to claim without justification; to claim for oneself without right.
a subtle expression of meaning or quality
relating to precious stones or the art of cutting them.
grammatical mistake; blunder in speech.
to reduce in strength
cautious; aware of potential consequences.
speed or quickness
quick to act without thinking
beliefs or character of a group.
deception by means of craft or guile.
starting to develop; coming into existence.
relief from wrong or injury
easily flexed; limber; agile.
good natured geniality; atmosphere of good cheer.
sound of a funeral bell; omen of death or failure.
steadily increasing in volume or force.
ruddy; cheerfully optimistic.
to increase in power, influence, and reputation.
to manage economically; to use sparingly
to express doubts or objection
piece of literature or music imitating other works.
generous giving (as of money) to others who may seem inferior.
to replace another by force; to take the place of.
premise; postulate; self-evident truth.
plot or scheme
cynical; scornfully mocking.
to prevent; to make unnecessary.
greed; strong desire
not fully formed; disorganized.
to treat as a celebrity.
one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors.
jumping from one thing to another; disconnected.
witty, skillful storyteller
to grow together to form a single whole
new word or expression.
to annoy; irritate; puzzle; confuse
fresh and clean; uncorrupted.
belligerent support of one's country.
of questionable authority or authenticity.
speech in praise of someone
talkative; speaking easily; glib.
to set right; free from error
using few words
to join together
one who opposes established beliefs, customs, and institutions.
an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
the point of culmination; peak
crude person, one lacking manners or taste
to teach; impress in the mind
potential that is not yet readily apparent.
intended to delay.
extreme mental and physical sluggishness.
sickly sweet; excessive
learned; scholarly; bookish
humorous in a vulgar way
a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation.
convincing and well-reasoned
lacking interest or flavor
shriveled; withered; wrinkled.
subtly or unexpectedly harmful
willing to betray one's trust.
a secret group seeking to overturn something.
powerful or influential person
short summary of facts
to call into question; to attack verbally.
shrewd and practical in managing or dealing with things; diplomatic.
to use expressions of double meaning in order to mislead.
prominent; of notable significance
elaborate praise; formal hymn of praise.
to punish or criticize harshly
quick, shrewd, and unpredictable.
habitually lazy or idle
wandering from place to place, especially on foot.
universal, broad and comprehensive
a change or variation; ups and downs.
too helpful; meddlesome
having bad connotations; disparaging.
sorrowful; mournful; dismal.
indirect or evasive; misleading or devious.
calm and unemotional in temperament.
collaboration; complicity; conspiracy.
to lie or deviate from the truth.
meaningless; foolish talk