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beginning to come into being or to become apparent
playful, humorous
mysterious; obscure; difficult to understand
sordid; wretched and dirty as from neglect
an invalid or incorrect notion; a mistaken belief
brief; fleeting
soothing, esp. to the skin; making less harsh; mollifying; an agent that softens or smooths the skin
regretful; penitent; seeking forgiveness
a literary work that ridicules or criticizes a human vice through humor or derision
wary; cautious; sparing
excessive praise; intense adoration
impenetrable by light; not reflecting light
the quality of lively or enthusiastic expression of thoughts and feelings
argumentative; quarrelsome; causing controversy or disagreement
to grow rapidly or flourish
to question or oppose
severe criticism or punishment
sad, sullen, melancholy
sophisticated; refined; elegant
existing everywhere at the same time; constantly encountered; wide-spread
to make better or more tolerable
thick; sticky
greed, esp. for wealth
to dress up; to primp; to groom oneself with elaborate care
refusing to compromise
harsh, jarring, discordant sound; dissonance
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rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
sociable; outgoing; enjoying that company of other people
intended to teach or instinct
to examine with great care
a speech honoring the dead
free of bias or self-interest
authoritative permission or approval; a penalty intended to enforce compliance; to give permission or authority to
producing large volumes or amounts; productive
to rot; to decay and give off a foul odor
violating accepted dogma or convention
expressing a rigid opinion based on unproved or unprovable principles
to drink deeply
a mournful poem, esp. one lamenting the dead
to defame; to characterize harshly
lethargic; sluggish; dormant
cautious reserve in speech; ability to make responsible decisions
smallness of quantity or number; scarcity; a lack
harmless; causing no damage
penny-pinching; excessively thrifty; ungenerous
one that precedes and indicates or announces another
composed or elements drawn from various sources
appealing forcibly to the mind or reason; convincing
dealing with, appreciative of, or responsive to art or the beautiful
based on the observation or experiment
one who practices rigid self-denial, esp. as an act of religious devotion
stillness; motionlessness; quality of being at rest
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to lessen in intensity or degree
unmoving; lethargic; sluggish
marked by stealth; covert; surreptitious
indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; steadfast
intended for or understood by a small, specific group
an exaggerated statement, often used as a figure of speech
abundant in size, force, or extent; extraordinary
an expression of praise
a substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical reaction without itself changing; a person or thing that causes change
the act or state of swinging back and forth with a steady, uninterested rhythm
the willingness to comply with the wishes of others
to obtain by deception or flattery
a universally recognized principle
lacking funds; without money
extremely harmful; potentially causing death
deserving blame
to take the place of; supersede
an established set of principles or code of laws, often religious in nature
awe-inspiring; worthy honor
to remove blame
evoking intense aversion or dislike
burning or stinging; causing corrosion
extremely reverent or devout; showing strong religious devotion
to deliver a pompous speech or tirade; a long, pompous speech

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Created Nov 21, 2010ReportNominate
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