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

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