Temporary suspension; inactivity. "Matters were held in abeyance pending further inquiries."
To solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim). "He refused to abjure the Catholic faith."
To shorten. "The editor abridged the manuscript by cutting out two chapters."
A deep and vast space or cavity; anything profound or infinite.
A nook or nest built high in the air.
Concerning the appreciation of beauty.
Keen, quick, accurate insight or judgment. "He had business acumen."
Report or represent a rough outline of; foreshadow. "James Madison adumbrated the necessity that the Senate be somewhat insulated from public passions."
Withdrawn, standing apart from others (usually as a matter of choice).
To be older than; to have come before.
Person who deserts a party, cause, religion, etc.
Pioneer of a reform movement (originally, an early follower of Jesus).
To inform, give notice to.
Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
Known or understood by only a few.
Without deception or sly intelligence (guile).
To find out with certainty. "He made an attempt to ascertain the cause of the accident."
Characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. "He lived an ascetic life of prayer, fasting, and manual labor."
A sign of what will happen in the future; an omen. "They took the sound as an augury of death."
Severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance.
To affirm; declare confidently. "He averred that he was innocent of the allegations."
Self-evident, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule; unquestionable. "It is axiomatic that dividends have to be financed."
Refuse to proceed or to do something.
Predictable; cliched; boring.
A cause of great distress or annoyance. "The bane of the decoration is the long, narrow hall."
Howling in a deep way, like a dog or wolf.
Personal inclination or tendency. "He's a man of religious bent."
Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life. "The church is lovely for its bucolic setting."
A system of government in which most of the important decisions are made by state officials rather than by elected representatives.
Belonging to an earlier time. "They are artifacts of a bygone society."
Following or in agreement with accepted, traditional standards. "He talked about the canonical rites of the Roman Church."
Something that causes change.
The science or practice of drawing maps.
Fanatical devotion to one's country, sex, religion, etc.
Wary and unwilling to take risks. "The officials were very circumspect in their statements."
An ending; conclusion.
Strongbox; large chest for money.
Convincing and well reasoned.
A collection of concise but detailed information about a particular subject, especially in a book or other publication; a collection.
Admit; acknowledge; accept.
To imply idea (connotation).
Interpret; "His words could hardly be construed as an apology."
Place in context, such as by giving the background or circumstances.
A difficult problem.
A clique; exclusive group.
Not openly acknowledged or displayed; "He discovered the covert operations against the dictatorship."
Describe in detail.
To raise doubts or objections or show reluctance; "Normally she would have accepted the challenge, but she demurred."
Indicate; "This mark denotes purity and quality."
Not the original; a product from another.
Allowing light to show through; delicate; sheer, fine, translucent.
A formal pronouncement from an authoritative source. (noun)
Modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.
A person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge; "It was a dilettante approach to science."
Mentally quick and observant; having insight.
Individually separate and distinct.
Able to make fine distinctions between.
A person's inherent qualities of mind and character.
Daily; of each day; of or during the day; "The patient's moods are determined by diurnal events."
Spread or disperse widely.
Female; women or women's work.
A person who seeks to impose a doctrine without regard to practical considerations.
To provide with written evidence to support.
A principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
A level, rank or grade; the people at that level.
The ability to produce a desired or intended result; effectiveness.
To decorate/enhance a story with details.
Based on observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
A puzzle; a mystery.
Lasting a short time; fleeting.
Former; "He met his erstwhile rivals."
Intended for or understood by only a small group.
Beliefs or character of a group.
to infer or estimate by extending or projecting known information.
Group or clique within a larger organization.
Something overimaginative and unrealistic.
A person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped; baby bird.
A shallow place in a river or stream allowing one to walk or drive across; "There is a ford across the river."
To run or jump about playfully.
Pregnancy; period from conception to birth.
Spur on, stimulate, urge on.
Used so often as to lack freshness or originality.
Airtight, sealed, isolated; reclusive; pertaining to alchemy, occult.
Chop or cut with a tool; hack.
Worship of idols; idolization.
About to happen.
The conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it is not explicitly stated.
Implied; not stated directly.
Not devout in religion
A bright crimson or pinkish-red color
Not fully formed; disorganized.
Just beginning; beginning to come into being or to become apparent.
Lacking the ability or strength to move; inactive.
Teach persistently; implant an idea.
Give context to
A judicial inquiry to ascertain the facts relating to an incident, such as a death.
Hint; suggest slyly; introduce an idea in a subtle way.
Rebellion against a government.
"Enterrar; place body in tomb" Between.
A time between two reigns during which there is no ruler; any period of freedom from authority.
Traveling from place to place; "they were itinerant traders."
An extreme patriot, usually calls for a belligerent (aggressive) foreign policy.
