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DefinitionWordNamed for
To put to death by mob action and especially without legal authority
Gaudy, showy, and cheap
Loose trousers gathered and fastened at the ankle
An involuntary transposition of sounds in a word or phrase
The projections of the hairline forming a border on the face in front of each ear
To abstain from buying or using
A dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person
To censor by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or offensive
Hollow projectile containing bullets or the like and a bursting charge, designed to explode before reaching the target, and to set free a shower of missiles; shell fragments
Whirlpool bath
A burial place for the remains of several individuals, often from the same family
Biased devotion to any group, attitude, or cause
Gaining gratification through causing pain or degradation to others
A system of physical conditioning involving low-impact exercises and stretches, performed on specialized equipment
Slang for a toilet
A white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg
The outline or general shape of something; a dark image outlined against a lighter background
The addictive ingredient of cigarettes
DefinitionWordNamed for
German term for king or ruler
Russian term for king or ruler
A light verse form, usually consisting of two couplets, with lines of uneven length and irregular meter, the first line usually containing the name of a well-known person
The dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the strength of the other parties
A skintight, one-piece garment for the torso, having a high or low neck, long or short sleeves, and a lower portion resembling either briefs or tights, worn by dancers
A musical wind instrument consisting of a conical, usually brass tube with keys or valves and a mouthpiece with one reed
Swanky, elegant, posh
A small, freshwater topminnow, Poecilia reticulata, often kept in aquariums; common name for a small fish
To expose a food to an elevated temperature for a period of time sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, as those that can produce disease
A person who cultivates a refined taste, esp. in food and wine; connoisseur
A device for beheading a person by means of a heavy blade that is dropped between two posts serving as guides
Made airtight by fusion or sealing
Marked by a senseless, disorienting, often menacing complexity
Pavement made of layers of compacted broken stone, now usually bound with tar or asphalt
Characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty
A traitor
Tearfully or weakly emotional; foolishly sentimental
The selling of sacred things, offices, etc. for profit

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