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begging; practicing begging; living on alms. pertaining to or characteristic of a beggar.
a person who lives by begging; beggar.
a member of any of several orders of friars that originally forbade ownership of property, subsisting mostly on alms.
to irritate or vex.
to roil (water or the like).
calm, quiet, or composed; undisturbed by passion or excitement: to put (a person) under sedation.
a beginner in learning anything; novice.
to remove the fuze from (a bomb, mine, etc.).
to make less dangerous, tense, or embarrassing: to grow less dangerous; weaken.
not easily upset or confused, especially in a crisis; imperturbable.
a person who is a customer, client, or paying guest, especially a regular one, of a store, hotel, or the like.
a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause, charity, institution, special event, or the like:
a patron of the arts; patrons of the annual Democratic dance.
a person whose support or protection is solicited or acknowledged by the dedication of a book or other work. Roman History . the protector of a dependent or client, often the former master of a freedman still retaining certain rights over him.
Ecclesiastical . a person who has the right of presenting a member of the clergy to a benefice.
to eat or wear away gradually as if by gnawing, especially by chemical action.
to impair; deteriorate: to become corroded.
a profoundly wise person; a person famed for wisdom.
someone venerated for the possession of wisdom, judgment, and experience. wise, judicious, or prudent:
a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, action, etc.
a missing part; gap or lacuna:
Scholars attempted to account for the hiatus in the medieval manuscript.
any gap or opening. Grammar , Prosody . the coming together, with or without break or slight pause, and without contraction, of two vowels in successive words or syllables, as in see easily.
Anatomy . a natural fissure, cleft, or foreman in a bone or other structure.
a blunt or abrupt rejection, as of a person making advances.
a peremptory refusal of a request, offer, etc.; snub.
a check to action or progress to give a rebuff to; check; repel; refuse; drive away.
having a strong feeling of opposition, antipathy, repugnance, etc.; opposed:
to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to make acclamation; applaud. acclamation
to lessen in force or intensity, as wrath, grief, harshness, or pain; moderate.
to make less severe: to make (a person, one's state of mind, disposition, etc.) milder or more gentle; mollify; appease.
resolutely fearless; dauntless:
a chronological record of events; a history. to record in or as in a chronicle.
to walk heavily or move laboriously; trudge: to proceed in a tediously slow manner: to work with constant and monotonous perseverance; drudge. to walk heavily over or along. the act or a course of plodding.
a sound of a heavy tread.
immature or inexperienced: (of a young bird) featherless; unfledged. a recently hatched worker ant.
a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book.
a volume forming a part of a larger work.
to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring.
to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark.
to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out). to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope or line made fast to a fixed object.
to pull up or stop abruptly in such a manner. an act or instance of snubbing.
an affront, slight, or rebuff.
a sudden check given to a rope or cable running out, a moving boat, or the like. (of the nose) short and turned up at the tip.
commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity; worthy of veneration or reverence, as because of high office or noble character:impressive or interesting because of age, antique appearance, etc.:
a venerable oak tree.
extremely old or obsolete; ancient:
a venerable automobile.
a venerable member of Congress.
a title for someone proclaimed by the Roman Catholic Church to have attained the first degree of sanctity or of an Anglican archdeacon.
(of places, buildings, etc.) hallowed by religious, historic, or other lofty associations. a venerable person.
Usually archives. documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation.
archives, a place where public records or other historical documents are kept.
any extensive record or collection of data Digital Technology .
a long-term storage device, as a disk or magnetic tape, or a computer directory or folder that contains copies of files for backup or future reference.
a collection of digital data stored in this way.
a computer file containing one or more compressed files.
a collection of information permanently stored on the Internet. to place or store in an archive:
to vote on archiving the city's historic documents.
Digital Technology . to compress (computer files) and store them in a single file.
to reduce in quality or value; adulterate:
They debased the value of the dollar.
to lower in rank, dignity, or significance:
He wouldn't debase himself by doing manual labor.
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative:
a prosaic mind.
of or having the character or form of prose, the ordinary form of spoken or written language, rather than of poetry.
a brief or condensed statement giving a general view of some subject.
a compendium of heads or short paragraphs giving a view of the whole.
a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.
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