firm in purpose or opinion, unyielding, obdurate, implacable, inflexible; an extremely hard substance
noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
to bring up or begin to talk about; to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce in order to draw off liquid; a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
a strong defense or protection, a solid wall-like structure for defense; to provide such defense or protection
to support, prop up, strengthen; a supporting structure
a confused hodgepodge of sounds, hubbub; an uproar or commotion that goes far beyond what is justified
to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich tings, to glut, satiate, surfeit
to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
a rule, test; a standard for judgment or evaluation
deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
to weigh down or burden; to fill up, block up, hinder
puzzling, perplexing, inexplicable, not easily understood
coming from the outside, foreign; present but not essential, irrelevant
showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
without preparation, offhand, suddenly or hastily done; an extemporaneous composition or remark; a minimal piece suggestive of improvisation
the beginning, start, earliest stage of some process, institution, etc.
unquestionable, beyond dispute
a weakness or ailment
something that is heavy or burdensome; a stigma; blame
puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
a collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent
showing unusually early development
winding, twisted, crooked; highly involved, complex; devious
needed, necessary, regarded as essential or indispensable
to beg earnestly and humbly
an excess or overindulgence, as in eating or drinking, causing disgust; to feed or supply with anything to excess
self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to use of maxims or adages; saying much in few words, pithy
given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant; a person given to self-indulgent and wild spending
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