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a. familiar, as by study or experience; able to converse knowledgeably
n. change; transformation
a. capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable
a. curving outward; having surface that bulges outward, as the exterior of sphere
n. act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation
a. festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
n. a winding motion.
v. to move with a circling or winding motion.
v. accompany for protection, either by sea or land; attend for protection; escort
v. to cause spasms in.
n. unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult
a. plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
n. flirt; seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
n. an ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
n. goat's horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance
n. natural consequence or effect; result
n. ceremony of crowning queen or king
n. inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
a. belonging or relating to the body; bodily; noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant
a. united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body
a. bodily; of a material nature; tangible
n. an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
n. a dead body.
a. very fat; large in body; overweight
n. a minute particle of matter.
v. relate; associate; bring into a mutual relation
adj. mutually involving or implying one another.
adj. capable of reformation.
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
v. destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
n. decay; erosion
a. eating away by chemicals or disease
adj. open to bribery.
n. bribery; fraud
adj. pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
a. pertaining to the universe; vast
n. a doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
n. the science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
n. the general science of the universe.
a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope
n. a cosmopolitan character.
n. universe or universality of created things; ordered, harmonious whole
v. negate; act against
v. act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
v. to accuse in return.
n. a cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
v. make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another
v. act or react with equal force; ; counteract
n. a house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
n. a rustic.
n. line of motion or direction.
n. a fleet and spirited horse.
n. polite behavior; act of civility or respect; consent or agreement in spite of fact
n. mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties; contract; stipulation
a. secretive, not openly shown
n. a flock of quails or partridges.
v. to crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
n. steep, rugged rock; rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge
n. the skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
adj. coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
n. vehement or urgent desire; longing for; consuming desire; yearning
n. a sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
n. a butter-making establishment.
adj. resembling or containing cream.
n. credit; faith
a. capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy
a. apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
n. definite summary of what is believed; confession of faith for public use
adj. a place for cremating dead bodies.
n. a deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
n. gap; a long narrow opening
n. standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test
n. critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature
n. earthenware made from baked clay.
n. a trying and purifying test or agency.
n. military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
n. of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the class Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps
adj. having a crust-like shell.
n. anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
v. assume crystalline form; cause to take on a definite and clear shape
n. a short thick stick used as a club.
a. of or relating to or used in cooking; relating to a kitchen
v. pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from
n. a guilty person.
n. artificial channel for water; sewer or drain crossing under road
n. greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
adj. capable of being remedied or corrected.
n. one who manages museum or library; superintendent; manager
n. a piece of bric-a-brac.
a. flowing, as writing letters joined one to another without raising pen; running
a. casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
n. a downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
adj. like a circle.
n. a young swan.
a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
n. a scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act
n. object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration; something that strongly attracts attention; center of attraction
a. bold; brave
n. the doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
n. a base coward.
n. a premise, starting-point, or given fact.
a. bold; incapable of being discouraged; fearless
n. a day-laborer.
n. a race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
n. scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
v. reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
a. disputable; unsettled; open to doubt or debate
a. friendly; of good appearance and manners; graceful
n. beginning or first attempt; first appearance before the public
n. a figure with ten sides and ten angles.
n. a weight of 10 grams.
n. a liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
n. the ten commandments.
n. a volume consisting of ten parts or books.
n. a length of ten meters.
v. to leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
v. behead; cut off the head of
adj. ten-footed or ten-armed.
n. a line of ten syllables.
n. attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration or practice, which misleads another, or causes to believe what is false
v. fool; cause to believe what is not true; mislead
n. moral fitness.
a. suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
a. falling off as of leaves; falling off or shed at specific season or stage of growth
a. of tens; numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
v. destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of
v. convert code into ordinary language; read with difficulty
n. a speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
adj. a full and formal style of utterance.
adj. containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
n. the change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.
