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soft [ sɔft] a.软的;柔和的

soft [sɔft] a. 软的,柔和的, 温柔的

soft drink n. (不含酒精)清凉饮料

soft [sɔft] a.软的

疲软股票 soft stock

软新闻 soft news

软着陆 soft landing

soft news 软新闻

soft-soap 谄媚

gruel, soft rice, porridge 粥

soft drink 汽水

soft ice-cream 窗淇淋

soft goods 非耐用品

soft technology 软技术

Soft 软的

soft currency 软通货

soft loan 软贷款

soft landing 软着陆

soft market 疲软市场

I used a soft cloth to clean the screen of the television.
我用软布擦电视机屏幕。

The clothes feel soft.
这衣服摸起来很柔软。

You can sink your hand into the pile of feathers and feel how soft it is.
你不妨把手伸进羽毛里,摸摸它有多柔软。

The earth in the garden is good, soft soil.
花园里的泥土松软肥沃。

It's very comfortable to step on the soft ground in the spring.
春天的时候,踩在松软的地面上非常舒服。

请温柔些。
Be gentle.
Be soft.
Please do it gently.

A clear conscience is a soft pillow.
问心无愧,高枕无忧。

A good conscience is a soft pillow.
白日不做亏心事,夜半敲门心不惊。

Soft fire makes sweet malt.
慢工出细活。

Soft (or Fine or Kind) words butter no parsnips.
画饼充饥。

Soft X-rays 软X射线

Soft-faced probe 软膜探头

soft-soap 谄媚

和 [huó] /soft/warm/

烂 [làn] /overcooked/rotten/soft/

绵 [mián] /cotton/incessant/soft/downy/

嫩 [nèn] /tender/soft/

轻 [qīng] /light/easy/gentle/soft/reckless/unimportant/frivolous/small in number/unstressed/neutral/soft/

荏 [rěn] /Perilla ocimoides/soft/

柔 [róu] /soft/

柔和 [róu hé] /(adj) gentle; soft/

柔软 [róu ruǎn] /soft/

软 [ruǎn] /soft/flexible/

软口盖 [ruǎn kǒu gài] /soft palate/velum/

软体 [ruǎn tǐ] /software/soft-bodied (animal)/

软席 [ruǎn xí] /soft seat (= first class in PRC trains)/

软着陆 [ruǎn zhuó lù] /soft landing (e.g., of spacecraft)/

韦 [wéi] /(surname)/soft leather/

温柔 [wēn róu] /gentle and soft/tender/

Much of the language used to describe monetary policy, such as "steering the economy to a soft landing" or "a touch on the brakes", makes it sound like a precise science. Nothing could be further from the truth.
很多用来描述货币政策的词,如“引导经济软着陆”,“触动经济刹车”,听起来像是一门精确的科学。事实远非如此。

{adj: astringent} tending to draw together or constrict soft organic tissue
"astringent cosmetic lotions"
<-> nonastringent

{adj: balmy, mild, soft} mild and pleasant
"balmy days and nights"
"the climate was mild and conducive to life or growth"
"a soft breeze"

{adj: boggy, marshy, miry, mucky, muddy, quaggy, sloppy, sloughy, soggy, squashy, swampy, waterlogged} (of soil) soft and watery
"the ground was boggy under foot"
"a marshy coastline"
"miry roads"
"wet mucky lowland"
"muddy barnyard"
"quaggy terrain"
"the sloughy edge of the pond"
"swampy bayous"

{adj: brushed, fleecy, napped} (of fabrics) having soft nap produced by brushing
"a dress of brushed cotton"
"a fleecy lining"
"napped fabrics"

{adj: clogged, clotted} thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
"clotted blood"
"seeds clogged together"

{adj: coagulate, coagulated, curdled, grumous, grumose} transformed from a liquid into a soft semisolid or solid mass
"coagulated blood"
"curdled milk"
"grumous blood"

{adj: compassionate} showing or having compassion
"heard the soft and compassionate voices of women"
<-> uncompassionate

{adj: cooing} that is making a soft cry
"the cooing pigeons"

{adj: cottony} resembling cotton; as soft as cotton

{adj: crazy, dotty, gaga, enamored, infatuated, in love, smitten, soft on, taken with} marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
"she was crazy about him"
"gaga over the rock group's new album"
"he was infatuated with her"

{adj: cushy, soft, easygoing} not burdensome or demanding; borne or done easily and without hardship
"what a cushy job!"
"the easygoing life of a parttime consultant"
"a soft job"

{adj: delicate, soft} easily hurt
"soft hands"
"a baby's delicate skin"

{adj: dim, subdued} lacking in light; not bright or harsh
"a dim light beside the bed"
"subdued lights and soft music"

{adj: distended, swollen} abnormally expanded or increased in size; (`swollen' is sometimes used in combination)
"distended wineskins"
"the need to clean out swollen inventories"
"the raisins were plump and soft and swollen from being soaked"
"huge blood-swollen mosquitoes"

{adj: downy, downlike, flossy, fluffy} like down or as soft as down

{adj: downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeous} covered with fine soft hairs or down
"downy milkweed seeds"

{adj: dull, thudding} not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
"the dull thud"
"thudding bullets"

{adj: easy, gentle, soft} having little impact
"an easy pat on the shoulder"
"gentle rain"
"a gentle breeze"
"a soft (or light) tapping at the window"

{adj: easy} affording comfort
"soft light that was easy on the eyes"

{adj: fictile, moldable, plastic} capable of being molded or modeled (especially of earth or clay or other soft material)
"plastic substances such as wax or clay"

{adj: firm, solid} not soft or yielding to pressure
"a firm mattress"
"the snow was firm underfoot"
"solid ground"

{adj: floccose} (of plants) having tufts of soft woolly hairs

{adj: gentle, soft} soft and mild; not harsh or stern or severe
"a gentle reprimand"
"a vein of gentle irony"
"poked gentle fun at him"

{adj: gooey, icky} soft and sticky

{adj: hard, concentrated} (of light) transmitted directly from a pointed light source
<-> soft

{adj: hardened} protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
"hardened missile silos"
<-> soft

{adj: hard} (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward or touching the velum
"Russian distinguished between hard consonants and palatalized or soft consonants"
<-> soft

{adj: hard} dispassionate
"took a hard look"
"a hard bargainer";
<-> soft

{adj: hard} resisting weight or pressure
<-> soft

{adj: indirect} having intervening factors or persons or influences
"reflection from the ceiling provided a soft indirect light"
"indirect evidence"
"an indirect cause"

{adj: indulgent, lenient, soft} tolerant or lenient
"indulgent parents risk spoiling their children"
"too soft on the children"
"they are soft on crime"

{adj: loud} characterized by or producing sound of great volume or intensity
"a group of loud children"
"loud thunder"
"her voice was too loud"
"loud trombones"
<-> soft

{adj: murmurous, rustling, soughing, susurrous} characterized by soft sounds
"a murmurous brook"
"a soughing wind in the pines"
"a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren

{adj: nitwitted, senseless, soft-witted, witless} (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment

{adj: overripe} too ripe and beginning to turn soft

{adj: pianissimo assai} chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft

{adj: pianissimo} chiefly a direction or description in music; very soft

{adj: piano, soft} used chiefly as a direction or description in music
"the piano passages in the composition"
<-> forte

{adj: pilous, pilose, pilary} covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

{adj: silvern, silvery} resembling or reminiscent of silver
"a soft silvern voice"
"singing in her silvery tones"

{adj: smothering, suffocating, suffocative} causing difficulty in breathing especially through lack of fresh air and presence of heat
"the choking June dust"
"the smothering soft voices"
"smothering heat"
"the room was suffocating--hot and airless"

{adj: snoring} breathing during sleep with harsh noises caused by vibration of the uvula or soft palate
"the snoring sleeper"

{adj: soft, diffuse, diffused} (of light) transmitted from a broad light source or reflected
<-> hard

{adj: soft, flabby, flaccid} out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
"he was too soft for the army"
"flabby around the middle"
"flaccid cheeks"

{adj: soft, subdued} not brilliant or glaring
"the moon cast soft shadows"
"soft pastel colors"
"subdued lighting"

{adj: soft-boiled} (eggs) having the yolk still liquid
"soft-boiled eggs"

{adj: soft-finned} of or relating to fish with soft fins

{adj: soft-footed} sound of quiet gentle steps

{adj: soft-haired} having soft hair

{adj: soft-nosed} (of a bullet) made of soft material that expands on impact

{adj: soft-spoken} having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh
"she was always soft-spoken"

{adj: softhearted, soft-boiled} easily moved to pity or sorrow
"a softhearted judge"
<-> hardhearted

