Nouns (4)

n. the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord
pluckiness, pluck, gutsiness
n. the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury

Verbs (18)

cull, pluck, pick
v. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"
pick, plunk, pluck
v. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"
gazump, hook, rob, pluck, plume, fleece, surcharge, soak, overcharge
v. rip off; ask an unreasonable price
roll, pluck, hustle
v. sell something to or obtain something from by energetic and especially underhanded activity

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Fuzzynyms (50)

n. a fundamental emotional and activating principle determining one's character
spunk, nerve, mettle, heart
n. the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
valiancy, valiance, valorousness, valour, valor, gallantry, heroism
n. the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle); "he showed great heroism in battle"; "he received a medal for valor"
temerity, audaciousness, audacity
n. fearless daring
pick out, select, take, choose
v. pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
opt, prefer, choose
v. select as an alternative over another; "I always choose the fish over the meat courses in this restaurant"; "She opted for the job on the East coast"
play false, lead by the nose, pull the wool over someone's eyes, hoodwink, snow, bamboozle
v. conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end; "He bamboozled his professors into thinking that he knew the subject well"
seize, grab
v. capture the attention or imagination of; "This story will grab you"; "The movie seized my imagination"
take out
v. remove something from a container or an enclosed space
v. bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly"
v. hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing; "pull the ball"
strain, puree
v. rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender; "puree the vegetables for the baby"
v. move as if through a sieve; "The soldiers sifted through the woods"
screen, riddle
v. separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
fan, winnow
v. separate the chaff from by using air currents; "She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field"
trammel, ensnare, snare, entrap, trap
v. catch in or as if in a trap; "The men trap foxes"
deracinate, uproot
v. move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people"
v. give preference to one creditor over another
sift, sieve
v. distinguish and separate out; "sift through the job candidates"

Synonyms (1)

v. comprehend; "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"

Antonyms (2)

n. the trait of lacking courage and determination; fearful of loss or injury
v. charge (someone) too little money


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