to make better; to become better; to improve
expressing hatred or evil; harmful, ominous
to criticize vigorously ; to scold vehemently
to avoid through craftiness
a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety caused by guilt
to overlook or accept without punishment; to pardon or excuse
very small; tiny
a polite term used to avoid directly naming something considered offensive or unpleasant
able to be used up and then discarded or replaced
the expression of shocking or unacceptable views
physical or mental weakness or defect
weak or feeble
to treat with scorn or irreverence
disrespectful of sacred things
not connected with religion; worldly
to pay or compensate
food and drink; a meal
a lack of freedom; forced labor
n. bitterness or sharpness of temper, manner, or speech; hostility.
n. attraction for someone or something with which one feels a closeness or kinship.
adj. having mixed, often opposing, feelings about something or someone, indecisive.
n. a stopping, either final or temporary.
adj. very thin or wasted away, especially from lack of nourishment, scrawny.
n. a distinct region or community enclosed within a larger territory.
v. to bring into being, to produce.
v. to make more severe, bitter, or violent.
adj. not allowed, improper, or unlawful.
adj. naturally living or growing in a certain area; native.
adj. not to be persuaded, stopped, or moved by entreaty or plea; relentless.
adj. filled with excessive, shallow, or foolish love or desire.
adj. never satisfied; greedy.
adj. painfully moving, affecting, or touching.
v. to convert someone to a faith, belief, or cause.
an expression of approval or respect for special merit; an award
not yielding; firm
to flatter or admire excessively; to idolize
a loud and determined dispute; a noisy quarrel
an historical record of events, often arranged in a yearly sequence
diligent and persistent
exercising caution; hesitant
a small, exclusive group; a group held together by like interests or purpose
worn-out with use; broken-down
to provide with a quality, a thing, or a gift of money
lasting a very short time
to work to gain the favor of someone
a group of people held in high esteem for their great achievements
turned away from what is right; wicked; stubbornly opposing what is right or reasonable; obstinate
instruction, protection, or guardianship
to cut short, or reduce
to make or recognize clear distinctions
to treat in a less or more favorable way
the act of making fine distinctions; good or refined taste
the act of spying, especially a government spy obtaining secrets of another government
not able to be taken or given away
to confine or to put in prison
an insult to one's pride; offensive or humiliating treatment
not marked by careful distinctions; haphazard
having a very bad reputation; notorious
to act or plead on another's behalf; to try and smooth the differences between two parties
to say negative and unfair things about; slander
to commit, as a crime or other antisocial act
threateningly wild, without restraint or control; widespread
a deep, long-held feeling of hatred or bitterness
a mending or repair
a making up or payment for a wrong or damage done, especially in the case of an international war
superficial, scattered knowledge
a small amount