{adj: softish, semisoft} somewhat soft

{adj: soft} (of a commodity or market or currency) falling or likely to fall in value
"the market for computers is soft"

{adj: soft} (of sound) relatively low in volume
"soft voices"
"soft music"
<-> loud

{adj: soft} (of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
<-> hard

{adj: soft} compassionate and kind; conciliatory
"he was soft on his children"
<-> hard

{adj: soft} not protected against attack (especially by nuclear weapons)
"soft targets"
<-> hardened

{adj: soft} using evidence not readily amenable to experimental verification or refutation
"soft data"
"the soft sciences"

{adj: soft} willing to negotiate and compromise

{adj: soft} yielding readily to pressure or weight
<-> hard

{adj: spoken} uttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech; sometimes used in combination
"a spoken message"
"the spoken language"
"a soft-spoken person"
"sharp-spoken"
<-> written

{adj: spongy, squashy, squishy, spongelike} easily squashed; resembling a sponge in having soft porous texture and compressibility
"spongy bread"

{adj: swishing, swishy} resembling a sustained `sh' or soft whistle
"swishing windshield wipers"
"a swishy skirt"

{adj: velar} produced with the back of the tongue touching or near the soft palate (as `k' in `cat' and `g' in `gun' and `ng' in `sing')

{adj: velvet, velvety, velvet-textured} smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

{adj: velvet, velvety} resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

{adj: voiced, sonant, soft} produced with vibration of the vocal cords
"a frequently voiced opinion"
"voiced consonants such as `b' and `g' and `z'";
<-> unvoiced

{adj: whispered} spoken in soft hushed tones without vibrations of the vocal cords
"a long whispered conversation"

{adv: easy, soft} in a relaxed manner; or without hardship
"just wanted to take it easy" (`soft' is nonstandard)

{adv: haphazard, haphazardly} without care; in a slapdash manner
"the Prime Minister was wearing a grey suit and a white shirt with a soft collar, but his neck had become thinner and the collar stood away from it as if it had been bought haphazard"

{adv: soughingly} with a soft sound
"the branches of the trees moved soughingly in the breeze"

{n: Alcyonacea, suborder Alcyonacea} comprising the soft corals

{n: Aphididae, family Aphididae} small soft-bodied plant lice

{n: Argasidae, family Argasidae} soft ticks

{n: Argentinidae, family Argentinidae} small marine soft-finned fishes with long silvery bodies; related to salmons and trouts

{n: Boletus, genus Boletus} type genus of Boletaceae; genus of soft early-decaying pore fungi; some poisonous and some edible

{n: Boston lettuce} lettuce with relatively soft leaves

{n: Brie} soft creamy white cheese; milder than Camembert

{n: Camembert} rich soft creamy French cheese

{n: Canton crepe} a soft thick crinkled dress crepe; heavier than crepe de Chine

{n: Chlorophthalmidae, family Chlorophthalmidae} small family of soft-finned bottom-dwellers with large eyes; relatives of lizardfishes

{n: Coregonidae, family Coregonidae} soft-finned fishes comprising the freshwater whitefishes; formerly included in the family Salmonidae

{n: Cyprinodontidae, family Cyprinodontidae} large family of small soft-finned fishes; killifishes; flagfishes; swordtails; guppies

{n: Dalmatian iris, Iris pallida} European iris having soft lilac-blue flowers

{n: English setter} an English breed having a plumed tail and a soft silky coat that is chiefly white

{n: French chalk} a soft white compact talc used to mark cloth or to remove grease stains

{n: Isospondyli, order Isospondyli} most primitive teleost fishes; all are soft-finned: salmon; trout; herring; shad; sardines; anchovies; whitefish; smelts; tarpon

{n: Japanese beech} a beech native to Japan having soft light yellowish-brown wood

{n: Japanese cedar, Japan cedar, sugi, Cryptomeria japonica} tall evergreen of Japan and China yielding valuable soft wood

{n: Kleenex} a piece of soft absorbent paper (usually two or more thin layers) used as a disposable handkerchief

{n: Lepiota clypeolaria} an agaric with a ragged stalk and a soft floccose cap

{n: Liederkranz} a soft cheese with a strong odor and flavor

{n: Limburger} a soft white cheese with a very strong pungent odor and flavor

{n: Myacidae, family Myacidae} soft-shell clams

{n: Oligoporus leucospongia} a pore fungus with a whitish cottony soft cap found on conifer logs in forests at high elevation in the western United States and adjacent Canada

