to gather slowly and laboriously, bit by bit. gather, as of natural products
abounding or swarming with something, as with people
the quality or state of being indolent. disliking work or effort; lazy; idle
not ordered or commanded; spontaneous.
not asked or summoned; uninvited.
not clear or plain; ambiguous, vague, or uncertain
relating to or concerned with metaphysics
having the form of an empirical hypothesis, but in fact immune from empirical testing and therefore (in the view of the logical positivists) literally meaningless
a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack: military feints; the feints of a skilled fencer.
to make a rapid succession of light taps: Raindrops patter on the windowpane.
to move or walk lightly or quickly: The child pattered across the room.
unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.
eluding clear perception or complete mental grasp; hard to express or define: an elusive concept.
without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic: his indifferent attitude toward the suffering of others.
harsh; strident; grating: raucous voices; raucous laughter.
rowdy; disorderly: a raucous party.
, unpleasantly loud and harsh
continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
lasting an indefinitely long time: perpetual snow.
to criticize or reprimand severely.
to punish in order to correct.
deviating from the regular or proper course; erring; straying.
a wide-ranging and impressive array or display: the dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession; the panoply of European history.
to reduce to atoms.
to reduce to fine particles or spray.
to destroy (a target)
to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, disease, etc.; flutter: His heart palpitated wildly.
indefinitely or exceedingly small; minute: infinitesimal vessels in the circulatory system.
a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm.