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(n.) a circle of aquaitances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
(v.) to overcome the distrust of, win over; to appease, pacify; to reconcile, make consistent
(v.) to cancel or reverse one order or command with another that is contrary to the first
(n.) one of a series of grades in an organization or field of activity; an organized military unit; a steplike formation or arrangement
(n.) a prayer consisting of short appeals to God recited by the leader alternating with responses from the congregation; any repetitive chant; a long list
(v.) to withdraw a statement or belief to which one has previously been committed, renounce, retract
(v.) to cast off, discard; to get rid of something objectionable or unnecessary; to plod through as if through mud; (n.) a mire; a state of depression
(adj.) characteristic of the countryside. rural; relating to shepherds and cowherds, pastoral
(n.) a dabbler in the arts; one who engages in an activity in an ameteurish, trifling way; (adj.) superficial
(n.) a word, expression, or custom that distinguishes a particular group of persons from all others, a commonplace saying or truism
(v.) to swing indecisively from one idea or course of action to another; to waver weakly in mind or will
(adj.) gentle, kind; forgiving, understanding; having a favorable or beneficial effect; not malignant
(adj.) blunt, not coming to a point; slow or dull in understanding; not causing a sharp impression
(adj.) having the nature of a command that leaves no opportunity for debate, denial, or refusal
(n.) a slaughterhouse; a place of mass bloodshed; a state of complete disorder and confusion
(adj.) delightful, highly enjoyable,; deliciously flavored, savory; (n.) an appealing or appetizing food
(n.) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction
(v.) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody
(v.) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to blow on, fan
(n.) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
(v.) to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
(v.) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
(n.) an open or intentional insult; a slight; (v.) to insult to one's face; to face in defiance , confront
(adj.) excessively ready to find fault; given to petty criticism; intended to trap, confuse, or show up
(n.) the center of attraction, attention, or interest; something that serves to guide or direct
(v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use
(n.) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, tour de force, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership
(n.) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
(adj.) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v.) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n.) a list of cargo and/or passengers
(adj.) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; (n.) one given to far fetched ideas; a dreamer or seer characterized by vision or foresight
(adj.) devoted to the pursuit of pleasure; fond of good food;comfort and ease; (n.) a person with discriminating taste
(n.) a device for publicly punishing offenders; a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule
(v.) to foreshadow and point to a future event; to predict; (n.) a warning or indication of the future
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