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noun.
the indistinct sound of people whispering
a soft susurrus of conversation
Synonyms: susurration
adj.
tolerant or lenient
indulgent parents risk spoiling their children|too soft on the children|they are soft on crime
Synonyms: indulgent, soft
adj.
not strict
an easy teacher|easy standards|lenient rules|an easy penalty
adj.
characterized by tolerance and mercy
noun.
any of the bones of the fingers or toes
noun.
any closely ranked crowd of people
noun.
a body of troops in close array
noun.
thunderous verbal attack
Synonyms: fulmination
adj.
so unreasonable as to invite derision
the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework|that's a cockeyed idea|ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer|a contribution so small as to be laughable|it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion|a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history|her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
adj.
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness|a refractory child
adj.
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators
noun.
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
adj.
affording no ease or reassurance
a precarious truce
Synonyms: unstable
adj.
fraught with danger
dangerous waters|a parlous journey on stormy seas|a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat|the precarious life of an undersea diver|dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery
adj.
not secure; beset with difficulties
a shaky marriage
Synonyms: shaky
adj.
characterized by intense emotion
ardent love|an ardent lover|a fervent desire to change society|a fervent admirer|fiery oratory|an impassioned appeal|a torrid love affair
adj.
(archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing
the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems|set out...when the fervid heat subsides
Synonyms: fervent
noun.
a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
he inherited his delinquency from his father|his derelictions were not really intended as crimes|his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities
noun.
willful negligence
verb.
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
sketch the outline of the book|outline his ideas
Synonyms: outline, sketch
verb.
give to understand
I insinuated that I did not like his wife
Synonyms: insinuate, intimate
noun.
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
noun.
filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
Synonyms: cobweb
adj.
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
this smallest and most ethereal of birds|gossamer shading through his playing
Synonyms: ethereal
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks
noun.
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
noun.
filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
Synonyms: cobweb
adj.
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
this smallest and most ethereal of birds|gossamer shading through his playing
Synonyms: ethereal
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks
adj.
presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
propitious omens|propitious gales speeded us along|a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration
Antonyms: unpropitious
adj.
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
clandestine intelligence operations|cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines|hole-and-corner intrigue|secret missions|a secret agent|secret sales of arms|surreptitious mobilization of troops|an undercover investigation|underground resistance
adj.
ostentatiously rich and superior in quality
a princely sum|gilded dining rooms|these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous
verb.
describe roughly or briefly or give the main points or summary of
sketch the outline of the book|outline his ideas
Synonyms: outline, sketch
verb.
give to understand
I insinuated that I did not like his wife
Synonyms: insinuate, intimate
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noun.
a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
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adj.
conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
clandestine intelligence operations|cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines|hole-and-corner intrigue|secret missions|a secret agent|secret sales of arms|surreptitious mobilization of troops|an undercover investigation|underground resistance
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noun.
a tendency to be negligent and uncaring
he inherited his delinquency from his father|his derelictions were not really intended as crimes|his adolescent protest consisted of willful neglect of all his responsibilities
noun.
willful negligence
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adj.
so unreasonable as to invite derision
the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework|that's a cockeyed idea|ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer|a contribution so small as to be laughable|it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion|a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history|her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous
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noun.
thunderous verbal attack
Synonyms: fulmination
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adj.
characterized by intense emotion
ardent love|an ardent lover|a fervent desire to change society|a fervent admirer|fiery oratory|an impassioned appeal|a torrid love affair
adj.
(archaic) extremely hot, burning, or glowing
the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems|set out...when the fervid heat subsides
Synonyms: fervent
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noun.
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
noun.
filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
Synonyms: cobweb
adj.