{n: Pablum} a soft form of cereal for infants

{n: Pinnotheridae, family Pinnotheridae} tiny soft-bodied crabs

{n: Plasticine} a synthetic material resembling clay but remaining soft; used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling (especially in schools)

{n: Polycirrus, genus Polycirrus} genus of soft-bodied polychete marine worms

{n: Psocidae, family Psocidae} a family of small soft-bodied insects that feed on decaying vegetation; related to booklice

{n: Queensland hemp, jellyleaf, Sida rhombifolia} herb widely distributed in tropics and subtropics used for forage and medicinally as a demulcent and having a fine soft bast stronger than jute; sometimes an aggressive weed

{n: Siberian larch, Larix siberica, Larix russica} medium-sized larch of northeastern Russia and Siberia having narrowly conic crown and soft narrow bright-green leaves; used in cultivation

{n: Simarouba, genus Simarouba} type genus of Simaroubaceae; tropical American trees and shrubs having a pale soft wood and bitter bark

{n: Synodontidae, family Synodontidae} soft-finned bottom-dwelling fishes

{n: Trionychidae, family Trionychidae} soft-shelled turtles

{n: Velveeta} trademark: soft processed American cheese

{n: Wormian bone, sutural bone} any of the tiny soft bones found in the sutures between cranial bones

{n: abrocome, chinchilla rat, rat chinchilla} ratlike rodent with soft fur and large ears of the Andes

{n: anchor, mainstay, keystone, backbone, linchpin, lynchpin} a central cohesive source of support and stability
"faith is his anchor"
"the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money"
"he is the linchpin of this firm"

{n: astringency, stypsis} the ability to contract or draw together soft body tissues to check blood flow or restrict secretion of fluids

{n: banana} elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

{n: bandage, patch} a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

{n: bap} a small loaf or roll of soft bread

{n: barium, Ba, atomic number 56} a soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite

{n: basswood, linden} soft light-colored wood of any of various linden trees; used in making crates and boxes and in carving and millwork

{n: beaver, beaver fur} the soft brown fur of the beaver

{n: bed pillow} a soft pillow for use on a bed

{n: beret} a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth

{n: bitter cassava, manioc, mandioc, mandioca, tapioca plant, gari, Manihot esculenta, Manihot utilissima} cassava with long tuberous edible roots and soft brittle stems; used especially to make cassiri (an intoxicating drink) and tapioca

{n: bituminous coal, soft coal} rich in tarry hydrocarbons; burns readily with a smoky yellow flame

{n: bivalve, pelecypod, lamellibranch} marine or freshwater mollusks having a soft body with platelike gills enclosed within two shells hinged together

{n: blarney, coaxing, soft soap, sweet talk} flattery designed to gain favor

{n: bole} a soft oily clay used as a pigment (especially a reddish brown pigment)

{n: bolus} a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)

{n: bootee, bootie} a slipper that is soft and wool (for babies)

{n: bouncing putty} a soft elastic silicone polymer that increases in elasticity with the application of force; used in the center of golf balls and as shock-absorbent padding

{n: breast, bosom, knocker, boob, tit, titty} either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman

{n: broadtail, caracul, karakul} hardy coarse-haired sheep of central Asia; lambs are valued for their soft curly black fur

{n: brown soft scale, Coccus hesperidum} pest on citrus trees

{n: buckskin} a soft yellowish suede leather originally from deerskin but now usually from sheepskin

{n: buff, buffer} an implement consisting of soft material mounted on a block; used for polishing (as in manicuring)

{n: buffing wheel} a wheel that is covered with soft material

{n: buff} a soft thick undyed leather from the skins of e.g. buffalo or oxen

{n: bullock's heart, Jamaica apple} large heart-shaped tropical fruit with soft acid pulp

{n: bulrush, bullrush, common rush, soft rush, Juncus effusus} tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North America

{n: butterhead lettuce} lettuce with relatively soft leaves in a loose head; easily broken or bruised

{n: buyer's market, buyers' market, soft market} a market in which more people want to sell than want to buy

{n: cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48} a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores

{n: camel's hair, camelhair} a soft tan cloth made with the hair of a camel

{n: candlewick} loops of soft yarn are cut to give a tufted pattern

{n: cannabis, marijuana, marihuana, ganja} the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect

