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1. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] a scandal that is kept secret.

Synonyms

  • skeleton in the cupboard
  • scandal
  • outrage

Antonyms

  • limit
  • boundary
  • uttermost
  • level best

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word skeleton-key


1. Noun Phrase
A skeleton key will feel a bit heavier than a barrel key.

2. Noun Phrase
Check out the end of a skeleton key.

3. Noun Phrase
Insert the miniature screwdriver gently into the ball area where the ball of the skeleton key would go.

4. Noun Phrase
Examine the bow of a skeleton key.

2. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] something reduced to its minimal form.

Synonyms

  • minimum

Antonyms

  • large indefinite quantity
  • peak

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] the hard structure (bones and cartilages) that provides a frame for the body of an animal.

Synonyms

  • endoskeleton
  • frame
  • system
  • musculoskeletal system
  • skeletal structure
  • skeletal system
  • exoskeleton

Antonyms

  • spoils system
  • merit system
  • maximal
  • bound

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. skeleton

noun. ['ˈskɛlətən'] the internal supporting structure that gives an artifact its shape.

Synonyms

  • edifice
  • underframe
  • supporting structure
  • building
  • frame
  • aircraft
  • skeletal frame
  • hoop
  • ship

Antonyms

  • top
  • bottom
  • get off
  • disembark

Etymology

  • σκελετός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • σκελλώ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated.

Synonyms

  • bit
  • device
  • latchkey
  • ignition key
  • passkey
  • passe-partout
  • master
  • stem
  • shank

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • stay
  • close
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. key

adjective. ['ˈkiː'] serving as an essential component.

Synonyms

  • important
  • of import
  • primal
  • cardinal
  • fundamental

Antonyms

  • strengthening
  • weakening
  • overgarment
  • veer

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] something crucial for explaining.

Antonyms

  • derestrict

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] pitch of the voice.

Antonyms

  • inaction

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. key

verb. ['ˈkiː'] identify as in botany or biology, for example.

Synonyms

  • identify
  • sort out
  • distinguish
  • separate
  • name
  • class
  • assort
  • key out
  • discover
  • sort
  • describe

Antonyms

  • unimportance
  • insignificant
  • insignificance
  • meaningless

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. key

noun. ['ˈkiː'] any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music.

Synonyms

  • tonic key
  • tonality
  • minor key
  • home key
  • minor mode
  • major mode
  • musical notation

Antonyms

  • united
  • joint
  • same
  • dependent

Etymology

  • keye (Middle English (1100-1500))
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