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
this smallest and most ethereal of birds|gossamer shading through his playing
Synonyms: ethereal
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks
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noun.
a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture
noun.
filaments from a web that was spun by a spider
Synonyms: cobweb
adj.
characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy
this smallest and most ethereal of birds|gossamer shading through his playing
Synonyms: ethereal
adj.
so thin as to transmit light
a hat with a diaphanous veil|filmy wings of a moth|gauzy clouds of dandelion down|gossamer cobwebs|sheer silk stockings|transparent chiffon|vaporous silks
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adj.
tolerant or lenient
indulgent parents risk spoiling their children|too soft on the children|they are soft on crime
Synonyms: indulgent, soft
adj.
not strict
an easy teacher|easy standards|lenient rules|an easy penalty
adj.
characterized by tolerance and mercy
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adj.
ostentatiously rich and superior in quality
a princely sum|gilded dining rooms|these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous
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noun.
any of the bones of the fingers or toes
noun.
any closely ranked crowd of people
noun.
a body of troops in close array
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adj.
affording no ease or reassurance
a precarious truce
Synonyms: unstable
adj.
fraught with danger
dangerous waters|a parlous journey on stormy seas|a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat|the precarious life of an undersea diver|dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery
adj.
not secure; beset with difficulties
a shaky marriage
Synonyms: shaky
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adj.
presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
propitious omens|propitious gales speeded us along|a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration
Antonyms: unpropitious
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adj.
stubbornly resistant to authority or control
a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness|a refractory child
adj.
marked by stubborn resistance to authority
the University suspended the most recalcitrant demonstrators
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noun.
the indistinct sound of people whispering
a soft susurrus of conversation
Synonyms: susurration
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noun.
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
adj.
of Epicurus or epicureanism
Epicurean philosophy
adj.
devoted to pleasure
a hedonic thrill|lives of unending hedonistic delight|epicurean pleasures
Synonyms: hedonic, hedonistic
adj.
displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
an epicurean banquet|enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs|Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence|a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness
noun.
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
noun.
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
noun.
a line that indicates a boundary
noun.
a will to succeed
noun.
a cherished desire
his ambition is to own his own business
Synonyms: ambition, dream
noun.
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
noun.
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
filial
adj.
designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
adj.
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
filial respect
Antonyms: parental
adj.
marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
adj.
resistant to guidance or discipline
Mary Mary quite contrary|an obstinate child with a violent temper|a perverse mood|wayward behavior
adj.
deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
depraved criminals|a perverted sense of loyalty|the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
verb.
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Synonyms: hover, oscillate, vibrate
verb.
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
the line on the monitor vacillated
Synonyms: fluctuate, waver
verb.
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town|he usurped my rights|She seized control of the throne after her husband died
verb.
take the place of
gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke
adj.
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws|a passing glance|perfunctory courtesy|In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory
adj.
done or produced as a formality only
a one-candidate pro forma election
Synonyms: pro forma
noun.
a communication that belittles somebody or something
noun.
the act of speaking contemptuously of
Synonyms: dispraise
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noun.
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
elucidate
verb.
make clear and (more) comprehensible
clarify the mystery surrounding her death
verb.
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Could you clarify these remarks?|Clear up the question of who is at fault
supercilious
adj.
expressive of contempt
curled his lip in a supercilious smile|spoke in a sneering jeering manner|makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
adj.
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines|haughty aristocrats|his lordly manners were offensive|walked with a prideful swagger|very sniffy about breaches of etiquette|his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air|a more swaggering mood than usual
peevish
adj.
easily irritated or annoyed
an incorrigibly fractious young man|not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
noun.
a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
adj.
marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
adj.
marred by discolored spots or blotches
blotchy skin
adjective extremely silly or stupid  
adjective foul and run-down and repulsive a flyblown bar on the edge of town|a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town|squalid living conditions|sordid shantytowns
adjective morally degraded a seedy district|the seamy side of life|sleazy characters hanging around casinos|sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls|the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils|the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
n the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you  
n an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind his fear of being alone verges on morbidity
n the relative incidence of a particular disease  
noun.
a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain
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noun.
model of excellence or perfection of a kind; one having no equal
noun.
the elevation of a person (as to the status of a god)
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noun.
a will to succeed
noun.
a cherished desire
his ambition is to own his own business
Synonyms: ambition, dream
noun.
a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
noun.
the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing
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adj.
marked with irregularly shaped spots or blots
adj.
marred by discolored spots or blotches
blotchy skin
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noun.
a communication that belittles somebody or something
noun.
the act of speaking contemptuously of
Synonyms: dispraise
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elucidate
verb.
make clear and (more) comprehensible
clarify the mystery surrounding her death
verb.
