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to examine the character or qualities of, especially in order to discover resemblances or differences (two things are compared when they have certain equal or similar qualities)
to say both yes and no with equal voice (Deception is done deliberately and on purpose. Politicians are good examples of people who are equivocate; they are purposely vague.)
stocks in the financial markets (the value of your home or property above the amount of the mortgage you owe is your equity in it)
a sin or vice, or an egregiously immoral act; wickedness, sinfulness; violation of right or duty
Note: e is changed to i, and injustice and unfairness are sinful and wicked
may have both one meaning and another meaning; vague (same as equivocal, except done accidentally, not on purpose)
French term that means double meaning, an ambiguous statement with one possible interpretation as being suggestive, risque, or sexy
equal night; an event that occurs twice a year when day and night are of equal length, about March 21 and September 22
active at night instead of day i.e. cats, owls, moonflower (blossoms at night), "night people" (stay up late, sleep until midmorning)
professional tightrope walker, a performer successfully defying the law of gravity by balancing on a thin overhead wire
(n) a horse
(adj.) like a horse, as in appearance or characteristics, or descriptive of horse
[literally] to tickle, with gentle touches in strategic places, causing an actual pleasing physical sensation
[figuratively] to tickle people's minds, fancies, palates, by charm, brilliance, wit, promises, or other methods
to forbid (to write down beforehand whatever is detrimental)
Note: proscribed activities are most likely pleasurable, because they are immoral, illegal, or fattening
in the way of the road, where no one can fail to see it; easily seen, not hidden, conspicuous
to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action); to get an obstacle out of the way
unimportant, without great significance (intersection of three roads, where unimportant matters are discussed to prevent from being overhead in a public)
to fight against, work to the disadvantage of
Note: militate is always followed by the preposition against, and never takes a personal subject: you don't militate against anyone, but some habit, action, or tendency militates against someone or something
(n) military persons, especially army officers, or armed forces
(adj.) of or relating to soldiers, arms, or war, or armed forces
a part of the organized armed forces (may also be citizens) of a country, liable to call only in emergency
cancerous growth; or the condition, state, or attitude of harmfulness, hatefulness, evil intent, etc.
the act or manner of uttering words to be transcribed, or material that is dictated or transcribed
clumsy, bungling, awkward, unskillful; having a bad right hand (remember adroit is the right hand, believed to be the skillful one)
poorly or inadequately adjusted, specifically lacking harmony with one's environment from failure to adjust one's desires to the conditions of one's life
(n) a discontented person, or a rebel
(adj.) discontented, dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs
failure to exercise an accepted degree of professional skill, thus resulting injury, loss, etc.
bad ease; an indefinite feeling of bodily discomfort, as in a mild illness, or as a symptom preceding an illness
one who does good things, gives help, provides financial gifts or aid, or rescues when someone is in need
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