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a small tree bearing long pendulous racemes of bright yellow flowers followed
by pods of poisonous seeds
Characterized or affected by trembling or quivering from nervous agitation or weakness, of mental or physical origin; hence, fearful, timorous.
Characterized by, or indicative of, gloomy ill-humour or moody silence.
Fair, pretty, beautiful, 'nice'.
To establish in a place or position for the purpose.
Characterized by unwillingness to move, act, or make any exertion; marked by
languid indifference as to what goes on around one, or as to what one has to do.
a. Troubled with doubts or scruples of conscience; over-nice or meticulous in matters of right and wrong; b. Prone to hesitate or doubt; distrustful; cautious or meticulous
in acting, deciding,
Exhibiting or prone to peevish impatience or irritability, esp. over trivial matters; childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
Characterized by pleasurable relaxation.
Overlaid wholly or in parts with a thin coating of gold.
The doctrine or theory of ethics in which pleasure is regarded as the chief good,
or the proper end of action.
Public speech or published text in praise of a person or thing; a laudatory discourse; a eulogy, an encomium
Any principle or precept expressed in few words; a short pithy sentence containing a truth of general import; a maxim.
Full of, subject to, or characterized by caprice; guided by whim or fancy rather than by judgement or settled purpose; whimsical, humoursome.
Shabbily dull in colour or appearance; without brightness, smartness, or freshness.
Lacking depth or intensity of colour; faint or feeble in colour; spec. (of the face) wan, pale, esp. from illness, shock, etc.
Of the nature of cheap finery; showy or gaudy without real value
person's facial features or expression (originally freq. considered as indicative of the mind and character); the face, the countenance.
The condition of being bruised in heart; sorrow or affliction of mind for some fault or injury done; spec. penitence for sin
To treat (a person) as a 'lion' or celebrity; to make a 'lion' of.
Characterized by or exhibiting ferocity or cruelty; fierce, cruel, savage, barbarous.
A quantity of thread or yarn, wound to a certain length upon a reel, and usually put
up in a kind of loose knot.
Blood-red; Hopeful or confident with reference to some particular issue (often of temperament).
of low repute; despicable, wretched; self-abasing, servile, obsequious.
Knowledge, understanding; also acquaintance.
Dirty, foul, filthy; repellent through want of cleanness or tidiness; in later use, mean
Difficult to understand; obscure, recondite
A hater of mankind; a person who distrusts and avoids other people.
Firmly established by long continuance; long-established; deep-rooted; obstinate.
(Now mostly of things evil.)
Having no money, penniless; in want of money
That with or in which a person is arrayed or attired; †ornament, adornment (obs.);
clothing, dress, apparel.
The jargon, slang, or peculiar phraseology of a class, orig. that of thieves and rogues.
A person who has withdrawn or secluded himself from the world; usually one
who has done so for religious reasons, a recluse, a hermit.
1) Given to or characterized by licentiousness; debauched; 2) Recklessly extravagant, esp. with money; wasteful. (also, A profligate person.)
Bad or depraved beyond correction or reform: of persons, their habits, etc.
The disposition or the feelings characteristic of an enemy; ill-will, hatred.
Sorrow for sin or offense committed, together with the desire for and intention
of amendment; repentance.
adj. Of the skin or complexion: Having a sickly yellow or brownish yellow colour.
Shrunken and dried up, thin and shriveled.
Characterized by abundance. Of a person, institution, etc.: very generous; bountiful. Of a gift or sum of money: larger or more generous than is usual or necessary.
Having an offensive smell; stinking.
To make selections from with a (usually unfair or mischievous) purpose; to mutilate
(a statement, writing, etc.) with a view to misrepresentation.
To bring together for comparison; to compare carefully and exactly, in order to ascertain points of agreement and difference.
A parchment or other writing surface on which the original text has been effaced or partially erased, and then overwritten by another; a manuscript in which later writing has been superimposed on earlier (effaced) writing.
To increase rapidly in number; to become numerous or widespread.
To censure, to condemn; to denounce vehemently or in scathing terms
(adj) Having the power of assuaging pain; (n) Anything that soothes wounded or
excited feelings, or that lessens the sense of a misfortune.
Of, pertaining to or of the nature of sugar; characteristic of sugar; sugary.
1) An actual halo of radiating light; esp. in Astron. that seen in eclipses; 2) the gold
disc surrounding the head (or ? the whole figure) in early pictures, and denoting the glory of the personage represented.
To lower in quality, value, or character; to make base, degrade; to adulterate.
To regard with feelings of respect and reverence; to look upon as something exalted, hallowed, or sacred; to reverence or revere.
Having great variety or diversity; having many and various parts, aspects, types, etc. Also (with plural noun): many and various.
Any office or position which has no work or duties attached to it, esp. one which yields some stipend or emolument.
A self-evident truth, esp. one of minor importance; a statement so obviously true as not to require or deserve discussion
The condition of being weary whether in body or mind; a flagging of the bodily or mental powers; indifference to exertion; weariness; an instance of this.
Eagle-like; esp. of the nose or features: Curved like an eagle's beak, hooked.
(n) A device for punishment, usually consisting of a wooden framework mounted on a post, with holes or rings for trapping the head and hands, in which an offender was confined so as to be subjected to public ridicule, abuse, assault, etc; (v) To abuse, ridicule, or defame (a person or thing); to expose to public abuse or ridicule; to reproach.
Of a person: elegant and refined in manners; courteous, civil; suave, sophisticated.
Making a harsh, grating or creaking noise; loud and harsh, shrill.
The sound made by a bell when struck or rung, esp. the sound of a bell rung slowly
and solemnly, as immediately after a death or at a funeral.
To put another thing in the place of; to find or provide a replacement for.
One who is zealous or full of zeal; one who pursues his object with passionate
ardour; usually in disparaging sense, one who is carried away by excess of zeal.
To bring or restore to a normal or proper condition; to set right.
Having a fair or attractive appearance or character, calculated to make a
favourable impression on the mind, but in reality devoid of the qualities apparently possessed.
To evade (one's duty, work, obligations, etc.)
A loud noise; particularly a continued confused or resonant sound, which stuns or
distresses the ear.
To change from one state, condition, or direction to another; to alter, shift about, give way.
Done by stealth or with the hope of escaping observation; clandestine, surreptitious, secret, unperceived
Devoid of briskness; failing to produce an agreeable effect on the palate; flat, insipid.
Abundant or numerous to the point of excess; more than sufficient.
A protestation, an objection; an expression of disapproval or disagreement;
Having different significations equally appropriate or plausible; capable of
double interpretation; ambiguous.
Causing horror or revulsion.