n. Collection of pus in part of the body, formed by tissue disintegration and surrounded by an inflamed area.
n. A radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage; a halo
n. A Russian musical instrument having a triangular body and a neck like that of a guitar.
adj. Morally low; without estimable personal qualities; dishonorable; meanspirited; selfish; cowardly; of little or no value, worthless
adj. Of, relating to, or containing bile (a bitter, alkaline, yellow or greenish liquid, secreted by the liver, that aids in absorption and digestion, esp. of fats.)
n. A clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.
n. A false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something
n. An oversubtle or disingenuous reasoner, esp. in questions of morality; a person who studies and resolves moral problems of judgment or conduct arising in specific situations.
n. Specious, deceptive, or oversubtle reasoning, esp. in questions of morality; fallacious or dishonest application of general principles; sophistry.
n. A rosette, knot of ribbon, etc., usually worn on the hat as part of a uniform, as a badge of office, or the like.
adj. Pleased, esp. with oneself or one's merits, advantages, situation, etc., often without awareness of some potential danger or defect; self-satisfied
n. A musical instrument resembling an accordion but having buttonlike keys, hexagonal bellows and ends, and a more limited range
v. To acknowledge or avow (a fault, crime, misdeed, weakness, etc.) by way of revelation; to own or admit as true; to declare or acknowledge (one's sins), esp. to God or a priest in order to obtain absolution.
v. To change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
adj. Conforming or adhering to accepted standards, as of conduct or taste: conventional behavior; ordinary rather than different or original
n. Appearance, esp. the look or expression of the face; calm facial expression; composure
n. A petticoat of haircloth or other stiff material, worn under a full skirt to keep it belled out
v. To depart from a camp; to pack up equipment and leave a camping ground; to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously
n. A vessel, usually an ornamental glass bottle, for holding and serving wine, brandy, or the like.
n. The removal from an office or position; the reinterment of the body or the relics of a saint; the giving of testimony under oath
v. To say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record
v. To avoid or escape by speed, cleverness, trickery; to escape the understanding, perception, or appreciation of
adj. Resembling an enigma (a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation); perplexing; mysterious
v. To reason earnestly with someone against something that person intends to do or has done; remonstrate
n. Delicate ornamental work of fine silver, gold, or other metal wires; anything very delicate or fanciful
adj. Resembling or befitting a fop (a man who is excessively vain and concerned about his dress, appearance, and manners); excessively refined and fastidious in taste and manner
v. To wear (cloth, rope, etc.) to loose, raveled threads or fibers at the edge or end; cause to ravel out
adj. Brilliantly or excessively showy: gaudy plumage; cheaply showy in a tasteless way; flashy
n. a ravenous, filthy monster having a woman's head and a bird's body; a scolding, nagging, bad-tempered woman
v. To fold back and sew down the edge of (cloth, a garment, etc.); form an edge or border on or around
n. A retailer of small articles, esp. a peddler of fruits and vegetables; hawker; a person who employs showy methods to effect a sale, win votes
adj. Pertaining to or suffering from hypochondria (excessive worry or talk about one's health)
v. To consume (liquids) by drinking; drink; to absorb or soak up, as water, light, or heat; to take or receive into the mind
adj. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by sudden or rash action, emotion, etc.; impulsive
adj. Of, pertaining to, or characterized by impertinence or effrontery; shameless or brazenly immodest
n. Strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger
adj. Generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty resentfulness or vindictiveness
n. The state or quality of being malignant (disposed to cause harm, suffering, or distress deliberately; feeling or showing ill will or hatred)
v. To involve oneself in a matter without right or invitation; interfere officiously and unwantedly
n. A psychosis characterized by thoughts confined to one idea or group of ideas; an inordinate or obsessive zeal for or interest in a single thing, idea, subject
v. To secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines
n. The quality or state of being obstinate; stubbornness; unyielding or stubborn adherence to one's purpose, opinion, etc
adj. Firmly or stubbornly adhering to one's purpose, opinion, etc.; not yielding to argument, persuasion, or entreaty
n. A loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord
n. Kind indulgence, as in forgiveness of an offense or discourtesy or in tolerance of a distraction or inconvenience
n. The shaft of an infantry pike; a foot traveler's staff with a metal point or spike at the lower end
v. to dress with pomade (a scented ointment, esp. one used for the scalp or for dressing the hair)
n. The fact or quality of being preponderant; superiority in weight, power, numbers, etc.
n. A feeling or impression that something is about to happen, esp. something evil; foreboding
adj. Strict or exact in the observance of the formalities or amenities of conduct or actions
v. To put (a person) under sedation (the calming of mental excitement or abatement of physiological function, esp. by the administration of a drug)
n. A person who makes advance purchases of tickets, as to games or theatrical performances, that are likely to be in demand, for resale later at a higher price
n. A highly vascular, glandular, ductless organ, situated in humans at the cardiac end of the stomach, serving chiefly in the formation of mature lymphocytes, in the destruction of worn-out red blood cells, and as a reservoir for blood
adj. Entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly; luxuriously fine or large; lavish; splendid
v. to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.); to go beyond the limits imposed by (a law, command, etc.)
n. contrived or unrestrained sentimentality; molasses, esp. that which is drained from the vats used in sugar refining
n. An article or thing of very little value; a matter, affair, or circumstance of trivial importance or significance
n. An appointment to meet at a certain time and place, esp. one made somewhat secretly by lovers
adj. Full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment