Nouns (6)

flourish
n. an ornamental embellishment in writing
flourish
n. a display of ornamental speech or language
flourish
n. a showy gesture; "she entered with a great flourish"
tucket, fanfare, flourish
n. (music) a short lively tune played on brass instruments; "he entered to a flourish of trumpets"; "her arrival was greeted with a rousing fanfare"

Verbs (11)

expand, flourish, thrive, boom
v. grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
wave, flourish, brandish
v. move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
fly high, flourish, prosper, thrive
v. make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"

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Fuzzynyms (71)

vacillation, swinging, swing
n. changing location by moving back and forth
gaudery, pomp
n. cheap or pretentious or vain display
show
n. a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
bluster
n. a violent gusty wind
increase
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
maturate, grow, mature
v. develop and reach maturity; undergo maturation; "He matured fast"; "The child grew fast"
build
v. develop and grow; "Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera"
make grow, develop
v. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
flower, blossom, bloom
v. produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
expand, flourish, thrive, boom
v. grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
spud
v. initiate drilling operations, as for petroleum; "The well was spudded in April"
bud
v. develop buds; "The hibiscus is budding!"
root
v. cause to take roots
increase in phase, wax
v. increase in phase; "the moon is waxing"
swell
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
wave, curl
v. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
spread
v. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
knock about, batter, buffet
v. strike against forcefully; "Winds buffeted the tent"
bear
v. move while holding up or supporting; "Bear gifts"; "bear a heavy load"; "bear news"; "bearing orders"
dart, fleet, flutter, flit
v. move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart; "The hummingbird flitted among the branches"
wave, flap, undulate, roll
v. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
be adrift, blow, drift, float
v. be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
flop
v. fall suddenly and abruptly
fan out, spread out, spread, diffuse
v. move outward; "The soldiers fanned out"
quiver, beat, pulsate
v. move with or as if with a regular alternating motion; "the city pulsated with music and excitement"
fling
v. move in an abrupt or headlong manner; "He flung himself onto the sofa"
maintain, keep
v. maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
fly high, flourish, prosper, thrive
v. make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance; "The new student is thriving"
deliver the goods, bring home the bacon, come through, win, succeed
v. attain success or reach a desired goal; "The enterprise succeeded"; "We succeeded in getting tickets to the show"; "she struggled to overcome her handicap and won"

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Antonyms (8)

pass off, blow over, pass, fleet, fade, evanesce
v. disappear gradually; "The pain eventually passed off"
wither, fade
v. lose freshness, vigor, or vitality; "Her bloom was fading"

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