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(adj) obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation; felt in one's inner organs; (n) viscera: internal body organs; CF. eviscerate
(n) feelings of great warmth and intensity Ex.: He spoke with great ardor. ; a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause) Ex.: The patriots were filled with a revolutionary ardor. Syn: passion, zeal, fervor, enthusiasm
(adj) poor enough to need help from others; lacking basic necessities; Ex.: The indigent people lived on the street because they were broke. Syn: poor, needy, penniless, impoverished, destitute, down-and-out
(v) charge falsely or with malicious intent Ex.: "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
(n) (physics) the tendency of a body to maintain its state of rest or uniform motion unless acted upon by an external force; inactivity; lethargy
(adj) characterized by anger Ex.: "a choleric outburst", "an irascible response"; easily moved to anger Ex.: "men of the choleric type take to kicking and smashing"- H.G.Wells Syn: hot-tempered, bad-tempered, irritable
(n) lightness of manner; feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness;
(n) wealth as evidenced by sumptuous living; extreme wealth; luxuriousness; abundance; opulent: possessing great wealth; abundant
(n) a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative Ex.: "he believed all the Marxist dogma"; a firmly held opinion, especially a religious belief
(n) a contorted facial expression Ex.: She made a grimace when she hear the horrifying news.; a distortion of the features, brought on by some feeling of pain or disgust
devastate, plunder, despoil, Ex. crops ravaged by storms; to destroy, lay waste, ruin; (n.) ruinous damage, destruction
(v) curse or declare to be evil or anathema (ban or vehement denunciation) or threaten with divine punishment; find repugnant
(adj) very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell Ex.: a putrid smell; causing or able to cause nausea; foul and offensive, harmful or dangerous Syn: noxious
(n) a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class; a person suddenly risen to wealth or power who lacks the proper social manners; an upstart
(adj) not easily excited to action or display of emotion; self-possessed, calm, or composed; full of phlegm (mucous from respiratory track - as during a cold)
(adj) apt to find fault; habitually complaining; constantly complaining; whining, fretful
(n) an artificial or usually inferior substitute or imitation, (adj) artificial and inferior
(n) the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest; an expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially a formal statement of grievances.
(v) to speed up or ease the progress of Syn: ease, facilitate, accelerate, hurry, quicken; process fast and efficiently
(n) a feud in which members of the opposing parties murder each other; bitter fued or quarrel
(adj) marked by extremely high volume and intensity of sound; extremely loud and powerful; (n) those who have loud deep, resonating voices
(adj) completely lacking nobility in character or quality or purpose;, dishonorable, common, undignified
(n) a pang of conscience, uneasiness, misgiving, or doubt; a felling of faintness or nausea; Syn: regret, nauseousness
(v) make easier; helping a group to accomplish its goals; help bring about
(n) thunderous (often prolonged) verbal attack; a bitter or malicious criticism Syn: tirade
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit; , seemingly reasonable but incorrect; misleading (often intentionally)
(adj) expressive of sorrow or woe Syn: mournful, melancholy, sorrowful, sad, doleful, lugubrious
(v) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; to gulp Ex.: The men quaffed down their beers. (n) hearty draft of liquid
(n) someone who is critical of the motives of others, one who deeply distrusts human nature; one who belives humans are motivated only by selfishness
put a law into effect by formal declaration; to make known far and wide Synonyms: announce Antonyms: withdraw, retract, abrogate, nullify
(n) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name, a slanderous remark, slander; the act of sprinkling water in baptism
(n) the easing of tensions or strained relations (especially between nations); relaxation of tensions between the United States and its two major Communist rivals, the Soviet Union and China
(adj) occurring by happy chance Ex.: ". . . profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"; having no cause or apparent cause; Syn: accidental, lucky
(n) display of contempt by derision (disapproval, ridicule, jeering laughter); (v), laugh at with contempt and derision; mock
(v) refuse to acknowledge; to deny knowledge of or responsibility for (Not wanting others to criticize her, she disavowed any involvement in the company's accounting scandal.); to deny responsibility for or connection with; Synonyms: disown, disclaim, retract, abjure Antonyms: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
(n) excessive fervor to do something or accomplish some end
(v) advertize in strongly positive terms Ex.: "This product was touted as a revolutionary invention."; someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way; , someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
(v) reduce in worth or character, usually verbally; to humble oneself; to behave in a particular manner
