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[L. penna-feather] (n) a confident and stylish manner; a strikingly elaborate or colorful display
[Fr. in-not + soucier-to care] (adj) carefree, happy-go-lucky, blithely indifferent or unconcerned
[Gk. sema-sign] (n) the study of meaning; the meaning or the interpretation of meaning, of a word, sentence, etc.
[L. e-out + molere-to grind (miller's fee)] (n) payment; profit derived from an office or employment; a fee or salary
[Gk. hegemon-leader] (n) predominant influence exercised by one nation over others; aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination
[Gk. Philip, king of Macedon, denounced in several of Demosthenes's speeches] (n) a bitter verbal attack
[L. in + murus-a wall] (vt) to enclose or confine within walls; to imprison; to seclude or isolate
[L. com-with + mensurare-to measure] (adj) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; proportionate; measurable by the same standards
[L. quaerere-to ask] (n) a seeking or request for truth, information, or knowledge; an investigation, as into an incident; charges; a question; query
[L. dia-through + phanes-appearing] (adj) very sheer and light, almost completely transparent
[L. sacer-sacred + santus-holy] (adj) very sacred, extremely holy; inviolable; set apart or immune from questioning or attack
[L. vicis-a turn] (n) a change, variation, or alteration; pl.--successive changing phases, "ups and downs"
[L. pre-before + mittere-to send] (n) a basis, stated or assumed, on which reasoning proceeds; a proposition supporting a conclusion; a tract of land including its buildings (vt) to set forth beforehand, as by way of introduction or explanation
[L. tendere-to stretch] (adj) intended to promote a particular point of view, doctrine, or cause; biased or partisan
[L. ex-out + plicare-to fold] (adj) fully and clearly expressed or demonstrated; having nothing merely implied; unequivocal; definite and unreserved in expression; having sexual acts or nudity clearly depicted
[L. a face mask used by actors; hence, a character] (n) the outward character or role that a person assumes
[OF re-again + joindere-to join] (n) a comeback; an answer to a reply; a quick reply (especially a witty or critical one) to a question or remark
(adj) tending to arouse strife; inflammatory; pertaining to the criminal setting on fire of property (n) a person who stirs up strife; an agitator
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