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of a female dog) give birth to (a puppy).:
a feeling of irritation or resentment resulting from a slight, especially to one's pride
relating to physical, especially sexual, needs and activities.
cause to wind or spiral round something.
compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).
a religious song or poem, typically of praise to God or a god.
of a living human being, often in contrast to a divine being) subject to death.
an aggressive dog or one that is in poor condition, especially a mongrel.
an enemy or opponent
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
a break or pause within a line of poetry.
of, relating to, or composed in poetic meter (poetic meter is the system of measuring rhythm in poetry).
the witty exploitation of the meanings and ambiguities of words, especially in puns.
dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy
the opposite of what one would expect.
intending to strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named
a rhyme in which the stressed syllables of ending consonants match, however the preceding vowel sounds do not match.
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (e.g., faith unfaithful kept him falsely true ).
having or expressing a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner.
increase the volume of (sound),
using humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character.
verse that uses alternating stresses in the syllables of words to create music.
the repetition of the sound of a vowel in words near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible (e.g., penitence, reticence)
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form
a lament (or song) for the dead, especially one forming part of a funeral rite
expressing sorrow or regret, especially when in a slightly humorous way.
to metaphorically cut the legs out from under an argument; to contradict through sarcasm
(especially of a work of art) having a mournful quality.
of or appropriate to war; warlike
impossible to disentangle or separate.
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