Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gritty Grace

Gritty Grace
1 a gritty floor: sandy, gravelly, pebbly, stony; powdery, dusty.
2 a gritty performance: courageous, brave, plucky, mettlesome, stouthearted, valiant, bold, spirited, intrepid, tough, determined, resolute, purposeful, dogged, tenacious; informal gutsy, spunky, feisty.
3 a gritty look at urban life: realistic, uncompromising, tough, true-to-life, unidealized, graphic, sordid.
1 the grace of a ballerina: elegance, poise, gracefulness, finesse; suppleness, agility, nimbleness, light-footedness. ANTONYMS inelegance, stiffness.
2 he at least had the grace to look sheepish: courtesy, decency, (good) manners, politeness, decorum, respect, tact. ANTONYMS effrontery.
3 she fell from grace: favor, approval, approbation, acceptance, esteem, regard, respect; goodwill. ANTONYMS disfavor.
4 he lived there by grace of the king: favor, goodwill, generosity, kindness, indulgence; formal benefaction.
5 they have five days' grace to decide: deferment, deferral, postponement, suspension, adjournment, delay, pause; respite, stay, moratorium, reprieve.
6 who would like to say this evening's grace? blessing, prayer of thanks, thanksgiving, benediction.

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