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action, activity, movement, working.
amusement, celebration, distraction, diversion, entertainment, frivolity, fun, game, hilarity, hobby, humor, jocularity, levity, merriment, pastime, pleasure, recreation, refreshment, relaxation, sport, stimulation, tonic, whimsicality, Divertissement, Jolliness.
caper, dalliance, delight, disport, diversion, foolery, frisk, frolic, fun, gambol, game, gaming, happiness, humor, jest, joking, lark, match, pastime, pleasure, prank, recreation, relaxation, romp, sport, sportiveness, teasing.
practice, values, functions.
gossip, mockery, repartee, dissing.
cantata, concerto, literary work, music, rhapsody, romance, short story, song, symphony, thesis, verse, Melodies, Rhapsodies, Concertos, short stories, cantatas, literary works.
dramatic art, dramaturgy, footlight, footlights, melodrama, showmanship, stagecraft, Theatricals, tearjerker, melodramas, broadways, dramatic arts, histrionic art, stage show, tear-jerker, thespian art.
extent, period of time, spaciousness, wideness, Elbowroom.
bubbler, mainspring, wellhead, mainsprings, bubblers, wellheads, Well-spring.
flexibility, independency, laxity, liberty, Rampancy, Freedoms, full play, full swing, laissez faire, own accord, plenty of rope.
action, activity, exercise, give, leeway, margin, motion, movement, operation, room, scope, space, sweep, swing, working, Elbowroom.
act as, bet, bid, bring, caper, child's play, dally, diddle, drama, fiddle, flirt, free rein, frolic, fun, gambling, gambol, gaming, looseness, make for, maneuver, manoeuvre, period of play, playing period, pretend, recreate, represent, romp, run, shimmer, spiel, sport, toy, trifle, turn, unreal, wager, work, wreak, make believe.
achievability, attainableness, fifty-fifty, likeliness, practicability, tossup, outside chance, practicabilities, toss up.
rowdiness, shenanigan, roughhousing.
scrabble, scrimmage, scrabbles.
slackening, slow up, slow-up, slowup.
exhibition, tryout, physical activity.
gamesmanship, little game.
comedy, drama, entertainment, farce, flop, mask, musical, opera, performance, potboiler, show, smash, theatrical, tragedy, turkey, smash hit, HIT, curtain-raiser, one-act, stage show.
belles lettres, belles-lettres.
act; take the part of
discourse, enact, execute, ham, impersonate, perform, personate, playact, portray, present, represent, ham it up, DO, act the part of, play a gig, read a part, take the role of, lay an egg, tread the boards.
compete in sport
challenge, contend, contest, participate, recreate, rival, take on, take part, vie, engage in, be on a team.
act, burlesque, characterize, choreograph, dramatize, improvise, mime, pantomime, present.
bet, chance, exploit, finesse, hazard, jockey, maneuver, manipulate, put, set, speculate, stake, take, wager, lay money on.
carouse, carry on, cavort, clown, dally, dance, divert, fool around, horse around, joke, jump, kibitz, let go, let loose, make merry, mess around, rejoice, revel, skip, toy, trifle, show off, idle away, amuse oneself, be life of party, cut capers, cut up, entertain oneself, go on a spree, kick up heels, let one's hair down.
gig, harmonize, jam, perform, practice, serenade, sing, solo.
blow, bow, drum, fiddle, fidget, finger, operate, pedal, render, tickle, work.
Examples of usage:
– The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
– Pretty Michal by MÃ³r JÃ³kai
– Miss Merivale's Mistake by Mrs. Henry Clarke
– Moor Fires by E. H. (Emily Hilda) Young
– The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard