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verb, to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way


noun, a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval


adjective, desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager


adjective, having a salty taste and unpleasent to drink


noun, swiftness, rapidity of motion or action


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, open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized


adjective, tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling


noun, the state of being proper, appropriateness


noun, improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred


adverb, without delay or formality; briefly, concisely


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


verb, to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form

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