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humourous in a playful, mischievous or facetious manner
(of a woman or her behaviour) reserved, modest and shy
extravagantly bright or showy, typically so as to be tasteless
a boss or leader; a person in charge of something
given to moralising in a pompous or affected manner
self-pityingly or tearfully sentimental, often through drunkenness
a cheap car or aircraft, esp. one in bad condition
existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval
lower in position
a grammatical mistake in speech or writing - a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behaviour
enter forcibly or suddenly - (of a bird or other animal) migrate into an area in abnormally large numbers
in keeping with good taste and propriety; polite and restrained
of or like an animal or animals
express vehement protest
characterised by or showing interest or concern
persuade (someone) gradually or by flattery to do something
(of a person or their behaviour) primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics
(of a person or action) innocent and unsuspecting
a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism
the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself at a minimal level
instill (an attitude, idea or habit) by persistent instruction
the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information
a mixture; a medley
concerning, belonging to, or inhabiting the underworld
exceedingly idealistic; unrealistic and impractical
clear (someone) of blame or suspicion
impossible to understand or interpret
relating to, affecting, or resembling apes or monkeys
stubbornly refusing to change one's opinion or chosen course of action, despite attempts to persuade one to do so
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a fetid resinous gum obtained from the roots of a herbaceous plant, used in herbal medicine and Indian cooking
be full or swarming with
praise enthusiastically
showy but cheap and of poor quality - sordid or unpleasant
feeling or expressing great sorrow or distress
convert (something) into glass or a glass-like substance
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant and domineering
think deeply about something - (of a ruminant) chew the cud
very attentive to and concerned with accuracy and detail
breed or spread so as to become extremely common
grimly mocking or cynical
an American Indian settlement of the south-western U.S., esp. one consisting of multi-storey adobe houses built by the Pueblo people
(of a person or being) not having a physical body
a person who swears to an affidavit
a person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions
a bright crimson or pinkish-red colour
drink (something, esp. an alcoholic drink) heartily
a dunghill or refuse heap
the highest point reached by a celestial or other object
a network of nerves or vessels in the body
used in rejecting something specified
(of a person or their manner) childishly sulky or bad-tempered
too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
massed trees or shrubs
(of a situation or condition) extremely bad, unpleasant and degrading - (of a person or their behaviour) completely without pride or dignity; self-abasing
smelling extremely unpleasant
an act of retaliation
relating to or involving electric currents produced by chemical action - sudden and dramatic
involving or based on experience and observation

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