1. colorless, hueless, toneless, uncol-ored, achromic, achromous, achromatic; drab, dreary, flat, mat, lusterless, lackluster; bleached, blanched, washed-out, etiolated; wan, pallid, Obs. blate, pale-faced, anemic, sickly; waxen, sallow, pasty, ashen, ashy, livid, ghostly, ghastly, deathlike, cadaverous, lurid; bloodless, white, drained; whey-faced, sallow-faced, unhealthy looking, unwholesome looking, peaked looking; deathly pale, drained of color, like death, pale as a ghost.
2. dim, imperceptible, hardly noticeable, indiscernible; ill-defined, unclear, indistinct, blurred, blurry, clouded, obscured; obfuscated, muffled, bleared.
3. feeble, weak, impotent, powerless; enfeebled, debilitated, enervated; ineffective, incompetent, poor, unsatisfactory, half-baked; lame, insufficient, inadequate, unconvincing; faint, flimsy, thin, watery, meager.
4. blanch, whiten, go white, grow pale; become pallid, Archaic. wan; droop, flag, sag, faint.
5. bleach, gray, wash out; etiolate, achromatize, dim, fade, cloud, grow dull, lose luster or brightness.
6. take alarm, fear, grow afraid, be afraid, dread; start, shy away, stand aghast; wince, flinch, hesitate, falter, lose heart.
7. lessen, abate, diminish, decrease, slacken; subside, let up, intermit, cease; taper off, drop off, die out; fade away, melt away, dissolve; evanesce, vanish.
1. picket, paling, slat; post, upright, member, palisade.
2. enclosure, fenced area, pen, sty, fold, corral, paddock, pound; ring, arena, precincts; (in South Africa) kraal, yard, prison yard; compound, stockade, con-centration camp; court, close, cloister, schoolyard, enceinte.
3. fence, railing, balustrade, stone wall, chain link fence, wire fence, hedge, hedgerow; barrier, barricade, wall, circumvallation.
4. realm, dominion, kingdom; nation, state, county; district, voting district, ward; quarter, section, part, division, compartment, precinct, province, (in Great Britain) marches; circuit, ambit, territory, demesne.
5. limits, bounds, purview; compass, sphere, range, orbit; jurisdiction, bailiwick, area, Inf. ball park, Inf. lap.
6. beyond the pale
out of bounds, unacceptable, improper, forbidden, unthinkable; unseemly, impolitic, imprudent, indiscreet, injudicious; out-of-bounds, out-of-line, out-of-order; unsuitable, abnormal, irregular, unusual, bizarre, weird.

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