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

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