|Subject ||testy/heady/snappish, unlimited/incomparable/peremptory/complain, grumble/bellyache, carp/kvetch, groan
217. testy/heady (snappish)
* testy >> snappish /GC/S/Ch/abT
Word History: To the casual eye testy and heady seem to have no connection; a more thoughtful examination reveals that both words refer to the head. The head in heady is easy to see in both the form and meanings of the word. The earliest sense, first recorded in a work composed before 1382, is "headlong, headstrong," which is clearly a "head" sense; but so is the better-known current sense "apt to go to the head, intoxicating." To see the head in testy, we must look back to the Old French word testu, the source of our word. Testu is derived from the Old French word teste, "head" (Modern French tête). In English testy developed another sense, "aggressive, contentious," which passed into the sense we are familiar with, "irritable."
adj. head•i•er, head•i•est
a. Intoxicating or stupefying: heady liqueur.
b. Tending to upset the mind or the balance of senses: standing on a heady outcrop of rock.
c. Serving to exhilarate: the heady news of triumph.
heady (stup/P/Ch + efying/S/Ch) stupefying
heady (ups/P/Ch + etting/S/Ch) upsetting
heady (exh/P/Ch + ilarating/S/Ch) exhilarating
a. Impetuous and rash: a heady outburst of anger.
b. Domineering; overbearing: too heady to reason with.
3. Swift and violent; headlong: a heady current.
4. Showing intelligence and good judgment; prudent: heady tactics.
5. Suffering from a headache: a heady, throbbing feeling.
heady (test/P/Ch + y/S/Ch) testy
heady (ov/P/Ch + erbearing/S/Ch) overbearing
heady (viol/P/Ch + ent/S/Ch) violent
heady (prud/P/Ch + ent/S/Ch) prudent
heady (suff/P/Ch + ering/S/Ch) suffering
headlong (ov/P + erbearing/S) overbearing
headstrong (test/P + y/S) testy
* When articulating "head" with/from English /P/Ch speaking posture, "teste" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
And when articulating "head" with/from English /C2/Ch speaking posture, "testu" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
testy (aggr/P/Ch + essive/C1/Ch) aggressive
1.apt to snap or bite, as a dog.
2.disposed to speak or reply in an impatient or irritable manner.
3. impatiently or irritably sharp; curt: a snappish reply.
snappish (sn/P/Ch + appy/C1/Ch) snappy
snappish (shar/P/Ch + p/C1/Ch) sharp
218. absolute (unlimited)
* absolute >> unlimited /GC/S/Ch/abT
1. Having no restrictions or controls: an unlimited travel ticket.
2. Having or seeming to have no boundaries; infinite: an unlimited horizon.
3. Without qualification or exception; absolute: unlimited self-confidence.
unlimited (lim/P/Ch + itless/S/Ch) limitless
unlimited (inf/P/Ch + inite/S/Ch) infinite
219. autocratic (domineering)
* autocratic >> domineering /GC/S/Ch/abT
220. supreme (incomparable)
* supreme >> incomparable /GC/S/Ch/abT >> uncomparable/TE/T
/TE; true/genuine English
1.beyond comparison; matchless or unequaled: incomparable beauty.
2.not comparable; incapable of being compared to each other, as two unlike objects or qualities, or to one or more others.
incomparable (un/P/Ch + equaled/S/Ch) unequaled
incomparable (extr/P/Ch + aordinary/S/Ch) extraordinary
221. dictatorial (unrestricted)
* dictatorial >> unrestricted /GC/S/Ch/abT
222. imperious (lordly)
* imperious >> lordly /GC/S/Ch/abT
223. tyrannical (peremptory)
* tyrannical >> peremptory /GC/S/Ch/abT
1.leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative: a peremptory command.
2.imperious or dictatorial.
