(n) a strained relationship between individuals, groups, nations, etc.
(n) a fortified boundary that protects a troop position
(adj) restlessly or excessively lively; fickle
(adj) existing or having its specific nature only by relation to something else; not absolute or independent
(n) a metal receptacle for a number of cartridges, inserted into certain types of automatic weapons and when empty removed and replaced by a full receptacle in order to continue firing.
(adj) markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd
(adj) leaving no balance of debt on either side; having all accounts settled
(n) a large pocketknife; (v) to bend or double over like a jackknife
(v) to attack from a concealed position.
(n) any device for arresting bleeding by forcibly compressing a blood vessel, as a bandage tightened by twisting.
(n) a white, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, the most important narcotic and addictive principle of opium, obtained by extraction and crystallization and used chiefly in medicine as a pain reliever and sedative.
(n) the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements.
(adj) pleasantly calm or peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed
(n) a claw, esp. of a bird of prey.
(n) the more distant part of the sea seen from the shore, beyond the anchoring ground; but not exclusively to the ocean or sea
(v) to poke, stir up, and feed (a fire).
(a) likely to change, esp. due to caprice, irresolution, or instability; casually changeable
(n) a search made for useful information in the field
(n) a small community or group of houses in a rural area, larger than a hamlet and usually smaller than a town
(n) a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel
(n) the teaching or practical lesson contained in a fable, tale, experience, etc.
(n) rightness of principle or conduct; moral virtue
(v) to save from shipwreck, fire, etc.
(n) something that is not dependent upon external conditions for existence or for its specific nature, size, etc. (opposed to relative)
(n) loyalty or devotion to some person, group, cause, or the like
(n) the character or quality of being indecent; indecency; lewdness
(adj) fourfold; consisting of four parts
(v) to explode with suddenness and violence
(v) to distort; depict unfairly
(adj) having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream; unreal; fantastic
(n) an authoritative rule or law; a decree or command
(n) the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point; regularity of form or arrangement in terms of like, reciprocal, or corresponding parts
(adj) not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
(n) an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland
(n) a state of society without government or law
(n) courtesy; politeness
(n) a visible exhalation, as fog, mist, steam, smoke, or noxious gas, diffused through or suspended in the air
(adj.) not probable; unlikely to be true or to happen
(n.) matters or things that are very unimportant, inconsequential, or nonessential
(n) a scene or state of wild uproar and confusion
(adj) of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly
(n) assurance; authorization; law.
(n) the first; beginning. (adj) being the most prominent, talented, or aggressive person in a group
(n) the utmost degree; acme
(n) a level of command, authority, or rank
(n) a covering, usually of fabric, supported on poles or suspended above a bed, throne, exalted personage, or sacred object.
(v) to torment with, or as if with, the sight of something desired but out of reach; tease by arousing expectations that are repeatedly disappointed.
(n) the natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, esp. of the face
(n) the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of a business or other operation.
(n) an imagined or projected sequence of events, esp. any of several detailed plans or possibilities
(adj) artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish.
(adj) having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque
(adj) displaying or expressing love or strong affection.
(n) a hormone secreted by the adrenal medulla upon stimulation by the central nervous system in response to stress, as anger or fear, and acting to increase heart rate, blood pressure, cardiac output, and carbohydrate metabolism.
(n) serene, self-controlled state of mind; calmness; tranquillity
(n) a condition or practice conducive to the preservation of health, as cleanliness.
(n) the effect, result, or outcome of something occurring earlier
(adj) having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous
(adj) ugly, run-down, or dilapidated; dirty; filthy.
(adj) not transparent or translucent; impenetrable to light; not allowing light to pass through.
(n) ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
(n) terrain between front lines of entrenched armies; land that is unowned and uninhabited
(n) an outline that appears dark against a light background.
(n) the dried, condensed juice of a poppy, Papaver somniferum, that has a narcotic, soporific, analgesic, and astringent effect and contains morphine, codeine, papaverine, and other alkaloids used in medicine in their isolated or derived forms: a narcotic substance, poisonous in large doses.
(adj) not completed; insufficiently planned or prepared; lacking mature judgment or experience; unrealistic.
(n) a passage or section that deviates from the central theme in speech or writing.
(n) a blinker on a horse
(adj) odd or unnatural in shape, appearance, or character; fantastically ugly or absurd; bizarre.
(n) an uninterrupted segment of speech consisting of a center of relatively great sonority with or without one or more accompanying sounds of relatively less sonority
(adj) worked out with great care and nicety of detail; executed with great minuteness. (v) to work out carefully or minutely; develop to perfection.
(v) to engage in thought or reflection; meditate
(n) any of a group of peptides occurring in the brain and other tissues of vertebrates, and resembling opiates, that react with the brain's opiate receptors to raise the pain threshold.
(n) half of the terrestrial globe or celestial sphere, esp. one of the halves into which the earth is divided.
(v) to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified
(n) a monastery for lamas
(n) an ideal commonwealth whose inhabitants exist under seemingly perfect conditions.; An impractical, idealistic scheme for social and political reform.
