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quickness, accuracy, and keenness of judgement or insight


trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistry: a quibble or subterfuge used to rick, deceive, or evade


injurious to health: harmful, injurious


a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into reality or essential meaning of something usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience


not meant to be taken seriously or literally: amusing; humorous: lacking serious intent; concerned with something nonessential, amusing, or frivolous


composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kind; not heterogeneous: of the same kind or nature; essentially alike


having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, esp. to avoid notice or formal attentions


pertaining to motion: caused by motion: characterized by movement


talking or tending to talk much freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous


mournful, dismal, or gloomy, especially to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree


total rejection of established laws and institutions: anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity: total and absolute destructiveness, esp, toward the world at large and including oneself


characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawning: servilely compliant or deferential


a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme


the nature of or being characterized by an overhanging or extremely steep mass of rocks, such as a crag, or the face of a cliff


cheerfully optimistic, hopeful, or confident: reddish; ruddy


characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor, esp. in an affected manner, excessively smooth, suave, or smug: of the nature of or characteristic of an unguent or ointment; oily; greasy


without contents; empty: lacking in ideas or intelligence


a person who is attracted to foreign peoples. cultures, or customs

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