to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate:
inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation.
a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference:
refractory or unruly:
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable
not within proper or reasonable limits; immoderate; excessive:
characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction:
existing in one from birth; inborn; native:
free from guile; sincere; honest; straightforward; frank.
of the nature of or made or done as a trial, experiment, or attempt; experimental
the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything
a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression.
free from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm:
characterized by lack of seriousness or sense:
causing fear, apprehension, or dread
to instruct or benefit, esp. morally or spiritually; uplift:
absolutely trustworthy or sure:
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious
unmindful; unconscious; unaware
to make lucid or clear; throw light upon; explain
to make more certain; confirm:
caustic, stinging, or bitter in nature, speech, behavior, etc.
pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied:
improperly forward or bold;
not softened or lessened;
reckless boldness; rashness; fearless;
unmannerly intrusion or presumption; insolence.
withdrawn from society; a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation.
easily provoked to anger; very irritable: