Manhattan Prep - GRE Vocabulary
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(n) the action or fact of abasing or being abased; humiliation or degradation.
(v) cause to become smaller or less intense.
(adj) departing from an accepted standard.
(v) regard with disgust and hatred.
(adj) inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
(v) solemnly renounce (a belief, cause, or claim).
(n) the action or an act of abolishing a system, practice, or institution.
(adv) side by side and facing the same way.
(v) shorten (a book, movie, speech, or other text) without losing the sense.
(adj) difficult to understand; obscure.
(n) an award or privilege granted as a special honor or as an acknowledgment of merit.
(v) (of sums of money or benefits) be received by someone in regular or increasing amounts over time.
(n) the process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group.
(adj) (especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.
(n) bitterness or ill feeling.
(n) Insurance. a person who computes premium rates, dividends, risks, etc., according to probabilities based on statistical records.
(n) the ability to make good judgments and quick decisions, typically in a particular domain.
(n) someone who supports a particular party, person, or set of ideas.
(n) the quality of adhering; steady devotion, support, allegiance, or attachment:
(adj) clever or skillful in using the hands or mind.
(adj) excessively praising or admiring.
concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
a set of principles underlying and guiding the work of a particular artist or artistic movement.
(n) pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite:
(n) showing or expressing no emotion
(n) a spontaneous or natural liking or sympathy for someone or something.
(v) state as a fact; assert strongly and publicly.
(adj) (especially of a group or area) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
(v) collect or form into a mass or group.
(v) to afflict with pain, anxiety, etc.
(adj) filled with horror or shock.
(adj) of or relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
(adv) with hands on the hips and elbows turned outward.
(n) a very large oceanic bird related to the shearwaters, with long narrow wings.
(n) the state or experience of being isolated from a group or an activity to which one should belong or in which one should be involved.
(adj) a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
(adj) powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating; seductive.
(v) combine or unite to form one organization or structure.
(n) a person considered contemptibly inept at a particular activity.
(v) make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
(adj) (of a person) open and responsive to suggestion; easily persuaded or controlled. (of a thing) capable of being acted upon in a particular way; susceptible to.
(v) make minor changes in (a text) in order to make it fairer, more accurate, or more up-to-date.
(adj) having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
(adj) (of relations between people) having a spirit of friendliness; without serious disagreement or rancor.
(adj) characterized by or showing goodwill; friendly; peaceable
(n) a friendly relationship.
(n) not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral.
(adj) without a clearly defined shape or form.
(v) reduce or extinguish (a debt) by money regularly put aside.
(adj) something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, especially a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time
(n) a person who believes that government and laws are not necessary
(n) something or someone that one vehemently dislikes.
(adj) (of an account) not necessarily true or reliable, because based on personal accounts rather than facts or research.
(n) a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
(adj) suffering from anemia. lacking in color, spirit, or vitality.
(v) add notes to (a text or diagram) giving explanation or comment.
(n) something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. plural
(adj) deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected.
(n) something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. singular
(n) lack of the usual social or ethical standards in an individual or group.
(n) active hostility or opposition.
(adj) showing or feeling active opposition or hostility toward someone or something.
(v) precede in time; come before (something) in date.
(adj) ridiculously old-fashioned.
(v) regard as probable; expect or predict.
(n) a deep-seated feeling of dislike; aversion.
(adj) old-fashioned or outdated.
(adj) directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.
(adj) showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
(n) lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
(v) imitate the behavior or manner of (someone or something), especially in an absurd or unthinking way.
(n) the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point.
(n) a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
(adj) describing or prophesying the complete destruction of the world.
(n) writings or reports not considered genuine.
(adj) (of a story or statement) of doubtful authenticity, although widely circulated as being true.
(n) a formal written defense of one's opinions or conduct.
(n) a person who offers an argument in defense of something controversial.
(v) pacify or placate (someone) by acceding to their demands. relieve or satisfy (a demand or a feeling).
(n) a name or title. the action of giving a name to a person or thing.
(v) divide and allocate.
(n) approval or praise.
(v) take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission. devote (money or assets) to a special purpose.
(n) take (something) for one's own use, typically without the owner's permission. devote (money or assets) to a special purpose.
(n) a natural ability to do something.
(adj) (of a person's nose) hooked or curved like an eagle's beak.
(n) a covered passageway with arches along one or both sides.
(adj) any real or imaginary place offering peace and simplicity.
(adj) very old or old-fashioned.
(adj) involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
(adj) (of land or a climate) having little or no rain; too dry or barren to support vegetation. lacking in interest, excitement, or meaning.
(adj) distinguished in manners or bearing.
(adj) striking; eye-catching.
(adj) (of a person or action) clever or skillful, typically in a crafty or cunning way. showing creative skill or taste.
(adj) skillful or clever in adapting means to ends; ingenious
(adj) (of a person or a person's words) having or showing the ability to speak fluently and coherently. (v) express (an idea or feeling) fluently and coherently.
(n) an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest.
(n) clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.
(n) a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
(adj) without guile or deception.
(n) the act of rising to an important position or a higher level.
(n) a climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.
(v) find (something) out for certain; make sure of.
(adj) characterized by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons. (n) a person who practices severe self-discipline and abstention.
(n) severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
(adv) with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval.
(n) harshness of tone or manner.
(n) (v) the expression of approval or agreement.
(v) state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.
(adj) showing great care and perseverance.
(n) the act or process of assimilating, or of absorbing information, experiences, etc.
(v) make (an unpleasant feeling) less intense.
(n) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee. an institution offering shelter and support to people who are mentally ill.
(adj) having parts that fail to correspond to one another in shape, size, or arrangement; lacking symmetry.
(v) provide or serve as clear evidence of.
(n) an official inspection of an individual's or organization's accounts, typically by an independent body. (v) conduct an official financial examination of (an individual's or organization's accounts).
(n) a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, usually near the northern or southern magnetic pole.
(n) sternness or severity of manner or attitude.
(n) a self-taught person.
(adj) (n) providing supplementary or additional help and support.
(n) (adj) new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them.
(adj) having or showing an extreme greed for wealth or material gain.
(v) state or assert to be the case.
(adj) having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
(n) a strong dislike or disinclination.
(n) divide (a region or body) into smaller mutually hostile states or groups.
(adj) so lacking in originality as to be obvious and boring.
(n) the fact or condition of being banal; unoriginality.
(n) a cause of great distress or annoyance.
(adj) destructive; pernicious
(adj) relating to or denoting a style of European architecture, music, and art of the 17th and 18th centuries that followed mannerism and is characterized by ornate detail
(n) (v) a conceptual structure or entity on which something draws or depends.
(adj) without foundation in fact.
(v) revel in and make the most of (something pleasing).
(v) greatly impress (someone) with brilliance or skill.
(n) a scene of uproar and confusion.
(v) charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way. help (time) pass pleasantly.
(v) (of an appearance) fail to give a true notion or impression of (something); disguise or contradict.
(n) literature regarded as a fine art, especially as having a purely aesthetic function.
(adj) demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
(adj) (of a person) generous or doing good. resulting in good.
(adj) gentle; kindly.
(v) ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something; implore; entreat.
(v) damage the reputation of (someone or something) in the opinion of others. make (something) dirty or discolored.
(adj) strongly infatuated. intoxicated; drunk.
(v) divide into two branches or forks.
(adj) of or involving the agreement or cooperation of two political parties that usually oppose each other's policies.
(n) a flattering or pleasing statement or action used to persuade someone gently to do something.
(adj) (of bad behavior) done openly and unashamedly. completely lacking in subtlety; very obvious.
(adj) extremely happy; full of joy.
(adj) showing a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper.
(adj) eager to shed blood.
(v) make or become less sharp.
(v) be an omen of a particular outcome.
(v) to sink in or as if in a bog
(adj) not genuine or true; fake.
(adj) (of a person, event, or behavior) noisy, energetic, and cheerful; rowdy.
(v) support or strengthen; prop up.
(adj) high-sounding but with little meaning; inflated.
(n) a witty remark.
(n) a chimpanzee with a black face and black hair, found in the rain forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).
(n) work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value. (v) waste money or time on unnecessary or questionable projects.
(adj) rough and bad-mannered; coarse.
(adj) supporting or promoting something enthusiastically, and often uncritically.
(v) carry out (a task) badly or carelessly.
(v) wave or flourish (something, especially a weapon) as a threat or in anger or excitement.
(n) (v) an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct. make a gap in and break through (a wall, barrier, or defense).
(n) a structure carrying a road, path, railroad, or canal across a river, ravine, road, railroad, or other obstacle.
(n) a small stream.
(adj) abrupt or offhand in speech or manner.
(n) savage physical violence; great cruelty.
(adj) of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
(n) the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other fluid. an optimistic and cheerful disposition.
(v) begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
(v) move in an energetic or noisy manner. make (someone) move hurriedly in a particular direction. (of a place) be full of activity.
