Words of the Day for parties
Terms in this set (138)
(v.) to read thoroughly and carefully
(adj.) safe for drinking (n) an alcoholic beverage
(adj) abundant, a lot
(v) to waste time
(v) to be good or helpful for you
(adj) characterized by a lack of care or thought; sloppy
(adj) not serious, in a joking fashion
(v) to steal
(n) (a military garrison or camp. Historical a permanent military station in British India.)
(n) a small carnivorous mammal with a long body and tail and a grizzled or banded coat, native to Africa and Asia.
(n) a low house, with a broad front porch, having either no upper floor or upper rooms set in the roof, typically with dormer windows.
(n) a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
(n) a mark or character used as a conventional representation of an object, function, or process, e.g., the letter or letters standing for a chemical element or a character in musical notation
(v) make (something) dirty or wet, typically by trailing it through mud or water.
(v) crouch down in fear
(n) a very typical example of a certain person or thing. 1. a recurrent symbol to motif in literature, art, or mythoology
(n) a roofed platform along the outside of a house, level with the ground floor.
(adv) to a great extent; extremely
(adj) tending to talk a great deal; talkative
(adj) (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere or profession 2. used to emphasize the presence of a positive quality.
(adj) about to happen
(v) to make or become loose
(n) the technical equipment or machinery needed for a particular activity or purpose
(v) wrap or cover for warmth 2. to lessen in sound 3. to restrain or conceal with wrappings.
(adj) making a loud, confused noise; uproarious 2. excited, confused, or disorderly
(adj) present, appearing, or found everywhere
(n) a person that acts to make a positive change.
(n) an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one.
(n) an imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect. The word was first used in the book Utopia (1516) by Sir Thomas More.
(adj) (of a person) weak and delicate 2. Easily damaged or fragile, breakable
(v) to criticize in a abusive of angrily insulting manner; to condemn or attack
(adj) very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail
(adj) well meaning and kindly
(adj) having or showing a wish to do evil to others
(adv) impossible to disentangle or separate
(adj) evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret
(adj) disturbing and horrifying because of involvement with or depiction of death or injury
(n) large groups of people
(v) to move back or further away from a previous point
(adj) expressing contempt or ridicule (mockery)
(n,v) measuring the depth of water equal to six feet; 2. understand after much thought
(adj) in the style of architecture common in western Europe; belonging to the Dark Ages
(n) small, crowded spaces. Little holes in the ground in which rabbits live
(adj) trembling, or shaking; fearful or timid
(adj) unaware; not aware of or not concerned about what is happening around one
(adj) majestic; of such excellence grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe. 2. used to denote the extreme or unparalleled nature of a person's attitude or behavior
(n) spray blown from the crests of waves by the wind
(v) move in an overstated impatient or angry manner
(v) run or jump about playfully
(adj) (of a feeling or atmosphere) so intense as to seem almost tangible (touchable).
2. able to be touched or felt.
(adj) deeply agitated (upset/troubled) especially from emotion
(n) inclination; predominant/prevailing tendency of one (your usual mood)
(v) to discipline; verbal punishment
(adv) easily irritated/annoyed
(v) to make a dull, low, monotonous sound
(v) to chuckle/laugh gleefully
(v) to poke, jab, or nag
(v) to violate/commit an infraction
(n) the power to float or rise in fluid
(adv) marked by extreme care
(n) capability; ability; capacity for something
(v) to exercise power, authority, influence
(n) a gradual, steady increase in sound or force
(adj) not bad; kind disposition, favorable
(adj) easy and sprightly in manner
(adj) passing swiftly; vanishing quickly, transient
(v) the act of requiring or demanding
(adj) necessary to the completeness of a whole; important
(adj) easily seen or noticed
(n) a stream of water flowing with great force
(n) to counsel, advise, and/or caution
(adv) produced by a distortion of facial features
(n) a lack of color
(adj) having many curves, bends, turns; winding
(v) to bring into conformity with the customs, attitudes, ect. of a group; take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully.
2. cause (something) to resemble; liken.
(v) to cover or coat with; to apply or smear
(v) to make milder or less severe; relieve or ease
(n) slaughter of a great number of people (as in battle)
(v) to become spread throughout all parts
(adj) no longer in general use
(n) the region, sphere or domain within which anything occurs
(adv) causing sorrow or pity
(adv) secret procedure or act of stealing
(adj) lacking in vigor or vitality; slow (lacking energy)
(adj) to make larger; increase (in strength)
(adj) tense; not relaxed
(adj) alert; watchful to detect danger
(n) unenergetic, lazy, dull, drowsy
(v) a manner of walking or running
1. (n) a sliding gate for controlling the flow of water 2. (v) an act of rinsing or showering with water
(n) a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
(n) seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
(adj) sluggish an apathetic (no enthusiasm, or concern no interest) lacking energy and effort
sullen and ill-tempered; gloomy
(adj) (especially of a person's body) Thin, supple and graceful
(n) the feeling that a person or a thing is beneath consideration, worthless, or deserving scorn.
(adv) without direction or purpose
(adj) feeling or showing anger for being wronged
(adj) brave; heroic (2) (of a man or his behavior) paying special attention for care to women; chivalrous.
(adj) perplexed and confused very puzzled
(adv) in a careful or cautious manner
(n) an institution to which youthful offenders are sent as an alternative to prison; a reform school.
(n) a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.
(v) to beg someone earnestly or desperately about something
(n) the police. Informal slang for the police.
(v) 1. To carry (alcoholic liquor) on one's person illegally.
2. To manufacture, sell, or transport for sale (alcoholic liquor) illegally.
3. To smuggle or steal
(n) a feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction (boredom)
(v) to turn from one course or use to another (deflect)
(v) to show the loss of sensation with or without loss of consciousness
(n) commonplace, ordinary, transitory
(v) to prepare by combining raw materials 2. To devise or fabricate (to invent or come up with)
(adj) continuing without interruption; unceasing, never-ending.
(n) the quality of behaving or speaking in such a way as to avoid offense or revealing private information 2. The freedom to decide what should be done in a particular situation
(adj) Having tenacity or persistence
(old) exclamation-indeed, or an expression of surprise.
(n) a star that is used to guide the course of a ship. A guiding star.
(n) a small songbird 2. Something done for fun or to be mischievous or daring. "I only went along for a ________."
(n) a military operation in which enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, compelling the enemy to surrender.
(adj) coal black
(n) an official order or decree (an official order issued by a legal authority.)
(n) a widow with a title or property of her late husband.;a dignified elderly woman.
(n) a violently windy storm
(n) sternness or severity of manner or attitude 2. Plainness or simplicity in style.
(v) to change one's mind, to give in, to allow.
(n) a covered walkway in a convent or monastery. 2. A convent or monastery.
(n) strong vengeful anger or indignation; punishment for an offense and crime.
(adj) dishonest or unscrupulous; marked by skill in deception.
(v) to attract; to cause to be enamored (charmed, in love with)
(adj) merciless (showing no mercy or pity); inhumane 2. Lusty (healthy, strong), filled with desire.
(v) to seize and take away by violence.
(n) descendants; children.
(v) to avoid deliberately and especially habitually (by the way of habit).
(v) to speak out in anger; to voice disapproval.
(adj) sweet of taste; pleasing or agreeable.
(adj) unshakable or insistent especially in maintaining a position or opinion.
(v) to attract or tempt
(v) to court or to win the favor of