v. adorn; embellish
adj. suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
n. lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
a. weakened, worn out, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use
n. the voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
v. lead forth; reach a conclusion by reasoning; trace the origin or derivation of
v. mar or spoil appearance or surface; impair usefulness, value, or influence of
v. to cut off or take away, as a part of something.
n. malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
v. harm someone's reputation; degrade; bring into disrepute; make infamous
n. failure to act; an option that is selected automatically
n. one required to make answer in an action or suit
adj. capable of being maintained or justified.
a. intended or appropriate for defending against; protective
v. delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time
adj. characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
n. scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
a. inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element
a. fixed; exact; having distinct limits
v. turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
v. to clear of forests.
v. change shape by stress; become misshapen; make formless
n. a disfigurement.
v. deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device
v. pay costs of; undertake payment of; make compensation to or for
n. a becoming worse.
v. become worse; decline; fall
n. humiliation; debasement; decline to a lower condition, quality, or level
v. reduce level; lower grade of something
v. remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids
v. turn into a god; idolize or idealize; worship or revere as a god
v. condescend to give or grant; esteem worthy; consider worth notice
n. one who believes in god, but denies supernatural revelation.
n. god; divinity; supernatural things
v. to dishearten.
a. delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
a. having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
n. that which is agreeable to a fine taste.
v. portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
v. to dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
a. having a delirium; wandering in mind; insane; raving; wild
v. deceive mind or judgment of; lead from truth or into error; frustrate or disappoint
n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
v. make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties; erase
n. person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people
n. conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
a. insane; mad; of unsound mind; mentally ill
n. a mark for failure or bad conduct.
n. end of existence or activity; termination
v. retire from military service
v. raze; destroy; do away with completely; put an end to
adj. capable of positive proof.
v. show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
adj. inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
n. one who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
n. any application soothing to an irritable surface
n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
adj. like a tree.
n. the natural history of trees.
n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor
v. to give a name or epithet to.
n. class, society, or collection of individuals called by the same name; specifically, a religious sect
n. part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
v. indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically
n. outcome; final resolution or clarification of dramatic or narrative plot
v. condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
n. any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
v. to strip the covering from.
n. the act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
v. decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
adj. laying down.
v. to remove the inhabitants from.
v. to take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
n. manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage
n. testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
n. a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution
n. a place where anything is kept in safety.
v. to render bad, especially morally bad.
v. express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle
n. devaluation; decrease in price or value
v. lower in spirits; press down
n. recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits
a. left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty
v. ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
adj. open to ridicule.
n. that process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
a. unoriginal; derived from another source
v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of
n. the branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
n. an apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
n. offspring; person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
adj. proceeding downward.
n. ancestry; origin; the descendants of one individual; drop; fall; a movement downward
v. catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny
n. area with little or no vegetation; forsake; abandon
n. any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
v. indicate or specify; point out; assign a name or title to
v. cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear
n. loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency
n. one without regard for law or life.
a. having lost all hope; dangerous; extremely intense
a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
n. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred
v. to lose spirit, courage, or hope.
a. in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
n. tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
n. any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
a. extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid
a. aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject
v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
v. become worse; decline
adj. definitely limited or fixed.
n. act of making or arriving at a decision; putting an end to; termination
n. something that discourages; tending to deter
v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
v. to take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
n. harm; damage; injury; something that causes damage, harm, or loss
v. to push down forcibly.
v. turn away from a principle, norm; depart; diverge
n. malicious mischief.
n. wanton and malicious mischief.
a. departing from correct or accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
v. form, plan, or arrange in the mind; transmit or give by will
a. expressing devotion or piety; earnest in religious field
n. right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts
adj. characteristic of the devil.
adj. marking a difference.
v. analyze; examine; identify
n. art of identifying disease; critical analysis of nature of something
n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people
n. a logician.
adj. containing only two atoms.
n. a bitter or malicious criticism.
n. a positive utterance.
adj. pertaining to teaching.
n. dissimilarity in any respect.
n. any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
v. set apart; distinguish; perceive or show difference in or between
adj. affected or possessed with self-distrust.
