avoider, evader, draft dodger, deserter, absconder; shirker, shirk, malingerer, Brit, skulker, Brit. SI. scrimshanker, Inf. soldier, Inf. goldbricker, Brit. SI. skiver, clock watcher, SI. goof-off, Inf. boondoggler; slacker, procrastinator, do-nothing, layabout, loafer, idler, faindant, Inf. lazybones, sluggard.
-adj. 2. absent without permission, skipping school, skipping, cutting, Inf. playing hooky, AWOL, absent without leave.
3. neglectful, negligent, remiss, derelict, slack, lax, careless; lazy, idle, indolent, slothful, faindant, do-nothing, otiose, shiftless.
truce, n. 1. cease-fire, armistice, suspension of hostilities.
2. treaty, agreement, compact, pact, Rare, paction.
3. respite, reprieve, relief, freedom; rest, break, breather, lull, Inf. letup, remission.
truck1, n. 1. pickup or pickup truck, panel truck, van, moving van, Trademark. U-Haul; camion, trailer truck, C.B. Radio, eighteen-wheeler, Inf. rig, semitrailer, Inf. semi.
2. hand truck, wheelbarrow, barrow, handbarrow. -v. 3. (all by truck) transport, convey, transfer, carry, haul, deliver, ship, freight.
truck2, n. 1. odds and ends, leftovers, remnants; trinkets, bagatelles, trifles.
2. Informal, trash, rubbish, SI. tripe, trumpery, nonsense; bunkum, SI. bunk, tommyrot, Inf. rot, SI. garbage, SI. crap, SI. crook, SI. bull.
3. barter, trade, business, traffic, commerce, buying and selling; transaction, exchange, bargaining, negotiation, dealing.
-v. 4. exchange, trade, barter, swap, swop; bargain, deal, traffic, dicker, haggle, Scot. argle-bargle, higgle, chaffer, negotiate.
truckle, v. 1. kowtow, bow, bow before, bow to, bow and scrape, bend, bend before, stoop, crouch; kneel, kneel before, fall on one's knees before, prostrate oneself before; grovel, crawl, creep, creep before, slither; cringe, cower, squirm; whine, whimper, snivel; (all in an obsequious or slavish manner) submit to, yield to, succumb to, defer to, give up, give in, draw in one's horns, Inf. throw in the towel, Inf. knuckle under, comply, take, accept, acquiesce, Inf. swallow it, Inf. take it lying down.
2. toady, toady to, fawn, fawn upon, SI. fall all over, wheedle, slaver, puff, puff up, inflate, blow up, SI. suck up to, SI. shine up to, SI. play up to, Inf. apple-polish, SI. butter-up, SI. brown-nose, SI. earn brownie points; lickspittle, lick [s.o.'s] shoes, lick or kiss [s.o.'s] feet, Inf. be a yes man to, agree to anything, SI. bootlick, court, pay court to, curry favor, dance attendance upon.
truculent, adj. 1. fierce, cruel, ferocious, fell, ruthless; rancorous, stern, grim, dire; brutal, savage, feral, ferine; vicious, barbarous, inhuman, subhuman; murderous, slaughterous, bloodthirsty, sadistic, Hunnish, Tartarean, Vandalic, Gothic.
2. harsh, scathing, scorching, burning, stinging; vitriolic, slashing, biting, bitter, acrimonious; strident, severe, rough, mordant, trenchant, cutting.
3. hostile, aggressive, antagonistic; belligerent, bellicose, warlike, pugnacious; militant, combative, SI. scrappy, contentious; militaristic, warmongering, jingoistic.
trudge, v. 1. walk, tramp, march, plod, Inf. plug; drag, lumber, shuffle, Inf. galumph, Inf. stodge, traipse; chug, stump, SI. schlepp, Inf. mosey, poke along; crawl along, inch along, creep, worm; limp, hobble; waddle, stagger, drag one's feet; flag, lag, trail behind, bring up the rear.