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Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Adjectivedark or dim; deeply shaded
Nounsuitcases, trunks, etc.; baggage.
Nouna person who judges, evaluates, or criticizes
Adjectivedone deliberately; planned in advance
Adjectivenot biased; fair; just
Nouna lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion; or a poem intended to be sung
Verbto take the clothes off (a person); disrobe.
Nounan indirect, covert, or helpful suggestion; clue
Adjectivefree from commotion or tumult; peaceful; quiet; calm
Noun/Verba wager/to wager
Verbto speak or declaim extravagantly or violently; talk in a wild or vehement way; rave
Verbto become smaller and smaller; shrink; waste away
Nounthe state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.
Adjectivehaving visible or apparent imperfections
Verbidle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others
Adjectiveaffected with, characterized by, or causing a depressing feeling of being alone
Adjectiveimaginary; fanciful; illusory; delusory; fantastic.
Nouna climber, esp. for sport.
Nounthe physical part of the human anatomy used for the sense of sight
Adjectiveeconomical in use or expenditure; prudently saving or sparing; not wasteful
Adjectiveobservant of or conforming to the rules of style and taste; stylish
Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Nounthe physical location of a person's origin.
Nouna killing that is sudden and/or secretive, esp. a politically prominent person
Nouna sudden, strong blast of wind
Nouna room furnished and used for sleeping.
Adjectivecapable of being sold
Nounoverwhelming surprise or astonishment.
Nounthe wooing of one person by another, or the period in which said wooing takes place
Adjectiveexceptionally great, as in quantity, quality, extent, or degree; massive or imposing
Nouna robber, esp. a member of a gang or marauding band.
Verbto come more or less violently in contact with; collide with; strike
Nouna slip of paper, cloth, or other material, marked or inscribed, for attachment to something to indicate its manufacturer, nature, ownership, destination, etc.
Verbto retard in movement or progress by means of obstacles or hindrances; obstruct; hinder
Verbthe act of inflicting excruciating pain, as punishment or revenge, as a means of getting a confession or information, or for sheer cruelty.
Nounthe bend or joint of the human arm between upper arm and forearm.
Verbto provide food, service, etc., as for a party or wedding
Verbto put or sink below the surface of water or any other enveloping medium
Adjectivedulled or satiated by overindulgence
Nouna sudden and active manifestation
Adjectiveincapable of being wounded, hurt, or damaged.
Verbto imitate or copy in action, speech, etc., often playfully or derisively.
Part of SpeechWordDefinition
Nounthe act of revelation
Adjectiveludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
Nouna rough, confused struggle or fight
Adjectiveliberal in giving or sharing; unselfish
Adjectiveof no use, importance, or value; good-for-nothing
Nounthe first appearance of daylight in the morning
Nounthe highest point or part, as of a hill, a line of travel, or any object; top; apex.
Nouna person who has defeated all opponents in a competition or series of competitions, so as to hold first place
Adjectiveoffensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved
Verbto deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.
Verbto stir to action or strong response; excite; to stimulate sexually
Nouna pleasantly aroused and/or emotional state or condition.
Adjectiveallowing the possibility of several different meanings, as a word or phrase, esp. with intent to deceive or misguide; susceptible of double interpretation; deliberately ambiguou
Adjective of lofty dignity or imposing aspect; stately; grand
Nounostentatious display of arrogance and conceit.
Adjectivefree from or not exposed to danger or harm; safe.
Nouna settlement of differences by mutual concessions; an agreement reached by adjustment of conflicting or opposing claims, principles, etc., by reciprocal modification of demands.
Nouna large, rectangular piece of soft fabric, often with bound edges, used esp. for warmth as a bed covering.
Nouna signaling apparatus similar to an electric bell but without hammer or gong, producing a sound by the vibration of an armature.
Nounremarkable brilliance; warm, cheerful brightness

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