adj. spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
n. act of dispersing or diffusing something
n. one who holds high rank.
n. a union of two characters representing a single sound.
v. turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking
a. in disrepair, run down; of very poor quality or condition
v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen
adj. tending to cause delay.
n. predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options
n. a superficial amateur.
n. careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
v. weaken; make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water
ad. vaguely; in a dim or obscure manner; with dull or imperfect vision or a faint light; not brightly or clearly
n. the sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
n. tact; politics; negotiation between nations
n. one who is in charge to deal with others, like an ambassador, who is appointed to represent a government in relations with other governments
a. relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
n. one remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
v. to be opposite in opinion.
v. to withhold permission or sanction.
v. to cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
v. to fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
v. to regard with blame.
v. to deprive of weapons.
v. to throw out of order.
v. to disclaim responsibility for.
n. one who refuses to believe.
v. to disencumber.
v. to pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
v. throw out something from one's hand; get rid of
a. distinguishable; perceptible; capable of being seen or noticed
n. follower; adherent; person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others
adj. having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
n. trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice
v. to disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
v. to stain.
v. make uneasy or perplexed; cause to lose one's composure; disconcert
n. distress; uneasiness; mental or bodily distress
n. an unbridgeable disparity as from a failure of understanding
a. sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
n. interruption or intermission.
n. conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things
v. to look upon with disfavor.
v. to get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
v. defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
a. free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
v. make a clear distinction; distinguish; make sensible decisions; judge wisely
a. tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
v. deprive of civil right; deprive someone of franchise, generally their right to vote
v. release from something that holds firmly
v. change appearance of something or someone to the negative; deform
n. undress or negligent attire.
v. to disenchant.
v. to remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
n. substance which kills germs or viruses; agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine
v. to deprive of an inheritance.
a. not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
adj. helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
v. to put out of proper place or order.
n. displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
v. to throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
n. neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
adj. neglecting or refusing to obey.
v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
n. that which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
v. move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland
v. to deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
n. verbal controversy.
v. to debar.
v. make uneasy or anxious; trouble
v. ignore; discount; take no notice of
adj. dishonorable or disgraceful.
n. discredit; dishonor; the state of being held in low esteem
v. to unclothe.
v. upset; throw into confusion or disorder
v. to displease.
v. to cut apart or to pieces.
n. analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
v. disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
n. angry or violent difference of opinion.
v. differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval
n. one who disagrees.
n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university
n. an ill turn.
v. to divide.
a. different; unlike
v. spend or expend wastefully; vanish by dispersion; drive away; disperse
n. the state of being dispersed or scattered.
a. lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices
n. breaking of union; decomposition into fragments or parts; extinction of life; decay
v. melt; liquefy; cause to pass into solution; cause to disappear or vanish
n. discord; disagreeable sounds; harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds
adj. harsh or disagreeable in sound.
v. persuade not to do; discourage
n. the act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
n. a disease or malady.
v. swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure
adj. capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
v. give off liquid; purify; refine; increase the concentration of
n. separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
n. one occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
v. twist out of proper or natural relation of parts; misshape; misrepresent
v. to subject a person to distress.
n. one who subjects a person to distress.
a. deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
n. lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
n. separation of relations or interests.
n. a word of two syllables.
a. daily; relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period
a. differing; tending to move apart in different directions
a. differing in some characteristics; various
n. act of turning aside; pastime; activity that relaxes or entertains
n. point or respect in which things differ; difference
v. distract; withdraw money and move into a different location
adj. able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
v. free of; rid; remove all of one's clothing
n. the pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
n. the quality or character of being godlike.
adj. capable of being separated into parts.
n. that by which a number or quantity is divided.
v. reveal; make known to public
n. a divulging.
a. obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
n. the registry of judgments of a court.
n. the female of the deer.
