A very small mark:dash, dot, fleck, pinpoint, point, speck. See marks
A mark of discredit or disgrace:black eye, blemish, blot, onus, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish. (Archaic) attaint. Idiom: a blot on one's escutcheon. See marks, respect
A particular portion of space chosen for something:location, locus, place, point. See place
A post of employment:appointment, berth, billet, job, office, place, position, situation, slot. (Slang) gig. See place
A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition:box1, corner, deep water, difficulty, dilemma, Dutch, fix, hole, hot spot, hot water, jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, scrape, soup, trouble. (Informal) bind, pickle. See easy
A tiny amount:bit1, crumb, dab1, dash, dot, dram, drop, fragment, grain, iota, jot, minim, mite, modicum, molecule, ort, ounce, particle, scrap1, scruple, shred, smidgen, speck, tittle, trifle, whit. See big
To mark or soil with spots:bespatter, blotch, spatter, splatter, splotch. See marks
To put in or assign to a certain position or location:emplace, install, locate, place, position, set1, site, situate. See place
To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly:catch, descry, detect, discern, espy, glimpse, spy. See see
To perceive and fix the identity of, especially with difficulty:descry, discern, distinguish, make out, pick out. See see
To look for and discover:find, locate, pinpoint. See get
Having no particular pattern, purpose, organization, or structure:chance, desultory, haphazard, hit-or-miss, indiscriminate, random, unplanned. See planned Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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