adj. regarding the human being as the central fact of the universe
n. trickery; guile; craftiness; cunning; ingenuity; inventiveness
n. any cause of impairment, destruction, ruin, or frustration
n. The formal sum of a culture, its intellectual character, ideas.
v. To detest, denounce, or curse.
n. The arrangement of two or more ideas, characters, actions, settings, phrases, or words side-by-side or in similar narrative moments for the purpose of comparison, contrast, rhetorical effect, suspense, or character development.
adj. ridiculously or insultingly small: a paltry sum, utterly worthless.
adj. of settled or sedate character; not flighty or capricious
adj. inclined to silence; reserved in speech; reluctant to join in conversation
adj. commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of reverence, as because of high office or noble character
passionate, fervent, eager, intensely devoted
a person whose political, economic, and social opinions are believed to be determined mainly by concern for property values and conventional respectability. Middle class
the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot
the character defect that causes the downfall of the protagonist of a tragedy
respect or reverence paid or rendered
performed merely as a routine duty
causing insidious harm or ruin; ruinous; injurious
moved to or showing sudden, impatient irritation, especially over some trifling annoyance
odorous or smelling (usually followed by of), suggestive, reminiscent
Noun. A new convert to a doctrine or religion. Proselytize v. to convert someone to a new religion, to recruit.
Adj. Immoral or unchaste; lewd
Noun. A vehement denunciation; a curse
noun. Appearance, especially the expression of the face
Adj. a feeling of rejection.
N. foolish boldness
Adj. Having or exhibiting religious reverence; earnestly compliant in the observance of religion; devout.
N.: anything that is regarded as a world in miniature
N.: the purging of the emotions or relieving of emotional tensions, especially through certain kinds of art, as tragedy or music
N. an instance of sudden truth brought about by a mundane event.
N. a false, malicious statement used to injure the reputation
V. to challenge as false (another's statements, motives, etc.); cast doubt upon.
N. excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
N. A government by the corrupt in which rulers use their positions for personal gain.
Adj. Having great knowledge; learned or scholarly; person or thing
N. two statements which, if both true, make a third true. If either of the first two statements is not universally true, the conclusion must be false.
Adj. characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty
N. a cultured man who is knowledgeable, educated, or proficient in a wide range of fields.
Adj. a person having a strong interest in or concern for human welfare, values, and dignity.
v.To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest
Adj. given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others.
Adj. mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially in an exaggerated manner.
Adj. very cold; icy.
Adj. Extremely old; old-fashioned; primitive. before the flood
N. natural or habitual inclination or tendency; predisposition
N. Loss of one's soul and the joys of heaven; damnation; hell; utter loss or destruction, complete ruin
N. a feeling of vexation, marked by disappointment or humiliation. V. to vex by disappointment or humiliation.
V. To make or grow better; to improve.
V. to make or become confused; to make or become rotten, as eggs. Adj. mentally confused; muddled; rotten
V. to deprive of strength or vigor; weaken; castrate. Adj. deprived of or lacking strength or vigor; effeminate