n. belief; doctrine
a. stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
v. to make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
a. sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful
adj. expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
n. field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
n. place of residence of a person or a family
a. major; important; outweighing
v. monopolize; command; rule; prevail; be prevalent in
n. control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
v. rule or exercise power in cruel; rule over or control arbitrarily
v. grant; present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute
n. one who makes a donation or present.
n. a person to whom a donation is made.
n. giver; one that contributes something, such as money, to a cause or fund
a. sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
n. one of a pair of like things.
adv. in twofold degree or extent.
n. the property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
n. a modern and an ancient greek coin.
n. a net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
n. in the british army, a cavalryman.
n. emptying accomplished by draining; gradual flowing off, as of a liquid
n. one who writes plays.
v. represent something in a dramatic manner; add details to
a. radical; taking effect violently or rapidly
n. dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
a. dull with sleepiness; showing lack of attention
n. hard monotonous routine work
a. questionable; filled with doubt
n. a young duck.
a. easily influenced; flexible; pliable
n. composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental
v. to make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
adj. having two parts.
n. double-dealing; deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech; acting in bad faith.
n. length of time something lasts
adj. showing submission to natural superiors.
adj. subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
a. careful to fulfill obligations; expressing or filled with sense of obligation
v. shrink; reduce in size; become less
n. the force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
n. seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness
n. ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
a. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
a. departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
n. oddity; departure from that which is stated, regular, or usual; deviation from center
v. darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
v. save money or resource; cut back; be thrifty
n. intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion
a. pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion
a. eatable; substance that can be used as food
n. decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
v. instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
a. of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor
v. to draw out.
v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
n. a consequence.
a. efficient; productive; producing a strong impression or response
a. able to produce a desired effect; valid
a. having some characteristic of a woman; womanlike; womanly; tender
v. to bubble up.
adj. giving off bubbles of gas.
adj. exhausted, as having performed its functions.
n. power to produce desired effect
n. effectiveness; quality or property of being efficient; ratio of useful output to the total input in any system
a. effective; acting directly to produce an effect; exhibiting a high ratio of output to input
n. the state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
adj. opening in flower.
n. a noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
n. shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
v. to pour forth.
n. an outpouring.
n. one who advocates or practices egoism.
n. one given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
a. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
n. act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out
v. put out or expel from a place; discharge
v. slip or glide away; pass away silently
n. tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
n. the process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
n. a metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
n. poem or song expressing lamentation; mournful poem
n. fundamental or essential constituent of a composite entity; basic assumptions or principles of a subject
v. draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
a. qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage
v. eradicate; abolish; rule out
adj. relating to elizabeth, queen of england, or to her era.
n. the art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
a. vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
v. avoid cleverly; escape perception of
v. to waste away in flesh.
v. come or send forth from a source, used chiefly of intangible thing, as light
v. free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
n. ban on commerce or other activity
v. commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey
v. humiliate; shame; cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
v. adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
v. steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from one's employer
v. to set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
n. symbol; sign; distinctive badge, design, or device
v. give a bodily form to; represent in bodily or material form; incorporate
v. to give courage to.
n. an obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
v. to involve in dissension or strife.
v. come into prominence; spring up; appear
n. appearance; becoming visible
adj. coming into view.
adj. retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
n. someone who leaves one country to settle in another
v. remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; migrate from home
n. fame; high status importance owing to marked superiority; rise of ground; hill
a. standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth
v. give off; send out; give out as sound
n. special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
v. stress; underscore; utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice
adj. spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
n. worker; person who works for another in return for financial or other compensation
n. a person or firm that employs workers
n. a bazaar or shop.
v. to delegate authority to.
v. be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
v. decree; establish by legal and authoritative act; make into a law
v. to inspire with ardent love.
v. to pitch tents for a resting-place.
n. high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute
v. surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop
n. the call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
v. activate; stimulate
v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits
v. burden; put a heavy load on; load with debts, or other legal claims
adj. intended for general circulation.
n. a reference work containing articles on various topics
v. threaten; jeopardize; do something that may damage it or destroy it
v. to cause to be loved.
a. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
v. to endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
n. perseverance; state or fact of persevering; continuing existence
a. active; brisk; vigorous
v. weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
v. to debilitate.
v. admit to rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote
v. cause; bring into existence; give rise to
v. carve or cut into a block or surface, as used for printing; impress deeply as if by carving
v. occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger
v. make better or more attractive; increase; improve
n. puzzle; difficult problem
v. direct or impose with urgent appeal; order with emphasis
v. to set on fire.
v. supply with light; illuminate, as the sun enlightens the earth; make clear to the intellect or conscience; give information to; inform or instruct
v. enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service
n. ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
v. to dignify.
n. hugeness in a bad sense; act of extreme evil or wickedness
a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
v. infuriate; put into a rage; provoke to fury or madness; make furious
v. please intensely; fill with great delight or joy
v. to keep sacred.
v. to entrap.
v. imply or require; cause to ensue or accrue; cut or carve in ornamental way
v. twist or interweave as not to be easily separated; make tangled, confused, and intricate; perplex; bewilder; puzzle
v. capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection
v. to invest with sovereign power.
v. to yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
a. having or showing great excitement and interest
n. a complete thing.
n. study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects
n. pl. the internal parts of an animal.
n. treatment; reception; entertainment
n. the act of entering.
v. to fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
v. to interweave.
v. list each one; mention one by one
n. long heroic poem, or similar work of art
n. a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine
adj. indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
n. a circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
n. a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
n. outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely; widely prevalent
n. outer, protective layer of skin of vertebrates
n. witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation
n. short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
n. any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
n. a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
n. inscription on tombstone in memory
n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
n. representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article
adj. prevailing among animals.
n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable
n. a species of lyric poems.
v. to render uniform.
n. calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
n. one who rides a horse or performs on horseback
n. mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
a. marked by or having equity; just and impartial
n. ownership interest of shareholders in a corporate; something that is just and fair
a. interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning
a. open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
v. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate
a. wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving; irregular in motion
a. no fixed or regular course; wandering
a. containing or derived from error; mistaken
a. learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
n. extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
v. avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
v. catch sight of; glimpse; discover at a distance
n. a title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
n. most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
adj. pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
a. capable of being estimated or valued
v. to alienate.
n. a wide lower part of a tidal river.
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adj. relating to the development and improvement of race.
n. mild expression to replace offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing one
a. pPleasing or agreeable to ear; having a pleasant sound
n. agreeableness of sound.
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v. get away from by artifice; escape by dexterity; avoid giving a direct answer to
v. to vanish gradually.
a. fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
adj. seeking the conversion of sinners.
n. a preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
a. ultimate; occurring at an unspecified time in the future
v. to turn inside out.
v. put out by legal process; expel; eject; oust
v. show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
v. bring out; arouse; call forth
n. development; progression
v. develop; grow
v. increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
v. represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate; magnify; do something to an excessive degree
v. make worse; irritate; make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly
v. unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out
v. go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree
v. be superior; distinguish oneself
n. possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
n. a title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
a. surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense
n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
a. amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; surplus
adj. nervously high-strung.
n. intensified emotion or action.
n. an abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
v. leave out of; keep out of; reject
n. rejection; act of excluding or shutting out
n. any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
n. the getting rid of waste matter.
v. to inflict severe pain or agony upon.
n. trip; usually short journey made for pleasure
a. very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
n. an accursed thing.
n. one who executes or performs; doer
n. explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text
n. a model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
a. serving as model; outstanding; typical
v. serve as an example of; embody
a. not subject to duty or obligation; not subject to taxation
v. cause; apply; exercise
v. breathe out; give out
n. gases ejected from an engine as waste products ; use up the whole supply of
adj. causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
n. act of draining out or draining off; act of emptying completely of the contents; state of being exhausted or emptied
a. treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive
v. cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; fill with emotion
v. dig out of ground; remove from grave
n. urgent situation; state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action
n. possession or continuance of being.
