to refrain from something by one's own choice.
to improve; to remove faults or errors; to correct.
to go or extend in different directions.
to hold spellbound or to captivate; to enslave.
to force or drive out; to dismiss or discharge officially.
incapable of moving or of being moved; motionless.
to lead or move by influence or persuasion; to cause.
that which is no longer practiced or used; fallen into disuse.
a return of part of a payment; to give back a partial payment.
one who rejects a cause or organization; resembling a deserter or traitor.
to pacify, quiet, or satisfy, especially by giving into demands.
a scene of confusion and uproar.
to reduce or destroy a tenth of something; to severely damage.
characterized by stealth, deceit, or secrecy; misleading; clandestine.
a secret or underhanded plot, or the act of carrying out such a plot; to fascinate and arouse curiosity.
to execute, particularly by hanging, without legal authority or process.
a literary or artistic work that imitates the style of an author or work, usually done for comic effect; an intentional mockery or travesty; to imitate humorously.
dangerously unstable; dependent upon uncertain circumstances or assumptions.
the outlines of a body or object; a profile, especially of a face; to cause something to be seen as an outline.
to tease; to excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach.
the figure formed by two lines diverging from a common point; a projecting corner; to move away from.
a person with rude, clumsy manners and little refinement.
intense or passionate emotion; zeal.
a hidden collection of something kept for future use; to keep hidden or private.
having a bad reputation; detestable.
crystal clear or transparent; calm or serene.
immediate proximity in time and space; bearing.
the act of receiving something; the acknowledgment of something having been received.
to formally withdraw one's membership from an alliance, organization, or association.
an agreement to pay for and regularly receive periodicals; adherence to certain beliefs; a signature.
to spoil something because of a flaw or defect; a flaw or defect.
a literary work that creates ridicule through exaggeration; to imitate in a humorous manner; comical, mocking
property in the form of land, usually of considerable size; all of one's possessions.
something in which a person excels.
a group of military officers holding state power in a country after a government take-over.
not worldly wise; innocent; uninformed.
deeply thoughtful or meditative; contemplative, often in a melancholy way.
an inquiry or question; to question.
something kept as a reminder of a person, place, or occasion; a keepsake or memento.
using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word.
to make a claim; to affirm without proof.
to halt in refusal; to hinder; to hesitate at an obstruction.
sleeping or as if sleeping; latent or inactive.
a summary, an abstract; a representative typical of an entire class.
used or expressed in a way suitable to the occasion; marked by good fortune; appropriate.
producing wealth; profitable.
secret or hidden; the supernatural, mysterious, or arcane.
apparently true, likely, or acceptable; credible.
indelible marks or designs made on the skin by inserting pigment with a needle; to create such marks.