(n) (v) a projecting support of stone or brick built against a wall. a source of defense or support. increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.
(v) provide (a building or structure) with projecting supports built against its walls. increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce. (past tense)
(adj) (of a system or situation) excessively complicated, typically involving a great deal of administrative detail.
(n) a secret political clique or faction.
(v) persuade someone to do something by sustained coaxing or flattery.
(adj) showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others.
(n) the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation; slander.
(n) the quality of being open and honest in expression; frankness.
(adj) having or showing shrewdness and good judgment, especially in money or business matters.
(v) to sanction or approve authoritatively, especially ecclesiastically.
(adj) given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.
(v) reprimand (someone) severely.
(n) a person or thing that precipitates an event.
(n) the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.
(adj) (n) able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action. sarcastic in a scathing and bitter way.
(v) burn the skin or flesh of (a wound) with a heated instrument or caustic substance, typically to stop bleeding or prevent the wound from becoming infected.
(adj) showing a lack of proper concern; offhand.
(adj) greatly admired; renowned.
(adj) of the cerebrum of the brain.
(n) worthless things; trash. the husks of corn or other seed separated by winnowing or threshing. chopped hay and straw used as fodder.
(n) distress or embarrassment at having failed or been humiliated.
(n) an absurd pretense intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance.
(adj) exercising a compelling charm that inspires devotion in others.
(adj) cautiously or suspiciously reluctant to do something.
(v) scold or rebuke.
(v) scold or rebuke. (past tense)
(v) record (a related series of events) in a factual and detailed way.
(n) the arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence.
(v) restrict (something) within limits.
(v) quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.
(v) quote (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work. (present participle)
(n) (adj) a person who claims to have a supernatural ability to perceive events in the future or beyond normal sensory contact.
(n) (v) a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting vehemently.
(adj) kept secret or done secretively, especially because illicit.
(v) come together and form one mass or whole.
(n) a concluding event, remark, or section.
(adj) (of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing.
(adj) secret agreement or cooperation especially for an illegal or deceitful purpose
(adj) energetic but awkward in one's movements or behavior.
(n) (adj) an item of food. edible.
(n) a soldier specially trained to carry out raids.
(v) report on an event as it occurs, especially for a news or sports broadcast; provide a commentary.
(n) a group of people living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities.
(n) a political theory derived from Karl Marx, advocating class war and leading to a society in which all property is publicly owned and each person works and is paid according to their abilities and needs.
(n) a fellow citizen or national of a country.
(v) force or oblige (someone) to do something.
(n) a statement that a situation is unsatisfactory or unacceptable.
(n) a thing that completes or brings to perfection.
(adj) combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize the qualities of each other or another.
(adj) involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
(n) the action or capability of understanding something.
(v) admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it. surrender or yield (something that one possesses).
(n) excessive pride in oneself. a fanciful expression in writing or speech; an elaborate metaphor.
(n) the act of conceding or yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument
(adj) (n) naturally accompanying or associated.
(adj) existing in a material or physical form; real or solid; not abstract.
(v) accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue.
(v) grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right). have discussions; exchange opinions.
(v) cause surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by acting against their expectations.
(v) solidify or coagulate, especially by cooling. take shape or coalesce, especially to form a satisfying whole.
(adj) (of a person) pleasant because of a personality, qualities, or interests that are similar to one's own.
(n) (v) a number of different things or parts that are put or grouped together to form a whole but remain distinct entities.
(n) a formal meeting or series of meetings for discussion between delegates
(adj) in agreement or harmony. (of figures) identical in form; coinciding exactly when superimposed.
(adj) an opinion or idea formed without proof or sufficient evidence
(adj) relating to or denoting people descended from the same ancestor.
(n) the act of consecrating; dedication to the service and worship of a deity.
(n) the composition of something. a body of fundamental principles or established precedents according to which a state or other organization is acknowledged to be governed.
(adj) deserving contempt; despicable.
(n) heated disagreement. an assertion, especially one maintained in argument.
(v) engage in competition to attain (a position of power). oppose (an action, decision, or theory) as mistaken or wrong.
(n) goods that have been imported or exported illegally.
(adj) opposite in nature, direction, or meaning.
(v) violate the prohibition or order of (a law, treaty, or code of conduct).
(v) help to cause or bring about.
(adj) feeling or expressing remorse or penitence; affected by guilt.
(n) a thing that is created skillfully and inventively to serve a particular purpose.
(adj) created or arranged in a way that seems artificial and unrealistic.
(n) a confusing and difficult problem or question.
(adj) familiar by use or study (usually followed by with)
(adj) (of an atmosphere or event) friendly, lively, and enjoyable. (of a person) cheerful and friendly; jovial.
(adj) (especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
(adj) abundant in supply or quantity.
(n) an important quality or feature on which a particular thing depends or is based. a stone that forms the base of a corner of a building, joining two walls.
(v) confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
(v) confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding). (present participle)
(adj) familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures.
(v) to arrange or frame (words, a sentence, etc.); put into words; express
(adj) relating to or expressing what has not happened or is not the case.
(n) an argument, idea, or theme used to create a contrast with the main element. (v) emphasize by contrast.
(n) a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government. a notable or successful stroke or move.
(n) a small group of people or things. a small party or flock of birds, especially partridge.
(v) stretch out one's body or neck in order to see something.
(n) belief in or acceptance of something as true.
(adj) able to be believed; convincing. capable of persuading people that something will happen or be successful.
(adj) having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
(n) a game played on a lawn, in which colored wooden balls are driven through a series of wickets by means of mallets.
(n) individual of a nonobjective school of painting and sculpture developed in Paris in the early 20th century, characterized by the reduction and fragmentation of natural forms into abstract, often geometric structures usually rendered as a set of discrete planes
(v) reach a climax or point of highest development.
(n) the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.
(adj) deserving blame.
(v) try to acquire or develop (a quality, sentiment, or skill).
(n) the process of trying to acquire or develop a quality or skill.
(adj) large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use; unwieldy. slow or complicated and therefore inefficient.
(adj) having or showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion. (n) skill in achieving one's ends by deceit.
(v) restrain or keep in check.
(adj) rudely brief.
(v) reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on. deprive someone of (something).
(n) a woman.
(adj) seeming difficult to deal with in anticipation; intimidating.
(adj) showing fearlessness and determination.
(n) a scarcity or lack of something.
(n) a sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.
(adj) reduced in quality or value.
(n) excessive indulgence in sensual pleasures.
(v) depart suddenly or secretly, especially to relocate one's business or household in another area.
(n) to discover the meaning of (anything obscure or difficult to trace or understand)
(adj) of the nature of or making a declaration.
(v) regard or consider in a specified way.
(v) damage the good reputation of (someone); slander or libel.
(adj) open in principle to revision, valid objection, forfeiture, or annulment.
(v) put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone.
(adj) not having enough of a specified quality or ingredient.
(v) sully, mar, or spoil. desecrate or profane (something sacred).
(adj) (of a conclusion or agreement) done or reached decisively and with authority.
(adj) neatly skillful and quick in one's movements. demonstrating skill and cleverness.
(adv) neatly skillful and quick in one's movements. demonstrating skill and cleverness.
(n) neatly skillful and quick in one's movements. demonstrating skill and cleverness.
(v) treat or regard (someone) with contempt or disrespect. break down or deteriorate chemically.
(n) to treat (someone or something) like a god or goddess
(v) worship, regard, or treat (someone or something) as a god. (past participle)
(v) worship, regard, or treat (someone or something) as a god.
(adj) causing harm or damage.
(adj) done consciously and intentionally. (v) engage in long and careful consideration.
(v) determine the limits or boundaries of.
(v) describe or portray (something) precisely. indicate the exact position of (a border or boundary).
(adj) (typically of a young person or that person's behavior) showing or characterized by a tendency to commit crime, particularly minor crime.
(v) research or make painstaking inquiries into something.
(adj) a political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason
(v) set the boundaries or limits of. separate or distinguish from.
(adj) causing someone to lose their dignity and the respect of others.
(n) a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.
(v) portray as wicked and threatening.
(n) the action of declaring something to be untrue. the refusal of something requested or desired.
(v) criticize unfairly; disparage.
(v) show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form. portray in words; describe.
(adj) deserving strong condemnation. shockingly bad in quality.
(v) remove from office suddenly and forcefully. testify to or give (evidence) on oath, typically in a written statement.
(v) express disapproval of.
(v) diminish in value over a period of time. disparage or belittle (something).
(n) the lack or denial of something considered to be a necessity.
(adj) (typically of an artist or work of art) imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason. (n) something that is based on another source.
(v) lacking interest, passion, or energy. remove the moisture from (something, especially food), typically in order to preserve it.
(n) the action of choosing a place for a special purpose or giving it a special status.
(n) a ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically one who exercises it in a cruel or oppressive way.
(adj) lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm. occurring randomly or occasionally.