n. passage or way out; act of going away or out
n. departure of a large number of people
v. acquit; free from blame; discharge from duty
n. extravagance or enormity.
a. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits
v. drive out evil spirits by or as if by incantation, command, or prayer
a. from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
v. become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details
n. patch; wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky
n. growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded
v. to look forward to as certain or probable.
n. the act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
v. to cough up and spit forth.
n. fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
v. process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
v. lay out, apply, or employ in any way; consume by use; use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; spend
n. the laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
v. make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
v. explain;make clear the meaning of; unfold meaning or sense of
a. precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
v. erupt; blow up; burst violently as a result of internal pressure
n. a sudden and violent outbreak.
a. tending or serving to sudden outburst; sudden and loud
n. exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
a. explanatory; serving to explain
v. to discuss.
n. risk, particularly of being exposed to disease; unmasking; act of laying something open
a. demonstrative; indicative
n. expelling; driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership or association
a. still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
adj. done or made without much or any preparation.
adv. without studied or special preparation.
adj. capable of being thrust out.
n. supplement; act of extending or the condition of being extended
a. widespread; far-reaching; wide
n. a muscle that causes extension.
v. weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
n. outside; external or outward appearance
a. exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside
a. no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
v. quench; put out, as a light or fire; cause to die out; put an end to; destroy
v. praise highly; glorify; celebrate
v. obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats
n. extorting; illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property
v. to surrender the custody of.
n. surrender of prisoner by one state to another; delivery by one state to another
adj. happening out of court.
a. not essential; coming from outside
a. exceptional; remarkable; beyond what is ordinary or usual
n. undue expenditure of money.
a. wandering beyond one's bounds; exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained
n. one who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
n. end; utmost point; outermost or farthest point or portion
v. free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
v. force or push out; drive away; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office
n. overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness
a. high spirited; joyously unrestrained; abundant; luxurious
v. build; put together out of components or parts
a. related in fable; devised; invented; not real
n. small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface
a. joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
adj. pertaining to the face.
a. done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent
v. help bring about; make less difficult
n. service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose
n. exact copy or reproduction, as of a document; fax
n. a party of persons having a common end in view
a. false; tending to mislead; deceptive
n. deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception
a. likely to fail or be inaccurate
a. plowed but left unseeded during a growing season; uncultivated
v. starve, kill, or destroy with hunger; exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger
n. person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause; showing evidence of possession by a god or demon
n. one having a taste for or interest in special objects.
a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
v. measure the depth; come to understand
a. foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
n. one of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
n. young deer; buck or doe of the first year; young of an animal
a. capable of being accomplished or brought about
v. to league together.
n. trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
v. to wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
n. great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
n. person convicted of crime; evil person
adj. showing criminal or evil purpose.
n. one of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary
adj. characteristic of woman or womankind.
n. a place in which ferns are grown.
a. fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
n. savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty
a. extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt
a. extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning
n. intensity of feeling; warmth of feeling; intense, heated emotion
a. offering fun and gaiety; joyous; celebratory
n. a festival or feast.
n. the young in the womb or in the egg.
adj. pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.
n. the feudal system.
n. a brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
n. complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
a. not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind
a. existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
n. faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances
adj. indicative of faith or trust.
n. a landed estate held under feudal tenure.
v. block legislation by making long speeches
n. concluding part; closing section
n. the state or quality of being final or complete.
adv. at last.
a. monetary; pertaining or relating to money matters
n. one skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
n. that which is used to decorate the person or dress.
n. refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
a. having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded
a. pertaining to the public treasury or revenue; revenue
n. one who sells fish.
n. long narrow opening ; long narrow depression in surface
a. intermittently stopping and starting; irregular; variable; unstable
n. commonplace object; object firmly fixed in place
n. the captain of a flag-ship.
a. obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
a. elaborately or excessively ornamented
n. accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
n. the act of bending.
