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The Devil's Dictionary (Part 1)
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Can you pick the words as defined by Ambrose Bierce?
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Pick the words beginning with A and B as defined by Ambrose Bierce in his 1906 classic 'The Devil's Dictionary'
The Devil's Dictionary, Part 12 (Final Part)
A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
One associated with another in a crime, having guilty knowledge and complicity, as an attorney who defends a criminal, knowing him guilty.
A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.
In bad company.
The state's magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.
The sentiment inspired by one's friend's friend.
To lay the foundation for a future offence.
The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.
The echo of a platitude.
One who drafts a plan of your house, and plans a draft of your money.
The man who proclaims with a hammer that he has picked a pocket with his tongue.
A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
To ask for something with an earnestness proportioned to the belief that it will not be given.
In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.
A person who talks when you wish him to listen.
In political geography, an imaginary line between two nations, separating the imaginary rights of one from the imaginary rights of the other.
A woman with a fine prospect of happiness behind her.
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