to deprive of the use of some part of the body by wounding or the like; cripple
to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle
to withdraw or disavow (a statement, opinion, etc.), especially formally; retract.
an act or instance of evoking; a calling forth
to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence of (disease, ill feeling, etc.); aggravate.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a despot or despotism; autocratic; tyrannical.
a picture, as of a scene.
subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice or whim; erratic
to entangle, literally, to snare the feet.
animated; vivacious; effervescent
to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge.
expressed in few words; concise; terse.
boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting
deserving praise, reward, esteem, etc.; praiseworthy
a person who is skilled in relating stories and anecdotes interestingly.
to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing
to call for with earnest desire; make supplication or pray for
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
to waver in mind or opinion; be indecisive or irresolute
ridiculously or insultingly small