3.positive or assertive in speech, tone, manner, etc.
a.that precludes or does not admit of debate, question, etc.: a peremptory edict.
b.decisive or final.
c.in which a command is absolute and unconditional: a peremptory writ.
peremptory (imp/P/Ch + erative/C1/Ch) imperative
peremptory (ass/P/Ch + ertive/C1/Ch) assertive
peremptory (fin/P/Ch + al/C1/Ch) final
224. complain ("put the boot in")
* complain >> "put the boot in" /GC/S/Ch/abT
Re: Article of " 'stand-in', 'fill-in', farming, country, rural, rustic, agrarian, complain, moan, bitch, whine, growl, gripe" <<Column 33. complain/intransitive??>>
"complain of" (compl/P + ain/S)/GC complain
about (ŋΛ/S + v=/P) of [ŋΛ v=]
225. moan ("moan and groan")
* moan >> "moan and groan" /GC/S/Ch/abT
Re: Article of " 'stand-in', 'fill-in', farming, country, rural, rustic, agrarian, complain, moan, bitch, whine, growl, gripe" <<Column 34. moan/noun??/intransitive??>>
226. grumble/intransitive??/noun?? (bellyache)
* grumble >> bellyache /GC/S/Ch/abT
–verb (used without object)
1.to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly.
2.to utter low, indistinct sounds; growl.
3.to rumble: The thunder grumbled in the west.
* When articulating "say complaint", "growl sound" or "sound noise" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "grumble" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
5. an expression of discontent; complaint; unhappy murmur; growl.
6. grumbles, a grumbling, discontented mood.
grumble (expr/S + ession/P) expression
grumbles (expr/S/Ch + ession/P/Ch) expression
grumble (g/S + ievance/P) grievance
1. Pain in the stomach or abdomen; colic.
2. Slang A whining complaint.
bellyache (st/P/Ch + omach/S/Ch) stomach
bellyache (compl/P/Ch + aint/S/Ch) complaint
intr.v. bel•ly•ached, bel•ly•ach•ing, bel•ly•aches Slang
To complain, especially in a whining manner.
227. carp/intransitive??/noun?? (kvetch)
* carp >> kvetch /GC/S/Ch/abT
–verb (used without object)
1. to find fault or complain querulously or unreasonably; be niggling in criticizing; cavil: to carp at minor errors.
* When articulating "find fault" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "carp" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
"carp at" (car/P + p/S)/GC carp
2.a peevish complaint.
carp (compl/P/Ch + aint/C2/Ch) complaint
–noun, plural(especially collectively) carp, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) carps.
1.a large freshwater cyprinid fish, Cyprinus carpio, native to Asia but widely introduced in tropical and temperate waters: an important food fish in many countries.
2.any of various other fishes of the family Cyprinidae.
carp (Cyprinus/P/Ch + carpio/C2/Ch) "Cyprinus carpio"
carp (Cypr/P/Ch + inidae/C2/Ch) Cyprinidae
intr.v. kvetched, kvetch•ing, kvetch•es
To complain persistently and whiningly.
1. A chronic, whining complainer.
2. A nagging complaint: "a rambling kvetch against the system" (Leonard Ross).
kvetch (compl/P/Ch + ainer/S/Ch) complainer
kvetch (nagg/P/Ch + ing/S/Ch) nagging
228. groan (sigh)
* groan >> sigh /GC/S/Ch/abT
1.a low, mournful sound uttered in pain or grief: the groans of dying soldiers.
2.a deep, inarticulate sound uttered in derision, disapproval, desire, etc.
3.a deep grating or creaking sound due to a sudden or continued overburdening, as with a great weight: We heard the groan of the ropes as the crane lowered the heavy cargo into the ship's hold.
groan (gr/P/Ch + ief/S/Ch) grief
groan (der/P/Ch + ision/S/Ch) derision
groan (we/P/Ch + ight/S/Ch) weight
–verb (used without object)
4.to utter a deep, mournful sound expressive of pain or grief.
5.to make a deep, inarticulate sound expressive of derision, disapproval, desire, etc.
6.to make a sound resembling a groan; resound harshly: The steps of the old house groaned under my weight.
7.to be overburdened or overloaded.
8.to suffer greatly or lamentably: groaning under an intolerable burden.
* When articulating "say grief", "express displeasure", "creak sound", "be weighed down" or "have sufferance" with/from GRECOnglish/GC /P/Ch/abR speaking posture, "groan" is metaphthong/MPh pronounced.
–verb (used with object)
9.to utter or express with groans.
| needy, short/low, jovial, lively, 'full of beans', congenial/ratty/peevish, sour/tart, surly/churlish, peppery|
| wail/soothe, 'relieve (yourself)', soften/mitigate/scold/blame, correct/chasten, discipline/censure/advertise|