{n: caress} a gentle affectionate stroking (or something resembling it)
"he showered her with caresses"
"soft music was a fond caress"
"the caresses of the breeze played over his face"

{n: cashmere} a soft fabric made from the wool of the Cashmere goat

{n: cat, true cat} feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats

{n: cavalier hat, slouch hat} a soft felt hat with a wide flexible brim

{n: cavity, caries, dental caries, tooth decay} soft decayed area in a tooth; progressive decay can lead to the death of a tooth

{n: cerumen, earwax} a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal

{n: cesium, caesium, Cs, atomic number 55} a soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal

{n: chalk} a soft whitish calcite

{n: challis} a soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)

{n: chamois, chamois leather, chammy, chammy leather, shammy, shammy leather} a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin

{n: chenille, chenille cord} a soft tufted cord used in embroidery

{n: cherimoya, cherimolla} large tropical fruit with leathery skin and soft pulp; related to custard apples

{n: chew, chewing, mastication, manduction} biting and grinding food in your mouth so it becomes soft enough to swallow

{n: chinchilla, Chinchilla laniger} small rodent with soft pearly grey fur; native to the Andes but bred in captivity for fur

{n: chortle, chuckle} a soft partly suppressed laugh

{n: chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug} a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

{n: clam dip} a dip made of clams and soft cream cheese

{n: clam} flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams

{n: clupeid fish, clupeid} any of numerous soft-finned schooling food fishes of shallow waters of northern seas

{n: compound fracture, open fracture} bone fracture associated with lacerated soft tissue or an open wound

{n: confectionery} candy and other sweets considered collectively
"the business decided to concentrate on confectionery and soft drinks"

{n: core} a bar of magnetic material (as soft iron) that passes through a coil and serves to increase the inductance of the coil

{n: cork tree, Erythrina vespertilio} prickly Australian coral tree having soft spongy wood

{n: cotton, cotton fiber, cotton wool} soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

{n: cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat} a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands

{n: craniometry} the branch of physical anthropology dealing with the study and measurement of dry skulls after removal of its soft parts

{n: cream cheese} soft unripened cheese made of sweet milk and cream

{n: creeping soft grass, Holcus mollis} European perennial grass with soft velvety foliage

{n: crepe, crape} a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface

{n: crooning} singing in a soft low tone
"her crooning soon put the child to sleep"

{n: cushion} a soft bag filled with air or a mass of padding such as feathers or foam rubber etc.

{n: custard apple, custard apple tree} any of several tropical American trees bearing fruit with soft edible pulp

{n: custard apple} the fruit of any of several tropical American trees of the genus Annona having soft edible pulp

{n: cyprinid, cyprinid fish} soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales

{n: cypriniform fish} a soft-finned fish of the order Cypriniformes

{n: dent corn, Zea mays indentata} corn whose kernels contain both hard and soft starch and become indented at maturity

{n: dental floss, floss} a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth

{n: depression, impression, imprint} a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
"he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud"

{n: desert sand verbena, Abronia villosa} soft-haired sticky plant with heads of bright pink trumpet-shaped flowers; found in sandy desert soil; after ample rains may carpet miles of desert with pink from the southwestern United States to northern Mexico

{n: dobson, dobsonfly, dobson fly, Corydalus cornutus} large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait

{n: doeskin} a fine smooth soft woolen fabric

{n: doeskin} soft leather from deerskin or lambskin

{n: double cream} fresh soft French cheese containing at least 60% fat

{n: down, down feather} soft fine feathers

{n: down, pile} fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

{n: drippiness} the physical property of being soft and drippy

{n: drop shot, dink} a soft return so that the tennis ball drops abruptly after crossing the net

{n: drygoods, soft goods} textiles or clothing and related merchandise

{n: dubbin} tallow mixed with oil; used to make leather soft and waterproof

{n: dulciana} the organ stop having a tone of soft sweet string quality

{n: dumdum, dumdum bullet} a soft-nosed small-arms bullet that expands when it hits a target and causes a gaping wound

{n: eared seal} pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur

{n: earth, ground} the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
"they dug into the earth outside the church"

{n: edible-pod pea, edible-podded pea, Pisum sativum macrocarpon} a variety of pea plant producing peas having soft thick edible pods lacking the fibrous inner lining of the common pea

{n: eider, eider duck} duck of the northern hemisphere much valued for the fine soft down of the females

{n: eiderdown, duvet, continental quilt} a soft quilt usually filled with the down of the eider

{n: endomorph} a heavy person with a soft and rounded body

{n: epicondylitis} painful inflammation of the muscles and soft tissues around an epicondyle

{n: etamine, etamin} a soft cotton or worsted fabric with an open mesh; used for curtains or clothing etc.