(v) dislike intensely.
(n) the state of being harmed or damaged.
(n) the action of departing from an established course or accepted standard.
(adj) entirely lacking or free from.
(adj) relating to the logical discussion of ideas and opinions. concerned with or acting through opposing forces.
(n) a straight line passing from side to side through the center of a body or figure, especially a circle or sphere.
(n) a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
(adj) unpredictable and potentially dangerous.
(adj) intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. in the manner of a teacher, particularly so as to treat someone in a patronizing way.
(adj) modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence.
(n) a person who cultivates an area of interest, such as the arts, without real commitment or knowledge.
(n) careful and persistent work or effort.
(adj) (of a situation or event) extremely serious or urgent.
(n) a state or feeling of being dissatisfied with the people in authority and no longer willing to support them.
(v) refuse to acknowledge; deny.
(adj) disturbing to one's composure or self-possession; upsetting, discomfiting.
(v) deduct an amount from (the usual price of something). regard (a possibility, fact, or person) as being unworthy of consideration because it lacks credibility.
(n) written or spoken communication or debate.
(adj) careful and circumspect in one's speech or actions, especially in order to avoid causing offense or to gain an advantage.
(n) a lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
(adj) available for use at the discretion of the user.
(n) a reluctance or lack of enthusiasm.
(adj) not candid or sincere, typically by pretending that one knows less about something than one really does.
(adj) not influenced by considerations of personal advantage.
(v) regard or represent as being of little worth.
(v) (n) send off to a destination or for a purpose. deal with (a task, problem, or opponent) quickly and efficiently.
(n) exemption from a rule or usual requirement.
(n) the action or process of distributing things or people over a wide area.
(adj) inducing feelings of anxiety or worry.
(v) conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs.
(v) spread or disperse (something, especially information) widely.
(v) (n) hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
(n) to spend or use wastefully or extravagantly; squander; deplete
(adj) lax in morals; licentious.
(n) the closing down or dismissal of an assembly, partnership, or official body.
(n) a tension or clash resulting from the combination of two disharmonious or unsuitable elements.
(v) persuade (someone) not to take a particular course of action.
(n) to spread in all directions; expand; swell
(n) a difference or contrast between similar things or people.
(v) pull or twist out of shape.
(adj) tending to be different or develop in different directions.
(adj) tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
(adj) persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious
(adj) inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.
(n) a woman who is the most respected or prominent person in a particular field.
(adj) (of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.
(v) prepare a preliminary version of (a text). select (a person or group of people) for a certain purpose.
(n) the theory and practice of dramatic composition.
(adj) free from moisture or liquid; not wet or moist. bare or lacking adornment.
(adj) (especially of sound) sweet and soothing (often used ironically).
(adj) (v) lacking interest or excitement. lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen.
(adv) in a deceitful manner
(n) deceitfulness; double-dealing. doubleness.
(n) (v) fine, dry powder consisting of tiny particles of earth or waste matter lying on the ground or on surfaces or carried in the air. cover lightly with a powdered substance.
(v) diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength.
(adj) an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
(n) (v) a characteristic or identifying feature. designate (something, typically funds or resources) for a particular purpose.
(adj) resembling or suggestive of earth or soil. (of a person) direct and uninhibited; hearty. (of humor) somewhat coarse or crude.
(adj) cheerful and full of energy.
(adj) (n) deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
(n) The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments. (plural)
(n) The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments. (singular)
(n) to wipe out; do away with; expunge
(n) (v) a change that is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.
(adj) (of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typical of a woman; unmanly.
(adj) (of a person) affected, overrefined, and ineffectual. no longer capable of effective action.
(adj) (typically of something inanimate or abstract) successful in producing a desired or intended result; effective.
(adj) expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an unrestrained or heartfelt manner.
(n) a self-centered or selfish person
(adj) outstandingly bad; shocking.
(v) completely remove or get rid of (something). exclude (someone or something) from consideration.
(n) a select part of a group that is superior to the rest in terms of ability or qualities.
(n) a person who believes that a system or society should be ruled or dominated by an elite.
(n) fluent or persuasive speaking or writing.
(adj) fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing. clearly expressing or indicating something.
(v) evade or escape from (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skillful or cunning way. (of an idea or fact) fail to be grasped or remembered by (someone). (of an achievement, or something desired or pursued) fail to be attained by (someone).
(v) conspicuously inscribe or display (a design) on something. depict (a heraldic device).
(adj) serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept; symbolic.
(n) fame or recognized superiority, especially within a particular sphere or profession.
(adj) based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic.
(v) match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation.
(v) be filled with a feeling of love for. have a liking or admiration for.
(n) a burden or impediment.
(v) (adj) cause (someone) to feel drained of energy or vitality; weaken.
(adj) difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.
(adj) very angry; furious.
(v) give intense pleasure or joy to.
(v) preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
(n) preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
(v) happen or occur afterward or as a result.
(v) involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
(n) an earnest or humble request.
(n) an indefinite and very long period of time, often a period exaggerated for humorous or rhetorical effect.
(n) things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time.
(adj) lasting for a very short time.
(adj) fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
(v) be a perfect example of.
(n) a period of time in history or a person's life, typically one marked by notable events or particular characteristics.
(adj) (of a person) not easily disturbed or angered; calm and even-tempered. not varying or fluctuating greatly.
(n) mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation.
(n) a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.
(adj) fair and impartial.
(adj) open to more than one interpretation; ambiguous.
(v) use ambiguous language so as to conceal the truth or avoid committing oneself.
(n) the use of ambiguous language to conceal the truth or to avoid committing oneself; prevarication.
(n) the complete destruction of something.
(adj) (especially of workplace design) intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.
(adj) (n) serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous
(v) gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
(adj) not real or genuine.
(adj) (adv) former.
(adj) having or showing great knowledge or learning.
(n) the quality of having or showing great knowledge or learning; scholarship.
(v) deliberately avoid using; abstain from.
(v) respect and admire.
(n) the fact of no longer being on friendly terms or part of a social group.
(n) the study of the origin of words and the way in which their meanings have changed throughout history.
(v) praise highly in speech or writing.
(adv) the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.
(n) the quality of being pleasing to the ear, especially through a harmonious combination of words.
(adj) soon passing out of sight, memory, or existence; quickly fading or disappearing.
(n) an act or instance of escaping, avoiding, or shirking something
(adj) tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly.
(v) reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling).
(v) bring or recall to the conscious mind.
(v) bring or recall to the conscious mind. (present participle)
(v) make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
(adj) making great demands on one's skill, attention, or other resources.
(n) (v) a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licenses granted for certain activities.
(n) to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally
(adj) intensely painful. mentally agonizing; very embarrassing, awkward, or tedious.
(v) show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing.
(adj) explanatory; interpretative.
(n) a person or thing serving as a typical example or excellent model.
(adj) serving as a desirable model; representing the best of its kind. (of a punishment) serving as a warning or deterrent.
(adj) examining, including, or considering all elements or aspects; fully comprehensive.
(adj) (of a price or amount charged) unreasonably high.
(n) to enlarge in discourse or writing; be copious in description or discussion
(n) a person who lives outside their native country. (v) settle oneself abroad.
(v) analyze and develop (an idea or principle) in detail.
(adj) stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
(adv) stated clearly and in detail, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
(v) make full use of and derive benefit from (a resource). (n) a bold or daring feat.
(adj) spoken or done without preparation.
(v) root out and destroy completely.
(v) extend the application of (a method or conclusion, especially one based on statistics) to an unknown situation by assuming that existing trends will continue or similar methods will be applicable.
(v) (of a person) display (an emotion or quality) strongly and openly. discharge (moisture or a smell) slowly and steadily.
(v) invent or concoct (something), typically with deceitful intent. construct or manufacture (something, especially an industrial product), especially from prepared components.
(adj) treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humor; flippant.
(adj) (especially of a theory or argument) appearing neat and comprehensive only by ignoring the true complexities of an issue; superficial. (of success, especially in sports) easily achieved; effortless.
(n) a small, organized, dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics. a state of conflict within an organization; dissension.
(adj) based on a mistaken belief.
(n) a mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound argument.
(adj) (of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealistic. designed to be exotically ornamental rather than practical.
(adj) conceived or appearing as if conceived by an unrestrained imagination; odd and remarkable; bizarre; grotesque
(n) an absurd event.
(adj) of or resembling a farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.
(n) extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
(n) someone with extreme right-wing, authoritarian, or intolerant views or practice.
(adj) very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail.
(adj) silly and pointless.
(n) formal acknowledgment of this.
(adj) lacking initiative or strength of character; irresponsible.
(adj) producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile.
(adj) having or displaying a passionate intensity.
(v) (of a negative feeling or a problem) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
(adj) smelling extremely unpleasant.
(v) restrict or restrain (someone) in an unfair or undesirable fashion.
