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