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obscure (adj

not famous or acclaimed

She lived in an obscure little village

1. humble
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful

and her father was a humble dyer of wool

2. embroidery
decorative needlework

So soft and even was her thread, so fine her cloth, so gorgeous herembroidery, that soon her products were known all over

3. immensely
to an exceedingly great extent or degree

Arachne was used to being wondered at, and she was immensely proud of the skill that had brought so many to look on her.

4. indignant
angered at something unjust or wrong

Therefore when she heard them murmur, she would stop her work and turn round indignantly to say, "With my own ten fingers
I gained this skill, and by hard practice from early morning till night.

5. reckless
marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

" Reckless girl," she said, "how dare you claim to be equal to the immortal gods themselves?

6. content

obstinacy resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires Before the group that was gathered there she would not give in. and gold. someone who looks at something As they looked at the glowing colors. spectator a close observer. or you would not come here in poverty and rags to gaze at my skill. 10. 9. 11. and other shades. skein coils of worsted yarn Many skeins lay heaped beside them to use. strive to exert much effort or energy . 8. 7. she led the goddess to one of the great looms and set herself before the other. varied as the rainbow. poverty the state of having little or no money and possessions It is easy to see that you were never good for anything in your day. bleached white. and scarlet. 12. satisfied or showing satisfaction with things as they are Rest content with your fame of being the best spinner and weaver that mortal eyes have ever beheld. remarkable unusual or striking Arachne had never thought of giving credit for her success to her father's skill in dyeing. so pressing her pale lips together in obstinacy and pride. the spectators realized that Athene was weaving into her pattern a last warning to Arachne. though in actual truth the colors were as remarkable as the cloth itself.

14. hair. Wool (noun) 1. 13. goat. and distorted. shrivel decrease in size. plural noun: wools "carpets made of 80 percent wool and 20 percent nylon" synonyms: yarn "a sweater made of cream wool" 2. and her legs grew tiny.The central figure was the goddess herself competing with Poseidon for possession of the city of Athens. o the soft underfur or down of some other mammals. "lead wool" Fleecy (adj) . spindly. coat. how they had deceived fair maidens. range. synonyms: fleece. a thing resembling wool in form or texture. floccus "sheep's wool" o yarn or textile fiber made from wool. 1. especially when shorn and prepared for use in making cloth or yarn. the fine soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep. in particular. or similar animal. but in the four corners were mortals who had tried to strive with gods and pictures of the awful fate that had overtaken them. "beaver wool" o a metal or mineral made into a mass of fine fibers. 2. or extent At that the body of Arachne shriveled up. and appeared on earth from time to time in the form of poor and humble people.resorted to trickery. resort have recourse to the maiden had taken for her design a pattern of scenes which showed evil or unworthy actions of the gods.

downy. woolly. fuzzy. crewel work. tatting. shaggy. 1. . superlative adjective: fleeciest 1. ˈflēsē/ adjective adjective: fleecy. comparative adjective: fleecier. soft. 1. needlecraft. shut·tle ˈSHədl/ noun noun: shuttle. enhancement. needlepoint. an apparatus for making fabric by weaving yarn or thread. plural noun: embroideries synonyms: needlework. the art or pastime of embroidering cloth. warm fabric. ornamentation. loom1 looom/ noun noun: loom. "fanciful embroidery of the facts" synonyms: elaboration. 2. plural noun: looms 1. plural noun: shuttles 1. sewing. em·broi·der·y əmˈbroid(ə)rē/ noun noun: embroidery 1. 2. "a fleecy sweatshirt" synonyms: fluffy. 1. furry. (especially of a towel or garment) made of or lined with a soft. adornment. (especially of a cloud) white and fluffy. embellishment. velvety. More antonyms: coarse 2. o cloth decorated with embroidery. embellishment or exaggeration in the description or reporting of an event. coloring. tapestry "the girls were taught embroidery" 2.

o of or concerning women. commute. plural noun: distaffs 1. 2. past tense: shuttled. plural noun: murmurs 1. 3. go/travel back and forth. past participle: shuttled. 3. travel regularly between two or more places. o a bobbin carrying the lower thread in a sewing machine. go/travel back and forth. 1. commute. "he shuttled between Manhattan and Silicon Valley" synonyms: ply. ferry "they provided a bus to shuttle us to the mall" o transport in a shuttle. go/travel to and fro. used for carrying the weft thread between the warp threads in weaving. gerund or present participle: shuttling 1. a stick or spindle onto which wool or flax is wound for spinning. 1. run. run. go/travel to and fro. modifier noun: distaff mur·mur ˈmərmər/ noun noun: murmur. 3rd person present: shuttles. a form of transportation that travels regularly between two places. short for shuttlecock. "the river taxi shuttled employees between the newspaper's offices and the capital" synonyms: ply. verb verb: shuttle. "the nine o'clock shuttle from Boston" o short for space shuttle. a wooden device with two pointed ends holding a bobbin. . 2. ferry "they provided a bus to shuttle us to the mall" dis·taff ˈdistaf/ noun noun: distaff.

More o MEDICINE a recurring sound heard in the heart through a stethoscope that is usually a sign of disease or damage. buzz. undertone. grumble. buzzing. staggering. stupend ms: ous. grouse. adjective: marvelous 1. murmurs" o a low continuous sound. mumble More o a rumor. soft. drone. "Nina murmured an excuse and hurried away" o make a low continuous sound. "the murmur of bees in the rhododendrons" synonyms: hum. o informal a condition in which the heart produces or is apt to produce a recurring sound indicative of disease or damage. speak softly More o say something cautiously and discreetly.spectacular. extraordinary. More mar·vel·ous ˈmärv(ə)ləs/ adjective adjective: marvellous. causing great wonder. whisper. 3rd person present: murmurs. mutter. synonyms: complain. "there was a murmur of approval from the crowd" synonyms: whisper. "she accepted his offer with a quiet murmur of thanks" o the quiet or subdued expression of a particular feeling by a group of people. thrum. 1. More antony commonplace . "he had heard hints only. "she had been born with a heart murmur" verb verb: murmur. breathtaking. a soft. gerund or present participle: murmuring 1. "his voice was little more than a murmur" o a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance. humming. say something in a low. awesome. sensational. mumble. remarkable. talk under one's breath. mutter. stunning. "they began to murmur of an uprising" o archaic express one's discontent about (someone or something) in a subdued manner. past participle: murmured. "the wind was murmuring through the trees" synonyms: mutter. astonishing. astounding. thrumming. or indistinct voice. "marvelous technological toys" synony amazing. past tense: murmured. indistinct sound made by a person or group of people speaking quietly or at a distance.

"our dream home. in the middle of. ms: o extremely good or pleasing.too good to : be true. splendid. characterized by. among. or base: indignant remarks. amongst. an indignant expression on his face. superb. or expressing strong displeasure atsomething considered unjust. "talks broke down amid accusations of a hostile takeover bid" synonyms: at a time of. delightful. magnificent. a·mid əˈmid/ preposition 1. of fensive. in an atmosphere of. adjective 1. More antonyms awful : indignant [in-dig-nuh nt] Spell Syllables  Synonyms  Examples  Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus. "you have done a marvelous job" synonyms excellent. More o in an atmosphere or against a background of. as a result of "the truce collapsed amid fears of a revolt" . surrounded by. feeling. glorious. lovely. wonderful. against a background of. set amid magnificent rolling countryside" synonyms: in the middle of. splendid. surrounded by. insulting.

More antonyms: bent. 3rd person present: gazes. look at. 1. goggle at. gaze ɡāz/ verb verb: gaze. "the guest house was erected in the eighteenth century" synonyms: build. 1. 1. study. 3rd person present: erects. "he could only gaze at her in astonishment" synonyms stare at. enlarged. especially in sexual excitement. perpendicular. construct. put up. tumescent. gerund or present participle: gazing 1. gerund or present participle: erecting 1. straight. past participle: erected. "he turned. past tense: erected. More o (in literary theory) a particular perspective taken to embody certain aspects of the relationship between observer and observed. gape. flaccid. wall. gape at. More antonyms: demolish. or nipples) enlarged and rigid. past participle: gazed. especially in admiration. look steadily and intently. or thought. More antonyms: limp verb verb: erect. swollen. More : noun noun: gaze. clitoris. "the male gaze" e·rect əˈrekt/ adjective adjective: erect 1. synonyms: engorged. scrutinize. eye. rigidly upright or straight. following her gaze" synonyms: stare. especially as reflected in the way in which an author or film director (unconsciously or otherwise) directs attention. vertical. dismantle o create or establish (a theory or system). construct (a building. flat  (of the penis. surprise. or other upright structure). take a good look at. past tense: gazed. 1. plural noun: gazes 1. fixed look. "she stood erect with her arms by her sides" synonyms: upright. look fixedly at. "the party that erected the welfare state" . a steady intent look.

