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

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