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not employed

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not on duty, absent, finished, inoperative, negligible, outside, postponed, slender, slight, slim.
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wrinkle
Definition:
ring'kl, n. ( coll.) a tip, valuable hint. [ Perh. from A.S. wrenc, a trick. Cf. Wrench.]

Synonyms:

noun
approach
attitude, concept, course, fling, idea, lick, manner, means, method, mode, modus operandi, offer, procedure, program, shot, stab, style, technique, way, whack, wrinkle, crack, new wrinkle, go*.
cockle
bivalve, bivalves.
cognition
wrinkle.
concept
abstraction, apprehension, approach, brain wave, brainchild, conceit, conception, conceptualization, consideration, hypothesis, image, impression, intellection, notion, perception, supposition, theory, thought, view, slant, big idea, fool notion.
craze
chic, cry, enthusiasm, fad, fashion, fever, furor, infatuation, mania, monomania, novelties, novelty, passion, preoccupation, rage, trend, vogue, the last word, the latest thing, in thing, newest wrinkle, kick*.
crease
ridge.
deception
chicane, fast one, feint, hogwash, jive, cover up, Illusions, chicanes, coverup, jives, mare's-nest, fast shuffle.
fad
New Look, INS, passing fancy, latest word.
groove
corrugation.
hint
adumbration, inference, whiff, tip off, flea in ear, glimmerings, in formation, telltales, tipoff, word to wise.
idea
concept.
line
figuration, line, lineament, lineation, tracings, lineaments, borderlines.
method
shortcut, Modus, Recipes, Technic, Technics, the book, wises.
plication
plication.
ridge
chine, moraine, ridge, upland, Esker, Hogback, moraines, chines, uplands.
shell
cockle.
stratagem
artifice, contrivance, deception, device, dodge, feint, game, machination, maneuver, pitfall, plot, ploy, ruse, stratagem, subterfuge, tactics, trap, trick, trickery, Trojan Horse, trick of the trade.
wrinkle
contraction, corrugation, crease, crinkle, crisp, crumple, depression, flection, furrow, gather, line, pleat, plica, pucker, purse, ridge, ruckle, rumple, scrunch, scrunch up, seam, tuck, Infold, Rimple, crow's-foot.
verb
contact
purse, wrinkle.
contract
abate, abbreviate, abridge, clench, confine, constrict, consume, curtail, decline, decrease, deflate, draw in, dwindle, ebb, edit, epitomize, evaporate, fall away, fall off, lessen, lose, narrow, omit, recede, reduce, shrink, subside, syncopate, tighten, wane, waste, weaken, wither, take in, grow less, become smaller.
crease
bend, cockle, crinkle, dog-ear, double up, plait, ruck up.
crimp
coil, flow, frizz, set, swirl, undulate, wave, Crimple, screw.
crinkle
crackle, curl, fold, hiss, rustle, scallop, swish, whisper, wind, wreathe.
crumple
break down, buckle, cave in, collapse, crush, fall, give way, go to pieces, wad.
wrinkle
compress, corrugate, crease, crimp, crisp, double, fold, furrow, gather, pleat, pucker, purse, ripple, ruck, screw up, scrunch, seam, shrivel, tuck, twist, prune up.
Examples of usage:
  1. The Englishman bowed again, the wrinkle of a smile on his face. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  2. There was a wrinkle of contempt and amusement lurking at the corners of her eyes. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  3. Every wrinkle on the brown trunks of the trees in the compound, every twig and leaf, stands out with a special distinctness of its own, and the mountains in the distance glisten as if made of precious stones. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  4. Not a wrinkle mars the placid features. – Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce
  5. Mullein Hill is in Hingham, too, but Mullein Hill is only a wrinkle on the face of Liberty Plain, which accounts partly for our having it. – The Hills of Hingham by Dallas Lore Sharp

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