(of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true
a huge or monstrous creature.
something enormous, esp. a big and powerful organization
concise and exact use of words in writing or speech.
shortness of time
act or move slowly
show a casual interest in something, without committing oneself seriously
have a casual romantic or sexual liaison with someone
diminish in value over a period of time
reduce the recorded value in a company's books of (an asset) each year over a predetermined period
disparage or belittle (something)
express the meaning of (the writer or speaker or something written or spoken) using different words, esp. to achieve greater clarity
a rewording of something written or spoken by someone else.
strengthen or support, esp. with additional personnel or material
strengthen (an existing feeling, idea, or habit)
in relation, comparison, or proportion to something else
[as submodifier ] viewed in comparison with something else rather than absolutely
a short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
a short delay permitted before an unpleasant obligation is met or a punishment is carried out
postpone (a sentence, obligation, etc.)
(of a person) slender and elegant.