{n: fat} a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
"pizza has too much fat"

{n: feterita, federita, Sorghum vulgare caudatum} a Sudanese sorghum having exceptionally large soft white grains

{n: flannel, flannel fabric} a soft light woolen fabric; used for clothing

{n: fleece} a soft bulky fabric with deep pile; used chiefly for clothing

{n: flesh} the soft tissue of the body of a vertebrate: mainly muscle tissue and fat

{n: flint corn, flint maize, Yankee corn, Zea mays indurata} corn having kernels with a hard outer layer enclosing the soft endosperm

{n: floss} a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

{n: flower people, hippies, hipsters} a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music

{n: fluorite, fluorspar, fluor} a soft mineral (calcium fluoride) that is fluorescent in ultraviolet light; chief source of fluorine

{n: fontanelle, fontanel, soft spot} any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus

{n: footprint, footmark, step} a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
"the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"

{n: frozen custard, soft ice cream} dessert resembling ice cream but with a boiled custard base

{n: frozen yogurt} a soft frozen dessert of sweetened flavored yogurt

{n: fudge} soft creamy candy

{n: fur seal} eared seal of the southern hemisphere; the thick soft underfur is the source of sealskin
"the male fur seal is much larger than the female"

{n: gadoid, gadoid fish} a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae

{n: galena} soft blue-grey mineral; lead sulfide; a major source of lead

{n: genus Episcia} genus of tropical American herbs having soft hairy foliage

{n: gerbil, gerbille} small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

{n: gold, Au, atomic number 79} a soft yellow malleable ductile (trivalent and univalent) metallic element; occurs mainly as nuggets in rocks and alluvial deposits; does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine and aqua regia

{n: grub} a soft thick wormlike larva of certain beetles and other insects

{n: handsaw fish} a soft-finned fish of the genus Alepisaurus

{n: hard drug} a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
<-> soft drug

{n: hard water} water that contains mineral salts (as calcium and magnesium ions) that limit the formation of lather with soap
<-> soft water

{n: hare's-foot fern} either of two ferns of the genus Davallia having a soft grey hairy rootstock

{n: head} a user of (usually soft) drugs
"the office was full of secret heads"

{n: heart cherry, oxheart, oxheart cherry} large heart-shaped sweet cherry with soft flesh

{n: hemlock} soft coarse splintery wood of a hemlock tree especially the western hemlock

{n: hermit crab} small soft-bodied marine crustaceans living in cast-off shells of gastropods

{n: hoary plantain, Plantago virginica} North American annual or biennial with long soft hairs on the leaves

{n: holystone} a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship

{n: indium, In, atomic number 49} a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite

{n: kaffir boom, Cape kafferboom, Erythrina caffra} small semi-evergreen broad-spreading tree of eastern South Africa with orange-scarlet flowers and small coral-red seeds; yields a light soft wood used for fence posts or shingles

{n: kernite} a light soft mineral consisting of hydrated sodium borate in crystalline form; an important source of boron

{n: kid glove, suede glove} a glove made of fine soft leather (as kidskin)

{n: kid, kidskin} soft smooth leather from the hide of a young goat
"kid gloves"

{n: kohleria} shrubby herb cultivated for their soft velvety foliage and showy scarlet flowers

{n: kurrajong, currajong, Brachychiton populneus} widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained wood; foliage is an important emergency food for cattle

{n: labdanum, ladanum} a soft blackish-brown resinous exudate from various rockroses used in perfumes especially as a fixative

{n: lanthanum, La, atomic number 57} a white soft metallic element that tarnishes readily; occurs in rare earth minerals and is usually classified as a rare earth

{n: lard} soft white semisolid fat obtained by rendering the fatty tissue of the hog

{n: lead, Pb, atomic number 82} a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
"the children were playing with lead soldiers"

{n: leak fungus, ring rot fungus, Rhizopus stolonifer} fungus causing soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables and rings of dry rot around roots of sweet potatoes

