to grow or accumulate over time
we allowed the interest to accrue on the account until it turned into a small fortune.
a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
Laurence sterns novel Tristram Shandy has almost as many annotations as lines of the text.
a state or scene of uproar and confusion
is this the same band that caused mob scenes and virtual bedlam on their first tour?
hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; a sheltered place, a hiding place
the bear made a lunge from her covert.
pleasant, courteous, lighthearted
quite a few debonair young men asked my cousin to dance.
to demand insistently, especially in payment of a dept
many of Charles Dickens' characters are dune by creditors because of their large debts.
effective, producing results
not the most charming of senators, he nevertheless wielded the most efficacious knowledge of statecraft
calmness, composure, refusal to panic
injustice always sent him into a rage, but he could endure misfortune with equanimity
accidental, occurring by a happily chance
due to a fortuitous drop in oil prices, the shipping company showed healthy profits.
the essential part, main point, or essence
would the talented fellow who keeps the back row in stitches please repeat the gist of what I just said
though she had hoped to leave the lecture early, several members of the audience asked gratuitous questions
the Wizard of Oz's imperious manner failed him when he was revealed
it was his usual hail of invective.
showing great variety
tall and short, thick and thin we share the family name but are a motley bunch indeed
extremely generous, lavish
nothing the volunteers said could save the program until out anonymous friend donated a munificent sum
to delay, put off until later
we all want to procrastinate when a task is no fun.
tending to produce a strong feeling or response
the ideas discussed in the film were so provocative that some people got angry and left.
exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding
the theories of relativity can seen recondite
a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel
reprobates are usually more charming, funny, or thrilling in fiction than they are in real life
characterized by or calling for continued sitting
she exchanged her sedentary job for a position as a swimming instructor.