Create an account
(v.) to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way; syn: buttonhole, approach, confront
(adj.) desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager; syn: keen, enthusiastic, grasping
(adj.) straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way; syn: roundabout, indirect, tricky, sly, artful
(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; syn: ploy, stratagem, ruse, maneuver
(n.) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj.) of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent; syn: (adj) tranquil, serene, placid, palmy
(adj.) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic; syn: affected, stagy
(adj.) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; (n.) one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife; syn: (adj) inflammatory, provocative, (n) firebrand
(n) a whirlpool or great size and violence; a situation resmebling a whirlpool in violence and destruction; syn: vortex, chaos, turbulence, tumult
(adj.) nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment; syn: shortsighted
(adj.) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized; syn: clear, obvious, manifest, patent
(adj.) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
(n.) the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl.) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable; syn: fitness, correctness, decorum
(n.) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred; syn: desecration, profanation, defilement
(adv.) without delay or formality; briefly, concisely; syn: promptly, peremptorily, abruptly
(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
Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.
Having trouble? Click here for help.
We can’t access your microphone!
Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again
Reload the page to try again!Reload
Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom
Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom
It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.
Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.
For more help, see our troubleshooting page.
Your microphone is muted
For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.
Star this term
You can study starred terms together