1. the act of alleging; affirmation. 2. an assertion made with little or no proof; accusation 3. an assertion made by a party in a legal proceeding, which the party then undertakes to prove.
brisk or rapid in tempo
the use of the same consonant (consonantal alliteration) or of a vowel, not necessarily the same vowel (vocalic alliteration), at the beginning of each word or each stressed syllable in a line of verse, as in "around the rock the ragged rascal ran". 2. the commencement of two or more words of a word group with the same letter, as in "apt alliteration's artful aid"
1. the dried, unripe berries of an aromatic tropical American tree, Pimenta dioica, used whole or ground as a spice. 2. the tree itself
1. to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable. 2. to fascinate; charm
Syn - entice, lure, enchant, entrance, captivate
1. a possibility of choice, esp between two things, courses of action, etc., 2. either of such choices. 3. presenting a choice, esp between two possibilities only. 4. mutually exclusive
1. the principle or practice of unselfish concern for the welfare of others. 2. the philosophical doctrine that right action is that which produces the greatest benefit to others
1. to mix or merge so as to make a combination; blend; unite; combine. 2. Metallurgy . to mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
1. any of various tropical American parrots of the genus Amazona. 2. a river in N South America, flowing E from the Peruvian Andes through N Brazil to the Atlantic ocean: the largest river in the world in volume of water carried. 3900 miles (6280 km) long. 3. one of a race of female warriors said to dwell near the black Sea. 4. one of a fabled tribe of female warriors in South America. 4. a tall, powerful, aggressive woman
1. able to use both hands equally well: an ambidextrous surgeon. 2. unusually skillful; facile: an ambidextrous painter, familiar with all media.
3. double-dealing; deceitful
1. uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. 2. Psychology . the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
1. an act or instance of lying concealed so as to attack by surprise. 2. an act or instance of attacking unexpectedly from a concealed position.
3. the concealed position itself.
1. a purple or violet quartz, used as a gem.
2. a purplish tint. 3. having the color of amethyst.
4. containing or set with an amethyst(s)
1. friendship; peaceful harmony. 2. mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord
1. a general pardon for offenses, especially political offenses, against a government, often granted before any trial or conviction.
2. Law . an act of forgiveness for past offenses, especially to a class of persons as a whole.
3. a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense
a small object worn to ward off evil, harm, or illness or to bring good fortune; protecting charm
1. having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous.
2. Biology . corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.
1. any of several devices, usually of steel, attached to a vessel by a cable and dropped overboard so as to grip the bottom and restrict the vessel's movement. 2. an object used to hold something else firmly in place. 3. a source of stability or security: religion was his anchor
4. the rear person in a tug-of-war team. 5. Sports, Radio and TV. to act or serve as an anchor
1. a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature.
2. a short, obscure historical or biographical account
a feeling of dread, anxiety, or anguish
a feeling of strong dislike, ill will, or enmity that tends to display itself in action: a deep-seated animosity between two sisters; animosity against one's neighbor
1. a specified income payable at stated intervals for a given period, often for the recipient's life, in consideration of a stipulated premium paid either in prior installments or in a single payment.
2. the right to receive such an income, or the duty to make such a payment or payments
1. without any name acknowledged, as that of author, contributor, or the like: an anonymous donation. 2. of unknown name; whose name is withheld: an anonymous author. 3. lacking individuality, unique character, or distinction: an endless row of drab, anonymous houses
1. openly expressed and usually mutual opposition. 2. the inhibiting or nullifying action of one substance or organism on another.
3. physiology. the normal opposition between certain muscles 4. biology. the inhibition or interference of growth of one kind of organism by another
1. the highest point; vertex. 2. the pointed end or tip of something. 3. a pinnacle or high point, as of a career, etc., 4. astronomy Also called: solar apex the point on the celestial sphere, lying in the constellation Hercules, towards which the sun appears to move at a velocity of 20 kilometres per second relative to the nearest stars
1. to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe: to appease an angry king. 2. to satisfy, allay, or relieve; assuage: The fruit appeased his hunger. 3. to yield or concede to the belligerent demands of (a nation, group, person, etc.) in a conciliatory effort, sometimes at the expense of justice or other principles
a small application program that can be called up for use while working in another application or which runs within a page on the World Wide Web
to distribute or allocate proportionally; divide and assign according to some rule of proportional distribution
1. requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult: an arduous undertaking. 2. requiring or using much energy and vigor; strenuous: making an arduous effort. 3. hard to climb; steep: an arduous path up the hill. 4. hard to endure; full of hardships; severe: an arduous winter
a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson
Also called: vitamin C a white crystalline vitamin present in plants, esp citrus fruits, tomatoes, and green vegetables. Formula: C 6 H 8 O 6
1. ash-colored; gray. 2. extremely pale; drained of color; pallid. 3. consisting of ashes
1. constant; unremitting: assiduous reading.
2. constant in application or effort; working diligently at a task; persevering; industrious; attentive: an assiduous student