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acronym a type of abbreviation used as a word, formed by combining the initial letters (or initial parts) of words that make up a particular string. The pronunciation of an acronym is based on the typical rules of pronouncing words in a language and is not made up of the sounds of the names of individual letters.
ad-lib to make up or do without preparation; improvise (something spoken, sung, or played). [2/3 definitions]
cancel to make up for or offset. [1/5 definitions]
coin to invent or make up (a word or expression). [1/5 definitions]
compensate to provide with or serve as an equivalent; make up for (usu. fol. by for). [1/4 definitions]
compose to be the parts or elements of; make up. [1/6 definitions]
confect to make up, put together, or manufacture by combining materials or ingredients. [1/2 definitions]
fabricate to invent with the intention of deceiving; make up. [1/3 definitions]
fill to prepare or make up (a prescription). [1/9 definitions]
global taking into account all the parts that make up the whole of something. [1/3 definitions]
liberal arts the subjects that make up a college degree program, such as literature, history, and philosophy, that emphasize the development of cultural awareness and critical skills rather than practical training for a career or profession.
manufacture to invent; make up. [1/7 definitions]
mugwump one who cannot make up his or her mind on political issues.
Old Testament the Christian name for the Hebrew Scriptures that make up the first of two main divisions of the Christian Bible but the whole of the Jewish Bible. (Cf. New Testament.) [1/2 definitions]
partial tone in music, any of the pure tones that make up a complex tone; harmonic.
provincial of or relating to the provinces that make up a country. [1/6 definitions]
rank1 (pl.) the persons who make up an organization, esp. the military, except for the officers or those in high administrative positions. [1/10 definitions]
recompense to pay (someone) in order to make up for loss or damage; make restitution to. [1/4 definitions]
redeem to balance or make up for. [1/7 definitions]
society the individuals that make up such a class or group. [1/7 definitions]
supplement something necessary to complete a whole or make up for a deficiency. [1/3 definitions]