{n: leak} soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

{n: lesser bullrush, narrow-leaf cattail, narrow-leaved reedmace, soft flag, Typha angustifolia} reed maces of America, Europe, North Africa, Asia

{n: light, visible light, visible radiation} (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
"the light was filtered through a soft glass window"

{n: lithium, Li, atomic number 3} a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals

{n: lory} small brightly colored Australasian parrots having a brush-tipped tongue for feeding on nectar and soft fruits

{n: lounging jacket, smoking jacket} a man's soft jacket usually with a tie belt; worn at home

{n: lumpfish, Cyclopterus lumpus} clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar

{n: mammogram} X-ray film of the soft tissue of the breast

{n: marmoset} small soft-furred South American and Central American monkey with claws instead of nails

{n: marsh plant, bog plant, swamp plant} a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath

{n: mascarpone} soft mild Italian cream cheese

{n: mastiff bat} a soft-furred chocolate-brown bat with folded ears and small wings; often runs along the ground

{n: mellowness} a soft shade of a color
"a mellowness of light and shade not attainable in marble"

{n: mess} soft semiliquid food
"a mess of porridge"

{n: mild steel, low-carbon steel, soft-cast steel} steel with less than 0.15% carbon

{n: milkweed, Sonchus oleraceus} annual Eurasian sow thistle with soft spiny leaves and rayed yellow flower heads

{n: milt, soft roe} fish sperm or sperm-filled reproductive gland; having a creamy texture

{n: mink, mink coat} fur coat made from the soft lustrous fur of minks

{n: mire, quagmire, quag, morass, slack} a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot

{n: moccasin, mocassin} soft leather shoe; originally worn by native Americans

{n: mocha} soft suede glove leather from goatskin

{n: molluscum} any skin disease characterized by soft pulpy nodules

{n: mollusk, mollusc, shellfish} invertebrate having a soft unsegmented body usually enclosed in a shell

{n: moquette} a thick velvety synthetic fabric used for carpets and soft upholstery

{n: morocco} a soft pebble-grained leather made from goatskin; used for shoes and book bindings etc.

{n: mouse-ear hawkweed, Pilosella officinarum, Hieracium pilocella} European hawkweed having soft hairy leaves; sometimes placed in genus Hieracium

{n: mud, clay} water soaked soil; soft wet earth

{n: mumble} a soft indistinct utterance

{n: nainsook} a soft lightweight muslin used especially for babies

{n: nap} a soft or fuzzy surface texture

{n: niobium, Nb, atomic number 41} a soft grey ductile metallic element used in alloys; occurs in niobite; formerly called columbium

{n: noble cane} sugarcanes representing the highest development of the species; characterized by large juicy stalks with soft rinds and high sugar content

{n: noli-me-tangere} a cancerous ulcer of soft tissue and bone

{n: obeche, obechi, arere, samba, Triplochiton scleroxcylon} large west African tree having large palmately lobed leaves and axillary cymose panicles of small white flowers and one-winged seeds; yields soft white to pale yellow wood

{n: octopus, devilfish} bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles

{n: ooze leather} a very soft leather made from the skins of calves and having a suede finish on the flesh side

{n: ossification} the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material

{n: oyster crab, Pinnotheres ostreum} tiny soft-bodied crab living within the mantle cavity of oysters

{n: oyster mushroom, oyster fungus, oyster agaric, Pleurotus ostreatus} edible agaric with a soft greyish cap growing in shelving masses on dead wood

{n: padding, cushioning} artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

{n: paisley} a soft wool fabric with a colorful swirled pattern of curved shapes

{n: paperback book, paper-back book, paperback, softback book, softback, soft-cover book, soft-cover} a book with paper covers

{n: paste} any mixture of a soft and malleable consistency

{n: pea crab} tiny soft-bodied crab living commensally in the mantles of certain bivalve mollusks

{n: pearly everlasting, cottonweed, Anaphalis margaritacea} American everlasting having foliage with soft wooly hairs and corymbose heads with pearly white bracts

{n: pharyngeal reflex, gag reflex} normal reflex consisting of retching; may be produced by touching the soft palate in the back of the mouth

{n: piculet} small woodpeckers of South America and Africa and East Indies having soft rounded tail feathers

{n: pith} soft spongelike central cylinder of the stems of most flowering plants

{n: plantar wart} a wart occurring on the sole of the foot


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