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leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to avoid detection of or arrest for an unlawful action such as theft.
involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
(of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict. fail to fulfill or justify (a claim or expectation); betray.
high-sounding language with little meaning, used to impress people.
a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds.
to criticize or reprimand severely
express severe disapproval of (someone or something), typically in a formal statement.
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or legal purpose.
crouch down in fear.
contemptibly lacking in courage; cowardly.
criticize unfairly; disparage.
contemptuous ridicule or mockery.
a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
make (someone) feel uneasy or embarrassed.
not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs.
make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
attempting to avoid notice or attention, typically because of guilt or a belief that discovery would lead to trouble; secretive.
excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
a lengthy and aggressive speech.
occurring at an inconvenient or inappropriate time.
having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.
having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
sullen and ill-tempered.
combine or unite to form one organization or structure.
make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
support or strengthen; prop up.
begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
provide (a building or structure) with projecting supports built against its walls. increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
a substance that increases the rate of a chemical reaction without itself undergoing any permanent chemical change.
able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action. sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way.
remove the moisture from (something, especially food), typically in order to preserve it. lacking interest, passion, or energy.
deprive (someone) of power, rights, or possessions.
cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.
lasting for a very short time.
destroy completely; put an end to.
just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or course of action.
obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
(of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
harsh criticism or censure.
someone who's too concerned with literal accuracy or formality
the offense of willfully telling an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation.
having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority or discipline.
(of a cell, gland, or organ) produce and discharge (a substance).
superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
the state of being annoyed, frustrated, or worried.
departing from an accepted standard.
a chronological inconsistency in some arrangement, especially a juxtaposition of person(s), events, objects, or customs from different periods of time.
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
very old or old-fashioned.
characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
corresponding in size or degree; in proportion.
(typically of an artist or work of art) imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason.
the fact or state of departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behavior.
spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.
disagreeing or incongruous. (of sounds) harsh and jarring because of a lack of harmony.
individually separate and distinct.
not influenced by considerations of personal advantage.
unwilling or refusing to change one's views or to agree about something.
overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.
remove (a need or difficulty). avoid; prevent.
make (someone) less angry or hostile.
cause (an event or situation, typically one that is bad or undesirable) to happen suddenly, unexpectedly, or prematurely.
increase rapidly in numbers; multiply.
breed specimens of (a plant, animal, etc.) by natural processes from the parent stock. spread and promote (an idea, theory, etc.) widely.
to become less thin or less dense, or to make or become more refined.
put (something) right; correct. convert (alternating current) to direct current
delay or hold back in terms of progress, development, or accomplishment.
having a thick, sticky consistency between solid and liquid;
warn or reprimand someone firmly.
inform or tell (someone).
approval or praise.
(of a person or a person's words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently.
state or assert to be the case.
the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness.
the act of increasing (something) in size or volume or quantity or scope.
of, worked by, charged with, or producing electricity.mhaving or producing a sudden sense of thrilling excitement.
match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
having a red or flushed complexion. elaborately or excessively intricate or complicated.
holding an opinion at odds with what is generally accepted.
consisting of parts all of the same kind.
characterized by attack on cherished beliefs or institutions.
unable to be upset or excited; calm.
not harmful or offensive.
of, relating to, or situated at the edge or border of something.
make less severe, serious, or painful.
lacking interest or excitement; dull.
exclusion from a society or group.
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people.
occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated.
diverging from a previous course or line; erratic.
a person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm.
wary and unwilling to take risks.
clear, logical, and convincing.
confirm or give support to
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.
persuade (someone) that an idea or belief is mistaken.
the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid causing offense or revealing private information.
a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
mention (a number of things) one by one.
use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.
a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing.
show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing.
spoken or done without preparation.
a young deer in its first year. a light yellowish-brown color.
fluent and voluble but insincere and shallow.
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction.
implied though not plainly expressed. with no qualification or question; absolute.
using very few words.
praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context.
tending to talk a great deal; talkative.
expressed clearly; easy to understand.
appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).
win or regain the favor of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them.
revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule. official permission or approval for an action.
a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.
based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
a strong dislike or disinclination.
sharply curved or having an angle.
accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue.
a way in which something is usually done, especially within a particular area or activity. an agreement between countries covering particular matters, especially one less formal than a treaty.
a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
happening by accident or chance rather than design.
the quality of being economical with money or food; thriftiness.
accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible.
surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react.
a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
extreme poverty; destitution.
having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.
an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
briefly and clearly expressed.
understood or implied without being stated.
reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.
conformity to facts; accuracy.
employ endearments or flattery to persuade someone to do something or give one something.
showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks. showing an impudent lack of respect.
generous or doing good.
showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
polish (something, especially metal) by rubbing.
mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings.
feelings of anxiety or dismay, typically at something unexpected.
extremely complex and difficult to follow.
humble submission and respect.
insolent or impertinent behavior.
regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.
a large or excessive amount of (something).
take action in order to prevent (an anticipated event) from happening; forestall.
spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
likely to or liable to suffer from, do, or experience something, typically something regrettable or unwelcome.
an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
an uneasy feeling of doubt, worry, or fear, especially about one's own conduct; a misgiving.
Quiet, still, or inactive.
refuse to accept or be associated with.
the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner.
taste (good food or drink) and enjoy it completely. have a suggestion or trace of (something, especially something bad).
having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one's debts. able to dissolve other substances.
supply an ungenerous or inadequate amount of (something). a person's fixed or allotted period of work.
unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
great respect; reverence.
having or showing great knowledge or learning.
treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
silly and pointless.
faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support.
unable to be placated.
the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.
lack of moderation or restraint.
fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).
the fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity.
a pliable sheetlike structure acting as a boundary, lining, or partition in an organism.
carried out with a minimum of effort or reflection.
the quality of being easily shaped or molded.
having minute spaces or holes through which liquid or air may pass.
dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
clean and fresh as if new; spotless.
the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree.
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
characterized by or showing interest or concern.
an excessive amount of something.
full of twists and turns. excessively lengthy and complex.
easy to control or influence.
release from restraint or inhibition.
justify or necessitate.
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