2. Slang, mean, nasty, contemptible, scurvy, low, base, vile.
scaffold, n. 1. scaffolding, frame, framework, gantry, skeleton.
2. gallows, drop, gibbet; elevated platform, block, guillotine.
3. raised platform, stage.
scalawag, n. Informal, scamp, rascal, rogue, rapscallion, scapegrace, scaramouche. See scamp. scale1, n. 1. squama, scurf, furfur, dandruff, flake; Anat., Zool., Biol, plate, Zool. scute, Zool. shield; lamella, lamina, layer, Bot. palea.
2. coat, coating, crust, incrustation, cover, covering. -v. 3. remove the scales from, flake, scrape or scrape off, abrade, cut away, shave. scale2, n. Usu. scales weigher, balance, bathroom scales or scale, calorie scale, postage scale. scale3, n. 1. steps, degrees, gradations, levels, series, succession, progression, sequence; musical scale, decimal scale; hierarchy, pecking order, social scale, caste system, seniority system.
2. ruler, measuring stick, yardstick, gauge.
3. range, gamut, scope, extent, reach, spread, expanse, field.
-v. 4. climb up or over, mount, ascend, go up, escalade.
5. Often scale down reduce, trim, cut down, decrease, lower, lessen, scaly, adj. 1. scalelike, squamous, squamosal, squamose, squamulose, scurfy, furfuraceous; Zool. scutate, lamellate, lamellar.
2. peeling, flaking, flaky.
scamp, n. rascal, rogue, rapscallion, scapegrace, Inf. scalawag, scaramouche; bad or naughty boy, imp, puck, mischief-maker, troublemaker, Inf. cut-up, prankster, practical joker; devil, little devil, holy terror, Fr. enfant terrible, Irish Eng. spalpeen; cad, churl, Sl. louse, bully, ruffian; knave, blackguard, villain, scoundrel, Archaic, bezonian, miscreant, picaroon, wretch, dastard, reprobate; cur, dog, Inf hound, Sl. lowlife, Archaic, caitiff, Archaic, coistrel; delinquent, juvenile delinquent, misdemeanant, Inf. scofflaw, felon, malefactor, criminal, outlaw; good-for-nothing, Fr. vaurien, ne'er-do-well, Sl. bum, Sl. rip; Inf rat, Inf. creep, Inf. stinker, Derog. bastard, Derog. SOB, Chiefly Brit. Sl. rotten, Chiefly Brit. Sl. bounder, Brit. Sl. blighter.
scamper, v. 1. scurry, scoot, race, Brit, chevy; hasten, make haste, speed, accelerate, hustle, hurry, post, rush, scramble; move swiftly, move quickly, hie, step lively, step quickly, spank, clip, double-time, Inf. hump or hump it; jog, tiot, canter, lope; run, dash, dart, bolt, tear, tear along, bowl along, make time, cover ground, make strides or rapid strides; sprint, fly, flit, whiz, whisk; zoom, zip, career, rip, scour, scud, scorch, burn up the road, outstrip the wind, race like the wind, go or be off like a shot, Chiefly Brit, hare, Inf. roar, Inf. barrel, Inf. pour it on, Inf. eat up the road; take flight, take to flight, take wing, Inf. beat it, Inf. skip out, Inf. skedaddle, Sl. skidoodle, Sl. vamoose; take off, Inf. clear out, Inf. make tracks, Inf. cut out, Inf. fly the coop, Sl. split, Sl. scram, Sl. blow, Sl. hightail it; All Sl. step on it, hop to it, snap to it, get cracking, get a hustle or a move on, stir one's stumps.
2. brattle, skip, hop, jump, trip, gambol, caper, romp, play.