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excessively proud of oneself; vain
a religious recluse
relevant to a subject under consideration
digressing from subject to subject
demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight
engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought
superficially plausible, but actually wrong
(of a voice or words) sweet or musical; pleasant to hear
immoral or grossly unfair
mentally or physically inactive; lethergic
the excrement of seabirds
deserving or causing public disgrace or shame
attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or sumptuous
relating to or denoting a violent natural event
(of a person) lacking in efficiency or vitality
become less intense or widespread
erase (a mark) from a surface
of or relating to the Christian church or its clergy
threatening harm; menacing
sounding sad and mournful
a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way
DefinitionWord
the quality of being pleasing to the ear, esp. through a harmonious combination of words
producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile
a wish or inclination not strong enough to lead to action
strongly reminiscent or suggestive of (something)
not self-indulgent, esp. when eating and drinking
an act of assessing something or someone
a Christian hermit or recluse
a sea monster/very large aquatic creature
anxious or fearful that something bad will happen
(weather) humid, stifling -or- passionate, sensual, seductive
sleepy, drowsy
(of a person) affected, overrefined and ineffectual
extremely bad or unpleasant
a person who cultivates an area of interest without real commitment or knowledge
a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement
urinate
engage in plots; scheme
modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence
eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant
sulfuric acid -or- (figurative) cruel and bitter criticism
showing excessive sexual drive; lustful
DefinitionWord
renounce or reject (something desired or valuable)
approach and address (someone) boldly or aggressively
characterised by or suggesting the practice of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence
theft of personal property
a person who is self-indulgent in their fondness of sensuous luxury
an unprincipled person (often used humourously or affectionately)
causing or capable of causing harm or destruction, esp. by supernatural means
humble submission and respect
tending to obstruct or harm
sexual intercourse
self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree
of or relating to monks, nuns, or others living under religious vows, or the buildings in which they live
loud, reverberating, and often melancholy
showing the indifference to comfort or luxury traditionally associated with ancient Sparta
the restoration of something lost or stolen to its owner
(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe
behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others
overcome with anger; extremely indignant
(formal often humourous) drink alcohol
diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion or worry)

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