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using distinct syllables or words; able to speak clearly; to speak clearly and distinctly; to express in words


a division or group in any classification system; a class


to tear down; to wreck; to ruin


a statement that something is false; a refusal of a request or right; a rejection of a belief


to unfasten; to disconnect


something that diverts or draws attention away; the act of diverting attention; a condition of mental distress


to provide with light; to make understandable; to clarify; to decorate a manuscript with colorful designs


a tendency; a personal preference or liking; a slant or slope


to bear witness to, expecially in court; to give evidence


to scold or criticize sharply

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