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adj. positive and emphatic in asserting opinions. (Based on dogma - a word meaning beliefs or philosophy)
adj. lying asleep; in a state of rest. Present but not active or manifest though capable of becoming so
n. deceitfulness, always negative and refers either to double-dealing or to outright lying; associated with the act.
v. to decline, to fall back from the flood stage, refers to the running out of the tide; even in other uses the reference is often to the diminished rate of flow, refers to a decline from a better to a worse state. CAN ALSO BE AN ADJECTIVE: describing something as have the quality of diminishing gradually.
adj. consisting of selections from various sources
v. to wipe out; to erase, suggests that markings have become partially or wholly indistinct by time and attrition; implies surface removal.
adj. lively; giving off bubbles; high-spirited; vivacious
adj. extraordinarily bad; extraordinary in some bad way; glaring; flagrant: so offensive as to provoke outrage or condemnation:
v. to make clear, to give an explanation that serves to clarify more formal, the root, "luc", refers to light, so it means to throw light on it, indicating any enlightening process that puts an end to confusion
adj. hard to grasp; baffling, the verb form means to avoid or escape by the use of dexterity or artifice.
v. to decorate; to elaborate upon, indicates the adding of flourishes or accept points, like trim, rather than the treatment of an extensive area. such flourishes are the expressions of the decorator's zest or are taken gratefully by others as making a material livelier or more interesting. Alternatively it can refer to elaboration and can suggest a partial falsification or outright dishonesty.
v. involve in a quarrel; To involve (someone) in argument, contention, or hostile actions:
v. to equal or surpass, said of persons or qualities you admire and wish to copy
v. to weaken, to lessen the strength of and is applied only to people, focuses on a loss of vitality and a general lassitude, as after an illness, during a spell of hot weather, or because of a loss of moral fiber.
v. to cause, produce, bring into being; give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
v. to add to; to make greater in value; to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of
n. a puzzle; a baffling situation, questions or statements designed to perplex. a deliberately obscure or ambiguous statement, a dark saying meant to hide as much as it reveals, a tantalizing mystery, something darkly veiled or utterly baffling. . Applied to human beings it stresses internal contradictions, the presence of opposed traits that make a person hard to understand.
adj. describes that which lasts only a day, lasting for only a short time, indicates a certain and speedy extinction, sometimes contemptuous as in popularity
n. evenness of temper; composure, especially under tension or strain.
v. to use double meanings in order to mislead; to be shifty; to quibble, evasive or pussyfooting approach.
adj. understood by only a select few; intended for or understood by only a small group, especially one with specialized knowledge or interests
n. high praise for a deceased person, a speech given at a funeral praising the deceased person
(literary term, not available for the blue cards) n. use of an indirect expression in place of one that is harsh
adj. gradually disappearing; fleeting, implies that a thing is tenuous, delicate , or unsubstantial by its very nature
v. to make a situation worse; to irritate; to make (pain, disease, emotion, etc) more intense; To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
adj. serving as a model; Worthy of imitation; commendable:
adj. useful, advantageous; based on self-interest. Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle; Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose; (of an action) convenient and practical, although possibly improper or immoral CAN ALSO BE A NOUN: a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient but considered improper or immoral
v. to make easy and quick; to speed up; to do or process (something, such as business matters) with speed and efficiency (unlike facilitate, it implies speeding up the process)
v. to erase; to removing completely; suggests forceful and total removal
v. to praise highly; To pay tribute or homage to; To honor (a deity) in religious worship:
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