(a) self-governing; independent; subject to its own laws only.
(n) a phony person. (prefix) false; deceptive; sham
(a) not meant to be taken seriously or literally; amusing; humorous.
(n) change from the natural character or simplicity, or the resulting condition.
(n) the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning.
(n) an attitude toward something; regard; opinion; a mental feeling; emotion
(a) a person with an unusual or odd personality
(n) a stone, ring, or other object, engraved with figures or characters supposed to possess occult powers and worn as an amulet or charm.
(a) incapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged; immune to attack
(a) causing distaste or aversion; repulsive. (n) something that repels, as a substance that keeps away insects.
(n) exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger
(v) to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
(a) arousing or satisfying sexual desire
(n) a person who stirs up others in order to upset the status quo and further a political, social, or other cause
(n) word or phrase that renames the subject to further identify and describe it
(adj) making claims or pretensions to superior importance or rights; overbearingly assuming; insolently proud
(n) a small shop or a small specialty department within a larger store, esp. one that sells fashionable clothes and accessories or a special selection of other merchandise.
(n) a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence.
(n) a word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction in the predicate and that describes or is identified with the subject or object
(v) to understand the nature or meaning of; grasp with the mind; perceive
(n) the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning
(v) to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.
(v) to waste time; idle; trifle; loiter.
(n) a process of reasoning in which a conclusion follows necessarily from the premises presented, so that the conclusion cannot be false if the premises are true; also subtraction
(n) the explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meanings associated with it or suggested by it; the association or set of associations that a word usually elicits for most speakers of a language, as distinguished from those elicited for any individual speaker because of personal experience.
(n) the branch of biology dealing with the relations and interactions between organisms and their environment, including other organisms.
(adj) understood by or meant for only the select few who have special knowledge or interest; recondite
(adj) spoken or written with ease; easily changed or adapted; pliant.
(n) a person who is fleeing, from prosecution, intolerable circumstances, etc.; a runaway. (adj) having taken flight, or run away.
(n) the quality of being talkative; loquacity.
(n) excessive eating and drinking.
(n) insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity.
(n) A process of reasoning that moves from specific instances to predict general principles.
(n) a verb form found in many languages that functions as a noun or is used with auxiliary verbs, and that names the action or state without specifying the subject. (adj) consisting of or containing a ____
(n) the sensation of movement or strain in muscles, tendons, and joints; muscle sense.
(adj) Weighed down with a load; heavy, burdened; loaded down. (v) to put (something) on or in, as a burden, load, or cargo; load.
(n) anything that serves for binding or tying up, as a band, bandage, or cord.
(n) a word, phrase, or sentence element that limits or qualifies the sense of another word, phrase, or element in the same construction.
(adj) 1. extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging. 2. having the same direction, course, nature, or tendency; corresponding; similar; analogous.
(n) 1. a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation. 2. the providing or supplying of something, esp. of food or other necessities.
(n) movement or procedure with uniform or patterned recurrence of a beat, accent, or the like.
(adj) without pity or compassion; cruel; merciless.
(n) the programs used to direct the operation of a computer, as well as documentation giving instructions on how to use them.
(adj) shortened and detached when played or sung.
(adj) 1. thin, tenuous, or rarefied, as a fluid or an odor. 2. fine or delicate in meaning or intent; difficult to perceive or understand
(adj) of very little importance; trivial; insignificant
(n) a blues-influenced type of Cajun dance music popular in Louisiana and Texas, and usually played on accordion, guitar, and violin.
(n) the action of causing or producing.
(v) to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.
(n) the outer boundary, esp. of a circular area; perimeter
(a) having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich
(n) boldness or determination in facing great danger, esp. in battle; heroic courage; bravery
(a) of or pertaining to a town or city or its local government
(n) a road that branches off from another, usually leading to a dead end; device on the back of a boot used to wild up a horse. (v) to prick; incite or urge on
(n) a bridge for carrying a road, railroad, etc., over a valley or the like, consisting of a number of short spans.
(n) Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation; an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.
(n) weariness from bodily or mental exertion.
(n) to be in a vigorous state; thrive
(n) a hollow projectile containing bullets or the like and a bursting charge, designed to explode before reaching the target, and to set free a shower of missiles.
(a) having the joints or connections separated
(a) capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial.
(v) to represent fictitiously; put on an appearance of
(n) a person who is helpless or incapable of functioning normally, esp. due to overwhelming stress, anxiety, or the like.
(n) the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, esp. through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music.
(n) a central part about which other parts are grouped or gathered; core
(n) the texture resulting from the combining of individual melodic lines; also used in knitting
(a) choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act, esp. with others.
(adj) of delicate beauty; exquisite
(v) to imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
(v) to give life to; make alive;; to make lively, vivacious, or vigorous; give zest or spirit to
(n) the key group of officers and enlisted personnel necessary to establish and train a new military unit.
(adj) of or pertaining to difference or diversity. (n) a difference or the amount of difference, as in rate, cost, quantity, degree, or quality, between things that are comparable.
(n) a speck; a small bit