A deviation or departure from the norm.
temporary inactivity or suspension.
To reduce in degree or intensity.
to forswear or abstain from; to give up.
to wear down or rub away the surface of something.
to reduce the length of or diminish in scope.
to end or do away with something.
to withdraw and hide, typically to avoid arrest.
a gradual increase in the amount or size of something.
characterized by a strong desire to gain or retain information or objects.
showing skill and experience.
characterized by uncertainty; unable to decide between opposites.
something existing or happening out of it's time in history
to provide with extra notes or comments.
intense feelings; passion.
to attribute to a specific source; to assign a characteristic.
roughness or severity.
an analysis or examination.
characteristic of careful and persistent effort
To lessen or ease.
to declare as true; to maintain.
the act of passing on; something that is passed on.
deprived or despondent.
Carefree or joyous; casual.
bold or shameless; insolent.
thriving or growing rapidly
impulsive; prone to sudden change.
to punish or criticize severely.
a formal criticism or intense disapproval.
mindful of potential consequences; prudent.
to quote as example or proof
to unite or come together
Convincing and reasonable
the quality of being logical and clear.
corresponding in size, degree, or duration.
showing a willingness to please; obliging.
to admit or reluctantly yield; to surrender
alarm or fear
festive and sociable
to have corresponding characteristics
to confirm, to substantiate with evidence.
easily deceived, believing too readily.
completion or climax.
deserving of name; guilty.
to denounce or criticize
to speak ill of; to belittle
to condemn; disapprove of or regret
use of ridicule to show contempt
adj. copied or adapted. n. something derived
inconsistant and irregular, aimless.
an abusive, insulting verbal attack.
intended for the purpose of moral teaching or instructing, even such instruction is not necessary or welcome.
to free someone of believing something that is untrue.
to differentiate or distinguish; to perceive.
the state of being different or unequal
to disguise or conceal
adj. disagreeable. n. one who disagrees.
lack of harmony; discord.
to get rid of
combining elements from many different sources or styles.
rude and presumptuous behavior.
noticeably bad or offensive.
based on or provable by observation and experiment.
to follow an admirable example; imitate.
to give rise to; originate.
to state things in a list.
uncertain or ambiguous
learned; having great knowledge.
understood by few people; mysterious.
to choose to follow or support something.
admirable; deserving of esteem.
an inoffensive expression substituted for one that is deemed offensive.
to intensify bitterness or violence.
to denounce; to chafe.
to remove blame; acquit
to urge or try to persuade.
demanding immediate attention; urgent.
to explain or make comprehensible.
to praise or glorify.
gleeful because of success.
Foolish or delusive; smug.
lacking in purpose; careless.
to fabricate or deceive
n. a deceptive diversionary action. v. to make a deceptive show of.
flushed with color, ornate.
to incite or agitate
a noisy fight; a brawl
to deny or contradict.
a military post; the troops stationed at a military post.
seemingly slick or clever
for no reason or at no cost.
causing grief or pain; serious.
to torment or cause suffering and agony.
a peculiar characteristic.
not subject to change.
hard to excite or upset, very calm.
a stimulus encouraging a particular activity.
poorly formed or formless.
impossible to change or reform.
cleverness or imagination.
harmful or unfriendly.
difficult to understand; having an obscure nature.
dull; lacking in flavor or zest.
isolated; narrow minded.
to mediate or plead on anthers behalf.
to insert or introduce between; often to falsify.
difficult to manage, stubborn.
to cause to accept something that is undesirable; habituate.
to scold or criticize sharply; to beat.
to exist in a dreadful or gloomy situation; to become weak.
the second of two things mentioned; nearer the end.
deserving praise; favorable.
Very talkative or rambling.
courageous, generous, or noble.
to inflict damage or blemishes on.
prone to sudden unpredictable change; volatile.
causing something to be less intense, forceful, or harmful.
to calm down or alleviate; to soften.
the act of liberally giving.
the condition of being unknown.
no longer in use; outmoded or old-fashioned.
lacking intellectual clarity; blunt, or slow-witted.
to render unnecessary.
arousing or deserving strong hatred.
very troublesome or oppressively difficult.
a self contradiction; something that appears to be self-contradictory, but is nonetheless true.
an example of excellence
to break down into components.
characterized by a narrow concern for detail, particularly in academics.
a tendency or fondness.
to slowly pass through.
adj. moving or traveling from place to place. n. one who travels frequently from place to place.
capable of spreading or flowing throughout.
an example or event that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time; custom arising from long term practice.
a guiding rule or principle.
to prevent or make impossible.
an omen or other warning sign.
foresight; the power to see the future.
integrity or uprightness
to grow or increase rapidly
to proclaim; usually in reference to rules or laws.
to lengthen or prolong
to drink heartily.
characterized by constant complaining or whining.
unpredictable and impractical.
ordinary, occurring daily.
stubbornly resistant; defiant.
n. payment in return for something. v. to award compensation to.
difficult to understand
to prove to be false; to deny the truth of.
to refer or assign to a particular place or category.
to express disapproval.
to reject or refuse as valid
strong and deep, lasting.
dazzling or brilliant in appearance.
one revered for experience and wisdom.
feigning piety or righteousness.
to insult using witty language.
appearing to be true or genuine but actually deceptive.
to stop or check the flow of.
to contain or include
to undermine, ruin, or overthrow.
an overabundance or excess.
using no words.
slightly connected; superficially relevant.
moderation and self restraint.
state of physical or mental sluggishness
easy to control or work with.
to go above and beyond; to rise above.
to reverse the order of; interchange.
performed in a one sided manner.
very generous; bestowed liberally.
refinement and elegance.
to swing or waver.
having a variety of colors or marks.
corruptible, open to bribery.
highly esteemed or respecting; commanding respect.
the quality of appearing to be true or real.
to clear someone or something from blame.
to criticize in an abusive way.
excessively greedy; ravenous.
very sly, deceptive