lucre, slit, attritive, scribble, cabbage, abrasive, scrawl, dough, boodle, gelt, start, rough, sharp, chicken feed, prick, scarifying, kale, lettuce, sugar, incision, starting line, excoriation, moolah, scar, scratchy, loot, scratch line, lolly, dent, bread, scratch, wampum, scrape, mark, abrasion, cacography, simoleons, clams, dinero, pelf, erosive, shekels
blemishing (part of speech: verb)
distorting, blotting, deforming, dotting, discoloring, splotching, scuffing, blistering, staining, specking, disfiguring, tainting, spoiling, scoring, gashing, checking, marring, spotting, tarnishing, abrading, cracking, hacking, flawing, scarring, nicking, flecking, freckling, chipping, kinking, defacing, damaging, hurting, slitting, scraping, marking, blemishing, fracturing, notching, defecting
shrill (part of speech: adjective)
grating, whistling, acute, cutting, strident, penetrating, raucous, high-pitched, shrill, jangling, squeaky, ear-piercing, piercing, harsh, caterwauling, reedy, rasping, screeching, shrieking, squealing, screaming, hoarse, treble, creaky, jarring, whining
roughening (part of speech: verb)
- They stood facing each other, and the stillness between them was such that they could hear Scooter beyond the closed window scratching against his prison- walls for freedom. - "The Lamp in the Desert", Ethel M. Dell.
- The Harrisons burst out laughing at the ludicrous spectacle of four lads rubbing their eyes, scratching their heads, shaking themselves straight in their clothes, and looking as if there never had been half an idea in one of their minds. - "Viking Boys", Jessie Margaret Edmondston Saxby.
- Emma's chickens, that had come to regard the wagon as their real home, were scratching vigorously in the dirt. - "The Lost Wagon", James Arthur Kjelgaard.