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adj. deviating from the general or common order or type


noun an abusive attack on a person's character or good name; a damaging or derogatory statement


adj. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual


adj. marked by rude or peremptory shortness


verb influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering


verb inflict severe punishment on; censure severely


verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort; put or send forth; make or work out a plan for; devise


noun an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience


verb free somebody (from an erroneous belief)


noun the feeling of being bored by something tedious


noun a shackle for the ankles or feet; verb restrain with fetters


adj. shockingly brutal or cruel


adj. not subject or susceptible to change or variation in form or quality or nature


adj. in opposition to a civil authority or government; noun a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions); a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment


noun a psychological state characterized by delusions of grandeur


noun an office that involves minimal duties; a benefice to which no spiritual or pastoral duties are attached


adj. conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed


verb pass beyond (limits or boundaries); act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; spread over land, especially along a subsiding shoreline; commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law


verb alter the nature of (elements); change in outward structure or looks; change or alter in form, appearance, or nature


adj. suffered or done by one person as a substitute for another; occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; experienced at secondhand

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