being more than is sufficient or required; excessive. unnecessary or needless.
passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling. proceeding by reasoning or argument rather than intuition.
wild, drunken or licentious festivity or revelry. any actions or proceedings marked by unbridled indulgence of passions
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken
to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate: to assuage one's grief; to assuage one's pain. to appease; satisfy; allay; relieve: to assuage one's hunger. to soothe, calm, or mollify: to assuage his fears; to assuage her anger.
to offer (oneself or another) in sexual intercourse for money to offer (a person, esp oneself, or a person's talent) for unworthy purposes
fitting; at the right time; to the purpose; opportunely.
understatement for rhetorical effect, esp when achieved by using negation with a term in place of using an antonym of that term
insidious cunning in attaining a goal; crafty or artful deception; duplicity, trickery, fraud
having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, especially to avoid notice or formal attentions.
intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker. teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
marked by disturbance and uproar: a tumultuous celebration. raising a great clatter and commotion; disorderly or noisy: a tumultuous crowd of students. highly agitated, as the mind or emotions; distraught; turbulent.
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: He resorted to the worst flattery and chicanery to win the job. a quibble or subterfuge used to trick, deceive, or evade. fraud, deception
inversion of the usual order of words.
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea.
the interpolation of one or more words between the parts of a compound word, "as be thou ware for beware"
to be necessary or proper for, as for moral or ethical considerations; be incumbent on: It behooves the court to weigh evidence impartially. to be worthwhile to, as for personal profit or advantage