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
Could you clarify these remarks?|Clear up the question of who is at fault
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noun.
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
adj.
of Epicurus or epicureanism
Epicurean philosophy
adj.
devoted to pleasure
a hedonic thrill|lives of unending hedonistic delight|epicurean pleasures
Synonyms: hedonic, hedonistic
adj.
displaying luxury and furnishing gratification to the senses
an epicurean banquet|enjoyed a luxurious suite with a crystal chandelier and thick oriental rugs|Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence|a chinchilla robe of sybaritic lavishness
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filial
adj.
designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation
adj.
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
filial respect
Antonyms: parental
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adjective extremely silly or stupid  
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noun.
a line that indicates a boundary
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n the quality of being unhealthful and generally bad for you  
n an abnormally gloomy or unhealthy state of mind his fear of being alone verges on morbidity
n the relative incidence of a particular disease  
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peevish
adj.
easily irritated or annoyed
an incorrigibly fractious young man|not the least nettlesome of his countrymen
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adj.
hasty and without attention to detail; not thorough
a casual (or cursory) inspection failed to reveal the house's structural flaws|a passing glance|perfunctory courtesy|In his paper, he showed a very superficial understanding of psychoanalytic theory
adj.
done or produced as a formality only
a one-candidate pro forma election
Synonyms: pro forma
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adj.
marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
adj.
resistant to guidance or discipline
Mary Mary quite contrary|an obstinate child with a violent temper|a perverse mood|wayward behavior
adj.
deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
depraved criminals|a perverted sense of loyalty|the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
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adjective foul and run-down and repulsive a flyblown bar on the edge of town|a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town|squalid living conditions|sordid shantytowns
adjective morally degraded a seedy district|the seamy side of life|sleazy characters hanging around casinos|sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls|the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils|the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
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noun.
an ancient megalithic monument in southern England; probably used for ritual purposes
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supercilious
adj.
expressive of contempt
curled his lip in a supercilious smile|spoke in a sneering jeering manner|makes many a sharp comparison but never a mean or snide one
adj.
having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines|haughty aristocrats|his lordly manners were offensive|walked with a prideful swagger|very sniffy about breaches of etiquette|his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air|a more swaggering mood than usual
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verb.
seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession
He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town|he usurped my rights|She seized control of the throne after her husband died
verb.
take the place of
gloom had usurped mirth at the party after the news of the terrorist act broke
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verb.
be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
Synonyms: hover, oscillate, vibrate
verb.
move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
the line on the monitor vacillated
Synonyms: fluctuate, waver
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adj.
negligent of neatness especially in dress and person; habitually dirty and unkempt
filled the door with her frowzy bulk|frowzy white hair|slovenly appearance
Synonyms: frowsy, frowzy
compunction
noun.
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
noun.
liveliness and eagerness
he accepted with alacrity|the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him
Synonyms: briskness, smartness
scorn
noun.
lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike
he was held in contempt|the despite in which outsiders were held is legendary
noun.
open disrespect for a person or thing
Synonyms: contempt
verb.
look down on with disdain
He despises the people he has to work for|The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately
Synonyms: contemn, despise, disdain
verb.
reject with contempt
She spurned his advances
adj.
without or almost without hope
despondent about his failure|too heartsick to fight back
Synonyms: heartsick
adj.
wasting time
Synonyms: laggard, pokey, poky
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adj.
producing a sizeable profit
a remunerative business
adj.
tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
working conditions are not conducive to productivity|the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city|a contributory factor
noun.
a young offender
adj.
guilty of a misdeed
delinquent minors
adj.
failing in what duty requires
derelict (or delinquent) in his duty|neglectful of his duties|remiss of you not to pay your bills
adj.
past due; not paid at the scheduled time
an overdue installment|a delinquent account
noun.
