having no fixed course. wandering, subject to change.
intentionally scornful; behavior or attitude; resistance or rebelliousness.
an accusation of wrongdoing or a formal complaint accusing a person of a crime filed in court.
a person suffering from an emotional disorder.
showing a brooding ill-humor; darkened by clouds.
the social process of absorbing one cultural group into another. when people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a national " family ".
doubt about the truth of something.
introduce or insert oneself in a subtle manner. to give the impression of understanding.
as for, request earnestly.
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; presaging the future.
experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course.
to put off an action or event to a later time.
a combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another.
not clearly stated or expressed; lacking definite shape, form, or character.
having been severely excited or disturbed; deeply unsettled.
to hesitate in action, purpose, or intent.
to make or become less.
making or having a sharp sound; having a shrill of irritating character.
as expressing sorrow or melancholy.
to irritate or provoke to a high degree, to annoy acutely.
not definite or positive, unsure, uncertain; temporary or test.
not meant to be taken seriously or literally; humorous.
to examine in great detail.
something revealed or disclosed, especially something striking.
undismayed, not discouraged, not giving way to fear.
a projected, fortified portion of a rampart; anything seen as protecting or preserving some quality or condition.
worked, produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver.
the acquisition or money, gain or advantage by dishonest or illegal means.
clear of blame. show or prove to be right or justified.