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(adj.) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate, measurable by the same standards
(n.) a quick raid, especially for plunder; a venture into some field of endeavor; (v.) to make such a raid
(n.) a type, class, or variety, especially a distinctive category of literary composition; a style of painting in which everyday scenes are realistically depicted
(adj.) intending to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
(n.) a change, variation, or alteration; (pl.) successive or changing phases or conditions
(adj.) closely related in origin, essential nature, or function; (n.) such a person or thing
(n.) a proposition that follows from one already proven; a natural consequence or result; (adj.) resultant or consequent
(n.) a blind alley or dead-end street; any situation in which further process is impossible; an impasse
(n.) valor or heroism; daring deeds or exploits (often used to poke fun at false heroics)
(n.) a potion once thought capable of curing all ills and maintaining life indefinitely; a panacea; a sweet liquid used as a vehicle in medicines
(n.) a public abuse indicating strong disapproval or censure; the disgrace resulting from such treatment
(n.) a determining or characteristic element; a factor that shapes the total outcome; a limit, boundary
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only partially or imperfectly developed
(adj.) attacking or seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs, ideas, or institutions
(adj.) forshadowing an event to come; causing wonder or awe; self-consciously weighty, pompous
(adj.) so shocking to the emotions as to cause lasting and substantial psychological damage
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