) clearly defined; ”a sharp photographic image”; ”the sharp crack of a twig”; ”the crisp snap of dry leaves underfoot”) adv –. (1) sharply, sharp, acutely – (changing suddenly in direction and degree; ”the road twists sharply after the light”; ”turn sharp left here”; ”the visor was acutely peaked”; ”her shoes had acutely pointed toes”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 80 / 123
  81. 81. shiver noun –1. (1) tremble, shiver, shake – (a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement) verb –1. (5) shudder, shiver, throb, thrill – (tremble convulsiv ely, as from fear or excitement) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 81 / 123
  82. 82. shudder noun –1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle – (an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; ”a frisson of surprise shot through him”) verb –1. (5) shiver, shudder – (shake, as from cold; ”The children are shivering–turn on the heat!”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 82 / 123
  83. 83. shuddering verb –1. (5) shiver, shudder – (shake, as from cold; ”The children are shivering–turn on the heat!”) adj –. (1) shuddering – (shaking convulsively or violently) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 83 / 123
  84. 84. shuddery adj –. chilling, scarey, scary, shivery, shuddery – (provoking fear terror; ”a scary movie”; ”the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 84 / 123
  85. 85. shove noun –. shove – (the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something); ”he gave the door a shove”) verb –1. (6) jostle, shove – (come into rough contact with while moving; ”The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 85 / 123
  86. 86. silky adj –. satiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slick – (having a smooth, gleaming surface reflecting light; ”glossy auburn hair”; ”satiny gardenia petals”; ”sleek black fur”; ”silken eyelashes”; ”silky skin”; ”a silklike fabric”; ”slick seals and otters”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 86 / 123
  87. 87. slap noun –1. slap, smack – (a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)) verb –. (15) slap – (hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand; ”The impatient teacher slapped the student”; ”a gunshot slapped him on the forehead”) adv –. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt – (directly; ”he ran bang into the pole”; ”ran slap into her”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 87 / 123
  88. 88. slick noun –1. (1) slickness, slick, slipperiness, slip – (a slippery smoothness; ”he could feel the slickness of the tiller”) verb –1. slick, sleek – (make slick or smooth) adj –1. slick – (made slick by e.g. ice or grease; ”sidewalks slick with ice”; ”roads are slickest when rain has just started and hasn’t had time to wash away the oil”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 88 / 123
  89. 89. slimy adj –1. slimed, slimy – (covered with or resembling slime; ”a slimy substance covered the rocks”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 89 / 123
  90. 90. slippery adj –1. (3) slippery, slippy – (causing or tending to cause things to slip or slide; ”slippery sidewalks”; ”a slippery bar of soap”; ”the streets are still slippy from the rain”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 90 / 123
  91. 91. smooth noun –. smooth – (the act of smoothing; ”he gave his hair a quick smooth”) verb –1. (7) smooth, smoothen – (make smooth or smoother, as if by rubbing; ”smooth the surface of the wood”) adj –1. (11) smooth – (having a surface free from roughness or bumps or ridges or irregularities; ”smooth skin”; ”a smooth tabletop”; ”smooth fabric”; ”a smooth road”; ”water as smooth as a mirror”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 91 / 123
  92. 92. soft adj –1. (18) soft – (yielding readily to pressure or weight) adv –. (1) easy, soft – (in a relaxed manner; or without hardship; ”just wanted to take it easy” (‘soft’ is nonstandard)) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 92 / 123
  93. 93. solid noun –1. (14) solid – (matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure) adj –1. (8) solid – (characterized by good substantial quality; ”solid comfort”; ”a solid base hit”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 93 / 123
  94. 94. spongy adj –1. (2) spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike – (easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility; ”spongy bread”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 94 / 123
  95. 95. springy adj –1. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy – (elastic; rebounds readily; ”clean bouncy hair”; ”a lively tennis ball”; ”as resilient as seasoned hickory”; ”springy turf”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 95 / 123
  96. 96. squashy adj –1. pulpy, squashy – (like a pulp or overripe; not having stiffness) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 96 / 123
  97. 97. squeeze noun –1. (1) squeeze, squeezing – (the act of gripping and pressing firmly; ”he gave her cheek a playful squeeze”) verb –1. (9) squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze – (to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; ”crush an aluminum can”; ”squeeze a lemon”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 97 / 123
  98. 98. stiff noun –1. (2) stiff – (an ordinary man; ”a lucky stiff”; ”a working stiff”) adj –1. (2) stiff – (not moving or operating freely; ”a stiff hinge”) adv –1. stiff – (extremely; ”bored stiff”; ”frightened stiff”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 98 / 123
  99. 99. sting noun –1. (2) sting, stinging – (a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; ”the sting of death”; ”he felt the stinging of nettles”) verb –1. (1) bite, sting, burn – (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; ”The sun burned his face”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 99 / 123