(adj) changing frequently, especially as regards one's loyalties, interests, or affection.
(n) faithfulness to a person, cause, or belief, demonstrated by continuing loyalty and support. the degree of exactness with which something is copied or reproduced.
(adj) involving trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary. (n) a trustee
(adj) departing from a literal use of words; metaphorical.
(n) the last part of a piece of music, a performance, or a public event, especially when particularly dramatic or exciting.
(v) surprise (someone) greatly; astonish.
(v) mark (an item) for attention or treatment in a specified way. direct (someone) to go in the specified direction by waving a flag or using hand signals.
(adj) (of something considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
(adj) (of a person or their behavior) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
(n) a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped.
(v) openly disregard (a rule, law or convention).
(v) perplex (someone) greatly; bewilder.
(n) a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone's character.
(v) (n) (adj) lose or be deprived of (property or a right or privilege) as a penalty for wrongdoing.
(n) excessive adherence to prescribed forms.
(n) a thing at which someone excels.
(adj) happening by accident or chance rather than design.
(v) encourage or promote the development of (something, typically something regarded as good).
(adj) open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters.
(n) the point at which a plan or project is realized.
(n) an expression of vehement protest.
(adj) incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
(n) an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.
(n) an unintentional act or remark causing embarrassment to its originator; a blunder.
(v) deny or contradict (a fact or statement). speak against or oppose (someone).
(n) a low, flat ship with one or more sails and up to three banks of oars, chiefly used for warfare, trade, and piracy.
(v) shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action.
(n) a device, action, or opening remark, typically one entailing a degree of risk, that is calculated to gain an advantage.
(n) the complete range or scope of something.
(adj) excessively talkative, especially on trivial matters.
(adj) lacking ease or grace; unsophisticated and socially awkward.
(n) a stout glove with a long loose wrist.
(adj) friendly and cheerful.
(adj) polite, refined, or respectable, often in an affected or ostentatious way.
(adj) relevant to a subject under consideration.
(adj) (n) covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint.
(n) the substance or essence of a speech or text.
(adj) pompous or extravagant in language, style, or manner, especially in a way that is intended to impress.
(adj) (of a person) fond of company; sociable.
(adj) having or streaked with gray hair.
(adj) (n) comically or repulsively ugly or distorted.
(adj) devoid of guile; innocent and without deception.
(n) an external form, appearance, or manner of presentation, typically concealing the true nature of something.
(v) shoot someone with a gun. cause (an engine) to race.
(n) (in Hinduism and Buddhism) a spiritual teacher, especially one who imparts initiation. an influential teacher or popular expert.
(v) make or become accustomed or used to something.
(adj) (of a phrase or idea) lacking significance through having been overused; unoriginal and trite.
(n) a subatomic particle of a type including the baryons and mesons that can take part in the strong interaction.
(adj) (of a person, especially an elderly one) strong and healthy.
(n) a mark stamped on articles of gold, silver, or platinum in Britain, certifying their standard of purity.
(n) a small settlement, generally one smaller than a village.
(n) any of five tendons at the back of a person's knee.
(adj) (especially of a person) unfortunate.
(n) a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another. a forerunner of something.
(adj) robust; capable of enduring difficult conditions.
(v) be in the leading position on. give a title or caption to.
(v) talk to (someone) in a bullying way.
(n) the pursuit of pleasure; sensual self-indulgence.
(v) pay attention to; take notice of.
(adj) ruling or dominant in a political or social context.
(n) leadership or dominance, especially by one country or social group over others.
(n) the skill or function of a man who steers a ship.
(v) (of a person) suffer a hemorrhage. expend (money) in large amounts in a seemingly uncontrollable manner.
(v) be a sign that (something) is about to happen. acclaim.
(adj) (n) a method or theory of interpretation.
(adj) (of a seal or closure) complete and airtight.
(adj) not conforming with accepted or orthodox standards or beliefs.
(adj) diverse in character or content.
(adj) enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves.
(adj) of the nature of a hierarchy; arranged in order of rank.
(n) an arrangement or classification of things according to relative importance or inclusiveness.
(v) create difficulties for (someone or something), resulting in delay or obstruction.
(n) a thing that provides resistance, delay, or obstruction to something or someone.
(v) depend entirely on. attach or join with or as if with a hinge.
(n) the often uncharted areas beyond a coastal district or a river's banks. an area lying beyond what is visible or known.
(adj) (n) overly theatrical or melodramatic in character or style.
(v) (n) walk in an awkward way, typically because of pain from an injury. a rope or strap used for hobbling a horse or other animal.
(n) a confused mixture.
(adj) of the same kind; alike.
(v) sharpen (a blade). refine or perfect (something) over a period of time.
(v) fill with cavities or tunnels. infiltrate and undermine.
(adj) (n) a title or word implying or expressing high status, politeness, or respect.
(adj) causing horror or shock
(n) a building in which people meet for a particular activity. (adj) of or relating to a business, institution, or society. (v) provide space for; accommodate.
(v) make (something) more humane or civilized.
(v) use (resources) economically; conserve.
(n) exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
(n) exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, especially among a group of people.
(n) the action of attacking or assertively rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices.
(adj) characterized by attack on cherished beliefs or institutions.
(n) someone who very strongly supports and is guided by the ideology of a particular group
(adj) the body of doctrine, myth, belief, etc., that guides an individual, social movement, institution, class, or large group.
(n) a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light ).
(adj) peculiar or individual.
(adj) (v) without purpose or effect; pointless.
(adj) deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
(adj) opposed to liberal principles; restricting freedom of thought or behavior.
(adj) forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
(v) inspire or permeate with a feeling or quality.
(adj) unimportant under the circumstances; irrelevant.
(adj) not sensible or restrained; excessive.
(v) kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning.
(v) confer enduring fame upon.
(adj) unchanging over time or unable to be changed.
(n) (v) the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with another. have a strong effect on someone or something.
(adj) treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just.
(n) treating all rivals or disputants equally; fair and just.
(n) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
(adj) (of behavior, performance, or appearance) in accordance with the highest standards of propriety; faultless.
(adj) having little or no money.
(v) delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
(n) a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.
(adj) impossible to pass through or enter.
(v) put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.
(adj) assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering.
(adj) unable to be affected by.
(adj) not showing respect or reverence, especially for a god.
(n) not to be appeased, mollified, or pacified; inexorable
(adj) implied though not plainly expressed. with no qualification or question; absolute.
(adj) of great significance or value; likely to have a profound effect on success, survival, or well-being.
(adj)_ persistent, especially to the point of annoyance or intrusion.
(adj) unable to take effective action; helpless or powerless.
(v) make (someone) feel admiration and respect. make a mark or design on (an object) using a stamp or seal; imprint.
(adj) not having or showing foresight; spendthrift or thoughtless.
(adj) not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
(n) an attribution, as of fault or crime; accusation.
(adj) (n) (of a device or attack) designed to cause fires.
(adj) very angry; enraged.
(v) provide (someone) with an incentive for doing something.
(adj) just begun and so not fully formed or developed; rudimentary.
(adj) in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop. (of a person) developing into a specified type or role.
(v) encourage or stir up (violent or unlawful behavior).
(adj) not in harmony or keeping with the surroundings or other aspects of something.
(adj) not important or significant.
(adj) (of a person or their tendencies) not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed.
(adj) (n) necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility. the holder of an office or post.
(adj) not able to be read or understood.
(v) compensate (someone) for harm or loss. secure (someone) against legal responsibility for their actions.
(adj) not able to be definitely ascertained, calculated, or identified. (of a dispute or difficulty) not able to be resolved.
(adj) not exactly known, established, or defined.
(n) lack of interest, concern, or sympathy. unimportance.
(adj) feeling or showing anger or annoyance at what is perceived as unfair treatment.
(adv) unquestionably real, valid, or the like.
(n) avoidance of activity or exertion; laziness.
(adj) not producing any or the desired effect. (of a person) lacking the ability or qualities to cope with a role or situation.
(adj) without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit
(adv) as is certain to happen; unavoidably.
(adj) impossible to stop or prevent. (of a person) impossible to persuade by request or entreaty.
(adj) extremely small.
(n) physical or mental weakness.
(v) fill; pervade.
(adj) (of a person) clever, original, and inventive.
(n) the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.
(adj) (of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting.
(adj) existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
(adj) tending to obstruct or harm. unfriendly; hostile.
(v) introduce (a new or different element) into something, especially as a boost or interruption.
(n) a slight knowledge or suspicion; a hint.
(adj) not harmful or offensive.
(adj) introducing new ideas; original and creative in thinking.
(n) an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.
(adj) too many to be counted (often used hyperbolically).
(n) a period of prolonged and intensive questioning or investigation.
(v) write or carve (words or symbols) on something, especially as a formal or permanent record.
(adv) incapable of feeling or perceiving; deprived of sensation; unconscious, as a person after a violent blow
(adj) proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but with harmful effects. treacherous; crafty.
