Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases

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729. Completion -- N. completion, accomplishment, achievement, fulfillment; performance, execution; despatch, dispatch; consummation, culmination; finish, conclusion; close &c (end) 67; terminus &c (arrival) 292; winding up; finale, denouement, catastrophe, issue, upshot, result; final touch, last touch, crowning touch, finishing touch, finishing stroke; last finish, coup de grace; crowning of the edifice; coping-stone, keystone; missing link &c 53; superstructure, ne plus ultra [Lat.] , work done, fait accompli [Fr.] .

730. Noncompletion -- N. noncompletion, nonfulfillment; shortcoming &c 304; incompleteness &c 53; drawn battle, drawn game; work of Penelope.

731. Success -- N. success, successfulness; speed; advance &c (progress) 282.

732. Failure -- N. failure; nonsuccess † , nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness † ; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen &c 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain &c (inutility) 645; no go; inefficacy † ; inefficaciousness &c adj.; vain attempt, ineffectual attempt, abortive attempt, abortive efforts; flash in the pan, lame and impotent conclusion [Othello]; frustration; slip 'twixt cup and lip &c (disappointment) 509.

733. Trophy -- N. trophy; medal, prize, palm, award; laurel, laurels; bays, crown, chaplet, wreath, civic crown; insignia &c 550; feather in one's cap &c (honor) 873; decoration &c 877; garland, triumphal arch, Victoria Cross, Iron Cross.

734. Prosperity -- N. prosperity, welfare, well-being; affluence &c (wealth) 803; success &c 731; thrift, roaring trade; good fortune, smiles of fortune; blessings, godsend.

735. Adversity -- N. adversity, evil &c 619; failure &c 732; bad luck, ill luck, evil luck, adverse luck, hard fortune, hard hap, hard luck, hard lot; frowns of fortune; evil dispensation, evil star, evil genius † ; vicissitudes of life, ups and downs of life, broken fortunes; hard case, hard lines, hard life; sea of troubles; peck of troubles; hell upon earth; slough of despond.

736. Mediocrity -- N. moderate circumstances, average circumstances; respectability; middle classes; mediocrity; golden mean &c (mid-course) 628, (moderation) 174.