(v.) to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
(n.) a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
(adj.) desirous of something to point of greed; intensely eager
(adj.) having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
(n.) swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
(n.) a solemn agreement; a contract; a pledge
(adj.) straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
(n.) in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
(n.) a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher; (adj.) of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
(adj.) pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
(adj.) deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion; (n.) one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
(n.) a whirlpool or great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
(adj.) nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
(adj.) open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
(adj.) tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
(v.) to put forward, offer, suggest for consideration; to set forth
(n.) the state of being proper, appropriateness; (pl.) standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
(n.) improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
(adv.) without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
(adj.) asking humbly and earnestly; (n.) one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
(n.) an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
(v.) to move in waves or with a wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
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