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(v.) to make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; to put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench
(n.) decline, decay, or deterioration; a condition or period of decline or decay; excessive self-indulgence
(v.) to plead on behalf of someone else; to serve as a third party or go-between in a disagreement
(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint
(adj.) pertaining to an outlying area; local; narrow in mind or outlook, countrified in the sense of being limited and backward; of a simple, plain design that originated in the countryside; (n.) a person with a narrow point of view; a person from an outlying area; a soldier from a province or colony
(n.) shade cast by trees; foliage giving shade; and overshadowing influence or power; offense, resentment; a vague suspicion
(adj.) excessively smooth or smug; trying too hard to give an impression of earnestness, sincerity, or piety; fatty, oily; pliable
(adj.) pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas
(adj.) without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers
(n.) saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense; (v.) to let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense)
(adj.) belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part
(adj.) mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means; (v.) to hide, conceal; eclipse; (n.) matters involving the supernatural
(v.) to fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height, to give distinct form to; (adj.) characterized by excessive haste; (n.) moisture; the product of an action or process
(adj.) strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste
(v.) to think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess; (n.) likely idea that lacks definite proof
(n.) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend
(adj.) resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital
(n.) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v.) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action
(adj.) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no
(v.) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use
(n.) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)
(adj.) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government
(adj.) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported
(v.) to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater
(adj.) shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion
(v.) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply
(adj.) relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
(adj.) thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable
(n.) a general pardon for an offense against a government; in general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
(v.) To whip, punish severely; (n.) A cause of affliction or suffering; a source of severe punishment or criticism
(adj.) Tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; (n.) something that induces sleep
(v.) to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
(n.) a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
(n.) a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural anything that confines or restrains; (v.) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
(n.) one who rebels or rises against authority; (adj.) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority surging or rushing in or on
(n.) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
(adj.) stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud
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