Existing before a war, especially before the American Civil War (1861-65)
Warlike, aggressive, quarrelsome.
Open defiance and opposition, sometimes armed, to a person or thing in authority.
(1) To soothe anger or agitation.
(2) To subdue by armed action.
A person opposed to war or violence, especially someone who refuses to bear arms or to fight, on moral or religious grounds.
An agreement between two or more people or groups; a treaty or formal agreement between nations to deal with a problem or to resolve a dispute.
To make peaceful and quiet; to calm, satisfy
A person given or held to ensure that an agreement, demand, or treat is kept or fulfilled.
A place or program to help care for the terminally ill
An inexpensive, supervised place for young travelers to stay overnight.
(1) Not welcoming or generous; unfriendly.
(2) Providing no shelter or food
Charmed or fascinated; inflamed with love.
Hostile, unfriendly, or harmful.
A lover, often a secret, not allowed by law or custom.
The study of crime, criminals, law enforcement, and punishment.
To remove or reduce the criminal status of.
To show evidence of involvement in a crime or a fault
An accusation in retaliation for an accusation made against oneself; the making of such an accusation.
A formal or official act of approving; praise, usually given with pleasure or enthusiasm
To show that something is not what it has been claimed to be; refute
Absolute honesty and uprightness
A person of thoroughly bad character
Pregnant or enlarged with something
Great or very dignified seriousness
To move of be drawn toward something, especially by natural tendency or as if by an invisible force.
Weighty importance, seriousness, or dignity.
To lighten, lessen, or relieve, especially physical or mental suffering
(1) To lift up or raise
(2) To raise in rank or status
Something that lightens and raises; something that modifies, eases, or animates
Frivolity, lack of appropriate seriousness
A guide, especially one who takes tourists to museums, monuments, or architectural sites and explains what is being seen.
To bully; to intimidate or harass by bluster or personal pressure.
An attitude or way of life based on the idea that pleasure or happiness should be the chief goal.
A senior figure or leader in one's field
Marked by simplicity and often strict self discipline or self-denial.
Extremely loud, often with especially deep richness of sound.
Seemingly indifferent to pleasure or pain
Marked by a luxurious or sensual way of life