1. A person who holds and office or position .
2. Already holding an office or position .
3. Required as a duty or obligation .
Reclining ; lying down .
1. To yield ; to give in or up , especially to a powerful force or desire .
2. To die .
A psychological disorder characterized by the illusory conviction that one is ill or in pain , or likely to become so .
1. A theory or explanation that leads to further investigation for proof or disproof .
2. An assumption on which a conclusion or decision is based .
A disaster or catastrophe on such a large scale that biological , environmental , or cultural elements are permanently altered or irreparably lost to the earth .
1. An ancient mechanical device for hurling missiles .
2. A modern mechanism for launching aircraft from the deck of a ship .
3. To hurl or launch suddenly ; to spring up .
1. Concentrating on the self in the expression of feelings and perceptions .
2. Relating to personal opinions and thought process rather than factual information or universal experience .
To turn aside an instinctual , perhaps primitive , impulse in favor of a more socially or culturally acceptable activity .
1. To induce someone in secret to commit a misdeed or a crime .
2. To induce someone to give false testimony .
An artifice , device , or evasion to hide or avoid something , or to escape an outcome .
A thing or quality that appears true or real .
1. The condition or quality of being true or accurate .
2. A belief , principle , or statement expressing some basic human truth .
To affirm ; to declare or attest to positively or dogmatically .