idea a thought, opinion or plan in your mind: I have to talk to John – he’s always full of good ideas.
thought a word, idea, or image that you have in your mind: Let me have your thoughts on that report by Monday.
concept a general idea or understanding of something: It is very difficult to define the concept of beauty.
image a mental picture of something: I can’t get the image of the accident out of my mind.
prospect a mental picture of a future event: Living in Michigan for a year was an exciting prospect.
impression an idea or belief that is usually not certain: My first impression of him was favorable.
job a task or work that someone does to earn money: She got a job as a waitress.
post position of duty or employment: His father holds the post of foreign minister.
vacancy an unoccupied job or position: They have a vacancy in the sales department.
opening an unoccupied job or position: There are several openings in the technical department.
appointment formal a position of responsibility: He took up an appointment as department manager.
ease to make a bad situation or pain less severe: This pill will ease the pain of your arm.
soothe to make a pain or bad feeling less severe: Do you have something to soothe my sore throat?
relieve to remove or reduce pain or unpleasant feelings: Daily meditation is the best way to relieve stress.
alleviate to make something bad less severe: The government is taking steps to alleviate poverty.
soften to make less severe or harsh: The mattress softened my fall.
allay to reduce an unpleasant feeling: The president tried to allay fears that some workers would lose their jobs.
lighten to make a difficult situation easier: We have equipment to lighten the load of domestic work.