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use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse. Example: Around the rock the ragged rascal ran.
practicing great self-denial. Example: "Be systematically ascetic...do...something for no other reason than that you would rather not do it"- William James; "a desert nomad's austere life"; "a spartan diet"; "a spartan existence"
the humane quality of understanding the suffering of others and wanting to do something about it
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike. Example: "he was held in contempt"; "the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary"
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. Example: "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant or the evidence corroborates the defendant."
A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
abusing vocally. Example: expressing contempt or ridicule; "derisive laughter"; "a jeering crowd"; "her mocking smile"; "taunting shouts of 'coward' and 'sissy'"
made joyful. Example: "the sun and the wind on his back made him feel exhilarated--happy to be alive"
coming from the outside. Example: "extraneous light in the camera spoiled the photograph"; "relying upon an extraneous income"; "disdaining outside pressure groups"
(v.) to free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort. Example: "I cannot extricate myself from this task"
giving and careful attention to detail. Example: hard to please; excessively concerned with cleanliness; "a fastidious and incisive intellect"; "fastidious about personal cleanliness"
having or revealing little emotion or sensibility. Example: "deadpan humor"; "his face remained expressionless as the verdict was read"
perform without preparation. Example: do with whatever is at hand; "after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks"
(adj., adv.) in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity; (n.) the state of being disguised; a person in disguise.
not submissive to authority. Example: "a history of insubordinate behavior"; "insubordinate boys"
abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
not adroit. Example: "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda"
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others. Example: arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
(n.) a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
on or near an edge or constituting an outer boundary. Example: the outer area; "Russia's peripheral provinces"; "peripheral suburbs"
an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult
seizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits pay the demand for which it was seized
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible. Example: "reached an impasse on the negotiations"
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