a state of perfect happiness or blessedness; a blessing.
someone or something that one especially dislikes, dreads, or avoids.
to be an omen of; to indicate by signs.
unpleasantly damp or wet.
worldwide or universal in influence or application.
burning with enthusiasm or zeal; extremely heated.
having an unpleasant or offensive odor.
immense size, volume, or capacity; enormous.
the period of greatest power, vigor, success, or influence; the prime years.
a demon or evil spirit supposed to haunt human beings in their bedrooms at night; anything that oppresses or weighs upon one, like a nightmare.
a basic foundation or framework; a system of public works; the resources and facilities required for an activity; permanent military.
to entice, lure, or snare by flattery or artful inducements; to obtain or acquire by artifice.
the acclaim, prestige, or renown that comes as a result of some action or achievement.
an extra or unexpected gift or gratuity
long winded and wordy; tending to speak or write in such a way.
someone whose welfare, training, or career is under the patronage of an influential person; someone under the juridiction of a foreign country or government.
an original pattern or model; a primitive or ancestral form.
someone who attempts to win favors or advance him- or herself by flattery or servile behavior.
needless repetition of an idea by using different but equivalent words; a redundancy.
to yield or submit tamely or submissively