remarkable. inflexibility. uncooperativeness. extremely bright. plural noun: obstinacies 1. a length of thread or yarn. beautiful. daz·zling ˈdaz(ə)liNG/ adjective adjective: dazzling 1. whir (h)wər/ . "a dazzling display of football" synonyms: impressive. intractability. brilliant "the sunlight was dazzling" o extremely impressive. or skillful. rigidity. willfulness. nyms contrariness. state. "his reputation for obstinacy" syno stubbornness. stubbornness. outstanding. typically in a V-shaped formation. glaring. More ob·sti·na·cy ˈäbstənəsē/ noun noun: obstinacy. loosely coiled and knotted. "the sunlight was dazzling" synonyms: bright. More : anto nyms flexibility : skein skān/ noun plural noun: skeins 1. recalcitrance.implacability. especially so as to blind the eyes temporarily. exceptional. extraordinary. obduracy. "the skeins of her long hair" o a flock of wild geese or swans in flight. or situation. intransigence. o a tangled or complicated arrangement. perversity. blinding. refractoriness. mulishness. the quality or condition of being obstinate.pigheadedness.

noun: tent peg. "drape individual plants with nets. continuous. spigot. brad. skewer. especially of exchange rates. 2. 2. screw. "the catcher pegs the ball to the first baseman" . or plastic. o informal a person's leg. that is used for holding things together. set. attach. o a bung for stoppering a cask. fix (a price. secure. 1. fix. (especially of a machine or a bird's wings) make a low. 1. bolt. metal. regular sound. hook. make fast "the tarp is pegged to the ground" 2. INDIAN a measure of liquor. categorize. hanging things on. verb 3rd person present: pegs 1. plural noun: tent pegs o a short pin or cylindrical object in the neck of a stringed musical instrument around which the strings are wound. informal throw (a ball) hard and low. fix or make fast with a peg or pegs. fasten. especially in baseball. "the officer probably has us pegged as anarchists" 3. 3. 3. a short cylindrical piece of wood. o a point or limit on a scale. informal a strong throw. synonyms: pin. hold. especially in baseball. and which are turned to adjust their tension and so tune the instrument. pegging down the edges" synonyms: fix. synonyms: hold down. keep down. "have a peg of whiskey" 3. rivet. verb gerund or present participle: whirring 1. freeze "we decided to peg our prices" o NORTH AMERICANinformal form a fixed opinion of. or marking a position. typically tapered at one end. dowel. spike. nail. 2. pin. "the ceiling fans whirred in the smoky air" peg peɡ/ noun plural noun: pegs 1. rate. More o a pin or bolt driven into the ground to hold one of the ropes or corners of a tent in position. or amount) at a particular level.

3rd person present: nooses. past tense: noosed. especially due to loss of moisture or old age. then strangled by the executioner" o catch (an animal) with a noose. seiz·ing ˈsēziNG/ noun NAUTICALarchaic noun: seizing. shriv·eled ˈSHriv(ə)ld/ adjective adjective: shrivelled. noun: the noose "the West is exploring ways to tighten the economic noose" verb verb: noose. 1. shriveled hand" . wrinkled and contracted. "she was noosed and hooded. a length of cord or rope used for fastening or tying. noun: the noose o a difficult situation regarded as a restraint or bond. put a noose on (someone). noose nooos/ noun noun: noose. o form (a rope) into a noose. plural noun: nooses 1. 1. plural noun: seizings 1. adjective: shriveled 1. a loop with a running knot. o death by hanging. "her long. past participle: noosed. tightening as the rope or wire is pulled and typically used to hang people or trap animals. gerund or present participle: noosing 1.