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

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