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fast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way
a spoken curse
swollen and distended or congested
in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy
a fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail; a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve
a transcendent state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self, and the subject is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.
kind and friendly toward a younger or less experienced person; relating to an uncle
alpha and omega
the beginning and the end
a cause of great distress or annoyance; poisonous
a tomblike monument to someone buried elsewhere, especially one commemorating people who died in a war.
(of a word) polysyllabic; long
an ancient symbol in the form of an equal-armed cross with each arm continued at a right angle, used (in clockwise form) as the emblem of the German Nazi Party.
(of a person) at the point of death
(of a person) excessively or ingratiatingly flattering; oily.
a change of circumstances or fortune, typically one that is unwelcome or unpleasant
stimulate or excite (someone), especially in a sexual way.
humorous or witty conversation
root out and destroy completely
the highest point in the development of something; culmination or climax