  100. 100. stinging noun –. sting, stinging – (a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung; ”the sting of death”; ”he felt the stinging of nettles”) verb –1. (1) bite, sting, burn – (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; ”The sun burned his face”) adj –. cutting, edged, stinging – ((of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; ”cutting remarks”; ”edged satire”; ”a stinging comment”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 100 / 123
  101. 101. stretchy adj –. stretchable, stretchy – (capable of being easily stretche d and resuming former size or shape) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 101 / 123
  102. 102. strike noun –1. (7) strike, work stoppage – (a group’s refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; ”the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled”) verb –1. (18) strike – (deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; ”The teacher struck the child”; ”the opponent refused to strike”; ”The boxer struck the attacker dead”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 102 / 123
  103. 103. stroke noun –1. (3) stroke, shot – ((sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; ”it took two strokes to get out of the bunker”; ”a good shot requires good balance and tempo”; ”he left me an almost impossible shot”) verb –1. (4) stroke – (touch lightly and repeatedly, as with brushing motions; ”He stroked his long beard”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 103 / 123
  104. 104. tag noun –1. (4) tag, ticket – (a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc.) verb –1. (3) tag, label, mark – (attach a tag or label to; ”label these bottles”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 104 / 123
  105. 105. tap noun –1. (3) pat, rap, tap – (the sound made by a gentle blow) verb –1. (6) tap – (cut a female screw thread with a tap) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 105 / 123
  106. 106. temperature noun –1. (91) temperature – (the degree of hotness or coldness of a body or environment (corresponding to its molecular activity)) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 106 / 123
  107. 107. tepid adj –1. (1) lukewarm, tepid – (moderately warm; ”he hates lukewarm coffee”; ”tepid bath water”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 107 / 123
  108. 108. texture noun –1. (13) texture – (the feel of a surface or a fabric; ”the wall had a smooth texture”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 108 / 123
  109. 109. thorny adj –1. thorny – (bristling with perplexities; ”the thorny question of states’ rights”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 109 / 123
  110. 110. tickle noun –1. tickle – (a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking) verb –1. tickle, titillate, vellicate – (touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 110 / 123
  111. 111. ticklish adj –. delicate, ticklish, touchy – (difficult to handle; requiring great tact; ”delicate negotiations with the big powers”;”hes itates to be explicit on so ticklish a matter”; ”a touchy subject”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 111 / 123
  112. 112. tingle noun –1. frisson, shiver, chill, quiver, shudder, thrill, tingle – (an almost pleasurable sensation of fright; ”a frisson of surprise shot through him”) verb –. (3) tingle, prickle – (cause a stinging or tingling sensation) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 112 / 123
  113. 113. touch noun –1. (8) touch, touching – (the event of something coming in contact with the body; ”he longed for the touch of her hand”; ”the cooling touch of the night air”) verb –1. (33) touch – (make physical contact with, come in contact with; ”Touch the stone for good luck”; ”She never touched her husband”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 113 / 123
  114. 114. tough noun –1. street fighter, tough – (someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing) adj –1. (9) tough – (not given to gentleness or sentimentality; ”a tough character”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 114 / 123
  115. 115. toughened verb –. toughen – (make tough or tougher; ”This experience will toughen her”) adj –1. tough, toughened – (physically toughened; ”the tough bottoms of his feet”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 115 / 123
  116. 116. uneven adj –1. (4) uneven – (not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture; ”an uneven color”; ”uneven ground”; ”uneven margins”; ”wood with an uneven grain”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 116 / 123
  117. 117. velvety adj –1. (3) velvet, velvety, velvet-textured – (smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 117 / 123
  118. 118. vibrate verb –1. (1) vibrate – (shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 118 / 123
  119. 119. vibrating verb –1. (1) vibrate – (shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 119 / 123
  120. 120. warm verb –1. (2) warm, warm up – (get warm or warmer; ”The soup warmed slowly on the stove”) adj –1. (27) warm – (having or producing a comfortable and agreeable degree of heat or imparting or maintaining heat; ”a warm body”; ”a warm room”; ”a warm climate”; ”a warm coat”) adv –. warmly, warm – (in a warm manner; ”warmly dressed”; ”warm-clad skiers”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 120 / 123
  121. 121. warmth noun –1. (4) heat, warmth – (the sensation caused by heat energy) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 121 / 123
  122. 122. wet noun –. (1) moisture, wet – (wetness caused by water; ”drops of wet gleamed on the window”) verb –1. (4) wet – (cause to become wet; ”Wet your face”) adj –1. (23) wet – (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; ”a wet bathing suit”; ”wet sidewalks”; ”wet weather”) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 122 / 123
  123. 123. woolly adj –1. (1) flocculent, woolly, wooly – (having a fluffy character or appearance) Andrew Ernest Ritz () The Sense Of Touch May 8, 2011 123 / 123

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