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