(adj) having or showing an accurate and deep understanding; perceptive.
(n) the capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of a person or thing. a deep understanding of a person or thing.
(v) suggest or hint (something bad or reprehensible) in an indirect and unpleasant way.
(adj) lacking flavor. lacking vigor or interest.
(adj) showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.
(adj) unable to pay debts owed.
(n) casual lack of concern; indifference.
(v) bring about or initiate (an action or event). incite someone to do something, especially something bad.
(n) the action or process of instigating an action or event.
(adj) too great to be overcome.
(n) a thing intended; an aim or plan.
(v) place (a corpse) in a grave or tomb, typically with funeral rites.
(n) a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
(n) an intervening period of time.
(v) insert (something) between fixed points.
(v) scatter among or between other things; place here and there. diversify (a thing or things) with other things at intervals.
(n) refusing to agree or compromise; uncompromising; inflexible.
(adj) fearless; adventurous (often used for rhetorical or humorous effect).
(v) overwhelm (someone) with things or people to be dealt with.
(v) accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
(v) persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
(n) the action of formally investing a person with honors or rank.
(n) an extremely small amount.
(adj) having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.
(adj) feeling or characterized by great anger.
(adv) used to denote a paradoxical, unexpected, or coincidental situation.
(n) a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.
(adj) not able to be saved, improved, or corrected.
(adj) impossible to deny or disprove.
(n) the repetition of a process or utterance.
(adj) relating to or involving iteration, especially of a mathematical or computational process.
(adj) affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy.
(v) put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
(n) (v) an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.
(adj) a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy
(n) the state of being endowed with or characterized by a hearty, joyous humor or a spirit of good-fellowship
(adj) the science or philosophy of law.
(adj) having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm. sharp or penetrating, in particular.
(adj) of, relating to, or resulting from motion.
(n) praise and honor received for an achievement.
(adj) liable to change; easily altered.
(adJ) (of a network) irregular and twisting. (of a system) intricate and confusing.
(n) (v) a servant, especially a liveried footman or manservant.
(adj) lacking in vitality, force, or conviction; uninspired or uninspiring. (of the hair or the eyes) not shining; dull.
(adj) (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words.
(n) the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way.
(adj) (of a person, manner, or gesture) displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed. weak or faint from illness or fatigue.
(n) (v) a temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgment. an interval or passage of time.
(n) fat from the abdomen of a pig that is rendered and clarified for use in cooking.
(adj) (of a person, manner, or gesture) feeling or revealing an overt and often offensive sexual desire.
(n) a state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.
(v) (n) praise (a person or their achievements) highly, especially in a public context.
(adj) (of an action, idea, or goal) deserving praise and commendation.
(adj) (of speech or writing) expressing praise and commendation.
(n) any of a number of shrubs and other plants with dark green glossy leaves, in particular:
(n) expended, bestowed, or occurring in profusion
(adj) not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful.
(n) the state of not being strict or severe; careless or negligent
(adj) cautious or wary due to realistic suspicions.
(n) a seed, pod, or other edible part of a leguminous plant used as food.
(n) a recurrent theme throughout a musical or literary composition, associated with a particular person, idea, or situation.
(adj) promiscuous and unprincipled in sexual matters.
(n) the focus of public attention.
(v) give a lot of public attention and approval to (someone); treat as a celebrity.
(adj) (of a person or their body) thin, supple, and graceful.
(adv) having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent
(adj) concerning the writing, study, or content of literature, especially of the kind valued for quality of form.
(n) well-educated people who are interested in literature.
(adj) (especially of a person's body) thin, supple, and graceful.
(n) the process of taking legal action.
(v) feel intense dislike or disgust for.
(adj) causing hatred or disgust; repulsive.
(adj) of imposing height. (of wool and other textiles) thick and resilient.
(adj) the planning, implementation, and coordination of the details of a business or other operation.
(adj) (especially of a person) having had a specified role or identity for a long time.
(adj) offensively displaying or intended to arouse sexual desire. smooth and slippery with oil or a similar substance.
(adj) expressed clearly; easy to understand. bright or luminous.
(n) a person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere. an artificial light.
(adj) disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death and injury.
(n) the fact or condition of being magnanimous; generosity.
(n) the great size or extent of something.
(n) a disease or ailment.
(adj) failing or unable to cope with the demands of a normal social environment.
(n) lacking in adroitness; unskillful; awkward; bungling; tactless
(adj) characterized by malice; intending or intended to do harm.
(adj) evil in nature or effect; malevolent. (v) speak about (someone) in a spitefully critical manner.
(adj) easily influenced; pliable.
(v) a shackle for the hand; handcuff
(adj) clear or obvious to the eye or mind. (v) display or show (a quality or feeling) by one's acts or appearance; demonstrate.
(v) release from slavery; set free.
(v) treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral.
(adj) of or appropriate to war; warlike.
(adj) self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness.
(n) a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct.
(n) an alcoholic drink of fermented honey and water.
(adj) fond of meddling; interfering.
(n) (adj) a varied mixture of people or things; a miscellany.
(n) a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause.
(n) a mixture; a medley.
(adj) (of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear.
(adj) suggesting the presence of danger; threatening.
(adj) not telling the truth; lying.
(n) belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism.
(adj) (of a person or their behavior) primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics. (n) a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.
(adj) (n) (of a person) subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind. of or containing the element mercury.
(adj) of or relating to the Messiah. fervent or passionate.
(v) (of a cancer) spread to other sites in the body by metastasis.
(adj) showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
(n) showing great attention to detail; very careful and precise.
(adj) combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods.
(n) a period of a thousand years
(adj) imitation or reproduction of the supposed words of another, as in order to represent his or her character.
(n) the quality or state of being conscious or aware of something.
(adj) extremely small; tiny.
(n) the small, precise, or trivial details of something.
(adj) merry or amusing.
(n) a confused mixture.
(n) a wrong or inaccurate name or designation. a wrong or inaccurate use of a name or term.
(v) make less severe, serious, or painful.
(n) the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.
(v) make or become less extreme, intense, rigorous, or violent. (in academic and ecclesiastical contexts) preside over (a deliberative body) or at (a debate).
(n) a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something considered desirable or valuable.
(n) in the current fashion; stylish.
(v) appease the anger or anxiety of (someone).
(n) the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.
(n) a person who is involved with something in a petty or contemptible way (usually used in combination):
(adj) formed of a single large block of stone. (of an organization or system) large, powerful, and intractably indivisible and uniform.
(adj) a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, especially one dominating or monopolizing a conversation.
(adj) subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty, and typically not admitting of a final decision.
(v) comment on issues of right and wrong, typically with an unfounded air of superiority. interpret or explain as giving lessons on good and bad character and conduct. reform the character and conduct of.
(n) suggesting an unhealthy mental state or attitude; unwholesomely gloomy, sensitive, extreme, etc.
(adj) (especially of humor) having or showing a sharp or critical quality; biting. (n) a substance, typically an inorganic oxide, that combines with a dye or stain and thereby fixes it in a material.
(n) the essential or characteristic customs and conventions of a community.
(adj) (of a person) at the point of death. (of a thing) in terminal decline; lacking vitality or vigor.
(adj) sullen and ill-tempered.
(n) a tiny piece of a substance.
(n) the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. the general desire or willingness of someone to do something.
(adj) incongruously varied in appearance or character; disparate. (n) an incongruous mixture.
(v) (especially in ancient Egypt) preserve (a body) by embalming it and wrapping it in cloth. shrivel or dry up (a body or a thing), thus preserving it.
(adj) lacking interest or excitement; dull. of this earthly world rather than a heavenly or spiritual one.
(adj) (of a gift or sum of money) larger or more generous than is usual or necessary. (of a person) very generous.
(n) military weapons, ammunition, equipment, and stores.
(n) a period of reflection or thought.
(n) (v) refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority.
(adj) nearsighted. lacking imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight.
(n) (adj) a countless or extremely great number.
(n) a person who seeks by contemplation and self-surrender to obtain unity with or absorption into the Deity or the absolute, or who believes in the spiritual apprehension of truths that are beyond the intellect.
(n) the lowest point in the fortunes of a person or organization.
(adj) (of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment.
(n) a person who is overly self-involved, and often vain and selfish.
(adj) (especially of a process or organization) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
(adj) of or relating to a nation; common to or characteristic of a whole nation. (n) a citizen of a particular country, typically entitled to hold that country's passport.
(n) the central part of a church building, intended to accommodate most of the congregation. In traditional Western churches it is rectangular, separated from the chancel by a step or rail, and from adjacent aisles by pillars.
(n) an uncivilized, unintelligent, or uncouth person, especially a man.
(adj) in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy. (of a concept or idea) unclear, vague, or ill-defined.
(v) nullify; make ineffective.
(n) the inescapable agent of someone's or something's downfall. a long-standing rival; an archenemy.