(n) a generator consisting of a coil (the armature) that rotates between the poles of an electromagnet (the field magnet) causing a current to flow in the armature; an energetic, hardworking, forceful person
(v) make better or more attractive; to intensify; increase; make greater (as in value, reputation, or usefulness); improve
(v) to postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution; (n) a (temporary) relief from harm or discomfort
(adj) intrusive in a meddling or offensive manner; volunteering one's services when they are neither asked for nor needed; Syn: meddlesome, interferring
(adj) twisted or coiled together Ex.: a snake that is coiled up, one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain; intricate, complicated Ex.: Grace's story was so convoluted that I couldn't follow it.; a complication or intricacy of form, design, or structure
(v) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure Ex.: He forswore his earlier statements about his religion.; to renounce under oath, make a solemn promise to give up. Syn: renounce, disallow, repudiate, abandon
(n) lack of physical or mental energy, Syn: sluggishness, lethargy, weakness, weariness, lassitude; depression; a dreamy, lazy mood or quality Ex.: the mood described in the beginning of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
(n) a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); unexpected good luck; fruit that has been blown from the tree by the wind
(v) represent falsely Ex.: The woman's smile belied her sinister thoughts. ; contradict, give a false impression
(n) a scolding (even vicious) old woman
(n a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain;contrition; remorse;
(v) refuse to acknowledge, ratify, or recognize as valid; cast off or disown; reject as untrue, unfounded, or unjust
(v) shift to a clockwise direction; to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
(adj) conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; secret; furtive; sneaky
(adj) having or revealing little emotion or sensibility; without feeling; expressionless; imperturbable; stoical; Ex. impassive face
(v) to spoil or destroy an appetite by too much indulgence, especially in sweet or rich things; to glut, satiate, sufeit
(n) a violent breakdown, sudden overthrow, or overwhelming defeat; a total failure; flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
(n) a ready, witty, or apt reply; rapid, witty conversation or reply
(adj) characteristic of acting or a stage performance; overly dramatic; excessively emotional
(n) delight in another person's misfortune, a malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others.
(n) elaborate an extensive ornamentation in decorative art and architecture that flourished in Europe in the 17th century; (adj) overly decorated; term used in reference to art and architecture, and was used in a negative sense to describe art
(v) to impede with obstacles to hinder progress; to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder;
(n) sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment Ex.: " . . . to his rue, the error cost him the game." (v) to regret extremely Syn.: regret, lament, mourn, be sorry for
(v) swerve off course momentarily; turn from a straight course; go unsteadily; deviate erratically from a set course; (n) an erratic deflection from an intended course
(adj) of low birth or station Ex.: "baseborn wretches with dirty faces", "of humble (or lowly) birth", inferior in rank or status Ex.: "the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officier"
(adj) without material form or substance; (often followed by 'to') lacking importance - does not matter one way or the other; Syn: unimportant, irrelevant,
(adj) someone who has insufficient assets to cover their debts; financially unstable; bankrupt; lacking money to pay
(n) a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure; a smile showing self-satisfaction and often disrespect or disregard toward others; (v) to smile in an obnoxious, superior way
(v) assign great social importance to; treat as a famous person or a celebrity;
(adj) involving intelligence rather than emotions, intuition or instinct; brainy, intellectually refined; of or relating to the cerebrum or brain
(v) to flatter or admire excessively; to idolize; to flatter or admire excessively or slavishly
(n) liveliness and eagerness Ex.: He accepted the challenge with alacrity. ; promptness in responding; eagerness, speed Ex.: For some reason, Chuck loved to help his mother whenever he could, so when his mother asked him to set the table he did so with alacrity.
(adj) deceived in mind or judgment, especially by trickery or misrepresentation; to mislead the mind or judgement of Syn.: deceive
(adj) sharp, keen, penetrating (with the suggestion of decisiveness and effectiveness), able to analyze; suitable for cutting or piercing
(adj) obtained through instinct rather than from reasoning or observation; spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency
(n) someone who demands exact conformity to rules and forms; strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet; military drill sergeant/commander
(n) burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped; (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind; a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute; something that covers or hides from view; cloth used to wrap dead body before funeral; (v) to block from sight

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