(theology) in Roman Catholic theology the place where those who have died in a state of grace undergo limited torment to expiate their sins
noun.
a temporary condition of torment or suffering
a purgatory of drug abuse
noun.
one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince
noun.
a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

noun.

a small overnight bag for short trips

noun. a stone pillar having a rectangular cross section tapering towards a pyramidal top
noun. a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
noun uttering in an irritated tone
adjective unpleasantly harsh or grating in sound a gravelly voice
adjective shockingly repellent; inspiring horror ghastly wounds|the grim aftermath of the bombing|the grim task of burying the victims|a grisly murder|gruesome evidence of human sacrifice|macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages|macabre tortures conceived by madmen
adjective gruesomely indicative of death or the dead a charnel smell came from the chest filled with dead men's bones|ghastly shrieks|the sepulchral darkness of the catacombs
noun an individual's prescribed share of work her stint as a lifeguard exhausted her
noun smallest American sandpiper
noun an unbroken period of time during which you do something there were stretches of boredom|he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary
verb supply sparingly and with restricted quantities stint with the allowance
verb subsist on a meager allowance scratch and scrimp
adjective having scruples; arising from a sense of right and wrong; principled less scrupulous producers sent bundles that were deceptive in appearance
adjective characterized by extreme care and great effort conscientious application to the work at hand|painstaking research|scrupulous attention to details
adjective extremely silly or stupid
adjective extremely silly or stupid  
adjective foul and run-down and repulsive a flyblown bar on the edge of town|a squalid overcrowded apartment in the poorest part of town|squalid living conditions|sordid shantytowns
adjective morally degraded a seedy district|the seamy side of life|sleazy characters hanging around casinos|sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls|the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils|the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
adjective excessively fastidious and easily disgusted too nice about his food to take to camp cooking|so squeamish he would only touch the toilet handle with his elbow
noun something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity he wasn't sick--it was just a subterfuge|the holding company was just a blind
verb express strong disapproval of We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners
verb regret strongly I deplore this hostile action|we lamented the loss of benefits
adjective of breathing having a heavy snoring sound
adjective slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity so dense he never understands anything I say to him|never met anyone quite so dim|although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick|dumb officials make some really dumb decisions|he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse|worked with the slow students
adjective lacking in insight or discernment too obtuse to grasp the implications of his behavior|a purblind oligarchy that flatly refused to see that history was condemning it to the dustbin
adjective of an angle; between 90 and 180 degrees
adjective (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
noun weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
noun a feeling of lack of interest or energy
noun a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
verb provide with choice or abundant food or drink Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating|She treated her houseguests with good food every night
adjective marked by care and persistent effort her assiduous attempts to learn French|assiduous research|sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles
noun a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
adjective having strong sexual appeal juicy barmaids|a red-hot mama|a voluptuous woman|a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
adjective extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
adjective violently agitated and turbulent boisterous winds and waves|the fierce thunders roar me their music|rough weather|rough seas
adjective noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline a boisterous crowd|a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand|a robustious group of teenagers|beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings|an unruly class
adjective full of rough and exuberant animal spirits boisterous practical jokes|knockabout comedy
noun courtesy towards women
noun the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
adjective muscular and heavily built a beefy wrestler|had a tall burly frame|clothing sizes for husky boys|a strapping boy of eighteen|`buirdly' is a Scottish term
n a nation's ruler or head of state usually by hereditary right
s greatest in status or authority or power a supreme tribunal
s (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces an autonomous judiciary|a sovereign state
a completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose something cowardly and ignoble in his attitude|I think it a less evil that some criminals should escape than that the government should play an ignoble part
s not of the nobility of ignoble (or ungentle) birth|untitled civilians
n the capacity to assess situations or circumstances shrewdly and to draw sound conclusions
n intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
s having a deformed foot
