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a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection against evil, ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits, charm; talisman; an object worn believed to protect against evil, bad luck


weaken mentally or morally, disturb the composure of


harsh or corrosive in tone, of a substance, especially a strong acid


extreme excess, n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.


get rid of (someone who may be a threat) by killing, settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off, convert into cash


marked by lack of definite plan or regularity or purpose, rambling, jumping from one thing to another; disconnected


a petty misdeed, minor sin or offense, a minor offense; a misdeed


formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure, renounce


tending to promote physical well-being, beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome


the floating wreckage of a ship, the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm, goods cast overboard to lighten a ship in distress


convert into cash, save from sins, pay off (loans or promissory notes)


an energetic style, the property of being able to survive and grow, (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms


enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness, distinctive and stylish elegance, a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)


attack verbally with harsh criticism, , to work at or to absurd length, beat soundly


lacking self-confidence, showing modest reserve, shy


an insufficient quantity or number, an acute insufficiency, A lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine


a piece of metal covered by leather with a flexible handle, a person who lacks good judgment, a watery solution of sugars, salts, and minerals that circulates through the vascular system of a plant


showing no care or concern in attitude or action, (often followed by 'to') lacking importance, marked by a lack of interest


an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come, premonitory sign, to indicate beforehand


grow by addition, come into the possession of, to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result


resembling an oracle in obscurity of thought, not clear to the understanding, mysterious, inexplicable, puzzling


the act of arranging in grades, a degree of ablaut, relative position in a graded series


make weak, to weaken, to weaken, to enfeeble


enigmatic; mysterious, like the Sphinx; enigmatic or inscrutable, sly and showy


food that is discarded (as from a kitchen), show unwillingness towards, refuse to accept

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