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1. The act of killing one's mother.
2. One who kills one's mother.
1. The killing of one's brother or sister.
2. One who has killed one's brother or sister.
1. The act of murdering one's father.
2. One who murders one's father.
1. The killing of a king.
2. One who kills a king.
1. A restraint, limit, or restriction.
2. An adverse remark or criticism; censure.
3. Pathology. An abnormal narrowing of a duct or passage.
1. Imposing rigorous standards of performance; severe: stringent safety measures.
2. Constricted; tight: operating under a stringent time limit.
3. Characterized by scarcity of money, credit restrictions, or other financial strain: stringent economic policies.
1. Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous.
2. Having or marked by an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; greedy: a voracious reader.
1. Fond of feasting, drinking, and good company; sociable. See Synonyms at social.
2. Merry; festive: a convivial atmosphere at the reunion.
Full of animation and spirit; lively: a charming and vivacious host.
The quality or condition of being vivacious; liveliness: “the light and vivacity that laugh in the eyes of a child”
1. To give or bring life to; animate: vivify a puppet; vivifying the brown grasslands.
2. To make more lively, intense, or striking; enliven: A smile may vivify a face.
The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals, especially for the purpose of scientific research.
To obtain from another by coercion or intimidation.
1. To reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner. See Synonyms at answer.
2. To present a counterargument to.
2. To return in kind; pay back.
To show or demonstrate clearly; manifest: evince distaste by grimacing.
1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky.
1. To deflect (light, for example) from a straight path by refraction.
2. To alter by viewing through a medium: “In the Quartet reality is refracted through a variety of eyes” (Elizabeth Kastor).
3. Medicine. To determine the refraction of (an eye, for example).
1. Obstinately resistant to authority or control. See Synonyms at unruly.
2. Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat: a refractory material such as silica.
3. Resistant to treatment: a refractory case of acne.
1. One having unlimited power or authority: the bureaucratic omnipotents.
2. Omnipotent God. Used with the.
Present everywhere simultaneously.
Having total knowledge; knowing everything: an omniscient deity; the omniscient narrator.
1. To bend the knee or touch one knee to the floor or ground, as in worship.
2. To be servilely respectful or deferential; grovel.
1. The act of inflecting or the state of being inflected.
2. Alteration in pitch or tone of the voice.
1. Holding tenaciously to a purpose, belief, opinion, or course of action.
2. Stubbornly or perversely persistent. See Synonyms at obstinate.
An opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or especially by an organization. See Synonyms at doctrine.
1. Being such that defense or maintenance is impossible: an untenable position.
2. Being such that occupation or habitation is impossible: untenable quarters.
1. To reprove gently but earnestly.
2. To counsel (another) against something to be avoided; caution.
3. To remind of something forgotten or disregarded, as an obligation or a responsibility.
1. A presentiment of the future; a foreboding.
2. A warning in advance; a forewarning.
1. To cancel or reverse (a previously issued command or order).
2. To recall by a contrary order: countermanded the air strikes.
1. To send or order back.
2. Law.
1. To send back to custody.
2. To send back (a case) to a lower court with instructions about further proceedings.
# Acceptance as true or valid; belief. See Synonyms at belief.
# Claim to acceptance; trustworthiness.
# Recommendation; credentials: a letter of credence.
1. Disposed to believe too readily; gullible.
2. Arising from or characterized by credulity. See Usage Note at credible.
1. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
2. A system of belief, principles, or opinions: laws banning discrimination on the basis of race or creed; an architectural creed that demanded simple lines.
The state or quality of being incredulous; disbelief.
a written declaration made under oath before a notary public or other authorized officer.
bona fide
1. Made or carried out in good faith; sincere: a bona fide offer.
2. Authentic; genuine: a bona fide Rembrandt. See Synonyms at authentic.
1. One to whom secrets or private matters are disclosed.
2. A character in a drama or fiction, such as a trusted friend or servant, who serves as a device for revealing the inner thoughts or intentions of a main character.
1. Lacking or marked by a lack of self-confidence; shy and timid. See Synonyms at shy1.
2. Reserved in manner.
1. Faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances.
2. Exact correspondence with fact or with a given quality, condition, or event; accuracy.
3. The degree to which an electronic system accurately reproduces the sound or image of its input signal.
1. An unbeliever with respect to a particular religion, especially Christianity or Islam.
2. One who has no religious beliefs.
3. One who doubts or rejects a particular doctrine, system, or principle.
Of, relating to, or marked by perfidy; treacherous. See Synonyms at faithless.

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