a. young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers
a. pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable
a. weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity
a. lacking proper seriousness; speaking freely; talkative; communicative
n. mass of floating ice; ice formed by freezing of surface-water of polar oceans
n. plants of a region or era; plants considered as a group; bacteria that normally inhabit bodily organ
a. relating to or associated with flowers
a. reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
n. a dealer in flowers.
v. rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
n. a wave motion
n. a smoke-duct in a chimney.
a. easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement
adj. pertaining to streams.
n. flowing; series of changes; state of being liquid through heat
a. obscured by fog; indistinct or hazy in outline
n. moral weakness; failing; weak point; slight fault
v. to palm off.
n. masses of leaves; a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches
n. a sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
n. the traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
v. to handle tenderly and lovingly.
n. a note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
adj. characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
n. patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting
v. foretell; tell in advance; indicate likelihood of; portend
n. prediction about how something will develop, as for weather
n. that part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
v. to bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
n. a court opening directly from the street.
n. ancestor; forebear
v. precede; go ahead of; go forward; go on
n. that part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
n. the upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
adj. belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.
n. a citizen of a foreign country.
v. to judge of before hearing evidence.
n. the head man.
v. to predetermine.
v. to go before as introducing or ushering in.
n. a square sail.
v. anticipate; predict
n. that part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
n. ability to foresee future happenings
v. tell of or indicate beforehand; predict
n. something surrendered as punishment for crime or error
v. to ward off.
n. act of forging, especially the illegal production of something counterfeit
v. give up; do without; go or pass by without claiming
n. configuration; pattern
a. arousing fear; threatening; difficult to undertake or defeat
n. plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
v. renounce or deny something, especially under oath; swear falsely, usually under pressure
n. particular skill; special talent
adv. into notice or view.
a. directly ahead; straightforward
v. make strong or stronger; prepare oneself for a military confrontation
n. bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack
adj. consisting of four.
v. break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
n. condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; infirmity; weakness of resolution
n. a gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
a. highly excited with strong emotion; disordered or nervous activity
a. becoming to brothers; brotherly
a. cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
n. battle, assault, or quarrel with violence; wear away by rubbing
trade n. commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
n. a member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
n. one who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
n. the comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
n. cool, refreshing state of air; art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries
n. condition or quality of being fresh, in any sense; originality by virtue of being new and surprising
a. disposed to fret; ill-humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation
adj. apt to induce terror or alarm.
a. intensely cold; lacking warmth; stiff and formal in manner
n. a room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
n. not serious or sensible; acting like a clown; something of little value or significance
a. lacking in seriousness; not serious; relatively unimportant
v. to give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
v. to cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
a. full of high-spirited fun; gay; given to merry
adj. slovenly in appearance.
a. sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive
n. bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization
n. support on which a lever rests; prop or support
v. to cause to explode.
a. offensively flattering or insincere; offensive; disgusting
v. treat with fumes; apply smoke to; expose to smoke or vapor, especially to disinfect or eradicate pests
n. an official.
a. relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential
adj. that may be measured, counted, or weighed.
n. plant belonging to the group Fungi
v. to restore brightness or beauty to.
n. a measure, one-eighth of a mile.
n. leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
n. a dealer in or maker of fur goods.
v. get greater distance; make more in advance
a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
v. combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
adj. capable of being melted by heat.
a. useless; having no useful result; vain
n. a person of expectant temperament.
n. merry or joyful activity; festivity; bright color or showiness, as of dress; finery
ad. merrily; showily; in a joyful, cheerful, or happy manner
n. manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving
a. courtly; lively and spirited; having or displaying great dignity or nobility
adj. pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
n. current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
v. stimulate by shock; stir up; stimulate to action
v. play or game for money or other stake; lose or squander by gaming
v. dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully
n. a gambler.
n. entire range; all notes in musical scale
v. decorate with ornamental appendages
n. the military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
v. to execute by strangling.
a. talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
a. of gas; gas-like; lacking substance or concreteness