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

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