(v) irritate or annoy (someone).
(n) coolly unconcerned, indifferent, or unexcited; casual
(adj) (of a person) surprised and confused so much that they are unsure how to react.
(v) bring or return to a normal condition or state.
(v) investigate or pry into something.
(adj) famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
(n) a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically representing character and action with some degree of realism.
(n) a person new to or inexperienced in a field or situation.
(adj) harmful, poisonous, or very unpleasant.
(adj) of no value or importance. useless; futile.
(v) destroy utterly; wipe out. cause to become invisible or indistinct; blot out.
(n) censure, blame, or abusive language aimed at a person or thing, especially by numerous persons or by the general public.
(adj) not discovered or known about; uncertain. (v) keep from being seen; conceal.
(adj) obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree.
(adj) annoyingly insensitive or slow to understand.
(v) remove (a need or difficulty). avoid; prevent.
(n) a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter.
(adj) assertive of authority in an annoyingly domineering way, especially with regard to petty or trivial matters. intrusively enthusiastic in offering help or advice; interfering.
(adj) giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious.
(n) someone or something that has been left out or excluded.
(adj) (of a deity) having unlimited power; able to do anything.
(adj) (of a task, duty, or responsibility) involving an amount of effort and difficulty that is oppressively burdensome.
(n) the taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.
(n) harsh criticism or censure. the public disgrace arising from someone's shameful conduct.
(adj) ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish. wealthy.
(adj) (of a thing) of the ordinary or usual type; normal.
(n) authorized or generally accepted theory, doctrine, or practice.
(adv) apparently or purportedly, but perhaps not actually.
(adj) characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice.
(v) exclude (someone) from a society or group.
(v) drive out or expel (someone) from a position or place.
(adv) altogether; completely. immediately. (adj) open and direct; not concealed.
(v) use one's authority to reject or cancel (a decision, view, etc.).
(n) a person who supervises others, especially workers.
(adj) done or shown openly; plainly or readily apparent, not secret or hidden.
(adj) peaceful in character or intent.
(n) (adj) a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
(n) a thing that expresses enthusiastic praise.
(adj) done with or employing great care and thoroughness.
(adj) (of food or drink) pleasant to taste. (of an action or proposal) acceptable or satisfactory.
(adj) (v) light in color or having little color. feeble and unimpressive. seem less impressive or important.
(n) a thin board or slab on which an artist lays and mixes colors.
(v) make (a disease or its symptoms) less severe or unpleasant without removing the cause. disguise the seriousness or gravity of (an offense).
(adj) (of a person's face) pale, typically because of poor health. feeble or insipid.
(n) a solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases.
(v) gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire, need, or habit or a person with such a desire, etc.).
(v) criticize (someone or something) severely.
(n) all the gods of a people or religion collectively.
(n) a simple story used to illustrate a moral or spiritual lesson
(adj) relating to a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, especially the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme.
(n) a typical example or pattern of something; a model.
(n) a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.
(n) a person or thing regarded as a perfect example of a particular quality.
(n) a numerical or other measurable factor forming one of a set that defines a system or sets the conditions of its operation.
(n) a thing or collection of things wrapped in paper in order to be carried or sent by mail.
(v) (n) turn an initial stake or winnings from a previous bet into (a greater amount) by gambling.
(adj) full of danger or uncertainty; precarious. (adv) greatly or excessively.
(adj) of or relating to a church parish. having a limited or narrow outlook or scope.
(v) produce a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre).
(n) showing extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess
(n) extreme or excessive economy or frugality; stinginess
(n) unfair bias in favor of one thing or person compared with another; favoritism.
(n) a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person. (adj) prejudiced in favor of a particular cause.
(n) prejudice in favor of a particular cause; bias.
(n) (v) divide into parts.
(adj) just good enough to be acceptable; satisfactory.
(n) a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention. (adj)
easily recognizable; obvious.
(adj) of or appropriate to a father.
(v) regard or treat (someone or something) as psychologically abnormal or unhealthy.
(n) the male head of a family or tribe.
(n) an aristocrat or nobleman. (adj) belonging to or characteristic of the aristocracy.
(v) treat with an apparent kindness that betrays a feeling of superiority. frequent (a store, theater, restaurant, or other establishment) as a customer.
(n) a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity. a customer
(n) the presence of something only in small or insufficient quantities or amounts; scarcity.
(n) a poor farmer of low social status who owns or rents a small piece of land for cultivation (chiefly in historical use or with reference to subsistence farming in poorer countries).
(n) a small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
(adv) more than usually; especially. oddly.
(n) the method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.
(adj) of or like a pedant.
(n) excessive concern with minor details and rules.
(v) try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from house to house or place to place.
(n) a person walking along a road or in a developed area. (adj) lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.
(v) look keenly or with difficulty at someone or something. be just visible.
(n) a person of the same legal status
(n) a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
(adv) lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring:
(n) serious and immediate danger.
(adj) full of danger or risk.
(adj) having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
(v) make (something, typically an undesirable situation or an unfounded belief) continue indefinitely.
(n) a thing that lasts forever or for an indefinite period, in particular.
(adj) (of a person) having a pleasant appearance and manner.
(adj) having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
(adj) (of a girl or young woman) attractively lively or cheeky. (of a bodily feature or garment) attractive because neat and jaunty.
(adj) relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
(v) make (someone) anxious or unsettled. subject (a system, moving object, or process) to an influence tending to alter its normal or regular state or path.
(v) spread through and be perceived in every part of.
(n) (v) gradual introduction or implementation.
(v) (of a man) readily or frequently enter into casual sexual relationships with women.
(adj) (of a person) having an unemotional and stolidly calm disposition.
(adj) pathetically trivial; trifling.
(n) denoting a simplified form of a language, especially as used by a nonnative speaker.
(adj) (adv) characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.
(n) the quality of being religious or reverent.
(n) a wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse. (v) attack or ridicule publicly.
(v) stimulate (interest or curiosity). feel irritated or resentful.
(v) throw or fling roughly or casually.
(n) the essence of something.
(adj) (of language or style) concise and forcefully expressive.
(adj) (of a person or animal) not easily upset or excited. (especially of a place or stretch of water) calm and peaceful, with little movement or activity.
(n) a synthetic material made from a wide range of organic polymers such as polyethylene, PVC, nylon, etc., that can be molded into shape while soft and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form. (adj) (of substances or materials) easily shaped or molded.
(n) praise. the applause of an audience
(n) a large or excessive amount of (something).
(adj) bending readily; flexible; supple; adaptable
(adj) slow-moving and unexciting. (of a person) thorough and hard-working but lacking in imagination or intelligence.
(v) steal goods from (a place or person), typically using force and in a time of war or civil disorder. (n) the violent and dishonest acquisition of property.
(adj) evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
(v) restrict the vibrations of (a transverse wave, especially light) wholly or partially to one direction.
(n) a strong verbal or written attack on someone or something.
(adj) of, relating to, or involving strongly critical, controversial, or disputatious writing or speech.
(adj) (of an action) seeming sensible and judicious under the circumstances.
(v) cause (an activity or event) to become political in character. make (someone) politically aware, especially by persuading them of the truth of views considered radical.
(n) a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning.
(adj) slow and clumsy because of great weight. dull, laborious, or excessively solemn.
(n) the people living in a particular country or area.
(n) a member or adherent of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people.
(v) assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument. put in position; place.
(v) assume as a fact; put forward as a basis of argument. put in position; place. (past participle)
(n) all future generations of people.
(adj) subsequent to or coming later than that which is modern.
(n) (v) a position of a person's body when standing or sitting. a particular way of dealing with or considering something; an approach or attitude.
(n) a soft, moist mass of material, typically of plant material or flour, applied to the body to relieve soreness and inflammation and kept in place with a cloth.
(adj) dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
(adj) (of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual. (of behavior or ability) indicative of early development.
(n) a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something.
(v) decide or determine (an outcome or course of action) beforehand.
(adj) contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.
(v) (n) (of an event) be a sign or warning that (something, typically something bad) will happen.
(adj) having or showing knowledge of events before they take place.
(n) the proffering or giving of something to someone, especially as part of a formal ceremony.
(adj) (of a person or their behavior) failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
(adj) beyond what is normal or natural.
(adj) self-righteously moralistic and superior.
(n) the fact of being primary, preeminent, or more important.
(adj) essential; fundamental. relating to an early stage in evolutionary development; primeval.
(n) the quality of having strong moral principles; honesty and decency.
(n) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition toward a particular thing.
(v) obtain (something), especially with care or effort.
(adj) (n) spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
(n) a person, especially a young one, endowed with exceptional qualities or abilities. an amazing or unusual thing, especially one out of the ordinary course of nature.
(adj) relating or devoted to that which is not sacred or biblical; secular rather than religious. (v) treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect.
(adj) recklessly extravagant or wasteful in the use of resources. (n) a licentious, dissolute person.