a submissive or fawning in attitude or behavior spoke in a servile tone|the incurably servile housekeeper|servile tasks such as floor scrubbing and barn work
s relating to or involving slaves or appropriate for slaves or servants Brown's attempt at servile insurrection|the servile wars of Sicily|servile work
s attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner obsequious shop assistants
s attempting to win favor from influential people by flattery
s cleverly amusing in tone a bantering tone|facetious remarks|tongue-in-cheek advice
s passive as a result of indolence or indifference No other colony showed such supine, selfish helplessness in allowing her own border citizens to be mercilessly harried
s lying face upward
n a second-year undergraduate
s used of the second year in United States high school or college the sophomore class|his sophomore year
s characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive|riotous times|these troubled areas|the tumultuous years of his administration|a turbulent and unruly childhood
s having strong sexual appeal juicy barmaids|a red-hot mama|a voluptuous woman|a toothsome blonde in a tight dress
s extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
s inclined toward or displaying love feeling amorous
s expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance her amatory affairs|amorous glances|a romantic adventure|a romantic moonlight ride
n an indifference to pleasure or pain
n (philosophy) the philosophical system of the Stoics following the teachings of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno
n any carefree episode
n any of numerous predominantly Old World birds noted for their singing
n a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
n North American songbirds having a yellow breast
v play boisterously The children frolicked in the garden|the gamboling lambs in the meadows|The toddlers romped in the playroom
n steadiness of mind under stress he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
n strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
n a quarrel about petty points
v argue over petty things Let's not quibble over pennies
n an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)
n a reverent mental attitude
n a feeling of profound respect for someone or something the fear of God|the Chinese reverence for the dead|the French treat food with gentle reverence|his respect for the law bordered on veneration
v regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of Fear God as your father|We venerate genius
v deprive of strength or efficiency; make useless or worthless This measure crippled our efforts|Their behavior stultified the boss's hard work
v cause to appear foolish He stultified himself by contradicting himself and being inconsistent
v prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence nobody is legally allowed to stultify himself
n an object of extravagant short-lived passion
n a foolish and usually extravagant passion or love or admiration
n temporary love of an adolescent
n capacity or power to produce a desired effect concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine
n (card games) the act of taking a trick with a trump when unable to follow suit
n common Eurasian sandpiper; the male has an erectile neck ruff in breeding season
n a high tight collar
n an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
v play a trump
n thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
v weave a design into (textiles)
n a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
s puffed up with vanity a grandiloquent and boastful manner|overblown oratory|a pompous speech|pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey
a characterized by pomp and ceremony and stately display
n a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
n descriptive word or phrase
n a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
n a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
n the topmost projecting part of an entablature
v furnish with a cornice
s ostentatiously rich and superior in quality a princely sum|gilded dining rooms|these architecture magazines are full of the lush interiors of the rich and famous
n an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
n a short moral story (often with animal characters)
n a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
n sensing an odor by inhaling through the nose
n finely powdered tobacco for sniffing up the nose
n a pinch of smokeless tobacco inhaled at a single time
n the charred portion of a candlewick
v inhale (something) through the nose snuff coke
v sniff or smell inquiringly
s snuff colored; of a greyish to yellowish brown
a sparing in consumption of especially food and drink the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious
s marked by temperance in indulgence abstemious with the use of adverbs|a light eater|a light smoker|ate a light supper
v look down on with disdain He despises the people he has to work for|The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately
n forced submission to control by others
n the act of subjugating by cruelty the tyrant's oppression of the people
n the act of conquering
n a form of sexual desire in which gratification depends to an abnormal degree on some object or item of clothing or part of the body common male fetishes are breasts, legs, hair, shoes, and underwear
n a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
n excessive or irrational devotion to some activity made a fetish of cleanliness
n a comic incident or series of incidents
n a quaint and amusing jest
n a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
n mixture of ground raw chicken and mushrooms with pistachios and truffles and onions and parsley and lots of butter and bound with eggs
v fill with a stuffing while cooking Have you stuffed the turkey yet?
