A departure, usually of larger numbers of people.
Foreign; charmingly unfamiliar.
Advantageous to one's interest.
To use to the greatest possible advantage.
To explain in detail.
To make up with the intention of deceiving.
Playful or humorous.
An exact copy.
A false or mistaken notion.
To get to the bottom of.
Possible; both doable and workable.
Agreeably suited to the purpose or occasion.
An object or unreasonably excessive attention.
A complete failure.
Likely to change for no apparent reason; inconsistent.
To steal slyly, especially small things.
a. Skill, delicacy, or subtlety in doing something or handling a situation.
b. To accomplish by subtle or skillful maneuvering.
Extremely and deliberately conspicuous; glaring.
To show off in a conspicuous or offensive way.
To treat openly with scorn or contempt.
To change continually from one position to another.
A minor, often amusing, fault or weakness in character.
To secure an advantage or prevent a loss by previous action.
a. Arousing fear or admiration because of the unusual size or superiority of the thing involved.
b. Difficult to do because of the size of the job involved.
Occurring by chance or accident.
a. Thrifty or economical in the use of money.
b. Involving little expense; meager.
Excessive and, for that reason, offensive to good taste and obviously insincere.
Incapable of producing the desired result; unsuccessful or ineffective.
To stare open-mouthed in amazement; to open wide.
To distort in such a way as to make unintelligible.
To regard with excessive or malicious satisfaction.
a. A long pointed stick used for driving animals; anything that spurs a person on.
b. To drive or urge on.
a. Relating to a drawn or pictorial representation; visual.
b. Giving a clear and effective picture; vivid.
a. Freely given; done without recompense.
b. Uncalled-for; unjustified.
a. Tending to form or move in a herd or other group; special.
b. Enjoying the company of others; sociable.
a. A twisted facial expression indicating pain, disgust, or disapproval.
b. To contort the features of the face in order to indicate pain, disgust, or disapproval.
To feel around uncertainly for.
Extremely demanding and exhausting.
Causing great shock, horror, and repugnance.
Easily cheated or deceived.
Worn and exhausted from anxiety, disease, hunger, or fatigue.
a. A long, emotional public address designed to arouse strong feelings or spur the audience on to action; a similar piece of writing.
b. To deliver such an address.
a. A forerunner.
b. To herald the approach of.
Scornfully superior and aloof.
Grossly wicked or vile.
Dishonor or disgrace usually resulting from some sort of shameful conduct.
Entirely free of stain, blemish, fault, error; spotless.
Exemption from something, especially a disease.
Not subject to change or modification.
A deadlock or dead end.
A hindrance or obstruction.
Incapable or being penetrated or affected.
Incapable of being pacified or appeased; inflexible.
a. Understood, implied.
b. Absolute, unquestioning.
To call into question or cast doubt on.
To put in jail or otherwise confine.
To make violently angry.
The beginning of something.
Showing remarkable originality, imagination, inventiveness or skill; clever.
Existing as a natural or essential part of.
Something new; a change.
To stir up or urge on.
Incapable of being overcome.
To come between; to involve oneself in.
Fearless and bold.
To protest bitterly or vehemently.
Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens.
To throw overboard; to discard.
Having or exhibiting sound judgement.
To show to be just, right, valid, free of blame.
The prestige or acclaim that results from some noteworthy achievement or position.
Sorely lacking in spirit, energy, or purpose.
Something left to a person in a will; something handed down from the past.
a. A debt or obligation, especially of a financial nature.
b. A hindrance or handicap.
a. A public statement or picture that damages a person by falsely impugning his or her character, motives, or actions or by unjustly exposing the person to public censure or ridicule.
b. To slander publicly.
Legal action; a lawsuit.
Clear and intelligible to the understanding; mentally competent.
To sneak; to lie hidden or in wait.
a. Luxuriant, plentiful; luxurious, opulent.
b. Over elaborate or overripe.
An unconscious and usually ludicrous misuse of a word.
a desire to cause harm or suffering; deep-seated ill will.
a. An extinct form of elephant; a giant or colossus.
The means by which some goal is achieved or the person through whom it is realized.
a. A hireling, especially a hired professional soldier.
b. Motivated solely by a desire for material gain.
a. Debatable and therefore unresolved.
b. To bring up for discussion.
A swamp or bog; a confused or degrading situation that is difficult to get out of.
a. A kind of multicolored cloth; a garment made from this cloth, especially the costume worn by a court jester or clown.
b. Multicolored; diverse or varied.
Worldly (as opposed to spiritual); humdrum or everyday.
Dominated by an excessive love or admiration of oneself.
Hazy, vague, or indistinct.
Too small to be significant.
Unwarranted favoritism shown to relatives or friends by someone in high office.
a. Existing in name only.
b. Insignificantly small.
A longing to return to a sentimentalized past; homesickness.
a. A person who has just entered a religious order on a probationary basis.
b. A beginner of any kind.
A slight or subtle variation in meaning, expression, tone, feeling, color, or the like.
Offensive to accepted standards of decency; repulsive.
Excessively submissive to another person's wishes or ideas, often for purely self-interested reasons.
An irrational preoccupation with an idea or feeling that usually results in severe anxiety.
No longer in use; outmoded.
Excessively forward in offering unwanted or unnecessary help or advice; meddlesome.
Foreshadowing evil; menacing or threatening.
Suitable, appropriate, or timely.
Apparent or professed.
To banish or exclude from a group; to shun.
General disorder, confusion, noise, and commotion.
a. A seemingly, self-contradictory statement that, on closer examination, proves worthy of belief.
b. Someone or something that is full of contradictions and inconsistencies.
a. To restate in other words or another form, often in order to clarify meaning or avoid difficulties.
b. A restatement in other words or another form.
a.Located in, or supported by, a parish.
b. Restricted in scope or range; narrow or limited.
a. A comic imitation of the style, form, or content of a serious piece of work.
b. A performance that is so bad as to constitute a mockery of the thing it is intended to represent.
c. To imitate in a mocking or unworthy way.
Immersed in deep, often melancholy, thought.
a. Having the nature of a command in that it does not allow discussion, contradiction, or refusal.
b. Determined, resolute.
c. Offensively dictatorial.
To lie deliberately while under oath to tell the truth.
To spread through; to penetrate.
Highly injurious or harmful.
To continue steadfastly despite obstacles or discouragement.
An intense irrational fear of something; any strong aversion.
The use of another person's writings or ideas as one's own without acknowledging their source.
Sorrowful or melancholy; mournful.
Superabundance or excess.
Keenly touching or moving.
Dangerously insecure, unstable, or uncertain.
Developing unusually early.
Preying on, plundering, or piratical.
An introductory piece of music; anything that precedes or introduces something else.
a. A statement upon which an argument is based or from which a conclusion is drawn.
b. To state or assume as the basis for something else; to offer in advance as an explanation of, or introduction to, something else.
A special right or privilege that belongs to a person or group by virtue of rank, position, or the like.
Unquestionable honesty or uprightness.
To delay action.
Extraordinary in size or extent; marvelous.
To increase rapidly in size or abundance.
To announce officially, as a law or decree.
A natural tendency or inclination.
To appease or pacify.
Extended or prolonged excessively.
Superior courage, ability, or skill.
A fictitious name assumed by an author.
a. To cleanse or purify, especially to rid a group of undesirable elements.
b. A medicine that cleanses; the elimination of undesirable elements from a group.
Contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited.
To bring to an end, usually by force; to quiet or pacify.