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an Anglo-Saxon prince or nobleman; especially : the heir apparent or a prince of the royal family
1: to grow luxuriantly; thrive 2 a: to achieve success : prosper <a flourishing business> b: to be in a state of activity or production <flourished around 1850> c: to reach a height of development or influence 3: to make bold and sweeping gestures
1 : to enter by gradual steps or by stealth into the possessions or rights of another 2 : to advance beyond the usual or proper limits <the gradually encroaching sea>
1: to succeed in an enterprise or activity; especially : to achieve economic success 2: to become strong and flourishing
1: a payment by one ruler or nation to another in acknowledgment of submission or as the price of protection 2 a: something given or contributed voluntarily as due or deserved; especially : a gift or service showing respect, gratitude, or affection b: something (as material evidence or a formal attestation) that indicates the worth, virtue, or effectiveness of the one in question <the design is a tribute to his ingenuity>
1 : to put to use : apply <bestowed his spare time on study> 2 : to put in a particular or appropriate place : stow 3 : to provide with quarters : put up 4 : to convey as a gift —usually used with on or upon
1: to deal successfully with : manage 2: to handle (as a tool) especially effectively <wield a broom> 3 a: to exert one's authority by means of <wield influence> b: have at one's command or disposal <did not wield appropriate credentials
1 a: equipment, trappings; specifically : a soldier's outfit usually not including clothes and weapons —usually used in plural b: an accessory item of clothing or equipment —usually used in plural 2: an identifying and often superficial characteristic or device —usually used in plural <accoutrements of power that define our diplomacy
(n) a supply or fund stored up and often hidden away (v) 1: to lay up a hoard of 2 : to keep (as one's thoughts) to oneself
1 a: one of the scriptural fathers of the human race or of the Hebrew people b: a man who is father or founder c (1): the oldest member or representative of a group (2): a venerable old man d: a man who is head of a patriarchy
1 : to fill especially with food to satiety 2 : to flood (the market) with goods so that supply exceeds demand
1 : to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for-- often demonstratively : mourn 2 : to regret strongly
chiefly British variant of plow; an implement used to cut, lift, and turn over soil especially in preparing a seedbed
1 a: to give a false impression of b: to present an appearance not in agreement with 2 a: to show (something) to be false or wrong b: to run counter to : contradict
the act of subjugating by cruelty; a feeling of being heavily weighed down in mind or body
an undertaking that is dangerous, daring or of uncertain outcome; a business enterprise involving some risk in the expectation of gain
archaic: to plunder or sack; modern: a farm implement for plowing; to inflice great distress or torment on
to make beautiful as by ornamentation; decorate: or to add ornamental or fictitious details to
given to excess in consumption, especially of food or drink; indulging in something to excess
A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock
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