v make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
s emotionally hardened a callous indifference to suffering|cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion
s having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear calloused skin|with a workman's callous hands
n unnatural lack of color in the skin (as from bruising or sickness or emotional distress)
s in deplorable condition a street of bedraggled tenements|a broken-down fence|a ramshackle old pier|a tumble-down shack
n a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
n a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
n a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
a of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people
s unconventional in especially appearance and behavior a bohemian life style
s of the most contemptible kind abject cowardice|a low stunt to pull|a low-down sneak|his miserable treatment of his family|You miserable skunk!|a scummy rabble|a scurvy trick
s most unfortunate or miserable the most abject slaves joined in the revolt|abject poverty
s showing utter resignation or hopelessness abject surrender
s showing humiliation or submissiveness an abject apology
s unproductive of success a fruitless search|futile years after her artistic peak|a sleeveless errand|a vain attempt
s producing no result or effect a futile effort|the therapy was ineffectual|an otiose undertaking|an unavailing attempt
s of the most contemptible kind abject cowardice|a low stunt to pull|a low-down sneak|his miserable treatment of his family|You miserable skunk!|a scummy rabble|a scurvy trick
s most unfortunate or miserable the most abject slaves joined in the revolt|abject poverty
s showing utter resignation or hopelessness abject surrender
s showing humiliation or submissiveness an abject apology
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a sparing in consumption of especially food and drink the pleasures of the table, never of much consequence to one naturally abstemious
s marked by temperance in indulgence abstemious with the use of adverbs|a light eater|a light smoker|ate a light supper
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noun.
liveliness and eagerness
he accepted with alacrity|the smartness of the pace soon exhausted him
Synonyms: briskness, smartness
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n an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
n a short moral story (often with animal characters)
n a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
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s inclined toward or displaying love feeling amorous
s expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance her amatory affairs|amorous glances|a romantic adventure|a romantic moonlight ride
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adjective marked by care and persistent effort her assiduous attempts to learn French|assiduous research|sedulous pursuit of legal and moral principles
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noun a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution
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n a quarrel about petty points
v argue over petty things Let's not quibble over pennies
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n a member of a people with dark skin and hair who speak Romany and who traditionally live by seasonal work and fortunetelling; they are believed to have originated in northern India but now are living on all continents (but mostly in Europe, North Africa, and North America)
n a native or inhabitant of Bohemia in the Czech Republic
n a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life
a of or relating to Bohemia or its language or people
s unconventional in especially appearance and behavior a bohemian life style
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adjective violently agitated and turbulent boisterous winds and waves|the fierce thunders roar me their music|rough weather|rough seas
adjective noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline a boisterous crowd|a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand|a robustious group of teenagers|beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the vulnerability of ordinary human beings|an unruly class
adjective full of rough and exuberant animal spirits boisterous practical jokes|knockabout comedy
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n thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
v weave a design into (textiles)
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v make insensitive or callous; deaden feelings or morals
s emotionally hardened a callous indifference to suffering|cold-blooded and indurate to public opinion
s having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear calloused skin|with a workman's callous hands
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noun courtesy towards women
noun the medieval principles governing knighthood and knightly conduct
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compunction
noun.
a feeling of deep regret (usually for some misdeed)
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adj.
tending to bring about; being partly responsible for
working conditions are not conducive to productivity|the seaport was a contributing factor in the growth of the city|a contributory factor
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v look down on with disdain He despises the people he has to work for|The professor scorns the students who don't catch on immediately
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n a decorative framework to conceal curtain fixtures at the top of a window casing
n a molding at the corner between the ceiling and the top of a wall
n the topmost projecting part of an entablature
v furnish with a cornice
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noun.
a young offender
adj.
guilty of a misdeed
delinquent minors
adj.
failing in what duty requires
derelict (or delinquent) in his duty|neglectful of his duties|remiss of you not to pay your bills
adj.
past due; not paid at the scheduled time
an overdue installment|a delinquent account
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verb express strong disapproval of We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners
verb regret strongly I deplore this hostile action|we lamented the loss of benefits
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adj.
without or almost without hope
despondent about his failure|too heartsick to fight back
Synonyms: heartsick
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