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adj. straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
n. 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
adj. of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
adj. pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
adj. deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion
n. a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
adj. nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
adj. open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognizable
adj. tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
adj. asking humbly and earnestly; n. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
n. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
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