(adj) (of a state, quality, or emotion) very great or intense. (of a person or statement) having or showing great knowledge or insight.
(n) deep insight; great depth of knowledge or thought. great depth or intensity of a state, quality, or emotion.
(n) a descendant or the descendants of a person, animal, or plant; offspring.
(adj) present in large numbers or quantities; plentiful.
(adj) (of speech or writing) using or containing too many words; tediously lengthy.
(n) an event or action that leads to another event or situation.
(v) promote or make widely known (an idea or cause). put (a law or decree) into effect by official proclamation.
(adj) accurately describing or predicting what will happen in the future.
(n) a person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project.
(v) put forward (an idea, theory, or point of view) for consideration by others.
(n) the state or quality of conforming to conventionally accepted standards of behavior or morals. the condition of being right, appropriate, or fitting.
(v) forbid, especially by law. denounce or condemn.
(n) written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure. (v) talk tediously.
(n) the main figure or one of the most prominent figures in a real situation.
(adj) tending or able to change frequently or easily. able to do many different things; versatile.
(adj) (of a word or phrase) referred to in a proverb or idiom. well known, especially so as to be stereotypical.
(adj) occurring at a favorable time; opportune. involving divine foresight or intervention.
(adj) (n) of or concerning a province of a country or empire.
(adj) acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
(adj) having or revealing a tendency to be easily shocked by matters relating to sex or nudity; excessively concerned with sexual propriety.
(adj) having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters.
(n) the human soul, mind, or spirit.
(adj) playful, especially in a mischievous way.
(adj) childishly silly and trivial.
(adj) showing great attention to detail or correct behavior.
(n) a learned person, expert, or authority.
(adj) practicing or affecting strict religious or moral behavior.
(v) appear or claim to be or do something, especially falsely; profess.
(adj) generally considered or reputed to be.
(adj) attractively unusual or old-fashioned.
(adj) officially recognized as being trained to perform a particular job; certified. not complete or absolute; limited.
(n) a required or allowed amount, especially an amount of money legally payable in damages.
(n) a discrete quantity of energy proportional in magnitude to the frequency of the radiation it represents.
(n) any of a number of subatomic particles carrying a fractional electric charge, postulated as building blocks of the hadrons.
(n) (v) a witty remark.
(adj) exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
(adj) of or occurring every day; daily. ordinary or everyday, especially when mundane.
(adj) giving off radiation.
(v) provide or enclose (a space or place) with a rail or rails.
(adj) characterized by bitterness or resentment.
(n) a thin, light, sharp-pointed sword used for thrusting. (especially of speech or intelligence) quick and incisive.
(adj) displaying or proceeding from a lack of careful consideration of the possible consequences of an action.
(adj) making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
(v) completely destroy (a building, town, or other site).
(adj) (of a person or a set of views) opposing political or social liberalization or reform.
(n) a person who tends to view or represent things as they really are.
(v) say that one no longer holds an opinion or belief, especially one considered heretical.
(v) summarize and state again the main points of.
(adj) given, felt, or done in return. (of an agreement or obligation) bearing on or binding each of two parties equally.
(v) suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust.
(v) censor or obscure (part of a text) for legal or security purposes.
(adj) (of a person) formidable, especially as an opponent.
(v) (n) remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation).
(adj) not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous.
(n) the thing that a word or phrase denotes or stands for.
(adj) becoming less advanced; returning to a former or less developed state.
(n) a reply, especially a sharp or witty one.
(v) enjoy greatly.
(n) a story told about a past event remembered by the narrator. the enjoyable recollection of past events.
(v) provide or give (a service, help, etc.). cause to be or become; make.
(v) provide or give (a service, help, etc.). cause to be or become; make. (past participle)
(v) go back on a promise, undertaking, or contract.
(adj) known or talked about by many people; famous.
(adj) expressing or feeling sincere regret and remorse; remorseful.
(n) the performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals.
(v) drive back (an attack or attacking enemy) by force. cause (someone) to feel intense distaste and aversion.
(adj) made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations. (n) a thing that is necessary for the achievement of a specified end.
(v) make appropriate return for (a favor, service, or wrongdoing). return a favor to (someone). respond to (love or affection); return.
(n) the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.
(n) the restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner. recompense for injury or loss.
(adj) (n) having the ability to restore health, strength, or a feeling of well-being.
(v) restore (a dead person) to life. revive the practice, use, or memory of (something); bring new vigor to.
(v) make the sound and movement of vomiting.
(v) (n) say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically in a sharp, angry, or wittily incisive manner.
(adj) (v) directed or moving backward. (n) a degenerate person.
(adj) (n) looking back on or dealing with past events or situations.
(adj) feeling or showing deep and solemn respect.
(n) someone who amends or alters.
(n) to restore to life; give new life to; revive; reanimate.
(n) the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the use of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
(n) pose a puzzling question, problem, or matter. (v) to fill or affect with
(adj) (adv) (especially of something undesirable or harmful) of common occurrence; widespread.
(adj) slightly indecent or liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive.
(adj) strong and healthy; vigorous. (of a process, system, organization, etc.) able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions.
(n) (v) a disorderly retreat of defeated troops.
(v) (n) bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen).
(adj) excessively sweet or sentimental.
(adj) having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd.
(n) an aromatic plant with grayish-green leaves that are used as a culinary herb, native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
(adj) health-giving; healthy. (of a place) pleasant; not run-down.
(n) a gesture or utterance made as a greeting or acknowledgment of another's arrival or departure.
(n) a simultaneous discharge of artillery or other guns in a battle. a sudden, vigorous, or aggressive act or series of acts.
(v) give official permission or approval for (an action). impose a sanction or penalty on.
(n) composure or coolness, sometimes excessive, as shown in danger or under trying circumstances.
(adj) involving or causing much bloodshed.
(adj) optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
(adj) grimly mocking or cynical.
(adj) of or relating to tailoring, clothes, or style of dress.
(adj) the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
(v) meet the expectations, needs, or desires of (someone).
(n) shrewdness and practical knowledge, especially in politics or business. (v) know or understand.
(n) an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
(adj) small or insufficient in quantity or amount.
(n) the state of being in short supply; shortage.
(adj) sparkling or shining brightly. brilliantly and excitingly clever or skillful.
(v) decisively put an end to. wedge (someone or something) somewhere.
(v) examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.
(v) (adj) to become matured, hardened, or the like.
(adj) (n) denoting or concerning a sect or sects.
(adj) inciting or causing people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
(adj) (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence.
(adj) so as to give the impression of having a certain quality; apparently.
(v) (of a liquid) bubble up as a result of being boiled. (of a person) be filled with intense but unexpressed anger.
(adj) concerned more with the needs and wishes of others than with one's own.
(n) the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
(n) the study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.
(n) the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional or aesthetic influences; sensitivity.
(n) a view of or attitude toward a situation or event; an opinion. a feeling or emotion.
(n) a soldier stationed to keep guard or to control access to a place.
(adj) occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
(n) the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
(adj) in a solemn or considered manner. with earnest intent; not lightly or superficially.
(n) a person regarded as having access to, and influence in, the world of good and evil spirits
(v) persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
(v) close (a business).
(v) be an indication of.
(n) a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid
(n) the buying or selling of ecclesiastical privileges, for example pardons or benefices.
(adj) having or characterized by shared attributes or interests; compatible.
(n) an image or representation of someone or something. an unsatisfactory imitation or substitute.
(n) a position requiring little or no work but giving the holder status or financial benefit.
(adj) exceptionally good or great; remarkable.
(adj) (of an animal, especially of a horse) excitable or easily scared. (of a person) playfully frivolous or unpredictable.
(v) keep out of sight, typically with a sinister or cowardly motive.
(adj) (of a spoken statement) false and malicious.
(n) an assisting force regarded as drawing something along behind something else.
(n) reluctance to work or make an effort; laziness.
(v) (n) strike with a firm blow. be strongly attracted to someone or something.
(n) a person's nickname.
(n) (adj) a person who advocates or practices socialism.
(n) comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness.
(n) the undersurface of a person's foot.
(n) a grammatical mistake in speech or writing. a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior.
(n) the state or quality of being serious and dignified. a formal, dignified rite or ceremony.
(v) ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.
(adj) characterized by or showing interest or concern.
(n) characterized by or showing interest or concern.
(n) the view or theory that the self is all that can be known to exist.
(adj) having assets in excess of liabilities; able to pay one's debts. able to dissolve other substances.
(adj) dark or dull in color or tone; gloomy.
(n) the use of fallacious arguments, especially with the intention of deceiving.
(adj) pretentious or juvenile.
(adj) free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust
(adj) showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally associated with ancient Sparta.
(adj) superficially plausible, but actually wrong. misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.
(n) a ghost. something widely feared as a possible unpleasant or dangerous occurrence.
