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n. a deviating from the normal path or usual course of action; a mental disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature.
n. the giving up of certain pleasures such as food or drink.
extremely hopeless or wretched; bottomless; appalling
n. loud applause; approval. (When used as a verb, acclaim means to applaud or to praise.)
v. to accept the conclusions or arrangements of others; to accede; to give consent by keeping silent.
v. to advise against something; to warn; to scold gently; to urge strongly. - giving warning or counsel where no wrong is implied and often refers to duty that might have been forgotten or might in the future be forgotten
v. to support; to be in favor of - even stronger than recommend in suggesting an ardent espousal of a given course of action. When used as a noun, refers to someone who supports a particular cause. Notice change of pronunciation with the change of part of speech!
adj. Showing an appreciation of beauty in nature or art; artistic.
n. Natural attraction to a person or liking for a thing with which one feels a close connection.
n. An increase in rank or wealth; growth in power. The increasing of the scope of something; extension. The act or instance of making greater in power, influence, stature, or reputation. Exaggeration.
v. to turn away the normal feelings of fondness toward anyone; to estrange. A deliberate attempt to bring about a reversal of feelings toward someone. More current meaning is to create a feeling of unrelatedness, especially a hopeless feeling of distance from society's structure and concerns
v. to make easier to endure; to relieve; to diminish; emphatic about partial relief; it is also restricted to situations in which something is made easier to bear.
adj. Indifferent; unsympathetic; not interested; apart.; is applied to persons who are distant in manner or interest, as from a reluctance to associate with those whom they regard as intellectual or social inferiors, or because of habitual shyness or idiosyncrasy.
adj. Thoughtful of the welfare of others (pertains to motive) refers to the setting aside of special or personal interests in determining a course of action that will most benefit group welfare.
adj. permitting more than one interpretation; not clearly defined; doubtful or uncertain; can be interpreted several ways
n. condition of having conflicting attitudes; uncertainty or inability to make a choice because of simultaneous desire or repulsion
v. to make better or more tolerable; to improve - is usually applied conditions rather than to specific things and suggests that the conditions are in need of correction.
adj. Similar in certain qualities; comparable.
n. active dislike; ill will. suggests vindictive anger and rancor; bitter resentment with malevolence or malice.
n. condition of being nameless or unknown. freedom from identification: the state of not being known or identified by name, for example, as the author or donor of something
n. hostility, active opposition. emphasizes mutuality of ill will between persons or groups and implies temperamental incompatibility, seldom implies that harmful actions will result.
n. Not caring; absence of feeling; lack of interest or concern
adj. of doubtful authenticity; counterfeit; of unknown origin; Fictitious, mythical, spurious, bogus Related to the 14 books included as an appendix to the Old Testament in the Septuagint and the Vulgate but not included in the Hebrew canon. They are not printed in Protestant versions of the Bible because the actual source is not known. They are called the Apocrypha.
adj. hard to do; strenuous. restricted in suggesting burdensome effort or almost unmerciful firmness of stand.
adj. able to put one's thoughts into words easily and clearly. (when used as a verb, it means to speak distinctly. - notice the change of pronunciation with the change of part of speech.)
v. to calm or soothe; to satisfy ; tied to the notion of a need that requires satisfaction and might indicate something approaching satiation.
v. to waste away; especially through undernourishment or lack of use; decrease in muscle size caused by inactivity; any weakening or degeneration (especially through lack of use)
v. to increase or enlarge; to become greater in size, emphasizes the action of addition more than the increase in size and often suggests that the addition is a temporary expedient rather than a permanent or structural increase.
adj. severe or stern in manner; strict in morals; without adornment, ornamentation, or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor
n. a person who supports the principle of subjection to authority instead of individual freedom; adj. favoring complete obedience or subjection to authority as opposed to individual freedom
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