counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
lawyer in the lower court of law
trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
take pleasure in great comfort
stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
giving or showing bliss; blissful
complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
blessedness; state of great happiness
of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
dress with vulgar finery
beautiful clothes for a special occasion
wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
direct quick route
make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
deep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.
deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
kindly; doing good
helpful; useful; advantageous
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
deprived of (someone beloved through death)
deprived of (something valuable); lacking
mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
beg; plead with
harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.
surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
soil; defile; make dirty
beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
signify; indicate; be a sign of
outward sign; Ex. a token of our gratitude
be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
become engaged to marry
large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
two-chambered as a legislative body
every two years
divided into two branches; forked
one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
swelling out in waves; surging
large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
bleach; whiten; make white or pale
soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.
make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
suffering from a disease; destroyed
plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
(unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
talkative boaster; braggart
club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
error; stupid mistake
utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement
blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
one who is habitually cruel to weaker people; V.