Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Lexicon: afflict – affronted
afflict (afflicted, -s), v. [MFr < L. afflīct-um, dash against, throw down, distress.] (webplay: loss, losses, seen, trouble).
- Pain; grieve; oppress.
- Impress; strike; [fig.] occur to; dawn on.
- Distress; disturb; bother; upset; worry; trouble.
- Suppress; blind; obstruct.
affliction, n. [see afflict, v.] (webplay: give to the body or mind pain, harass, seen, strike, suffering, trouble).
- Trial; hardship; discontent; pain; poignancy; gloom; woe.
- Sorrow; grief; suffering.
- Agitation; tribulation; turmoil caused by sorrow.
- Curse; burden; impediment; hindrance; encumbrance.
- Loss; emptiness; disappointment.
afflictive, adj. [see afflict, v.]
- Striking; [fig.] troublesome; uncomfortable; difficult.
- Disturbing; annoying; irritating; strident; shrill; noisy.
affluence, n. [Fr. < L. affluent-um, flowing towards.]
- Wealth; abundance; profusion; opulence; prosperity; [fig.] fruits, flowers, light, and life in the warmest season of the year.
- Richness; profusion; fullness; [fig.] significance; importance.
affluent, adj. [see affluence, n.]
Prosperous; flourishing; plentiful; rich; providential; beneficial; [lit.] flowing.
afford (-s, -ed), v. [OE geforþ-ian, further, advance.] (webplay: further, life, man, old, price, result, sell).
- Give; grant; provide; supply.
- Buy; obtain; manage; pay for; purchase without debt.
- Risk; chance; gamble; imperil; jeopardize.
- Match; equal; bear; support; sustain.
affright, v. [OE fyrht-an, frighten, terrify; see fright, n.]
Terrorize; alarm; startle; unnerve; disturb; unsettle.
affront, n. [OFr affront.] (webplay: present).
Insult; offense; disappointment; setback; shame.
affront (-s), v. [OFr affronte-r, to the face, strike on the forehead, slap on the face, insult face to face.]
- Assail; overrun.
- Invade; attack; enter without an invitation.
- Defy; offend; confront brazenly.
- Repress; hinder; thwart; confound.
- Challenge; humble; subdue.
affronted, verbal adj. [see affront, v.] (webplay: face).
Shy; bashful; ashamed; reserved; reticent; backward; [word play] behind; not in front.