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a belief that rejects all moral or religious values; the belief that the destruction of political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
a wall or embankment used for a defensive fortification; something serving as a defense or safeguard, often figurative
the recognition of a disease or injury by symptoms; a critical analysis of the nature of something
a tentative explanation; something assumed true for the sake of argument or investigation
to prod or urge, as if with a pointed stick; a long stick used to prod animals; something used to urge on
to use success in one thing to achieve greater success in further things; to transform a gain into something of greater value
an outline for a planned series of events, either real or imagined; a summary of a work of fiction
to burn without a flame and with little smoke; to exist in a barely suppressed state (as with anger or tension)
someone recently risen to a higher social class and not yet accepted by others in that class, often because of a lack of manners
the original model; someone or something that serves to illustrate the typical qualities of a class
to sponsor or support; to be kind or helpful in a snobbish way, as if dealing with an inferior
a journey undertaken for a specific reason, such as for war or exploration; speed in doing something
a fanciful idea or image, esp. an exaggerated poetic comparison; an extravagant construction
material distributed by those in favor of a specific cause and reflecting their point of view
a set of principles (religious, political, etc.); a rule of law, esp. as established by precedent
a board which an artist can hold while painting and on which colors can be mixed; the range of colors used in a particular painting or by a particular artist
to willingly give up the position of king, queen, etc.; to choose not to fulfill a role or duty
a literary work in which the characters represent abstract ideas; a symbolic representation
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