burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
stitches sewn to hold the cut edges of a wound or incision; material used in sewing; V: sew together a wound
a person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink; connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
metal block used for shaping metal or plastic; device for stamping or impressing; mold; a device for cutting or molding metal into a particular shape.; singular form of dice .
beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes ~ed about in the net.
authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter ~: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?
patiently submissiveness; statement that one is quitting a job; ADJ. resigned: acquiescent
small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. ~ of English society; a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger : Berlin is a ~ of Germany, in unity as in division.
lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
pommel; beat or pound with fists; strike repeatedly, typically with the fists : Bob did not fight back for the fifteen minutes that the half-dozen men ~ed him.
highly successful action or sudden attack; coup(s) d'\'etat; CF. ~ de grace: deathblow or shot which kills
excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
good quality deserving praise; -s: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own ~s; V: deserve; earn
one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; a person employed to undertake menial work, esp. on a casual basis. Ex. ~ politician
falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. ~ old car/castle; N. -tion
great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight); a medical condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision : she had ~s in both eyes.
attribute; ascribe; charge; epresent (something, esp. something undesirable) as being done, caused, or possessed by someone; attribute : the crimes ~ed to Richard.; • Finance assign (a value) to something by inference from the value of the products or processes to which it contributes : [as adj. ] ( ~ed) recovering the initial outlay plus ; N. -tation
yellowed; prejudiced (envious, hostile, or resentful) from long and disappointing experience of human affairs; Ex. with a ~ eye
cord used to draw and tie together two opposite edges (as of a shoe); delicate fabric made of fine threads; V: draw together by tying a ~
vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
pertaining to mental dearrangement; N. ~path: person with an antisocial personality disorder
simultaneous discharge of a number of shots; V.; (in sports, esp. tennis or soccer) a strike or kick of the ball made before it touches the ground.
shout of disapproval or displeasure (made at the theater or a sports match); boo; V. a loud whistle or a comment of a sexual nature made by a man to a passing woman.
one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
fully filled; filled to the brim or to the point of being stuffed; abundantly supplied; Ex. report ~ with errors
jaunty; stylish; sporty; morally corrupt; dissolute; Ex. He wore his hat at a ~ and jaunty angle.
paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail ~; V.; resin dissolved in a liquid for applying on wood, metal, or other materials to form a hard, clear, shiny surface when dry.
heap; piled-up mass; embankment; lateral tilting (as of an aircraft in turning); V: pile up; protect with a ~; tilt in turning
make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. ~ A on/upon B
negligent; (of someone) neglectful of duty; (of something) deserted by an owner; abandoned; N: abandoned property; homeless or vagrant person
a period or state of inactivity or equilibrium.; • Medicine a stoppage of flow of a body fluid. adj static
bend forward and down; lower or debase oneself; fall to a lower standard of behavior by doing something; condescend; Ex. ~ to lying
border upon; adjoin; (of an area of land or a building) be next to or have a common boundary with : gardens abutting Great Prescott Street | [ intrans. ] a park ~ on an area of wasteland.; touch or lean upon : masonry may crumble where a roof ~s it.
easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
a thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon figurative : a rhetorical ~ in the war against liberalism.
conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious
(of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous; 2 (of a person, esp. a woman) attractive in a way that suggests a passionate nature.; 1 (of the air or weather) hot and humid.
distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
thwart; present an obstacle; stump; prevent or hinder the progress of : the changes must not be allowed to ~ new medical treatments.
determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat