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adjective, straying or wandering from a straight or direct course, done or acted in a shifty or underhanded way
noun, in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
noun, a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; adjective, of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
adjective, pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
adjective, deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; noun, the one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
noun, a whirlpool of great size and violance; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
adjective, nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
adjective, tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
adjective, asking humbly and earnestly; noun, one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
noun, an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
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