the state of being solicitous; anxiety or concern.
the state of being discomposed; disorder; agitation; perturbation.
the residence of a (vicar)-a representative of the church
not strict or severe; careless or negligent: lax morals; a lax attitude toward discipline.
to require or constrain, as by law, command, conscience, or force of necessity.
absolutely necessary, essential, or requisite: an indispensable member of the staff.
keenly distressing to the feelings; affecting or moving the emotions: a poignant scene.
sly; shifty: a furtive manner.
to attempt; try
deserving praise; praiseworthy; commendable
anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick; something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus.
extremely bold or daring; recklessly brave; fearless
a gradation or variety of a color; tint
to free or release from entanglement; disengage: to extricate someone from a dangerous situation.
a question; an inquiry.
a single portion of something furnished or issued by parts at successive times: a magazine serial in six installments.
to reduce or lower, as in rank, office, reputation, or estimation; humble; degrade.
of an indefinitely great number; innumerable
given to despair or hopelessness.
untidy; disarranged: a disheveled appearance.