Using good judgment.
A particular point in events or time.
Pertaining to motion
Using few words; concise.
Existing but not visible or active.
A person who is not a member of a particular profession; the every-day person.
Suspicious or wary.
Impose (tax, fee, fine)
Tolerant or broad-minded; generous or lavish.
Shining; radiant; brilliant; enlightening.
Easily influenced; pliable.
A metal band, chain, or shackle for fastening someone's hands or ankles.
Clear or obvious to the eye or mind; "He pointed out the system's manifest failings;" to display or show; "Ray manifested signs of severe depression."
A strict disciplinarian
An unorthodox or independent-minded person
A short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct; "He was repeating the maxim that actions speak louder than words"
Concerned with abstract thought; very subtle
A letter, especially a long or official one
Conforming to or following what is currently popular and fashionable
Relating to monks, nuns, or others living under religious vows, or the buildings in which they live
The essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community; norms
Lacking interest or excitement; dull
Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential; "nacer'
A newly coined word or expression
A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound
To express an opinion; "opinar"
Adhering to tradition; conventional
To move or swing back and forth at a regular speed; change
A model or example; pattern
Model of excellence; perfect example
Extreme unwillingness to spend money or use resources; frugality/thrift
A strong supporter of a party, cause, or person
Easily recognizable; obvious; apparent
Try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from house to house or place to place (sometimes illegally)
Lacking inspiration or excitement; dull
Transparent, translucent; clear, easy to understand
A travel or journey, especially by foot, notably by a pilgrim.
Lasting for a long time, persistent; enduring
Tending to walk about; constantly traveling
Intrinsically; by itself; in itself
Having a ready insight into and understanding of things
The essence of something; concisely meaningful
Easily shaped, molded, influenced.
An overused statement; cliche
Of the common people (Rome)
Plunge; fall straight down
Government by the wealthy
Knowing or using several languages
Assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument; place
Preference; bias in favor of something
Having an inclination or tendency beforehand; susceptible
A concise summary
Having foreknowledge or foresight, seeing the future
A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
Distinct; clearly indicated
A natural inclination or predilection toward
Relating to prophesy, predicting, ominous (giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious)
The state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals; proper
Acting with or showing care and thought for the future
Juvenile, immature; childish
Occurring daily; commonplace
A person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way; "contar"
Something that reacts; a substance that undergoes a change in a chemical reaction
Summarize; repeat in a concise way
(Of a subject or knowledge) Little known; abstruse; not easily understood; "The book is full of recondite information."
The return of an undesirable condition; revival
To contribute greatly to; "his latest diplomatic effort will redound to his credit;" rebound on.
A reply to a reply, especially from the defendant in a legal suit
Provide or give; "Money serves as a reward for services rendered;" cause to be or become; make; "the rains rendered his escape impossible"
Meal or mealtime
Of or characteristic of newspaper reporters
The rising again of somehting
Looking back on or dealing with past events or situations
To give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to
Persuasion through speaking/writing; elaborate but meaningless language
A split, break, breach
Very highly ornamented
Prominent; of notable significance
Conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch
Relating to the different meanings of symbols or words
Able to perceive things
Angelic, heavenly, celestial
A grammatical mistake in speech or writing
Fellowship in interests, feelings, etc., such as among a group of people or classes, nations, etc.
Of the body
Highly self-disciplined; frugal; austere
To form a theory or conjecture about a subject without firm evidence
Period of time spent doing something, or a specific, limited amount of work; to be frugal
To demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement
A level or layer
A writ ordering a person to attend a court
An uncertain belief
A person who is self-indulgent in their fondness for sensuous luxury
Of or forming a general summary or synopsis
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
Understood or implied without being stated; "your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement"
(Of a person) Reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little; untalkative
Moderation, self-control, esp. regarding alcohol or other desires or pleasures; total abstinence from alcohol
Marked by a strong point of view, biased
Relating to the Earth or to land; worldly
To be sparing in the use of words; abrupt
A sign, symbol, mark; sample, person, thing, or idea taken to represent an entire group; of little symbolic value.
Book, usually large and academic
To attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner
(Of a person or animal) Easy to control or influence; (of a situation or problem) easy to deal with
Present, appearing, or found everywhere.
Dig up, uncover, expose
Without a doubt; absolute
To be indecisive
Green with vegetation; young/inexperienced
Related to spring; fresh
A trace of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
Forming a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable; "he felt a vestigial flicker of anger from last night"
Traveling through (a place) en route to a destination (preposition)
Existing only in the mind or by means of a computer network; existing in results or in essence but not officially or in name
Thick, adhesive, or covered in something sticky
On the contrary
To get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on; fan
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