(n) the branch of science concerned with the investigation and measurement of spectra produced when matter interacts with or emits electromagnetic radiation.
(adj) performed or occurring as a result of a sudden inner impulse or inclination and without premeditation or external stimulus.
(v) frighten; unnerve.
(adj) not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
(adj) (of a place) extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect. showing or involving a contemptible lack of moral standards.
(adj) showing no activity; dull and sluggish.
(n) an upright bar, post, or frame forming a support or barrier.
(n) a written law passed by a legislative body. a rule of an organization or institution.
(adj) loyal and committed in attitude. (of a wall) of strong or firm construction.
(v) originate in or be caused by.
(n) a long and thin supportive or main section of something. (v) originate in or be caused by.
(n) an official appointed to supervise arrangements or keep order (v) manage or look after (another's property).
(v) demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of a bargain or agreement.
(n) a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their feelings or complaining.
(adj) (of a person) calm, dependable, and showing little emotion or animation.
(adj) (of a person) somewhat fat or of heavy build. (of an act, quality, or person) brave and determined.
(adj) (especially of a young person) big and strong.
(n) a plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.
(n) making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking
(n) angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
(v) make great efforts to achieve or obtain something. struggle or fight vigorously.
(v) prevent or hinder the progress of.
(n) deceit used in order to achieve one's goal.
(n) to overthrow (something established or existing).
(v) undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
(n) the right to vote in political elections.
(adj) existing or occurring at or on the surface. appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely.
(adj) unnecessary, especially through being more than enough.
(v) take the place of (a person or thing previously in authority or use); supplant.
(v) supersede and replace.
(n) (v) something that completes or enhances something else when added to it.
(v) ask or beg for something earnestly or humbly.
(adj) kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of.
(v) realize; grasp.
(adj) wide in range or effect.
(n) a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage.
(v) shorten (a word) by dropping sounds or letters in the middle
(adj) working together; cooperative.
(adj) of or forming a general summary or synopsis.
(adj) understood or implied without being stated.
(adj) (of a person) reserved or uncommunicative in speech; saying little.
(n) the state or quality of being reserved or reticent in conversation.
(adj) diverging from a previous course or line; erratic. hardly touching a matter; peripheral.
(adj) (n) perceptible by touch.
(adj) equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
(adj) of, like, or covered with tar.
(v) make (a decorative mat or edging) by tying knots in thread and using a small shuttle to form lace.
(adj) stretched or pulled tight; not slack. (of writing, music, etc.) concise and controlled.
(n) the branch of science concerned with classification, especially of organisms; systematics.
(adj) abounding or swarming with something, as with people
(n) a person's state of mind seen in terms of their being angry or calm.
(adj) of, relating to, or denoting a region or climate characterized by mild temperatures. showing moderation or self-restraint.
(adv) holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold
(n) the quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip. the quality or fact of being very determined; determination. the quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence.
(adj) expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one.
(n) a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
(adj) showing little enthusiasm.
(n) neatly or effectively concise; brief and pithy, as language.
(v) tie (an animal) with a rope or chain so as to restrict its movement.
(n) the study of the nature of God and religious belief.
(n) a statement or theory that is put forward as a premise to be maintained or proved.
(adj) showing or suffering from nervousness, fear, or a lack of confidence.
(n) a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
(n) to excite or arouse agreeably
(v) work extremely hard or incessantly. (n) exhausting physical labor.
(n) the character of a piece of music as determined by the key in which it is played or the relations between the notes of a scale or key.
(adj) fashionable among wealthy or stylish people.
(adj) mentally or physically inactive; lethargic.
(n) a state of physical or mental inactivity; lethargy.
(adj) full of twists and turns. excessively lengthy and complex.
(adj) characterized by, involving, or causing excruciating pain or suffering.
(adj) of or relating to a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state.
(n) a standard or criterion by which something is judged or recognized.
(v) (n) attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner.
(v) attempt to sell (something), typically by pestering people in an aggressive or bold manner. (past participle)
(adj) (of a person or animal) easy to control or influence. (of a situation or problem) easy to deal with.
(n) to violate a law, command, moral code, etc.; offend; sin.
(adj) (n) lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
(v) transform, especially in a surprising or magical manner.
(v) change in form, nature, or substance.
(adj) shaking or quivering slightly. timid; nervous.
(adj) vigorous or incisive in expression or style.
(n) a feeling of fear or agitation about something that may happen.
(n) (v) (in medical use) the assignment of degrees of urgency to wounds or illnesses to decide the order of treatment of a large number of patients or casualties.
(n) an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude, respect, or admiration.
(n) an extinct marine arthropod that occurred abundantly during the Paleozoic era, with a carapace over the forepart, and a segmented hind part divided longitudinally into three lobes.
(adj) eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
(n) a statement that is obviously true and says nothing new or interesting.
(n) a machine for producing continuous power in which a wheel or rotor, typically fitted with vanes, is made to revolve by a fast-moving flow of water, steam, gas, air, or other fluid.
(n) depravity; wickedness.
(adj) exercising power in a cruel or arbitrary way.
(adj) present, appearing, or found everywhere.
(adj) not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
(adj) uncontrolled; unconstrained.
(adj) not right or reasonable. unreasonably excessive.
(adj) (of a person or their appearance or behavior) lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.
(v) damage or weaken (someone or something), especially gradually or insidiously.
(n) (v) a line drawn under a word or phrase for emphasis.
(adj) having or showing calmness in a crisis.
(adj) (of an action or decision) performed by or affecting only one person, group, or country involved in a particular situation, without the agreement of another or the others.
(adj) (especially of a person) having an untidy or disheveled appearance.
(v) make (someone) lose courage or confidence.
(adj) (of a circumstance) not giving or indicating a good chance of success; unfavorable.
(adj) (of a person) not officially recognized as a practitioner of a particular profession or activity through having satisfied the relevant conditions or requirements. without reservation or limitation; total.
(adj) having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.
(adj) (of behavior or actions) not proper or appropriate.
(adj) steady or resolute; not wavering.
(adj) difficult to carry or move because of its size, shape, or weight. (of a system or bureaucracy) too big or badly organized to function efficiently.
(v) set or turn (something) on its end or upside down.
(adj) (of a person, especially a man) suave, courteous, and refined in manner.
(n) suavity, courteousness, and refinement of manner. urban life.
(adj) designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive.
(n) an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect.
(v) alternate or waver between different opinions or actions; be indecisive.
(n) lack of thought or intelligence; empty-headedness. empty space; emptiness.
(adj) excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
(adj) offering nothing that is stimulating or challenging.
(adj) exhibiting different colors, especially as irregular patches or streaks. marked by variety.
(adj) showing or motivated by susceptibility to bribery.
(n) commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity
(adj) accorded a great deal of respect, especially because of age, wisdom, or character.
(v) regard with great respect; revere.
(n) conformity to facts; accuracy. habitual truthfulness.
(adj) (of countryside) green with grass or other rich vegetation. of the bright green color of lush grass.
(v) approach (something) closely; be close or similar to (something).
(n) an edge or border. (v) approach (something) closely; be close or similar to (something).
(v) approach (something) closely; be close or similar to (something). (present participle)
(adj) used as an intensifier, often to qualify a metaphor.
(adj) forming a very small remnant of something that was once much larger or more noticeable.
(v) make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters.
(adj) capable of working successfully; feasible.
(n) a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant. alternation between opposite or contrasting things.
(adj) strong, healthy, and full of energy. (of language) forceful.
(v) clear (someone) of blame or suspicion. show or prove to be right, reasonable, or justified.
(n) disposed or inclined to revenge; vengeful
(n) actively poisonous; intensely noxious
(n) the state of being strong and active; energy. the power giving continuance of life, present in all living things.
(adj) like glass in appearance or physical properties.
(n) bitter and abusive language.
(adj) (especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated.
(adj) (especially of a person or speech) vehement or clamorous.
(adj) (n) (of a substance) easily evaporated at normal temperatures. liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
(adj) speaking or spoken incessantly and fluently.
(adj) lacking sophistication or good taste; unrefined. making explicit and offensive reference to sex or bodily functions; coarse and rude.
(v) (n) a single rapid movement from side to side.
(v) (especially of a condition or feeling) decrease in vigor, power, or extent; become weaker.
(v) to avert, repel, or turn aside (danger, harm, an attack, an assailant, etc.)
(v) cover or treat (something) with wax or a similar substance, typically to polish or protect it. make a recording of.
(v) sharpen the blade of (a tool or weapon). (n) a thing that stimulates appetite or desire.
(adj) playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
(n) (v) a solution of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for painting walls white. a victory in a game in which the loser scores no points.
(adj) attractive or appealing in appearance or character.
(n) a witty remark.
(v) cause extreme physical or mental pain to; subject to extreme stress.
(adj) using or expressing dry, especially mocking, humor. (of a person's face or features) twisted into an expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance.
(n) intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.
(n) great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
(n) a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.
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